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Sound alone tells the story of Julia Pastrana at Amphibian.

A New Home for Amphibians

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Well, this is a curious decision. After years of being a wandering theatrical troupe, giving performances at TCU, Fort Worth Community Art Center, and the Modern, the fine folks at Amphibian Productions have at long last settle...


Lucas Priolo and Betsy McBride in TBT’s Peer Gynt.

Without Peer

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Dwarves, witches, a troll king and his retinue of troll courtiers and maids! It’s not the upcoming film of The Hobbit. It’s Texas Ballet Theater’s production of Peer Gynt. Ben Stevenson’s adaptation of this Norwegian fa...



Carolyn Wickwire in O’Keeffe! at Stage West.

One Woman and One Man

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If it seems like Stage West no longer has an offseason, that’s only because of the two touring one-person shows that will be playing at the venue this month while the Stage West troupe gears up for yet another season. The fir...


Thomas Eakins’ “Miss Amelia Van Buren” at Amon Carter. ca. 1891, oil on canvas, The Phillips Collection

Museum Madness

KRISTIAN LIN
Two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open spectacular shows this week. The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece celebrates the museum’s anniversary with the best pieces from the permanent collection, including Caravaggio...



Brian Urlacher leads the Bears into Monday’s game.

Midway Matchup

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We were going to write up the Cowboys’ home opener against Tampa Bay last week, but on second thought, this week’s game against the Chicago Bears is a much more intriguing matchup. Heading into the second full season with J...


Corrie Donovan is a featured soloist at the Modern Music Festival.

Music of the Now

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Fort Worth’s contemporary classical music scene is in much better shape now than it was 10 years ago. It’s not just the universities and specialist groups like Other Arts and Sounds Modern (which held a concert just last we...



Le Freak headlines Grapefest.

Grapefest 2012

JIMMY FOWLER
Alexander Fleming, the bacteriologist who discovered penicillin, was quoted as saying: “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” Since biblical times and well before, the fermented grape has been credited with healin...


Mike Moffatt’s “Pocket Trouble” is on display at Fringe Gallery.

Street Art

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If you needed a reminder that it’s September already, Fall Gallery Night lands this Saturday evening. Many shows are up through next month, but you’ll want to hurry to catch some of the more short-lived ones, such as Grackl...



Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are exes and BFFs in Celeste and Jesse Forever.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

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Rashida Jones has had rewarding supporting roles in movies and on TV’s Parks & Recreation, but she’s never had a chance to prove herself as a leading lady in film. Celeste and Jesse Forever is that chance, one that she ...


Violinist Augustin Hadelich sits in with FWSO, Sat.

Oh, Say Can You C

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Round two of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s American Music Festival takes place Friday through Sunday. Last summer’s inaugural series featured compositions by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin –– an...