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Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Smashed.

Don’t Leave Me High

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The vagaries of film distribution being what they are, this weekend may be your only opportunity to see the best female lead performance in a movie we’ve seen all year. The film is called Smashed, it’s playing at the Modern...


Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook at LSIFF.

Returning to the Screen

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The movies at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival racked up an incredible 40 Oscar nominations. This year’s lineup probably won’t equal that mark, but the festival still has plenty to recommend it. It begins...



Joseph Keith Wilson and Jerry Russell in She Loves Me at Stage West.

Local Theater Roundup

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Even though we’re well into fall, we’re seeing lots of productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Stolen Shakespeare Guild is putting the show on, and now UNT mounts a jazz dance version called A Jazz Dream...


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

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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

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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...