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Radu Lupu at Bass Hall, Tue.

The New Radu Lupu

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Wait, Radu Lupu plays Debussy? When did this happen? Actually, he’s been doing it for a while now. The Romanian pianist, trained in the old Soviet Union, has pretty much confined himself to the German repertoire that runs thr...


George X. Rodriguez and Mary Jane Greer in The Devil’s Disciple.

High Dudgeon

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As a socialist, George Bernard Shaw tended to take a dim view of Americans, but as an Irishman, he had an even dimmer view of the British. He takes plenty of potshots at both in The Devil’s Disciple, his eighth play but his f...



Yinka Shonibare’s “Odile and Odette” at the Modern.

Double Focus

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We were supposed to have only one new exhibit at the Modern to look at this weekend, but thanks to climate change, we’re getting two. Focus: Gary Simmons was originally scheduled to come to Fort Worth last October, but Hurric...


Deborah Voigt and Dwayne Croft in Les Troyens.

Classical Saturday

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The wacky, largely self-taught genius who single-handedly dragged French music into the modern age, Hector Berlioz never lived to hear his opera Les Troyens performed in its entirety. Based on Virgil’s The Aeneid, the work ab...



Ava Pine sings with FWSO, Mon.

What Are You Doing New Year’s?

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Here’s an interesting fact: The city of Vienna has long boasted of opulent festivities to ring in the new year, but it was only in 1939 that the Vienna Philharmonic joined in, with concerts of Austrian (pointedly not German) ...


A Royal Affair plays at the Modern, Fri-Sun.

Ribbons and Reels

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KinoMonda closes out the fall semester with an uplifting movie for the holiday season. The Women on the 6th Floor is about an uptight Parisian couple whose hearts grow a couple of sizes when they get to know the Spanish maids w...



Arnon Goldfinger and his mother Hannah in The Flat.

Family History

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Arnon Goldfinger was a TV director and documentarian in Israel when his grandmother, Gerda Tuchler, passed away. Gerda had fled Nazi Germany and retained as much of her German culture as possible, though she spoke English with ...


TBT’s production has new sets and some additional characters.

New Nutcracker

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Texas Ballet Theater has retired its old, sumptuous production of The Nutcracker for a fresh version. A gift from the now-defunct Ballet Florida of West Palm Beach, the new arrangement of sets and costumes is essentially a than...



“Hubble Oculus #1” is emblematic of Smith’s fascination with geometric shapes.

Smith’s Infinite Bloom

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If  God is in the details, then John Holt Smith’s geometric paintings are truly cosmic. Working from photographs of landscapes, flowers, or human eyes, the veteran Fort Worth artist achieves minimalist symphonies of simple y...


Jacob Lawrence’s Panel No. 59 will be the topic of discussion, Tue.

Tuesday Talks

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A whole string of interesting lectures are being given this Tuesday, and some astute scheduling will allow you to attend more than one of them. TCU art history professor Mark Thistlethwaite continues his lecture series American...