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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...



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...