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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...



Richard Don Simms and Libby Bogart in A Midsummer Night in Texas.

Puck Yeah!

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There’s nothing particularly new about setting a Shakespeare play in some place and time other than the one that the Bard specified. We’ve all seen modern-dress versions of his plays  or versions set  in feudal Japan or c...


Canaletto’s “The Molo,” shown in Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals.

Comics and Canals

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This week we spotlight two presentations by our local art museums about the works hanging in their collections. The Amon Carter starts things on Thursday with an unusual “talk back” session, in which members of the public a...



Martin Clark and Meng-Jung Tsai in The Threepenny Opera.

English Steal

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Before they were chased out of Germany by the Nazis, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill were the most potent force in European theater, pioneering a style of drama called “epic theater” that used devices such as musical numbers ...


Step Rideau brings his Zydeco Outlaws to National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration.

Cowboy Zydeco

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The National Day of the American Cowboy started in 2004 as a result of the efforts of American Cowboy magazine, which wound up designating the fourth Saturday of every July as a day of recognition. This year in Fort Worth, the ...



Ben Stidham and Elizabeth Dewhirst in Anything Goes.

Easy to Love

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Anything Goes was revived on Broadway last year to great acclaim, but the musical has never really been in eclipse. Since it debuted in 1934, the show has endured as a vehicle for some of Cole Porter’s greatest songs. The sto...


Lloyd Harvey stars in Jubilee Theatre’s Company.

Bell Rings, Door Chimes

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Jubilee Theatre has reinterpreted the likes of Shakespeare and Molière before, but when it comes to musicals, the troupe usually sticks with original material. And why not, given that their original shows have been such great ...



Barbara Tucker and Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune in Check Your Body at the Door.

Modern Motion

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The cool, air-conditioned confines of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be the perfect place to take in the Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, the ninth annual staging of this Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth showcase, wh...


Lucian Freud’s “Girl in Bed” at the Modern.

Subjects Laid Bare

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth often has artists visit when their works are exhibited there, but that won’t be an option for Lucian Freud: Portraits. The painter (and grandson of Sigmund Freud) died last year at the age ...