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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...



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...


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 ...