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Musical Theater Roundup

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By some mysterious confluence of events, a large number of local theater troupes are unveiling musicals this weekend. Theatre TCU is putting on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stalwart Oklahoma!, while UNT is staging Stephen Schwar...


Visionary Awards

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We at the Fort Worth Weekly are proud to announce our inaugural Visionary Awards to honor and celebrate local artists working in disciplines as diverse as visual arts, film, drama, performance art, literature, fashion, or multi...



It’s St. Paddy’s Day, Y’all

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With the sheer number of St. Patrick’s Day events going on in town, you’d be forgiven for thinking that everyone who lives here is from Ireland. What’s more likely is that the people in this town will take just about any ...


I Fold

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Well, here’s a character that even longtime Fort Worth theatergoers probably haven’t seen before. Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper revolves around a teenage Indian-American origami savant who dresses in hip-hop fashion...



Barber and Boyer

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Classical music fans have an all-American week to look forward to, and it’s not even close to the Fourth of July. Besides the various performances of John Adams’ works going on locally (see Wednesday’s blurb), the Fort Wo...


Oscar All Day

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For those who treat moviegoing as an extreme sport, we give you the Best Picture Showcase. AMC Theatres has been running this program for some years, screening all of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture shortly before the Acade...



Texas Ballet Theater Turns 50

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It’s been a rocky road over financial and sometimes artistic potholes, but Texas Ballet Theater made it to 50 this year. Artistic director Ben Stevenson and company will celebrate the anniversary with two programs at Bass Per...


If Music Be the Food of Love

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Though Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, most of the events celebrating it are going on during the weekend, and an unusual number of them feature classical music. On Friday, the Three Redneck Tenors visit White’s...



Come to the Cabaret

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William Bolcom was writing accessible popular music for the concert stage when that was not a cool thing to do. The 72-year-old composer will be at the Modern this weekend for a retrospective concert of his work.


A Different Tea Party

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Greg Mortenson has one of those lives that make you ashamed not to have done more with your own. He was already a U.S. Army medic-turned-mountain climber when he had a life-changing experience in 1993. Having had to rescue a fe...