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Maybe it’s just us, but it seems like this year offers up more Halloween events than usual, not just in numbers but in variety. You can go the traditional route with haunted houses like Hangman’s House of Horrors and Texas ...


Finally, Giselle

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It’s hard to believe that in more than 40 years of creating and staging ballets in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas Ballet Theater artistic director Ben Stevenson has never staged his own version of Giselle. He did oversee the R...



Street Scenes

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Caravaggio! The very name quickens the pulse of art lovers who know the 17th-century Italian artist’s canvases. His dramatically lit tableaux depict biblical scenes with characters in contemporary dress. The live models used ...


Theater Round-Up

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The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.



The Next Oscar Winner?

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If the Lone Star International Film Festival is like Fort Worth’s version of Sundance, Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven’t Heard of … Yet is like our version of Toronto’s film festival, an adva...


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The Modern Touts Diebenkorn
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What is it about Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series that is so damn intoxicating? The vague colors (perfectly undecided, like a person who thinks too damn much)? The geometries evoking landscapes? The thick but lighter-th...



New Poussin in Town

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Last week, the Kimbell Art Museum announced to great fanfare its $24 million acquisition of Nicolas Poussin’s “The Sacrament of Ordination.” In gratifyingly speedy fashion, the work goes on display this week.


9/11/11

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As the calendar would have it, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks falls on a Sunday. Not that there would have been a shortage of commemorative events regardless of what day of the week it fell on, but the coinc...



First You Get the Money

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“Io sono Tony Montana!” screams an Italian teenager who’s delighted at being given his first machine gun in the 2009 Mafia drama Gomorrah. That speaks to the wide cultural net that has been cast by Scarface, the 1983 gang...


Stars and Stripes

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On Friday, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will launch its annual pre-season festival, this year saluting popular American composers Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin. Van Cliburn will appear as soloist Saturd...