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Come heat or high water, the Ballet Concerto Summer Dance Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday in the pavilion at Trinity Park. Margo Dean Dance Studio’s traditional summer outing is now in its 28th season, and the 2...


Road Shows

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With the summer heat going at full blast, now’s a good time for the two special movie events going on this week. Movie houses have recently been reaching out to theater fans by showing Broadway performances, but what makes th...



¡Gooooooold!

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If you’re looking for your international soccer fix after last year’s World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off at Cowboys Stadium this Sunday. The tournament — which will also unfold this month in 10 additional cities a...


Memorial Day Weekend

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First off, don’t forget to pay respect to our brave servicemen and -women this weekend. You wouldn’t have the opportunity to act the fool this weekend without them. Secondly, if you’re gonna act the fool, take a cab home....



Van Cliburn Piano Amateurs

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Preliminaries of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs get under way Monday in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, with 10 countries represented on the list of 73 contestants. The amateurs competi...


FWO Festival is Here

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As with years previous, Fort Worth Opera’s 2011 four-opera festival offers some wildly diverse programming. Fans of grand opera have three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore to choose from, beginning Sat, May 21. The $1.7...



Bier Bullies

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The Danish drama In a Better World won the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and it’s the sort of movie that tends to win that award, for all the good and bad that implies. While a transplanted Swedish doctor (Mikael...


Unheard Classics

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Last week, we wrote about Tan Dun’s Water Concerto in this space, and this week Fort Worth music lovers with a taste for the unusual will have more unusual fare to choose from. It all starts with the TCU Symphony Orchestra co...



Water Music

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Experimental music comes to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend when the group performs Tan Dun’s Water Concerto. The Chinese composer is best known for his Oscar-winning score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which...


The Other Schumann

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Ten years minus a couple of months after she won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Olga Kern returns to Bass Hall to close out the Cliburn Concerts Series season. The 2001 co-winner is now 35 ye...