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The cast of Hope & Gravity (all nine of them) at Circle Theatre.

Love (and Other Things) in an Elevator

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Michael Hollinger’s new stage work, Hope & Gravity, was originally entitled Ups & Downs and set largely on an elevator. We’re really glad he changed the title, and while the elevator remains part of the play, it’s...


Archibald Motley’s “Tongues (Holy Rollers)” at the Amon Carter.

All That Jazz

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A New Orleans native who adopted Chicago as his hometown, Archibald Motley Jr. (1891-1981) never lived in Harlem, and yet he became one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance, the great African-American cultural flowe...



Àlex Brendemühl and Florencia Bado first meet in The German Doctor.

Das Experiment

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The deeply unsettling The German Doctor begins in 1960 with an Argentinian couple (Diego Peretti and Natalia Oreiro) opening a lakeside resort hotel, where one of their first guests is a Teutonic physician (Àlex Brendemühl). ...


Pictured with Carolyn Judson, TBT principal Lucas Priolo will close out his career with Swan Lake.

Dive into Swan Lake

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Saving the best for last, Texas Ballet Theater ends its season this weekend with five performances of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra resumes its place in the pit and will be heard again next season...



Nicolas Cage tries to keep his demons in check in Joe.

Last Angry Man

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As far back as the late 1990s people were bashing Nicolas Cage for his bizarre career choices that seemed unbefitting an Oscar winner. We like Cage’s weirdness, even if it means stuff like the Ghost Rider movies. In Joe, he g...


Little Texas headlines the music at Main Street Days.

Beer in Wine Country

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With summer fast approaching, now is a good time to be sampling light, refreshing beers that fit the season. You can do that at the 30th annual Main Street Days celebration in Grapevine. The city named after the wild grapes nat...



Alex McDonald helps Symphony Arlington close out their season.

Alex Takes Arlington

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We first heard Alex McDonald at the screening recitals for last year’s Van Cliburn Competition and were impressed by the big sound and sense of color that this pianist brought to Chopin and Liszt. The Dallas native made the c...


Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons - Snake River” is part of the new show at AMA.

Ansel in Arlington

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Back in the 1990s, the Arlington Museum of Art was home to exhibitions as bold and innovative as any in North Texas, but after the departure of director Joan Davidow, the place became something of an afterthought compared to th...



Brave Combo headline Prairie Fest this Saturday.

Spring Out

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All the good events this week are taking place outdoors, so let’s celebrate the mild weather and run down what’s happening. The festivities start on Thursday with the Granbury Wine Walk, because why should Grapevine have th...


Sean Panikkar stars in The Pearl Fishers at Fort Worth Opera.

Opera Stories

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The Fort Worth Opera festival takes the stage at Bass Hall this week, and it promises to be an event that will spur conversations for weeks. The main attraction will be tenor Sean Panikkar, who starred as Rodolfo in La Bohème ...