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Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.

Classical Crossover

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Music fans in Fort Worth are no strangers to seeing a woman conduct an orchestra — Mei-Ann Chen has proved to be a popular guest conductor for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has joined in the...


Bruce Wood (right) rehearses dancers in this photo at AMA.

In a Dancer’s Memory

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The sudden death of Bruce Wood last spring left a huge hole in the dance world and North Texas’ performing arts landscape. The choreographer, who had studied under the legendary George Balanchine and enjoyed the status of pri...



Luke Wade headlines the New Year’s Eve celebration at Sundance Square.

Turn the Page

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As always, there are tons of New Year’s Eve events going on this Wednesday evening. The traditional ones include special performances of the shows at Stage West and Artisan Center Theater (see Monday blurb for more informatio...


Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, at FWMSH’s IMAX theater.

Big Big Screens

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After Christmas, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is bringing in two new films to show on its IMAX screen. The first is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s jumbo-sized and very science-friendly space epic. The movie...



The Southern Lights flicker in Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Four Months of Night

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Most movies about the Antarctic focus either on the place’s natural wonders or on those cute and cuddly penguins. Those things are present in Antarctica: A Year on Ice, but they’re far from the whole show. This documentary ...


TBT’s hilarious satire The Nutty Nutcracker will be part of the Nutcracker festivities this month.

Get to Crackin’

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Rounding out this year’s salute to Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets, Texas Ballet Theater begins its annual performances of The Nutcracker Friday in Bass Performance Hall. The company presented Swan Lake in May and Sleepin...



Sybarite5 plays classical and rock at Live Oak, Thu.

Arranging Strings

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Widely divergent kinds of music will be arranged for stringed instruments at two different performances this week. First, TCU Cello Ensemble will feature 11 cellists and one harpsichordist playing music arranged for their force...


Aaron Roberts, cobra, John-Michael Marrs, and Thomas Ward in Stage West’s The Explorers Club.

The Gift of the Stage

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They’re known as “rent parties,” the shows that theater and performing arts troupes put on over the holidays to give spectators some holiday cheer and raise money to help pay operating costs for the rest of the year. The ...



Albrecht Dürer’s “The Nativity” is on display at AMA.

Scenes from the Nativity

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The Annunciation to the Shepherds, the Massacre of the Innocents, the Flight into Egypt, the Adoration of the Magi, the Madonna and Child –– these incidents from the story of Christ’s birth have all been commonplace subje...


Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash at the Modern.

Blood and Skins

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Playing this weekend at the Modern, Whiplash is a soft-headed melodrama at heart, but its performances alone are worth watching. Andrew (Miles Teller) is a talented jazz drummer whose dreams of being the next Buddy Rich seem to...