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Ballet Concerto’s 33rd Annual Summer Concert is this weekend.

Ballet Concerto’s Summer

Leonard Eureka
Two world premieres highlight Ballet Concerto’s annual outdoor program this weekend in Trinity Park Pavilion: Luis Montero’s Blood Wedding, based on the García Lorca play, and Ouroboros, a contemporary ballet by young chor...


Black Violin plays at Levitt Pavilion, Sat.

Hip-Hop for Strings

Fort Worth Weekly
Be honest. When you see two African-American guys dressed in hip-hop clothes, you probably don’t think “classical string players.” Nevertheless, that describes Black Violin, the duo that has forged a whole new genre of mu...



Dina Yoffe plays Chopin and Scriabin at Piano Texas, Sat.

Going Chopin

Fort Worth Weekly
The Cliburn festival played great swaths of Frédéric Chopin’s piano music last March, but there’s still much greatness left in his body of work, which is why Piano Texas has gone mostly all-in for the Polish master this s...


This doesn’t look like Chekhov: Stage West’s Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike.

Theater Round-Up

Fort Worth Weekly
At Tarrant County’s theater venues this week, the marquee opening looks to be Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Christopher Durang’s send-up of Chekhov’s dramas takes place in ...



Petite Mort will be one of three ballets as part of Artistic Director’s Choice.

TBT’s Season Finale

Fort Worth Weekly
Ending its season in party-like mode, Texas Ballet Theater presents the mixed repertory program Artistic Director’s Choice at Bass Performance Hall this weekend. There will be a world premiere by British choreographer Jonatha...


Samuel Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre,” at Amon Carter Museum.

Old Masters in Miniature

Fort Worth Weekly
Samuel F.B. Morse is known as the inventor of the telegraph and Morse code, but before he turned his attention to science, he was a renowned portrait painter. It’s this aspect of his career that demands attention when the Amo...



Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Ambassa-deurs,” at AMA.

To Lose a Truck

Fort Worth Weekly
As the art historian John Rewald once noted, the term “Post-Impressionism” was more of a convenience than a precise descriptive term. The artists in this movement were unified only by their desire to move beyond the Impress...


Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart star in Clouds of Sils Maria at the Modern.

An Actress Prepares

Fort Worth Weekly
We’ll say it again: Kristen Stewart is really good at acting. If you don’t think so, check her out in Clouds of Sils Maria, in which she portrays a personal assistant to world-famous actress Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche),...



Nate Davis and Mackie Louis star in Circle Theatre’s I and You.

Theater Roundup

Fort Worth Weekly
The best new events this week are happening on stages all over Tarrant and Denton counties. We’re here to catch you up. Caryl Churchill wrote Far Away in 2000, but it feels eerily prescient in its depiction of a government th...


Dog Days’ James Bobick, as the father Howard, hoists Josh Kelly, portraying the dog Prince, to his feet in an effort to make him stand and reclaim his humanity in second act of the opera. Photo courtesy: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) In association with Beth Morrison Projects

Opera Festival Time

Leonard Eureka
Of the three productions composing Fort Worth Opera’s 2015 festival, two –– David T. Little’s Dog Days and Ambroise Thomas’ rarely seen version of Hamlet –– are area premieres. The third, Verdi’s La Traviata, is...