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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...



Shorts

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As the summer winds down, you don’t have to take your movie-watching children to see the latest Spy Kids installment. Instead, you can spend the middle of the week taking them to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where The...


An Ending, A Beginning

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A North Texas institution enjoys its last hurrah this weekend. After more than 11 years in operation, Granbury Live holds its final show, called The Best of Granbury Live. Local theatergoers will doubtless find other venues for...



Knife Premieres

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Fort Worth filmmaker James Johnston is getting a lot of buzz for his new short, Knife: A Portrait of Revenge. After the Weekly wrote a cover story on him, (“Cool Customer,” June 1, 2011), he popped up in a New York Times st...


Women on Boards

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Written as a 60th birthday present for a member of the board of directors at Seattle’s ACT Theatre, Becky’s New Car has had a successful life among regional theater companies since its premiere in 2008. Inspired by a ground...



The Next Wave

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The Lois Weber Film Festival in Grand Prairie is devoted to movies directed by women. Looking over the selections on offer, you might be struck by how little the films have in common. Yet no one would bat an eyelash if a festiv...


End Times

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Sometimes a play can just suck you in with an eye-catching title, and that’s certainly the case with Larry Larson and Levi Lee’s two-man show Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With the Illu...