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Baroque Festival

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Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya begins his second decade leading the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with a dramatic shift of gears this week. The annual preseason festival, now called the Great Performance Festival, starts Friday ...


Smoke Screen

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Made in 1936, Reefer Madness owes much of its current fame to its rediscovery in the 1960s. That’s because Louis J. Gasnier’s film (properly titled Tell Your Children) is so incredibly, laughably wrong about the effects of ...



Something for Everyone

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The Stolen Shakespeare Guild puts on its Condensed Shakespeare Festival for the next two weekends, and what an evening of theater it promises to be. This year’s festival, billed as the “Toga Party Edition,” has all kinds ...


Sing It Out

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College campuses are supposed to be dead in the summer, but UNT isn’t holding to that this week. The school’s dance, theater, and opera students will all be taking the stage this weekend only, so you may want to head up to ...



Can We Talk?

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If you missed the one-week run of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work at AMC Grapevine Mills, don’t despair. Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s documentary portrait of the standup comic/TV talk show host comes to the Modern Art Museu...


Blue Heaven

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Jubilee Theatre’s musical revue Blues in the Night takes its title from Harold Arlen’s shimmering, insinuating 1940s jazz number, and that should give you the right clue about what to expect from this show. The emphasis is ...



MCB is Back

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After a six-month absence, Metropolitan Classical Ballet is back with a four-ballet program Saturday at Texas Hall on the campus of University of Texas at Arlington. Guest dancers and returning principals from previous years wi...


Metamorphoses, Apocalypses

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The annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival is always good for a few pieces of music that you’ve never heard before, and this year’s program is no exception. Besides the usual component of Beethoven and Brahms, this year’s fe...



Choosing Fourths

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With July 4 falling on a Saturday this year, Independence Day celebrations are going on all weekend. As usual, the Concerts in the Garden series ends this weekend with Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orch...


Ballet Concerto’s Summer

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For the first time in 25 years, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program will not include flamenco dancing. Instead, choreographer Luis Montero has created a major balletic setting of Medea for Margo Dean’s company. Michele ...