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Slammin’ Saturday

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If you like watching large muscular men slam each other to the ground, mark Nov. 28 on your calendar. You’ll be able to attend two events answering that description, and at the second you can even do some good.


Early Jump on Holidays

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Ballet Frontier, the performing wing of Ballet Center of Fort Worth, will get a leg up on Christmas, performing The Nutcracker twice on Saturday at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Company director Chung-Lin Tseng, a former pri...



Third Reel

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The third Lone Star International Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and festivalgoers will be seeking something to match the awards buzz of 2007′s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the crowd-pleasing tendency ...


Talk It Out

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The most interesting events happening this week are all on the lecture and author appearances circuit. At UNT, Cary Peppermint and Leila Christine Nadir (and no, those aren’t pseudonyms) will discuss their work as founder...



Spooky Circus

Caroline Collier
Everyone loves Halloween, but for arty types who don’t have children to take door to door or who find dressing up gauche, there’s not much doing. To help fill the cultural void, Denton composer and arranger David Pi...


Dark Color

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Two important, nearly diametrically opposed exhibits are opening on Saturday. Both are well worth close inspection.



New York State of Mind

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Before Dave Matthews and John Mayer, there was Billy Joel, a singer-songwriter who had the technical chops to satisfy progressive tastes and the ability to write the kind of simple, effective, no-nonsense lyrics that made mains...


Three Strings

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra‘s commitment to new music continues this weekend. Oh, Dvorák’s “From the New World” Symphony will be played as a sop to the traditionalists in the crowd, but the rest of th...



TBT’s New Season

Leonard Eureka
It’s a time of anniversaries. Three of the ballets scheduled for Texas Ballet Theater’s season-opening program are celebrating milestone birthdays, including artistic director Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes, s...


Wednesday Matinees

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the greatest moviegoing years ever, and one of 1939′s biggest cinematic landmarks was The Wizard of Oz, an enduring classic but also a technological and artistic breakthrough...