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For Hands

Leonard Eureka
Beethoven fans should be flocking to Bass Performance Hall this weekend for the Fort Worth Symphony’s three-day festival saluting the popular German composer. A different symphony will be heard each night: the Third, R...


Aliens in the Backlot

KRISTIAN LIN
“Except for about a zillion dead spots, Plan 9 from Outer Space is a lot of fun,” wrote film scholar Danny Peary, referring to Edward Wood Jr.’s 1956 science-fiction thriller. The film, notable for providing B...



Brush Up Your Shakespeare

KRISTIAN LIN
The Stolen Shakespeare Guild takes a small step out of the Bard’s body of work to put on Kiss Me, Kate this weekend. Written in 1948, this musical with songs by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack concerns a tro...


Stringed Instruments

KRISTIAN LIN
If your mental image of bows and arrows mostly comes from movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you might want to take a gander at the ones on display at Cabela’s Archery Classic.



Chelsea Lately

KRISTIAN LIN
The World Football Challenge comes to Cowboys Stadium, but it isn’t bringing the football you’re thinking of. It’s a tour by four top-level soccer clubs playing a round-robin tournament in various U.S. cities ...


Moving Canvases

KRISTIAN LIN
This summer looks like a season of moviegoing at the local museums. Last week the Modern opened a fascinating show devoted to the short films of William Kentridge, and this week the Kimbell counters with Butchers, Dragons, Gods...



Soho Artist

KRISTIAN LIN
An article in Time magazine last March asked, “Is William Kentridge the perfect artist for these post-crash times?” We don’t know the answer to that question, but the 54-year-old white Jewish Johannesburg nati...


Goals Galore

KRISTIAN LIN
As usual on July 4, the Fort Worth Cats and the Texas Rangers are playing home games and setting off fireworks afterward. This year, though, Tarrant County is offering a third sports alternative: soccer!



The Dean

Leonard Eureka
It may come as a jolt to some people, but Ballet Concerto, the performing wing of the Margo Dean Dance Studio, celebrates its 40th anniversary this week, with performances Thursday through Sunday in Trinity Park.


Gender Roles

KRISTIAN LIN
Our summer dose of Shakespeare plays arrives in the form of Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Condensed Shakespeare Festival, which runs for two weekends at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The fourth annual festival presents t...