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Midori and Tsujii

KRISTIAN LIN
Fresh from its recent all-Beethoven Festival, the Fort Worth Symphony begins its regular subscription series this weekend with Japanese violinist Midori as soloist. A one-time child prodigy (she debuted with the New York Philha...


Evenings Out

Kristian Lin
With fall approaching, Fort Worth wants you to come out this weekend and see the city’s various cultural treasures. First of all, Gallery Night is on Saturday, and this year’s attractions include a rare touring hist...



Ice Age

KRISTIAN LIN
The image of Thornton Wilder as a folksy and homespun playwright is almost entirely down to the unceasing popularity of Our Town. Most people, however, forget that this fourth wall-breaking, non-realistically staged 1938 play r...


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...