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Patsy Ferran and Arthur Darvill in Treasure Island.

Treasure Girl

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When adapting Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to the stage, how do you make this hoary old classic new? For playwright Bryony Lavery, the answer was simple: Turn its hero into a girl. So her Jim Hawkins is now an inn...


Fei-Fei Dong plays as part of the Cliburn festival at the Kimbell.

Keys Master

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For every shade of every mood you’ve ever had, there’s a piano piece by Frédéric Chopin that perfectly captures it. Some people know the great Polish miniaturist only for his nocturnes and waltzes, pretty pieces made for ...



International Falls

Treading the Boards

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There are so many theater openings this week that we didn’t feel right choosing among them. Instead, we’re recapping all of them here. It starts on Wednesday, when various local movie theaters air King Lear from Canada’s ...


Once

If You Want Me

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Back when John Carney made his 2007 Irish film Once, he could scarcely have imagined it would spawn a Broadway musical that would win seemingly every award in sight. Maybe playwright Enda Walsh lays on a thick layer of Irish tr...



Bugs Bunny takes a starring role in FWMSH’s show about Chuck Jones.

Love Jones

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If Chuck Jones isn’t an American master, we’re hard-pressed to figure out who is. As an animator for Warner Bros., he created iconic characters like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin the Martian w...


The Merry Widow

Funny Lady

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Adapted from the popular Franz Lehár operetta for the Australian Ballet in 1975, The Merry Widow, with music arranged by John Lanchbery and Alan Abbott and choreography by Ronald Hynd, kicks off Texas Ballet Theater’s 2015 c...



Dear White People

Not Just Selma

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Wow, this year’s Oscars are just so depressingly white, aren’t they? Everyone’s in uproar over Selma getting robbed of deserving nominations, but the thing is, black people quite often make more than one good movie per ye...


A poster for The Shooting, playing at the Modern as part of ArthouseFW.

The Original Movie Brat

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Roger Corman turns 89 this year, and his influence on the history of movies can’t be overstated. The Detroit native directed more than 50 films, most of them “B” pictures. They included generic thrillers and horror films ...



Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.

Classical Crossover

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Music fans in Fort Worth are no strangers to seeing a woman conduct an orchestra — Mei-Ann Chen has proved to be a popular guest conductor for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has joined in the...


Bruce Wood (right) rehearses dancers in this photo at AMA.

In a Dancer’s Memory

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The sudden death of Bruce Wood last spring left a huge hole in the dance world and North Texas’ performing arts landscape. The choreographer, who had studied under the legendary George Balanchine and enjoyed the status of pri...