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Moods of Mahler

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Gustav Mahler was a talented but tyrannical orchestra conductor, a believer in numerological superstitions and a man whose workaholic habits so wrecked his marriage that he and his wife wound up consulting Sigmund Freud himself...


MoMA Movies at the Modern

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth takes a two-week break from screening current independent films to make room for Still Moving: Classic Films from MoMA.



Benchmarks

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The Chinese regard eight as a lucky number, which is one reason the Beijing Olympics are beginning on the date 8/8/08.


New Stuff on North Side

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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you can’t go wrong heading to the north side of town.



Revivals

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With Casa Mañana suddenly going in for the newfangled likes of Spamalot and Avenue Q this summer, it’s ironic that this week the most interesting things in town are two theater troupes opening old shows.


Happy Birthday, Casa

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Casa Mañana has been around for 50 years! Who knew?!



Arthur’s Songs

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The local theater troupes have staged innumerable revivals of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot, but this week we finally get a look at Monty Python’s Spamalot, the stage version of the 1974 classic film Monty Python and t...


Red Stars

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Guest dancers in gala showstopping performance pieces will highlight Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s season-closing program, An Evening with the Stars, Saturday in Bass Performance Hall.



Boxers and Boyfriends

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Pastiche seems to be the thing with our theater troupes, at least for this week.


Torture Porn

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Having made such classic documentaries as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, Errol Morris looks deeper into the events at Abu Ghraib prison in Standard Operating Procedure. He interviews many of the U.S. military police off...