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Mr. K.

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Martin McDonagh is a celebrated playwright for works such as The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan, but his reputation didn’t prevent his play The Pillowman from receiving wildly mixed reviews when it debut...


Stranger Than Fiction

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It’s odd that artists who are extremely prolific tend to be viewed with suspicion rather than being celebrated for giving the audience so much.



Graduation Day

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So Harry Potter’s childhood finally ends this weekend, and the same can be said for that of many of his readers.


Dreamgirl

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“Anyone who believes in expiration dates will not get in the way of the glory train! They must realize that the livers of the evil triangle rule!” Thus shouts a diminutive, gleaming-eyed doctor (shortly after giving a lucid...



Mimir for 10 Years

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For the world, 1997 brought the Spice Girls and the death of Princess Diana, but here in Fort Worth it gave birth to something happier: the Mimir Chamber Music Festival. Musicians from the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchest...


Nighttime Showings

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With two brilliant and provocative movies opening on Friday (see Film page), it’s good that the two other most interesting film-related local events are taking place on Thursday, so you won’t have to miss out.



Playin’ with the Band

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Metropolitan Classical Ballet brings the dance season to a close this weekend with a double bill of new works by company co-directors Paul Mejia and Alexander Vetrov.


Faces

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Contrary to what you may think, the advent of photography didn’t do away with the tradition of painting portraits, even of photorealistic ones.



Curtain Call

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The Fort Worth Opera’s first annual festival ends this weekend with final performances of all three current productions: Madame Butterfly, Frau Margot, and Falstaff, in Bass Performance Hall.


All Eyes on the Frau

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The Fort Worth Opera presents the most anticipated event of its Festival at Bass Performance Hall, with the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s Frau Margot.