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Lord of the Wings

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When it came out in 1980, Airplane! was considered frenetically paced for a comedy film.


Valet Fever

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P.G. Wodehouse spent almost 60 years of his long life writing about the comic misadventures of Bertie Wooster, the bumbling young English scion of privilege, and his unflappable valet Jeeves, who was always pulling Bertie out o...



Klaatu Barada Nikto

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While the 1950s produced great science-fiction movies such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, many people associate the decade’s sci-fi with the films of Edward Wood — dreadful special effects, hilariously stilted dialogue,...


Lots of Plots

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The KinoMonda film series at TCU does something unprecedented this Wednesday. The organizer is presenting a double bill of movies from across the Atlantic, markedly different in tone but both containing multitudes of characters...



Another Chest-Nut on the Open Fire

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Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s Russian version of The Nutcracker is the second major production of the holiday classic to come our way. The other is Texas Ballet Theater’s, a Royal Ballet-inspired affair at Bass Performanc...


Diversity DAY

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Along with Teatrista Productions, the Metrognome Collective is celebrating Día de los Muertos by holding a multi-disciplinary arts event. DAY of the DEAD will feature music by Sleeplab, Día de los Muertos, and Skin and Bones ...



Cliburn Times Three

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The Cliburn Concert Series returns this week, and there’s more than ever of it to enjoy. This fall, the series expands into three different venues, each with its own focus. Subsuming the old Modern at the Modern series, the C...


FWSO, Baby!

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Fresh from its four-day Mozart marathon last month, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra begins its regular subscription series Friday with a grab-bag of audience favorites. The Bass Performance Hall program will include Brahms’...



Gallery Night Goods

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Like most good things, Fall Gallery Night is getting a little too big. There’s so much to see and so many people to fight through that its usual pleasures are fading fast. Gone are the quick refills of boxed wine. Gone, the s...


Intelligent Designs

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Dancing The Creation of the World sounds like a major undertaking for a small dance company, but Metropolitan Classical Ballet takes up the challenge Saturday with a 10th anniversary season-opening performance in Bass Performan...