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Alexander Calder’s “Trois Oignons” is up for sale at the Modern’s From the Vault auction.

Out of the Basement

Fort Worth Weekly
The thing about being a modern art museum is that, if you hang on to your artworks long enough, they’re not modern anymore. That’s what the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is facing with some of its pieces, so it’s holdin...


Mustang plays at the Modern, Fri-Sun.

Unbroken Horses

Fort Worth Weekly
Why did France submit an entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar that was filmed in Turkey and performed entirely in Turkish? Writer-director Deniz Gamze Ergüven was born in Ankara but emigrated to France as a girl. Her debut fi...



Joshua Roman plays with FWSO, Fri-Sun.

Electronical Music

Fort Worth Weekly
For those of you who think Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is at its best playing contemporary music, this weekend is the time to hit Bass Hall. They’re playing two works by Mason Bates, the composer who turns 39 in a few weeks...


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What Are You Doin’ New Year’s?

Fort Worth Weekly
This year’s New Year’s Eve events don’t look as appealing as the ones last year, but they’re still well worth rounding up here in this space so you can decide where to spend the last hours of 2015. Music seems to be the...



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Meeting of Masters

Fort Worth Weekly
Film students should head to the Modern this weekend for Kent Jones’ documentary. The nominal subject of Hitchcock/Truffaut is the series of 1962 interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by fledgling director and former film critic Fra...


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D-Jection

Fort Worth Weekly
Welcome to the NFC East, the NFL’s version of four eunuchs fighting over a condom. The collective incompetence of the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Racist Nicknames have kept the Dallas Cowboys ...



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Nuts a-Crackin’

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Tis the season for The Nutcracker, and Texas Ballet Theater begins a 17-performance run of the Tchaikovsky classic Friday at Bass Performance Hall. The sumptuous production, choreographed by artistic director Ben Stevenson, fea...


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Latter Days

Fort Worth Weekly
Almost five years after The Book of Mormon debuted on Broadway and won seemingly every Tony Award in sight, this daffy, satiric, extremely foul-mouthed musical makes its way to Fort Worth. Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone...



Metropolitan

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Fort Worth Weekly
With all due respect to Clueless, the great teen comedy of the 1990s was Metropolitan. Coming just as John Hughes’ youth movies had petered out, Whit Stillman’s film injected intellectualism and sophistication into the teen...


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Prague Rock

Fort Worth Weekly
First known as Bohemia and Moravia, then later as part of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has centuries of tradition of classical music. UNT’s Czech Music Festival aims to plumb this, but the event is going in unexpected d...