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Sybarite5 plays classical and rock at Live Oak, Thu.

Arranging Strings

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Widely divergent kinds of music will be arranged for stringed instruments at two different performances this week. First, TCU Cello Ensemble will feature 11 cellists and one harpsichordist playing music arranged for their force...


Aaron Roberts, cobra, John-Michael Marrs, and Thomas Ward in Stage West’s The Explorers Club.

The Gift of the Stage

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They’re known as “rent parties,” the shows that theater and performing arts troupes put on over the holidays to give spectators some holiday cheer and raise money to help pay operating costs for the rest of the year. The ...



Albrecht Dürer’s “The Nativity” is on display at AMA.

Scenes from the Nativity

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The Annunciation to the Shepherds, the Massacre of the Innocents, the Flight into Egypt, the Adoration of the Magi, the Madonna and Child –– these incidents from the story of Christ’s birth have all been commonplace subje...


Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash at the Modern.

Blood and Skins

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Playing this weekend at the Modern, Whiplash is a soft-headed melodrama at heart, but its performances alone are worth watching. Andrew (Miles Teller) is a talented jazz drummer whose dreams of being the next Buddy Rich seem to...



Reese Witherspoon in Wild, part of LSIFF.

Multiple Screens

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For its eighth edition, the Lone Star International Film Festival has joined forces with Christopher Kelly of the late, lamented Modern Cinema festival. Together, they’re putting on what promises to be the biggest Lone Star f...


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Angry Birds

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While praying for Tony Romo’s health, the Dallas Cowboys will have no fear of the Arizona Cardinals when they come to AT&T Stadium. By the same token, the Cards are playing excellent football and look like the class act o...



Fei-Fei Dong plays a free concert at Fort Worth Library, Thursday.

Preludes to Nothing

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In the time of Bach, preludes were a genre of small musical pieces for the keyboard intended to introduce a larger work. However, in 1815 the German composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel published a set of piano preludes that were mea...


Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer in Texas Ballet Theater’s Sleeping Beauty.

A Prince’s Kiss

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Texas Ballet Theater continues its run of Tchaikovsky ballets with season-opening performances of Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. The sparkling production was designed by Tony Award-winning Desmond Heeley...



Del Shores makes a personal appearance at this year’s Q Cinema festival.

Shores to Shores

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For its 16th annual film festival, Q Cinema is bringing in a special guest with an outsize reputation. The Texas playwright, filmmaker, and actor will be on hand to screen Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality, a filmed one-man sh...


“Jolly Flatboatmen in Port” is part of the Amon Carter’s Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River.

Show Me

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One of the first internationally recognized artists to come from the American Midwest, George Caleb Bingham moved to Missouri at an early age, taught himself to paint, and by 1830, at the tender age of 19, was executing commiss...