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Major Attaway and Cedric Neal star in Jubilee Theatre’s Ain’t Misbehavin’.

The Joint Is Jumpin’

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Jubilee Theatre takes a break from staging new fare to resurrect a classic this week. The Tony-winning 1978 musical revue Ain’t Misbehavin’ is built on the songs of Fats Waller, who in his short life (he died before his 40t...


The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo play at Live Oak this Thu.

Classics in Oak

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Under Jacques Marquis’ management, the Cliburn Foundation has been looking to expand its presence in Fort Worth’s cultural scene beyond the Van Cliburn Piano Competition and the concerts at the museums and Bass Hall. That...



Joyce Yang plays Gershwin with FWSO.

Nielsen Rating

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Undoubtedly the greatest classical music figure to come from Denmark, Carl Nielsen has been steadily gaining appreciation in the last few decades. The composer wrote a number of orchestral works between the 1890s and the 1920s,...


TBT’s annual repertory program includes a North Texas premiere.

Stepping Out

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People who like variety in dance programs are in luck this week. For its annual repertory program, Texas Ballet Theater will tackle works by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine, and company director Ben Stevenson MacMillan...



Wayne Thiebaud’s “Salads, Sandwiches, and Dessert” at Amon Carter’s Art and Appetite.

Food, Glorious Food

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A few weeks ago we remarked in this page on Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” and how the glass in the diner’s window was so vividly rendered that you felt like you could reach inside the painting and tap on it. Well, now yo...


The Kimbell’s Japanese art is a backdrop for suits in Samurai.

A Shogun’s Armor

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When the makers of Star Wars were inventing the design of Darth Vader’s helmet, they borrowed liberally from the kabuto, the helmet that samurai wore, often adorned with ornaments to identify the warrior’s place of origin a...



Benjamin Britten’s music is showcased at Broadway Baptist Church.

Great Britten

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Last November marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, whose music made him a consensus choice for the greatest British composer since Henry Purcell more than 200 years before. At a time when mainstream cl...


Bryan Pitts and Ashley Wilkerson star in Jubilee Theatre’s The Mountaintop.

King’s Speech

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Because we think that African-American history should be part of our history all year long, we’re not the biggest fans of it being confined to one month through the device of Black History Month. Yet Jubilee Theatre has score...



Daniel Binelli is one of the featured musicians at the Latin American Music Festival.

Latin American Musical Celebration

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Two major musical events start Thursday: TCU’s ninth annual Latin American Music Festival and the official inauguration of the 298-seat performance hall in the Renzo Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum. Pianist Olga Kern...


A scene from Balthus: Through the Looking Glass at the Kimbell.

Girls on Canvas

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One thing that great art does is make us uncomfortable. In this, Balthus’ paintings succeed like nothing else. The French-born, Polish-descended Swiss artist has enjoyed a major posthumous rediscovery this past year through a...