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If You Want Me

Fort Worth Weekly
Back when John Carney made his 2007 Irish film Once, he could scarcely have imagined it would spawn a Broadway musical that would win seemingly every award in sight. Maybe playwright Enda Walsh lays on a thick layer of Irish tr...

Bugs Bunny takes a starring role in FWMSH’s show about Chuck Jones.

Love Jones

Fort Worth Weekly
If Chuck Jones isn’t an American master, we’re hard-pressed to figure out who is. As an animator for Warner Bros., he created iconic characters like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin the Martian w...

The Merry Widow

Funny Lady

Leonard Eureka
Adapted from the popular Franz Lehár operetta for the Australian Ballet in 1975, The Merry Widow, with music arranged by John Lanchbery and Alan Abbott and choreography by Ronald Hynd, kicks off Texas Ballet Theater’s 2015 c...

Dear White People

Not Just Selma

Wow, this year’s Oscars are just so depressingly white, aren’t they? Everyone’s in uproar over Selma getting robbed of deserving nominations, but the thing is, black people quite often make more than one good movie per ye...

A poster for The Shooting, playing at the Modern as part of ArthouseFW.

The Original Movie Brat

Roger Corman turns 89 this year, and his influence on the history of movies can’t be overstated. The Detroit native directed more than 50 films, most of them “B” pictures. They included generic thrillers and horror films ...

Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.

Classical Crossover

Music fans in Fort Worth are no strangers to seeing a woman conduct an orchestra — Mei-Ann Chen has proved to be a popular guest conductor for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has joined in the...

Bruce Wood (right) rehearses dancers in this photo at AMA.

In a Dancer’s Memory

The sudden death of Bruce Wood last spring left a huge hole in the dance world and North Texas’ performing arts landscape. The choreographer, who had studied under the legendary George Balanchine and enjoyed the status of pri...

Luke Wade headlines the New Year’s Eve celebration at Sundance Square.

Turn the Page

As always, there are tons of New Year’s Eve events going on this Wednesday evening. The traditional ones include special performances of the shows at Stage West and Artisan Center Theater (see Monday blurb for more informatio...

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, at FWMSH’s IMAX theater.

Big Big Screens

After Christmas, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is bringing in two new films to show on its IMAX screen. The first is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s jumbo-sized and very science-friendly space epic. The movie...

The Southern Lights flicker in Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Four Months of Night

Most movies about the Antarctic focus either on the place’s natural wonders or on those cute and cuddly penguins. Those things are present in Antarctica: A Year on Ice, but they’re far from the whole show. This documentary ...