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Gunther Schuller receives a tribute at UTA, Sat.

Celebrating Composers

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Gunther Schuller turns 88 next week, and so UTA is holding a celebration of this composer who has led an extraordinary life. A sideman for Miles Davis on his Birth of the Cool album, Schuller gave up performing soon afterward f...


Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in August: Osage County at LSFF.

Lucky Seven

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The seventh annual Lone Star Film Festival takes place this weekend and gives us an advance look at Oscar-contending movies. Foremost among those are Nebraska, a deadpan black-and-white comedy by Alexander Payne (The Descendant...



Adonis Rose Jazz Orchestra performs at the reopening of Sundance Square, Sat.

Sundance Rises Again

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So, all that construction that’s been plugging up downtown Fort Worth for the past year and a half? It’s finally finished, and you’re invited to see the results at the Sundance Square Plaza Opening Celebration going on th...


Legendary composer Philip Glass will conduct his ensemble at Bass Hall, Tue.

Blood-Curdling

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In preparation for the 1999 reissue of Tod Browning’s classic horror film Dracula, Universal Studios commissioned Philip Glass to compose a soundtrack. The result has become a concert hall favorite (with or without the accomp...



Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer dance the title roles in TBT’s Romeo and Juliet.

Big Time Crush

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Surprisingly, it wasn’t until 1935 that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet made its way onto the dance stage, in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater. Prokofiev’s sumptuous score and Adrian Piotrovsky’s workable libretto made it poss...


Patrick Soluri is the composer of Figaro and the Zombie Apocalypse, a spoof operetta that will make its Fort Worth Opera premiere, Sat.

At the Zombie Opera

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For opera, creepy imagery is nothing new. Mozart’s Don Giovanni famously met his end at the hands of a ghastly statue, for example. And now we’ve got –– gulp ––zombies! This Saturday at The Live Oak Music Hall &...



A still from Francis Alÿs’ video installation “Rehearsal 1 (El ensayo)” is representative of the Modern’s new, Mexico-themed exhibit.

Modern Mexico

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Through 26 works by 23 Mexican artists, including Eduardo Abaroa, Francis Alÿs, and Edgardo Aragón, the complex world of contemporary Mexico is captured in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s new exhibit, México Inside O...


Dark Circles Contemporary Dance makes its American debut this weekend in Fort Worth.

Dark Circles’ American Debut

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Dark Circles Contemporary Dance will make its American debut this weekend in Fort Worth. DCCD’s parent company was created three years ago by Joshua Peugh in South Korea, where he performed with the Universal Ballet of Seoul,...



Paul Unger and Flipside will honor the music of Charles Mingus, Thu.

Mingus on the Flipside

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Don’t think simply because Fort Worth is short on dedicated jazz venues that this town is short on jazz talent — not by a long shot. One person on our list of notable jazzbos is Paul Unger, whose day job is as a bassist for...


The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s Romeo and Juliet prepares to tackle The Bard.

A New Romeo and Juliet

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As one of Western culture’s greatest artistic creations — ever — Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has undergone numerous adaptations over the centuries. But one new incarnation stands to be one of the most novel (or sacri...