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Landon Donovan leads USA at Cowboys Stadium, Wed.

We Want Gold

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team plays its first-ever game at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday during the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tournament that determines the champions of North and Central America. While US...


Ronald Watson’s sculptures might make your head explode.

Abstraction Engagement

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Though Artspace 111 is one of the most progressive and respected galleries in North Texas, its walls don’t see much nonrepresentational work. As a result, the near-downtown institution’s current exhibit, the imaginatively t...



The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) takes the stage at Amphibian.

Theater Roundup

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A bumper crop of theater shows represents your best bet for entertainment this week. For younger audiences, Theatre Arlington puts on an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web for two weekends with a largely youth cast, while Hip Pock...


Willie celebrates a special 4th, Thu.

The Picnic Turns 40

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Ah, the power of round numbers! It’s always a special occasion when Willie Nelson throws his annual Willie’s Picnic for the Fourth of July, but this year marks both the country music legend’s 80th birthday and the picnic...



Michelle Gifford leads Ballet Concerto’s annual Summer Dance Concert.

Ballet Concerto Time

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For its annual Summer Dance Concert, Ballet Concerto will revive three ballets from its extensive repertory. The nonprofit company will celebrate 31 years this week under the direction of founder Margo Dean. Popular duo Michell...


Andrés Franco conducts FWSO, Fri-Sun.

Russians in the Garden

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As happens every four years, the Concerts in the Garden have been overshadowed by the Van Cliburn Competition. However, now that the competition is over, you can turn your attention to Fort Worth’s quintessential classical mu...



This cup-holding figurine is part of the Kimbell’s Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes.

The Art of Wari

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In 2002 the Kimbell Art Museum acquired a Wari figurine of a standing dignitary that has become a popular item in the permanent collection. This week you can learn more about the time-enshrouded culture that produced that begui...


“Ring Around the Rosey” is one of several Johnsons on exhibit now at The Arlington Museum of Art.

Harlem Renaissance

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One of the largest collections of African-American art ever shown in North Texas will hang at The Arlington Museum of Art now through late August. Featuring works on loan from a private collector by such legends at Jacob Lawren...



Casa goes plaid thru Sun.

Harmonious Casa

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It’s hard to believe that Forever Plaid, the beloved musical revue that celebrates clean-cut 1950s guy groups and their pristine four-part harmonies, turns 23 this year. Millions of “plaidsters” –– fans of the show ...


The Van Cliburn Piano Competition goes on in his name.

Comes the Cliburn

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Thirty young pianists from 14 countries will converge on Bass Performance Hall on Friday to begin the 14th Quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the first to be held since the death of the pianist who gave hi...