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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...



Life Is a Journey

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So much of art history in the 20th century can be seen in the work of Romare Bearden. Born in Charlotte in 1911, the artist started out being influenced by Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco before...


Coco Rico’s drawing “Lo Oscuro” will be on display thru Jun 7 at WoCA Projects.

New WoCA Shows

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In continuing its mission to provide gallery space for female artists of color, WoCA Projects has lined up two shows that will run concurrently through June 7: Joy Ude’s From Black to Daylight: Caricatures, Obscurities, and C...



James Lassen’s “Velvet Elvis Costello” is up for auction at VELVEASL.

VELVEASL Cheese

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Here’s an interesting fact about velvet paintings: Velvet comes from the Kashmir region of Asia, and the first paintings on black velvet were executed by Russian Orthodox priests depicting religious icons of the Caucasus regi...


Brave Combo plays both Denton Arts & Jazz Fest and Prairie Fest this weekend.

The Great Outdoors

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There won’t be enough hours in this weekend to attend all of the different outdoor events going on, so you can just pick and choose which ones you’d like to use to take advantage of the lovely spring weather. Oenophiles are...



Mary Dunleavy stars as Mimi in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème, opening 7:30pm Sat at Bass Hall.

Opera Festival Time

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The annual Fort Worth Opera Festival is back. Taking place mostly at Bass Performance Hall over the next several weeks starting this weekend, the event will feature a mix of old and new operas, including Puccini’s La Bohème,...


Snag one of these t-shirts from Miss Molly’s Toy and Candy Shop, Sat.

Westside Saturday

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Saturday is shaping up to be a Westside kinda day. From 11am to 6pm, the three-mile stretch of Camp Bowie Boulevard between University Drive and Ridglea Avenue will be bustling as part of Camp Bowie District’s inaugural Fresh...



The Whirling Darvish and his Rangers teammates are back. AFLO/ZUMAPRESS.com

Welcome Back

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Remember how the Texas Rangers’ season ended last year? Wow, that was anticlimactic. You probably have another word for it that’s just as good. They went this off-season without acquiring any big-ticket players, but they st...


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Swish!

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Though it isn’t the Final Four, the regional round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament offers up some tasty games –– the four surviving teams from the South region will stop by Cowboys Stadium this weekend. The firs...