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Lambarena will be performed as part of TBT’s spring repertory, Fri-Sun.

Spring Fling

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Texas Ballet Theater brings two major works to Bass Performance Hall this weekend, plus a sprinkling of pas de deux. The two main attractions are Glen Tetley’s powerful Voluntaries, set to Francis Poulenc’s concerto for org...


Jafar Panahi in This Is Not a Film.

Films and Not Films

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By now, the story has become part of cinematic lore: Confined to house arrest and banned from filmmaking, Iranian director Jafar Panahi responded by shooting a documentary in his house and smuggling it out of Iran on a flash dr...



Joshua Bell plays at Bass Hall, Mon.

Listen to the Bell

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At 45, Joshua Bell is no longer the boy wonder of classical violinists like he used to be, but he has kept busy with a fascinating and varied career that has included playing on the soundtrack for the film The Red Violin, takin...


Emad Burnat examines 5 Broken Cameras at Thin Line Film Fest.

What’s Up? Docs!

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Absorbing documentary films never seem to be in short supply, and this year’s Thin Line Film Fest offers an exciting new crop, starting this weekend in Denton. The centerpiece figures to be Emad Burnat’s 5 Broken Cameras, n...



A lion molded by Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Kimbell.

San Lorenzo

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There’s too much of everything in the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, which is why they’re so wonderful. The native of Naples became the greatest Italian artist of the 17th century, a recipient of rich commissions from ...


Radu Lupu at Bass Hall, Tue.

The New Radu Lupu

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Wait, Radu Lupu plays Debussy? When did this happen? Actually, he’s been doing it for a while now. The Romanian pianist, trained in the old Soviet Union, has pretty much confined himself to the German repertoire that runs thr...



George X. Rodriguez and Mary Jane Greer in The Devil’s Disciple.

High Dudgeon

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As a socialist, George Bernard Shaw tended to take a dim view of Americans, but as an Irishman, he had an even dimmer view of the British. He takes plenty of potshots at both in The Devil’s Disciple, his eighth play but his f...


Yinka Shonibare’s “Odile and Odette” at the Modern.

Double Focus

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We were supposed to have only one new exhibit at the Modern to look at this weekend, but thanks to climate change, we’re getting two. Focus: Gary Simmons was originally scheduled to come to Fort Worth last October, but Hurric...



Deborah Voigt and Dwayne Croft in Les Troyens.

Classical Saturday

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The wacky, largely self-taught genius who single-handedly dragged French music into the modern age, Hector Berlioz never lived to hear his opera Les Troyens performed in its entirety. Based on Virgil’s The Aeneid, the work ab...


Ava Pine sings with FWSO, Mon.

What Are You Doing New Year’s?

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Here’s an interesting fact: The city of Vienna has long boasted of opulent festivities to ring in the new year, but it was only in 1939 that the Vienna Philharmonic joined in, with concerts of Austrian (pointedly not German) ...