Night & Day

Joyeux Noël

Kristian Lin
One thing Night & Day will remember 2008′s movies for is the year the French got themselves back on track. France’s once-great film culture looked to have gone stale, but this year they gave us the breathtaking ...


Princess of Egypt

Kristian Lin
A giant in his lifetime, the French composer Jules Massenet suffered a severe dwindling of his reputation in the decades following his death in 1912. The suave, sweet richness of his music was way out of step with 20th-century ...



Reindeer Plays

Kristian Lin
If you simply have to see a Christmas play this holiday season, you can check out some original works going on stage this weekend instead of the usual standbys. SceneShop’s annual A Fifth of Christmas show features Jackie...


Sugar Plums

Leonard Eureka
December is Nutcracker time, and right on cue, Texas Ballet Theater unveils the first of 16 performances this weekend.Artistic director Ben Stevenson’s choreography harkens back to the original Russian version of the Tcha...



Thanksgiving

Kristian Lin
If the relatives are visiting for the holiday, it might pick up everybody’s mood to go see the pre-Thanksgiving stand-up at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub in Fort Worth. Ben Creed (who’ll be playing there through th...


Get Thee Behind Me, Thetan!

Kristian Lin
In the current movie Religulous, Bill Maher gets a laugh from a crowd during one of his standup routines when he merely mentions Scientology. He responds by taking a poke at the crowd, “Oh, sure! The religion with the tal...



Second Star

Kristian Lin
The Lone Star International Film Festival returns for a second year, with last year’s artistic director Tom Huckabee replaced by Dennis Bishop. We’ll see how well this works out, but the slate of films compiled for ...


Alt-Classical

Kristian Lin
This Saturday afternoon features a couple of events competing for the attention of music lovers with a taste for the unusual. The local movie theaters are showing the first Metropolitan Opera production of John Adams’ ope...



Differences

Kristian Lin
“Get out the camera, take a picture / The drag queens and the freaks are all out on the town.” Sheryl Crow’s lyrics come true for Fort Worth this week, thanks to two events. The drag queens will be out in forc...


Gladi-Adlers

Leonard Eureka
Revivals of Spartacus and Eight for Adler, two of Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s most popular productions, will highlight the company’s season- opening program next Mon., Oct. 27.