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Jessica Chastain wanders the kitchen area in Miss Julie.

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WED ▪ 21 While opera stars sometimes cross over to Broadway, talent rarely goes in the other direction. However, that’s the case with the Met’s production of The Merry Widow. Franz Léhar’s delightful operetta boasts Br...


A poster for The Shooting, playing at the Modern as part of ArthouseFW.

The Original Movie Brat

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Roger Corman turns 89 this year, and his influence on the history of movies can’t be overstated. The Detroit native directed more than 50 films, most of them “B” pictures. They included generic thrillers and horror films ...



Jonathan Flippo (front) finds it difficult to juggle Taylor Staniforth, Jenna Anderson, and Sara Blair in Theatre Arlington’s Boeing-Boeing.

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WED ▪ 14 The country music TV program The Penny Gilley Show has been taping at Grapevine’s Palace Theater all this week. Tonight marks the final one, with headliner Jake Hooker joined by polka stylists Ted Lange and Mollie ...


Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.

Classical Crossover

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Music fans in Fort Worth are no strangers to seeing a woman conduct an orchestra — Mei-Ann Chen has proved to be a popular guest conductor for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has joined in the...



Dancer LeAnn Benjamin performs in a hallowed museum’s exhibition space in National Gallery at the Modern. See Friday.

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WED ▪ 7 Much like their male counterparts, the TCU women’s basketball team is prospering this year. Unfortunately, so is everybody else in the Big 12, so even though the Lady Frogs are 8-4 at this writing, they’re near th...


Bruce Wood (right) rehearses dancers in this photo at AMA.

In a Dancer’s Memory

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The sudden death of Bruce Wood last spring left a huge hole in the dance world and North Texas’ performing arts landscape. The choreographer, who had studied under the legendary George Balanchine and enjoyed the status of pri...



Remi Budge and Caroline Ellis can’t help falling in love in Artisan Center Theater’s All Shook Up.

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WED ▪ 31 If you’d rather avoid all the New Year’s Eve stuff (see sidebar) going on today, your best bet is probably Panther Island Ice. Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink has been brought back for another holiday se...


Luke Wade headlines the New Year’s Eve celebration at Sundance Square.

Turn the Page

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As always, there are tons of New Year’s Eve events going on this Wednesday evening. The traditional ones include special performances of the shows at Stage West and Artisan Center Theater (see Monday blurb for more informatio...



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WED ▪ 24 Through December, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel has given the locals a reason to visit with readings from children’s books like The Legend of the Poinsettia and An Otis Christmas, accompanied by hot chocolate and cooki...


Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, at FWMSH’s IMAX theater.

Big Big Screens

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After Christmas, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is bringing in two new films to show on its IMAX screen. The first is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s jumbo-sized and very science-friendly space epic. The movie...