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Quaker City Night Hawks are just one of the 48 bands playing at our Music Awards Festival, Sun. Lee Chastain

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 Sundance Square has held outdoor screenings of movies before on summer evenings, but this year they’re better (and better attended) than ever, thanks to a huge screen visible from every corner of the new plaza. Ton...


The cast of Hope & Gravity (all nine of them) at Circle Theatre.

Love (and Other Things) in an Elevator

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Michael Hollinger’s new stage work, Hope & Gravity, was originally entitled Ups & Downs and set largely on an elevator. We’re really glad he changed the title, and while the elevator remains part of the play, it’s...



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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 The Tony-nominated songwriting team of Pasek and Paul (specifically Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) is best known for its songs for A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the movie that came out a little more than a ye...


Archibald Motley’s “Tongues (Holy Rollers)” at the Amon Carter.

All That Jazz

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A New Orleans native who adopted Chicago as his hometown, Archibald Motley Jr. (1891-1981) never lived in Harlem, and yet he became one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance, the great African-American cultural flowe...



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WED ▪ 4 The appeal of Patsy Cline remains undiminished more than 50 years after the country singer’s death. Always … Patsy Cline may not be the most au courant theatrical option, but for a midweek evening, Casa Mañana’...


Àlex Brendemühl and Florencia Bado first meet in The German Doctor.

Das Experiment

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The deeply unsettling The German Doctor begins in 1960 with an Argentinian couple (Diego Peretti and Natalia Oreiro) opening a lakeside resort hotel, where one of their first guests is a Teutonic physician (Àlex Brendemühl). ...



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WED ▪ 28 This month’s Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes up Think Big as its target of derision. The 1989 comedy about two dull-witted truck drivers transporting toxic waste tried to make stars out of pro wrestlers Peter...


Pictured with Carolyn Judson, TBT principal Lucas Priolo will close out his career with Swan Lake.

Dive into Swan Lake

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Saving the best for last, Texas Ballet Theater ends its season this weekend with five performances of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra resumes its place in the pit and will be heard again next season...



National Theatre Live brings King Lear to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Wednesday.

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WED ▪ 21 Sam Mendes’ staging of King Lear won rave reviews for its conception of Shakespeare’s tragic hero as a genocidal dictator and its opulent staging. (The Guardian opened its review with, “It would be worth it for...


Nicolas Cage tries to keep his demons in check in Joe.

Last Angry Man

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As far back as the late 1990s people were bashing Nicolas Cage for his bizarre career choices that seemed unbefitting an Oscar winner. We like Cage’s weirdness, even if it means stuff like the Ghost Rider movies. In Joe, he g...