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Ricky Ian Gordon inaugurates TCU’s Festival of American Song.

Bright Eyed Joy

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One of America’s best composers for the stage, Ricky Ian Gordon is a musician who has followed Leonard Bernstein’s lead in blurring the distinctions between Broadway and opera, writing music for the concert hall in a style ...


Agata Trzebuchowska ponders her future in the Catholic Church in Ida. See Friday.

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WED ▪ 16 The Fort Worth Cats have now put some distance between themselves and the bottom two teams in the United Baseball League, but they still have some work to do if they want to catch first-place Rio Grande Valley and wh...



Waad Mohammed eyes a green bike and freedom in Wadjda.

Girl on a Bike

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When Wadjda hit American theaters last year, everyone said, “Oh! Look at that!” That’s because it wasn’t just a film from Saudi Arabia, a country where no film had ever been entirely shot before, but also because it was...


Jim Covault, Cliff Stephens, and David Coffee wind up entangled in a garden hose as part of their escape plot in Heroes. See Friday.

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WED ▪ 9 Russian conductors don’t often try their hand at Italian opera, but the estimable Semyon Bychkov headed up the Met’s production of Verdi’s Otello in 2012. You can see an encore broadcast of that performance toni...



Scott Zenreich (without bandage) tries out his primitive plastic surgery techniques on Brandon Murphy, Alexandra Lawrence, and John Forkner in Amphibian Productions’ The Nosemaker’s Apprentice.

The Rhinoplaster’s Tale

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A man is asked by his daughter why he’s an unlicensed plastic surgeon, so he spins a fantastic fable about how his profession started with one enterprising young man in the Middle Ages who sought to confer happiness on lords ...


Gabriel Lawson comes face to, uh, face? with Audrey in Jubilee Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors. See Sunday.

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WED ▪ 2 The recent mild controversy over the newly crowned Miss USA’s body type has made beauty pageants sort of relevant again, so now might be a good time to catch the Miss Texas pageant (an offshoot of Miss America, not ...



The Beatles run free in A Hard Day’s Night.

Workin’ Like a Dog

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While our nation celebrates the anniversary of its independence, our former colonial oppressors are marking another anniversary. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the release of A Hard Day’s Night, the greatest rock ’...


Michael Joe Goggans, Jeff Stanfield, and Rupert Crabb take an old story back to its roots in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Pinocchio Commedia.

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WED ▪ 25 Tonight’s edition of the Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes on A Boy and His Dog, a 1975 film starring Don Johnson as a young man in a post-apocalyptic world who communicates telepathically with his dog. Strange...



Michelle Gifford dances in Ballet Concerto’s tribute concert, Thu-Sun.

In Memoriam

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Christine Marie Hay passed away last November at the age of 53. The choreographer for Ballet Concerto had created more than 10 ballets for the troupe in the last 15 years. In her memory, Ballet Concerto will perform several of ...


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

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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...