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The Merry Widow

Funny Lady

Leonard Eureka
Adapted from the popular Franz Lehár operetta for the Australian Ballet in 1975, The Merry Widow, with music arranged by John Lanchbery and Alan Abbott and choreography by Ronald Hynd, kicks off Texas Ballet Theater’s 2015 c...


TOM SAWYER

NIGHT & DAY

Kristian Lin
WEDNESDAY 4TH - UNT Symphony Orchestra’s concert offers up an astronomy-themed pairing. There’s The Planets, Gustav Holst’s cheesy Edwardian suite that’s nevertheless quite enjoyable in its evocation of the Roman gods a...



Dear White People

Not Just Selma

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Wow, this year’s Oscars are just so depressingly white, aren’t they? Everyone’s in uproar over Selma getting robbed of deserving nominations, but the thing is, black people quite often make more than one good movie per ye...


Shaping Sound Dance Co

NIGHT & DAY

Kristian Lin
WED • 28 If you watched the Oxygen Network’s reality show All the Right Moves, you know the story of the Shaping Sound Dance Co., put together by young choreographer Travis Wall and his friends and roommates. Now this conte...



Jessica Chastain wanders the kitchen area in Miss Julie.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
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.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
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.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
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...