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Carolyn Wickwire in O’Keeffe! at Stage West.

One Woman and One Man

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If it seems like Stage West no longer has an offseason, that’s only because of the two touring one-person shows that will be playing at the venue this month while the Stage West troupe gears up for yet another season. The fir...


The Addams Family is on stage beginning Wednesday at Dallas Fair Park.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 3 Appropriately enough for the Halloween season, Dallas Summer Musicals is putting on The Addams Family, the Broadway musical based on the 1960s TV show. A solid hit despite mixed reviews when it premiered in 2010, the ...



Thomas Eakins’ “Miss Amelia Van Buren” at Amon Carter. ca. 1891, oil on canvas, The Phillips Collection

Museum Madness

KRISTIAN LIN
Two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open spectacular shows this week. The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece celebrates the museum’s anniversary with the best pieces from the permanent collection, including Caravaggio...


Brian Urlacher leads the Bears into Monday’s game.

Midway Matchup

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We were going to write up the Cowboys’ home opener against Tampa Bay last week, but on second thought, this week’s game against the Chicago Bears is a much more intriguing matchup. Heading into the second full season with J...



Les Misérables runs Wed-Sun at Bass Hall.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Broadway debut of Les Misérables, but there’s an even better reason to see the show at Bass Hall this week: to prepare for the movie version hitting theaters this Christ...


The Birds, celebrating its 50th anniversary, screens at 7pm at various movie theaters

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 19 The last of Hitchcock’s films to be generally considered a classic, The Birds is a frequently baffling science-fiction yarn about a California coastal town that’s suddenly menaced when the local avian population ...



Corrie Donovan is a featured soloist at the Modern Music Festival.

Music of the Now

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Fort Worth’s contemporary classical music scene is in much better shape now than it was 10 years ago. It’s not just the universities and specialist groups like Other Arts and Sounds Modern (which held a concert just last we...


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ANTHONY MARIANI
WED ▪ 12 The end of this month is going to be brutal for your first-place Texas Rangers, who’ll be taking on the roaring A’s and Angels back to back. But until then, it’s smooth sailing, starting with a home stand again...



Le Freak headlines Grapefest.

Grapefest 2012

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Alexander Fleming, the bacteriologist who discovered penicillin, was quoted as saying: “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” Since biblical times and well before, the fermented grape has been credited with healin...


Tomb offering stand. Tang dynasty, 8th century. Earthenware, three-color (sancai) glaze, 2 1/16 by diam. 11 ¼ inches (5.2 by 28.6 cm). Norton Museum of Art, Purchase, the R.H. Norton Trust, 62.11. © Norton Museum of Art

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 5 The infinitely refined artistry of Chinese ceramics is on display at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture, and Commerce explores the history of porc...