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Buster Keaton walks the rails in search of his stolen locomotive in The General, shown at Prairie Fest, Sat.

Prairie Buster

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This year’s Prairie Fest has tripled in size, going from one day to three — one each in March, April, and May — to celebrate spring in Tandy Hills Park and the idea of building cities that exist in better harmony with nat...


See the 1927 film "Wings", the first ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, on Wednesday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 Back in the early days of cinema, special effects were nonexistent, so when shooting a film about World War I pilots, filmmakers had no choice but to send their actors up in real planes and film them. (Something to p...



David Jeremiah, Jerrold Trice, and Amis Ali in Broke-ology.

Sons and Big Girls

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The continuing vitality of African-American theater will be demonstrated in Fort Worth this week when two new plays open. Jubilee Theatre brings us Broke-ology, a play by Nathan Louis Jackson that had its debut in New York only...


The Importance of Being Earnest is on stage Wednesday.

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WED ▪ 9 Perhaps the greatest farce ever written in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest represents the high point of Oscar Wilde’s diamond-like wit, frequently verging on absurdity in its hijinks. Artisan C...



Wes Cantrel, Grace Neeley, and Keith J. Warren in Maria de Buenos Aires.

Fort Worth Operita

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While Fort Worth Opera is busy unveiling new works to eager moviegoers this month (see Stage article), there’s a new stage piece enjoying its regional premiere at Rose Marine Theater this weekend. María de Buenos Aires was w...


Late

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 2 For you folks who remember Catholic grade school, Performing Arts Fort Worth has the show for you. In Late Night Catechism, the irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of students (a.k.a. you), rewarding corre...



Mark Smith’s “Twin Rivers” will be on display at Bill Campbell’s thru mid-June.

Smith’s Earth Below

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Like Katie Paterson, an artist whose work was recently exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, North Texas painter Mark Smith draws inspiration from nature. Not happy little trees and stuff but the expansively infinit...


UNT Symphony Orchestra performs at 8pm at Winspear Hall in Denton.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 UNT Symphony Orchestra closes out its season with some heavy religiosity this evening. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms are on the bill, but most intriguing is Britten’s Serenad...



Charles Bowling’s 1936 painting “Texas Landscape” is emblematic of the kind of early Texas art to be celebrated this weekend by CASETA at Texas Wesleyan.

Early Texas Art Works

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Holy impressionism, Batman! The big-daddy annual symposium on early Texas art is this weekend at Texas Wesleyan School of Law. The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) held its first convention in 20...


UNT Concert Orchestra performs Wednesday at 7:30pm.

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 The UNT Concert Orchestra goes all in with Russian music this evening. Clay Couturiaux conducts Rachmaninov’s relatively obscure First Piano Concerto, as well as Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia and Proko...