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Violinist Augustin Hadelich sits in with FWSO, Sat.

Oh, Say Can You C

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Round two of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s American Music Festival takes place Friday through Sunday. Last summer’s inaugural series featured compositions by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin –– an...


N&D

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 15 Is there some reason why the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus is only in Fort Worth for five days when it just spent a full two weeks in Dallas? Regardless, the circus is in town this week, so now’s a good...



Richard Don Simms and Libby Bogart in A Midsummer Night in Texas.

Puck Yeah!

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There’s nothing particularly new about setting a Shakespeare play in some place and time other than the one that the Bard specified. We’ve all seen modern-dress versions of his plays  or versions set  in feudal Japan or c...


The Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series runs thru Thu at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 8 The Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series screens short films for free aimed at children of different age groups. This afternoon’s session includes a modernized take on Hansel and Gretel, a re-telling of Abelard and Helo...



Canaletto’s “The Molo,” shown in Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals.

Comics and Canals

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This week we spotlight two presentations by our local art museums about the works hanging in their collections. The Amon Carter starts things on Thursday with an unusual “talk back” session, in which members of the public a...


The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays tribute to the undercover agents who went behind enemy lines in its current exhibit Ritchie Boys: Secret Heroes of World War II.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 The idea of the U.S. military deploying German Jews to fight against the Nazis during World War II isn’t just a subplot from Inglourious Basterds but something that in fact happened. The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays...



Martin Clark and Meng-Jung Tsai in The Threepenny Opera.

English Steal

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Before they were chased out of Germany by the Nazis, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill were the most potent force in European theater, pioneering a style of drama called “epic theater” that used devices such as musical numbers ...


The Ridglea branch of Fort Worth Library holds a community meeting this evening to discuss future improvements to the branch.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 We should take advantage of every opportunity to improve our cherished public institutions, and you have one such opportunity when the Ridglea branch of Fort Worth Library holds a community meeting this evening to di...



Step Rideau brings his Zydeco Outlaws to National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration.

Cowboy Zydeco

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The National Day of the American Cowboy started in 2004 as a result of the efforts of American Cowboy magazine, which wound up designating the fourth Saturday of every July as a day of recognition. This year in Fort Worth, the ...


Roberto Montenegro. The First Lady, 1942. Oil on cardboard.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 After Mexico established itself as a free nation in 1910, culture blossomed in extraordinary fashion as the country’s artists such as Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo engaged the trends sweeping the...