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WED ? 14 This month UNT Planetarium is holding special presentations for families on Wednesday mornings. This week features a puppet video made by UNT staff that covers the role of the sun and moon in the weather and the changi...


MCB is Back

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After a six-month absence, Metropolitan Classical Ballet is back with a four-ballet program Saturday at Texas Hall on the campus of University of Texas at Arlington. Guest dancers and returning principals from previous years wi...



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WED ? 7 Former American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado stars in Dallas Summer Musicals’ production of Dreamgirls running this month. As usually happens with stage shows that spawn successful movie musicals, the actors have to c...


Metamorphoses, Apocalypses

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The annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival is always good for a few pieces of music that you’ve never heard before, and this year’s program is no exception. Besides the usual component of Beethoven and Brahms, this year’s fe...



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WED ? 30 Admit it — you always wanted to learn how to make those sugar roses and icing curlicues on cakes, right? Central Market will conduct a cake-decorating seminar this evening, with cakes and icing already made so that s...


Choosing Fourths

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With July 4 falling on a Saturday this year, Independence Day celebrations are going on all weekend. As usual, the Concerts in the Garden series ends this weekend with Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orch...



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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 23 Viewers of The Big Bang Theory will want to get over to the Improv at Arlington tonight for a lineup of self-described nerds performing standup comedy in a show called Comedy From the Dork Side. We’ll give this show ...


Ballet Concerto’s Summer

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For the first time in 25 years, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program will not include flamenco dancing. Instead, choreographer Luis Montero has created a major balletic setting of Medea for Margo Dean’s company. Michele ...



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WED ? 16 The double bass is called that because it goes an octave below the cello, and in recent decades heavyweight composers such as Elliott Carter, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, and Gian Carlo Meno...


Big Sounds

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For centuries, people have yearned to be surrounded and subsumed by music that penetrates to the very soul. The concert hall is one place to do it, but your local movie theater might be almost as good.