Brent Alford is Shylock in Trinity Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

A Pound of Flesh

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The Trinity Shakespeare Festival goes into full swing this week at TCU with a couple of Shakespeare plays that are grouped in with his comedies, though only one of them fits snugly into that category. That would be The Merry Wi...

Ring of Fire now on stage at Casa Manana.

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Kristian Lin
WED ▪ 6 Having brought Fats Waller and Bob Fosse to Broadway, Richard Maltby’s revue Ring of Fire didn’t hit the boards until after James Mangold’s Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line had played in theaters. Which work get...

John Graham’s “Table Top Still Life with Bird”

Three Musketeers

Betty Brink
For some reason, John D. Graham is never mentioned among the giants of the abstract expressionist movement. Born Ivan Gratianovich Dombrowsky in Kiev in 1886, he had been a lawyer and a decorated veteran of World War I before h...


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WED ▪ 30 Having cooled off somewhat after an insanely hot start to the season, the Texas Rangers conclude their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners this evening. Take a good look at them; they’ll be off on a two-...

It’s still a gay film festival: Jean Harris and Matthew Wilkas in Gayby at Q Cinema.

That’s Our Q

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The Q Cinema festival has been going since 1998, and it’s a measure of just how much has changed since then that this year’s festival has an entire program of short films dedicated to the subject of gay marriage. Our nation...

Ranch women are honored in Hard Twist at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

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WED ▪ 23 The phrase “hard twist” refers both to a short knot that’s extremely difficult to break and to a short, compact person with the same durable qualities. You’ll find that in spades in Hard Twist: Western Ranch ...

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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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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Fort Worth Weekly
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...