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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The old TV program The Gong Show used to have a recurring character called “The Unknown Comic,” a comedian who told jokes with a paper bag over his head (a wise move, considering how bad his jokes were). An unknown...


Eight Strings + 88

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TCU’s annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival won’t happen until the summer, but this week still offers two performances for lovers of the sound of string quartets, both with TCU ties. Tamás Ungár is best known around these p...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 10 Essential viewing for anyone who likes their movies completely insane, Sukiyaki Western Django is a Western by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike, who wrote the script in English and then hired non-English-speaking Japan...


Stringed Master

LEONARD EUREKA
The Cliburn Concerts continues its series of top-notch classical programs by presenting cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Bass Performance Hall on Tuesday. The acclaimed musician recently received a Grammy award –– his 16th overall –...



Promised Land

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Porgy and Bess has come to occupy a strange and unique place in the opera world. You see, George Gershwin’s estate requested that only black singers perform the roles in this stage work set among the Gullah residents of Kitti...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 24 If you missed last year’s Fearless Film Festival (coming around again next month, by the way), you can catch the prize-winning entries at a special screening at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth this evening. These inclu...



Denton Stages

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The theater and opera departments at UNT are both taking the stage this weekend in different parts of campus, and both of their productions offer up some entertainment options that are hard to come by in North Texas.


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The provocative historian Howard Zinn passed away last month, but his legacy lives on at 1919 Hemphill this evening when they screen The People Speak, a documentary based on Zinn’s books that tell the American st...



Children of the Damned

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A front-runner for the Best Foreign Film Oscar this year, The White Ribbon is Michael Haneke’s first German-language film since his original version of Funny Games back in 1997. This period piece, however, is less about s...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 10 Joe Sears and Jaston Williams launched their tour of Tuna Does Vegas in March 2008, and already it’s making its third stop in Fort Worth. This time, though, Tuna City will meet Sin City at Casa Mañana Theatre in...