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Night and Day

ANTHONY MARIANI
Wednesday, April 8 Dentonian indie-rockers Matthew & The Arrogant Sea open for two acts from the Great White North — singer-songwriter Kate Maki and headliners Great Lake Swimmers — at Hailey’s, 122 Mulber...


Turning Corners

KRISTIAN LIN
How do you keep a classic play like Our Town from going stale? It’s simple – turn it into an opera. Of course, it helps to have one of America’s best living composers write the music. That would be Ned Rorem, ...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
25 ? WED Chicago native Stuart Dybek is a poet and short-story writer with a great eye for realism (like many other writers from Chi-town), but he also has a tendency to strike surreal notes, as in “Death of the Right Fie...


Glass Slipper, Silver Lining

Leonard Eureka
There’s good news and bad from Texas Ballet Theater as its season-closing revival of Ben Stevenson’s Cleopatra rolls into Bass Performance Hall this weekend.



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
If you’ve never heard Tuvan throat-singing before, you’ll be left wondering how one human voice can seemingly produce two, three, or even four distinct pitches at the same time. The practice has roots in the spiritu...


What a Kick!

Kristian Lin
With the weather turning cooler, it’s a good time to stay indoors while pursuing a good time. Two sports events are going down on Saturday night in northeast Tarrant County, so you’ll have to choose.



Lake Effect

Leonard Eureka
A revival of Ben Stevenson’s lavish production of Swan Lake starts the New Year for Texas Ballet Theater, with five performances scheduled in Bass Performance Hall beginning Friday. TBT artistic director Stevenson’s...


Planet Destroyer

Kristian Lin
“I got hate mail from third graders,” said Neil de Grasse Tyson (with no small amount of amusement) recently on The Daily Show. He was referring to his part in Pluto losing its status as a recognized planet three ye...



Vampyr

Kristian Lin
Attention Twilight fans: You really should check out Let the Right One In. This Swedish vampire flick appeared on a number of critics’ year-end lists of best films (including Fort Worth Weekly’s), and it electrified...


False Gods

KRISTIAN LIN
Reading it today, you might not guess that Tartuffe was a play that got its author into trouble. Yet the 17th-century playwright Molière found a heap of it in 1664 when he first had it performed privately for King Louis XIV an...