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V-Day Roundup

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Valentine’s Day may be a creation of the retail sector to drive up sales during a slow period, but it has given rise to no shortage of entertainment options in Tarrant County this year.


The Joint Is Jumpin’

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Spike Lee once behaved like a jackass to one of this paper’s interns, but that doesn’t diminish the artistry of the films made by this unruly, bristling, angry, risk-loving giant of American cinema.



Martyr and Man

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Dr. Samuel Johnson once wrote that “when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrate his mind wonderfully.” The condemned character in Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying needs a bit of assi...


Domestic Troubles

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Sarah Ruhl has told this story often, but it bears one more repetition: She came up with the idea for her comedy The Clean House after going to a party and overhearing a woman talk about her maid, who had stopped cleaning her h...



Musical Games

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Here’s to the local symphony orchestras doing weird things with their programming.


Big Art, Little Art

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It’s too early in the year for the local museums to be launching major exhibits, but some of them are giving us new stuff to look at all the same.



Great Scot

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It’s a great day for America, everybody, and we’ll tell you why: Craig Ferguson is at Bass Hall this Saturday.


Year-End Games

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The new year is a great time to resolve to lose weight by playing more sports, but often that resolution quickly becomes “get out and watch more sports” and before long degenerates into “try to duplicate the r...



Red and Green

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While Texas Ballet Theater moves its heavy-duty Nutcracker to Dallas for six performances at State Fair Musical Hall starting Thursday, Metropolitan Classical Ballet trots outs its Bolshoi-inspired version Friday for four perfo...


Songs From the Pole

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First things first: the pronunciation of Mariusz Kwiecien’s name.