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Opera Season Takes Flight

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It’s taken over a year to put together, but the Fort Worth Opera’s new festival format will be unveiled Saturday with a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in Bass Performance Hall.


Greed Is Bueno

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Almost 300 years lay between Shakespeare’s death and the beginning of the 20th century, and in that time theater did not go languishing.



Get Out!

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This spring has been rainy so far. (Quit complaining! Tarrant County is no longer suffering a drought!) But Mother Nature permitting, we’ll all be able to enjoy the outdoor events scheduled for this weekend.


Movie Music

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Whatever your musical tastes, you may find that the place to satisfy them this week isn’t at the concert hall but in a movie theater. All of the events below take place on silver screens somewhere.



Return to the Opera

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You may not know the name of Thomas Pasatieri, but you’ve almost certainly heard his work.


Bourbon Street Blues

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For all of Spike Lee’s considerable achievements as a fiction filmmaker, he may be even better as a documentarian.



Gold Fingers

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For its first annual Allegro Guitar Festival and Allegro Amateur Competition, the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society has made sure it’s in good hands.


Death in Dallas

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Ben Stevenson’s first major new ballet in several years will be unveiled at the Majestic Theater in Dallas this weekend.



Listen

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For all of you who were outraged when Pan’s Labyrinth lost the Best Foreign Film Oscar to The Lives of Others, you can see the latter film this week and take comfort in the fact that it’s pretty good, too. And if that doesn...


One-Man Bands

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The piano, it’s often said, is the one instrument that can best approximate the sonorities and sound volume of an orchestra.