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Birthday at the Bass

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The Fort Worth Symphony joins the rest of the world in celebrating Mozart’s 250th birthday with a four-day festival beginning tomorrow (Thu) in Bass Performance Hall. Mozart created an astonishing array of solo pieces, concer...


Nights of Cinema

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Federico Fellini began his filmmaking career as the Italian movie industry was picking itself up from the ruins of World War II, much like the rest of the nation. He started out in the same neorealist vein as his contemporaries...



Livin’ La Paz Loca

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As we’re learning from the Middle East, trying to implant American-style democracy overseas is a much harder job than it looks. For an example closer to home, look no further than Our Brand Is Crisis, a documentary film by Ra...


August in August

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In Woody Allen’s 1979 film Manhattan, his character says, “When it comes to relationships with women, I’m the winner of the August Strindberg Award.”



R U Q?

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The name of Dallas filmmaker Israel Luna’s new feature is R U Invited?: Five Guys & a Sex Party, and it’s about, well, guess.


Hear the Sirens Singing

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We’ve already had a musical version of The Odyssey. Five and a half years ago, the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? adapted Homer’s epic poem into a vastly enjoyable film set in Depression-era Mississippi, aided ...



Middle East Texas

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Most Weekly readers surely know that Texas art is no longer confined to cowboys and bucolic landscapes. Still, most art in local galleries is derived from either European or Mexican traditions. North Texans who want to see art ...


Movies and Mimir

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The Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns once again to restore intimacy and rigor to Fort Worth’s classical music scene after the Concerts in the Garden. This year’s event features a few new musicians and the same mix of fa...



10 x 10

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If the Amon Carter Museum really wanted to draw a crowd to its latest exhibit, 100 Great American Photographs, the word “great” in the title would have been “greatest.” Nothing stirs debate like a list of things called ...


Lewis and Snark

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To be active in American politics is to be angry. Liberals and conservatives are angry at each other all the time, for reasons we won’t go into here. But what about the angry center? Who speaks for the moderates, who hate the...