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Maybe this guy will show up to the Mexico vs. Argentina game at AT&T Stadium, Tuesday.

Night & Day

Fort Worth Weekly
Wed 2 - Having avoided the sophomore slump with their album This Is All Yours from last year, the British group alt-J has proved themselves a band of many moods, ranging from aloof and refined to snarling and primitive. You can...


Orson Welles hams it up in Mr. Arkadin, part of the Modern’s Orson Welles retrospective.

Welles Done

Fort Worth Weekly
Too often, Orson Welles is portrayed as a tragic burnout case, a boy genius who made possibly the greatest movie ever when he was 26 and then descended into ruin and neglect from the film industry. It’s true that his late day...



David Courcheron plays with FWSO’s Classical Masters Festival. Photo by Jeff Roffman.

Mostly Mozart

Fort Worth Weekly
We all know classical music as what’s traditionally played in the concert hall as opposed to clubs or stadiums, but Classical music (with a capital “c”) is specific to Western music written in the 18th and early 19th cent...


Trey West, Shannon Garcia, and Ben Phillips live it up in the south of France in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 26 - If you’re missing Schubert as one of the FWSO’s Classical Masters (see: sidebar), you can come to UNT, whose music school kicks off another semester with pianist Gustavo Romero. He’ll be playing Schubert’s pian...



Photo by Chung-Lin Tseng.

Ballet Frontier Time

Leonard Eureka
The bright spots on the dance scene this week are Ballet Frontier’s season-opening performances in W. E. Scott Theatre. Called Straight from the Heart, after the opening ballet by Roy Tobias, the program also features works b...


Chad Gowen Spear and Marianne Galloway cross swords while Amber Marie Flores looks on in Circle Theatre’s Lovers and Executioners.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 19 - Before Shakespeare, so-called “morality plays” were written to show characters resisting temptation in favor of a virtuous life, but none have survived the years better than Everyman, an anonymous 15th-century work...



Black Mariah is part of the lineup at The Art of Gay Entertainment, Sun.

Queerlesque

Fort Worth Weekly
Decades before Jimmy Fallon had celebrities lip-syncing on the Spike Channel, drag performers were doing the same thing in most corners around the world. That hallowed tradition comes into play when Q Cinema hosts The Art of Ga...


Christina Cranshaw pets a fake dog in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Lili.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 12 - In his work for the General Services Administration, architect Steve Kline enforces compliance the National Historic Preservation Act in five states, including Texas. He’s therefore well-equipped to deliver a lecture...



This doesn’t look like The Simpsons. Stage West puts on Mr. Burns -- a post-electric play.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 5 - The die-hard anime fans won’t be found at just the Modern this week (see sidebar). Many of them will also be whetting their appetites with tonight’s broadcast of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F”. The saga’s 19t...


Paprika opens the Modern’s Japanese animation festival.

Japanimé!

Fort Worth Weekly
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth had such success with its Miyazaki at the Modern festival last year that it’s expanding on that territory with Story, Style, and Character: The Art of Japanese Animation. Over four weekends...