Posts Tagged ‘century’

Street Scenes

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Caravaggio! The very name quickens the pulse of art lovers who know the 17th-century Italian artist’s canvases. His dramatically lit tableaux depict biblical scenes with characters in contemporary dress. The live models used ...


Debating Texas Identity

Author Glen Sample Ely exposes some ugly truths beneath the state’s ruggedly handsome veneer.
ZACK SHLACHTER
With Rick Perry making his bid for the U.S. presidency, you can expect to hear in his rhetoric many familiar tropes of Texas identity, especially as the governor attempts to set himself apart from the competition. Most likely, ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 23 Remember the Three Tenors? Some years after Luciano Pavarotti’s death we’re getting the Ten Tenors, a dectet of fine-looking young Australian guys singing popular and classical favorites, some suggested by audience...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 16 In antiquity, artists seldom gave names to their works. In the 19th century, everyone did. Then in the 20th century, many artists stopped the practice. Kimbell deputy director Malcolm Warner tries to find what’s behi...



Gallery

Cecil Touchon
Gallery
Cecil Touchon’s show at William Campbell is fired by the idea that new styles and trends have swept the art world so fast that we haven’t been able to keep up.


Women Playing Men

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In the early days of opera, certain male roles requiring a falsetto voice were performed by castrato singers. As the castrati disappeared in the 19th century, these operas continued to be performed with the castrato roles now s...



Top Registers

With Crowns, Jubilee traces the history of African-American headwear wonderfully, if a little hastily.
Stage
For Jubilee Theatre’s current gospel musical, Crowns, set designer Judd Vermillion has turned the back wall of the stage into what looks like a lady’s hat store in the 1930s Deep South.


Big Time

FWSO tackles a titan and rises to new heights.
Stage
It took a lot of courage for Fort Worth Symphony conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to schedule a three-year Gustav Mahler cycle as part of the company’s annual summer festival.



No Moz-aleum

Stage
If Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya had led an all-Mozart Festival six years ago when he first came to town, it would have been a cautious, tentative journey. His youthful forays into 18th-century mus...