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JFK Unbound

Labyrinthine plot aside, the music and performances at the world premiere of the Fort Worth Opera’s most ambitious commission to date were solid.
Edward Brown
As crowds piled into Bass Performance Hall last weekend, young men and women wearing cardigans, sharp suits with thin ties, box dresses, and other mainstream ’60s attire handed out red-white-and-blue election buttons with “...


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No Yolk

Move over locals, there’s a new urban diner in town.
Laurie James
If you’ve lived in or worked around downtown Fort Worth for at least a decade, you may feel nostalgic when a new restaurant opens –– odds are good the new joint is built on the metaphorical gravesite of someplace you used...



Joshua Peugh’s Rite of Spring gets unveiled when Dark Circles Contemporary Dance performs at TCU, Fri-Sun.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 27 - Haydn was inspired to write The Creation after visiting England and hearing Handel’s oratorios, but since his librettist, Gottfried von Swieten, botched his attempt to set the words into English, many choirs prefer t...


Left Arm Tan’s latest album was inspired by a phone booth ringing in the middle of a desert.

Left Arm Tan: Smart Country

This Fort Worth quintet stretches traditional boundaries musically, lyrically.
JEFF PRINCE
Left Arm Tan is a country-and-Western band, although its adventurous members sometimes defy that categorization. There’s plenty of heartbreak to go around on Lorene, the fourth album in six years by this Fort Worth-based quin...



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Ducks of Death

Construction around a Bedford lake has left countless small animals stranded or worse.
Edward Brown
The other day at Bedford Boys Ranch Lake, a jogger was momentarily distracted by a dead duck floating on the surface nearby. “That’s pond life,” the jogger joked, motoring past. But is it? Over the past nine months, more ...


Thomas Hart Benton’s “Shipping Out” features the face of John Paxton, father of Fort Worth-born actor Bill Paxton. The painting, now on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, sold in 2014 at a Christie’s auction for more than $1 million. Private collection, Photo by Chip Cooper.

Benton and the Paxtons

One of America’s greatest art treasures has a long connection with one of Fort Worth’s most popular families.
Jeff Prince
Thomas Hart Benton was such a major American artist and muralist during the 1930s and 1940s that some consider him America’s version of Diego Rivera. Benton’s large, populist images are amazing to see, including the Hollywo...



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Showing Its Routes

This Indian eatery brings a fresh take on classic Mughlai and Kashmiri cuisines to Fort Worth.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
For foodies, the idea of popping into the nearest Radisson hotel for a bite is likely to be somewhat anathema. Even in the culinary blight of Fort Worth’s south I-35 corridor, most of us, if pushed on the question, would pref...


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Ronnie Heart: Moving on Up

The Fort Worth dance party king’s long-awaited EP is out.
Jasun Lee
A text saying, “I’m on my way!” hits my phone as Neon Indian’s 2010 anthem “Deadbeat Summer” starts playing in a coffee shop on Lower Greenville where I am awaiting the arrival of Ronnie Heart. Five years ago, the 3...



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Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 20 - Oscar-nominated actresses don’t often come here to give free concerts, but that’s what Hailee Steinfeld will be doing at Sundance Square today as part of the H&M store’s opening festivities. The Pitch Perfect...


The wall behind Jim Strachan’s house is falling apart and could cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace. Photo by Jeff Prince.

A Large Bill

Fort Worth says residents are responsible for their falling wall.
Jeff Prince
Getting by on a fixed income means Jim Strachan doesn’t have much wiggle room when hit with an unexpected bill –– particularly a bill that could cost tens of thousands of dollars. But if the City of Fort Worth has its way...