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Though nearly 50 years old, the choreography in Stevenson’s Cinderella still holds up. Photo by Ellen Appel.

Texas Ballet Theater’s Sweet Feet

Impressive dancing brought Texas Ballet Theater’s Cinderella to life again.
Leonard Eureka
Of all fairy tales, Cinderella is probably the most familiar. It has been recounted in books, plays, movies, TV shows, operas, and ballets. Each generation seems to embrace the story: A gentle young woman goes to live with a se...


The Kholodenko family in happier times.

UPDATED: Death at Kholodenko House

Kristian Lin
This truly terrible story is still developing out of Benbrook: Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko arrived at his home yesterday morning and found his daughters killed in their beds, while his estranged wife ...



Carolyn Judson was wonderful in Texas Ballet Theater’s Classic Combination. Ellen Appel.

Birthday for Ben

To celebrate the artistic director’s 80th anniversary, TBT danced up a storm.
Leonard Eureka
Ben Stevenson, artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater, turns 80 next month, and the company began celebrating early last weekend with a stunning triple bill at Bass Performance Hall. Classic Combination featured three great ...


Leonard Slatkin returns to FWSO this weekend.

Return Engagement

Fort Worth Weekly
It was quite a coup for the Van Cliburn Piano Competition to engage one of America’s greatest conductors, Leonard Slatkin, to conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for its final round three years ago. The maestro will ret...



Photo by State Rep. Ramon Romero

Stock Show Parade or Klan Rally?

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Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo officials are barring people from displaying the Confederate battle flag at official events from now on. The ban included participants at last Saturday’s downtown parade that drew thousands o...


Damon Gupton conducts FWSO’s tribute to the Oscars this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 20 - James Koskinas has been an actor, playwright, and filmmaker, but he’s best known for painting portraits heavily influenced by the Expressionist painter Emil Nolde. Tonight, Koskinas will be the subject of Arlington M...



Van Broughton Ramsey’s costume drawings are part of Sid Richardson Museum’s Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 13 - Coriolanus presents a difficult problem, having as its hero a great military leader who stumbles when he tries to go into peacetime politics because of his contempt for the people. Tom Hiddleston tackles this difficult...


Joshua Roman plays with FWSO, Fri-Sun.

Electronical Music

Fort Worth Weekly
For those of you who think Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is at its best playing contemporary music, this weekend is the time to hit Bass Hall. They’re playing two works by Mason Bates, the composer who turns 39 in a few weeks...



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What Are You Doin’ New Year’s?

Fort Worth Weekly
This year’s New Year’s Eve events don’t look as appealing as the ones last year, but they’re still well worth rounding up here in this space so you can decide where to spend the last hours of 2015. Music seems to be the...


Scott Jessup recently spoke to audience members at Bass Performance Hall about the proposed wage cuts. Photo by Edward Brown.

Cutting In

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians say no to a proposed second round of pay cuts.
Edward Brown
Like many of their colleagues nationwide, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians would rather forget 2010. That was when they took a 13.5 percent pay cut to shore up an $819,000 loss in revenue. The nation was reeling from the...