Posts Tagged ‘music’

The Other Schumann

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Ten years minus a couple of months after she won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Olga Kern returns to Bass Hall to close out the Cliburn Concerts Series season. The 2001 co-winner is now 35 ye...

HonkyTonk Heroes

Three decades later, Billy Bob's is still the king.
Two years before Billy Bob’s Texas became reality, its namesake, Billy Bob Barnett, invited Stockyards fixture Steve Murrin on a tour of the old building he planned to transform into a massive honkytonk. Murrin’s 9-year-old...

Visionary Awards: Art Rulz

Michelle Brandley, Andrew Disney, and Micah Yarborough were the guests of honor at our recent Visionary Awards party.
Last Thursday evening at Artspace 111, we threw a party. About 200 people showed up, which isn’t bad, considering that Artspace 111, while spacious and airy, doesn’t have a large spatial footprint. The people who happily pi...

From Lola’s Juke to First Friday

Every year in our Best Of issue, we have a category for best jukebox. Let’s just say that from 2011 on, the critic’s choice had better be the juke at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666)...

Insidious: Last House on the Left

Even though this fright goes overboard in the second half, it shines during the first.
Damn, I love haunted house movies: The Haunting (the 1963 original), The Changeling, Alien (it’s a haunted house in space, OK?), you name it. I love being trapped in an enclosed, atmospheric, terrifying place. Now along comes...

Musical Theater Roundup

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By some mysterious confluence of events, a large number of local theater troupes are unveiling musicals this weekend. Theatre TCU is putting on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stalwart Oklahoma!, while UNT is staging Stephen Schwar...

SXSW Wrap-Up

Two of our intrepid reporters offer dispatches from the front lines.
I was about four beers into my 12-pack when I realized Taiwan was not in Japan. One of my new Taiwanese friends, who had told me his unpronounceable-by-me name only five or six times while hanging out on the hotel patio after a...

Barber and Boyer

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Classical music fans have an all-American week to look forward to, and it’s not even close to the Fourth of July. Besides the various performances of John Adams’ works going on locally (see Wednesday’s blurb), the Fort Wo...

Night & Day

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...

Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining up shorter ballets that make a satisfying evening together. Texas Ballet Theater, ...