Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The King’s Speech (R) Colin Firth stars in this drama as Britain’s King George VI, who struggles to overcome a speech impediment when he unexpectedly must assume the throne. Also with Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey...


Nutcracking Times Two

Big Ticket
Both Texas Ballet Theater and Metropolitan Classical Ballet will open their annual Nutcracker productions this weekend: TBT in Bass Performance Hall and MCB in Texas Hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 1 Arlington Museum of Art opens its new show in midweek, and even more unusually, instead of paintings or sculpture, the Christmas Tree Festival features trees decorated by various charities. Good for AMA for waiting unti...


FWSO My!

The orchestra shines under the big top, though contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
LEONARD EUREKA
As the administrative honchos of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the musicians’ union continued their behind-the-scenes contract negotiations last week, the orchestra itself played a slam-dunk program that blew the feat...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 27 In the pages of The New York Times, Maureen Dowd rather brilliantly compared Das Rheingold to The Social Network, both being stories about an antisocial nerd who’s mocked by women until he invents a device that makes...


Glass Toe Shoes

Big Ticket
Cinderella, her prince, and two “ugly” stepsisters highlight Texas Ballet Theater’s season-opening performances at Bass Performance Hall this weekend. Carolyn Judson will dance the title role in Cinderella, TBT director B...



Nowhere Boy: It’s Real Love

Aaron Johnson kicks ass as the young John Lennon.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s mesmerizing to watch Aaron Johnson in Nowhere Boy. The extraordinarily pretty 20-year-old has been performing on screen since his childhood, but the native of High Wycombe, England, didn’t gain wide exposure until he p...


Talk of The Town

Is Ben Affleck the next Michael Mann? Could be.
KRISTIAN LIN
After all this time, after having his private life extensively dragged through the tabloids by a series of high-profile romances, after becoming a pop culture punching bag, after starring in Gigli for God’s sake, what if Ben ...



FWSO Goes for Baroque

The bright spots- figuratively and literally-were manifold in FWSO's preseason Music Festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya started the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s preseason Music Festival some years back to provide summer employment for the musicians while at the same time exploring offbeat programming. Beginning...


The American: This Gun for Hire

George Clooney scowls a lot in this dry thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
If nothing else, The American is an antidote to movies like Eat Pray Love, Letters to Juliet, and others in which Americans travel to Italy to rediscover their zest for life. George Clooney portrays the title character, a man l...