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On the Brink

Gorgeous María

Fort Worth Opera’s Brief Encounters Shine

Seeing Red

Standing “O”-vation

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The Little Trio

The rehearsal abruptly paused. “Does it feel like we’re dragging?” soprano Allison Stanford asked. “Yes!” pianist Cheryl Lemmons and clarinettist Leslie “Pinkie” Simmons collectively replied.  The trio,...

Drenched in Pathos

Emotional release raineth all over the stage at Circle Theatre, where the company ushers in its 37th season with newly named executive director Tim...

Conducting Virtuosity

The 52-year-old Fort Worth Youth Orchestra has played an active role in sending many classical musicians’ careers into orbit, including that of TCU violin...

White Christmas: Winter Wonderland

Only a few thousand Texans caught a glimpse of the snow showers that fell in November. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas debuted at Bass Performance...

Life Sucks: Heavy Levity

Watching Russian drama can sometimes feel like lead weights dragging you to the bottom of a dark sea floor. The deeper you sink, the...

She Stoops Don’t Stop

Asking a Texan to act with a British accent for two hours is like prodding a knight to swim the Rio Grande in a...

TBT’s Beauty and the Beast Thrills

The story of beauty and the beast has been around for quite a while. Scholars trace its beginnings to ancient Rome. The first modern...

The Bible: Heretically Hysterical

Bringing back the most popular show in a theater’s 18-year history may sound like a holier-than-thou undertaking, but, to paraphrase the good book, he...

Final Examinations

Like its predecessors, the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition proved to be a grueling and exhilarating run, giving music fans 17 days’ worth...

Cliburn Competition: Preliminary Hearings

What is there to say about hearing 30 pianists in four days? I use my experience going to film festivals for this publication to...