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A Lone Star at Piano Texas

At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.

Cliburn, Now in Session

It’s Hall a Dream

The Bible: Heretically Hysterical

Backlot Bromancing

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The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

Big Tops

Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes,...

FWSO My!

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...
The explorers raise a toast to a new partnership.

Exploring New Terrain

Stage West’s current show, Nell Benjamin’s British period comedy The Explorers Club, marks an important milestone in the venerable Fort Worth company’s 35-year history....

Memories Are Made of This

Circle Theatre closes its season with a world premiere, and it’s always worth noting when one of our local theater troupes is privileged enough...

Hard-Earned

Judging by last Sunday's matinee at Theatre Arlington, the arc of the universe bends not just toward justice but also toward farce. What else...

Playthings No More

Two major Nutcrackers come our way each December, in addition to the countless studio versions that dot the landscape. Beginning earlier this month, Texas...

Fly By Night

Not long after he took over Texas Ballet Theater five years ago, director Ben Stevenson produced Dracula. The main difference between then and now is...
Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition...

Dash It, ‘Jeeves’!

In 1957, the prolific author and playwright P.G. Wodehouse said, “I go in for what is known in the trade as ‘light writing,’ and...

Review: “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

There’s no doubt that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, playwright Mike Daisey’s theatrical monologue currently staged by Amphibian Productions through May...