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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...

Backlot Bromancing

A new season cometh and bringeth with it a transition away from the dark comedies of winter to the lighter-feeling dramas of summer. Playing...

Alice in Wonderful

To stage Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with its array of exotic characters, is a major effort for any company. Texas Ballet Theater...