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That There’s Bait

What a Faustian bargain is the internet. Access to the entirety of human knowledge and accomplishment — nearly 100 trillion times the amount of...

R.I.P., Burt Bacharach

From the pop music world comes the news that Burt Bacharach has passed away at the age of 94. At a time when rock...

It’s Local Music Christmas!

Join the Fort Worth Weekly at the Ridglea Theater at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, for our 2022 Music Awards Ceremony with host Greg Spicoli...

Blogging the Cliburn (Final Round, Second Half)

One of these years, the Cliburn judges are going to pick the pianists I like as winners. The law of averages says it’s going...

Blogging the Cliburn (Final Round, First Half)

I can’t overemphasize what a coup it is for the Cliburn to sign up Marin Alsop to conduct the final-round concertos. The trailblazing protegée...

Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinal Round, Days 3-5)

Lots of business to attend to here, so let’s get on it. Lim Yun-chan’s semifinal recital consists solely of all 12 of Liszt’s Transcendental...

Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinal Round, Days 1-2)

This year, the Van Cliburn has dispensed with its chamber music requirement. I would have liked to see it kept with an expanded repertoire,...

Blogging the Cliburn (Second Round, Day 2)

As I promised, I went back and listened to the first-round recitals of the two second-rounders that I missed, and I found something to...

Blogging the Cliburn (Second Round, Day 1)

Here’s the soccer update I promised yesterday: Wales ended Ukraine’s World Cup dream with a 1-0 victory in Cardiff. On one hand, I’m sad...

Blogging the Cliburn (First Round, Day 3)

The Van Cliburn Competition started out at TCU and took place there for decades before Bass Hall was built. It makes sense that the...