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Brains and Brawn

Last Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall, during the final scene of Fort Worth Opera's production of Of Mice and Men, I got a...

Absolutely Fabulous

You couldn't have asked for bigger contrast than the Fort Worth Opera Festival's opening in Bass Performance Hall last weekend. Puccini's 1926 blockbuster Turandot, with...

Graceful

Perhaps the best way to describe Fort Worth Opera's production of Angels in America, composer Peter Eötvös and librettist Mari Mezei's adaptation of playwright...

Waxing Aimless

Just before last Saturday's performance of The Book of Liz, a Theatre Arlington staffer gave an odd little speech to the audience. He said something...

Bits

I always read with a little stack of Post-it Notes nearby. I use them to mark interesting passages. ("Wha-?! Lauren's gonna get a job at...

Nuts

If the phrase "West Texas feminist" causes your eyebrows to raise, It's A Jungle Out There isn't your kind of book. Don't be misled by...

Larger than Life

Willie Nelson has been my hero since I was a teenager. Throughout the 1970s, I went to about two dozen concerts, bought countless albums, and...

The Austin Biennial

Applications for the third annual Texas Biennial are now available at www.texasbiennial.com. A group art show composed of open submissions, the biennial, if you...

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...

Amon G. Carter Redux

Nobody tooted this city's horn like Amon G. Carter, the wealthy founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a guy whose political connections...