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Like Sharks and Jets, Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies present dueling ‘West Side Story’ concerts


Christie Goodwin

If you think Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical West Side Story is the ultimate Valentine’s Day entertainment, you have more potential ways to enjoy it Sunday than Cupid has arrows. Read more

Theater review: August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’ at Jubilee Theatre


Buddy Myers

In the opening scene of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, the powerful drama that opened at Jubilee Theatre last week, you may wonder about the sullen, silent character sitting apart from the others as they talk about the funeral of their friend, Floyd. Read more

Theater review: ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

Schoolhouse Rock

Samuel Rushen

The venerable children’s TV show comes to the live stage in a winning production Read more

Thomas Hart Benton exhibit brings Hollywood to Amon Carter Museum

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Special to the Star-Telegram

“American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood,” a sprawling and revelatory exhibition of works by that famous Missouri artist, which opened at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Saturday, is a marriage made in art lovers’ heaven. Read more

Jubilee Theatre names new artistic director

William 'Bill' Earl Ray

Freddie Watkins

A year after Jubilee Theatre released Artistic Director Tre Garrett, who was arrested in early 2015 and accused of soliciting child prostitution, William “Bill” Earl Ray has been named the new artistic director of the longest-running black theater in North Texas. The announcement wa... Read more

Analysis: Fort Worth Symphony, other orchestras work to stay in tune with economic reality


Special/Rachel Parker

After pulling through the recession five years ago, orchestras across America are searching for the right tune. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ at Fair Park


Dallas Summer Musicals

It may have begun as a sap-laden bestselling novel in 1992, but the musical version of The Bridges of Madison County, which opened Tuesday at the Music Hall at Fair Park courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals, is surprisingly bold. Read more

Review: Joshua Romans at Cliburn at the Kimbell

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Cellist Joshua Roman was back in town on short notice Thursday night, and a welcome return it was. Roman and his longtime colleague, pianist Andrius Zlabys, were filling in for cellist Alisa Weilerstein and her partner. Weilerstein had to cancel because of impending motherhood. Read more

Three for three: ‘99 Homes’ focuses on real-estate crisis

99 Homes

1 99 Homes: The Big Short might end up a big winner at this year’s Oscars ceremony, but another, less heralded film about the financial crisis shouldn’t be forgotten. Ra... Read more

Artist Glenn Kaino brings ‘performance’ art to Modern

Glenn Kaino Focus show at Modern 2


You probably have been in a museum and seen a painting with eyes that seem to follow you around the room. Read more

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