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Playwright Kieran Lynn discusses ‘Crossing the Line’

Crossing the Line at Amphibian Stage Productions

One night when he was studying acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, Kieran Lynn decided to skip a party to stay home and write. As his friends woke up hung over the next morning, he had his first play, Pushing Up Poppies. They... Read more

‘State Fair’ gets a strong staging from Stolen Shakespeare Guild

Bart Stewart

FORT WORTH State Fair doesn’t even come close to the dazzling, deft act of merging entertainment, sociopolitical messages and psychological depth of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s five major musicals — Oklahoma!, Read more

Hard work backstage makes ‘Dreamgirls’ glitz and glamour come alive


Karen Almond

Friday evening, less than 24 hours after the downtown Dallas shootings, actress Marisha Wallace posted on Instagram a picture of her character, Effie White, looking toward the stage lights of Dallas Theater ... Read more

Nasher Sculpture Center offers free admission for first responders

Renzo Piano

The Nasher Foundation

Beginning Tuesday, the Nasher Sculpture Center will offer first responders a year of free admission to the downtown Dallas museum. Read more

Santa Fe Opera celebrates 60th anniversary


The Santa Fe Opera

Cue the sunset behind the Jemez Mountains darkening to an inky-blue silhouette against the sky. Orange, fuchsia, and cotton candy pink streaks behind them like paint-by-numbers gone wild. Read more

Top Ten things to do entertainment guide, July 7-July 14, 2016


Chris Bennion

Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

Critics’ picks: It’s indie film season in Fort Worth

1 Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase: This film festival devoted to low-budget, independent films is in its third year, returning Thursday through July 17. Showing more than 120 movies from all over the world, although many come from Texas, it’s a film gathering that ... Read more

FWSO musicians’ labor claim against management dropped


American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147

The National Labor Relations Board dismissed an “unfair labor practices” claim made by the musicians union against the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra management. Read more

Theater: ‘Gracefully Ending’ sensitively explores issues of aging


Eric Younkin Jr

Mom is getting up in years and dementia is beginning to take hold. But she adamantly refuses to leave her home to move into an assisted-living facility. Read more

Sunday concert at Mimir Chamber Music Festival gets standing ovation



Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, D. 940, for two pianists at the same keyboard is rarely programmed. But it opened the Sunday-afternoon concert of the Mimir Chamber Music Festival with two superb pianists. Read more

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