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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: July 18-24

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

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From Jay-Z and Beyonce and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ bringing the heat to Ice Cream Sunday chilling things off, we’ve got the cool line-up for a summer entertainment. Read more

Theater review: ‘Lizzie Borden the Musical’ at Ohlook Performing Arts

Even for August, the opening song in the musical having its area premiere at Ohlook Performing Arts, begins with the cast singing the lyric “Such a glorious day… .” Along with cast members in Victorian dress, it conjures images of twirling parasol... Read more

Theater review: ‘Old Times’ at Arts Fifth Avenue

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Lark Wallis Johnston

FORT WORTH — Seth Johnston has, for more than a decade, been one of those Fort Worth theater artists who is so good that when he slips into a role, he is not always remembered next to showier performances by castmates. He rarely, if ever, calls attention to himself. Read more

Theater review: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

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Michael C. Foster

Although the stage musical Thoroughly Modern Millie premiered in this century (its two-year Broadway run began in 2002 after success in San Diego) and is based on the 1967 movie with Julie Andrews, it’s a love letter to an earlier era of happy-go-lucky musical... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Nosemaker’s Apprentice’ at Amphibian Stage Productions

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Amphibian Stage Productions

And now for something not completely different. Read more

With his new book ‘Auto Biography,’ Earl Swift is king of the road

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Earl Swift

A car can be a simple mode of transportation — a way to get from Point A to Point B. Read more

Review: Modern Dance Festival at the Modern

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Courtesy of Christophe Collette

Immersive performance has become a trend around the country in recent years as arts organizations try new ways of connecting with their audiences, but the folks at Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth were way ahead of the curve. In their dance installations at area art museums, and especially at the an... Read more

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Jubilee Theatre

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Cecil Fuqua

It looked as though Jubilee Theatre was venturing outside its comfort zone by scheduling the darkly botanical musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors to close its 2013-14 season. Read more

Review: Mimir Chamber Music Festival closes on a high note

This summer’s Mimir Chamber Music Festival closed the same way it began— with interesting repertoire performed by outstanding artists. Read more

Theater review: ‘Les Miserables’

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Dallas Theater Center

It has been nearly three decades since the musical Les Miserables was upgraded from concept album to West End — and subsequently Broadway and world — stage sensation. And it’s taken that long for a director to decide that it’s worthy of re... Read more

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