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Walton foundation gives Amon Carter Museum ‘unprecedented’ donation

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rmallison@star-telegram.com

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $20 million to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the museum announced Tuesday, calling the gift “unprecedented.&#x... Read more

Dave Barry on 2016: What a horrible, bizarre year

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In the future, Americans — assuming there are any left — will look back at 2016 and remark: “What the hell?” Read more

Post-strike FWSO returned to Bass Hall in style

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

They’re back! The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is a full-fledged performing organization once again. Any fear that its nearly four-month strike may have caused lasting damage disappeared when its members came on to the Bass Hall stage for a New Year’s Eve program on Saturday night. Read more

Despite strike, FWSO hit highest classical-music notes of 2016

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians’ strike made a significant dent in the city’s classical-music schedule for 2016, but there was plenty of fine music to be heard throughout the year, including from the FWSO itself. Read more

Best DFW theater of 2016: Leadership changes set the stage for theaters’ daring 2016 shows

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Trinity Shakespeare Festival

In 2016, Fort Worth suffered another loss of one of its theater pioneers when Rose Pearson, co-founder and executive director of Circle Theatre, died in August after years of fighting cancer. Read more

Top 10 New Year’s things to do

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Alive Coverage

Click through for things do New Year’s weekend all over DFW! Read more

The best books of 2016

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Trying to decide how to use that bookstore gift card you got for Christmas? We’re here to help with a few of our favorites (and caveats) from 2016. Happy reading in 2017. Read more

2016 was a fine year for art at DFW museums

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

It was a blockbuster year for local museums. From Frank Stella and KAWS at The Modern to Monet at the Kimbell and Irving Penn at the Dallas Museum of Art, our critics had plenty to rave about in 2016. Here’s what they said in published reviews of some favorite visual art exhibitions of 2016. Read more

Pirouette, what? It’s DJ spins, popping and locking in ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’

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United Palace of Cultural Arts

Like any great piece of literature or art, The Nutcracker, the ballet performed by almost every ballet company at Christmastime, has been adapted in many different fashions. Jennifer Weber and her network of dancers in New York may have found one of the most interesti... Read more

Top Ten Things to Do, Dec. 22-Dec. 29, 2016

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Star-Telegram

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