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Surveying our ecletic arts scene, from the galleries to the stage.

In the galleries: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

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Also known as the “9 X 12” show, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s “Works on Paper Show” is a popular annual event that solicits artwork that can be mailed in a 9-by-12-inch envelo... Read more

Casa Mañana’s Putterman puts kids first

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Samuel Rushen

When Noah Putterman, director of children’s theater and education at Casa Mañana, loads up his troupe Wednesday to perform his Christmas show Here Comes Santa C... Read more

Review: Schola Cantorum combines tradition with fun in holiday concert

The Schola Cantorum of Texas demonstrated on Sunday evening that there can be fun in Christmas beyond the holiday traditions. The program, in White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, began traditionally enough and became increasing... Read more

Review: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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KAREN ALMOND

No matter how a beloved holiday TV special is adapted for the stage, it probably won’t please everyone. Unless you’re talking about Wishing Star Productions’ staging of the 1964 stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which opened Friday nigh... Read more

Artists’ open house celebrates the season

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DFW.com

Ceramicist Pam Summers is having a very good year. The Fort Worth-based artist had a solo exhibit at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and completed a massive public art project for the city of Grand Prairie. She and her husband, glass artist Raymond Rains, picked up new galleries this year —... Read more

Guitarist Christopher McGuire presents fine mixed program at Piano Pavilion

Christopher McGuire is all things guitar in the Metroplex. Best known as the energy behind the Allegro Guitar Society concert series, he boldly stepped forward Thursday evening to present a recital in the Piano Pavilion concert hall at the Kimbell Art Museum. Read more

Von Trapps bring a bit of Christmas to Bass Hall

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Star-Telegram

Anyone who expected the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Christmas with the von Trapps at Bass Hall on Thursday night to feature a bunch of little Austrians in sailor suits singing O Tannenbaum was probably disappoin... Read more

Theater review: ‘A Christmas Story’

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Gary Emord-Netzley

It’s hard to imagine that any holiday movie could achieve the beloved status of It’s a Wonderful Life, but A Christmas Story (1983) has done it. And you know what happens to beloved movies when they’re turned into mus... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Explorers Club’

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Buddy Myers

It has a little bit of Gilbert & Sullivan. A dash of Monty Python. And just a soupçon of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner. Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide, Dec. 5-11, 2014

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Getty Images/iStockphoto

Click ahead to see this week’s Dirty Dozen, your weekly 12 pack o’ fun to what’s going on in DFW. Read more

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