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Spanish cellist to make U.S. concerto debut with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra


Performing Arts Fort Worth

Most virtuosi on the concert stage today started playing when they were very young. Cellist Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas didn’t pick up a cello until he was 14, but he made up for lost time. Read more

Pachelbel, Nena and a home of one-hit wonders


German National Tourist Board

This is the story of the collision of two “ one-hit wonders” — one from the flashy world of pop-rock and the other from the hallowed ranks of classical music — a... Read more

'Odysseo' gallops into North Texas


Lynne Glazer

It’s a few hours before showtime, and Amanda Orlowski is giving a tour of the stables at Cavalia’s Odysseo, a spectacle that combines the equestrian and circus arts. As one of the riders in the show, the Toronto native introduces a number of stallions and ge... Read more

In the galleries: Rodeo at Marfa Contemporary


Courtesy of the artist

An excellent exhibition of photographs by Fort Worth-based photographer Rima Lee is on exhibit in “Rima Canaan Lee: Rodeo” at the Marfa Contemporary through March 16. True, Marfa is about as far away as you can get from here and still be in Texas, but this group of photos was taken ... Read more

Critics’ picks: Great news about the Modern



1 Free admission at the Modern: Great news! The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is offering free admission every Sunday in 2015. This includes admission to the special exhibitions, as well as all of the programs the museum offers, including docent-led tours and drawing i... Read more

Dallas Opera set to premiere ‘Everest’ on Jan. 30


Johan Persson

This year the Dallas Opera will achieve a feat that is akin to reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain: produce three world-premiere operas, each commissioned by the organization. That would be big news for any size opera company, but for a group as large as the Dallas Opera, w... Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Jan. 23-29, 2015


Francois Bergeron

Click through for this week’s guide to things to do in DFW! Read more

Theater review: ‘Boeing-Boeing’


Eric Younkin Jr

The lesson to be learned here is that you should never believe airline schedules. Read more

Williams shines — that much is ‘Tru’


Kirk R. Tuck

There’s a delicate line between imitation and making a character your own when playing a famous person, especially someone like Truman Capote. People of a certain age know his vocal and physical mannerisms because of his many appearances on talk shows in the 1960s and ’70s. Read more

Review: Kholodenko and friends

Cliburn winner moves


The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra went small for its concert on Thursday night. Small, that is, in the number of musicians involved, not in the artistic weight of the program they played. Read more

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