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Theater review: ‘Stella & Lou’ at the Circle Theatre

Stella & Lou at Circle Theatre

Leah Layman

Finding love later in life, after the benefit of having learned lessons that come with the experience of living, is rich subject matter that has been explored in films like Amour or pretty much anything Diane Keaton has done in the past decade. Read more

Violinist brings down the house on FWSO festival’s last day

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Star-Telegram

The audience was smaller Sunday afternoon than earlier in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual August festival, but enthusiasm was high for three masterpieces by Brahms and ... Read more

Critics’ picks: Watch the fourth season of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ on Blu-ray

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HBO

1 Boardwalk Empire: The Complete 4th Season on Blu-ray: It’s a shame that Boardwalk Empire’s upcoming season — its fifth, premiering... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra festival Day 2

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Star-Telegram

It’s a good thing that Brahms and Dvorak are among the most popular classical composers, for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is giving its audience a big dose of the two in its August festival. By the time it’s over on Sunday afternoon, the orchestra will have played 15 of their ... Read more

FWSO’s Brahms, Dvorak fest off to good start

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DFW.com

The official opening of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s season is still three weeks off, but for the last few years there has been a sort of prelude in the form of a three-day August festival. Read more

Review: It’s a Man’s World

It's a Man's World

It turns out there is something to be said for having a Y chromosome. Read more

Theater review: ‘Nekkid With the Cats: A Wisepecker Conundrum’

There are always two sides to a story. If we’re to go with the theory put forth in Johnny Simons’ Nekkid With the Cats: A Wisepecker Conundrum at Hip Pocket Theatre, if there’s a husband and wife each telling their side, then the man would be bett... Read more

Obituary: Joe Stecko, former Casa Mañana music director

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Star-Telegram archives

In his 35 years at Casa Mañana, when it was a theater in the round under the landmark silver dome, silver-haired Joe Stecko reigned in the orchestra pit. Read more

In the galleries: Christopher Blay’s ‘Satellites’ CentralTrak

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Artist Christopher Blay is temporarily the artist-in-residence at CentralTrak in Dallas, a residency sponsored by the University of Texas at Dallas. Usually Blay haunts Fort Worth as Frank Artsmarter, but lately his net has spread to neighboring cities. He has an opening Saturday night at Central... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 22-28, 2014

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Great Performances Festival: Brahms and Dvořák Read more

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