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Watch live: Cliburn Junior Competition webcast from TCU

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Play lasts through Sunday on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Read more

Cliburn Junior quarterfinalists selected

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When Yukine Kuroki’s name was announced as a quarterfinalist in the First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, she started to cry. Read more

Theater review: ‘Mass Appeal’


Leah Layman

Some priestly collars fit better than others. Read more

Theater review: ‘Les Miserables’


Credit: Samuel Rushen

You may have seen it before, but you might not have seen it done this well. Read more

Critic: Cliburn Junior contestants continue to display virtuosity


Rodger Mallison

Day 2 of the Cliburn Junior Piano Competition, which brought the preliminaries to an end, decisively confirmed the impression of Day 1: The entrants may technically be children — their ages range from 13 to 17 — but artistically they are grownups. Read more

Monday Cliburn Junior schedule


Here’s a look at Monday’s schedule of play. If the quality is as high as it was in Sunday’s first day of preliminaries, audience members and webcast viewers are ... Read more

Critic: Cliburn Junior off to an impressive start


Rodger Mallison

Experience has taught us not to underestimate the caliber of the field in each variant of the Van Cliburn Competition. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Ties That Bind’ by DVA Productions


Buddy Myers

A dark secret lurks beneath the surface of The Ties That Bind, a new play by Bill Hass that opened at DVA Productions on Friday. But the challenge for the audience is staying awake long enough to learn what it is. Read more

Cliburn Junior Piano Competition could hold keys to the future


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The First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, which begins Sunday on the Texas Christian University campus, is designed to showcase, encourage and educate pianists even younger than th... Read more

Aledo actress comes home with 'Les Miz'


Samuel Rushen

Mary Michael Patterson’s success story could have come straight from the pages of those musicals in which the fresh-faced acting ingénue arrives in New York City with — like every other aspiring starlet — tale... Read more

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