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Pianist Sean Chen previews his upcoming Fort Worth recital

Sean Chen


Pianist Sean Chen is looking forward to a less stressful visit to Fort Worth. Read more

Season opener shows Texas Ballet Theater is on the right path

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It’s a shame that the Winspear Opera House was not close to full on Friday night as Texas Ballet Theater opened its 2016-17 season. What was seen onstage was a glimpse into the future of this company, and probably other similarly sized classical ballet companies introducing more contempor... Read more

Van Cliburn bio tells his story with complexity

Cliburn Illness

Van Cliburn Foundation via AP

A few years ago, on a stroll through Moscow’s famous Gorky Park, British historian Nigel Cliff explained his latest project to Aschen Mikoyan, the granddaughter of a leading official in the communist Soviet Union and a lifelong friend of legendary pianist Van Cliburn. Read more

‘The Lion in Winter’ adroitly stalks Cowtown stage


Bradley Parker

Playwright and screenwriter James Goldman fancied himself a comic writer, and his best-known work, 1966’s The Lion in Winter, is billed as a dramatic comedy. It’s not a laugh a minute, as we too often expect out of anything called comedies these days, b... Read more

Hip Pocket Theatre pulls a ‘Monster’ out of its past


Robert Bourdage

On a surprisingly not-sweltering August day, Basil Twist is in work clothes — mismatched shirt and long shorts — in a wooded area behind the stage at Hip Pocket Theatre, surrounded by various items for making an oversized puppet. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra cancels more concerts as strike continues

Symphony Strike


The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced two more concert cancellations Wednesday as a strike by its musicians continues. Read more

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‘Camelot’ rides valiantly into Irving’s Lyric Theatre


Michael C Foster

Composer Frederick Loewe and lyricist/librettist Alan Jay Lerner have one of the great achievements of American musical theater with 1956’s My Fair Lady, a remarkable adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion. Four... Read more

Texas Ballet Theater to present works of highly acclaimed choreographers

TBT Carlos Acosta


As a boy in Cuba, Carlos Acosta wanted to play football, but his father enrolled him in ballet school. In Cuba, the arts are government-subsidized, dance is highly regarded, and ballet is one of the country’s most prominent cultura... Read more

Ballet Frontier taking leaps toward future success


Amy Shaw

Ballet Frontier of Texas keeps upping its game. In its season-opening performance on Saturday, Director’s Choice, three performances by Fort Worth’s rising ballet company were on par with the visiting companies. Read more

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