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West Texas is the star of solo shows at Fort Worth’s Artspace 111

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Most people enjoy far West Texas from a distance of 32,000 feet. A cramped airplane seat on a flyover is preferable to a lengthy car ride, and pray to God we don’t have to stop and get out. West Texas is just scarily empty of anything delightful. Or so it seems. Read more

Musical journey continues for von Trapp singers

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Star-Telegram archives

The descendants of famous performers usually have an uphill climb to earn the respect garnered by their predecessors — think Nancy Sinatra or Jaden Smith or anyone named “Barrymore.” Read more

Theater review: ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’


Samuel Rushen

A familiar holiday tale takes on a new approach (and a few classic rock hits) in Here Comes Santa Claus, the seasonal show currently offered by Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre. Read more

Explore these winter wonderlands of DFW


Marty Perlman

This year, winter teased us. It blew in in mid-November like a kiss from the Abominable Snowman, and sent us cranking up the heaters and running to the fleecy embrace of our Snuggies. And then, before you could say “battery-powered socks,” somebody turned the North Texas thermostat ... Read more

In the galleries: Shop Small Saturday sale


Courtesy Fort Worth Community Arts Center

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is supporting Shop Small Saturday with offerings from many of the artists who exhibit there. More than 30 of them have contributed jewelry, metalwork, woodwork, wearables, photography, textiles, hand-made prints and cards, ceramics, glass work, and other fine ... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2014

Meghan Trainor

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

Interview: The art of Jules de Balincourt at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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Jules de Balincourt, a French-born, Brooklyn-based artist, is the subject of the Modern’s latest Focus exhibition. Read more

A new arts school for Fort Worth — but where?

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Star-Telegram archives

Fort Worth is building a Fame arts school, which is a very big deal for young performers and artists. Read more

Stage West, WaterTower Theatre combine efforts on ‘Explorers Club’


Buddy Myers

Competition is often a positive force in the arts, just as it is in so many areas of human endeavor. Read more

Review: Ballet Frontier’s ‘The Nutcracker’


Special to the Star-Telegram

Most productions of The Nutcracker in North Texas (and really, in any city) are from ballet schools, as opposed to professional companies, which is why you’ll see most of the ensemble and satellite roles performed by kids and teenagers and the major roles give... Read more

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