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Surveying our ecletic arts scene, from the galleries to the stage.

Critics’ picks: ‘Whiplash’ out on DVD on Tuesday

1 Whiplash: J.K. Simmons is likely to walk away with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the demonic music teacher/band leader in this entertaining drama. While it may not reflect the reality of what an actual music school is ... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville’


Paul Kolnik

If you’re planning a trip to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts this week to see Tony-winning Broadway star Mandy Patinkin brandishing his trademark wide-ranging vocals, well, you’ll get that — and so much more. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Feb. 20-26, 2015

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Monster Jam

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Investigate ‘Sherlock’ at Perot Museum


Perot Museum of Nature and Science

It’s possible there might have been a romantic tie-in to the timing of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s opening of its newest exhibit, “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes,” on Valentine’s Day. Read more

In the galleries: Jeff Kellar at William Campbell Contemporary Arts in Fort Worth


Courtesy William Campbell Contemporary Art

An exhibition of spare two- and three-dimensional artworks by Jeff Kellar will open Saturday at William Campbell Contemporary Art. The abstract, geometric paintings and sculptures in “Jeff Kellar: Paintings and Sculptures” are made of thin aluminum panels that are coated in a pigmen... Read more

Theater review: Artes de la Rosa, ‘Twelfth Night’


Michael C. Foster

There is a lot of confusion in Twelfth Night, the Shakespearen comedy about twins separated by a tempest, which opened at Artes de la Rosa last weekend. Read more

Theater review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ opens Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s festival


Walter Betts

Romeo and Juliet, the Bard’s tragic tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers, was the logical choice for the Valentine’s Day weekend opening of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival — a three-weekend event presented by the Stolen Shakespeare Guild at the ... Read more

Musical ‘Once’ finds success without any bells and whistles


Joan Marcus

Of all the Tony Awards upsets in the best musical category in the 21st century, the second-biggest had to be in 2012, when a musical based on 2006 indie film Once beat the show adapted from the 1992 Disney film Newsies. (The biggest upset ... Read more

Concert review: Pepe Romero at Piano Pavilion

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Famed classical guitarist Pepe Romero performed a recital at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion on Thursday that was long on virtuosity and nationalism, but short on context. Read more

New FWSO season runs from Kholodenko to Bugs Bunny

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FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth Symphony orchestra plans to showcase masters like Beethoven, Mozart and Rachmaninoff in its 2015-16 season — as well as Bugs Bunny and George Constanza. Read more

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