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Pics: AnimeFest 2014 in Dallas

Scott Fischer

Fans of the Japanese animation art form gathered -- many in costume -- at the Sheraton Dallas this weekend for the colorful con. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

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Matthew Murphy

The “two types of people” bromide perhaps doesn’t have any better use than to divide the world into those who love Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, and those who hate it. If you fall in the latter category, the 2004 film vers... Read more

FWSO Great Performances festival to celebrate Brahms-Dvorak friendship

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Courtesy of the FWSO

When the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brings in a soloist for a typical weekend of concerts, that player usually only has to worry about having one piece of music ready. Read more

Theater review: ‘Full Gallop’ at WaterTower Theatre

It makes sense that a play about legendary fashion editor and tastemaker Diana Vreeland is about, well, Diana Vreeland. Not in a biographical way, but in one that allows for a collection of all-about-me quotes to shed light on a woman who never met a fabulous royal, artist or designer whose name... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: August 15-21, 2014

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Syfy

We have the Cowboys, a Texas-size rodeo, Chris Isaak, a Miyazaki movie and the return of ‘Sharknado 2’ on the big screen. Read more

Theater review: ‘Candy Barr’s Last Dance’

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Candy Barr will always be known foremost as an exotic dancer, the most famous stripper — one with panache — in 1950s and ’60s Dallas. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Nerd’

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Eric Younkin Photography

Playwright and actor Larry Shue wrote two massive hits before he died at age 39 in a plane crash. Both The Nerd (1981) and The Foreigner (1983) are still performed endlessly, the latter for good reason. It’s a farce that holds up t... Read more

Fort Worth Opera casts the Kennedys for ‘JFK’

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Fort Worth Opera

The opera, which will premiere in 2016, recounts the first couple’s last day and night in Fort Worth. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 8-14, 2014

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Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Read more

Theater review: ‘Gypsy’

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Stolen Shakespeare Guild

A recurring song in the musical Gypsy is Dainty June’s rehashed number May We Entertain You, and sure enough, this musical masterpiece is likely to oblige. That’s thanks to Jule Styne’s unforgettable music and songs, ... Read more

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