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John Angeles returns to his ‘Stomp’ing grounds

When we last spoke with percussionist John Angeles, he was pushing a broom. But, oddly, the Fort Worth native was happy about it. Read more

The Dallas Museum of Art tells the story of Islamic art through light

DMA Islamic Art


The entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibit “Nur: Light in Art and Science From the Islamic World” is a curved hallway bathed in brilliant light. It is an attempt to cleanse the palate to dispel anticipations of paintings on canvas or sculptures of marble. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: April 4-10

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NCAA Men’s Final Four and March Madness Music Festival Read more

In the galleries: Works by Desmond Mason at Hotel ZaZa


Courtesy of the artist

Hotel ZaZa in Dallas is hosting an art exhibition of work by former NBA player Desmond Mason, who during a 10-year career played for Seattle, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and Sacramento. The 22 paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media will be on view through May 1. Mason, who grew up in Waxahachie, ... Read more

Theater review: ‘Doubt, A Parable’


Eric Younkin

The script is filled with uncertainties, but there is nothing doubtful about the quality of Theatre Arlington’s fine production of Doubt, A Parable, the troubling religious drama by John Patrick Shanley that opened March 28. Read more

Stage review: ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ’

Theater directors must just live for snagging a job on a musical revue like Ain’t Misbehavin’ — the show built with songs from the great stride piano composer Fats Waller — which opened at Jubilee Theatre on Friday. Read more

Clarinetist steers the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth in a new direction


Special to the Star-Telegram

An exceptional virtuoso, clarinetist Julian Milkis, joined a pianist and a string quartet Saturday afternoon and helped steer the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth in a new direction. Read more

Yo-Yo Ma’s Texas connections run more than skin deep



Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will perform at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Gala Concert on Thursday, hasn’t played often in Fort Worth, but there are connections. Read more

Texas Ballet Theater’s Dallas performance leaves something to be desired



If you caught Texas Ballet Theater’s mixed repertoire performance in Fort Worth last month, well, you saw what looks to be an early front-runner for dance production of the year. The company’s Dallas edition, however, with two of the three works seen in Fort Worth, pales in comparison. Read more

Kimbell Art Museum bringing Scottish treasures to Fort Worth

The National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh are sending 55 of their greatest treasures to tour three museums in the United States. The Kimbell Art Museum will be one of those stops, the Fort Worth museum announced Friday. Read more

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