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Interview: Humor’s all in the family in ‘My Mother’s Italian’

Scott Theatre

Scott Theatre

When you go to a play called My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy!, the title clearly lays it out for you. Perhaps that is why audiences have been flocking to this one-man show by Steve Solomon all over the country since the ... Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

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Cliburn Foundation

To title a program two-thirds of which is devoted to masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven “French Romantics Plus” seems a little perverse, especially when the remaining one-third is music by Fauré. Read more

Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' entertaining, but long

Texas Ballet Theater Sleeping Beauty review

Star-Telegram

If you want to introduce your children to everything classical ballet has to offer, then you won’t do any better than Texas Ballet Theater’s The Sleeping Beauty, which opened the 2014-15 season at Bass Hall on Friday night. It has sweeping music (with the Fo... Read more

Review: Kimbell’s “Faces of Impressionism” offers something to love in every gallery

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Musèe d’Orsay

The Kimbell Art Museum has scored a huge coup: the Musée d’Orsay has sent more than 70 impressionist paintings and sculptures, the most it has ever loaned, to Fort Worth. Read more

In the galleries: ‘Past Forward’ at Artspace 111

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Courtesy the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy

Artspace111 is hosting an international traveling show, “Past Forward,” from the United Arab Emirates, organized by the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy. This contemporary collection represents all seven emirates, with over 50 artworks by 25 Emirati artists. The exhibit was co... Read more

Three for three: Miniseries, a box DVD set and prize-winning art

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Audience Network

1 The Code and Anzac Girls: Here are two compelling Australian miniseries available in the U.S. that deserve more attention. The ... Read more

Theater review: ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

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WaterTower Theatre

Of the dozen-and-some-change musicals composed by Frank Wildhorn, his biggest hit was Jekyll & Hyde and one of his most high-profile flops was Dracula, the Musical. Both are based on iconic fictional characters that happened to be psychot... Read more

Cliburn competition documentary to premiere at Lone Star Film Festival

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Star-Telegram

A documentary about the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will get its world premiere on a big screen inside Bass Hall in three weeks. Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Oct. 17-23 2014

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Kimbell Art Museum

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

Review: Schola Cantorum gives deeply moving concert of African-American spirituals

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Star-Telegram archives

Schola Cantorum of Texas mined one of the richest veins of American music on Sunday evening, presenting a program of African-American spirituals in Grapevine’s First United Methodist Church. Read more

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