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Theater review: ‘Hello Dolly’


Eric Younkin Jr

Theatre Arlington’s production of the classic musical comedy Hello, Dolly!, which opened the company’s 43rd season last Friday, stars Persis Ann Forster, a legend of the Arlington theater and dance scene who has guided the steps at the Miss Persis Dance... Read more

Choreographer Twyla Tharp brings 50th anniversary show to Dallas


Ruven Afanador

Throughout her 50-year career, Twyla Tharp — one of the 20th century’s great choreographers — has had some monumental performances, both as dancer and creator. But Sept. 8, 2001, will go down as one of the most memorable, and not necessarily for the usual reasons. Read more

Classical debate: Is playing anthem at every FWSO concert patriotic or patronizing?

FWSO plays National Anthem


On the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra launched their concert with a piece that many of their symphonic compatriots nationwide were also playing that mournful... Read more

Fall Gallery Night: Two creative minds breathe new life into an annual Fort Worth event

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Gallery Night, Fort Worth’s long-running biannual art-hopping marathon, has been given a jolt of new blood and enthusiasm. It was desperately needed. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra officially opened its 2015-16 season Friday night with a new, weighty and downright listenable work. This was Schoenberg’s American Symphony. No, not that Schoenberg; this one was Adam, who was born in 1980 and is unrelated to... Read more

Theater review: ‘Into The Woods’


Michael C. Foster

— Lyric Stage’s announcement that its 2015-16 season would open with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 musical Into the Woods, with the Lyric treatment, which means a full orchestra (30 pieces in this one), was enough to get any musical lov... Read more

In the galleries: Gallery Night in Fort Worth


Courtesy of Fort Works Art

Saturday is Fort Worth’s Gallery Night, the big fall art event hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association. Most venues are open from noon to 9 p.m. Read more

What to see this season on Broadway, beyond ‘Hamilton’

Broadway-Fall Preview

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The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer: Hamilton. But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next few months. Here’s a look at some hi... Read more

Review: Dallas DanceFest 2015

Stylistic diversity is a goal of the Dance Council of North Texas’ Dallas DanceFest, and it made a promising effort at the Friday and Saturday night performances — although there could be more. Read more

Review: PostSecret Live


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Frank Warren seems like a nice enough guy, but he sure can’t keep a secret. Read more

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