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Playwrights kicking up dust as November nears

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AP

To paraphrase the great playwright Edward Albee, all theater is political theater. Read more

Theater: ‘Spamalot’ still tasty at Casa Mañana

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Samuel Rushen

And now for something completely different, appearing knightly at Casa Mañana. Read more

A darker side of Gershwin at Concerts in the Garden

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

It was probably the first time in classical music history that anyone has taken 41 minutes to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Read more

‘Livin’ Fat’ at Jubilee Theatre is large on laughs

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Cecil G Fuqua

Easy money isn’t always easy to deal with. Read more

Davide Cabassi kicks off PianoTexas festival with Schumann, plus a Cliburn favorite

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Courtesy PianoTexas

The 35th year of the PianoTexas International Academy and Festival kicked off Saturday night in TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall. Over the next three weeks the festival will be presenting an impressive array of fresh and veteran talent in solo recitals, chamber music, concerto performances and c... Read more

Know before you go: Concerts in the Garden

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden series is the hottest ticket of the summer. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will go to Washington

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Star-Telegram archives

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform at Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in spring 2018, the company announced Thursday. Read more

Stage West to present play about former Texas governor next season

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Star-Telegram

Stage West’s 38th season will present four regional premieres and a world premiere of a play called Deer by New York-based playwright Aaron Mark. Read more

Critics’ picks: ‘Kingdom’ packs a wallop (and a Jonas brother)

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Audience Network

1 Kingdom: Tell people that a drama series about a family of MMA fighters starring Nick Jonas is one of the most engrossing shows out there and they won’t believe you — until they watch it. The gritty, gut-punch of a show, ... Read more

Hunter Foster makes Texas directing debut in Casa Mañana’s ‘Spamalot’

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Casa Mañana

As a kid growing up in Augusta, Ga., Hunter Foster was more into Indiana Jones than Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He even bought a whip. Read more

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