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Star-Telegram’s Gaile Robinson to receive state award

Longtime Star-Telegram art and design critic Gaile Robinson will receive a 2014 Award for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects, the organization announced this week. Read more

Critics’ picks for the week of Aug. 31

1 Pinback at Trees: San Diego’s Pinback has created an impressive and distinctive body of work over the past 16 years, a melodic blend of tense, lo-fi grooves and low-key harmonies. The band’s masterpiece, though, is the decade-old Sum... Read more

In the galleries: ‘Audioscapes’ Cedar Valley College

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Courtesy of the artist

Artist Richard Miller is the circuit preacher of art instructors. He carries the word of paint throughout the community-college circuit. He began teaching at Tarrant County College in 1992, added a painting course at Navarro College in 2002 and another one at North Lake in 2003. He has kept all t... Read more

Leases extended for free downtown parking

Texas Ballet Theater Swan Lake dress

Star-Telegram

Drivers coming downtown to have dinner or take in a show at Bass Hall will continue to have access to free parking on nights and weekends for the time being at two big downtown garages. Read more

‘Buyer & Cellar’ tour brings star Michael Urie home

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©2013 Joan Marcus

Michael Urie owes Jesse Tyler Ferguson a drink. Read more

Theater review: ‘Year of the Rooster’

There’s nothing wrong with being cocky if you have the goods to back it up, as Upstart Productions does with Eric Dufault’s 2013 play Year of the Rooster. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2014

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A celebration of Hitchcock, a festival of dance, an afternoon of blues and a night of drums make this week especially eventful. Read more

Theater review: ‘Beyond Therapy’ at Stage West

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Buddy Myers

The title of the play is Beyond Therapy but, truth be told, its characters are more like “beyond hope.” Read more

Theater review: ‘Stella & Lou’ at the Circle Theatre

Stella & Lou at Circle Theatre

Leah Layman

Finding love later in life, after the benefit of having learned lessons that come with the experience of living, is rich subject matter that has been explored in films like Amour or pretty much anything Diane Keaton has done in the past decade. Read more

Violinist brings down the house on FWSO festival’s last day

FWSO Festival concert 3 review

Star-Telegram

The audience was smaller Sunday afternoon than earlier in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual August festival, but enthusiasm was high for three masterpieces by Brahms and ... Read more

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