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Texas Camerata sets stage for special performances this weekend

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Texas Camerata invited its audience to “go Dutch” with its concert at Trinity Episcopal Church on Monday. Read more

Nothing laborious about this ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Even though nobody is keeping score, it is all about winning and losing. Read more

Valton Tyler shares his ‘Invented Worlds’ at the Amon Carter

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Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Within the frames are carefully rendered drawings of bizarre structures and creatures that defy description. The canvases explode with colors and shapes that curve and undulate in unimaginable ways. They are modern, abstract, surreal and boldly daring. Read more

The Assad Brothers bring musical sibling rivalry to Fort Worth

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Bonnie Trafelet

Sibling rivalries can sometimes be a good thing. Read more

Rapunzel gets a makeover in Casa production

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Casa Mañana Theatre

Casa Mañana Theatre’s production of “Rapunzel Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” gives the Brothers Grimm classic tale a modern twist. Read more

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ something to cheer

Stolen Shakespeare Guild

“Love’s Labour’s Won” is the title of a Shakespeare play known to have existed, because it was mentioned in other authors’ writing at the time, but scholars are unsure if it is a lost play or the subtitle of another known work. If the latter is the case, most th... Read more

‘Northside Hollow’ play goes deep

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Renit Lambert

Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers’ play “Northside Hollow” is dark — thematically, yes, but mostly in terms of light, or lack thereof, in the regional premiere of the work at Amphibian Stage Productions. That makes sense considering that two characters are trapped d... Read more

‘An American in Paris’ loses nothing in translation

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Matthew Murphy

The use of dance to express psychological depth in musical theater was introduced in Agnes de Mille’s dream ballet in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” and dance-as-storytelling broke new ground with Jerome Robbins’ choreography in “West Side Story.&... Read more

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 season includes popular Cliburn medalists

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Star-Telegram

There are a lot of milestone anniversaries for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the 2017-2018 season, including the 40th anniversary of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the 25th anniversary of the Lay Family Concert Organ and the 10th and final season for music director Jaap van Zweden. Read more

Perot museum exhibition reveals hidden secrets of the Maya

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Joe Treleven

How best to tell kids about the Maya civilization without encountering that certain glazed look that has absolutely nothing to do with ancient pottery? Read more

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