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Theater review: ‘The 39 Steps’ at Onstage in Bedford


Onstage in Bedford

BEDFORD — With Halloween coming up, this seems like a good time to turn to that master of fright, Alfred Hitchcock, for some entertainment. Read more

New deals set for free parking in 4 downtown garages

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Visitors to shows, shops and restaurants in downtown Fort Worth will still be able to park for free on nights and weekends at four key garages through 2025 after approval of new leases that provide lower subsidies. Read more

In the galleries: ‘Enharmonic Equivalents’ at Gallery 414


Peter Hiatt

Three local artists who have taken landscape to an abstracted extreme are combining forces at Gallery 414. The exhibit “Enharmonic Equivalents: Three Abstractions of Tradition,” through Nov. 16, features the work of Jacky Ajchareepon’s intuitive minimalism, Peter Hiatt’... Read more

Review: Dallas Opera’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ an effervescent delight


Karen Almond, Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera opened its new season with a sparkling Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s comic masterpiece, last weekend. The production is musically tight, dramatically taut and scenically opulent. It is also very funny. Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2014

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

Theater review: ‘Miracle on South Division Street’

Theatre Arlington

Eric Younkin Photography

Despite its title, this show doesn’t have anything to do with the Division Street in Arlington or much to do with miracles (the Cowboys have already used up that city’s quota of those this season). Read more

Theater review: ‘Bedroom Farce’


Buddy Myers

With a title like Bedroom Farce, you’d expect some sort of fast-paced, door-slamming sex comedy that the Brits perfected. But while there are some door-related shenanigans in Alan Ayckbourn’s 1975 play, England’s second most-produced playwright (... Read more

Theater review: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’


Karen Almond

There are admittedly times when a critic dreads a show, not for its quality but for the fact that it’s so overdone that the thought of seeing it one more time seems unbearable. Even with its admirable economy of writing and undeniably loveable characters, Alfred Uhry’s Read more

Review: Anna-Bella Papp’s sculptural objects at the Nasher

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It is odd how a common material presented in an unusual but not unremarkable way can look so completely new. Such was the case in viewing the sculptural works of Anna-Bella Papp at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her exhibition, “Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp,” opened over the weekend in ... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Golden Apple’


Michael C. Foster

Ken Mandelbaum’s must-read book Not Since Carrie, which tells the stories of notable Broadway musical flops between 1950 and 1990, saves the 1954 musical The Golden Apple for the last show he discusses, and in the chapter “H... Read more

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