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Critic’s picks: Best 2014 Tarrant classical and opera

Fort Worth Opera Silent Night review


The Cliburn Competition and its consequent musical programs are always a strong element in Fort Worth’s arts scene, but they are by no means exclusive. In 2014, for example, the Fort Worth Opera scored points with two exceptionally fine productions, and other organizations had high points of... Read more

Critic’s picks: Top 10 DFW-area visual art exhibits in 2014

Emirates Art at Artspace 111


The local art scene in 2014 was richly rewarding, experimental, collaborative, global in scope and history, and loudly defended. Sounds fractious, but it was all good. Here is short list of the most rewarding efforts, in order of preference. Read more

Critics’ picks: Best Tarrant-area theater of 2014


Leah Layman

It was a good year for Fort Worth-area theater. Too good a year, in fact, to narrow the shows to a top five. Both of us (who did not always see the same shows this year) wanted to stretch our lists far beyond a handful. Read more

Critic’s pick: Top 5 DFW-area dance events of 2014


Brian Guilliaux

It was a year of intense change in the North Texas dance scene. Read more

Top stories in DFW entertainment 2014

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Among the stories that moved, delighted and shocked us most this year were two iconic deaths, an invasion of North Texas talent on a hit NBC show, a pair of headline retirements and a TV commentary gone viral. Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015

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Click through to see what’s going on in DFW! Read more

Dallas Arboretum brings ‘12 Days of Christmas’ to life

The 12 Days of Christmas

One woman’s idea of creating a grand holiday tradition, the imagination of a costume and set designer, and the talents of a stage builder have come together in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s “ Read more

Theater review: ‘Once’ at Winspear


©2013 Joan Marcus

Once is a musical you’ll want to see (at least) twice, and North Texans have that chance as the tour of the 2012 Best Musical Tony winner is at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, through Dec. 28, and comes to Bass Hall on Feb. 18-22. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Dec. 19-25, 2014

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Dance group gets holiday spirit moving with sidewalk celebration


Taylor Davidson

No dance company in North Texas has done more to engage the community in learning about and participating in the art form than Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth. Read more

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