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Something new at Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘Nutcracker’

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You can always bet the scenes in the second half of The Nutcracker that require highly technical and challenging dancing are going to be thrilling when it’s the Texas Ballet Theater, especially with artistic director Ben Stevenson’s choreography. Read more

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KERA’s ‘Think’ to expand into more Texas cities

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Kim Leeson

Think, the KERA/90.1 FM interview show hosted by Krys Boyd, is about to get a lot more people thinking. Read more

‘In a Dark Dark House’ is classic Neil LaBute

It is fitting that Neil LaBute dedicates his 2007 semi-autobiographical play In a Dark Dark House to Sam Shepard, of whom LaBute writes in the preface: “it was easy enough to dedicate this work to a man who writes with the skill of an artist and the soul of a ... Read more

Avant Chamber Ballet dances to Dickens

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Move over, Sugar Plum Fairy, and make room on the holiday stage for a dancing Scrooge. Read more

Hall Ensemble decks BRIT with holiday music

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The Hall Ensemble was on a bit of a playful streak with its concert Tuesday night at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Read more

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‘Scrooge and Marley’ is a theatrical lump of coal

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Eric Younkin

To paraphrase the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ great “ghost story of Christmas,” Israel Horovitz’s A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley is dead as a doornail. That is mostly the fault of this mystifying 1978 adaptation of the Dickens... Read more

Choral group gives voice to a cappella Christmas songs

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Jerry Bierschenk likes to work without a net. Read more

Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ straight no chaser

Jennifer Jeske

Those old tire-store Christmas records sure were good. Read more

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