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Theater review: ‘School of Rock’ rocks Grapevine with young cast

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Ohlook

The folks behind School of Rock, the Musical, based on the 2003 movie, made a smart marketing choice: to open up the licensing rights simultaneously with the Broadway show. Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s ‘JFK’ has critics ranting and raving

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DFW.com

The world debut of JFK, the ballyhooed work commissioned by Fort Worth Opera to open this year’s Fort Worth Opera Festival, has earned global attention. Read more

Review: ‘JFK’ opera engrossing, sometimes puzzling

Dress rehearsal for Fort Worth Opera's JFK world premiere

Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Opera’s much-anticipated JFK is an engrossing, sometimes puzzling musical tragedy that focuses on the final hours of President John F. Kennedy and the sorrows of first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Read more

DMA’s Irving Penn retrospective covers high fashion to trash

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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation

The photographs of Irving Penn easily could fill three separate exhibitions. Read more

Fort Worth Opera to focus on Latino works in upcoming seasons

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Arizona Opera

Fort Worth opera patrons can expect to hear Spanish sung on stage for the next several seasons. Read more

Opera ‘Embedded’ deals with issues of ageism, sexism

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Fargo-Moorehead Opera

Buried Alive and Embedded were commissioned and developed by the New York-based American Lyric Theater in 2009 to honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. Read more

JFK’s effect on North Texas, in 20 facts

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Star-Telegram illustration; photo source: UTA Special Collections/Star-Telegram Collection

In November 1963, President John F. Kennedy spent a few fleeting hours in North Texas, and the reverberations of that historic, triumphant and ultimately tragic visit here are still felt today. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra impresses with CD of Brahms, Lutoslawski

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Prokofiev has been much on the mind of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and its audiences because of a recording contract encompassing all five of the Russian composer’s piano concerto... Read more

Three for three: ‘Born To Be Blue’ and more

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IFC

1 Born To Be Blue: Robert Budreau’s well-crafted biopic about famed West Coast jazz pioneer Chet Baker isn’t getting a big push, and that’s unfortunate. Not only does Ethan Hawke turn in a p... Read more

The Top 10 things to do entertainment guide

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Nine Photography

Click through for things to do across DFW! Read more

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