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New director sets ambitious goals for Texas Ballet Theater

First Looks ballet


Vanessa Logan had heard positive things about Texas Ballet Theater from people she trusted. Read more

Top 10 Things to Do entertainment guide, July 28-Aug. 4, 2016


Katarina Benzova

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‘Women on the Verge’ makes strong leap from film to stage


Michael C Foster

They are at the brink and on the edge. But the ladies of Spain spinning out of control in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the musical which had its regional premiere Saturday at the Rose Marine Theater, certainly know how to make pending mental illness hil... Read more

Modern Dance Festival takes inspiration from Frank Stella

In 12 years of producing the free summer Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, Kerry Kreiman of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth has always found interesting programming for a mix of performance and film, from performing phrases of Twyla Tharp’s One Hundreds, to th... Read more

Three for three: ‘Train to Busan’ in theaters


Well Go USA

1 Train to Busan: South Korean director Yeon Sang Ho has crafted a kinetic, bracing zombie film that should go down as a classic in the genre. The story of a man and his daughter trapped on a speeding train over... Read more

Texas Ballet Theater names new executive director

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Vanessa Logan has been named executive director of Texas Ballet Theater, Anne T. Bass, chairwoman of the TBT Board of Governors, announced Thursday. Read more

Top Ten Things to Do entertainment guide, July 21-28, 2016

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Adam Adolfo prepares to direct final show at Artes de la Rosa


Shannon Atkinson

Everyone has a “there are two types of [fill-in-the-blank]” quote, and Adam Adolfo has a pragmatic one for the job that he believes is his calling. Read more

Play ‘Crossing the Line’ astutely mixes fantasy and realpolitik


April Sunshine

Amphibian Stage Productions has made a curious decision with programming British playwright Kieran Lynn’s Crossing the Line, which opened this weekend, directed by Melissa Crespo. The questionable choice is not whether the play is timely (boy, is it) or funny (... Read more

‘The Book of Moron’ is next chapter in comedian’s irreverent humor


Bass Hall

Actor, writer and comedian Robert Dubac began his career in theater, and although he admits he never got into the art form of the musical, he owes some gratitude to Trey Parker and Matt Stone for creating the musical Read more

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