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Theater review: Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Daddy’s probably dying, the favored son doesn’t seem to give a cotton boll about continuing the family line and his brother’s bratty kids won’t quiet down. Read more

Ben Folds to play with Fort Worth Symphony


Courtesy Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds will perform with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 3 at Bass Hall, the symphony announced Monday. Read more

Fort Worth Opera Festival opens with starkly contrasting ‘Pearl Fishers,’ ‘With Blood, With Ink’


Special/Rachel Parker

Fort Worth Opera opened its 2014 festival this weekend with two starkly contrasted works, each effective in its own way. Read more

Theater review: ‘Spunk’ at WaterTower Theatre


Karen Almond

George C. Wolfe skewered some African-American tropes in his 1986 play The Colored Museum. Just a few years later, he paid homage to the stories of an early African-American literary giant, Zora Neale Hurston, by celebrating her vivid prose in his play Read more

Theater review: ‘Evita’



Turns out the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musicals that began as concept albums — Jesus Christ, Superstar and Evita — are the ones that hold up best. Sure, the schlock that is Phantom of the Opera Read more

Art in the drive-through lane at the Nasher

Nasher Bettina Pousttchi 6


When the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi first visited the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2012, she was scouting the museum and Dallas for her first American exhibit. The Nasher had invited the Berlin native to create an installation for its Sightings series, and she was in town to feel the p... Read more

Vermeer String Quartet delivers masterful Easter-themed performance


Special to the Star-Telegram

Earthquakes have been so frequent in our area and, it seems, around the world lately that it should be no surprise that the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum had one of its own on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Concerts in the Garden lineup announced

Trombone Shorty

Special to

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has announced the lineup for this season’s Concerts in the Garden, an annual offering of performances under the stars that covers a wide range of musical genres in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Read more

Sean Panikkar has had a year worth singing about


Fort Worth Opera

It’s hard to imagine Sean Panikkar having a better year. Read more

Texas Ballet Theater to dance to live music twice next season


Steven Visneau

Things are slowly getting less painful for fans of Texas Ballet Theater and live music. First came news that the company’s Swan Lake performances in May will feature the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra — the first time the ballet theater has had a live or... Read more

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