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Sean Panikkar has had a year worth singing about

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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

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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

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: April 18-24, 2014

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Columbia Records

Celebrate crawfish and Easter eggs at the Fort Worth Stockyards, or take in Haim (pictured), the Old 97’s, and more in Dallas. And don’t forget Record Store Day. Read more

In the galleries: Billy Hassell at Conduit in Dallas

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Courtesy of Conduit Gallery

As welcome as the spring flowers that are finally blooming is the announcement of an exhibit of the work of Fort Worth-based artist Billy Hassell. His brilliant, hyperstylized paintings of birds and their habitats are always a pleasure. An exhibit of his recent work is at Conduit Gallery in Dalla... Read more

Theater review: ‘Hunting and Gathering’

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Daylon Walton

Ignore that “Oh, no, not one of those again” feeling you get shortly after the curtain goes up on Hunting and Gathering, the New York-based drama which opened Thursday at Amphibian Stage Productions. Read more

Vermeer String Quartet reunites for ‘Seven Last Words’

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Courtesy of Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

If you attend the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth’s presentation of the Vermeer String Quartet at the Renzo Piano Pavilion in the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday, you will likely see the group’s longtime violist, Richard Young, playing with confidence and seeming at ease. Read more

Time traveling at the Modern Art Museum

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Star-Telegram

Rirkrit Tiravanija is known for gallery openings that are orchestrated happenings, or what are now called RA, relational aesthetics. RA is a mashup of the artist-in-short-residence as the drawing card, in an environment of user-friendly works made of common materials that often have an anti-estab... Read more

Guest artists impressive in Ballet Frontier of Texas’ ‘Firebird’

The feathers fly in Ballet Frontier of Texas’ production of Igor Stravinsky’s beloved The Firebird, which opened a two-performance set at Scott Theatre on Saturday. Read more

‘Project Runway’ alum designs for Fort Worth Opera

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Fort Worth Opera

Fashion designer Austin Scarlett’s talent stood out from the earliest moments of the hit TV show Project Runway, when he won the first episode of the first season with a sassy little strapless dress made of corn husks. Read more

Pics: Main St. arts fest

The first three days of the beloved Fort Worth festival got off to a gorgeous, sunny start, before things got rained out on Sunday. Read more

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