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Theater review: ‘Columbinus’ at Ohlook in Grapevine


Ohlook Performing Arts Center

Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s 2005 play Columbinus takes a documentary-theater approach to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, which is harrowing enough. Yet in 2014, after we’ve been through many more of these shootings, notably Newtown, the pl... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: August 1-7, 2014



From ‘Boyhood’ to Barnum & Bailey’s clown school, a Hayao Miyazaki festival to ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ the entertainment options are unlimited this week. Read more

Theater review: ‘Dogfight’


WaterTower Theatre

Of the new musicals having their regional premieres in North Texas this year, it’s hard to imagine any will surpass the beauty that is Dogfight, having its first professional production outside of New York at WaterTower Theatre. (It premiered off-Broadway in 2... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Boy From Oz’

It’s no wonder The Boy From Oz ran exactly 52 weeks on Broadway in 2003-04, the length of the contract of its star, Hugh Jackman, who picked up a best actor Tony Award. It’s the kind of show that, not unlike Jerry Herman’s big hits Read more

Review: TCU’s Festival of American Song

Texas Christian University’s two-day Festival of American Song, which took place last weekend at PepsiCo Recital Hall, brought attention to an overlooked genre of music. Song recitals have almost vanished in the past few decades, and programs such as this one are fueling their resurgence. Read more

‘Book of Mormon’ coming to Bass Hall


Joan Marcus

The multiple Tony Award-winning crass-athon that is The Book of Mormon will come to Bass Hall in the 2015-’16 season, Performing Arts Fort Worth announced Tuesday morning. Read more

Theater review: ‘Phantom’ at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas


Michael McCray

Forget the Broadway smash and appreciate this musical as a good story well told. Read more

Amon Carter museum buys million-dollar memorial painting


Courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Ruth Carter Stevenson was president of the board of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for more than 50 years, and since her death in January 2013, those associated with the museum had been looking for a way to honor her leadership. Read more

Review: CD/FW Dance Exchange — A Choreographers Showcase

See You Around 2

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth usually begins its Modern Dance Festival at the Modern with “CDFW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase,” but this year, the concert closes the company’s 11th annual festival. This is likely to accommodate the schedule of the guest artists, ... Read more

In the galleries: Benito Huerta’s ‘Fresh Perspective’ at Amon Carter Museum

"The Old Apple Trees"

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

If you have ever wondered what artists respond to when they visit an art museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art has an exhibition that addresses that. The museum invited local contemporary artist Benito Huerta to cull the collection to find pieces he finds compelling. “Fresh Perspe... Read more

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