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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

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

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

Time traveling at the Modern Art Museum

Modern Life - Rirkrit Tiravanija


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

Review: Piano Pavilion concert pleases dual senses

Schola Cantorum of Texas closed its season Friday night with a concert in a new location: the Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion. The program, appropriately titled “Kimbell Music!,” took advantage of the new location to bring together two of the arts: music and visual art. Read more

Cliburn at the Modern spotlights Pulitzer-winning composer, teacher

Saturday’s Cliburn at the Modern program spotlighted the busy Jennifer Higdon (she’s booked up through 2020 with her commissions alone). She’s a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who teaches composition at the prestigious Curtis Institute. Read more

Yo Yo Ma makes Fort Worth Symphony’s gala grand


Special/Rachel Parker

Thursday night’s gala concert by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra could well have been titled “Dvorak’s Greatest Hits.” Read more

Theater review: ‘Doubt, A Parable’


Eric Younkin

The script is filled with uncertainties, but there is nothing doubtful about the quality of Theatre Arlington’s fine production of Doubt, A Parable, the troubling religious drama by John Patrick Shanley that opened March 28. Read more

Clarinetist steers the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth in a new direction


Special to the Star-Telegram

An exceptional virtuoso, clarinetist Julian Milkis, joined a pianist and a string quartet Saturday afternoon and helped steer the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth in a new direction. Read more

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