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Review: Symphony festival ends with brisk, vital performances


Special/Rachel Parker

The closing concert of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s summer festival got off to a rousing start with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony festival, day 2


Special to the Star-Telegram

The second concert in the Fort Worth Symphony’s new season opener festival at Bass Hall started with a rarity: Haydn’s Overture to L’isola disabitata (the deserted island). Read more

Review: Steven Lin with FWSO


Special to DFW.com

To open its annual three-concert end-of-summer festival, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra chose music by the classical masters Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, who aren’t really unfamiliar composers in need of a festival. Read more

Review: Ballet Frontier’s season-opening concert


The producers of Ballet Frontier, fresh from opening a gorgeous new studio last season, are touting the upcoming season as a ... Read more

Theater review: ‘The House of Blue Leaves’


James Jamison

Dad works at a zoo and writes songs in his spare time. Mom is so far off her rocker that she can’t even find the porch where it was once parked. And Junior apparently wants to blow up the pope. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’


Lois Leftwich

The great 20th-century American playwrights have their reputation because of finely drawn characters and storytelling that plumbs the modern American psyche, but they’re also known for something you don’t get in the much shorter works of contemporary playwrights: detailed stage dir... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Color Purple’


Buddy Myers

It’s difficult to create a musical from a novel that already has been adapted into a well-known and oft-quoted movie, which might explain why the stage version of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple hasn’t quite been the hit everyone expected it to be. Read more

Theater review: ‘Mama Won’t Fly’


Eric Younkin Jr

This Theatre Arlington comedy has some strong performances but is far too long and only occasionally gets off the ground. Read more

Theater review: ‘Mr. Burns, a post-electric play’


Buddy Myers

Let us all now praise Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Read more

Review: Mimir Chamber Music Festival’s closing concert

The 2015 Mimir Chamber Music Festival came to a close in TCU’s PepsiCo Hall on Friday evening with a program that was typical of this season, which has been noticeably more adventurous than past years. Read more

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