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Review: Concerts in the Garden Family Fireworks Picnic creates a sense of community

The Fort Worth Symphony’s three-show Independence Day offering is not a concert experience but an experience of community. Read more

Review: Ballet Concerto performs ‘breezy’ summer dance concert

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The recent rain kept it relatively cool and sent a lovely breeze through Trinity Park Pavilion on Thursday night for the opening of Ballet Concerto’s 32nd annual Summer Dance Concert. And that wasn’t the only thing about the experience that could be described with the adjective &#x... Read more

‘Comedy of Errors’ is mighty funny

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Trinity Shakespeare Festival

The Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU might be called to task for false advertising for its production of The Comedy of Errors, which opened there Friday. Read more

Trinity’s ‘Tempest’ weathers storm quite well

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Trinity Shakespeare Company

There’s a lot of music and magic in the Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s enchanted production of The Tempest, which had its first presentation Thursday on the TCU campus. Read more

Review: One O’Clock Lab Band at Concerts in the Garden

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DFW.com

Formed in 1946 at the University of North Texas, the One O’Clock Lab Band, named for its daily rehearsal time, has earned six Grammy nominations, played with Duke Ellington, performed at the White House and, now, has appeared at Fort Worth’s Concerts in the Garden. Its 19 members ar... Read more

Theater review: WaterTower’s ‘Good People’ not good enough

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Karen Almond

Are people born into circumstances they can’t control, and in turn have an uphill rock-climb in order to escape? Read more

Review: Bruce Wood Dance Project

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DFW.com

Never was a memorial service so beautifully and fittingly laid out. Read more

Art review: ‘Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist’

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One of the great travesties of the 20th century was the lack of attention paid to American painter Archibald Motley Jr. Rectifying that situation is the exhibit “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist,” which opens Saturday at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Read more

PianoTexas series opens with lively, vivid performance by Sean Chen, a Cliburn alumnus

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Star-Telegram

Summer is a’comin’ in, but that doesn’t mean that classical music-lovers have to be starved for their kind of art. For instance, there is the PianoTexas International Academy & Festival, which is underway at TCU and will continue through June 29. Read more

Art review: Mark Grotjahn Sculpture at Nasher Sculpture Center

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Mark Grotjahn, a California-based artist known for his paintings, has a secret life as a sculptor, and the Nasher Sculpture Center is outing him as such. The works could easily supplant his descriptor as a painter, which sure beats “drunken jerk,” which was the last Grotjahn headlin... Read more

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