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Texas Ballet Theater’s Dallas performance leaves something to be desired



If you caught Texas Ballet Theater’s mixed repertoire performance in Fort Worth last month, well, you saw what looks to be an early front-runner for dance production of the year. The company’s Dallas edition, however, with two of the three works seen in Fort Worth, pales in comparison. Read more

Han and Finckel offer praiseworthy performances in Cliburn at the Kimbell series


Special/Rachel Parker

Prokofiev. Shostakovich. Scriabin. Rachmaninoff. Cliburn Concerts. Another piano recital, right? Only half right. Read more

Review: Dallas Opera delivers compelling ‘Die Tote Stadt’


Dallas Opera

Die Tote Stadt, which the Dallas Opera is currently producing, means “The Dead City.” It might more accurately be called “The Dead Wife,” since it’s about the pathological obsession of a man for his deceased mate. Read more

Korean baritone dominates McCammon Voice Competition

Korean baritone Joo Won Kang dominated the 2014 McCammon Voice Competition on Saturday afternoon, taking not only the competition’s $15,000 first prize but also the audience-favorite award by the largest margin in the contest’s 29 years. Read more

Didgeridoo’s earthy sounds fill Bass Hall

FWSO preview


The twain met in Bass Hall on Friday night. Read more

Review: White Day by Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Perhaps the biggest compliment to be given Joshua L. Peugh is that in his short time as a professional choreographer in North Texas, he has proven that you can never know what to expect from him. That’s good. Read more

Review: Anderson and Roe inaugurate Cliburn Sessions

Classical music buffs who visit New York City frequently lament that we don’t have anything here like Poisson Rouge, a nightclub that features the best classical artists, many of whom are in town to play in other venues. “Serving art and alcohol” is their motto. Read more

Review: Lots to love about ‘Lucy’


Jeremy Daniel

As with any long-running TV show, there supposedly was a lot of drama behind the scenes of what is arguably the best-loved sitcom ever, I Love Lucy. Like, William Frawley and Vivian Vance (Fred and Ethel) supposedly hated each other. Read more

Review: Cliburn medalist Yang shines on Gershwin piece

Pianist Joyce Yang displays a muscular and frequently sassy side of her expansive skill set in Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Read more

Review: Sharon Isbin at Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society

It was a concert that exuded confidence. Read more

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