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Review: Pianist Denis Matsuev at Bass Hall

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Columbia Artists Management

Thoughts of competition were in the air at Bass Hall on Tuesday night, even though playing for prizes was not in the cards. Denis Matsuev, winner of the 1998 Tchaikovsky Competition, had come to the home of the Van Cliburn Competition to demonstrate his skill and artistry at the piano. Read more

Review: Texas Camerata plays interesting music by little-known composers

As usual, Texas Camerata devoted its program Saturday afternoon to music from two or three generations before Mozart. This means that the typical concertgoer would recognize few of the composers’ names. And those that they might — Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Georg Albrechtsbe... Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘Merry Widow’ sparkles with delight

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Special/Rachel Parker

Texas Ballet Theater’s new production is like a glass of fizzing champagne that overflows and spills just a bit down your arm: a festive feeling, a couple of giggles, no harm done. Read more

Review: Melvin Edwards’ sculptures at the Nasher

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Star-Telegram

Fifty years of works by the native Texan, some powerfully small and some gracefully large, are on exhibit in Dallas. Read more

Theater review: ‘Rumors’ at Onstage in Bedford

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Star-Telegram

Charlie and Myra Brock might have trouble talking anybody into attending their next anniversary party. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

This weekend’s concerts by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra are spotlighting a young cellist who’s introducing to the city a rare work by a well known composer. Two better-known classics are rounding out the program. Read more

Review: Dallas Opera hits a double

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Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera scored a minor coup and a mighty one in the Winspear Opera House on Friday night. Read more

Review: Lawrence Brownlee at Cliburn at the Kimbell

The latest Cliburn at the Kimbell program on Thursday night strayed a little from historical patterns. The focus this time was on the tenor voice, not the piano, though the latter instrument was n... Read more

Art review: RongRong&inri at the Modern

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DFW.com

The universal imagery of life’s sweet moments and occasional troubling events is on exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It is the work of RongRong&inri. Read more

Review: Shaping Sound at Bass Hall

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

If there’s one thing that the TV dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance instills in its contestants, it’s versatility. Travis Wall, the Season 2 runner-up who is now a judge on the show, takes that idea to heart in Shaping Sound, the LA-base... Read more

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