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Art review: RongRong&inri at the Modern

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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


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

Review: Kholodenko and friends

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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra went small for its concert on Thursday night. Small, that is, in the number of musicians involved, not in the artistic weight of the program they played. Read more

Review: ‘Percussion Concerto’ by Fort Worth Symphony

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The music of Aaron Copland and Sergei Rachmaninoff is on this weekend’s schedule of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, but the big attention-getter at Friday night’s concert in Bass Hall was a piece by a third composer, Jennifer Higdon. Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘The Nutcracker’

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Texas Ballet Theater’s annual parody The Nutty Nutcracker is a week away, but honestly, no one goes as brilliantly nuts in the traditional The Nutcracker than Ben Stevenson. The production that opened at Bass Hall on Friday is the ... Read more

Review: Ballet Concerto’s ‘Holiday Special’


Perry Langenstein

Even though Friday night’s performance of Ballet Concerto’s annual A Holiday Special undoubtedly had many children in the audience, Will Rogers Auditorium probably wasn’t ... Read more

Review: ‘Jubilation II’ a sweet Christmas revue


Cecil Fuqua

There are few better places to spend Christmas than Rudyville — even though it doesn’t really exist. Read more

Review: Schola Cantorum combines tradition with fun in holiday concert

The Schola Cantorum of Texas demonstrated on Sunday evening that there can be fun in Christmas beyond the holiday traditions. The program, in White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, began traditionally enough and became increasing... Read more

Review: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer



No matter how a beloved holiday TV special is adapted for the stage, it probably won’t please everyone. Unless you’re talking about Wishing Star Productions’ staging of the 1964 stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which opened Friday nigh... Read more

Guitarist Christopher McGuire presents fine mixed program at Piano Pavilion

Christopher McGuire is all things guitar in the Metroplex. Best known as the energy behind the Allegro Guitar Society concert series, he boldly stepped forward Thursday evening to present a recital in the Piano Pavilion concert hall at the Kimbell Art Museum. Read more

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