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'Nutcracker' has spirited dancing, humor in Ballet Frontier of Texas production


Anthony Crowley

FORT WORTHIt’s Nutcracker time, and a good way to tell if a particular production is worth your time is by the laughter it generates. Yes, great dancing technique is important, and good choreographers know how to manage the hordes of children and dancers-in... Read more

Jackson Pollock’s black paintings see the light of day in DMA exhibit


Dallas Museum of Art

One of the last great bodies of work from artist Jackson Pollock is going on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. Read more

Review: Barbosa-Lima and Casale, guitarists

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Star-Telegram archives

It may not have been exactly as advertised, but it was joy to witness all the same. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Chamber Music Society


The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has been on quite a roll the last couple of seasons. The streak continued Saturday afternoon with an impressive assembly of prominent musicians. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony concert honors victims of Paris attacks

Friday night’s concert by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra had an especially somber beginning. Read more

Review: Alessio Bax at Cliburn at the Kimbell

Alessio Bax is not a native Texan (he was born in Italy), but he has been heard so often in this area in recent years that he seems almost to be a homegrown product. On Thursday night, he gave the latest Cliburn at the Kimbell recital and, as usual, was impressive. Read more

Art review: Kimbell’s Caillebotte exhibit


Courtesy of the Kimbell Art Museum

In 1876 and 1877, at the second and third impressionist exhibitions in Paris, Gustave Caillebotte stole other artists’ thunder. He was the painter everyone noticed; Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were also-rans. Read more

Review: Dallas Opera’s ‘Tosca’ is subtle yet powerful


Karen Almond

A week after introducing a fascinating new work to its audiences, the Dallas Opera turned on Friday night to one of the triedest-and-truest of them all: Puccini’s Tosca. It will alternate through Sunda... Read more

Review: FWSO's ‘Let’s Tango!’


Benjamin Oliver Hicks

Traditional wisdom holds that it takes two to tango. Read more

Review: David Sedaris at Bass Hall


Star-Telegram archives

Bass Hall got a little crowded on Thursday night. Read more

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