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Buckley student concert focuses on Tony-winning theatrical composer

Story Songs IV, a showcase for students in a musical theater program conducted by Betty Buckley, is also a crash course in the songs of composer Jason Robert Brown. Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘Swan Lake’

Texas Ballet Theater Swan Lake dress

DFW.com

Texas Ballet Theater is closing its season this weekend with a Swan Lake that’s saturated with drama well before all those rows of fluttering swans have snaked onto the stage. Read more

Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s actors sing about — and in — gloom

Breaking up, we have been told in song, is hard to do. Read more

Art review: rare Spanish drawings at Meadows Museum

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The Meadows Museum is gearing up for its 50th anniversary celebration in 2015 by taking visitors on an ever-increasing thrill ride, beginning slowly, with an exhibition of drawings. Read more

FWSO shines in varied program

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Courtesy Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is winding down its season with quite a varied program. Friday night’s concert in Bass Hall had one brand-new work, a couple of trumpet concertos (how often do you hear one, much less two, on a symphony program?) and Hector Berlioz’s musical blockbuster... Read more

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth ends season with magnificent showing

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth ended its season Saturday afternoon with a stellar program of three major works. Read more

Review: A standout season for Fort Worth Opera

Fort Worth Opera Silent Night review

Star-Telegram

This was a vintage year for the Fort Worth Opera Festival. Each of the mainstage productions was a success, and — miracle of miracles — a virtually brand new opera Read more

Review: Barry Douglas plays Brahms, Schubert

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Jake Samuels

It would be hard to convince most entrants in the Cliburn competition of the fact, but studies have shown that it really doesn’t matter much to his or her career where a competitor finishes, as long as it’s not too far from the top. Read more

Review: ‘Undelivered’ a dignified musical tribute to JFK

JFK Exhibit

AP

President John F. Kennedy’s final speech has been delivered at last. It wasn’t in the format he envisioned, but its message remains powerful after the passage of half a century, and its new form is a noble salute to the fallen president. Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers showcases eight works in progress

Frontiers is certainly an appropriate title for the Fort Worth Opera’s new-music series. In contrast to the mainstage performances in Bass Hall, Frontiers presents pieces of operas so new they’re not even finished yet. Read more

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