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Review: Fort Worth Symphony’s grand ‘Elijah’

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Diana M. Lott

It’s not Christmas or Easter, but this weekend the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is presenting a work whose tone and grandeur, if not its text, would be suitable for either. Read more

Review: ‘Sesame Street Live’ celebrates diversity

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Star-Telegram

Adults dressed up in fuzzy costumes can be frightening to little ones whose imaginations may fear the worst. Read more

Review: Cirque du Soleil: Varekai at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco

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Confession: Until Wednesday, I was a Cirque du Soleil virgin. I’ve always admired their twisted beauty and derring-do from afar, but never had the opportunity to catch a show. Read more

In the galleries: Conduit Gallery celebrates the big 3-0

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Courtesy Conduit Gallery

Conduit Gallery is celebrating its 30th year in business, which is quite an accomplishment as the lifespan of a gallery is usually measured in single digits, so cheers for 30 years. Gallery owner Nancy Whitenack opened in Deep Ellum in 1984 and then moved to Main Street in the early ’90s b... Read more

Review: Uptown Players’ ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

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Mike Morgan

“If there were antidepressants, Chekhov wouldn’t have had anything to write about” is one of many lines in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike that are so funny that you’ll LOL. Read more

Review: Guitar duo offers unexpected treats

Guitar society review

Star-Telegram

How about a little music for classical guitar four hands? Read more

Theater review: ‘Pinkalicious the Musical’

No one would accuse Pinkalicious the Musical of subtlety, but then again, despite its position on the lighter side of the spectrum, no one can ignore the color pink — or its immediate associations with lovey-dovey feelings and nonmasculinity. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Mountaintop’ at Jubilee

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Cecil Fuqua

It’s always somewhat shocking to remember that Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 when he was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968, and to imagine what more he would have accomplished in the fight for equal rights for all. Read more

Theater review: ‘On the Eve’ marks the dawn of a new era

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Those who don’t learn from history, the saying goes, are doomed to repeat it. In the musical On the Eve, that message goes further. It’s not enough to merely learn from history; it’s also important to create — to make music and art, sculpt ... Read more

Review: The very good Bad Boys of Broadway

Broadway may be at its best when it is being bad. Read more

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