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Review: Stage West’s ‘Starbright & Vine’ needs more laughs


Buddy Myers

Balancing subjects on opposite ends of the comedy-drama spectrum is always tricky, especially if the goal is not to write a dark comedy. It’s a conundrum that hasn’t been solved by Richard J. Allen or Stage West, where his Starbright & Vine is having it... Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater


Stephen Visneau

Anyone hoping for solid technique, showmanship and gut-wrenching drama will have the prayers answered in Texas Ballet Theater’s first mixed repertory program of the 2013-14 season, “Epic Masterpieces,” which opened Friday at Bass Hall. Read more

Review: Cliburn memorial concert

If anyone had any doubt that the piano is just as appropriate a symbol of Fort Worth as cowboy boots and longhorns, the program in Sundance Square Plaza on Thursday evening should have been a convincer. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony’s grand ‘Elijah’

Ava Pine

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



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



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


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’


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


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

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