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Review: Anna-Bella Papp’s sculptural objects at the Nasher

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It is odd how a common material presented in an unusual but not unremarkable way can look so completely new. Such was the case in viewing the sculptural works of Anna-Bella Papp at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her exhibition, “Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp,” opened over the weekend in ... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra


Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s arrangement with Vadym Kholodenko is already paying dividends. The winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn competition appeared with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the orchestra in Bass Hall on Friday night and gave a grand demonstration of his musical gift. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents Denis Azabagic

Denis Azabagic

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society

It is apparently hard to rattle Denis Azabagic. Read more

Review: Hall Ensemble gives enjoyable, informal concert at coffee house


Brad Loper

Someone undoubtedly had history in mind when planning Sunday evening’s opening of the Hall Ensemble’s fourth season. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth


Cliburn Foundation

To title a program two-thirds of which is devoted to masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven “French Romantics Plus” seems a little perverse, especially when the remaining one-third is music by Fauré. Read more

Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' entertaining, but long

Texas Ballet Theater Sleeping Beauty review


If you want to introduce your children to everything classical ballet has to offer, then you won’t do any better than Texas Ballet Theater’s The Sleeping Beauty, which opened the 2014-15 season at Bass Hall on Friday night. It has sweeping music (with the Fo... Read more

Review: Schola Cantorum gives deeply moving concert of African-American spirituals

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Star-Telegram archives

Schola Cantorum of Texas mined one of the richest veins of American music on Sunday evening, presenting a program of African-American spirituals in Grapevine’s First United Methodist Church. Read more

Review: Music of Lowell Liebermann at Cliburn at the Modern

The Cliburn at the Modern series, which focuses on the music of living composers, put its spotlight Saturday afternoon on a master of listenable music, Lowell Liebermann. Read more

Review: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch: One Singular Sensation!


Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is paying homage this weekend to one of the great composers and songwriters of our lifetime: Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, whom we lost in 2012. Read more

Review: Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth


Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth’s latest site-specific dance is called Sky Descending: Dancing Between Two Buildings, but of the eight movements in this hourlong work at the Kimbell Art Museum, the most interesting choreography does not happen between the Louis Kahn building and the year-ol... Read more

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