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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

Review: Fort Worth Symphony with Anne Akiko Meyers

Friday evening’s program by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was full of spice and sugar — in that order. The spice was a work by Donnacha Dennehy, the symphony’s composer-in-residence. The sugar — by no means cloying — was two lyrical works by Prokofiev. Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘Nutty Nutcracker’

The Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker always soars not just because of the quality of dancers, but from Ben Stevenson’s knack for comedy, particularly in the opening party scene. For the past five years, that comedy has been turned up to 11 for the ... Read more

'Jubilation' makes a joyful noise

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Cecil Fuqua

Jubilee Theatre is making a joyful noise with Jubilation, a holiday-themed revue that wraps old carols in new packages. Read more

Review: ‘Messiah’ at Bass Hall

It has been said that Handel’s Messiah is the first piece of classical music ever written — if you define classic as a work of art whose greatness was recognized at its first appearance and whose popularity has never diminis... Read more

Review: Casa’s ‘Frosty the Snowman’ is a heartwarming family tale

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Casa Mañana Theatre

At the beginning of Casa Mañana’s reboot of Frosty the Snowman, young Julie admonishes Officer Bob for starting the show with the classic Frosty tune. Read more

Review: Ballet Frontier’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Although this year’s production of The Nutcracker from Ballet Frontier of Texas is filled with children in the opening party scene — the ratio of kids to adults has to be at least 4-to-1 — it’s the group’s most grown-up production o... Read more

Review: Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s JFK memorial concert

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Special to the Star-Telegram

This weekend, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is joining the great national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read more

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