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Review: Gruesome ‘Dog Days’ an ear-splitting, profanity-laced opera

Dog Days dress rehearsal


If you’d like a powerful shot of Grand Guignol in your evening’s entertainment, the Read more

Review: After stormy start, ‘La Traviata’ opens Fort Worth Opera Festival at Bass Hall

La Traviata Review

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Verdi’s popular opera repeats during the festival on May 3 and 9. Read more

Art review: Blockbuster Abelló exhibition at Meadows Museum


Courtesy Meadows Museum

The first of the year’s two great Spanish art exhibitions has opened at the Meadows Museum. Read more

Mario Garcia Torres reveals his take on earthworks


Courtesy of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Contemporary conceptual artist Mario Garcia Torres, who lives and works in Mexico City, has built a career examining the works of artists past, incorporating their work and extending conversations that began decades ago. Most recently, he looked into the earthworks of Robert Smithson (1938-1973),... Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Symphony 2

Star-Telegram archives

String sextets are infrequently programmed, so the concert by the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon was even more welcome than its usual outstanding offerings. While there are many professional string quartets and trios, a sextet (with two each of violins, violas and cell... Read more

Review Texas Ballet Theater Masterworks

Texas Ballet Theater 13


There probably hasn’t been so much excitement for a mixed repertory Texas Ballet Theater program from the local dance community in who knows when. It’s not because the Masterworks concert, which opened Friday night at Dallas City Performance Hall, features Ben Stevenson’s <... Read more

Review: Brasil Guitar Duo

It wasn’t always clear what they were playing. But it was always good. Read more

Review: Schola Cantorum

Cathedral Echoes was the title of Monday night’s program by Schola Cantorum, and it appropriately set the mood for a grand evening of choral music. Read more

Review: Texas Camerata celebrates 25th anniversary

Texas Camerata celebrated its 25th anniversary Sunday evening with a wide-ranging program focused on about a hundred years of the High Baroque and Early Classical periods. Read more

Review: Cirque, Fort Worth Symphony soar as one

Years ago, you would have never associated the circus with the symphony. Read more

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