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Review: One O’Clock Lab Band at Concerts in the Garden

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Formed in 1946 at the University of North Texas, the One O’Clock Lab Band, named for its daily rehearsal time, has earned six Grammy nominations, played with Duke Ellington, performed at the White House and, now, has appeared at Fort Worth’s Concerts in the Garden. Its 19 members ar... Read more

Theater review: WaterTower’s ‘Good People’ not good enough


Karen Almond

Are people born into circumstances they can’t control, and in turn have an uphill rock-climb in order to escape? Read more

Review: Bruce Wood Dance Project

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Never was a memorial service so beautifully and fittingly laid out. Read more

Art review: ‘Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist’


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One of the great travesties of the 20th century was the lack of attention paid to American painter Archibald Motley Jr. Rectifying that situation is the exhibit “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist,” which opens Saturday at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Read more

PianoTexas series opens with lively, vivid performance by Sean Chen, a Cliburn alumnus

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Summer is a’comin’ in, but that doesn’t mean that classical music-lovers have to be starved for their kind of art. For instance, there is the PianoTexas International Academy & Festival, which is underway at TCU and will continue through June 29. Read more

Art review: Mark Grotjahn Sculpture at Nasher Sculpture Center



Mark Grotjahn, a California-based artist known for his paintings, has a secret life as a sculptor, and the Nasher Sculpture Center is outing him as such. The works could easily supplant his descriptor as a painter, which sure beats “drunken jerk,” which was the last Grotjahn headlin... Read more

Violinist glows in garden spotlight

Young violinist Alexandra Switala joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Andres Franco, for Classical Cowtown — a rare, all-classical program in the orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden series — on Sunday night in the Fort Wor... Read more

Texas Tenors dazzle at Concerts in the Garden


Special to DFW.com

The Texas Tenors, a trio out of Houston that got its big break on America’s Got Talent back in 2009, joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of series artistic director Andres Franco, Read more

‘Jersey Boys’ is hypnotizing, mesmerizing at Bass Hall


Jeremy Daniel

The musical Jersey Boys has been such a hit since it blasted onto Broadway in 2005 that it makes you wonder: What’s so special about a show that could easily be cast into the same heap as all the other “jukebox” musicals that have popped up in re... Read more

Buckley student concert focuses on Tony-winning theatrical composer

Story Songs IV, a showcase for students in a musical theater program conducted by Betty Buckley, is also a crash course in the songs of composer Jason Robert Brown. Read more

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