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Theater review: ‘Les Miserables’


Dallas Theater Center

It has been nearly three decades since the musical Les Miserables was upgraded from concept album to West End — and subsequently Broadway and world — stage sensation. And it’s taken that long for a director to decide that it’s worthy of re... Read more

Review: Mimir Chamber Music Festival presents Taneyev quintet

Russians are always amazed that Americans do not know the music of Sergei Taneyev because he is one of the most frequently played composers in their country. Just knowing that his teacher was Tchaikovsky and one of his students was Rachmaninoff should whet the appetite of those who love overripe... Read more

Review: Classical Mystery Tour closes Concerts in the Garden

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Like a band breaking up before fans are ready, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra signed off on another Concerts in the Garden season Saturday night in front of a packed audience at the Botanic Garden. The farewell performance welcomed a British invasion, of sorts, the day after America celebrate... Read more

Review: ‘Mind’s Eye’ at the Dallas Museum of Art



The Dallas Museum of Art is hoping you will be so inspired by its summer exhibition that you will begin collecting art and someday show your appreciation by bequeathing all or part of your world-famous collection to the DMA. Read more

Review: Concerts in the Garden Family Fireworks Picnic creates a sense of community

The Fort Worth Symphony’s three-show Independence Day offering is not a concert experience but an experience of community. Read more

Review: Ballet Concerto performs ‘breezy’ summer dance concert


Special to the Star-Telegram

The recent rain kept it relatively cool and sent a lovely breeze through Trinity Park Pavilion on Thursday night for the opening of Ballet Concerto’s 32nd annual Summer Dance Concert. And that wasn’t the only thing about the experience that could be described with the adjective &#x... Read more

‘Comedy of Errors’ is mighty funny


Trinity Shakespeare Festival

The Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU might be called to task for false advertising for its production of The Comedy of Errors, which opened there Friday. Read more

Trinity’s ‘Tempest’ weathers storm quite well


Trinity Shakespeare Company

There’s a lot of music and magic in the Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s enchanted production of The Tempest, which had its first presentation Thursday on the TCU campus. Read more

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

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