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Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra festival Day 2

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It’s a good thing that Brahms and Dvorak are among the most popular classical composers, for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is giving its audience a big dose of the two in its August festival. By the time it’s over on Sunday afternoon, the orchestra will have played 15 of their ... Read more

FWSO’s Brahms, Dvorak fest off to good start



The official opening of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s season is still three weeks off, but for the last few years there has been a sort of prelude in the form of a three-day August festival. Read more

Review: It’s a Man’s World

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It turns out there is something to be said for having a Y chromosome. Read more

Theater review: ‘Candy Barr’s Last Dance’

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Candy Barr will always be known foremost as an exotic dancer, the most famous stripper — one with panache — in 1950s and ’60s Dallas. Read more

Review: TCU’s Festival of American Song

Texas Christian University’s two-day Festival of American Song, which took place last weekend at PepsiCo Recital Hall, brought attention to an overlooked genre of music. Song recitals have almost vanished in the past few decades, and programs such as this one are fueling their resurgence. Read more

Review: CD/FW Dance Exchange — A Choreographers Showcase

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Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth usually begins its Modern Dance Festival at the Modern with “CDFW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase,” but this year, the concert closes the company’s 11th annual festival. This is likely to accommodate the schedule of the guest artists, ... Read more

Review: Modern Dance Festival at the Modern


Courtesy of Christophe Collette

Immersive performance has become a trend around the country in recent years as arts organizations try new ways of connecting with their audiences, but the folks at Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth were way ahead of the curve. In their dance installations at area art museums, and especially at the an... Read more

Review: Mimir Chamber Music Festival closes on a high note

This summer’s Mimir Chamber Music Festival closed the same way it began— with interesting repertoire performed by outstanding artists. Read more

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Jubilee Theatre


Cecil Fuqua

It looked as though Jubilee Theatre was venturing outside its comfort zone by scheduling the darkly botanical musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors to close its 2013-14 season. Read more

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

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