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Theater review: ‘God’s Trombones’ at Jubilee Theatre


Buddy Myers

Jubilee Theatre’s past is shaking hands with its present in God’s Trombones, the beloved musical revue that opened last Friday. Read more

Review: Garrick Ohlsson at Cliburn at the Bass

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One of today’s masters of the piano gave a convincing display of his artistry Tuesday night in Bass Hall. His name is Garrick Ohlsson; he presented a brilliant series of masterpieces by musical heavyweights Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. Read more

Review: Ballet Frontier of Texas

Before Ballet Frontier of Texas’ 2015-16 season finale, Artistic Adviser Enrica Tseng said that this has been a “steppingstone season,” noting the company’s increase in public performances and audience sizes. Read more

Review: The Little Mermaid at Bass Hall


Photo by Bruce Bennett

The production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which opened a six-day, eight-performance run at Bass Hall on Tuesday night, is what you would expect it to be. Exactly what you would expect it to be. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

The performance by the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth on Saturday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth had a decidedly split personality — but in a good way. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchesta


Special to the Star-Telegram

The shocking news of the Kholodenko family tragedy cast a pall over Friday night’s performance of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The deaths of Nika and Michela Kholodenko, daughters of 2013 Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko, had both professional and personal repercussions. Read more

Theater review: Stage West’s ‘The Nether’


Buddy Myers

The subject matter is repugnant, but the drama is relentlessly gripping in The Nether, the dark and powerful play that opened at Stage West on Saturday. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony's ‘Sounds of New Orleans’


Special to the Star-Telegram

It was supposed to be a salute to the great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Read more

Review: Dallas Black Dance Theatre

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre refused to acknowledge any barriers in its performance Dancing Beyond Borders at the Scott Theatre on Thursday, and the result was an evening of dance that artfully tested the limits of the dancers and the space. Read more

Hall Ensemble, Alex McDonald bring surprises to BRIT concert


Special to the Star-Telegram

Hall Ensemble audiences have come to expect something a little offbeat when the musical group sits down to play. Tuesday night’s program had two such surprises — one musical, the other technical. Read more

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