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Review: Barry Douglas plays Brahms, Schubert


Jake Samuels

It would be hard to convince most entrants in the Cliburn competition of the fact, but studies have shown that it really doesn’t matter much to his or her career where a competitor finishes, as long as it’s not too far from the top. Read more

Review: ‘Undelivered’ a dignified musical tribute to JFK

JFK Exhibit


President John F. Kennedy’s final speech has been delivered at last. It wasn’t in the format he envisioned, but its message remains powerful after the passage of half a century, and its new form is a noble salute to the fallen president. Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers showcases eight works in progress

Frontiers is certainly an appropriate title for the Fort Worth Opera’s new-music series. In contrast to the mainstage performances in Bass Hall, Frontiers presents pieces of operas so new they’re not even finished yet. Read more

Ansel Adams exhibit shows the artist’s great works

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There is a small bridge on Sentinel Drive in Yosemite National Park that, on any given summer evening, will be crowded with photographers. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Silent Night’ is a dramatic spectacle

Fort Worth Opera Silent Night review


Fort Worth Opera saved its most dramatic production of the season for last. Kevin Puts’ Silent Night engrossed a large audience in Bass Hall on Sunday afternoon. It received the ultimate compliment: d... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Opera stages a clever ‘Cosi’

Opera Cosi Fan Tutte 007

Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison

Così fan tutte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s cynical (or is it realistic?) take on the eternal skirmishing between the sexes, was off to a smart and witty start Saturday night as the Fort Worth Opera’s latest season entry ... Read more

Fort Worth Opera Festival opens with starkly contrasting ‘Pearl Fishers,’ ‘With Blood, With Ink’


Special/Rachel Parker

Fort Worth Opera opened its 2014 festival this weekend with two starkly contrasted works, each effective in its own way. Read more

Art in the drive-through lane at the Nasher

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When the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi first visited the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2012, she was scouting the museum and Dallas for her first American exhibit. The Nasher had invited the Berlin native to create an installation for its Sightings series, and she was in town to feel the p... Read more

Vermeer String Quartet delivers masterful Easter-themed performance


Special to the Star-Telegram

Earthquakes have been so frequent in our area and, it seems, around the world lately that it should be no surprise that the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum had one of its own on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Guest artists impressive in Ballet Frontier of Texas’ ‘Firebird’

The feathers fly in Ballet Frontier of Texas’ production of Igor Stravinsky’s beloved The Firebird, which opened a two-performance set at Scott Theatre on Saturday. Read more

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