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One man’s passion for color powers new ‘Phillips’ exhibit at the Kimbell

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The Phillips Collection

Duncan Phillips opened the first American art museum that championed modern art in 1921 in the staid town of Washington, D.C. Eight years later, MOMA opened in New York City. Read more

Spring Series showed why Dark Circles is one of the best dance troupes in DFW

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance's "Evermore"

Orlando Agawin

No local choreographer espouses wit more craftily than Joshua L. Peugh, founder of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. Read more

FW Opera’s ‘Voir Dire’ tries to do justice to crime-and-punishment tales

Dress rehearsal for Fort Worth Opera's Voir Dire

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It’s generally wise to read a synopsis before attending a brand-new opera. But what if, after reading the synopsis, you’re still not sure what the opera’s about? And after attending it, you’re still not sure? Read more

‘La Sylphide’ shows Ballet Frontier’s strength, maturity

Ballet Frontier's 'La Sylphide' at the Scott Theatre

Amy Shaw

The ballet “La Sylphide” is so old-school, it can feel quaint. But it can also be a beautiful reminder of the art form’s past, as seen this past weekend in a performance by Ballet Frontier of Texas at the Scott Theatre. Read more

Violinist Hilary Hahn gives elegant performance at Bass Hall

Hilary Hahn

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The Cliburn Concerts series moved back to its old home grounds, Bass Hall, for Tuesday night’s impressive presentation. The spotlight this time was on the violin rather than the customary piano, although the latter instrument was also employed. Read more

Dover Quartet makes a lasting impression with music by composer who inspired its name

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Dover Quartet

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has become one of the prime presenters of fine music in the city. Saturday afternoon’s concert in the Piano Pavilion was one more confirmation of that. Read more

Texas Ballet Theater goes contemporary in memorable mixed rep program

Texas Ballet Theater review

jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

There may have been elements of classical and neoclassical ballet in the mixed repertory program that Texas Ballet Theater presented Friday through Sunday at Bass Hall, but this program is the most contemporary that the company has performed. Read more

Carter’s Avedon exhibit will leave viewers wanting more

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

When Mitchell Wilder, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s first director, commissioned Richard Avedon to undertake a “Western Project” in 1978, the museum had no way of knowing the New York-based photographer — famous for his fashion photography and portraits of celebriti... Read more

No chance of napping through this Fort Worth Symphony concert

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Manfred Esser

The energy quotient was exceptionally high at Friday night’s concert of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. A new piece from Colombia tested the sonic limits of Bass Hall, there were thunderous peals g... Read more

‘Who Am I This Time?’ throughly examines love

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Timothy Long

Kurt Vonnegut wants us to know that the true path to understanding who we are lies in understanding how and whom we love. Read more

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