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Texas Ballet Theater takes big step forward with First Looks

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

In recent seasons Texas Ballet Theater has been working hard to make an image change, probably with plans to join the dialogue of the national conversation about big-budget ballet companies reaching out to new and younger audiences. Even with a world-renowned artistic director, Ben Stevenson, it&... Read more

Concert marks Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble’s 30th anniversary

The Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble celebrated its 30th anniversary with an unusual, varied program in First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church on Monday... Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ keeps audience laughing

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rmallison@star-telegram.com

An increasingly hyper Barber of Seville was the Fort Worth Opera Festival’s latest entry, Saturday night in Bass Hall. Read more

Review: ‘JFK’ opera engrossing, sometimes puzzling

Dress rehearsal for Fort Worth Opera's JFK world premiere

Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Opera’s much-anticipated JFK is an engrossing, sometimes puzzling musical tragedy that focuses on the final hours of President John F. Kennedy and the sorrows of first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Chamber Music Society concert at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was like some candy bars — soft on the outside and chewy in the middle. Read more

Caruso and the coliseum redux — cowboys and culture mix well

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Special to the Star-Telegram

What if Pagliacci had been about a rodeo clown? Read more

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

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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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Star-Telegram

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

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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

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