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Exit stage left: Opera singer Ava Pine is making a career change

Lysistrata opera dress rehearsal 2

Special to the Star-Telegram

One of the most popular singers on Dallas-Fort Worth classical music and opera stages has announced she will soon be making a transition from music to medicine. Read more

Top Ten Things to Do, Sept. 22-Sept. 29, 2016

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Review: ‘The Lake Worth Monster’ rises again

The “monster” of Lake Worth became a local legend, its sightings stirring up noise on a smaller scale than the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, but still enough to make headlines. But there have been actual sightings of The Lake Worth Monster, an autobiogra... Read more

Pianist Sean Chen previews his upcoming Fort Worth recital

Sean Chen


Pianist Sean Chen is looking forward to a less stressful visit to Fort Worth. Read more

Season opener shows Texas Ballet Theater is on the right path

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It’s a shame that the Winspear Opera House was not close to full on Friday night as Texas Ballet Theater opened its 2016-17 season. What was seen onstage was a glimpse into the future of this company, and probably other similarly sized classical ballet companies introducing more contempor... Read more

Van Cliburn bio tells his story with complexity

Cliburn Illness

Van Cliburn Foundation via AP

A few years ago, on a stroll through Moscow’s famous Gorky Park, British historian Nigel Cliff explained his latest project to Aschen Mikoyan, the granddaughter of a leading official in the communist Soviet Union and a lifelong friend of legendary pianist Van Cliburn. Read more

‘The Lion in Winter’ adroitly stalks Cowtown stage


Bradley Parker

Playwright and screenwriter James Goldman fancied himself a comic writer, and his best-known work, 1966’s The Lion in Winter, is billed as a dramatic comedy. It’s not a laugh a minute, as we too often expect out of anything called comedies these days, b... Read more

Hip Pocket Theatre pulls a ‘Monster’ out of its past


Robert Bourdage

On a surprisingly not-sweltering August day, Basil Twist is in work clothes — mismatched shirt and long shorts — in a wooded area behind the stage at Hip Pocket Theatre, surrounded by various items for making an oversized puppet. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra cancels more concerts as strike continues

Symphony Strike


The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced two more concert cancellations Wednesday as a strike by its musicians continues. Read more

Top Ten Things to Do, Sept. 15-Sept. 22, 2016



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