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Critics’ picks: Click on artist Ed Blackburn’s ‘Not Exactly a Site’


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1 ‘Not Exactly a Site’: Email friends of Fort Worth-based artist Ed Blackburn have been treated to a volley of Blackburn’s latest artwork, art generated as news happens. He is playing with the message as medium, creating artworks on the computer and ... Read more

Theater review: ‘Pippin’


Photo by Terry Shapiro

The national touring production of the hit Broadway musical Pippin rolled into Bass Hall on Tuesday and showed itself to be surprisingly defiant. From curtain rise to curtain fall, the principals constantly thumb their noses at either gravity or the calendar — ... Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: July 24-30, 2015


Mike Morgan

Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth to close festival with Choreographers Showcase

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A few years ago, Kerry Kreiman, co-founder of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, came up with a new concept for the company, introducing a “season on wheels.” Read more

‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ gives vulgarity its 15 mins.



Andy Warhol famously said that everyone gets his or her 15 minutes of fame, but one song from an award-winning 2003 British musical might be a more appropriate comment on America’s reality show- and social media-spurred fame obsession: This Is My Jerry Springer Moment Read more

Texas artist Esther Pearl Watson brings the outsiders in

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A mural-sized painting is hanging in the atrium of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. It looks old, but it is a newly commissioned work by Esther Pearl Watson, who grew up in the eastern exurbs of Dallas. Read more

William Campbell gallery show tells stories, re-creates childhood


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When Sam Brown, the gallery assistant at William Campbell Contemporary Art, was given the gallery’s summer calendar to fill, she pulled in three artists whom she has been following for some time for “The Games We Play.” Read more

In the galleries: Fort Worth Community Arts Center


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Dr. Donald Matheson of Fort Worth, who has been painting for over 50 years, began a series of reductionist paintings in 2008. He takes a well-known art work, such as Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles Read more

Theater review: ‘Tree Pop’

Most directors write about their production in the program, and for Tree Pop at Hip Pocket Theatre, Lake Simons’ director’s notes come in extra handy. Read more

Theater review: ‘The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote’


Raul Mosley

Miguel de Cervantes’ famous character Don Quixote is the poster boy for the power of imagination as sparked by a love of reading; he unabashedly is happiest when in the world of his own making. There are many ways to think about this character: Idealistic? Foolish? Passionate? Crazy? Yes,... Read more

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