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Review: Marc-Andre Hamelin in Cliburn recital

Marc-Andre Hamelin


If you mention the name Marc-Andre Hamelin to anyone even vaguely associated with the musical world, the first response will probably be “he can effortlessly play anything.” They don’t mean that his performances are blase as he tosses off some transcendental Liszt; they are ... Read more

1997 Cliburn finalist Jan Jiracek to play with Symphony Arlington

Jan Jiracek von Arnim

One of the endearing aspects of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is the way the event creates lasting relationships with so many of the competitors — even if they don’t leave with a medal. Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide, Oct. 8-Oct. 15, 2015



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Theater review: ‘Company’


James Jamison

— Stephen Sondheim is really hard. Read more

Review Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

As conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya granted at the beginning, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra kind of backed into Friday night’s performance in Bass Hall. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Under the artistic guidance of Gary Levinson, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has developed into a rock-solid presenter of chamber ensembles. Read more

‘Lady Day’ takes the Jubilee Theatre stage


Denise Lee has played the role of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill twice before, at WaterTower Theatre in 2000 and at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas in 2008. Read more

Jubilee Theatre at a turning point starting 35th season

Jubilee Theater 35th anniversary 1

Special to the Star-Telegram

For many years after Jubilee Theatre artistic director Rudy Eastman’s death in 2005, his widow, Marian, was uninterested in venturing into downtown Fort Worth. Read more

Critics’ picks: Finally, the last word on Michael Jackson

1 MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson: Six years ago, the world lost Jackson at the shockingly young age of 50. In the months immediately following his death, there were ample, unseemly recountings of Jackson’s turbulent life, offer... Read more

In the galleries: Art Heist

The annual Art Heist, a fundraiser for EASL, the Emergency Artists’ Support League, takes place Saturday. This event by artists and art patrons is something like an auction. Smugglers, those who buy a $500 ticket, get first choice of any of the 150 artworks donated to the sale. Next up are t... Read more

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