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Modern Dance Festival takes inspiration from Frank Stella

In 12 years of producing the free summer Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, Kerry Kreiman of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth has always found interesting programming for a mix of performance and film, from performing phrases of Twyla Tharp’s One Hundreds, to th... Read more

Three for three: ‘Train to Busan’ in theaters


Well Go USA

1 Train to Busan: South Korean director Yeon Sang Ho has crafted a kinetic, bracing zombie film that should go down as a classic in the genre. The story of a man and his daughter trapped on a speeding train over... Read more

Texas Ballet Theater names new executive director

First Looks ballet


Vanessa Logan has been named executive director of Texas Ballet Theater, Anne T. Bass, chairwoman of the TBT Board of Governors, announced Thursday. Read more

Top Ten Things to Do entertainment guide, July 21-28, 2016

American Cowboy Parade 11


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Adam Adolfo prepares to direct final show at Artes de la Rosa


Shannon Atkinson

Everyone has a “there are two types of [fill-in-the-blank]” quote, and Adam Adolfo has a pragmatic one for the job that he believes is his calling. Read more

Play ‘Crossing the Line’ astutely mixes fantasy and realpolitik


April Sunshine

Amphibian Stage Productions has made a curious decision with programming British playwright Kieran Lynn’s Crossing the Line, which opened this weekend, directed by Melissa Crespo. The questionable choice is not whether the play is timely (boy, is it) or funny (... Read more

‘The Book of Moron’ is next chapter in comedian’s irreverent humor


Bass Hall

Actor, writer and comedian Robert Dubac began his career in theater, and although he admits he never got into the art form of the musical, he owes some gratitude to Trey Parker and Matt Stone for creating the musical Read more

Powerful ‘Distant Echo’ confronts death

The Distant Echo of Ancient Youth

Robert Bourdage

In the past five or so seasons, Johnny Simons has been thinking a lot about death in response to the loss of several people important in the history of his Hip Pocket Theatre. Last season, it was most obvious in his musical The Enchanted Lake — which referenced t... Read more

‘42nd Street’ at Bass Hall dances into your heart


Chris Bennion

The musical 42nd Street is one of a handful of such shows in which the choreography and dancing overshadow every other artistic element. It could have the world’s best singers and actors, but if the tap dancing is not perfection, it’s all for naught. Read more

Top 10 things to do entertainment guide: July 15-21, 2016


Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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