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Theater review: ‘Spunk’ at WaterTower Theatre

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Karen Almond

ADDISON — George C. Wolfe skewered some African-American tropes in his 1986 play The Colored Museum. Just a few years later, he paid homage to the stories of an early African-American literary giant, Zora Neale Hurston, by celebrating her vivid prose in his play ... Read more

Theater review: ‘Evita’

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Photo by RICHARD TERMINE

Turns out the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musicals that began as concept albums — Jesus Christ, Superstar and Evita — are the ones that hold up best. Sure, the schlock that is Phantom of the Opera Read more

Art in the drive-through lane at the Nasher

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Star-Telegram

When the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi first visited the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2012, she was scouting the museum and Dallas for her first American exhibit. The Nasher had invited the Berlin native to create an installation for its Sightings series, and she was in town to feel the p... Read more

Vermeer String Quartet delivers masterful Easter-themed performance

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Earthquakes have been so frequent in our area and, it seems, around the world lately that it should be no surprise that the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum had one of its own on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Concerts in the Garden lineup announced

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Special to

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has announced the lineup for this season’s Concerts in the Garden, an annual offering of performances under the stars that covers a wide range of musical genres in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Read more

Sean Panikkar has had a year worth singing about

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Fort Worth Opera

It’s hard to imagine Sean Panikkar having a better year. Read more

Texas Ballet Theater to dance to live music twice next season

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Steven Visneau

Things are slowly getting less painful for fans of Texas Ballet Theater and live music. First came news that the company’s Swan Lake performances in May will feature the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra — the first time the ballet theater has had a live or... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: April 18-24, 2014

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Columbia Records

Celebrate crawfish and Easter eggs at the Fort Worth Stockyards, or take in Haim (pictured), the Old 97’s, and more in Dallas. And don’t forget Record Store Day. Read more

In the galleries: Billy Hassell at Conduit in Dallas

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Courtesy of Conduit Gallery

As welcome as the spring flowers that are finally blooming is the announcement of an exhibit of the work of Fort Worth-based artist Billy Hassell. His brilliant, hyperstylized paintings of birds and their habitats are always a pleasure. An exhibit of his recent work is at Conduit Gallery in Dalla... Read more

Theater review: ‘Hunting and Gathering’

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Daylon Walton

Ignore that “Oh, no, not one of those again” feeling you get shortly after the curtain goes up on Hunting and Gathering, the New York-based drama which opened Thursday at Amphibian Stage Productions. Read more

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