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Tuesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 13 Oct 2009

THE LAST 15 MINUTES: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has announced that it will host  the traveling exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade. The show is the first U.S. museum show to focus on the late artist’s last years of work. “Surprise and revelation are two key components in this remarkable exhibition,” curator […]

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THE LAST 15 MINUTES: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has announced that it will host  the traveling exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade. The show is the first U.S. museum show to focus on the late artist’s last years of work. “Surprise and revelation are two key components in this remarkable exhibition,” curator Andrea Karnes says in a news release. “Seeing Warhol’s late work reveals the artist’s renewed vigor for painting at the same time it brings to light aspects of his private and spiritual life.” The show will run Feb. 14 – May 16, 2010.

PERFECT TIMING: If October is the month for spooky stage shows, credit WingSpan Theatre Company for finding what might be the spookiest. My Sister in this House is based on the real-life murders of a mother and daughter by the live-in maids who are sisters in 1930s France. Oh, and there’s incest involved, too. If there’s one thing our local reviewers can agree on, it’s that the production has the ick factor. “When dealing with a gory story … the creep factor is important. Mission accomplished,” Mark Lowery writes in his theaterjones.com review. “The audience feels an invisible cord tightening around its collective neck as the sisters go progressively berserk with desperation and enmeshment,” says Alexandra Bonifield. Still, the sensationalism wasn’t enough for Lawson Taitte, who says the play, “has little to say, psychologically or thematically”

PLAN AHEAD: According to the Fort Worth Opera’s Scoop Blog, it’s just a scant 221 days until the 2010 Fort Worth Opera Festival. And as good as this year’s event was, some of you are probably already looking forward to next year. With that in mind, the FWO has posted a video of Susanna Phillips performing. If you like what you see, you can catch her singing the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni next spring.

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