New & notable: Books by Texas authors

Of note: a cold case in Texarkana; Texas as a national role model; two murder mysteries; and two family tales.

Interview: The art of Jules de Balincourt at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Brooklyn-based artist paints idyllic settings with creepy undercurrents spiced with a bit of gratuitous flesh.

Review: Season’s readings for romance fans

Authors can’t resist going home for the holidays with novels, novellas and anthologies.

Opinion By Bud Kennedy

A new arts school for Fort Worth — but where?

Legal confusion delays the plan for a performing arts school in the Cultural District, but there are other ideas.

Review: Ballet Frontier’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Youngsters fill the stage with cute mice and snow fairies, but the professional dancers aren’t so showy in the Ballet Frontier production of The Nutcracker.

Ballet Frontier finds a new home

The company’s new space in southwest Fort Worth, the Ballet Center of Fort Worth, opened Oct. 31 after years of planning and building.

‘Elf’ takes the stage at Bass Hall

The holiday musical, based on the popular 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, arrives at Bass Hall on Tuesday for a five-day, eight-performance run, and it is anything but small scale.

New books for style connoisseurs

Here are some of the latest books by fashion’s big names that sure to intrigue any enthusiast.

Review: Deljavan’s playing bold but respectful

The memorable Cliburn pianist performed with a chamber group on Saturday in Fort Worth.