Get away from that screen!

Betsy PickleOur Town Arts

According to the Hallmark calendar, sappy-movie season is already in full swing. Fortunately, there are numerous area events offering live performances free of schmaltz.
His show isn’t till next year, but …

UT Opera’s ‘Carmen’ a smoking success

Harold DuckettOur Town Arts

If it weren’t for Native Americans, Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” the world’s second most popular opera – a whopping 698 performances in the 2017-2018 season (Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” was No. …

‘Middlemarch’ celebrates spring

Harold DuckettFeature, Our Town Arts

Claudia Stevens told WBIR-TV that she is “too old to worry about how it’s going to turn out.”
Stevens is the librettist for Allen Shearer’s “Middlemarch in Spring,” which the UT …