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Wednesday, December 1

Style and substance: The famous wives in First Ladies are remembered for their charity and their couture, including (from left to right) Grace Coolidge's black and gold gown, Mamie Eisenhower's pink dress, Ida McKinley's satin boots and Eleanor Roosevelt's fur coat.
Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of A
Style and substance: The famous wives in First Ladies are remembered for their charity and their couture, including (from left to right) Grace Coolidge's black and gold gown, Mamie Eisenhower's pink dress, Ida McKinley's satin boots and Eleanor Roosevelt's fur coat.

Many people praise Yo-Yo Ma for his passion, technical skill and refinement. We praise him for his cunning, the way he's almost secretly exposed people to classical music. He's been on Sesame Street playing with The Count; he did the soundtrack for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. And he just released Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone, Ma's versions of Morricone's themes from The Untouchables, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and more. This may not increase the ticket sales for Ma's show with pianist Emanuel Ax, but, in our opinion, the seeds are planted. Cliburn Concerts presents Ma and Ax at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. Tickets are $20 to $90. Call 817-335-9000.

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