On Book: Readings Take Center Stage in Houston
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On Book: Readings Take Center Stage in Houston

Scene: a bare stage anywhere—in a theater, a rehearsal hall, even on an outdoor platform…

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Musical Evangelists: Houston Symphony’s Embedded Musicians Engage the Community
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Musical Evangelists: Houston Symphony’s Embedded Musicians Engage the Community

David Connor lets his double bass rest on the floor. Cradling an iPad and speaker…

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SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard
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SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard

“I'm trying to shake up my practice,” Lily Cox-Richard says, as we stand in her…

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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell
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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell

Monet: The Early Years at the Kimbell Art Museum kicks off with a startling contrast…

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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH
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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH

Degas: A New Vision will end its only U.S. presentation at the Museum of Fine…

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Space Commander:  Frances Bagley Fills Kirk Hopper Fine Art to the Brim
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Space Commander: Frances Bagley Fills Kirk Hopper Fine Art to the Brim

“I’m really interested in space,” says Frances Bagley, as we walk through her east Dallas…

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Clara’s Big Dream: Houston Ballet’s New Nutcracker
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Clara’s Big Dream: Houston Ballet’s New Nutcracker

Snow, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a gigantic Christmas Tree are three things we all…

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Wonder & A Whale: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Transform American Classics into Opera
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Wonder & A Whale: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Transform American Classics into Opera

This November, Moby-Dick journeys safely back to its home port, as the Dallas Opera once…

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SHOW UP: Harold Mendez
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SHOW UP: Harold Mendez

When we meet for coffee, Harold Mendez has just returned to Houston from the Rauschenberg…

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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More
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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More

A hand, a conch shell, a pair of lips, a valentine heart: Rendered in pastels…

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San Antonio Symphony Shines in a “Real” Hall at The Tobin Center
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San Antonio Symphony Shines in a “Real” Hall at The Tobin Center

Carmina Burana always packs a wallop. This time, Carl Orff’s paean to frolic and fate…

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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future
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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future

Convention is not a part of Allison Orr’s vocabulary. The Forklift Danceworks artistic director has…

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Show Up:  Shayne Murphy
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Show Up: Shayne Murphy

“Do you know the stereotype that any male who’s approaching his mid-30s becomes really interested…

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Opera in Israel with Dallas Connections
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Opera in Israel with Dallas Connections

Hannah Munitz's face lit up when I asked her about the Israeli Opera’s production of…

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Badge of Honor: SMU Dance Grads Impact Texas Dance
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Badge of Honor: SMU Dance Grads Impact Texas Dance

Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas is home to one of…

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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art
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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art

Lucie Stahl, Critic’s Pick, 2014, Inkjet print, aluminum, epoxy resin. The next person you see…

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Houston Makes Room for Two New(ish) Galleries: Capsule Gallery + Cindy Lisica Gallery
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Houston Makes Room for Two New(ish) Galleries: Capsule Gallery + Cindy Lisica Gallery

Two gallerists have set up shop over the last year on the Houston scene: Cindy…

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Renaissance Woman
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Renaissance Woman

This past July, Rebecca Rabinow, who grew up in Houston, stepped into her new role…

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Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter
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Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter

Gabriel Dawe spent two weeks in August scaling the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s…

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Moving Forward: Suzanne Weaver Takes the Reins at San Antonio Museum of Art
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Moving Forward: Suzanne Weaver Takes the Reins at San Antonio Museum of Art

Laura A. L. Wellen interviews Suzanne Weaver, newly appointed Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and…

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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin
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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin

As Ballet Austin celebrates its sixth decade of performance, the company is a beehive of…

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Home and Away: The Miró Quartet’s Fall Texas Season
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Home and Away: The Miró Quartet’s Fall Texas Season

The Miró Quartet loves to expose an audience to the panorama of a single composer’s…

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The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40 with a Stellar Season
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The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40 with a Stellar Season

<em>Book From the Sky:</em> Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas
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Book From the Sky: Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1872), the heroine Alice holds a mirror to…

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<em>flow:</em> Jae Ko at CAMH
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flow: Jae Ko at CAMH

Downstairs at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Zilkha Gallery is a cold space. When…

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Meditations on Love, Art, and Life: Yayoi Kusama at the MFAH
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Meditations on Love, Art, and Life: Yayoi Kusama at the MFAH

The name Yayoi Kusama often conjures images of polka-dots spreading out into the infinite, and…

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Bringing Music to the People: ROCO’s New Season
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Bringing Music to the People: ROCO’s New Season

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra isn’t planning a Fourth of July concert, but maybe it…

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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work
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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work

In Dallas, a generation of young playwrights is beginning to flex dramatic muscle in pursuit…

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Be in the Moment: Matthew Ronay at the Blaffer
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Be in the Moment: Matthew Ronay at the Blaffer

With two room-size installations and a selection of recent sculptures and reliefs, Matthew Ronay’s work…

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Old Yet New: Ars Lyrica’s Fresh Take on Vivaldi and Next Season’s News
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Old Yet New: Ars Lyrica’s Fresh Take on Vivaldi and Next Season’s News

Maybe you’ve heard Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons umpteen times. Nevertheless, Ars Lyrica wants to…

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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season
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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season

“We look around the world we live in, at topics that are relevant in the…

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Classics & Connections: The Dallas Opera’s 2016/17 Season
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Classics & Connections: The Dallas Opera’s 2016/17 Season

The Dallas Opera's 60th season is back to basics, with three classics of the Western…

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In Your Face
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In Your Face

Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)
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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)

Whether they’re airily dodging swinging theatrical lights or brawling in the melted cheese of an…

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Ode to a Plate: <em>At Your Service</em> at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Ode to a Plate: At Your Service at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Strong Statements at the MFAH: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection
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Strong Statements at the MFAH: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection

Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection is the overly general and therefore utterly…

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Mirrors for Princes
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Mirrors for Princes

A Banner Year: DiverseWorks Moves to the MATCH
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A Banner Year: DiverseWorks Moves to the MATCH

A + C writer Holly Walrath sat down with Executive Director and Chief Curator Xandra…

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Larger Than Life
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Larger Than Life

Coming Home: Alex Karigan Farrior
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Coming Home: Alex Karigan Farrior

Alex Karigan Farrior joined Dallas's Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in 2014 and has been spinning…

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