Why We Sing: Houston Chamber Choir Celebrates the Art and Joy of Singing Together
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Why We Sing: Houston Chamber Choir Celebrates the Art and Joy of Singing Together

Robert Simpson, founder and artistic director of the Houston Chamber Choir (HCC), has just brought…

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TX Studio: Julia Barbosa Landois
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TX Studio: Julia Barbosa Landois

Julia Barbosa Landois and I sit under the marginally-less sweltering awning of a Houston coffee…

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It Happened in Texas: Antoni Miralda, the Kilgore Rangerettes and Flying Bread at the CAMH
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It Happened in Texas: Antoni Miralda, the Kilgore Rangerettes and Flying Bread at the CAMH

Jim Harithas was the maverick director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston from 1974 to…

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Stepping Out: Ambition Defines Ars Lyrica’s Next Season
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Stepping Out: Ambition Defines Ars Lyrica’s Next Season

The moment has arrived. This fall, Ars Lyrica Houston is set to power full steam…

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Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin: The Scene at Devin Borden Gallery
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Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin: The Scene at Devin Borden Gallery

Stepping into The Scene (Houston: 1969 -1981) at Devin Borden Gallery, the space seemed small,…

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Ambiente Amore: Felipe Lopez at Clarke & Associates
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Ambiente Amore: Felipe Lopez at Clarke & Associates

Through the expansive storefront windows of Clarke & Associates in Houston comes a flood of…

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Jazz on Film at the MFAH
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Jazz on Film at the MFAH

It’s summer so the MFAH’s Jazz on Film series, curated by Peter Lucas, returns for…

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TUTS Reinvents the Classics with Latina/o-Inspired Guys & Dolls
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TUTS Reinvents the Classics with Latina/o-Inspired Guys & Dolls

When you think of Guys & Dolls, does the United States’ rising Latina/o population come…

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Texas Lens: Resilience
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Texas Lens: Resilience

Translating the Essence of Vietnam: Apollo Finds Meaningful Connections Through Music-Making
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Translating the Essence of Vietnam: Apollo Finds Meaningful Connections Through Music-Making

Apollo Chamber Players celebrated the conclusion of its 10th Anniversary Season with a multilayered program…

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The Future of Memory and Identity: Micky Fisher’s Replica at Stages
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The Future of Memory and Identity: Micky Fisher’s Replica at Stages

Science fiction has photon-torpedoed and robot-revolted its way into conquering almost every contemporary storytelling medium,…

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Then and Now: Houston Ballet’s Swan Lake Returns to Jones Hall
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Then and Now: Houston Ballet’s Swan Lake Returns to Jones Hall

June is a busy month for Houston Ballet with Play taking over George R. Brown’s…

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Cultural icons and digital landscapes: A conversation with Vernon Fisher
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Cultural icons and digital landscapes: A conversation with Vernon Fisher

What remains to be seen: Houston’s Aurora Picture Show at 20
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What remains to be seen: Houston’s Aurora Picture Show at 20

Once identified as the oldest microcinema in the Southwest, founded by then-MFAH Core Fellow Andrea…

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Priestess of Pre-Punk Comes to Life: Open Dance Project’s <em>DADA Gert</em> at Moody Center for the Arts
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Fade to Black: Creating a Space for African-American Theater in Houston
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Fade to Black: Creating a Space for African-American Theater in Houston

While Houston is routinely lauded as the most diverse city in the United States, this…

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What’s happening?: Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston
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What’s happening?: Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston

Thank goodness, because one thing our arts communities do not need is another wannabe dictator…

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A brief survey of experimental music in Houston
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A brief survey of experimental music in Houston

This article is a patch, some spackling, experimental music duct tape on the rickety machinery…

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SPA Welcomes Ballet Hispanico With Open Arms
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SPA Welcomes Ballet Hispanico With Open Arms

“You are going to love this program,” Eduardo Vilaro told me as we shared a…

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Conversations in Art, Science & Technology: Moody Center for the Arts
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Conversations in Art, Science & Technology: Moody Center for the Arts

The artist, Josiah McElheny, working with cosmologist David Weinberg, creates a gallery-sized installation, consisting of…

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Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Mystery Sonatas and a Celebratory 50th Anniversary Season Ahead for Houston Early Music
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Architecture of Creation: Michelangelo and the Vatican at MFAH
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Architecture of Creation: Michelangelo and the Vatican at MFAH

The artistic process rarely garners as much attention and appreciation as the finished masterpiece, but…

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FLATS: A New Way to View Photography
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FLATS: A New Way to View Photography

SHOW UP: Libbie Masterson
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SHOW UP: Libbie Masterson

Entering Libbie Masterson’s studio is like a breath of fresh air. A small outbuilding is…

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Meta Story: ‘Bright Star’ at TUTS
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Meta Story: ‘Bright Star’ at TUTS

Though it made its Broadway debut in 2016, the bluegrass music-filled Bright Star feels like…

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Defying Categorization: Jamie Barton Returns to HGO
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Defying Categorization: Jamie Barton Returns to HGO

“I say this with absolute ultimate pride: I introduced Christine Goerke to Dubsmash at Mai’s…

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Taking it personally: Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent
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Taking it personally: Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent

Let’s be honest, things are a bit crazy right now, no matter which side of…

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Listening Rituals: Hans Tutschku at the Moody Center
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Listening Rituals: Hans Tutschku at the Moody Center

In the liner notes for an upcoming CD on GRM, Paris, composer Hans Tutschku -…

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Hopper Meditations: Richard Tuschman at Anya Tish Gallery
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Hopper Meditations: Richard Tuschman at Anya Tish Gallery

It's hard not to think of Richard Tuschman's Hopper Meditations in light of the #MeToo…

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Great Leaps: Houston Ballet charges forward with grace, gumption, and an outstanding year ahead
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Great Leaps: Houston Ballet charges forward with grace, gumption, and an outstanding year ahead

Houston Ballet holds the rare distinction of being founded by a community of dance-loving people…

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Outstanding Performances:  A Vibrant <em>Memphis</em> at TUTS
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Outstanding Performances: A Vibrant Memphis at TUTS

The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis tells a rollicking story of the dawn of rock ’n’…

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Rising Talent & Veterans: Next Season at Chamber Music Houston
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Rising Talent & Veterans: Next Season at Chamber Music Houston

When the Rolston String Quartet first flashed onto Chamber Music Houston’s radar screen, the young…

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Remembering Harris Wittels: Stephanie Wittels Wachs’s New Sad/Funny Memoir
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Remembering Harris Wittels: Stephanie Wittels Wachs’s New Sad/Funny Memoir

“Tragedy is the cure for anxiety,” says Stephanie Wittels Wachs of the unwanted and much…

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Re-gendering History: ‘Men on Boats’ at MST
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Re-gendering History: ‘Men on Boats’ at MST

History may be written by the victors, as the saying goes, but fundamentally history is…

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Global Vision: Dance Salad Festival Moves to the Hobby Center
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Global Vision: Dance Salad Festival Moves to the Hobby Center

Every year at Easter time, Houston transforms into a hub of international dance, thanks to…

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I THINK WE MEET HERE: Shana Hoehn, Yue Nakayama, and Felipe Steinberg at UT Austin Visual Arts Center
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Progressive Texan: The LBJ Legacy Continues at the Alley and DTC
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Progressive Texan: The LBJ Legacy Continues at the Alley and DTC

War. Healthcare. Race. A divisive president in a tumultuous time. Self-destructive and unrestrained ego.

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Forward Motion: Houston Ballet Travels to Jacob’s Pillow and Dubai
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Forward Motion: Houston Ballet Travels to Jacob’s Pillow and Dubai

It has been quite a year for Houston Ballet, rife with Harvey-related challenges and triumphs,…

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Stories to Tell: Oral Fixation Expands in Texas
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Stories to Tell: Oral Fixation Expands in Texas

Oral Fixation calls Dallas home, but has started taking their storytelling show on the road…

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