Moving Forward, Looking Back: David McGee at Texas Gallery and HMAAC
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Moving Forward, Looking Back: David McGee at Texas Gallery and HMAAC

The mucky brown waters had barely begun to recede when artist David McGee’s mother reminded…

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Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders
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Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders

Van Cliburn Winner Yekwon Sunwoo Returns to Texas
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Van Cliburn Winner Yekwon Sunwoo Returns to Texas

The first time Yekwon Sunwoo vied in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the judges…

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Sir Kenneth MacMillan & Houston Ballet: <em>Mayerling</em> Continues a Storied Relationship
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Sir Kenneth MacMillan & Houston Ballet: Mayerling Continues a Storied Relationship

When Houston Ballet takes the stage next fall for the Houston premiere of Sir Kenneth…

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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season
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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season

Watching a rehearsal of Mayerling I witnessed a company in motion in more ways than…

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A Heroic Launch: Glass Opens Aperio’s Big Season
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A Heroic Launch: Glass Opens Aperio’s Big Season

Against significant odds--flood damage at the Hobby Center and other Theater District performing arts venues,…

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Dinner of Doom: 4th Wall opens its final season with Ayad Akhtar’s <em>Disgraced</em>
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Dinner of Doom: 4th Wall opens its final season with Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced

Great drama is seldom blatantly didactic, but on occasion theater does gift us with certain…

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Theater After Harvey: Houston’s Small Companies Must Continue
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Theater After Harvey: Houston’s Small Companies Must Continue

As the Texas Gulf Coast begins the rebuilding process after the catastrophic damage of Hurricane…

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New Horizons: Apollo Chamber Players Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
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New Horizons: Apollo Chamber Players Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Apollo Chamber Players plays a Harvey Relief Concert on Sept. 8 at the Match in…

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The Sound of Things: Alyce Santoro and Bohyun Yoon at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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The Magnificent Faith Ringgold: A Legendary Artist’s Survey Exhibition at Houston Museum of African American Culture
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Muscle Memory: CAMH Surveys Annabeth Rosen’s Process-Pushing Ceramics
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Muscle Memory: CAMH Surveys Annabeth Rosen’s Process-Pushing Ceramics

Even as an undergrad, ceramic sculptor Annabeth Rosen was known as a “rabble rouser” for…

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Celestial Music: Houston Symphony’s Composer in Residence Jimmy López Premieres New Work
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Celestial Music: Houston Symphony’s Composer in Residence Jimmy López Premieres New Work

Jimmy López got hooked on classical music when he was 12, thanks to J.S. Bach’s…

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Creating Literary Sparks:  Inprint’s Authors Reflect Houston’s Diversity
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Creating Literary Sparks: Inprint’s Authors Reflect Houston’s Diversity

Inprint, Houston’s literary arts organization, flies like a rare book bird among other Texas arts…

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Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s <em>Church</em>
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Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s Church

Beloved Brothers and Sisters, I bid you welcome to this Church review, and I ask…

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Pioneers and Visionaries: Houston Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season
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Pioneers and Visionaries: Houston Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season

Each season, Simpson invites a prominent guest conductor to work with the choir on an…

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Collaborative Spirit Defines Musiqa’s 2017-2018 Season
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Collaborative Spirit Defines Musiqa’s 2017-2018 Season

Tony Brandt, co-founder and artistic director of Houston's leading new music ensemble Musiqa, knows exactly…

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Young, Female & Powerful: Laura Gutierrez and Matt Hune’s <em>Rite of Spring</em> at the Rec Room
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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH
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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH

One shouldn’t read too much into serendipitous timing, but I can’t help noting that Rebel,…

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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet
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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet

Entering the lobby at Houston Ballet's Center for Dance for Project REACH on balmy Saturday…

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<em>Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish:</em> Pipilotti Rist at MFAH
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Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish: Pipilotti Rist at MFAH

Last summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presented two installations and a few somewhat…

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Rec Room’s Punk New Season
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Rec Room’s Punk New Season

Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston
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Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston

Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum
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Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum

There’s something deceptive about the exhibition on view at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art…

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Simulate the Revolution: Digital Projections Enhance MFAH’s Mexican Modernism Survey
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Parallel Lines: Uniting Jim Crow-Era Works by Black, White Artists at Houston Public Library
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Parallel Lines: Uniting Jim Crow-Era Works by Black, White Artists at Houston Public Library

Houston audiences will get a rare glimpse into the Bayou City’s pre-boom, Jim Crow-era art…

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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre
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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre

Houston’s Horse Head Theatre company has a reputation for staging intriguing and occasional avant-garde contemporary…

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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season
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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season

Da Camera has flourished because of the entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness of its hometown of…

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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women
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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women

It's the first time Matthew Dirst, Founder and Artistic Director of Houston's leading early music…

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Unwiring from War: <em>Cry Havoc </em>at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre
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Unwiring from War: Cry Havoc at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre

Can performing Shakespeare become a form of therapy that allows actor and audience to find…

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Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH
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Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH

In a year, a very small number of “jazz films” can or will be released…

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Old and Improved: Art as Wish Fulfillment in CAMH’s <em>A Better Yesterday</em>
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Old and Improved: Art as Wish Fulfillment in CAMH’s A Better Yesterday

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s latest exhibition A Better Yesterday, on view May 20-Sept. 3,…

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Anything’s Possible: PrintHouston 2017 Reflects a Medium’s Multiplicity
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Anything’s Possible: PrintHouston 2017 Reflects a Medium’s Multiplicity

As printmaking shows fan out across Houston over the next few months, visitors to PrintHouston…

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Justin Peck: A Choreographer for Right Now
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Justin Peck: A Choreographer for Right Now

The ballet field is fond of pinning their hopes on the next great choreographer who…

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Dean’s Show: Is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s CAMH Survey Really His?
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Dean’s Show: Is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s CAMH Survey Really His?

Mid-career retrospectives have a way of messing with their subjects’ heads. When you’re used to…

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Ancient Roads: <em>Shank’s Mare</em> at Asia Society Texas Center
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Ancient Roads: Shank’s Mare at Asia Society Texas Center

Fire & Water: HGO Triumphs with <em>Götterdämmerung</em>
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Fire & Water: HGO Triumphs with Götterdämmerung

Houston Grand Opera has done it! The realization of Richard Wagner's epic Ring Cycle, the…

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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38
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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38

Traditional tunes, rhythms and harmonies played no role. Instead, the chamber ensemble offered up an…

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Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum
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Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum

There are 15 artists in this year’s 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum, which runs…

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Pop Culture Invasion: ROCOmoji for the Win
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Pop Culture Invasion: ROCOmoji for the Win

Savvy concert goers can count on ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) to keep up with…

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