Wonder & Adventure: Bach Society Houston Charts New Adventures
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Wonder & Adventure: Bach Society Houston Charts New Adventures

Rick Erickson, director of Bach Society Houston (BSH), has had a lifelong love affair with…

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In This Petri Dish: Day for Night Festival Immerses Houston In Art, Music, Activism
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In This Petri Dish: Day for Night Festival Immerses Houston In Art, Music, Activism

Day for Night, the music and art festival now entering its third year, has caused…

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The Space in Between: Mona Hatoum at the Menil Collection
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The Space in Between: Mona Hatoum at the Menil Collection

Terra firma is Latin for “solid land” but Mona Hatoum is not interested in stability.

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Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star at Moody Center for the Arts
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Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star at Moody Center for the Arts

There’s a living room constructed in the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University.

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The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space
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The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space

Onward: HGOco Finds Its Groove with Carleen Graham
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Onward: HGOco Finds Its Groove with Carleen Graham

Carleen Graham has a big job. One year after taking the helm as director of…

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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas
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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas

As a curmudgeonly connoisseur of holiday performing arts, I’m always on the lookout for the…

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Celebrating Resilience: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2017
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Celebrating Resilience: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2017

Houston Cinema Arts Festival, one of the few festivals in the US that focuses on…

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History, Poetics & A Party: Dance Films at HCAF
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History, Poetics & A Party: Dance Films at HCAF

Every year a cluster of dance films make the Houston Cinema Arts Festival line-up, Nov.…

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<em>Telepathic Improvisation</em> at the CAMH
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Telepathic Improvisation at the CAMH

The animating conceit of Telepathic Improvisation, a film by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz and…

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Genevieve Gaignard’s Passing Identities at HCP
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Genevieve Gaignard’s Passing Identities at HCP

Anyone who needs to be forced out of those “comfortable” preconceived notions of identity should…

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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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