Called to Archive: Studio One in Houston
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Called to Archive: Studio One in Houston

Share an article, pin an image, save a post, link a story. The immediacy of…

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Electrifying Heroines and Cherished Classics: HGO’s New Season
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Electrifying Heroines and Cherished Classics: HGO’s New Season

They rank among opera’s most electrifying heroines, yet Houston hasn’t felt their wallop for more…

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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA
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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA

Full Surround Cinema: Adventures at the 2016 HCAF
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Full Surround Cinema: Adventures at the 2016 HCAF

Houston Cinema Arts Festival artistic director Richard Herskowitz mentioned early on in the festival that…

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It Happened in Texas: <em>Nixon In China</em> Returns to HGO
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It Happened in Texas: Nixon In China Returns to HGO

The U.S. presidential election looms, and the politician has planned his trip for maximum media…

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Balance in the Fog of Memory: Angel Otero at CAMH
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Balance in the Fog of Memory: Angel Otero at CAMH

Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing, on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston through March…

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Houston Voices: Local Impact at PRH
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Houston Voices: Local Impact at PRH

Round 45: Local Impact at Project Row Houses through Feb. 12, includes artists Regina Agu,…

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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum
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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum

“It’s always been my dream to be a full-time artist.” I spoke to Floyd Newsum…

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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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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil
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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil

The ghost of 19th-century French Neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres casts a long shadow over the…

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Dancing Bodies Wake Up Space:  Third Coast Dance Film Festival at Aurora Picture Show
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Dancing Bodies Wake Up Space: Third Coast Dance Film Festival at Aurora Picture Show

I'm convinced that most spaces can be improved by the presence of a few dancing…

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Angels in Houston: <em>It’s A Wonderful Life </em>at HGO
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Angels in Houston: It’s A Wonderful Life at HGO

It's the holiday season, which means we get all crazy about making memories with our…

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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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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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Six Straight Hours of  <em>River of Fundament</em>  at MFAH
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Six Straight Hours of River of Fundament at MFAH

Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River of Fundament is, according to them, a “nontraditional opera…

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Breaking Boundaries: METdance’s Big Year
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Breaking Boundaries: METdance’s Big Year

After twenty years of success, a dance company might find itself hard-pressed to top itself…

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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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Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on <em>Wolf Hall</em>
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Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on Wolf Hall

This month, Houston’s Main Street Theater becomes the first U.S regional company to attempt the…

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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley
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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley

A year ago, Lott Entertainment Presents, introduced Houston to cabaret and theatrical performances rarely seen…

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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh <em>Nutcracker</em>
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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh Nutcracker

Houston Ballet is throwing a little holiday get-together, at least that's what it looks like…

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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters
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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters

Theater is a close-knit community, but such a collaborative art form demands presence, and it’s…

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Riveting & Rare: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller
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Riveting & Rare: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller

When Niv Sheinfeld, Keren Levi and Oren Laor's Big Mouth started with a pedestrian walking…

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Sculpture Month Houston Takes Over the Silos and Area Galleries
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Sculpture Month Houston Takes Over the Silos and Area Galleries

This October, a new event will arise in Houston, highlighting this diversity and the plethora…

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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks
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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks

Pablo Helguera's exhibition The Fable is to be Retold at DiverseWorks (on view through Nov.…

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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s <em>Eastext</em>
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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s Eastext

When Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola arrived in the United States from Argentina in 2002, he had with…

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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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Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery
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Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery

“I’m not a sarcastic painter,” Marcelyn McNeil tells me near the end of our conversation…

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Self-Taught Art: Works from the Stephanie and John Smither Collection at The Menil
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Self-Taught Art: Works from the Stephanie and John Smither Collection at The Menil

On view at the Menil Collection through Oct. 16, As Essential As Dreams: Self-Taught Art…

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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

Powerful Presence: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller
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Powerful Presence: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller

If movement can reveal a national identity and specific cultural context, then the dance work…

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Comfortable Heat Wave: Owen Drysdale at Barbara Davis Gallery
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Comfortable Heat Wave: Owen Drysdale at Barbara Davis Gallery

The floating mirages of Owen Drysdale’s Hot Summer Deadly Day are lovely, but bloodless.

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Design in Texas: Ryan McGettigan
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Design in Texas: Ryan McGettigan

Set designer Ryan McGettigan’s bold designs have graced the stages of many of the theater…

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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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When Worlds Collide: Houston Ballet’s new <em>Giselle</em> overlaps the worldly and the ethereal
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When Worlds Collide: Houston Ballet’s new Giselle overlaps the worldly and the ethereal

In traditional versions of Giselle, the worlds of the living and the dead are separated…

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Hilary Lloyd at Blaffer Art Museum
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Hilary Lloyd at Blaffer Art Museum

“Casual elegance” is a phrase too often bandied about by women’s clothiers and wine marketers,…

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SHEILA PEPE invites SONDRA PERRY—<em>Put me down Gently: A Cooler Place + I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That</em>
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SHEILA PEPE invites SONDRA PERRY—Put me down Gently: A Cooler Place + I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

“It’s very much like a drawing,” Sheila Pepe began. “Things are drawn, laid down, erased,…

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Travel Music: Harmony in the Air Delights Houston’s Airport Passengers
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Travel Music: Harmony in the Air Delights Houston’s Airport Passengers

Air travelers nationwide were grumbling about lengthening lines at security checks. A federal transportation official…

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Summer Premieres at Lone Star Lyric
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Summer Premieres at Lone Star Lyric

When Kelli Estes planned her first season for Houston’s Lone Star Lyric Theater, the company…

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