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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Christopher Knowles: In a Word at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
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Christopher Knowles: In a Word at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

While I was viewing this exhibition, a man approached me with an unsolicited opinion.

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KINETIC: Painting an English Landscape
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KINETIC: Painting an English Landscape

Thoughtful, incisive programming has been KINETIC's strong suit since its inception in 2015.

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Persona Euphonia: A Messaging Makeover for Public Art of UHS
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Persona Euphonia: A Messaging Makeover for Public Art of UHS

So what’s a fitting shape for public art to take, especially in Texas, on the…

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Art Aglow: Light Charmer Electrifies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Art Aglow: Light Charmer Electrifies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

A shop owner flips a switch, sending a few thousand volts through glass tubes bent…

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Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen: A Countertenor to Encounter
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Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen: A Countertenor to Encounter

The Ivy Leaguer tore up his career plan. For his first two years at Princeton…

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Dream Fest: Stages Repertory Theater Launches Sin Muros: A Latina/o Theatre Festival
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Dream Fest: Stages Repertory Theater Launches Sin Muros: A Latina/o Theatre Festival

If good playwrights tend to have discerning ears for the language and voices around them,…

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Shaping the Future: ROCO Connects Through Commissioning
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Shaping the Future: ROCO Connects Through Commissioning

The numbers are in: 76 world premieres (33 for the full chamber orchestra and 43…

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Show Up: Michael Golden
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Show Up: Michael Golden

“I was like a waiter at a wedding,” Michael Golden laughs, recounting the process of…

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Da Camera’s Beethoven For All: All for Beethoven
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Da Camera’s Beethoven For All: All for Beethoven

In 1988, for the first time in Houston, the entire cycle of Beethoven string quartets…

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Fun at the Laupera: <em>Traci and Tony’s Unusual New Year’s Eve</em> at Rec Room
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Fun at the Laupera: Traci and Tony’s Unusual New Year’s Eve at Rec Room

Shape & Scale: <em>Color</em> at Flatland Gallery
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Shape & Scale: Color at Flatland Gallery

Demi Dancers at Houston Ballet: The eye-opening world of Stanton Welch’s <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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Demi Dancers at Houston Ballet: The eye-opening world of Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker

Stanton Welch framed his new Nutcracker as a coming-of-age story, with a young Clara at…

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Menace in Macrame: Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room
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Menace in Macrame: Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room

“This is the future of art, where would you see something like this in Houston?…

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<em>Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s</em> Lawndale Art Center
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Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center’s exhibition Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s, on…

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<em>Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely: </em> Gabriel Martinez at Blaffer Art Museum
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Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely: Gabriel Martinez at Blaffer Art Museum

In Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely, on view upstairs at the Blaffer Art Museum through…

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HOME—So Different, So Appealing at MFAH
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HOME—So Different, So Appealing at MFAH

The breakthrough exhibition HOME—So Different, So Appealing, a seven-decade survey of works by Latin American…

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