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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TX Studio: Beili Liu
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TX Studio: Beili Liu

In her installation for the exhibition Tensile Strength at the Silos in Houston, Austin-based artist…

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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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