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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Bringing Music to the People: ROCO’s New Season
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Bringing Music to the People: ROCO’s New Season

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra isn’t planning a Fourth of July concert, but maybe it…

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Reinventing Place: Art Blocks Awaken Main Street Square
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Reinventing Place: Art Blocks Awaken Main Street Square

The blocks between 900 and 1100 Main Street are traveled by many Houstonians on their…

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Randy Twaddle at Moody Gallery
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Randy Twaddle at Moody Gallery

Randy Twaddle’s work has long managed to tightrope that yawning maw between conceptually acerbic and…

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A History in Fragments: Jazz on Film at MFAH
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A History in Fragments: Jazz on Film at MFAH

If there is a history of jazz, it’s forever incomplete, like archeologists finding fragments of…

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Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises <em>Giselle</em>
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Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises Giselle

On a sunny May afternoon, I found myself spellbound, watching Houston Ballet principals Yuriko Kajiya…

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Be in the Moment: Matthew Ronay at the Blaffer
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Be in the Moment: Matthew Ronay at the Blaffer

With two room-size installations and a selection of recent sculptures and reliefs, Matthew Ronay’s work…

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Project Row Houses: Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators
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Project Row Houses: Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators

In the current round of exhibitions at Project Row Houses (through June 19), there is…

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Ten Not So Tiny Dances at CounterCurrent 2016
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Ten Not So Tiny Dances at CounterCurrent 2016

The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center opened its third CounterCurrent's with Ten Tiny…

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Looking for Connection: <em>We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art</em> at Asia Society
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Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on <em>The Christians</em> at the Alley
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Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on The Christians at the Alley

Arts + Culture editor Nancy Wozny and Houston theater writer Tarra Gaines take a break…

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This Page Left Intentionally Blank or Not: Big Dance Theater at CounterCurrent
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This Page Left Intentionally Blank or Not: Big Dance Theater at CounterCurrent

“Don’t look at that. That’s not part of the tour,” is a phrase used by…

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The Shape of Home
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The Shape of Home

The Sears Effect: Kelly Sears at Aurora Picture Show
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The Sears Effect: Kelly Sears at Aurora Picture Show