All Is Fair In Art?
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All Is Fair In Art?

The Dallas Art Fair (DAF) makes two unspoken promises that, prima facie, seem at odds…

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Angels in Houston
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Angels in Houston

The celebrated American Ballet Theatre principal Angel Corella is one of the world’s greatest ballet…

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New Notes:  Composers in Houston
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New Notes: Composers in Houston

Anthony Brandt thinks Houston is a composer’s city. Brandt, a professor of composition at Rice…

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The Life of Documentary Filmmakers In Houston
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The Life of Documentary Filmmakers In Houston

“We made a little money off of T-shirt and sticker sales and a screen­ing last…

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What’s Old is New Again
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What’s Old is New Again

John Johnson, known throughout Houston’s tight-knit stage commu­nity as “JJ,” is happy enough sharing the…

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Drawing with Gravity: Richard Serra at The Menil
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Drawing with Gravity: Richard Serra at The Menil

Over 35 years and 1000 square feet of black pigment fill the contemporary galleries of…

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Look Here: Liliana Porter’s Situational Portraits
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Look Here: Liliana Porter’s Situational Portraits

Liliana Porter is a gatekeeper of emo­tional capacity, whose artwork is heav­ily informed by the…

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artiFACTS:  April 2012
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artiFACTS: April 2012

With the addition of the tagline, “the orchestra redefined,” Mercury Baroque is changing its name…

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Editor’s Remarks:  March 2012
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Editor’s Remarks: March 2012

March is coming in a like a lion alright, buy and from Russia, viagra with…

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Review:  Cinderella
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Review: Cinderella

Review:  “Dinner With Friends”
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Review: “Dinner With Friends”

The company’s latest production, Donald Margulies’ 2000 Pulitzer-winning drama “Dinner With Friends,” marks the inaugural…

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Review:  “A Separation”
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Review: “A Separation”

“A Separation,” Asghar Farhadi’s latest moral drama, is a painful, compassionate, and powerful film. Farhadi…

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Review:  Gallim Dance
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Review: Gallim Dance

Lush, fierce dancing punctuated with thrilling bouts of kinetic wit characterized Gallim Dance’s performance as…

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Review:  River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
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Review: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

It is a rare occasion when Houston music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy a…

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Review:  “The Coast of Utopia: Part 2, Shipwreck”
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Review: “The Coast of Utopia: Part 2, Shipwreck”

Tom Stoppard’s “The Coast of Utopia” might be a harbinger of a new Theater of…

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Review:  “The Rape of Lucretia”
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Review: “The Rape of Lucretia”

Houston Grand Opera capped off its multi-year Britten Cycle with “The Rape of Lucretia,” a…

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Review:  Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”
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Review: Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”

You have to hand it to the Catastrophic Theatre and director Jason Nodler. First they…

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Review:  Luminous
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Review: Luminous

As the name suggests, “Luminous” is a show meant to shine light on, well, light.…

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Review:  Otabenga Jones “Fort HMAAC
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Review: Otabenga Jones “Fort HMAAC

“Fort HMAAC” is the latest offering from Houston-based collective Otabenga Jones. The inaugural exhibition marking…

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Review:  Brendan Cass “Texas”
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Review: Brendan Cass “Texas”

Brendan Cass’ bright landscapes may seem crude, garish and generally unsettling at first, but the…

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Review:  “Revelation:  Major Paintings by Jules Olitski”
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Review: “Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski”

“Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski” is a tight and quietly heroic retrospective of the…

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Review:  Lia Cook “Bridge 11”
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Review: Lia Cook “Bridge 11”

These photographs aren’t prints: they’re woven fabric. Trading pixels for thread, Lia Cook weaves photography…

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Review:  Joel Shapiro “New Installation”
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Review: Joel Shapiro “New Installation”

Installation art can mean many things. Often it suggests the contiguity and continuity of stuff,…

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Cultural Warrior: Nancy Henderek
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Cultural Warrior: Nancy Henderek

Music & Medals
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Music & Medals

Here in Houston, with the recent completion of Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) annual Eleanor McCollum…

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Ruffling the Fringe
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Ruffling the Fringe

WOULD YOU ATTEND YOUR OWN funeral? Would you let a stranger wash your hair? Would…

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The Sweet Sounds of March
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The Sweet Sounds of March

Two choral events happening March 24 at 7:30 pm: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Coming Out…

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The Little Dog Laughs
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The Little Dog Laughs

Three Reasons Brazos Bookstore Remains a Houston Literary Center   Thursday, illness March 15 –…

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Wild Children of the Arts
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Wild Children of the Arts

I have a special place in my heart for independent artists, and I’m proud to…

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Cut and Paste
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Cut and Paste

IN A 1929 PHOTOGRAPH BY RUSSIAN avant-garde artist El Lissitzky, an extreme close-up of an…

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Strait To Houston
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Strait To Houston

IRINA CHMYREVA AND EVGENY Berezner do not rush to answers. After each question, there is…

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artiFACTS:  March 2012
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artiFACTS: March 2012

SPACETAKER ARTIST RESOURCE Center is taking its physical programming online for artists to access a…

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Review: La Traviata
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Review: La Traviata

It’s rarely a good sign when your ghost appears before your death. So it goes…

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Review:  “Goodbye” Iranian Film Festival
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Review: “Goodbye” Iranian Film Festival

In 2010, Mohammad Rasoulof, along with the fellow Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi, was arrested on…

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Review: A Crack in Everything
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Review: A Crack in Everything

The intensity of the dancing proved the most striking aspect of Zoe|Juniper’s “A Crack in…

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Review:  Voyage
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Review: Voyage

Review:  RachFest 3 – Rach 2
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Review: RachFest 3 – Rach 2

It is a rare occasion when the Houston Symphony invites a single artist to perform…

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Review:  Where Will We Live?
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Review: Where Will We Live?

If Kafka and John Burger had a baby, it would be New York-based artist Matthew…

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Review:  La Vie a Pleines Dents
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Review: La Vie a Pleines Dents

In an empty second floor retail loft in the Houston Pavilions, Hope Stone Dance Company…

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Review:  McArthur Binion
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Review: McArthur Binion

“Perspectives 177: McArthur Binion” is one of two recent exhibitions to open at the Contemporary…

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