Review:  Don Carlos
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Review: Don Carlos

What does a choir of red crosses, pyrotechnics, and a wooden cart carrying chained heretics…

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Review:  Houston Grand Opera’s Mary Stuart
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Review: Houston Grand Opera’s Mary Stuart

The tragedy of Geatano Donizetti’s Mary Stuart, which had its Houston Grand Opera premiere last…

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Cultural Warrior: Mercury’s Antoine Plante
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Cultural Warrior: Mercury’s Antoine Plante

One of the city’s leading early music organizations, Mercury Baroque, has recently re-branded itself as…

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Worth the Trip
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Worth the Trip

Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival New Mexico is known for artists and…

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Civic Reinvention
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Civic Reinvention

The Julia Ideson Library Renovation On December 5th, 2011 the City of Houston was given…

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Disappearing Acts
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Disappearing Acts

Jonah Bokaer responds to Lee Ufan For some, dance’s ephemeral quality is a problem. For…

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High Art and Low Riders: Art Car Parade at 25
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High Art and Low Riders: Art Car Parade at 25

WindSync: Savvy, Smarts, & Sass
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WindSync: Savvy, Smarts, & Sass

There’s nary a music stand in sight when woodwind quintet, WindSync, swaggers street-gang-style to tunes…

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Made in America and Beyond
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Made in America and Beyond

Houston Ballet Blurs the Boundaries Does it matter where a ballet is made? Houston Ballet’s…

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Unmapping Houston
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Unmapping Houston

Artists navigate the city’s geography You hear people say Houston is a hard city to…

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Pump Up the Volume
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Pump Up the Volume

The Quiet Genius of Harvey Bott and the DoV “All ‘straight’ lines bend through space,”…

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artiFACTS:  May 2012
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artiFACTS: May 2012

The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company has been invited to perform on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival…

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Editor’s Remarks:  May 2012
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Editor’s Remarks: May 2012

It’s my seventh issue performing the job of editor, treatment so it’s time to rock…

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Editor’s Remarks:  April 2012
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Editor’s Remarks: April 2012

Art sometimes points the way. Take Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, order ” now…

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Review:  Improbable Words
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Review: Improbable Words

“Improbable Worlds, recipe an Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets” Edited by Martha Serpas Mutabilis…

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Review:  John Webb “Pile”
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Review: John Webb “Pile”

John Webb: “Pile” Sculpture Peel Gallery March 2–April 30, 2012 www.peelgallery.org Tendrils, tentacles and vesicles…

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Review:  “Happy Happy”
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Review: “Happy Happy”

“Happy Happy” 14 Pews March 23, clinic 2012 www.14pews.org “Happy Happy, price ” a cruel…

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Review:  Priya Kambli “Color Falls Down”
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Review: Priya Kambli “Color Falls Down”

Priya Kambli’s “Color Falls Down” is one of three new exhibitions to open at the…

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Review:  Amy Blakemore “New Pictures”
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Review: Amy Blakemore “New Pictures”

Looking at a distant hillside, we see the colors of the landscape fade to the…

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Review:  Glassell School of Art
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Review: Glassell School of Art

At first glance, the Glassell School of Art’s “2012 Core Exhibition” seems disjointed and aimless,…

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Review:  FotoFest 2012 Biennial
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Review: FotoFest 2012 Biennial

There was a chasm, according to the curatorial statement, a trench clawed into the cultural…

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Review: La Resurrezione
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Review: La Resurrezione

After hearing Ars Lyrica’s rendition of Handel’s oratorio “La Resurrezione,” one must wonder why this…

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Review:  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s recent Society for the Performing Arts three-day engagement had a…

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Review: Debussy’s Paris
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Review: Debussy’s Paris

Long known for its inventive and contextualized programs, Da Camera Houston did what it does…

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Review:  Apocalypse Town
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Review: Apocalypse Town

Sure, the word ‘apocalypse’ might bring to mind a scorched-earth wasteland, an image of a…

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Review:  Il Trovatore
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Review: Il Trovatore

With hidden identities, passionate love, and a gypsy’s vicious revenge, it is no wonder that…

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Review:  Rock, Roll & Tutus
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Review: Rock, Roll & Tutus

Stanton Welch’s new ballet “Tapestry” made for one gorgeous vehicle to show off his current…

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Review:  “In the Next Room”
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Review: “In the Next Room”

I dare you to bring your Mom to this play, which features more orgasms than…

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Review:  “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”
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Review: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Within the first five minutes of Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company’s recent production “Dead Man’s Cell…

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Cultural Warrior:  Matthew Lennon
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Cultural Warrior: Matthew Lennon

HAA’s Director of Civic Art & Design With Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” guarding…

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Park Place Projects: The Art of Russ Pitman Park
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Park Place Projects: The Art of Russ Pitman Park

“I’m interested in politics, the idea of connecting to the earth — as in artist…

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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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