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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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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