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

Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J
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Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J

From its sprawling campus along Houston’s Brays Bayou, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center has…

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Houston Symphony’s Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero Creates Value and Connections
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Houston Symphony’s Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero Creates Value and Connections

The Houston Symphony’s Sunday matinee was coming up, and a couple of hundred early birds…

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Front and Center
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Front and Center

The Best Available Evidence
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The Best Available Evidence

Jennifer Angus: Silver Wings and Golden Tales at Esperson Gallery
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Jennifer Angus: Silver Wings and Golden Tales at Esperson Gallery

Artist and textile designer Jennifer Angus takes these ideas to visceral extremes with her latest…

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Musiqa at FotoFest and More
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Musiqa at FotoFest and More

Composer Marcus Maroney saw an impetus for his own creativity in Edward Burtynsky’s dramatic photographs.

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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations
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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations

From April 12-17, eleven cutting-edge artists present new works, projects, and performances at unexpected sites…

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They Can Sing Too: Expect Triple Threats at Houston Ballet with <em>West Side Story Suite</em>
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They Can Sing Too: Expect Triple Threats at Houston Ballet with West Side Story Suite

I always expect to be dazzled when I walk into a Houston Ballet rehearsal, but…

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Houston Ballet’s <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> a Visual Feast
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Houston Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty a Visual Feast

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the classical ballet’s most technically difficult yet visually dynamic…

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Everything is ephemeral: <em>The Precarious</em> at the Menil
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Everything is ephemeral: The Precarious at the Menil

The Precarious is a small and quiet exhibition running at The Menil Collection through May…

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Ode to a Plate: <em>At Your Service</em> at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Ode to a Plate: At Your Service at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Chamber Choir’s Spring Season
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Houston Chamber Choir’s Spring Season

Robert Simpson sums up what keeps him going: “I’m always excited about whatever is over…

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Taking the Lid off Tidy Packages: Next Iteration Theater Company’s First Production Promises Risk and Reward
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Bold Cinema: Houston Jewish Film Festival Highlights Family, History and Comedy
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Bold Cinema: Houston Jewish Film Festival Highlights Family, History and Comedy

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 12th Houston Jewish Film Festival, with 27…

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Weaving Narratives of Music and Art: Jennie C. Jones at the CAMH
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Weaving Narratives of Music and Art: Jennie C. Jones at the CAMH

Music, much like visual art, has long been a tool used to comment and reflect…

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Strong Statements at the MFAH: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection
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Strong Statements at the MFAH: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection

Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection is the overly general and therefore utterly…

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A Winter for Ibsen: Classical Theatre’s <em>A Doll’s House</em>
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A Winter for Ibsen: Classical Theatre’s A Doll’s House

Houston's Classical Theatre Company returns to Ibsen this winter with their production of A Doll's…

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Becoming Aurora: Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>
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Becoming Aurora: Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on The Sleeping Beauty

A + C editor in chief Nancy Wozny visited with Houston Ballet principal and Dallas…

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Mirrors for Princes
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Mirrors for Princes

A Banner Year: DiverseWorks Moves to the MATCH
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A Banner Year: DiverseWorks Moves to the MATCH

A + C writer Holly Walrath sat down with Executive Director and Chief Curator Xandra…

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Love is in the Cards: Linda Phenix Returns to Theatre LaB Houston for <em>52 Pick Up</em>
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Love is in the Cards: Linda Phenix Returns to Theatre LaB Houston for 52 Pick Up

Linda Phenix returns to directing with the Theatre LaB Houston production of TJ Dawe and…

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Love and Loss: <em>The Bridges of Madison County</em> at TUTS
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Love and Loss: The Bridges of Madison County at TUTS

Contingent Beauty
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Contingent Beauty

Cultural Remix: Matthew Craven’s <em>MONUMENTS</em> at David Shelton Gallery
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Cultural Remix: Matthew Craven’s MONUMENTS at David Shelton Gallery

Matthew Craven’s collage/drawings, on view at David Shelton Gallery in Houston through Feb. 6, are…

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About Space: A Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2015 Wrap Up
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About Space: A Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2015 Wrap Up

What a Year
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What a Year

A Beauty & A Birthday: Houston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>
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A Beauty & A Birthday: Houston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty, the big hit of 19th century czarist ballet, continues to be performed…

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