Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s <em>Church</em>
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Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s Church

Beloved Brothers and Sisters, I bid you welcome to this Church review, and I ask…

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Pioneers and Visionaries: Houston Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season
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Pioneers and Visionaries: Houston Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season

Each season, Simpson invites a prominent guest conductor to work with the choir on an…

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Collaborative Spirit Defines Musiqa’s 2017-2018 Season
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Collaborative Spirit Defines Musiqa’s 2017-2018 Season

Tony Brandt, co-founder and artistic director of Houston's leading new music ensemble Musiqa, knows exactly…

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Young, Female & Powerful: Laura Gutierrez and Matt Hune’s <em>Rite of Spring</em> at the Rec Room
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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH
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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH

One shouldn’t read too much into serendipitous timing, but I can’t help noting that Rebel,…

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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet
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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet

Entering the lobby at Houston Ballet's Center for Dance for Project REACH on balmy Saturday…

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<em>Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish:</em> Pipilotti Rist at MFAH
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Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish: Pipilotti Rist at MFAH

Last summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presented two installations and a few somewhat…

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Rec Room’s Punk New Season
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Rec Room’s Punk New Season

Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston
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Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston

Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum
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Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum

There’s something deceptive about the exhibition on view at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art…

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Simulate the Revolution: Digital Projections Enhance MFAH’s Mexican Modernism Survey
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Parallel Lines: Uniting Jim Crow-Era Works by Black, White Artists at Houston Public Library
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Parallel Lines: Uniting Jim Crow-Era Works by Black, White Artists at Houston Public Library

Houston audiences will get a rare glimpse into the Bayou City’s pre-boom, Jim Crow-era art…

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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre
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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre

Houston’s Horse Head Theatre company has a reputation for staging intriguing and occasional avant-garde contemporary…

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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season
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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season

Da Camera has flourished because of the entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness of its hometown of…

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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women
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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women

It's the first time Matthew Dirst, Founder and Artistic Director of Houston's leading early music…

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Unwiring from War: <em>Cry Havoc </em>at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre
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Unwiring from War: Cry Havoc at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre

Can performing Shakespeare become a form of therapy that allows actor and audience to find…

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Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH
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Jazz on/in/and Film at the MFAH

In a year, a very small number of “jazz films” can or will be released…

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Old and Improved: Art as Wish Fulfillment in CAMH’s <em>A Better Yesterday</em>
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Old and Improved: Art as Wish Fulfillment in CAMH’s A Better Yesterday

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s latest exhibition A Better Yesterday, on view May 20-Sept. 3,…

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Anything’s Possible: PrintHouston 2017 Reflects a Medium’s Multiplicity
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Anything’s Possible: PrintHouston 2017 Reflects a Medium’s Multiplicity

As printmaking shows fan out across Houston over the next few months, visitors to PrintHouston…

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Justin Peck: A Choreographer for Right Now
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Justin Peck: A Choreographer for Right Now

The ballet field is fond of pinning their hopes on the next great choreographer who…

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Dean’s Show: Is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s CAMH Survey Really His?
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Dean’s Show: Is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s CAMH Survey Really His?

Mid-career retrospectives have a way of messing with their subjects’ heads. When you’re used to…

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Ancient Roads: <em>Shank’s Mare</em> at Asia Society Texas Center
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Ancient Roads: Shank’s Mare at Asia Society Texas Center

Fire & Water: HGO Triumphs with <em>Götterdämmerung</em>
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Fire & Water: HGO Triumphs with Götterdämmerung

Houston Grand Opera has done it! The realization of Richard Wagner's epic Ring Cycle, the…

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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38
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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38

Traditional tunes, rhythms and harmonies played no role. Instead, the chamber ensemble offered up an…

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Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum
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Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum

There are 15 artists in this year’s 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum, which runs…

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Pop Culture Invasion: ROCOmoji for the Win
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Pop Culture Invasion: ROCOmoji for the Win

Savvy concert goers can count on ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) to keep up with…

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Sing Me Another: Gabriel Kahane at Aperio
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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man
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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man

Color into Sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace
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Color into Sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace

When soft twilight yields to clear night, the Turrell Skyspace at Rice University is illuminated…

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A Storied <em>Snow White</em> comes to Catastrophic Theatre
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A Storied Snow White comes to Catastrophic Theatre

Once upon a time—a strange, tumultuous time called the 1960s—there lived a storyteller named Donald…

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On Her Own Terms: Melissa Cody at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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On Her Own Terms: Melissa Cody at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

One of the funniest episodes of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm involves Larry David,…

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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston
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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston

In 2014, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts blazed a…

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Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up
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Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up

WindSync seems plenty youthful when you look at a photo, but let’s take another vantage…

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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season
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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season

At first glance, Houston Ballet's 2017/2018 Season can look like a crash course in ballet,…

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Site-Specific Sightings: Laura Gutierrez at the Rec Room & Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre at Rice’s Skyspace
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Master of Scale and Detail: Ron Mueck at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Master of Scale and Detail: Ron Mueck at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Ron Mueck got his start as a puppeteer, learning the trade from his family. Early…

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Energy, Innocence and Originality: Geoff Winningham and Janice Freeman explore Houston Children’s perspective at Rice Media Center
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Ten Years of Tales: BooTown Celebrates 100 Grown-up Storytimes
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Ten Years of Tales: BooTown Celebrates 100 Grown-up Storytimes

The first time I experienced Houston’s BooTown and their now-famous Grown-up Storytime was in the…

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Irreversible Congas: MFAH’s Adiós Utopia Looks at Cuban Art Since 1950
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Irreversible Congas: MFAH’s Adiós Utopia Looks at Cuban Art Since 1950

Late modern and contemporary Cuban art has gotten increased international exposure in recent years thanks…

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Houston Symphony’s <em>Fidelio</em> & a New Season
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Houston Symphony’s Fidelio & a New Season

The heroics of Beethoven’s Fifth. The exuberance of his Ode to Joy. The humor of…

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