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Strait To Houston

IRINA CHMYREVA AND EVGENY Berezner do not rush to answers. After each question, there is a moment when they allow themselves a glance, and perhaps a few words in Russian. They then launch into long, [...]...

artiFACTS: March 2012

SPACETAKER ARTIST RESOURCE Center is taking its physical programming online for artists to access a host of arts business resources at their own convenience. The online Artist Resource Center, launching this month, will serve as a clearing house for both local [...]...

Review: La Traviata

It’s rarely a good sign when your ghost appears before your death. So it goes for opera’s most beloved courtesan, Violetta Valery, the heroine/fallen woman of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” brilliantly re-imagined by [...]...

Review: A Crack in Everything

The intensity of the dancing proved the most striking aspect of Zoe|Juniper’s “A Crack in Everything,” and that’s saying a lot, as the installation, spanning photography and video designed by Juniper Shuey, [...]...

Review: Voyage

If almost anyone — even a good friend — came up and asked you to sit still while they read aloud nine hours worth of imagined conversations between 19th century Russian intellectuals, nobody would [...]...

Review: RachFest 3 – Rach 2

It is a rare occasion when the Houston Symphony invites a single artist to perform in residence for three consecutive classical series concerts. The recent festival of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, dubbed “RachFest,” [...]...

Review: Where Will We Live?

If Kafka and John Burger had a baby, it would be New York-based artist Matthew Buckingham, whose work is full of pith and wit. An impenetrable bronze box states “May be opened after August 10, 3007 [...]...

Review: McArthur Binion

“Perspectives 177: McArthur Binion” is one of two recent exhibitions to open at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Organized by senior curator Valerie Cassel Olivier “McArthur Binion” features 12 [...]...

Review: The Toxic Avenger

Musical theater has, as of late, taken some strange turns. Movies beget musicals that beget musical movies, but none, thus far, have been as surprising as “The Toxic Avenger,” based on the cult classic film [...]...

Review: Observed Imagined Abstracted

“Observed Imagined Abstracted” At Hiram Butler Gallery January 14 - February 25, 2012, three different approaches to landscape painting make for an intriguing show of small works that ask us to reflect on our interactions with the Earth [...]...