The Messy Truth: <em>John</em> at Undermain Theatre
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The Messy Truth: John at Undermain Theatre

The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space
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The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space

Harvey took the floor away from us, and for a large part of the arts sector, the floor was mighty shaky before the storm hit.

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Neverland No More: Sender at the Rec Room
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Neverland No More: Sender at the Rec Room

As a critic, I try to stay open to every theatrical form, genre and story to lay aside my personal preferences and tastes so that they don’t prejudice…

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Aperio presents (M)iyamoto is Black Enough—the Poetry of Revolution
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Aperio presents (M)iyamoto is Black Enough—the Poetry of Revolution

The words, and the music that gave it voltage, burned, leaving a searing mark on the audience at Matchbox 4 during (M)iyamoto is Black Enough’s Oct 14th performance,…

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Leap of Faith: Amphibian’s New Play Festival
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Leap of Faith: Amphibian’s New Play Festival

Kathleen Culebro is surprised by how many new plays submitted to her theater company are either post-apocalyptic or family dramas.

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Theater After Harvey: Houston’s Small Companies Must Continue
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Theater After Harvey: Houston’s Small Companies Must Continue

As the Texas Gulf Coast begins the rebuilding process after the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Harvey, so too has the local theater community.

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Texas Studio: jhon r. stronks
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Texas Studio: jhon r. stronks

Growing up, jhon r. stronks was never in one place for long. Born in Fresno, his childhood was spent globetrotting to accommodate his stepfather’s occupation as an airline…

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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, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians —The Mohammed Afkhami Collection, on view through Sept.…

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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 night felt like going to a club where all of the city's A-lister…

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Coming Home: Viswa Subbaraman
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Coming Home: Viswa Subbaraman

Freelance conductor and Big Spring,Texas native Viswa Subbaraman, most known in Houston as the mastermind behind the chamber opera troupe Opera Vista, returned to Houston just over a…

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It Happened in Texas: Anna Sokolow at Houston Ballet
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It Happened in Texas: Anna Sokolow at Houston Ballet

I’ve always had a pestering curiosity about Anna Sokolow. A great American choreographer who influenced the development of modern dance in America, Israel, and Mexico—to say nothing of…

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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man
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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man

Now 30, Walsh has spent half of his life in Houston, and over the years, he has become quite the audience favorite.

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Design in Texas: Michelle Ney
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Design in Texas: Michelle Ney

In a Texas State University production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the only thing visible to the audience until the play began was a ghost light on the…

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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with <em>The Great Society</em>
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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with The Great Society

When Dave Steakley, producing artistic director of The Zach in Austin, decided to stage the first of two Robert Schenkkan plays about the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson,…

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Dangerous Journey Through Childhood: National Theatre of Scotland’s <em>Let The Right One In</em> Comes to Texas
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Dangerous Journey Through Childhood: National Theatre of Scotland’s Let The Right One In Comes to Texas

Depicting the everyday wonders and occasional psychological horrors of childhood and adolescence on stage and screen is something of a specialty for British writer Jack Thorne. In fact,…

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Coming Home: Annie Arnoult
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Coming Home: Annie Arnoult

Hunter Dance Center’s director Annie Arnoult shows no signs of slowing down as she enters her second season back home.

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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour
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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour

In the months following our two comedy improvisation classes with Beta Theater last year, our teacher, actor Jerry Emeka remarked candidly, “I could not for the life of…

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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters
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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters

Theater is a close-knit community, but such a collaborative art form demands presence, and it’s easy to disappear—all you have to do is not show up.

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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor
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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion, 2014, Live marine ecosystem, Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich Monday night, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced French artist Pierre Huyghe would be the…

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The Varieties of Experimental Experience: Soundings on Marfa Sounding
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The Varieties of Experimental Experience: Soundings on Marfa Sounding

The thing about writing about “experimental music” is that the phrase “experimental music,” if it means anything anymore, means too many things.

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Fresh Air:  Barry Whistler moves to the Design District
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Fresh Air: Barry Whistler moves to the Design District

Barry Whistler Gallery was a fixture in Deep Ellum for nearly 30 years so it may have come as a surprise when Whistler decided to move his gallery…

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Here and Now
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Here and Now

A Universal Story
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A Universal Story

Long Day’s Journey into Night
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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Flawed Characters
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Flawed Characters

Coming Home: Jennifer Mabus
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Coming Home: Jennifer Mabus

Dallas native Jennifer Mabus premieres The Art of Losing, a multi-media, sound and dance collaboration with the artist Lynn Lane, on Jan, 22-23, at The Barn as part…

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Index
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Index

The Timelessness of Political Art
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The Timelessness of Political Art

Rothko’s Rothkos
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Rothko’s Rothkos

At the time of Mark Rothko’s death in 1970, nearly eight hundred works restedquietly in the internationally acclaimedpainter’s studio.

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Almost Nothing
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Almost Nothing

Contemporary Photography in Texas
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The Future of Art in Texas: San Antonio Part 2
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The Future of Art in Texas: San Antonio Part 2

This is part two of a two-part series profiling emerging artists in San Antonio.

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Art as Process
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Art as Process

Kevin McNamee-Tweed
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Kevin McNamee-Tweed

The Importance of New Music
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The Importance of New Music

Have a Nice Day
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Have a Nice Day

Sound and Silence
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Sound and Silence

A Study in Identity
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A Study in Identity

Leading Houston’s Alternative Spaces
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Leading Houston’s Alternative Spaces

Black matter dripping from canvas, flanking a fish tank and bowl filled with water, microphones, and other objects: this is galleryHomeland’s Kokomo

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Displacement
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Displacement

collaborative married couple Daniel Gray and Billi London-Gray, a nomadic pair of artists, have called San Marcos home despite a schedule peppered with stints in artists’ residencies around…

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