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A Locke On Houston
Houston’s own Attica Locke is having a busy month. Her third novel Pleasantville — the second to feature her Gene Locke-like, but not really Gene, character Jay Porter — debuted last ...
The Review Is In
Sweeney Todd has the perfect recipe for success. Start with an unjust judge and a betrayed barber who thirsts for revenge. Stir in sophisticated composition and scintillating lyrics by Stephen ...
Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns
Now, let’s see… we’ve got tinker. Something pinker! Tailor?  Paler.  Butler?  Subtler.  Potter?  Hotter. Locksmith?  And with that last interrogative, Stephen Sondheim indicates in the libretto that Todd ...
The Review Is In
Here in Houston, I know a brilliant woman who said, “The worst failures are always those of the imagination.” I thought about my well-spoken friend during the second act of ...
Inside Art
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Despite much ado about Brazil’s anemic economy, the recent SP-Arte (Latin America’s most prestigious modern/contemporary art fair) seems to have been a well-needed transfusion ...
Opera Preview
Die Walküre may clock in at nearly five hours but it takes only eight minutes to find heaven. Houston Grand Opera continues this week Fura dels Baus’ ambitious production ...
Free Art Friday
Fridays in Houston just became a lot more fun thanks to some motivated local artists and their desire to share artworks with the community. Artists Black Cassidy and Scott Tarbox ...
Get Artsy
Hovering at the core of El Paso-born artist Michael Petry’s glass installation AT the Core of the Algorithm is a historical mystery: How did Alan Turing, genius mathematician, master ...
Calendar Closeup
On the schedule this week is an annual show on wheels, a film festival that mirrors the city's diversity, an alluring home tour, a concert that assures guests a ...
For Film Buffs
The Houston Cinema Arts Society has some good news for film lovers. Starting this month, HCAS will launch a year-round series of film showings around the Houston area as it ...
Music Matters
It takes balls to be the concertmaster of a major symphony orchestra such as the Houston Symphony. It takes bigger balls to want that position in one of the country ...
Inside Art
If Texas is looking to stake its claim in the international art fair circuit, it may have found it in the Dallas Art Fair, opening with its preview gala Thursday ...
Calendar Closeup
On the schedule this weekend are a musical perfect for blondes with brains, a dance performance with edge, an outdoorsy afternoon in the park, a doggy party and a kosher-style ...
Dynamic Duo
While The Woodlands gears up for the April 24  concert starring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, the dynamic duo has decided to join forces to highlight a Houston-area organization in ...
Texas Jersey Boy Rocks
The Houston Symphony is getting ready to rock, UK style, and they’ve called upon Texas-raised original Jersey Boy, J. Robert Spencer to accompany them for U.K. Rocks, their ...
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