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On tap this week is dramatic opera, a narcissistic bitch, unknown Oscar movie screenings, Japanese medieval music and a contemporary ballet with tunes by one of the most iconic legends ...
Talk Opera to Me
A melange of old and new, tradition and innovation, and favorites and unknowns are what opera buffs can expect for the Houston Grand Opera's 2015-16 lineup, which the organization ...
Show me the music
Unlike the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera, which typically program somewhere between six to eight big works per season, the Houston Symphony is like a revolving door of performing ...
The Art Files
Houston-born conceptual artist Mel Chin was leveling when I met him at University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum. While he would spend the next half hour leveling with me ...
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Let's keep it classy this week with the creme de la creme artsy groups in the city, shall we? On the sched are witty and deeply emotional operas, a ...
No art in protest
Call it a type of nonviolent resistance by two Houston artists in support of another. Artists Nohelia Vargas Bolivar and Liza Littlefield have requested that their art be removed from ...
A Walking Maze In The City
Crossing paths in a labyrinth isn't an objective in the meditative experience of walking these historically based creations, but that's just how one such "maze" came to being ...
Keeping up with the Joneses
Dallas philanthropic duo Gene Jones and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson recently summoned the press, Texas Cultural Trust board members and friends, and arts patrons to AT&T Stadium in Arlington ...
New Books for a New Year
It’s only three weeks into 2015, but there’s a good chance you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolution. Whatever — we have, too. This year ...
Artful Winter
While Claude Monet's The Ice Floes isn't one of my personal favorite paintings — the greenish hues giving the Impressionist image a somewhat eerie, extraterrestrial air — I have to ...
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On tap this week is a fruity shopping frenzy, the grand opening of a dog-lovers paradise, the beginning of a large-scale exhibition that celebrates an iconic Houston-born artist, an engaging ...
Dramatic Museum Expansion
When the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's $450 million master plan expansion is completed in 2019, the city as well as the museum will be poised for an enviable ...
Musical Makeover
You know what it's like to see someone and immediately know that something's different but you can't figure out what. Is it the hair, makeup or the ...
Sing A Tune
Timeless classics and new favorites are on tap for the 2015-16 Broadway at the Hobby Center season, which was just revealed. From shows that have been around for decades to ...
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On a frigid day, the Alley Theatre is just a shell of its former self, as a patch of blue sky and the Wortham Theater peek out from the top ...

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