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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events, including art cars and vampires

By Joel Luks

On tap this week are a hula-themed young professionals fundraiser, a yearly tradition of artful vehicles, a home tour that awakens the spirit of yore and the story of a vampire set to music that th ...


'Tis the season

A ballet worth rioting over? Stanton Welch puts a new twist on the daunting "Rite of Spring"

By Joseph Campana

Spring is a time of renewal, but winter doesn’t always go quietly. As Houston Ballet prepares for its latest mixed repertory program, there’s definitely a sense of newness in the ai ...


The CultureMap Interview

Going naked for Bach: Hot violinist Jennifer Koh reveals her intimate, private musical journey

By Joel Luks

Most people would say that violinist Jennifer Koh took a big risk when she decided against a traditional solo career. Koh had all the makings or a classical music mega star: Her debut with ...


A Big Deal

Houstonians line up to see Philip Glass put on a piano show for The Menil's 25th anniversary

By Joel Luks

Listening to and performing the works of Philip Glass are two exceptionally different experiences. It's relatively dangerous to dismiss the notes on the staff as repetitive, technically facile ...


Lovefest

With 25th anniversary celebrations in full effect, Menil looks to ideas of love for its newest exhibit

By Tyler Rudick

As its 25th anniversary celebration reaches a high point this weekend with special galas and a rare performance by Philip Glass, the Menil Collection has mounted a new exhibit aimed at exploring th ...


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide: Five (plus) don't-miss events — a wild Betty White & Menil birthday included

By Joel Luks

On the schedule this week are a couple of big name comediennes, musical fabulousness, foodie heaven, a fundraiser to enliven preservation efforts and world premiere performances featuring the oeuvr ...


glassworks

Menil Collection plans 25th anniversary celebration with music giants Yo-Yo Ma & Philip Glass

By Tyler Rudick

With its official list of 25th anniversary events arriving in mailboxes this week, the Menil Collection has flooded the arts calendar with an impressive line-up of public events, exhibitions and ga ...


Foundation for Modern Music Premiere

Akhenaten soars with Mohammed Fairouz's throbbing grooves & distinct cultural interpretation

By Joel Luks

If Superman soared east past Michael Daugherty's Oh, Lois! from his Metropolis Symphony, he would surely find himself in the musical world of Mohammed Fairouz's Akhenate ...


Foundation for Modern Music Commission

Beyond poems and prayers: Mohammed Fairouz's Akhenaten celebrates young people affecting change and paying the price for it

By Joel Luks

Counterpoint is the musical idiom of a plural, global society. Unlike modulations, inversions, augmentations and retrograde manipulations, each line of the polyphonic texture safeguards its individ ...


Site specific

Richard Serra takes the art of drawing to monumental proportions in new Menil exhibit

By Tyler Rudick

Rarely is the act of drawing considered a monumental enterprise. But for the past four decades, Richard Serra, renowned for his massive minimalist sculptures of steel, has evolved th ...


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