State of the Arts 2011

This month's special editorial series takes a look at the State of the Arts in Houston. We'll ask leaders for their assessment of where Houston stands in the arts and what they have coming up for the fall season that is new or special. We'll also showcase some small arts groups that may not get a lot of recognition but make the city so much more interesting. And we'll top it off with picks of the best fall arts events you just can't miss.

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Is Dallas theater suddenly eclipsing the Alley? The New York Times says yes

By Sarah Rufca - August 30th, 2011

In the interminable Houston versus Dallas wars, Houston has always had a couple areas of excellence that Dallas couldn't match. With a world-class company like Alley Theatre as a cornerstone — the only company in Texas ever to win the Regional Theatre ...

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The economics of art: George Gittoes bears Witness to a cultural dilemma in telling horrific truths

By Joseph Campana - August 29th, 2011

We often say art is priceless. Some art, at least. And yet we also know that art and economics constantly collide. The Houston Arts Alliance, for instance generously supports individuals and organizations with funds from a hotel tax. In evaluating applicants, the ...