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Houston Artist Krista Birnbaum

Posted on · Houston artist Krista Birnbaum loves sharing her art with the city, especially when she was commissioned to create a piece for the new international terminal at Hobby Airport. She’s inspired by nature and explains where her love of art came from. (Above: Artist Krista Birnbaum’s work “Roadside Attraction” on display in the new international terminal at […]

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Studio Performance: Houston Trio Ancient Cat Society

Posted on · With pretty vocal harmonies and rip-your-heart-out lyrics, the Houston trio Ancient Cat Society has distilled the folk-pop formula down to its essence. The relationship narratives of songs like “The Leaves” and “The Loneliest Pursuit” are as fragile and delicate as their musical shells. The band, comprised of Sergio Trevino, Haley Barnes, and Austin Sepulvado, recently […]

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A Mother’s Remarkable Experience with Her Sons at the Theater

Posted on · We hear a story about a mother who took her sons to the theater for the first time and had an unexpected experience. The story is told by Janette Cosley, executive director of the Ensemble Theatre of Houston, which focuses on productions benefiting a multicultural audience. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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Remembering a Sister, an Organ Donor

Posted on · Houstonian Karen Abercrombie talks about her sister, Julie De Rossi. In 2004, Julie died in a car accident with a drunk driver at the age of 44. As an organ donor, Julie’s tissues and organs were able to benefit between 35 and 80 patients, Karen says. MORE: Out of Despair, the Gift of Life (Houstonia Magazine, […]

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The Greatest Thing You’ve Never Seen: Competitive Air Guitar

Posted on · (Above: Houston air guitar enthusiast Randy Garza, aka “El Airiachi.” Photo Courtesy: US Air Guitar Championships) They say it’s the “greatest thing you’ve never seen” — someone playing the air guitar competitively onstage. Yes, that’s a thing. In fact, the US Air Guitar Championships are holding a qualifying competition in Houston on Friday, June 23, […]