Houston Matters

Behind the Scenes at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows

Posted on · The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is underway and continues through the weekend at NRG Park. It’s the 37th year for the five-day event, which brings our canine friends together from all over the country to compete in events ranging from breed judging and grooming to agility, obedience, Frisbee freestyle, and – of course – […]

Houston Matters

BooTown Re-Edits & Reinterprets Well-Known Movies in Live Performances

Posted on · You might be familiar with the concept of riffing on movies – whether it’s you and your friends making fun of a bad movie in your living room or via shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000. But a Houston performance group is taking the concept a step further – not just mocking movies, but re-editing […]

Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 38: Stringed Life – on being a quartet, with Enso String Quartet

Posted on · The Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet puts the "class" in this episode of Classical Classroom. We discuss where string quartets come from, why the instruments in a quartet go together so well, what sets Enso apart from other string quartets, and what it's like to play live (which apparently sometimes includes hitting yourself in the face and dancing to get away from bees).