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Severe Weather Puts a Damper on Houston’s Arts Community

If your holiday weekend plans involved time outside, you may have watched the forecast well in advance. The severe rains and flooding earlier this summer has made outdoor events tricky for many, including the arts community. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop spoke with some of the biggest — and smallest — organizations […]

Concert goers brave the rain during the 2016 Free Press Summer Fest, held at the NRG Stadium parking lot for the second year in a row because of severe weather. (Photo: Amy Bishop, Houston Public Media)If your holiday weekend plans involved time outside, you may have watched the forecast well in advance. The severe rains and flooding earlier this summer has made outdoor events tricky for many, including the arts community.

News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop spoke with some of the biggest — and smallest — organizations to find out how much they've been affected.

(Above: Concert goers brave the rain during the 2016 Free Press Summer Fest, held at the NRG Stadium parking lot for the second year in a row because of severe weather. Photo: Amy Bishop, Houston Public Media)

MORE: Houston's Arts Community Feels The Sting Of Summer's Severe Weather (News 88.7, July 5, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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