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Norman Rockwell Painting at MFAH

Posted on · Going to school is something that most of us take for granted. A famous painting on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston reminds us that for some, the simple act of walking to school was not always so simple. Houston Public Radio’s Alison Young reports about the painting Normal Rockwell called “The Problem […]

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The Front Row, 05/1/2006

Posted on · For its participation in this Spring’s FotoFest biennial, Houston’s Menil Collection has mounted a new exhibition, Insistent Objects: David Levinthal’s “Blackface,” a series of provocative large-scale color Polaroid photographs depicting some of America’s more disturbing iconography of stereotyped African-American images on everyday objects… Alison Young was taken on a tour with the Menil’s Associate Curator […]

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The Front Row, 4/26/2006

Posted on · Dr. Betty Devine, Founder and Director of the Houston Choral Society, stopped by to tell us about a program of sacred and secular works that have had special meaning for her singers including pieces by Rachmaninov, Holst, Hassler, Dvor?k, Kod?ly, Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, and African-American spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan… A concert of this music […]

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The Front Row, 4/25/2006

Posted on · The Front Row Technical Director and KUHF afternoon host Chris Johnson spoke by phone with Daniel Avshalomov, violist for the American String Quartet. The ensemble will perform tonight in Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall. The American Quartet was formed in 1974 when the four members were students at New York’s Juilliard School and won both […]

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12,000 Trees Planted for Woodlands Beautification Project

Posted on · Driving north on 1-45 through the Woodlands may be a welcome experience for many motorists because of a recent highway beautification project, that includes several miles of newly planted native trees and shrubs. When several miles of expansion on I-45 was nearing completion, the Woodlands Town Center Improvement District started a beautification initiative. It ultimately […]

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Lawn Mower Safety

Posted on · While other parts of the country are shoveling snow, some of us here in southeast Texas are still mowing our lawns. With many youngsters out of school for the holidays, there are some risks you might not think about when it comes to yard work. Houston Public Radio’s Alison Young has a story about a […]

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Houston Ballet Dancer Inspired by Daughter

Posted on · A former Houston Ballet dancer has a crisis of a very personal kind. For Houstonians the name Li Cunxin is synonymous with a dashing ballet dancer with an equal measure of artistic grace and athletic strength. Principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, Li grew up in Communist China before defecting to the United States. A […]

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Elder Rage

Posted on · People are living longer these days and their children, with demanding jobs and lives of their own, often find themselves unexpectedly in a role-reversal, not just caring for their own growing children, but also for their aging parents. This position can cause many new caregivers to retreat into denial until a crisis hits. Jacqueline Marcel […]

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Women’s Independence Day

Posted on · Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment giving women the right to vote. It was only in 1920 that women’s suffrage was passed and some Texans think that struggle was one in the not-too-distant past. It all started on a hot, humid day in 1848 when five women met for tea […]

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Houston Grand Opera Introduces First CEO

Posted on · Houston Grand Opera officials formally introduced the opera’s next general director who will also serve as the company’s first-ever chief executive officer in the Wortham Center’s Grand Foyer this morning. Anthony Freud, the general director of the Welsh National Opera, will be Houston Grand Opera’s third general director succeeding David Gockley, who led the HGO for […]