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The rebirth of Society for the Performing Arts as Performing Arts Houston, Plus the Future of Space Flight

Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the first human space flight. And, right here on earth – in our own city – it’s a new era for the organization formerly known as Society for the Performing Arts.


Performing Arts Houston will present DIAVOLO in “Trajectoire” on October 14-15, 2022 at Jones Hall.


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After 55 years, Society for the Performing Arts has changed its name to Performing Arts Houston.

Today, the new name officially launched, along with a new website, and a new logo. And they're announcing their new 2022-23 season!

We get the scoop on how the organization formerly known as SPA is shaking things up.

Plus, have you always dreamed of visiting space? Flying among the stars?

Today is the International Day of Human Space Flight.

Experts are here to discuss the history of space flight, as well as new opportunities to visit and continue to explore space – from the private industry to putting a human back on the moon.


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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