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‘80s Icon Martha Davis Comes To Houston And Theater District Open House Marks 2-Year Anniversary Of Harvey

A legendary new wave singer-songwriter talks about her life and career, and this year’s festival to celebrate the new performing arts season offers lots of free activities, no construction and free parking.

In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse chats with Martha Davis, lead singer of the ’80s new wave band The Motels, known for hits like “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.” The Motels will perform in Houston’s Arena Theater on Thursday, August 22 as part of the Lost 80s Live tour.

Then, Catherine Lu previews the 2019 Houston Theater District Open House with Kathryn McNiel, CEO of Theater District Houston. McNiel shares fun facts about Houston’s downtown arts district and its annual festival, and gives an update on how the area has recovered two years after Harvey. The 26th Annual TC Energy Theater District Open House is on Sunday, August 25.

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

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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