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Guitarist Jason Vieaux Visits With Classical Classroom’s Dacia Clay

Posted on · Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform with Da Camera of Houston on Friday ( December 9). He also spoke with Houston Public Media’s Dacia Clay on this week’s Classical Classroom podcast, Jason Vieaux will be performing along with his collaborator, bandoneon/accordion player Julien Labro. We hear highlights from Dacia, Jason, and Julien’s conversation. Above photo: […]

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The Big Squeeze: Kids Preserve Their Heritage by Picking Up the Accordion

Posted on · The early teen years are a time when many kids are taking their first band class or tooling around on a drum set they got for Christmas. Maybe they’re learning the school’s fight song on the trumpet or trying to top their high score on Rock Band. But, as Michael Hagerty reports, there’s plenty of […]

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Tax Prep and Accordion Throwdown: Thursday’s show (March 5, 2015)

Posted on ·   The April 15 tax deadline is just over a month away. Tax time always tends to add some stress to our lives. Preparing your taxes, after all, can be complicated, but Houston Matters is here to help! On this edition of the program, we welcome your questions for a pair of tax experts, who can address everything from new tax laws to eligible deductions […]

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Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Returns to Houston

Posted on · The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest is coming back to Houston. The talent showcase will be held Sunday, February 23 at Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA). Texas Folklife Executive Director Cristina Balli talks about the contest and the accordion’s Texas roots.