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Marilu Henner Discusses Her Career and Highly Accurate Memory

Posted on · (Above: Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse posing with actress Marilu Henner before an interview in 2000 and again in 2017. Right Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) On Thursday (April 6, 2017), actress and author Marilu Henner will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Conference Celebrating Women, being held at Moody Gardens in Galveston. […]

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Ben Kingsley Performs ‘Peter and the Wolf’ With the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This Saturday (Sept. 17, 2016), the Houston Symphony, under the direction of conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, will perform Prokofiev’s classic children’s story set to music, Peter and the Wolf. And that’s a bit of a departure for the symphony in terms of a season opener – at least until you learn who’s narrating it: actor and […]

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The Method Gun: More Than Just a Play About Acting

Posted on · You’re probably familiar with the concept of method acting — where actors try to become the character they’re attempting to portray. A play running in Houston this week (May 26-28, 2016) called The Method Gun tells the story of group of actors who are rehearsing for a production of A Streetcar Named Desire. They’re devoted followers of […]

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Out Brief Candle: A Celebration of Shakespeare’s Death Scenes

Posted on · Later this month (April 23, 2016), in celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Brazos Bookstore will host actors from the Houston Shakespeare Festival. They’ll present some of Shakespeare’s greatest death scenes. We hear a sampling of what they’ll perform from actors Constance Swain (as Juliet) and Josh Clark (as Romeo) in — of course […]

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Louis Gossett Jr. on Race, and Stories Hollywood Hasn’t Told Yet

Posted on · Oscar and Emmy-award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. was in town last week to participate in Houston in Concert Against Hate. He considered the appearance a natural fit for him. He’s always had an eye toward race relations in the role’s he’s chosen to play on screen, including his Emmy-winning role in the landmark TV miniseries Roots, and […]

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Houston Improv Festival Organizers Improv…About Improv

Posted on · The Houston Improv Festival runs April 24-27 at the Midtown Art Center. The event features numerous improv shows, workshops and even the screening of a movie about improv. So, instead of just conducting an interview about the event, Craig Cohen — an improv-er himself — puts several of the organizers through their paces playing various improv games.