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‘Motherhood Out Loud’ Tells Stories of Mothers at All Stages of Parenthood

Posted on · Motherhood Out Loud is a series of 15 scenes and monologues performed by area actors, designed to subvert notions about parenthood. The production tells the tales of mothers at all the stages of parenthood: childbirth, raising their kids, dealing with rebellious teenagers, and facing an empty nest. The show runs through May 21 at the […]

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How a Selfie Got Felicia Day Her Dream Job

Posted on · (Above: Actress Felicia Day. Image Courtesy: FeliciaDay.com) Felicia Day is a noted actress, writer, and all-around major figure in the so-called "geek" community. Some of her earliest appearances were in her own web series The Guild and Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog. More recently, she's appeared in Supernatural, Eureka, and now the revival of […]

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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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Actor Sean Patrick Flanery Pens Novel About Growing Up Near Houston

Posted on · Sean Patrick Flanery, an actor you might know from his roles as Young Indy in the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and his roles in The Boondock Saints, Dexter and Powder, first fell in love with the stage while attending Houston’s University of St. Thomas. He’s also a writer, having penned his first novel, called Jane […]

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Air Pollution Report and Sean Patrick Flanery: Tuesday’s Show (April 26, 2016)

Posted on · Last week, the American Lung Association released its 17th annual "State of the Air" report, which says Houston – when it comes to ozone – is the 15th most polluted city in the U.S. But what does that mean and what's being done to address it? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss air […]

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Barry Corbin: Hollywood’s Favorite Authority Figure

Posted on · You might best remember actor Barry Corbin from his many roles portraying authority figures, like sheriffs and generals. He played General Beringer in WarGames. He was John Travolta’s uncle in Urban Cowboy. And he played a bumbling deputy in Lonesome Dove. He’s got a new film called The Last Man Club, where he plays a […]

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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 […]

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Perfecting Your Craft…of Being a Disgruntled Elf

Posted on · For the sixth straight year, Actor Todd Waite reprises his role as Crumpet, the irreverent elf at Santaland inside Macy’s in New York. The one-many show, The Santaland Diaries, is based on the essay of the same name by humorist David Sedaris — a piece originally heard on NPR’s Morning Edition in 1992. You’d think […]