Unwrap Your Candies Now

Alley Theatre’s “Vietgone” Remixes History And Culture, Plus Houston Fringe Festival Puts Non-Traditional Performing Artists Centerstage

Posted on · The director of “Vietgone” shares insights about the play and her own immigrant experience, and the Houston Fringe Festival showcases intimate, boundary-breaking works by independent artists.

Houston Matters

Tuesday’s Show: Bill King Candidate Interview, And Vietgone (Oct. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Some new developments in local transportation issues, mayoral candidate Bill King, a play about the Vietnamese immigrant experience, and a new children's book designed to help kids and adults better communicate.

Unwrap Your Candies Now

Live From Theater District Open House!

Posted on · The annual Open House marks the official start of the city’s performing arts season, and “Unwrap Your Candies Now” was there to find out what operas, symphonies, ballets, chamber music, jazz, plays and Broadway musicals are in store for Houston audiences.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Southern Baptist Investigation Update, And Helping Institutions Prevent Abuse (Feb. 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Southern Baptist Convention clears seven churches under investigation. We discuss how institutions can prevent sex abuse. A local dentist answers your questions. And a new play parodies the wellness industry.

Houston Matters

Full Show: The New American Economy, And Stories from the Storm (July 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit, we learn a group called New American Economy released data showing how much Houston's economy is affected by immigrants, and homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program, and Houston Public Media’s 'Stories from the Storm', featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on the value of a community in times of need. Then, writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports.

Theatre & Film

New Play At The Alley Depicts A Love Affair As Epic As The Film ‘Cleopatra’

Posted on · 'Cleo' tells the story of the torrid, on- and off-screen love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the stars of the 1963 epic 'Cleopatra.' Writer Lawrence Wright and director Bob Balaban discuss the project, nearly a decade in the making.

Houston Matters

Full Show: What Houstonians Miss Most, And Cleopatra’s Backstory (April 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Residents of a Houston development that flooded during Harvey are suing the designer. Then, longtime Houstonians discuss what long-lost elements of the city they miss the most. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about Cleo, a new play at the Alley Theatre about the making of the 1963 film Cleopatra.