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For This Houston Family, Ballet Is Life

Posted on · When Houston Ballet’s Spring Showcase hits the stage this weekend, five of the dancers will be siblings. So how did two parents – who admit they are not the best dancers – produce a family of ballet enthusiasts? News 88.7’s Arts and Culture Reporter Amy Bishop went to downtown Houston to learn more about Houston’s Westerman […]

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Houston’s First Poet Laureate Reflects On Experience

Posted on · April may just be starting, but Houston is expected to announce its second poet laureate by the end of the month. Maybe you were unaware the city had one, but Gwendolyn Zepeda has held the inaugural role since her two-year term began in April 2013. There were nine applicants to replace her. Selection criteria include […]

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Clean Power Plan & Property Taxes: Wednesday’s Show (April 1, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently released a study about the federal government’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. Their assessment: doom and gloom, lost jobs, and rolling blackouts throughout the state. But others say the plan is positive, forward-thinking and the criticisms are overblown. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull Talks Music and The Walking Dead

Posted on · Musician Ian Anderson is playing a concert Sunday night at the Stafford Centre. Don’t know his name? Well, as Houston Public Media’s Amy Bishop explains, you probably do know some of his music. He’s the flute — and the voice — behind the iconic British rock band Jethro Tull. Anderson talks about his new album, Homo Erraticus, his 46 […]