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The 2016 Houston Matters Roadshow: Wednesday’s Show (December 28, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s Museum District is home to 19 cultural institutions dedicated to the promotion of science, history, the arts and culture. We’re home to America’s sixth-largest art museum and to the nation’s only museum primarily dedicated to the legacy of African-American soldiers. Our Museum District boasts centers for photography, art and contemporary craft. On this special edition […]

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Musical Group Preserves Asian Culture Through Unique Stringed Instruments

Posted on · IIIZ+ (Three Zee Plus) is a musical group formed in Germany, which features three different kinds of bridged Asian zithers. The group performs tonight (Sept. 23, 2016) at the Asia Society Texas Center. Houston Public Media’s Dacia Clay talks with two of the performers, Maruta Miki and Jocelyn Clark, along with Stephanie Todd Wong, the Asia […]

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White Oak Music Hall, Death Penalty Study, and IIIZ+: Friday’s Show (September 23, 2016)

Posted on · If you’re a live music fan, you’ve probably heard about White Oak Music Hall – a multi-stage venue that opened on Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood this year. And if you live near the venue, you either think it’s a terrific sign of positive redevelopment, or a noise nuisance that never should’ve been allowed in the […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in the Museum District

Posted on · On June 28, 2016 Houston Matters paid a visit to Houston’s Museum District to tape a full show in front of a live audience at the Asia Society Texas Center. The 2016 Houston Matters Roadshow focused on the Museum District and so we asked our trio of Houston food writers, who collaborate to bring you our monthly […]

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The 2016 Houston Matters Roadshow: Monday’s Show (July 25, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s Museum District is home to 19 cultural institutions dedicated to the promotion of science, history, the arts and culture. We’re home to America’s sixth-largest art museum and to the nation’s only museum primarily dedicated to the legacy of African-American soldiers. Our Museum District boasts centers for photography, art and contemporary craft. On this special edition […]

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The Art of Japanese Noh Theater Masks

Posted on · We learn about an exhibit featuring carved wooden masks from the Japanese tradition of Noh theater, where actors would wear these elegantly hand-crafted masks. The exhibit, Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi, runs Oct. 25, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015, at the Asia Society Texas Center. We hear from curator Bridget Bray and artist Bidou Yamaguchi.