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Houston Filmmaker’s ‘Red Pearl’ Makes ‘CineSpace’ Finals at Cinema Arts Festival

Posted on · The 2015 Houston Cinema Arts Festival gets underway Thursday (Nov. 12, 2015) with a unique competition as a part of the week-long event. The Cinema Arts Society has collaborated with NASA on something called “CineSpace” – it’s a competition in which filmmakers have been asked to incorporate actual NASA imagery into their movies. Among the […]

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Renewable Energy, Smoking Age and Red Pearl: Tuesday’s Show (November 10, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance is a non-profit that promotes the clean energy industry in Texas. Starting tomorrow (Nov. 11, 2015), the group hosts GridNEXT, a conference focused on how renewable energy sources can integrate into the current distribution system. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Mark Sanders, the alliance’s executive director, about […]

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Dance Production Collaborates with Local Composer

Posted on · Karen Stokes Dance Company is partnering with a local composer for an upcoming performance. Sunset at White Oak Bayou will feature music composed by our own Music from the Movies host Brad Sayles. Houston Matters†Maggie Martin sat down with Stokes and Sayles to discuss the collaboration. (Image Courtesy: Karen Stokes Dance Company)

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Houston Composer Jeff Walton on Scoring Indie Film and TV

Posted on · Jeff Walton has composed music for more than 40 film and television productions, such as Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), The Brotherhood (2001), and Super Shark (2011). While he may not be a household name like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, or Howard Shore, that’s probably for one of two reasons: many of his compositions are for low-budget […]

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Happy Houston Revisited: Friday’s show (August 14, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed domestic violence, road rage, political scandals, indictments, murder – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When we last faced a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devoted a portion of a show to […]