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Dancing The Nutcracker 35 Times a Year: It’s Not for Wimps

Posted on · Since it debuted 27 years ago, the Houston Ballet’s annual staging of Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker has been seen by more than a million people. This year’s run, which began the day after Thanksgiving, goes through Dec. 28 at the Wortham Center’s Brown Theatre. Houston ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki and dancer Aaron Sharratt […]

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‘Sanders Family Christmas’ Hearkens Back to the Days of Traveling Gospel Shows

Posted on · The holidays are perhaps one of the few times these days when we sing songs together. Well, a musical production called called “Sanders Family Christmas,” playing now at Texas Repertory Theatre, hearkens back to a time when that was more common — the 1940s — and centers around the fictional Sanders family of North Carolina, […]

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Pets as Christmas Presents & Pet-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. Today, we focus on important steps you can take to dog and cat proof your holiday-infused home, prepare for visitors wanting to feed your dog or cat holiday treats they shouldn’t, and we’ll discuss the care and feeding of dogs and cats, in particular, during Houston’s […]

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The Jew Who Loves Christmas: Artist Tells Why She Prefers Santa to Menorahs

Posted on · Artist and performer Abby Koenig is Jewish. But living in Texas, where there are fewer Jews than her native New York, Christmas is often more in her face — but she likes it that way. In her new one-woman show and exhibit, The Jew Who Loves Christmas, Koenig dives into why she thinks Hannukah is illogical and […]