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Composer Philip Glass Discusses His Houston Ties, His Cats and Performing with David Bowie

Posted on · There is something unmistakable about Philip Glass’s music. The repetitions, the layering, the crescendos and decrescendos, the cyclical nature of his melodies and chord structures. Even if you’ve never heard a work of his before, it sticks out as undeniably a Philip Glass composition. He is also a singular personality, as News 88.7 arts and […]

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Defy Gravity: Celebrating The Music Of Stephen Schwartz

Posted on · Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz has been a major presence in American musical theater and film for more than 40 years. He’s written famous songs for shows ranging from Godspell to Pippin to Wicked. He’s also an three time Oscar and Grammy winner, and Friday night, he’s attending a revue here in Houston of his best-loved works. […]

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What Should the Soundtrack for Houston Sound Like?

Posted on · When you think of a song connected with Houston, what song comes to mind? Is it country? Is it hip hop? Or do you struggle to pinpoint the sound of the Bayou City? Well, perhaps that struggle is now over thanks to the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (or GHCVB) and a collaboration with the Houston […]