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Houston Symphony captures love, pain, and triumph in tribute to Aretha Franklin

Posted on · Capathia Jenkins, Broadway singer and actress, talks about her upcoming powerful performance of Aretha Franklin's songs with the Houston Symphony April 22 - 24. Plus, award-winning writer and biographer David Ritz shares memories of compassion and other things he learned while working with the Queen of Soul.

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Diverse Lineup Headlines 2015 Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · Free Press Summer Fest has been a part of the Houston music scene since 2009. It has grown from a one-day 30,000-fan event, to a two-day festival with nearly 100,000 people in attendance, at least according to last year's numbers. This year, due to recent flooding, the event was moved from its usual venue at […]

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Oil Traffic Deaths, Fire Chief, and Gangs in the Burbs: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Posted on · The revolution in oil and natural gas production has been a windfall for trucking companies and commercial drivers across the state. But it's also led to a surge in fatal accidents on Texas highways. All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider and the Houston Chronicle’s Lise Olsen have collaborated in a series […]

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Using Music, Pictures, and Words to Fight Hate in Houston

Posted on · This year both the Anti-Defamation League and the Houston Symphony are celebrating their 100th anniversaries. In celebration, the two organizations teamed up Nov. 14 to provide a unique concert for the city of Houston. Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton has details on Houston in Concert Against Hate.