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Highlighting Recent Conversations About Houston Arts and Culture

Posted on · We devote much of our time on Houston Matters each day to important public policy debates. And we talk with elected leaders and newsmakers and seek to engage you in discussions on a wide variety of important topics. But we also take time each week to highlight important arts and cultural events in the region. We often […]

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Neighbors and Developers at Odds Over New Music Venue

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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Severe Weather Puts a Damper on Houston’s Arts Community

Posted on · If your holiday weekend plans involved time outside, you may have watched the forecast well in advance. The severe rains and flooding earlier this summer has made outdoor events tricky for many, including the arts community. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop spoke with some of the biggest — and smallest — organizations to […]

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Concert Tours Bring 80s and 90s Bands to New Audiences in Houston

Posted on · Earlier this year, Houston welcomed some familiar bands like The Psychedelic Furs and Depeche Mode. In the coming weeks New Order will play at a music event called Day for Night, and in May of 2016, The Cure will play Toyota Center. For some, this may feel like déjà vu. But for others, these are […]

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HISD Superintendent and A-List Concerts: Houston Matters for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Posted on · For the last five years, Terry Grier has served as the Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest public school district in the nation, and the largest in Texas. On this edition of Houston Matters, in advance of a new school year, we welcome your questions for Superintendent Grier about public education […]

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Houston Bands Like The Tontons to Perform at the Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · The annual Free Press Summer Fest is this weekend at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The two-day festival features dozens of concerts from both local and national bands. We hear from one of the event’s organizers, who talks about how the festival books acts, including local bands like The Tontons.

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House Concerts Bring Live Music to More Intimate Settings

Posted on · Houston is home to a wide variety of music venues, from hole-in-the-wall bars to large concert halls. But there’s another music scene here that’s a little harder to find. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s in people’s homes. House concerts are about who you know and getting on the right […]

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Gauging the Performing Arts in Houston

Posted on · We take a moment to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Then we explore the state of the arts in Houston with Jonathon Glus the President of the Houston Arts Alliance, and then welcome your questions for three members of the performing arts community here in Houston: Jennifer Decker, Artistic Director of Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company; Stephanie […]