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Meet Duncan — The New Baby Elephant at the Houston Zoo

Posted on · We learn about Duncan, the new baby elephant born this month at the Houston Zoo. Duncan was born around 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, to mother Shanti. He’s a 385-pound Asian elephant. This is Shanti’s fourth baby, zoo staffers say. Martina Stevens, the Houston Zoo’s elephant manager, describes the birth process and how Duncan’s […]

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Symphony Brings Holst’s The Planets to Life With New HD Images

Posted on · Gustav Holst’s The Planets is one of the most beloved pieces of classical music. The Houston Symphony teamed up with NASA planetary scientists and filmmaker Duncan Copp to create a live performance of The Planets synchronized with high definition images of the planets themselves. The production was then turned into a DVD called “The Planets […]