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Art & Events Planned for Hermann Park’s Centennial Year

Posted on · Hermann Park is celebrating its centennial this year. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse talked with Doreen Stoller, executive director of the Hermann Park Conservancy, about the yearlong series of events planned to mark the anniversary. And she explains what’s in store for the park’s future — and the some 6 million visitors it serves each […]

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Exhibit Brings Replicas of World’s Oldest Art to Houston

Posted on · In September of 1940 four French boys discovered a long-forgotten cave full of prehistoric art. The Lascaux Cave, as it’s now known, has been dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of Pre-history,” because it’s adorned with ancient frescos of bulls, deer and bison. The caves have been closed to the public since the 1960s to protect them, […]

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Holiday Shopping with Less Hustle & Bustle: Old Town Spring’s Home for the Holdiays

Posted on · The 33rd Annual Home for the Holidays event in Old Town Spring deems itself a “Texas-styled winter wonderland” with lights and shopping. The event runs through Dec. 21. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse asked organizer Pam Golden how the event became what it is today. More: You can learn more about Home for the Holidays […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Hot Dog Identity Crisis, France Says Avoid Houston at Night, and Black Friday Arriving Earlier: It’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston hot dog franchise’s identity crisis, to department stores and radio stations in Houston getting a jump on Christmas, we examine “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” in Houston news this week with Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com,  Paul Pendergraft, KUHF-Houston Public Radio’s Senior Producer for News & Public Affairs, […]

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Makerspaces: The Garages of the 21st Century

Posted on · If you’re into making things or tinkering with gadgets, you might not always have access to all the tools and equipment you might need – whether it’s expensive welding equipment or a 3D printer. That’s where the phenomenon of “makerspaces” comes in. Makerspaces are essentially communal workshops where members of the collective share the costs […]

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SPARK Parks Bring Art & Fun to Schools

Posted on · SPARK Park is a city program that improves school parks and makes them accessible to the neighborhood after hours and on weekends. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse recently interviewed Kathleen Owmby, Exec Director of the SPARK School Park Program, at Wilson Montessori school in Montrose. The park is filled with art and interactive elements for […]

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Art Transforms Navigation Street

Posted on · There’s a new major public art project in Houston. The median for several blocks around Ninfa’s on Navigation Street in the East End neighborhood has been transformed into a promenade of sorts, full of art and interesting solar lighting. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse visited the Navigation Street Esplanade to find out more. He speaks […]

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Clock Tower Turned into Public Art Installation

Posted on · A well-known Houston landmark recently got a makeover. The clock tower downtown in Market Square was transformed by Houston Artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer into a piece called “What Time is It?” From now through March, the clock shifts from merely a chiming timepiece tolling every hour to a permanent art installation and venue for performances. […]