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Tim Rice Discusses the Lasting of Appeal of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted on · Last May marked the beginning of the arrival of lyricist Tim Rice’s musicals in Houston. The first show was Evita and the one that begins this week at the Hobby Center is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse spoke with Rice in advance of Evita last year about all of […]

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Tim Rice Discusses the Art of Writing Blockbuster Musicals

Posted on · Lyricist Tim Rice is probably best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, on musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar  (two shows which will be on stage here in Houston over the next year) and Evita, a production of which wraps up here in Houston on Sunday. Rice is also well-known for […]

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Brown v. Board Legacy, Astrodome Revisited, and Lyricist Tim Rice: Houston Matters for Friday, May 16, 2014

Posted on · Exactly 60 years ago tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education. The High Court ruled the concept of “separate, but equal” public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. The ruling led to desegregation nationwide. While the spirit of the Brown […]