Posted on · Singer/songwriter and producer Alex Isley has been recording songs for a decade, but her signature R&B style remains unique, timeless and innovative – much like her musical family dynasty
Posted on · Increased storm threats are a selling point for insurance companies.
Posted on · The Broken Spoke has been called “one of the last true Texas dance halls.” The live music venue in Austin has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 50 years. Filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas says “it’s like walking into 1965.” And now, it’s the subject of a documentary called Honky Tonk […]
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 […]
Posted on · Houston's 8th annual Fringe Festival kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 23, 2015). The event in Houston's East End will feature more than 20 original theater, dance, music, film and performance art works. But just what is "fringe?" To help explain — and tell us more about what festival-goers can expect to experience — we talk with […]
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 […]
Posted on · This Saturday, July 12, is the second Day of Music festival from the Houston Symphony. The free event showcases the diverse range of music found in Houston with performances from more than two dozen artists fromÂ genres ranging from salsa to jazz. Steve Wenig, Director of Community Partnerships at the Houston Symphony, joins us to […]
Posted on · Since 1990, young orchestral musicians between the ages of 18 and 30 have gathered at the University of Houston to spend four weeks honing their craft and training for possible careers as professional musicians. The program, called the Texas Music Festival, runs throughout the month of June and features numerous public performances throughout the month. […]
Posted on · The Houston International Festival is this weekend and next weekend. The festival celebrates international cultures each year, and this year the featured region is Australia. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin gives us a preview of this year’s festival.
Posted on · The Bayou City Art Festival is also happening this weekend, March 28-30. Now in its 43rd year, the festival hosts over 300 national and international fine and visual performing artists Friday through Sunday, at Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Working in 19 different media, artists showcase their fine and pop original works […]
Posted on · French language and culture is alive and well in Houston. From a entirely French speaking theatre, to French restaurants and oil companies like Schlumberger. Perhaps this is why thereâs a French Cultures Festival, which takes place throughout March in Texas and two other states. The festival kicks off at Discovery Green today and we learn […]
Posted on · We learn more about the fifth-annual Space City Tap Festival, which brings together tap dancers from age 4 to professionals. The event is Feb. 28 through March 2 at 15210 Hwy 3 in Webster, Texas.
Posted on · More than 118,000 Texans signed up for health insurance through the online marketplaces by the end of 2013; a new craft beer festivalÂ is coming to Houston; and inÂ a closed door Dallas auction last weekendÂ a man won a permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino in Namibia: It’s The Good, The Bad […]
Posted on · The Texas Renaissance Festival just northwest of Houston continues each weekend through Dec.1. At 55 acres, the period European-themed village is the nationâs largest Renaissance Festival. Houston Mattersâ intern Michelle Iracheta spent a day at the festival last weekend and talked to a handful of the characters.
Posted on · This Sunday, the Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival seeks to celebrate cars that are "Slow, Low, and Bangin." Such SLABs are typically older-model American sedans enhanced by modifications to both the exterior and interior of the car. It's a tradition rooted in hip hop culture here in Houston, dating back to the 1980s. You […]