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Actor and Pianist Hershey Felder Brings George Gershwin to Life on Houston Stage

Posted on · There may be no more quintessentially American composer of the 20th century than George Gershwin. The performer most celebrated for bringing him to life in the 21st century is a Canadian named Hershey Felder. The Alley Theatre brings the actor, playwright and pianist and his popular one man show George Gershwin Alone to the University […]

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Gentrification and Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Posted on · Back in August of 2013, Houston Matters met with longtime residents of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood to discuss how their community had changed over the years. Among the major topics of discussion was gentrification. The residents noted how development had changed the personality and affordability of their neighborhood. But they didn’t necessarily see gentrification as a bad […]

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Early Education, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Suffers: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Posted on · To some, it’s laughable – the concept of a private, preparatory preschool, as the first step on the inside track to an Ivy League education. To others, it’s a serious matter. Perhaps you’ve heard about the ultra-competitive nursery school system in Manhattan. According to Gabriella Rowe, head of The Village School here in Houston, and the […]