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“The Sweet Potato Queens” Musical Makes its World Premiere in Houston

Posted on · Perhaps you’re familiar with The Sweet Potato Queens series of books by Jill Conner Browne. They tell the story of a woman and her closest friends and how they learn to grab life by the horns. Well, the books have now been turned into a musical that last week (March 17, 2016) made its world […]

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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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NRG Stadium Upgrades and Experimental Drugs: Wednesday’s Show (March 18, 2015)

Posted on · As we discussed last month on this program, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the NFL says it now wants around $50 million in renovations to the stadium before the big game. The Chronicle quotes Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President […]

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Property Tax Cuts, Parks, and ‘Once’ on Stage: Tuesday’s Show (March 10, 2015)

Posted on ·   Tyler Republican State Sen. Kevin Eltife is working to build support for a combination of bills he believes will provide both a property tax cut and set a path to spend money on deferred road maintenance and paying off some pension liabilities, among other state needs. Eltife argues that while the state is unusually […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 19, 2013

Posted on · More demonstrations are planned here in Houston this weekend, in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The shooting and the ensuing criminal trial certainly captured Americans’ attention. There have been demonstrations nationwide similar to the ones that have taken place this week here in Houston. Now […]