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Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Collaborates with Houston Chamber Choir

Posted on · Over the weekend (Sunday, May 22, 2016), jazz bassist and five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride and his trio performed with the Houston Chamber Choir at the Wortham Theater Center. The trio premiered a new piece designed for a jazz ensemble and choir. Before McBride got into town last week, he told Michael Hagerty about applying […]

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Transgender Houstonians, and Chef Robert Del Grande: Tuesday’s Show (May 24, 2016)

Posted on · Between last year’s Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga and political back-and-forth these days in North Carolina, the word transgender has been in the news for quite some time now, often coupled with misconceptions or hateful accusations. But what does it really mean to be transgender in Greater Houston today? On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Soft Blink of Amber Light: Houston Chamber Choir Director Discusses Group’s Latest Album

Posted on · The Houston Chamber Choir just released its fourth album, Soft Blink of Amber Light. The ensemble turned twenty years old this year and works to increase awareness and appreciation of choral music. They also focus on local talent where possible by choosing Houston or Texas composers. Robert Simpson is the choir’s artistic director, and he spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin […]

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TEA, Dowling Street, and the Dynamo Decade: Thursday’s Show (October 22, 2015)

Posted on · Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams recently announced he’s stepping down at the end of the year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss his legacy and the challenges ahead for his successor. We welcome your questions and comments for Kiah Collier, who reports on public education for the Texas Tribune. Then: An update […]