Houston Matters

Theater District Open House Offers an Inside Look at Houston’s Performing Arts

Posted on · We often hear how Houston is home to the highest concentration of theater seats outside of Broadway, and this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. is the annual free event aimed at engaging and developing the audience for those performing arts organizations – the Theater District Open House. The event includes musical and theater performances […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Living Downtown, Fewer TCEQ Inspections & The Ring Cycle: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Incentives to encourage people to live in downtown Houston, the TCEQ doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute, and Houston Grand Opera tackling Wagner’s The Ring Cycle: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. We discuss these and other stories with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” On this edition […]

Houston Matters

HGO Takes on the Challenge of Wagner’s Epic Ring Cycle

Posted on · Tonight and Saturday concludes the Houston Grand Opera’s performances of Das Rheingold, the opera that’s the first of a four-part series known as The Ring Cycle. The four operas, written by Richard Wagner in the 1800s, are such elaborate, lengthy productions – all four together consist of some 16 hours of music – that only […]

Full Show

High Speed Rail, Space Port, Crowdfunding, and the Ring Cycle: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Posted on · Former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels is behind an effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. The mayors of those cities, late last month, expressed their unified support for the project. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail line back in […]

Opera & Musical Theater

Houston Opera, By Way Of Iran

Posted on · A new piece commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera deals with political freedom in Iran and the effect of grief and loss on its people. The opera, titled The Bricklayer, was written by a Houston woman who fled Iran as a political exile.