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One Bin Recycling, NASA’s Predecessor and Anime: Friday’s Show (April 3, 2015)

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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The Art of Japanese Noh Theater Masks

Posted on · We learn about an exhibit featuring carved wooden masks from the Japanese tradition of Noh theater, where actors would wear these elegantly hand-crafted masks. The exhibit, Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi, runs Oct. 25, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015, at the Asia Society Texas Center. We hear from curator Bridget Bray and artist Bidou Yamaguchi.

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Houston Grand Opera’s Latest Home Grown Opera about Houston’s Connection with Japan

Posted on · This month, the Houston Grand Opera will premiere The Memory Stone by composer Marty Regan and librettist Kenny Fries. It’s a new opera presenting the story of two women impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It’s a part of the Opera’s East and West series – eight chamber operas celebrating […]