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Abortion, Remembering Joe Sample, and Frontier Jazz Orchestra: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Posted on · Abortion rights supporters and opponents in Texas are awaiting a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ongoing legal battle over an abortion law Texas legislators passed last year. The law, as written, requires (among other provisions) that all clinics providing abortions in Texas meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. […]

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Does Jazz Exist in Houston?

Posted on · This past spring, Houston writer David Theis attended a concert by jazz pianist — and Houston native — Jason Moran. Moran, like many jazz musicians educated in Houston, left to pursue a career in New York, and that left Theis wondering why isn’t there more jazz in Houston? So Theis, editor of Literary Houston and […]

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CEOs & Plane Crashes, Anger Management and Jazz: Houston Matters for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Posted on · CEOs are dying in private plane crashes more often than you might think. Why? And what does it have to do with Houston? Well, the connection lies in the oil and gas industry, and industries like it, and how the personalities of CEOs which allow them to be calculated risk-takers also lead some of them […]

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Vocalist Discusses Her Transition from Opera to Jazz

Posted on · Jazz singer Danielle Reich grew up playing the piano and singing, and for a while performed with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. But eventually she decided opera was too stressful but wanted to keep singing. So she starting taking lessons in jazz vocals at Houston Community College. But, as she tells Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty, […]

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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Posted on · We learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the […]