Performances of the "The Nutcracker" at Houston Ballet and "A Christmas Carol" at The Alley Theatre have been a holiday tradition for decades in Houston.

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How Houston performing arts groups keep annual holiday shows fresh and interesting — without angering the faithful

Posted on · Stanton Welch of Houston Ballet and Rob Melrose of The Alley Theatre explain how their productions of "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol" have changed over the years and what these annual traditions mean for Houston.

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Ramp connecting 59 with 610 set to close for two years, and a farewell to Andrés Orozco-Estrada (April 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A major highway closure begins this weekend, we find out who the Texans selected in the NFL Draft, we learn what "agrihoods" are, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about his tenure with the Houston Symphony ahead of his final concert.

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The Bigger Picture: What fictional disasters on film can teach a disaster-prone Houston

Posted on · Our city has had more than its share of natural disasters in recent years. But, unlike recent disaster films such as Moonfall and Don't Look up, no A-list celebrities came to save us. But is there anything these very fictional disasters can teach a city like Houston that's prone to very real -- and very destructive -- ones?