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‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Portrays A Different Perspective of the Early Space Program

Posted on · This summer, ABC is running a ten-part series called The Astronaut Wives Club, based on the non-fiction book by the same name by Lily Koppel. The series tells the stories of the early days of the US space program through the eyes of the wives of the astronauts in NASA's Mercury program. Houston plays a […]


Houston Music Highlight: Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined

Posted on · In this Houston Music Highlight, Mercury—the Orchestra Redefined, under artistic director Antoine Plante, perform the Polonaise from Handel’s Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 6, No. 3, from their Handel Opus 6 CD.  Hear Mercury play Christmas concertos by Torelli, Locatelli, Sammartini and Corelli this evening at 8 at Gallery M Squared in the Heights.  

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Houston Group Re-Enacts War of the Worlds Broadcast on 75th Anniv.

Posted on · On Oct. 30, 1938 — 75 years ago — Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air presented a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Most of the broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, so convincing that, as the story of an alien invasion by Martians […]