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Full Show: The Supreme Court And Abortion Rights, And The Tamarie Cooper Show (July 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Scott Pruitt's resignation from the EPA might affect Houston. Then, we explore how a new Supreme Court justice might affect abortion law. Our non-experts weigh The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And actor Tamarie Cooper talks about 21 years of hosting her annual, full-scale musical comedy show.

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Tim Rice Discusses the Lasting of Appeal of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted on · Last May marked the beginning of the arrival of lyricist Tim Rice’s musicals in Houston. The first show was Evita and the one that begins this week at the Hobby Center is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse spoke with Rice in advance of Evita last year about all of […]

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Defy Gravity: Celebrating The Music Of Stephen Schwartz

Posted on · Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz has been a major presence in American musical theater and film for more than 40 years. He’s written famous songs for shows ranging from Godspell to Pippin to Wicked. He’s also an three time Oscar and Grammy winner, and Friday night, he’s attending a revue here in Houston of his best-loved works. […]

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Tim Rice Discusses the Art of Writing Blockbuster Musicals

Posted on · Lyricist Tim Rice is probably best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, on musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar  (two shows which will be on stage here in Houston over the next year) and Evita, a production of which wraps up here in Houston on Sunday. Rice is also well-known for […]