I SEE U, Episode 71: The Lion King of The Chicago Projects

Posted on · Author of ‘Raising Simba,’ Falisa Ray, offers up a story of resilience as she recounts how her quest of faith emboldened her to inspire her son’s dreams of becoming one of the world’s most beloved characters on Broadway.

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Full Show: Occidental-Anadarko Merger, And Preventing Radicalization (Aug. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday Houston Matters: What's next now that Occidental and Anadarko have merged, a former skinhead explains what drives people to hate, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and the 20th anniversary of the musical Rent.

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UYCN Welcomes The Newest “Debbie” From The Doyle And Debbie Show, And ROCO Releases A New CD

Posted on · Actress Chelsea Ryan McCurdy shares tales from her newest show at STAGES Repertory Theatre with Ernie, and Catherine Lu learns about the CD that Hurricane Harvey couldn't stop.

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Full Show: City Council Considers Layoffs, And Political Roundup (April 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: City Council considers laying off 220 firefighters, our weekly political roundup, a revival of Ragtime comes to Houston, and writer Daniel Peña on his debut novel, Bang.

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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 […]

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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 […]