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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurants Help Out After Harvey (Sept. 20, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: We discuss the latest political stories. We learn how local restaurants have stepped up to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And some New Orleans musicians help out their Houston counterparts after the storm.

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Houston’s DJ Sun Found Music, Despite His Parents’ Wishes

Posted on · (Above: Houston musician DJ Sun poses in the Houston Matters studio. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Houston musician DJ Sun has been working in the local music scene for years. The Houston Press has named him DJ of the Year several times. But success didn’t come to him overnight. When he expressed interest in […]

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Texas Music Festival Provides an Escape for Venezuelan Violist

Posted on · Music offers an escape for musician Abraham Martin. He plays the viola, and rehearsing and performing helps him escape a little from the ongoing turmoil in his home country of Venezuela. Lately, he’s been escaping a little bit more during the intense four weeks of training and rehearsing for the Texas Music Festival at the […]

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Mixed Media at MFAH: Pairing Music with Art Exhibits

Posted on · We learn about the latest Mixed Media event from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The event pairs the sculpture exhibit from Ron Mueck with live music from the likes of Houston’s DJ Sun, DJ Amanda Robinson, and headliner Machinedrum. As the event’s curator, DJ Sun tells us more about the event and how he approaches […]

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Tax Tips for 2016, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (February 24, 2017)

Posted on · The federal income tax deadline is just a little under two months away (April 18, 2017), but being prepared well in advance is never a bad idea. Preparing your taxes, after all, can be complicated, so on this edition of Houston Matters, we’re here to help! Craig Shenkman, a CPA and partner with BDO USA, joins us to answer […]

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The Peterson Brothers, Prodigies of Texas Blues, Perform in Studio

Posted on · Brothers Glenn Peterson (age 19) and Alex Peterson (age 17) grew up in Bastrop, Texas, where at a very young age they were introduced to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, The Brothers Johnson and B.B. King. Since becoming musical prodigies in Texas blues, soul and funk, the brothers have racked up several Austin Music Awards, been mentored by Bootsy […]

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Highlighting Recent Conversations About Houston Arts and Culture

Posted on · We devote much of our time on Houston Matters each day to important public policy debates. And we talk with elected leaders and newsmakers and seek to engage you in discussions on a wide variety of important topics. But we also take time each week to highlight important arts and cultural events in the region. We often […]

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Houston’s Catch Fever Perform in Studio

Posted on · Houston-based alternative rock duo Catch Fever recently visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio to record two songs off their recently released EP You Have All You Need. The band, which was once a three-piece, has seen a steady rise in popularity since its 2014 album Shiny Eyes. Taylor Huffman sings and plays bass while Josh Wilson plays drums, keyboard […]

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Loreena McKennitt: How Celtic Music Found Her

Posted on · Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt performs tonight (March 3, 2016) at Cullen Performance Hall. She performs pieces inspired by her travels and fascination with Celtic history. McKennitt, who grew up in rural Canada, tells News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop she originally went to college to become a veterinarian. But she says, in her […]