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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 […]

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‘From the Top’ Producer Explains Why So Many of the Show’s Kids are From Texas

Posted on · Friday night (March 4, 2016), Brazosport College in Lake Jackson’s Clarion Music Performance Center hosts From the Top, the NPR radio program, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley, showcasing the talents of young classical musicians. About a year ago, the program’s tour producer David Balsom was in town holding auditions for local musicians to appear on the […]