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Elon Musk, free speech, democracy, and the power of social media. Plus, another new season announcement on the Houston performing arts scene!

Posted on · Experts discuss what will happen when Elon Musk takes over Twitter, the changes coming to the platform, and what will be the impact on free speech. And, we get a preview of Main Theater's 47th season, including productions for children and families through their Theater for Youth series.

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Houston Symphony captures love, pain, and triumph in tribute to Aretha Franklin

Posted on · Capathia Jenkins, Broadway singer and actress, talks about her upcoming powerful performance of Aretha Franklin's songs with the Houston Symphony April 22 - 24. Plus, award-winning writer and biographer David Ritz shares memories of compassion and other things he learned while working with the Queen of Soul.

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National Jazz Appreciation Month – the historical perspective

Posted on · Grammy award-winning saxophonist and Texas Southern University alumnus Kirk Whalum joins jazz experts, musicians in a conversation to about the heritage of jazz , its diverse styles, and its impact on culture.

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Houston wellness coach shares inspiring story of self-discovery and healing in new book. Plus, Theater Under the Stars is ready for its season debut!

Posted on · We talk with TaShell Williams about her book 'One Lung to Live', which takes us on a personal journey of how tragedy can produce inspiration and equip us with life lessons that help us become better versions of ourselves. And, live theatre is back, with Theatre Under the Stars announcing its lineup for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 season that starts in September.

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What Pres. Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Could Do For Texas (April 13, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: What Pres. Biden's infrastructure plan could do for the state, former astronaut Jim Lovell reflects on Apollo 13, the economic impact the pandemic has had on the arts, and a theater troupe finds an unusual way to get back in front of live audiences.

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Why Texas Had Among The Most Arrests From The Capitol Insurrection (April 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why Texas had among the most arrests stemming from the capitol insurrection, our weekly political roundup, Houston's best restaurants for outdoor dining, and a new dance festival celebrates Latinx dancers and choreographers.

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Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed? (Feb. 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers take up the governor’s emergency item on ERCOT reform, lawyers try to sue the energy grid operator over last week’s power outage, and Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard answers listener questions.

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For The Performing Arts, The Show Must Go On

Posted on · The author of Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway, goes behind the scenes of iconic musicals that changed the landscape of theater, and local theaters, companies, and performers share the ways they have adapted their shows to keep audiences safe during the COVID pandemic.