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Warning, May Cause Tears: Veterans & Families Perform Stories of Military Service

Posted on · The Telling Project was founded in 2008 by writer, director and producer Jonathon Wei. Wei uses theater to allow veterans and their families to tell their stories, to deepen the public’s understanding of the military veteran experience and to foster an easier transition back to civilian life. Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin reports on one Telling Project […]

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Alice in Wonderland Unscripted: Improv Group Puts Oddball Twists on Classic Stories

Posted on · In the last year, the folks at ComedySportz Houston, late on Saturday nights, have been recreating some classic stories in oddball ways. They turn to the audience for suggested replacements in character occupations, props, and settings, and then improvise a staged adaptation of the tale in question. Think Star Wars, but with mops instead of […]

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‘Into the Woods’ Picks Up Where Fairy Tales End

Posted on · This is the final week to head to the Rice Village playhouse and catch Main Street Theater’s production of Into the Woods. The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical interweaves the telling of several classic fairy tales, like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk – stories we all know, and in which the […]

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Top Stories of 2013 in Houston News

Posted on · As 2013 comes to a close, we look back at the top stories in Houston news this year, including: politics, healthcare, transportation, energy, education, arts and sports. KUHF reporters join us to talk about the big stories they covered in those realms during 2013, we hear highlights of their reporting and their thoughts and analysis.

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TV Series Tells “Arab American Stories”

Posted on · Houston, of course, was recently deemed the most diverse city in the nation, and a big part of that diversity is Arab American. A new 13-part public television series called “Arab American Stories” aims to tell their stories – including some from Houston. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty spoke with the show’s host, NPR arts and culture […]