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Meet Houston Symphony’s New Concertmaster Yoonshin Song And Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Music Box Theater With Rebekah Dahl

Posted on · The concertmaster shares stories about her childhood and a musical “prank” that she sometimes pulls. Plus, a local theater company offers cabaret and comedy by Houstonians for Houstonians.

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Live From Theater District Open House!

Posted on · The annual Open House marks the official start of the city’s performing arts season, and “Unwrap Your Candies Now” was there to find out what operas, symphonies, ballets, chamber music, jazz, plays and Broadway musicals are in store for Houston audiences.

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Full Show: A New School Year At Wheatley High, Facilities For Migrant Teens, And Comedian Ali Siddiq On Prison Life (Aug. 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Parents and students at Wheatley High discuss the upcoming academic year at the troubled school. We meet a former unaccompanied migrant who's now a psychologist in a facility for migrant teens. And comedian Ali Siddiq discusses life in prison.

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Full Show: Teachers Protest Potential State Takeover, Free Speech On Campus, & Houston Bugs (Aug. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Teachers rally against a potential state takeover of HISD, a new free speech law for Texas colleges, a local bug expert answers your questions, and singer Martha Davis talks about her career.

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‘80s Icon Martha Davis Comes To Houston And Theater District Open House Marks 2-Year Anniversary Of Harvey

Posted on · A legendary new wave singer-songwriter talks about her life and career, and this year’s festival to celebrate the new performing arts season offers lots of free activities, no construction and free parking.

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Full Show: What The “Inverted Yield Curve” Means For Houston’s Economy, The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The News, And The Theater District Open House Preview (Aug. 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss why economists are fearing an “inverted yield curve” and what it means for Houston, as well as ways media organizations can spur meaningful online discussions. We also look at The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and chat with Kathryn McNiel, CEO of Theater District Houston, about how the district is doing two years after Harvey.

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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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There’s A New “Mikado” In Town And Houston’s Blues Legacy Lives On

Posted on · The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston puts a twist on a classic operetta, and the Houston Blues Museum finds a new home for the music and memories of the city’s blues legends.

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Apollo Chamber Players Celebrate Apollo 11 And DeQuina Moore Stars in The Ensemble Theater’s “Josephine Tonight”

Posted on · A local string quartet heads to NASA to perform a piece that will be sent to the moon, and a Houston native-turned-Broadway star transforms into showbiz legend Josephine Baker.

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Full Show: Father And Daughter Memorial At The Border, And HISD Budget Approved 5-1 (June 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Immigration reporter Elizabeth Trovall tells us about a memorial at the border for a father and daughter, and we discuss the HISD board approving its budget. There's also our weekly installment of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and 'Unwrap Your Candies Now,' co-host Catherine Lu talks with members of the Apollo Chamber Players.

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Full Show: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Final Decisions, And Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate Overview (June 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine the U.S. Supreme Court's final opinions as they end their term, Houston Matters' host Craig Cohen gives us an overview of last night's Democratic presidential debate, and we look at efforts to reduce suicides in Harris County jails. We also speak with local American Ninja Warrior Daniel Gil, and the folks involved in the rock opera Speeding Motorcycle.

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Full Show: Migrant Detention Upsurge, And Answers To Your Questions About Sleep (June, 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: What's behind an increase in migrants detained at the border, answers to your questions about sleep, and the daunting task of re-staging Jerome Robbins' Broadway.