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From 8-Bit to Orchestra: Concert Features Music from ‘The Legend of Zelda’

Posted on · For folks of a certain generation, if they were to hear the first few notes of the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda video game, perhaps memories of their childhood would instantly be conjured. Well, you can relive part of your childhood — in higher-quality sound – when the global tour of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the […]

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Hate Crime Series and Ten Years Since the Smoking Ban: Thursday’s Show (November 17, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, on this […]

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‘Distant Worlds: Music of Final Fantasy’ Showcases Evolution of Video Game Music

Posted on · Video games have come a long way since Pong – and so has their music. Case in point: on July 23, 2016, the Houston Symphony will host a performance called Distant Worlds, featuring the music of the Final Fantasy video game series. Recently, Dacia Clay of Houston Public Media’s Classical Classroom podcast talked with Lesley […]

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Political Roundtable and Video Game Music: Friday’s show (July 15, 2016)

Posted on · The 2016 Republican National Convention kicks off on Monday in Cleveland, and the Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia later this month. On this edition of Houston Matters, we preview the conventions, and discuss other developments in politics with potential impact for Houston and Texas, with News 88.7 FM’s politics and government reporter Andrew […]

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From 8-Bit to Orchestra: Concert Features Music from ‘The Legend of Zelda’

Posted on · For folks of a certain generation, if they were to hear the first few notes of the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda video game, perhaps memories of their childhood would instantly be conjured. Well, those who grew up in the era of 8-bit video games can relive part of their childhood — in higher-quality sound – when the global […]