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Dancing The Nutcracker 35 Times a Year: It’s Not for Wimps

Posted on · Since it debuted 27 years ago, the Houston Ballet’s annual staging of Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker has been seen by more than a million people. This year’s run, which began the day after Thanksgiving, goes through Dec. 28 at the Wortham Center’s Brown Theatre. Houston ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki and dancer Aaron Sharratt […]

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How Do You Turn a Radio Program About Economics into a Live Stage Show?

Posted on · Frequent public radio listeners will know Kai Ryssdal as the host of the business and financial show Marketplace. Ryssdal and his team will broadcast their show live from Houston Public Media on Monday, Sept. 29, in advance of a sold-out live Marketplace stage show on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Wortham Center. The stage show is called […]

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Paula Poundstone: The Secret to Not Being a Crazy Cat Lady

Posted on · Ask fans of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and they will tell you – while they may enjoy the program because of its weekly news quiz format, or host Peter Sagal’s wit, mostly, they love Paula — as in comedian Paula Poundstone, one of the rotating panelists on Wait, Wait. Paula Poundstone is also celebrated […]

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Supreme Court, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and Paula Poundstone: Houston Matters for Friday, June 27, 2014

Posted on · The Supreme Court’s latest session has nearly drawn to a close. The High Court has issued opinions and decisions in the final weeks in several widely anticipated cases, involving ones involving cell phone privacy and buffer zones around abortion clinics. And by the end of the day Monday, the Court’s expected to issue its decision […]

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Program Highlights Traditional Indian Dance and Music

Posted on · Dashavatar: The Ten Incarnations of Vishnu is a traditional Indian dance/theater production taking place Sunday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. The program features dancers and music, all telling the story of the god  Vishnu’s many incarnations through time as he fights evil. We learn more about the program from […]

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How to Get Through All Seven Harry Potter Books in 70 Minutes

Posted on ·   Want to get through all seven Harry Potter books but don’t have the time to read them all? If you’ve got 70 minutes you can speed through a summary of them all thanks to the off-Broadway show “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff,” which runs Nov. 26 through Dec. […]

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Giving Thanks and Talking Turkey, Houston-style: Houston Matters for Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, in our last program before Thanksgiving, we welcome your examples of people, places, events, and ideas you’re thankful for here in Houston. And yes, we know, you’re thankful for your family and friends – we are too. Well, we don’t necessarily know your family and friends, but we’re thankful […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 12, 2013

Posted on · We’ve heard about the woes facing publishing – notable newspapers have shifted to online services, reducing or eliminating their print editions. Long-standing magazines have ceased publication. But as major papers and magazines scale back or disappear, how are Houston’s local community papers doing? Are they picking up the slack? Expanding? Surviving? On this edition of […]