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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Posted on · We learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the growing […]

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Houston Libraries Adapt for the Digital Age

Posted on · The Houston Public Library last week announced it’s making available thousands of audiobooks, movies and music titles for free borrowing and streaming online and on mobile devices. It’s a reminder that libraries are much different places today than they once were – or, at least, what we may have once perceived them to be. You […]

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How to See Sound: Exhibit Showcases Alternative Ways to Experience Audio

Posted on · Trying to cover art exhibits on the radio isn’t always easy. You have to rely on good writing to paint the picture for your audience to depict, well, a painting or a picture. But not this time! A new Houston exhibit called SonicWorks, open now through Mar. 1 at the DiverseWorks gallery in Midtown, features […]

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Apollo Chamber Player’s Scandinavian Hoedown

Posted on · Sunday evening in Rice Village, Houston’s Apollo Chamber Players continue their folk-influenced concert season with “Scandinavian Spirit,” featuring works by Grieg & Sibelius, along with traditional Norwegian folk melodies played on a Hardanger fiddle.  The ensemble join St.John Flynn in the Geary Studio to perform and give a taste of the spirit of Scandinavia.  

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Broadway Singer & Actress Betty Buckley Reflects on Career

Posted on · We hear from Broadway singer and actress Betty Buckley, a 2012 inductee into the American Theater Hall of Fame. The Texas native is performing a concert Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wortham Center. Buckley is a Texas native whom New York Magazine called “The Voice of Broadway.” She rose to fame in 1982, starring as Grizabella […]

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City & State Pensions, Cleaning Up Abandoned Lots & Broadway’s Betty Buckley: Houston Matters for Tues., Jan. 7, 2014

Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker has called Houston’s pensions “unsustainable.” Following her recent inauguration, Mayor Parker says she wants to tackle the problem and create a more sustainable retirement for current employees. The Mayor and other officials have said there’s a growing need for pension reform. But what changes can be made without impacting benefits already promised to […]

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Home Again: Cantare Celebrates Christmas at the MFAH

Posted on · Twice this weekend, Cantare presents its eclectic mix of styles and moods in a concert at the MFAH designed to take you home again for Christmas. The Museum will ring with new settings of well-known carols, motets, and songs in a kaleidoscopic stream designed to delight, amaze and inspire you!  Artistic Director Kevin Riehle talks about the concerts with St.John Flynn.  

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Houston Music Highlight: Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined

Posted on · In this Houston Music Highlight, Mercury—the Orchestra Redefined, under artistic director Antoine Plante, perform the Polonaise from Handel’s Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 6, No. 3, from their Handel Opus 6 CD.  Hear Mercury play Christmas concertos by Torelli, Locatelli, Sammartini and Corelli this evening at 8 at Gallery M Squared in the Heights.  

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Gauging the Performing Arts in Houston

Posted on · We take a moment to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Then we explore the state of the arts in Houston with Jonathon Glus the President of the Houston Arts Alliance, and then welcome your questions for three members of the performing arts community here in Houston: Jennifer Decker, Artistic Director of Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company; Stephanie […]

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Chamber Choir Presents Music To Commemorate JFK Assassination

Posted on · As we near the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Houston Chamber Choir will perform Requiem for a President at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. The Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director Robert Simpson spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about the music they chose to honor President Kennedy’s memory. Event Info: What: Requiem for […]