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The Art Guys on their Eight Hour Stand-up

Posted on · Thursday afternoon and evening, in their latest performance art endeavor, Michael Galbrath and Jack Massing – a-k-a "The Art Guys" – performed stand-up comedy for eight hours straight on stage at notsuoh on Houston's Main Street. Which naturally begs the question...why? To tell us why, we spoke to Michael and Jack, The Art Guys

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How the Rest of the Country Sees Houston

Posted on · Earlier this month, retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, when asked his reaction to Dwight Howard signing with the Houston Rockets, said, "I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. That’s right, little town. I said it.” Little town? That's hard to understand, even from Shaq. Houston […]

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Stand Your Ground Law in Texas

Posted on · Demonstrators protested Tuesday in downtown Houston, in response to last weekend's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. More demonstrations are planned this weekend here in Houston, and there have been protests nationwide throughout the week. To discuss the particulars of what the Texas Castle Doctrine says, how it's […]

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Behind the Scenes of Wicked in Houston

Posted on · And now, Houston Matters takes you backstage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, to meet the stars of the musical "Wicked"... Wicked continues at Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts through August 11th. And you can hear and see more behind-the-scenes of Wicked on Arts Insight, Thursday, August 1st, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 19, 2013

Posted on · More demonstrations are planned here in Houston this weekend, in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The shooting and the ensuing criminal trial certainly captured Americans' attention. There have been demonstrations nationwide similar to the ones that have taken place this week here in Houston. Now […]

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A Bottle Exhibit tells Houston’s History

Posted on · The late Jim Croce once sang of saving "time in a bottle." A new exhibit on display at The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park kind of pulls that off. "Bitters, Brews and Beyond" features a collection of glass bottles – soda bottles, milk bottles, beer bottles, medicine bottles, flasks, jars, and more, all with […]

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Will Dwight Howard Fix CSN Houston’s Problem?

Posted on · What impact can one person moving to Houston have? Well, for nearly a year, some 60% of Houston has been unable to watch Comcast Sportsnet Houston, because of a dispute between the channel and carriers including AT&T's U-Verse, DirecTV, and DISH Network. That may soon change, with the impending official announcement that Dwight Howard has […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. We explore the good, bad, and ugly news in, around, and effecting Houston, with our panel. Topics like the second Special Session: Governor Perry's decision not to seek another term; the Houston Rockets signing Dwight Howard; a new planned theme park from the Astroworld GM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed […]

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Houston’s Homeless

Posted on · Last month, the Coalition for the Homeless released its most recent figures in a "boots on the ground" homeless count. The Coalition is made up of a number of organizations, and they traveled around Houston making their best effort to identify as many homeless people as they could. The results would seem to suggest the […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. […]

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Houston’s Company OnStage Seeks Future Beyond Westbury Square

Posted on · There are dozens of community, semi-pro, and professional theatre companies in Greater Houston. For more than 30 years, Company OnStage has been among them, operating out of its longtime home in Southwest Houston's Westbury Square. But as KUHF business reporter and Company OnSrage actor Andrew Schneider tells us, the future of the company – and […]