Chris Becker

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  • 4 years ago | Visual Arts

    British born, NYC-based painter Richard Butler is a Houstonian - he just doesn't know it yet. H-Town's vibrant, diverse and impossible-to-classify visual arts scene, as well as its plethora of experimental music makers, belies any preconceptions o...

  • 4 years ago

    Rock and roll without the Velvet Underground or the Stooges is as unimaginable as rock and roll without Chuck Berry. And you can be sure that the current crop of bands pillaging the music and visual flair of the '80s don't know "Sister Ray" from S...

  • 4 years ago | Stage

    Last week, Art Attack's 100 Creatives series profiled Houston opera singer Misha Penton. This Friday and Saturday, at her newly opened Divergence Vocal Theater , Penton presents the opera dance theater work Klytemnestra ("the original subversive f...

  • 4 years ago | Music

    We're almost there, people! Your state representatives are working hard to make sure the Texas Commission on the Arts is eliminated so that sooner rather than later it becomes pretty much impossible for music organizations, orchestras, and chamber...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Opening nightmare from Fellini's 8 1/2. When studying the films of the great Italian director Federico Fellini (b. January 1920, d. October 1993), composer Michel Chion, also a professor of film studies, believes "you can't separate out individual...

  • 4 years ago | Books

    Ian Falconer illustration for Aesop's The Writer and the Publicist To help celebrate the return of author David Sedaris to Houston whose most recent book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary addresses the human condition through the medium o...