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2007 Stories by Julia Ramey

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  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

    published December 27, 2007

    The touring Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker pairs dancers and choreographers from the Soviet era with today’s newest... More >>

  • Clandestine Classics

    published December 27, 2007

    It may seem odd to ring in the New Year with a celebration of two composers who died 250 years ago, but Ars Lyrica Houston, who specialize in... More >>

  • Christmas! A Love Story

    published December 20, 2007

    Surely the birth of the Christ child was the most important moment in the marriage of Mary and Joseph, but that’s not all there was to their... More >>

  • “Yuletide at the Bayou Bend

    published December 20, 2007

    If you’re sick of plastic trees and mechanical Santas, get a hefty dose of old-timey Christmas at the Bayou Bend Collection, the center for... More >>

  • Roméo et Juliette

    published December 13, 2007

    Opera, as solid a cultural pillar as there is, is often sadly inaccessible to the general public (those high production costs lead to equally high... More >>

  • Sandra Organ Dance Company: Amahl and the Night Visitors

    published December 13, 2007

    In what’s fast becoming a welcome staple on the Houston holiday performance circuit, the Sandra Organ Dance Company today pre-sents Amahl... More >>

  • Very Merry Pops

    published December 13, 2007

    We’ve been hearing watered-down Christmas music blaring in drugstores, elevators and television ads since mid-August, so you may be ready to... More >>

  • Memoirs of the Sistahood at DiverseWorks

    published December 6, 2007

    Try saying this six times fast: Beth, Becky, Babette, Bonnie, Bitsy and Barbara Beaullieu. Now you may have a vague inkling of how complicated it... More >>

  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    published December 6, 2007

    Sing-alongs, while generally anathema to the general adult public, are one of the greatest things ever to happen to little kids. And, yes, there... More >>

  • Christmas Revels

    published December 6, 2007

    The dictionary definition of “revel” is “to engage in lively and noisy festivities, especially those which involve drinking and... More >>

  • Conduct of Life

    published November 29, 2007

    The Conduct of Life, content-wise, is about as far as you can get from the saccharine offerings that dominate the holiday season. But its... More >>

  • Apply Precision-Rinse. Repeat

    published November 29, 2007

    Water, light and relationships: simple yet bountiful topics that are perfect for young artists to use as themes, while leaving plenty of room for... More >>

  • Alley Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

    published November 22, 2007

    As holiday standbys go, a production of A Christmas Carol is about as essential as the tree. Everyone knows the drill: There’s the... More >>

  • Jean-Baptiste André

    published November 15, 2007

    It’s a disappointing moment for many a young professional when you realize that instead of college, you could have gone to circus school.... More >>

  • UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra

    published November 8, 2007

    For a preview of the musicians you’ll be seeing in the world’s top orchestras for the next 50 years, don’t miss tonight’s... More >>

  • Framing Dance

    published November 1, 2007

    Modern dance is notoriously confusing, even for seasoned fans. Some dancers revel in the mystery, but others, like Travesty Dance Group director... More >>

  • “La Belle Époque”

    published November 1, 2007

    French artists, musicians and writers from Paris’s Beautiful Era inspired tonight’s Da Camera performance, “La Belle... More >>

  • Phantasia

    published October 25, 2007

    If Christmas gets an annual ballet in The Nutcracker, why not poor, maligned Halloween? With that in mind, Psophonia Dance Company... More >>

  • Carmen Suite

    published October 25, 2007

    The Russian Cultural Center brings the precision and grandiosity that made Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet famous to Houston when Marianna Ryzhkina,... More >>

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    published October 18, 2007

    Singing birds, flitting fairies and girlish innocence are all commonly associated with The Sleeping Beauty, thanks mainly to the... More >>

  • Danscape 2007

    published October 11, 2007

    With a blend of seasoned veterans and young upstarts, show tunes and hip-hop, Danscape 2007 truly lives up to its name as it brings together... More >>

  • “I Land”

    published October 11, 2007

    When we think of Hawaii and hula, we think of curvaceous women, lilting music and the total pleasure of paradise. Tonight, performance artist Keo... More >>

  • Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble’s Petrified

    published October 4, 2007

    You know that moment when a bass guitar lingers on a note for five, ten, 15 seconds? Even as the note itself holds steady, wavelengths of sound... More >>

  • “A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City”

    published October 4, 2007

    Sometimes Houston can feel like a Congolese jungle, but most of its residents are fortunate enough never to have experienced the hardships of... More >>

  • Miró Quartet

    published October 4, 2007

    A long way from their 1995 origins at Oberlin Conservatory, and clutching a slew of national and international awards, the Miró... More >>

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