Melissa Jacobs

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  • 18 years ago | Stage

    In 1995, the Houston Grand Opera debuted Harvey Milk, based on the life of the celebrated former San Francisco city supervisor, gay-rights activist and martyr. The opera was recorded during the San Francisco Opera's 1996 season. Released by the Te...

  • 18 years ago | Stage

    The monthlong Summer Dance Festival includes a number of showcases, plus workshops and master classes by the likes of former Martha Graham principal dancer Steve Rooks (see Classes & Workshops in Calendar). Houston's all-woman Weave Dance Company ...

  • 18 years ago

    Braid heaps on layers of contrasting dual vocals, an arresting twin-guitar attack and loose, jazzy drumming. It's a framework that's been associated with the term "emo," which is roughly a melodic, more sensitive play on the hard-core punk traditi...

  • 19 years ago | Stage

    This week, Theatre Under the Stars bids farewell to the Music Hall, its longtime home, and settles in to wait for the construction of its new quarters, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts; the latter's scheduled to open in 2001 on the sites n...

  • 19 years ago

    John Wesley Harding has proven he isn't the sort of singer/songwriter who lends himself well to major-label promotion. Telling adjectives slide off the guy like egg off well-greased Teflon. After a long but less than financially fruitful stay at S...

  • 19 years ago

    When she began performing more than 100 years ago, Isadora Duncan's bare feet and uncorseted body shocked Victorian audiences and drew their attention away from her remarkable new technique. This week, less-inhibited Houstonians can evaluate Dunca...


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