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  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, both the graduate opera students and the chamber orchestra, will present Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in German with...
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    Rice University’s Baker Residential College has played host to Houston’s longest consecutively running Shakespeare festival for 46 years. This season BakerShake, as it’s...
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    If you were a wealthy customer who frequented one of the many “flower houses” in late 19th century Shanghai, you were well served. In the period­ perfect Flowers of Shanghai...
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    Director Wu Tsang captures the happy party scene inside the Silver Platter, an LGBTQ bar in Los Angeles, in his documentary Wildness. He also captures an ever-present sense of danger...
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    Roberto Rossellini, who co-founded Rice Cinema, directed this 1945 drama about a resistance fighter in Nazi-occupied Rome who takes refuge with a young couple. Considered a landmark in...
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    “I have a real love for special-effects pioneers in film,” choreographer/dancer/filmmaker Ashley Horn tells us. “[When I was younger,] I saw Dans La Lune, which was one of...
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    The Jupiter String Quartet is often described as a “young and award-winning group.” For the upcoming Jupiter String Quartet with James Dunham concert, they’re also generous...
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    What’s a servant to do when he’s always hungry? Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni answered that question in his 1743 play The Servant of Two Masters. The servant is Truffaldino,...
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    The 3rd Annual Mediterranean Film Festival adds films from Spain this year. Organized by the Houston-area consulates of Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain and Turkey, and in...
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    Chamber Music Houston once again welcomes the Jerusalem Quartet. Together for some 11 years, the quartet — Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler on violin, Ori Kam on viola and Kyril...
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    The Southwest Alternate Media Project celebrates one of the most beloved talents ever seen on screen in The Little Tramp at 100: Centennial 35mm Screening of City Lights. Charlie Chaplin was...
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    It’s been an impressive 20 years for The Miró Quartet. There have been important awards (first prize in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and a Lincoln Center for the...
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    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is discussed via solar energy at the 8th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival when the festival continues for a second weekend with a screening of Under...
  • Art Attack: Lists
    Can't wait until next fall to get your annual Houston Fringe Festival fix? You don't have to. Starting Friday, festival organizers have something to tide you over - The Best of Fringe....
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    The nine-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet, labeled “the most impressive of American string quartets” by The New York Times, closes the season for Chamber Music...
  • Eating Our Words: Things To Do
    Mixers & Elixirs @ Houston Museum of Natural Science Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5555 Hermann Park Drive The Houston Museum of Natural Science will host another Mixers & Elixirs event tonight...
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    Roger Corman directed the 1960 film version of The Little Shop of Horrors. The high-camp, low-budget comedy became a cult classic and spawned the rock musical by Howard Ashman and Alan...
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    Filmmaker and visual artist Y. David Chung discusses and screens his documentary Koryo Saram — The Unreliable People as part of My Voice Would Reach You, a festival of visual and...
  • Art Attack: Best of Houston
    Whether it's hauling around out-of-town relatives and friends or because you just want something different to do, Houston has plenty of tourist attractions. Here's our list of tourist...
  • Eating Our Words: Pot Luck
    UPDATE: The Westside High School culinary team won the Houston District Cooking up Change competition this past weekend. Barrosha Boykin, Santiago Castaneda and Andrew Winkle prepared a...
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    Authors Daniel Alarcón and Mohsin Hamid share the stage for the 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Alarcón , winner of the International Literature Prize...
  • Rocks Off: Houston Music
    2 Chainz Bayou Music Center, March 14 How do we miss the days that 2 Chainz went by Tity Boi. Whether rapping as one-half of Atlanta duo Playaz Circle or under his more recent moniker, you...
  • Art Attack: Best of Houston
    We love film festivals. Thankfully, Houston has loads to choose from. Here's our list of the top 10 film festivals in Houston. Most of these will seem familiar to movie fans; the Museum of...
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    The Fauré Quartett, in town courtesy of the Houston Friends of Chamber Music, has rarely performed in Houston, but that’s not for lack of affection for local chamber music fans,...
  • Art Attack: Visual Arts
    Students from Rice University came together to produce a mosaic with 600 Rubik's cubes featuring former South African president, Nelson Mandela who died last year on December 5. In honor of...
  • Culture: Art
    If Dr. Seuss and Antoni Gaudí made a sculpture together, it might look something like "Garden Object," which is on display at Rice Gallery. It's actually created by the...
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    The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet presents a stirring program that includes Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 in a performance hosted by the Houston Friends of Chamber Music....
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    The beauty of the sea inspired choreographer Maggie Lasher to create Aquaria. Presented by the ChinaCat Dance Company, the performance is a mixture of traditional dance, pantomime, puppetry...
  • Art Attack: Stage
    The set-up: Rice University unleashes its drama department on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, probably Shakespeare's most produced play, a delightful comedy set largely in...
  • Houston News: Education
    If your image of a divorced person is closer to someone choking back lonely tears as he or she peruses the "healthy" single-serving aisle -- as opposed to ballin' on a singles cruise or in...
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    ''I am fascinated by the incomprehensible energy, size and scope of Houston, which on the surface may appear to be a bland metropolis,'' says Gaia, the artist behind ''Gaia: New...
  • Art Attack: Best of Houston
    We asked our friends and co-workers for some suggestions as to Houston's most romantic spots. We got a few helpful answers (the James Turrell Skyspace, Rainbow Lodge) and then we got some...
  • Art Attack: Best of Houston
    Houston might not seem like much of a tourist town to locals -- people come here to work or go to school, not sightsee -- but it does attract thousands of tourists every year. With the...
  • Rocks Off: WTF Island
    Disclosure: The author of this piece volunteers for KTRU. On Wednesday afternoon, Rice University president David Leebron pulled up a chair inside of the KTRU Rice Radio studio and played...
  • Rocks Off: Playbill
    Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 8 Spouses tempting fate by naming their new record Cheater's Game? Nah, just the "First Couple of Texas Country Music" rewarding...
  • Art Attack: Film and TV
    Turkey, France, Israel, Italy, Egypt and Greece, are all scheduled stops on the Mediterranean Film Festival's cinematic tour. There's Greece's Nicostratos, Olivier Horlait's cuddly...
  • Art Attack: Visual Arts
    On Friday, New York Times bestselling author Suzy Spencer's discusses her latest project Secret Sex Lives. The project started with a simple online posting: "Need to talk about sex..." That...
  • Art Attack: Dance
    The Houston Public Media Silent Film Concert Series continues on Friday with F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). Adapted from Hermann Sudermann's short story "A Trip to...
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    The chamber music quintet Imani Winds comes to Houston without longtime member flautist Valerie Coleman, who's out on maternity leave. Mariam Adam, the group's clarinetist, says, ''It's such...
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    Rob Kimbro (Deborah at 14 Pews, Ravenscroft at Mildred's Umbrella Theater) directs the Rice Players production of Rabbit Hole. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer...
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    Houston has its fair share of classical music groups and orchestras. The Apollo Chamber Players, on their way to perform at Carnegie Hall in a few weeks, have managed to set themselves apart...
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    Violinist William Fedkenheuer will be on a familiar stage when he performs with the Miro Quartet at Rice University's Stude Concert Hall. Fedkenheuer studied at Rice's acclaimed Shepherd...
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    Houstonian Robert Boyd has been comic editor for Dark Horse, Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics Books. He also writes the popular arts blog ''The Great God Pan Is Dead.'' For ''Comics:...
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    According to fans, playwright, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is a comic-book geek-slash-genius. The man behind The Mystery Plays, being presented here by the Rice Players, writes for Marvel...
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    Turkey, France, Israel, Italy, Egypt and Greece are all scheduled stops on the Mediterranean Film Festival's cinematic tour. There's Turkey’s comedy Ice Cream, I Scream, about an ice...
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same — that's the perfect description of Molière's 1664 classic black comedy Tartuffe; the age of Sun King Louis XIV looks...
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    The Third Annual Our Image Film and Arts Festival has a two-day schedule of short and feature-length films. The highlight is Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. The...
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    The Tokyo String Quartet makes its 40th and final appearance in Houston this week; the group will retire at the end of this season. Formed by a group of friends in 1969 at the Juilliard...
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    Think dance films are something new? Ah, no. In the mid-1890s, Thomas Edison captured Ruth Dennis dancing outdoors. One hundred and twenty-something years later, the Third Coast Dance Film...
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    Death and resurrection are the themes in “TUMULUS,” the newest exhibit at the EMERGEncy Room Gallery at Rice University. (The exhibition space focuses on emerging artists, hence...
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    Christian Emden, associate professor of German Studies at Rice University, calls Andreas Dresen one of Germany’s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers and considers it a coup that...
  • Art Attack: Film and TV
    On Friday, there are two free and very different film screenings to choose from. Over at Rice University, there's Andreas Dresen: Cloud 9 and Stopped on Track. The films were...
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    American Pastime, the opener for this weekend’s Asian Film Festival, takes place during the sepia-toned days of pre-WWII Los Angeles. Teenager Lyle (Aaron Yoo) plays a mean sax and,...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Saturday will be KTRU's 21st Spring Outdoor Show overall, but first since it left the FM airwaves last April. Luckily, the beloved Rice student station is doing just fine, thanks to the...
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    Shakespeare is known for his comedies and his tragedies; less popular are his “problem plays,” which start off as tragedies but finish with a happy ending. One such work is The...
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    Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman has an unpopular point of view about Black History Month: He wants to end it. In his new documentary More Than a Month, he sets out to prove that by...
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    The late French composer Gabriel Fauré said, “Chamber music is the only true form of music.” The Fauré Quartett, which takes its name and philosophy from him,...
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    The Houston Friends of Chamber Music present the New York Woodwind Quintet today in a program that includes Hass’s Wind Quintet Op. 10 and Nielsen’s Wind Quintet. It’s been...
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    Don't feel bad if you haven't heard of Mani Kaul; you're probably not the only one. Even in India, where the late filmmaker broke new ground in the country's relatively unknown avant-garde...
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    Proving that everything really does depend on your point of view, Indian director Murali Nair’s film Throne of Death presents capital punishment as an honor bestowed on a lucky few....
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    Dancer Shanon Adams’s fluid movements are captured in Dressed, a short stop-motion film by director and choreographer Ashley Horn made up of thousands of still images. Telling the story...
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    Director Arturo Ripstein often focuses on dark, dismal subjects, as viewers will see during the Arturo Ripstein Retrospective presented as part of the Mexican Film Series. First up is Castle...
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    The characters so brilliantly brought to life in Lisa See’s book Shanghai Girls continue their journey in Dreams of Joy. This time Pearl, who along with her sister May, was featured in...
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    In July 2001, Fred Martinez, a Native American high school freshman in Cortez, Colorado, was bludgeoned to death by 18-year-old Shaun Murphy, a petty criminal and gang member. The two had...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Long-running, presently embattled Houston college-radio institution KTRU celebrates its 20th annual Outdoor Show in grand style Saturday, with a day's worth of free local and international...
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    In the classical world, musicians make their reputations based on their skills, not their looks. The Eroica Trio has both. They released their debut CD in the late 1990s to praise from eager...
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    In 2004, at age 16, Cyntoia Brown murdered a man. Tried as an adult and found guilty, she’s currently serving a life sentence in a Nashville prison. Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story...
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    Playwright Bert V. Royal’s satire, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenaged Blockhead, is about Charlie Brown and his friends, just not the same Charlie Brown you’ve read about in...
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    In Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary film The Black List Project, comedian Chris Rock says, “Blacklist? Doesn’t ‘blacklist’ mean people on a list who...
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    E. Patrick Johnson performs Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales, based upon his book of the same name, today at Rice University. Pouring Tea is a dramatic reading...
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    Music Director Javier Peña leads the Spirit of Goodwill band, a group made up of severely disabled workers at the Goodwill Industries center in Miami. But this is no shtick; this is a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Rice University and its hip-as-hell student radio station KTRU (91.7 FM) hold their 19th Annual Outdoor Show all day Saturday. The event has been a means for local indie bands in the past to...
  • News: Columns
    Quacking, Lamely How lame can a lame duck get? Borris Miles is finding out. Miles has three strikes against him: 1) He's a freshman state representative, one who has pissed off some...
  • News: Letters To The Editor
    A statement, not a threat: In a recent Hair Balls" [August 2], Richard Connelly compared me to fictional mob boss Don Corleone and insinuated that I had made a threat when corresponding...
  • News
    Last October a group of new Rice University students went to Six Flags AstroWorld. Among them was David Jovani Vanegas, a sophomore transfer student from UT. No one knew him too well since...

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