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  • Art Attack: Stage
    The setup: Philip Barry's drawing-room comedy of manners, The Philadelphia Story, was a hit on Broadway in 1939, and was made into an award-winning film in 1940. Both starred Katharine...
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    Radio broadcaster Donna McKenzie and Grammy-nominated singer Tianna Hall join the University of Houston Moores School of Music Jazz Orchestra for The Great American Songbook. The concert...
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    The new CounterCurrent performing and visual arts festival, organized by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, is putting a twist on things: A total of 11...
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    The Landing Theatre Company and Wordsmyth Theater Company host 2014 New American Voices, a weekend of four play readings. “The plays are a rich blend of some of the most exciting...
  • Eating Our Words: Caffeine
    Every college campus needs its own special coffee shop -- something other than Starbucks, at least. For me, it was Common Grounds at Baylor University. Just on the outskirts of the campus...
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    For the first time in more than 20 years, the University of Houston Moores Opera Center is presenting The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. “While it might not seem a radical...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2603 La Branch In continuation of Food Truck Friday at the Houston Press office, Bernie's Burger Bus will park its truck in our...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    Even though the week began with a devastating fire-forced closure of a Houston pie shop landmark, the rest of the week has been filled with openings and announcements of future openings....
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Before you know it, you'll be heading out to holiday parties and inviting friends over for a special holiday get-together. And, you'll need a great bottle of wine to celebrate the season...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    Shop class was never like this in high school. This past semester, 12 students in Prof. Mark Kimbrough's industrial-design class in UH's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture have been...
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    Ah, we’ve been waiting for this: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, produced here by the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance. Barbara Robinson’s stage play shows...
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    Three stand-up comics, one microphone and an Atlantic City casino. That’s the setup for Brick Wall, a comedy written by Vic Shuttee. A junior majoring in playwriting at the University...
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    If you know nothing else about opera, chances are you'll recognize the tune ''La donna è mobile'' from Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. An immediate hit at the time (1851), the song had a...
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    The French love romping farces, so it's no wonder Paradise Hotel by Georges Feydeau was an instant success in its 1894 premiere in Paris. In Paradise, middle-aged Monsieur Pinglet persuades...
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    The relationship between creation and refuse will be explored in films by Vivan Sundaram and Daniel Eisenberg for this installment of On Screen @ Blaffer. Sundaram's two short subjects,...
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    Urban Souls Dance Company presents ReWritten in Stone in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Choreography by USDC Artistic Director Harrison Guy, Walter...
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    John Waters was the Alfred Hitchcock to Divine's Tippi Hedren. The Cukor to his (or should we say her?) Hepburn, the Henson to his Piggy. What better holiday than Valentine's Day to revisit...
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    Music by Bach, Danny Elfman, Nina Simone and Shakira accompanies the works performed in the annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase. Students from the University of Houston present original...
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    Gustavo Arellano — a.k.a. ''Ask a Mexican!'' himself — doesn't shy away from having strong opinions or expressing them. It's what has made Arellano into a popular columnist,...
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    Composer B.P. Herrington has used the Intersection New Music Collective to bring a wide range of new classical works to the Houston area since 2008. The group’s latest concert is...
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    Billy Claven lives on a small Irish island, and, like most of his neighbors, does a lot of nothing. Unlike his neighbors, Billy is disabled. He’s The Cripple of Inishmaan. When a film...
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    “It’s all because of football,” says Steven Wallace, director of the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance. Two years ago he was at a UH-UCLA game in Los Angeles...
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    Mozart fans will rejoice at the unique chance to experience the master composer’s work performed as it would have been in the 18th century — no time machine necessary. Conductor...
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    You might think Arthur Miller’s The Crucible isn’t timely. After all, Miller wrote it in the early 1950s, and it concerns the witch trials in Salem during the Puritan age....
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    Spoken-word artist and environmental activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph spent three years hosting environmental festivals in African-American communities in Chicago, Houston, Harlem, and Oakland....
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    No matter how bad your senior prom was, it’s nothing compared to what Toffee goes through in the musical comedy Zombie Prom, directed by Paul Hope. Toffee breaks up with her no-good...
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    When Stephen Adly Guirgis’s comedy Our Lady of 121st Street starts, Sister Rose’s body has been stolen from her coffin. What follows is a glorious encounter between a host of...
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    In his newest work, The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje has written a novel that critics call his “most intimate yet.” The story, told in flashback, of three young boys making...
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    FOR A PREVIEW CLICK HERE. Deaf Jam Trailer from DeafJamdoc on Vimeo. Sat., Oct. 8, 2011
  • Houston News: Education
    This picture is making the net rounds, of a campus-map sign at the University of Houston. Geography can be so confusing....
  • Houston News: Education
    If you're working at the University of Houston, you should be happy. Not just because anyone who has a job in higher ed should be happy, but because you're employed at one of the best...
  • Houston News: Whatever
    Supervisors of a University of Houston police officer who had cocaine in her system when she was killed in a one-car accident while responding to an emergency call last December knew or...
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    Today’s “Distinctly American: Texas Music Festival Jazz Project” showcase includes music by two jazz giants — Duke Ellington and Thad Jones. The concert features a...
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    Not too many trombonists manage to gain repute as solo artists, but the Los Angeles-based Andy Martin is a definite exception. The evidence? He’s featured on albums by Coldplay and...
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    The founder of the University of Houston International Piano Festival, Abbey Simon isn’t comfortable being called a legend. “It’s very easy for people to say things like...
  • News: Columns
    Someone at the University of Houston has a puckish sense of humor. It's one thing to schedule the Harris County Republican Party Convention in one of the school's auditoriums at the same...

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