Who? Member of Grammy-winning Tejano band La Mafia, bassist Tim Ruiz has been creating music in this city for the better part of two decades. A top advocate for the local live-music scene with an emphasis on live jazz, Ruiz is the the creative mind behind the new Jazz Scene Houston page on Facebook ... More >>
Now I was a singer in a band, and that band wrote a song called "You Cannot Kill David Arquette." We wrote a lot of other songs, too, and most of them had more esoteric and poetic titles. Still, that's the one I like the best because it's just as bald as you can be. Here's David Arquette, and you ca ... More >>
Stanton Welch's production magnifies the tribal elements, expanding on the original's provocative elements.
Whether it's rye or bourbon, straight or blended, Irish, Scotch or Canadian, rock, country or classical, whiskey and warblers go way back. Even Stravinsky was quoted as saying "My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey." In whiskey-related weird news ... More >>
No more nightflys on KUHFLocally-hosted overnight shows on KUHF will soon be a thing of the past, and don't go looking for them KUHA, the phoenix rising from KTRU's ashes, either, confirms Richard Bonnin, executive director of media relations at UH's Office of University Communication. Bonn ... More >>
Chris RockawayThe hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introd ... More >>
gutenberg.orgAs many of you probably already know, Alabama publisher NewSouth Inc. plans to release censored versions of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, replacing the words "nigger" and "Injun" with "slave" and "Indian," respectively. That's ... More >>
With Houston Ballet's gorgeous Jewels, no plot is no problem.
This HB program features some of the best dance of the last 75 years
Enjoy the great indoors!
While watching to the Houston Symphony's performance of "The Rite of Spring" Friday night, Aftermath's mind kept coming back to one image - the story from late last year of the wild white-tail fawn that accidentally found its way into the lion enclosure at the National Zoo. Warning: Some peop ... More >>
This weekend, the Houston Symphony performs Igor Stravinsky's ballet Rite of Spring, which, before it was featured alongside a bunch of dying dinosaurs in Walt Disney's Fantasia, was probably most famous for sparking a full-blown riot upon its premiere in Paris in May 1913. Seriously - check out ... More >>
Get ready for riotous Rachmaninoff music
Although we recently discovered how to access the primitive version of Facebook on our non-iPhone (so watch out), Rocks Off generally lives in an Internet-free bubble outside the office. And happily so, so it took until Monday's late local news for us to see - and subsequently laugh our fool head ... More >>
The Dominic Walsh Dance Theater re-creates century-old classics
Chanel hagiography is so last season.
Pianist Jade Simmons blends music tones and color tones
This MFAH exhibit features live shots of popular music's greatest contributors
Igor Stravinsky, born 126 years ago today in Oranienbaum, Russia (near St. Petersburg), was punk rock before his time. At the 1913 Paris premiere of his infamous Rite of Spring ballet – a depiction of Russian pagan rituals Stravinsky conceived as a maiden literally dancing herself to death – the ... More >>
The SPA hosts a homecoming for the Juilliard quintet
But the Houston Symphony Wants to "Rock and Roll"
Three Houston Ballet premieres make welcome additions to the repertory
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Houston Ballet's pricey new Firebird gets lost in time
The Mesozoic Era undergoes the Disney treatment in Dinosaur
Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements
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Pauline Oliveros moved to San Francisco. She played avant-garde accordion. She came out as a lesbian. She kept in touch with her mom.
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Kirov kicks in masterfully for a tardy maestro
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October 8 - 14, 1998
Shaham shines in a salute to American Composers
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Infernal Bridegroom tries to prove it's as original as its reputation
The Houston Ballet ventures deep into Balanchine territory