National Endowment for the Arts

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Houston-Born Tejano Icon Lydia Mendoza Honored With New Postage Stamp

    Texas music lovers have one more thing to celebrate as of today. The United States Postal Service is issuing a new series of stamps titled Music Icons, and Houston's own Lydia Mendoza is the first honoree. Long before Selena, there was Lydia Mendoza. A master of the twelve-string guitar, Ms. Mendoz ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Big Night

    A well-timed NEA grant finally brings several local blues greats to the Jones Hall stage.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Del McCoury Band Decends on Conroe

    ​Conroe's Sounds of Texas Music Series has pulled a major coup that should have local bluegrass fans' hearts palpitating with their booking of the Del McCoury Band for February 4, 2012. McCoury and his band, which includes his sons Rob and Ronnie, both of whom are monster instrumentalists and ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.

  • Culture

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?​Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Inside "American Pie," Pop Music's Longest Allegory

    ​Rocks Off has always been a fan of symbolism, hidden meanings and puzzles in general, so besides Raymond Chandler, Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, our favorite form of "lit-rah-chah" is allegorical stuff like George Orwell's Animal Farm, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Edgar Allan Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Author Gwendolyn Zepeda On Not Hating Men And Being The Actual First Latina Blogger Ever

    Rejected title for Zepeda's first book: To the Last Man I Slept With and All the Jerks Just Like Him‚ÄčInprint ends its 2009/2010 Margarett Root Brown Reading Series season tonight with a Cinco de Mayo bang featuring two literary greats from Texas.The reading series, responsible for bringing four No ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 30, 2009

    $timulating Show

    DiverseWorks makes the case for unfettered support of artists.

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    Poison Pen Reading Series:Antonya Nelson, Rus Bradburd and Kathleen Lee

    A New Yorker favorite reads from her latest book at the Poison Pen Reading Series

  • Culture

    July 13, 2006

    Long Life

    The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Welcome, Neighbors

    Houston's music community responds to an unprecedented influx of talent

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004

    The President's Excellent Adventure

    Infernal Bridegroom Productions sends the leader of the free world on a strange trip in Richard Foreman's Symphony of Rats

  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    Don't Call the Cops!

    William Pope.L's "eRacism" crawls into town

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2003

    The Ying Quartet

    Friday, January 31

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2003

    Take Your Grant And...

    William Pope.L shoves controversial ideas into the limelight

  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    Don't Call Her Honey

    Karen Finley brings her latest First Amendment challenge to Theater LaB

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Divided Road

    As art car festivities move further from their roots, events could be heading on a collision course

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Refreshing Paws

    A dog's life turns Chesapeake into a clever tale of art and the heart

  • News

    April 5, 2001


    The arts council director departs after accusations of board conflicts

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Heart Attack

    The source of Billy Harper's aggressive tenor style lies in a power greater than himself

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Keeping the Faith

    Don Walser's unwavering belief in traditional western music has attracted some powerful converts

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Middle-Age Angst

    Webb Wilder is in search of a label and a way to restart his rock 'n' roll career

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Choking on the Pit?

    Houston Symphony musicians rate the conductors who dare to replace Eschenbach on the podium

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Reel Worlds

    Houston mines international gold with the Pan-Cultural Film Festival

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Fade to Black

    The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell

  • Calendar

    September 9, 1999
  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Silence on the Dial

    Two weeks ago the FCC shut down Montrose Radio. Can the pirate station survive the bust? Can the pirate station survive itself?

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Art of Raising Hell

    How Rick Lowe fought the power, led the people and came to despair of the younger generation

  • Calendar

    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28, 1998

  • Music

    September 24, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 21, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 21 - 27, 1998

  • Calendar

    February 12, 1998
  • News

    December 11, 1997

    Perfect Pitch

    John Axelrod has a plan to make classical music hip--and himself hot

  • News

    September 5, 1996

    Political Art

    When Bob Lanier went after CACHH, maybe all he really wanted was a little respect

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    Cash from CACHH

    As arts funding shrinks, the downtown powers rush to make sure they get theirs

  • News

    June 29, 1995

    Family Feud

    As Latino literature moves into the mainstream, the ties that once bound grow frayed

  • Culture

    May 11, 1995

    Baryshnikov's Baby

    White Oak may be billed as a group project, but there's no question who's the star

  • News

    April 20, 1995

    Have Your Money Ready

    It costs to get in the International Festival, but the smokes are free

  • Culture

    February 9, 1995

    Cooperate -- or Die?

    Houston's major art museums map a road to partnership, and worry about survival

  • News

    January 19, 1995

    Caught Dead In an Opera

    Houston's beleaguered arts community talks to itself about Harvey Milk

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Do More Cuts Mean Less Shoots?

    Sweeping NEA cutbacks leave Texas filmmakers scrambling for funding

  • Culture

    March 10, 1994

    Dance con Corazon

    The Society of the Performing Arts presents the eclectic, soulful Ballet Hispanico