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 >>
Houston Grand Opera takes us on an amazing trip in presenting this opera left forgotten in Soviet archives.
You know what I love? Soliloquies! Nothing is more awesome to me than when an album pauses in all the music and has a track where someone suddenly takes the mike and starts talking. Done well, it can be a hell of a powerful piece, but I respect the courage of anyone who gives it a shot. Some artist ... More >>
Library of CongressIn can be easily argued that Russian born composer Sergei Prokofiev, who would have been 120 this week, was the most popular 20th century composer. As a sheet-music salesman, we can tell you that only Scott Joplin and Ennio Morricone come close to the number of requests for ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseSting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 25, 2010 "If you love somebody," Sting once sang, "set them free." Friday night at the Woodlands, he set a good two dozen of his songs free from their original arrangements, and set ... More >>
Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.
Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshow Muse took the Reliant stage around 7:30 p.m., when concertgoers were still slowly trickling in to Reliant Stadium. The place was most likely less than half full (or half empty, depending on your outlook) yet Muse's thick, epic sound filled in the ... More >>
Photos by Blake WhitakerOn the way to our first ever game-show tryout today, we saw what we took at the time to be cosmic encouragement. Competing for space in Airline Drive's forest of signage was the Moonlight Inn marquee, which spoke to us: "You are awake. Don't dream it -- do it." Of cour ... More >>
Opera for All
The Society for the Performing Arts presents a piano prodigy in her Houston recital debut
Conductor Charles Dutoit and pianist Martha Argerich join the international youth orchestra for a world tour
But the Houston Symphony Wants to "Rock and Roll"
MetalFest rocks out -- in the a.m.
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Johnny Cash's legacy lives on
Except for the mice, this Cinderella is mighty nice
OrchestraX's quick success has been its blessing, and its curse
Dawn Scannell makes a captivating Capulet in Houston Ballet's Romeo and Juliet
Filmmakers return ballet, with all its metaphorical foreplay and backstage romance, to Center Stage
May 21 - 27, 1998
April 30 - May 6, 1998