Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
16 days ago | Stage
If there was one thing Sam Simahk knew, he'd never be cast as Curly in that most white American of musicals, Oklahoma! But he went to the New York City auditions anyway and was selected for the lead role in the Theatre Under the Stars production a...
Another Omni Employee Was Trapped in Elevator During Flooding 2 Years Before Jill Renick Died, Amended Suit Says17 days ago | Courts
The civil lawsuit accusing Houston's Omni Hotel and Otis Elevators of negligence in the death of Jill Renick who during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was trapped in an elevator and ultimately drowned in the hotel basement, has been amended to include a...
18 days ago | Stage
The world almost didn't have many of the works of William Shakespeare. Back in the last part of the 16th and early 17th Century (and for a long time after), playwrights weren't quite so scrupulous about keeping copies of their original works. And ...
19 days ago | Courts
Etta Calhoun of Spring, Texas is a lovely, gracious, soft-spoken woman who as a devout Christian believes in the word of God and its power. She has lived her life by Biblical principles; they give her comfort and hope. One day she came up with an ...
26 days ago | Stage
Described as "a re-imagined version of the show that everybody knows and loves" by baritone Josh Davis who plays Inspector Javert, Les Misérables will once again be arriving in Houston in a few weeks, but this time there's no turntable. Instead, a...
30 days ago | Stage
Joseph "Joe P" Palmore is used to being cast as the young, good person. But in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train the role he really wanted was that of Lucius Jenkins, the veteran felon and serial killer who says he's found Jesus. "All his words just came...