Sam Byrd is a freelance contributor to the Houston Press who loves to take in all of Houston’s sights, sounds, food and fun. He also loves helping others to discover Houston’s rich culture.
13 days ago | Classical Music
The Houston Symphony's Board of Trustees President John Rydman and Executive Director and CEO John Mangum today announced Juraj Val?uha as the Houston Symphony’s next Music Director. An internationally acclaimed conductor, he will begin his appoin...
27 days ago | Arts in the Schools
James Park leads his life as a proud bisexual man, and that acceptance has helped him to provide support to both family members and the students in his classroom.
29 days ago | LGBT
Clay and Thain Allen are both men who are successful in their careers and enjoy sports. They're also both gay, but they came out 10 years apart. This story is their journey to accepting their sexuality on their own terms.
1 month ago | LGBT
For Julie Mabry, owner of Pearl Bar, the struggle has been real. She runs one of less than two dozen lesbian bars still in operation in the United States. The pandemic did her no favors either. She fought - and won - to keep her rare bar open desp...
2 months ago | Pop Culture
The Houston Symphony ends its 2020-21 Bank of America POPS season May 28 - 30 at Jones Hall (and via livestream) with the songs from Broadway's golden age in "Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein." Santino and Jessica Fontana will...
3 months ago | Classical Music
The Houston Chamber Choir will perform "A Time to Draw Closer" on May 9. Apollo Chamber Players will join the Choir for this performance. The concert will include the world premiere of a work by noted Houston composer Mark Buller to celebrate the ...