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10 hours ago by Margaret Downing
In today's Houston Press you'll read a story about the A.D. Players announcing their 2020-21 season, one in which they'll be premiering two commissioned works. We have to admire their enterprise and optimism. Our writer John Amar earlier this week told the stories of several artists busy adapting to present...

Any Of You Weirdos Still Watching Contagion?

10 hours ago by Pete Vonder Haar
Among the — to me — more surprising revelations during the opening weeks of this, the Great Pandemic of 2020, was that Steven Soderbergh's 2011 virus epic Contagion was one of the most-watched streaming movies: Contagion is currently trending on both Amazon Prime and iTunes and is in the top four...

Openings and Closings: The Local Edition

11 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
We are all getting a little cranky and stir crazy as the weeks turn into possible months of quarantine and social distancing. And some of us are still not getting the idea. We are trying to support Houston's restaurants and businesses but we would like to reiterate that in doing...

Alas Poor Yorick, No Houston Shakespeare Festival This Year. or Texas Music Festival.

11 hours ago by Margaret Downing
The University of Houston has decided to postpone its much-beloved Houston Shakespeare Festival scheduled for July and August and its Texas Music Festival scheduled for June because of the coronavirus. In a group letter signed by leaders in the McGovern College of the Arts at UH, the writers say that...

Stone Crush Revives "Lost" era of Memphis Soul & Funk

11 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
When most people think of Memphis Soul, it’s the era from the mid-‘60s to mid-‘70s where labels like Stax and Hi put out the massively popular – then and now – music by artists like Otis Redding, Al Green, Booker T. and the MG’s, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, and...

A.D. Players Announces its 2020-21 Season at The George

11 hours ago by Houston Press
Without naming specific dates, A.D. Players at The George has announced its 2020-21 Season beginning sometime this fall with the A.D. Players-commissioned and world premiere of Apollo 8 by Jayme McGhan, the true story of the first NASA mission to successfully orbit the moon. Sometime around Christmas, A.D. Players will present...

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: "To-Geaux" Gumbo, Grill Your Own Brats and More

11 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
With large gatherings banned and bars and restaurants not being fully operational at the time being, we’re doing it things a little differently this weekend, covering five fantastic to-go options from restaurants around town: Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings: To-Geaux at Brennan’s of Houston Daily, 3...

Technology That Has Proven Invaluable During the Coronavirus

11 hours ago by Jeff Balke
While so many of us have been hidden away, practicing self quarantining and social distancing, we have managed to remain remarkably connected and keep ourselves busy. Much of that is due directly to technology. It's difficult to imagine how we would have gotten through in the early twentieth century when...

City Records 2 More Deaths Within 24 Hours and More First Responders Test Positive (UPDATED}

23 hours ago by Margaret Downing
At his afternoon press conference Thursday, Mayor Turner reported two more deaths, bringing the total of people who have died from COVID-19 to six. All were older and had underlying health conditions according to the Houston Health Department. "The latest deaths were a woman in her 60s who died March...

After Conducting a One-Day Survey, Fort Bend County Judge Extends Stay at Home Order

1 day ago by Margaret Downing
At 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Bend County Judge KP George sent out a press release that yes, the judge was extending his "Stay at Home to Save Lives" directive through April 30. While other local governmental entities including the city of Houston and Harris County on Tuesday extended their stay...

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