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Best Virtual Bets: Nuns, Shakespeare, and New American Voices

6 hours ago by Natalie de la Garza
It’s National Tell a Story Day, and whether you want to hear a new story or an old classic, you can find something on our list of best virtual (or socially distanced) bets.

Listen To The Radio: KTRU Celebrates 29th Annual Outdoor Show

6 hours ago by Gladys Fuentes
College radio has a long tradition of being a platform for music lovers and artists who wouldn’t necessarily get radio play on mainstream stations. For years, they have served as a great way to expose and educate listeners on non commercial music, in turn inspiring younger artists with new sounds...

Some Houston Methodist Employees Say They Are Ready to Be Fired Rather Than Get the COVID Vaccine Now

6 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Methodist made headlines at the end of March when the hospital chain’s CEO Dr. Marc Boom made the call to require all of his employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to keep their jobs. It was the first major hospital system in the country to announce it...

Will Porter Hopes the Second Time's the Charm for Tick Tock Tick

6 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Many performers are happy to get a single record release, and far fewer get a second shot at bringing their music to a wider audience. R&B/blues singer Will Porter, with a new reissue of his well-reviewed 2016 record Tick Tock Tick (Gramophono Sound) will get just that opportunity. “It’s got...

Live and In Person: Houston Ballet Hits the Boards at Miller Outdoor Theatre

6 hours ago by Margaret Downing
It's something that Connor Walsh, principal dancer for Houston Ballet almost couldn't believe would finally happen. But now that he and other company members have pinched themselves several times over, it has — as he puts it — kicked them all into gear. Following an opening performance from the Houston...

Prison Rape Jokes About Derek Chauvin Aren’t Funny

6 hours ago by Jef Rouner
Derek Chauvin has been formally convicted of murdering Houstonian George Floyd during his tenure in the Minneapolis Police Department. On Tuesday, the jury found him guilty on all counts. Chauvin’s bail was revoked, and he was remanded into custody. He will be sentenced roughly eight weeks from now and faces...

Upcoming Houston Food Events: Derby Day Juleps and a Chick’nCone from Slim Thug

6 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: Chick’nCone, 1919 North Shepherd, has partnered with local celeb Slim Thug to raise funds that will support youth in low-income Houston communities, creating the ‘Still Tippin’ Cone” inspired by the artist’s favorite Kickin’ Ranch flavor and...

Ted Cruz Meets With the Marine Who Has Been Camping Outside His House

1 day ago by Jef Rouner
Senator Ted Cruz finally met with Diana Sims, the Marine corporal who has been sitting on the sidewalk outside his house for weeks trying to get him to address anti-military actions he has taken. The two talked for about two hours on Friday April 16. “I’m taking all this with...

Houston Concert Watch 4/21: Riff Raff, Aaron Watson and More

1 day ago by Matthew Keever
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of American adults have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Concerns over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine notwithstanding, this is good news for live music fans who are eager to return to our...

UH Opens New Interactive Art Display to Talk About the Police

1 day ago by Jef Rouner
In the aftermath of Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering Houstonian George Floyd, the subject of what it means to interact with the cops has never been timelier. Enter Brooklyn artist Shaun Leonardo, who will be presenting a piece called “Your First Interaction With Police” at the University of Houston main campus...

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