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Camilo Lara and the Particular Brilliance of Positive Music

2 months ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Camilo Lara’s music knowledge is encyclopedic, so asking the Grammy-winning artist to choose just one song he finds particularly brilliant was almost unfair. But Lara, the mastermind behind Mexican Institute of Sound, which released its newest album, D.F. (Distrito Federal) on February 5, was game. His selection spoke volumes about...
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“Apertura Colombia”

13 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
The graphic images in the 14-artist show “Apertura Colombia” aren’t always easy to look at. Jesús Abad Colorado’s black-and-white photography of life in the war-torn country includes images of a funeral parade. Hundreds of mourners fill a narrow street, and several of the men carry more than a dozen coffins...
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Streaming Concert Watch 4/14: Amanda Shires and More

1 year ago by Matthew Keever
Until about month ago, the Houston Press ran a weekly concert watch, detailing the best shows coming to the Bayou City in a given week. But live music has come to a screeching halt amid concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, and I can't say with any certainty when we'll all...
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“Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics”

8 years ago by Nancy Ford
“Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics,” on exhibit at the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects, spotlights work from six contemporary Colombian architects. The group “really look at political and economic conditions in their country, and respond by creating architecture that empowers people,” says Mat Wolff, the AIA’s exhibitions coordinator. “A lot...
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Netflix's Narcos Tries to Be The Wire for Colombia's Drug War

6 years ago by Inkoo Kang
Narcos, Netflix's new drug-war docudrama, is nearly as ambitious as its central character, Pablo Escobar. Over the course of ten dense, sprawling episodes, the series tells the 20-year history of the narcotrafficker's rise and fall in relation to Colombia's blood-soaked history and the U.S.'s escalating drug war, from Richard Nixon...
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Netflix’s 'Narcos' Tries to Be 'The Wire' for Colombia’s Drug War

6 years ago by Inkoo Kang
Narcos, Netflix’s new drug-war docudrama, is nearly as ambitious as its central character, Pablo Escobar. Over the course of 10 dense, sprawling episodes, the series tells the 20-year history of the narcotrafficker's rise and fall in relation to Colombia’s blood-soaked history and the U.S.’s escalating drug war, from Richard Nixon...
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Beatriz Gonzalez Retrospective Documents the Making of an Art Activist

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
What is important to young adults suddenly shifts with parenthood, then morphs again throughout each of life's seasons. Taste in music changes, opinions about politics, or thoughts about what really and truly matters. Those shifts are magnified in a new exhibit just opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,...
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Colombia on Your Plate at Colombian Cuisine Restauarant

10 years ago by Anamaris Cousins Price
I'm beginning to wonder if I may have a fetish for strip center restaurants, as I look at the posts I've submitted..., there seems to be a theme. That notwithstanding, if the food is good, the location is irrelevant. This is certainly true when it comes to Colombian Cuisine Restaurant...
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October Art: Rediscovered Masterpiece, a Visionary Architect, and Art Fair Fever

2 years ago by Susie Tommaney
'Tis the season for art fairs, and we've got a bumper crop of them with Texas Contemporary, stARTup Art Fair, Bayou City Art Festival, and more. We've also got LEGO® bricks as fine art, a wildly imaginative architect at the Menil Drawing Institute, new public art at UH, and an immersive sound installation at...
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Sex, Drugs and Amputees in "Apertura-Colombia"

13 years ago by Kelly Klaasmeyer
A young man in the jungle is trying to wash the camouflage paint from his face. It's an unusually laborious process for him — he doesn't have any hands. He dips the stumps of his forearms into a pool of water and rubs them over his cheeks, slowly wiping the...

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