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Five By Tenn Gives Us Early, Unfinished Tennessee Williams

3 years ago by D. L. Groover
The set-up: Wait, isn't that Blanche from Streetcar? Alma from Summer and Smoke? Tom from Glass Menagerie? Maggie the cat from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? Sort of. The execution: Halloween has passed but ghosts haunt MATCH, where Dirt Dogs Theatre Company presents the evocatively-titled Five by Tenn. This...

Tennessee Visit

21 years ago by Lee Williams
Tennessee Williams might easily be remembered as the greatest American playwright of the 20th century. His characters are beautifully spoken poetic beings, the sort who utter great truths even as they fly into the flames of their own destruction. Williams was a bit like his characters. He was the sort...

Tennessee Time

7 years ago by William Michael Smith
Valerie June was all set to make her first appearance in Houston a few months ago when her schedule suddenly got a little crazy and she had to cancel. After almost a decade of struggling with a solo career, the Memphis singer-songwriter's ship had just come in. June's manager, Memphis...

30 Songs By 30 Acts From 30 Days of Music in Houston, Closing Set

20 days ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
As noted previously this week, we took in 30 songs by 30 acts seen in Houston over the last 30 days (give or take a day). Presented in three parts, this is one person’s musical trek across Greater Houston and just a glimpse of where music is happening in the...

Double Your Pleasure with Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo

3 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Could there be a better way to start off May than a weekend of mint juleps and margaritas? We think not. While our proximity to our South of the Border neighbor and large Mexican-American population makes our affinity for Cinco de Mayo understandable, we are also jumping on that Southern Derby...

Stanley Booth's Half-Century of Writing About Memphis and the Blues

3 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
Red Hot and Blue: Fifty Years of Writing About Music, Memphis, and Motherf**kers By Stanley Booth 400 pp. $19.99 Chicago Review Press Of all the American music journalists who invented the genre and cut their teeth in the ‘60s and ‘70s – names like Paul Nelson, Richard Meltzer, Lillian Roxon,...

Bloomsday Literary Makes a Newsworthy Contribution to Houston Publishing

3 months ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is the first African-American Poet Laureate of Houston. The internationally-recognized performance poet’s debut poetry collection, Newsworthy, celebrates its official release this Saturday with a book launch event at the University of Houston-Downtown. Mouton’s new work, in part, reflects on a post-Harvey Houston. She’s worked to promote literacy...

The Most Significant Offseason Move For Each Texans 2019 Opponent

4 months ago by Sean Pendergast
It appears that the free agency portion of the offseason is winding down. Houston Texan fans would say that it's been largely winding down from about the time that it started, but their lack of activity in free agency is neither here nor there, for the purposes of this post...

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