picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 6–8

Yes, it's rodeo season. But there's so much else to do this weekend as well, including the Azalea Trail, the Steve Miller Band, and the Buffalo Bayou Regatta.

03/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Backlash Grows Against R. Kelly's Free Press Appearance

Festival organizer Omar Afra will meet tonight with a group outraged by his invitation of the accused pedophile.

03/02/2015 By Michael Hardy

Rodeo

A Chat with Country Heartthrob Hunter Hayes

Nashville’s answer to Justin Bieber makes his second Rodeo appearance on Wednesday night.

03/02/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 27–March 1

Featuring New Orleans's Rebirth Brass Band, Houston Ballet's new Romeo and Juliet, and the World Championship of Barbecue

02/26/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Free Press Summer Fest Announces Lineup

Headliners include Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, The Decemberists, and Belle and Sebastian

02/25/2015 With Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Lucy Spicer, Maggie Berardo, Jared Monmouth, and Yasmine Saqer

choral work

The "Singing Revolution" Comes To Houston

Inspired by the Baltic nations' musical protests against the Soviet Union in the 1980s, the Houston Chamber Choir performs works by living Baltic composers.

02/19/2015 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20–22

Featuring two American poets, a documentary about La Sagrada Família, and your last chance to see Bruce Munro's Discovery Green art installation

02/18/2015 By Michael Hardy

investigation

What the Hell's Going On at Opera in the Heights?

Gossip, accusations, conspiracy theories, a high mortality rate. Is this opera or real life?

02/12/2015 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 13–15

Featuring Baroque painting, Baroque music, Kinky Boots, and Cirque du Soleil.

02/11/2015 By Michael Hardy

breaking news

KTRU Returning to Houston Airwaves

Rice's student-run radio station received an FCC permit today to resume broadcast on a new frequency, 96.1 FM.

02/09/2015 By Michael Hardy

Music

The Houston Blues Museum Finds a Home

A long-awaited tribute to Houston’s rich blues tradition will open in the Fifth Ward this spring.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–8

Featuring Jason Moran, John Lewis, Sherlock Holmes, and something called Frostival

02/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

opera

Review: HGO's Magic Flute Has Great Singing But Not Much Else

Houston tenor David Portillo shines as Tamino, but production and conducting are lackluster.

02/02/2015 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 30–Feb 1

The Super Bowl isn't the only game in town this weekend.

01/28/2015 By Michael Hardy

opera

Review: Brilliant Ana María Martínez Shines In Madame Butterfly

The Puerto Rican soprano returns to Houston Grand Opera in Puccini's beloved masterpiece.

01/26/2015 By Sydney Boyd

classical music

Guitar and Voice Virtuosos Visit Menil For Concert of English Music

Eliot Fisk and Nicholas Phan will perform songs by British composers from John Dowland to Benjamin Britten.

01/23/2015 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 23–25

Featuring the Harlem Globetrotters, the Come and Take It Comedy Takeover, and Madame Butterfly

01/21/2015 By Michael Hardy

promotion

Never Seen an Opera? Maybe a Half-Price Ticket Will Change Your Mind

The deal is for first-time operagoers only.

01/20/2015 By Michael Hardy

Article

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16–19 (MLK Weekend Edition)

Mel Chin's Houston takeover begins.

01/14/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

BuzzFeed Names The Suffers and Robert Ellis Top Artists To Watch in 2015

More well-deserved kudos for two bands with Houston roots

01/12/2015 By Michael Hardy