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

news

Bun B Headlines Menil Panel On Hip-Hop And Nonviolence

Keeping it trill at the Menil.

01/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–11

Get off the couch and check out these events.

01/07/2015 By Michael Hardy

A Laughing Matter

Houston’s Comedy Scene Finally Gets Some Respect

The first annual “Come and Take It Comedy Takeover” debuts this month at Warehouse Live.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Dance

What Is Shen Yun, Anyway?

The widely advertised show is really a front for Falun Gong.

12/29/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 25–28 (Christmas Edition!)

'Tis the season for Christmas-themed concerts.

12/24/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Our Top 5 Most Anticipated Arts Events of 2015

Here's what we're looking forward to in the new year.

12/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Year in Review

The Best of 2014 in the Arts

2014 was a year of retrenchment in the arts world.

12/22/2014 Illustrations by Dan Derozier By Michael Hardy

opera

Opera in the Heights Fires Artistic Director, Announces New Direction

Where does Houston's regional opera company go from here?

12/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 19–21

Resistance to the holiday spirit is futile.

12/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts For the Arts Lover in Your Life

Check out our top picks!

12/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

local music

The Top 5 Concerts of 2014

A year in the life of the local music scene

12/11/2014 By Dean Davis

picks

Top Things To To This Weekend: Dec 12–14

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the arts world.

12/10/2014 By Michael Hardy