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

opera

Review: HGO's Christmas Carol Deserves Lump of Coal

This opera made us want to go "Bah! Humbug!"

12/08/2014 By Sydney Boyd

best of 2014

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2014

It was a great year for the obscure, the underrated, and the up-and-coming.

12/05/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Best of 2014

The Top 5 Operas of 2014

From Wagner to Verdi to Humperdinck, it was a very good year indeed.

12/04/2014 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5–7

Featuring Usher, the Radio City Rockettes, and a festival devoted to the theremin.

12/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of 2014

The Top 5 Classical Music Concerts of 2014

How many did you hear?

12/02/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Festivals

Preview: The Theremin Hits Houston

The peculiar electronic instrument enjoys a rare limelight at this year’s Bayou City Music and Film Festival.

11/30/2014 By Joe Leydon

picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 27–30

Here's what to do after Thanksgiving dinner.

11/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

concert

Jazz Great Matthew Shipp Reunites with Core Trio This Weekend

In an exclusive interview, the "mystic musician" discusses his artistic evolution, his musical tastes, and his spirituality.

11/21/2014 By Justin Mitchell