song of strength

The Tragic Anne Frank Story Becomes a Choral Work

About the Houston Chamber Choir premiere: "You’ll feel anguish. But the message is ultimately hope.”

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Radio Silence

A KRBE DJ Debuts His First Novel

Freddy Cruz's When America Fell Silent is an offbeat political thriller that imagines a dystopian United States in the near future.

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

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The Legend of Big Bend Brings West Texas to Discovery Green

A Prairie Home Companion with a Texas twist, this program from Indie classical group Montopolis tells the stories and myths of our rugged state.

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Preview

Exploring the Light Behind the Darkness

A.D. Players premieres The Hiding Place, the story of a Dutch Christian family who worked to hide Jews from the Nazi regime.

09/11/2019 By Holly Beretto

Fall Arts

A Chorus Line Assembles Once More

The groundbreaking look behind the curtain opens TUTS season this week.

09/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

cat's meow

A Silent Movie You Have to Hear

Two Star Symphony strikes up an original score to the 1924 silent film Girl Shy at Discovery Green this weekend.

09/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

not ringling bros.

This Circus Tells the Story of Taiwan

Formosa Circus Art brings a Taiwanese twist on what you might expect at the circus.

08/23/2019 By Holly Beretto

Visual Arts

Buddhist Monks, Sand Paintings, and the Ephemerality of Now

Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in southern India return to Asia Society Texas for a week of painting and dance.

08/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

Books

Appreciating the Architecture of Fiona Davis

With each of her books centered on a specific building, The Chelsea Girls looks inside New York's Chelsea Hotel.

08/02/2019 By Holly Beretto

Seasons of Love

Rent May Be Two Decades Old, But It's Still 'All About Love'

An all-new cast debuts this week as the touring production opens in Houston.

07/31/2019 By Holly Beretto

Star Cross'd

Turns Out Online Opera Is a Good Idea

Houston Grand Opera's Shakespeare-inspired web series picked up a Telly Award.

07/23/2019 By Holly Beretto

Gabriel Allon

The New Girl is Daniel Silva's 'Brilliant' New Thriller

The best-selling author talks his latest Gabriel Allon book, a ripped-from-the-headlines tale of Saudi-Russian entanglement.

07/18/2019 By Holly Beretto

Buckle Up

Mildred's Umbrella Serves Up Summer Theater à la Carte

The rapid-fire, experimental Museum of Dysfunction XI brings 40 performers and roughly 20 directors together for two weekends of performances.

07/17/2019 By Holly Beretto

New beginnings

Hercule Poirot Returns to the Alley

The famed detective returns in a new version of Murder on the Orient Express and the first production from new Artistic Director Rob Melrose.

07/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

Opera

The Mikado Goes Topsy Turvy

Gilbert & Sullivan's problematic favorite gets another version in Houston.

07/10/2019 By Holly Beretto

Spooky

Katherine Howe's Writing Is Bewitching

The Houston-born author of The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs returns to Murder by the Book for a signing.

07/01/2019 By Holly Beretto

Redo

Rain Won't Stop This Weekend's Rescheduled Asiafest

"We’re really trying to give people the sense of being able to travel without leaving their backyard.”

06/27/2019 By Holly Beretto

vroom vroom

Speeding Motorcycle Makes Its Catastrophic Return

The company's 2006 weirdo rock opera is updated and ready to convert another generation to the music of Daniel Johnston.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

rub the lamp

Have We Reached Peak Aladdin? This Genie Says 'No'

As the Broadway version rolls into Houston, Major Attaway is ready to surprise you with his role.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

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Is That Tina Turner at Rainbow on the Green? Or Roxanne Collins?

Ahead of Friday's event, we talk to the drag veteran about the evolution of drag, her relationship to Houston Pride, and why Tina endures.

06/20/2019 By Holly Beretto