Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

Classical Music

Lift Every Voice

The Houston Chamber Choir announces a 2013–2014 season filled with works both new and familiar

05/29/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Brothers in Arms

Stages Repertory Theatre mounts the first regional production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Road Show, about brothers (and con men) Addison and Wilson Mizner

05/28/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theatre

At Home With Holmes

For the Alley Theatre’s Todd Waite, the game is once more afoot.

05/24/2013 By Michael Hardy

Concert

Play That Funky Music

American Idol contestant Vincent Powell headlines the 18th annual Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre this weekend

05/23/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 24–26

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

05/22/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Lost in Translation

The Black Lab Theatre confronts linguistic and cultural barriers in its new production of David Henry Hwang's play Chinglish

05/20/2013 By Michael Hardy

Charity

Please, Sir, May We Have Some More?

Ninth Annual Empty Bowls event uses handcrafted pottery to raise money to fight hunger

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Opera

Bohemian Rhapsody

Conductor Eric Melear discusses HGO Studio's al fresco production of La bohème

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Classical Music

A Farewell Toast

Maestro Hans Graf ends his 12 seasons as music director of the Houston Symphony with Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Books

A Man and His Gallery, Part II

Former Menil Collection conservator Carol Mancusi-Ungaro reflects on the experience of working with Cy Twombly

05/16/2013 By Michael Hardy

Giveaway

Get the First Laugh

Be one of the first 100 people to register for free tickets to the new Noah Baumbach film, Frances Ha

05/15/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

05/15/2013 By Michael Hardy

Jazz

Swamp Thing

Traditional Dixieland-style jazz band to teach Houston the difference between jazz and jass

05/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Books

A Man and His Gallery

Almost two decades after it opened, the Menil Collection's Cy Twombly Gallery is the subject of a lavish new art book

05/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Write For Us

Calling All Culturati

Are you passionate about the arts? Want to contribute to Houstonia? It's your lucky day

05/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Musical

We Want a Shrubbery!

The hit musical comedy Spamalot returns for the first time since its 2007 Houston premiere

05/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

Reading

Paradise Regained

Damien Echols served 18 years in prison for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit. Now free, Echols visits Houston to read from his new memoir

05/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

Art

The Urban Forest

Houston artist Terrell James's monumental "Maritime Forest" paintings go on display at the Hiram Butler Gallery

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

The Road of Excess

Director Jason Nodler and actor Troy Schulze discuss the Catastrophic Theatre's revival of There is a Happiness That Morning Is

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy

Art Car Parade

Art Cars for Dummies

Our guide to making (or faking) your very own colorful, bizarre automotive masterpiece.

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy