all that jazz

Helen Sung Plays Mingus

The Houston native accompanies the Charles Mingus Big Band this weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

08/16/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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6 Non-Megaplex Film Screenings This August

From anime to Apollo to roller derby, there's a lot to see this month.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Summer Drama

Houston Shakespeare Festival Returns with 'Skills,' 'Courage,' and 'Bravado'

The free summer tradition returns to Miller Outdoor this weekend with Julius Caesar and As You Like It.

07/30/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Going Bananas

Uncovering the Real Josephine Baker

“The truth is that if there had been no Josephine Baker, there would be no Brandy, no Monica, no Beyoncé, no Sevyn Streeter, and no Halle Berry.”

06/24/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Stanton Welch's Marie Earns the Audience's Sympathy

Houston Ballet finds unexpected triumph in Marie Antoinette's less-than-blameless life story.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Books

Tom Abrahams Says Goodbye to His ​Traveler​ Series

Harbor will be one of four books the prolific author and Channel 13 anchor will publish in 2019.

06/05/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

The Merry Widow Is The Rom-Com Ballet You Didn't Know You Needed

The Houston Ballet balances humor and technical prowess for an irresistible production.

06/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The Sound of Silence

Discovery Green Wants You to Listen Deeply

The late Houston artist Pauline Oliveros finally gets her day in the sun.

05/23/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Tiny Dancer

Ben Stevenson’s Comedic Romp Coppélia Returns After a Decade

Houston Ballet’s artistic director emeritus gives us a laugh-out-loud ballet.

05/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Comrades

Che Guevara’s Year of Living Dangerously

MFAH’s Latin Wave Film Festival brings us the story of the freedom fighter’s time in hiding.

05/02/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Preview

What's Better Together? This Upcoming METdance Program

The Houston company presents a world premiere by NYC choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska.

04/10/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The Book of Life

Finding Poetry in the News

Rice professor Joesph Campana's new book of poetry mines history from the pages of Life magazine.

04/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Poetry

Ryan Paradiso Puts His Neck Out for Nick Flynn (and Other Friends)

The Marfa-based arts and literature journal comes to Houston for an event with heavyweight writers and poets.

03/27/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Three Premieres, Three Successes at Houston Ballet

A trio of new works—including one from superstar choreographer Justin Peck—emphasizes the company's many strengths.

03/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

baby bard

Shakespeare for Babies Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Houston's Erin Nelsen Parekh is back with her second Bard-inspired children's book, The Wild Waves Whist.

03/20/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Miss Biggs

Liz Jenkins Isn't Waiting for Your Permission

This Houston-born actor finessed a guest spot on Black-ish into a recurring role, and she's not stopping there.

03/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Houston Ballet Does Jerome Robbins Right

A trio of outstanding one-acts properly celebrates the centennial of the acclaimed choreographer's birthday.

03/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

All the Buzz

These Elderly Houstonians Started a Kazoo Band. Turns Out It Has Little to Do With Music.

Ode to Joy uses a quirky hobby to explore the realities of aging.

03/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Stanton Welch Goes Greek with Sylvia

The Houston Ballet world premiere expands on an overlooked classic to create a beautiful collage of music, costume, and choreography.

02/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Festival

ReelAbilities 2019 Showcases the Accomplishments of Those With Disabilities

From musicians to Olympians and everyone in between, the annual film and arts festival is back to shine a light on exceptional lives.

02/12/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez