Batons at the Ready

Juraj Valčuha Named New Music Director of Houston Symphony

The Slovak conductor will pick up the baton from outgoing conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, who enters his final season behind the podium with the Bayou City orchestra this fall.

07/14/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Leadership Change

HGO Names Khori Dastoor New General Director and CEO

Dastoor, who starts January 2022, will be the first woman to hold the role in the Houston company's history.

07/05/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Breaking Ground

Ensemble Theatre Helps Found New Black Theater Alliance

The National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners will aid the Houston company’s mission of helping Black voices take center stage.

06/30/2021 By Holly Beretto

Happy Birthday, Alley!

Alley Theatre Announces an Action-Packed 75th Anniversary Season

The 2021–2022 season, which kicks off in October with Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sweat," includes four world premieres.

05/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Schedule Shift IV

UPDATED: Broadway at the Hobby Center Pushes Wicked to 2023

But we still have "Hamilton" this season.

03/30/2021 By Emma Schkloven

One for the Books

Houston Book Community Mourns Local Literary Titan Karl Kilian

Kilian helped forge the Bayou City's place on the national literary stage, founding Brazos Bookstore and co-founding Inprint.

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Show Must Go On ... line

Alley Theatre Pivots to Entirely Digital 2020-2021 Season, Cancelling All In-Person Shows

The company’s new slate of digital offerings will include original short plays, translations of classics, and more.

12/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Curtain Call

Managing Director Perryn Leech to Bow out of the Houston Grand Opera in December

Instead of hiring a new managing director, the company will begin its search for a general director.

11/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holiday Treats

Houston Ballet Is Bringing Its Classic Christmas Show into the Digital Age with Nutcracker Sweets

While the company has also cancelled in-person shows through June 2021, it will be creating new online programming in its place.

11/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Artistic Architecture

Take A Peek Inside the MFAH's Completed Kinder Building

The new gallery, which will house the MFAH's modern and contemporary collections, opens to the public on November 21.

11/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It’s happening, hotties

Megan Thee Stallion Is Bringing Us Good News on Friday

The release of the Houston rapper’s debut studio album is the cherry on top of her stratospheric year.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Chopped and Screwed Tribute

DJ Screw Visual Tribute All Screwed Up Dropping Soon

And we know how you can see it before its official release.

11/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

So Long, Farewell

Drive-In at Sawyer Yards Is Hitting the Brakes as It Moves to a New Spot

The last screening is set for November 29, but the owners are already looking for a new location.

11/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

"Money Changes Everything"

Houston Rock N’ Rolls Out Relief to Bayou City’s Struggling Music Industry

The $3 million fund will hopefully help blunt some of the damage Covid-19 has had on crowd-relying musicians and venues .

11/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Opera Online

Houston Grand Opera Cancels Remaining 2020-2021 Mainstage Productions

But the company is turning up the tempo on digital offerings through the rest of the season.

11/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

This Concert's Made For Watchin'

Art News: Stages's Honky Tonk Laundry Two Steps Its Way Online

Plus a drive-in Bun B concert, a Carmen Herrera exhibition at MFAH, and a new Blue October album.

10/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Page to Screen

Bryan Washington's New Book is Being Made into a TV Show, and It Hasn't Even Hit Stands Yet

The follow-up to his acclaimed short story collection, Washington's first novel, "Memorial," will be released on October 27.

10/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Genius, Genius!

Four Must-Reads from Cristina Rivera Garza, Houston’s Newest MacArthur Genius

The renowned novelist, poet, and educator was recently named one of this year’s Fellowship recipients. After reading these pieces, you’ll see exactly why.

10/12/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Chaînés into changes

Houston Ballet's Ian Casady Leaps into a New Role after Taking His Final Bow

One of his first jobs as the newly named Ballet Master? Getting fans ready for the Ballet’s digital season opener.

10/09/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Windows to a New World

Downtown's WindowWorks Is a Win for Bayou City Public Art

Houston’s Downtown District and UP Art Studio partnered with 18 Texas artists to create a visual paradise on Main Street.

09/22/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller