Archive for December, 2012

It’s Only Natural

The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of his or her life, according to the city%26rsquo;s newest cultural coup. While that fact may be a little hard to swallow, it%26rsquo;s The Perot Museum of Nature and Science that causes most to gasp. Instead of creating a structure designed to merely house exhibits, Thom Mayne (2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate) and his... | Read More

Art Notes

A New Piano Under the Tree: This time next year, you should be reading here about the architectural angles and compelling green roof of the Kimbell Art Museum%26rsquo;s expansion, designed by Renzo Piano and set to complete late 2013. Besides Texas art audiences, the entire world will be watching as one of the jewels of the museum world gets an addition.

Meanwhile, bask in the marvels... | Read More

Art Notes

A New Piano Under the Tree: This time next year, you should be reading here about the architectural angles and compelling green roof of the Kimbell Art Museum%26rsquo;s expansion, designed by Renzo Piano and set to complete late 2013. Besides Texas art audiences, the entire world will be watching as one of the jewels of the museum world gets an addition.

Meanwhile, bask in the marvels... | Read More

Art Notes

A New Piano Under the Tree: This time next year, you should be reading here about the architectural angles and compelling green roof of the Kimbell Art Museum%26rsquo;s expansion, designed by Renzo Piano and set to complete late 2013. Besides Texas art audiences, the entire world will be watching as one of the jewels of the museum world gets an addition.

Meanwhile, bask in the marvels... | Read More

Listener Picks: Your Favorite Albums Of 2012

We're a big family at NPR, with amazing member stations and listeners tuning in or clicking from all over the world. Last week, when All Songs Considered posted its annual poll inviting people to pick their favorite albums of 2012, thousands of votes poured in from those listeners with sometimes surprising results.

Babel, by Mumford & Sons, is the listener pick for the 2012 album of the... | Read More

Art Notes

Good Gifting: As we wrap the year, we’re giving thanks for Houston Arts Alliance, whose innovative Web site power2gift.org makes donating to your fave arts nonprofit a breeze … Speaking of HAA, we’ll be following more stories in 2013, including the continuing impact of The Creative Economy Study, commissioned by HAA and the University of Houston in tandem with the Greater Houston... | Read More

Art Notes

Good Gifting: As we wrap the year, we’re giving thanks for Houston Arts Alliance, whose innovative Web site power2gift.org makes donating to your fave arts nonprofit a breeze … Speaking of HAA, we’ll be following more stories in 2013, including the continuing impact of The Creative Economy Study, commissioned by HAA and the University of Houston in tandem with the Greater Houston... | Read More

Art Notes

Good Gifting: As we wrap the year, we’re giving thanks for Houston Arts Alliance, whose innovative Web site power2gift.org makes donating to your fave arts nonprofit a breeze … Speaking of HAA, we’ll be following more stories in 2013, including the continuing impact of The Creative Economy Study, commissioned by HAA and the University of Houston in tandem with the Greater Houston... | Read More

Matt’s Music Hall

Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin, Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg is great year-round, but fall and winter feel especially appropriate for his ruminations on love and sex. Everyone knows the classic Histoire de Melody Nelson, but almost as good (and just reissued on CD and LP in 2010) is the sole album he cut with Jane Birkin, the French actress and his long-time lover(and... | Read More

Matt’s Music Hall

Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin, Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg is great year-round, but fall and winter feel especially appropriate for his ruminations on love and sex. Everyone knows the classic Histoire de Melody Nelson, but almost as good (and just reissued on CD and LP in 2010) is the sole album he cut with Jane Birkin, the French actress and his long-time lover(and... | Read More

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