Archive for February, 2014

The Concert, Reimagined

Concerts are making a comeback in a more intimate way, care of the Criner clan. Susie and Sanford Criner (founders of the Fabulous Satellite Lounge, Rockefeller%26rsquo;s and Club Hey Hey), along with daughter Annie C. Eifler, are introducing the Music with Friends concept to Houston in the fall. The idea is revolutionary: Purchase a membership and attend three annual concerts with friends or... | Read More

The Concert, Reimagined

Concerts are making a comeback in a more intimate way, care of the Criner clan. Susie and Sanford Criner (founders of the Fabulous Satellite Lounge, Rockefeller%26rsquo;s and Club Hey Hey), along with daughter Annie C. Eifler, are introducing the Music with Friends concept to Houston in the fall. The idea is revolutionary: Purchase a membership and attend three annual concerts with friends or... | Read More

Collector’s Conversation Brought to You by Dallas Art Fair

Dallas-based patron, collector, educator and president of Henry S. Miller Interests, Inc., Jackie Stewart poses questions to exhibiting gallerist Rachel Churner, owner, Churner and Churner, New York.Tell us about growing up in%26nbsp;Dallas and how it impacted your entry into the art world.%26nbsp; I%26rsquo;ll never forget the first time I stood under Oldenburg%26rsquo;s Stake Hitch at the... | Read More

Collector’s Conversation Brought to You by Dallas Art Fair

Dallas-based patron, collector, educator and president of Henry S. Miller Interests, Inc., Jackie Stewart poses questions to exhibiting gallerist Rachel Churner, owner, Churner and Churner, New York.Tell us about growing up in%26nbsp;Dallas and how it impacted your entry into the art world.%26nbsp; I%26rsquo;ll never forget the first time I stood under Oldenburg%26rsquo;s Stake Hitch at the... | Read More

New Mix: The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, The Faint, Perfect Pussy

On this week's All Songs Considered, we've got two premieres: A beauty called "Alexandra" by The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser, and a shred-fest called "Interference Fits" by raucous Syracuse punk band Perfect Pussy.

But host Bob Boilen kicks off the mix with the Omaha-based rock group The Faint. "Help in the Head," from Doom Abuse, the band's first new album in six years, is a... | Read More

Cate Le Bon

The Beatles may be an odd place to begin a Cate Le Bon conversation, but I remember being struck by the way four guys from Liverpool could sing without their English accents. That's true of most pop singers, whose words often come out sounding more American than anything else. But that's not true with Cate Le Bon. Her phrasing is completely tied to her Welsh dialect — in fact, her first... | Read More

New Mix: Sisyphus, Avey Tare, Nothing, More

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton open this week's show by reminiscing about a recent Son Lux and San Fermin show that delivered epic sounds with bold, cinematic rock. Bob and Robin's shared love for walls of noise leads them directly to the orchestral opening track on this week's program, "Beneath The Brine" by The Family Crest.

Also on the show: A peek at the debut full-length album... | Read More

Hermann Park Sprouts Art

Happy centennial, Hermann Park. As the ultimate birthday gift for 100, the park Conservancy green-lights an ambitious public art endeavor, Art in the Park. The first of some very engaging installations unfurled late last month: North Carolina-based Patrick Dougherty%26rsquo;s anthropomorphic architecture fashioned from sapling twigs. His droll little huts for visitors to enter resemble the... | Read More

Hermann Park Sprouts Art

Happy centennial, Hermann Park. As the ultimate birthday gift for 100, the park Conservancy green-lights an ambitious public art endeavor, Art in the Park. The first of some very engaging installations unfurled late last month: North Carolina-based Patrick Dougherty%26rsquo;s anthropomorphic architecture fashioned from sapling twigs. His droll little huts for visitors to enter resemble the... | Read More

Art Notes

Surreal Scene to Cubist King: While Magritte makes a perfect Valentine at The Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the exclusive American venue for the Georges Braque (1882 %26ndash; 1963) retrospective. This show seeks, via 75 definitive works, to pull Braque from the shadow of Picasso and show his own innovations, from Fauvism to his most pioneering phase %26mdash; cubism... | Read More

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