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Texas Lens: The mystery of Texas State’s Pledges of Allegiance Flag

Imagine a project so powerful that it can quietly subvert hegemonic control with a single image. ... | Read More

East Meets West: Kamrooz Aram Confronts Modern Art’s Hierarchies, at The Modern

Past exhibitions by Kamrooz Aram have carried such provocative titles as Unstable Paintings for Anxious Interiors and Ornament for Indifferent Architecture. ... | Read More

A brief survey of experimental music in Houston

This article is a patch, some spackling, experimental music duct tape on the rickety machinery of music web content.... | Read More

SPA Welcomes Ballet Hispanico With Open Arms

“You are going to love this program,” Eduardo Vilaro told me as we shared a glass of wine last summer while his troupe, Ballet Hispanico was gracing the Jacob's Pillow Stage. ... | Read More

It Happened in Texas: Don Carlos at HemisFair and more at the McNay

For one night, San Antonio just may have been the United States’ operatic capital. ... | Read More

Brahms at the Bar: Dallas’s Open Classical Re-frames Music Experience

It’s a Tuesday night at Buzzbrews Kitchen in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, where tattooed waitresses with Bettie Page-inspired hairstyles are ferrying plates of hot pancakes and bacon to their tables. ... | Read More

The Great Playwright Swap: Dallas’s Kitchen Dog Theater Helps Pilot Groundbreaking National Experiment

For the past 20 years, the National New Play Network has connected nonprofit theaters across the U.S. through the cultural importance of new plays and living playwrights. ... | Read More

Conversations in Art, Science & Technology: Moody Center for the Arts

The artist, Josiah McElheny, working with cosmologist David Weinberg, creates a gallery-sized installation, consisting of five hanging chromed-metal, transparent hand-blown glass and light sculptures. ... | Read More

Youth, Talent & Energy: KINETIC concludes its season at the MATCH

KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble directed by Natalie Lin, closes its third season with Musical Madness on May 6 at the MATCH with a program that includes works by Mozart, Carlo Gesualdo, Erkki-Sven Tuur, Osvaldo Golijov, Beethoven and the ensemble’s own Giancarlo Latta. Lin visited with A + C editor Nancy Wozny on all things KINETIC and this season’s big accomplishments.... | Read More

Music Fit for a Queen or Two—Ars Lyrica’s Regal Offering

Matthew Dirst, artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston, has an unerring ability to put together programs that are musically rich and varied, framed in fascinating historical context, and vividly brought to life by the finest guest soloists and musicians. ... | Read More
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