August 22, 2011 5:23 pm
Da Camera of Houston's 2011 - 2012 Season
Sarah Rothenberg, Artistic and Executive Director of Da Camera of Houston, highlights the chamber-music society’s coming season! The 2011 - 2012 theme is "Something Borrowed, Something New," celebrating the creative act of taking something from the past and making it new, with concerts by guest-stars from the classical and jazz worlds!
August 22, 2011 4:12 am
Bassist & vocalist Kristin Korb
Southern-California jazz singer and bassist, Kristin Korb, previews her Saturday night sets at Cézanne with a live performance from Houston Public Radio! Joining her in studio is Houston pianist, Pamela York.
August 22, 2011 4:10 am
Theatre Under The Stars' 2011 - 2012 Season
We preview coming attractions from Theatre Under The Stars! Associate Artistic Director Roy Hamlin tells us about the Broadway-style musicals that TUTS will present this coming season at the Hobby Center.
August 22, 2011 4:03 am
The Landing Theatre - David Mamet's American Buffalo
Director Kevin Holden and actors Steve Irish and Drake Simpson chat about The Landing Theatre Company’s production of David Mamet’s 1975 drama, American Buffalo. Set in an urban junk shop, the play centers on three discarded human beings, who seek a new life by plotting to steal a valuable coin.
August 20, 2011 9:33 pm
Chris Becker - Music for Silent Films
We hear new computer music from Houston composer and musician, Chris Becker! He and bassist Thomas Helton demonstrate the types of live audio scores that they create for short films made by friends and fellow artists. It's a preview of the program, Music for Silent Films, coming up at Divergence Music & Arts.
August 20, 2011 9:06 pm
Summer Video Jam - Filmmakers Carlton Ahrens & Ford Gunter
Carlton Ahrens and Ford Gunter, talk about Art Car: The Movie, their new documentary that follows a handful of artists as they prepare their magnificent, quirky creations-on-four-wheels for the 2010 Houston Art Car Parade! The filmmakers discuss their creative practices on the Aurora Picture Show’s “Summer Video Jam Series.”
August 20, 2011 8:51 pm
Houston Symphony's 2011 - 2012 Season
Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Aurelie Desmarais, previews the Houston Symphony’s new concert season, which features such guest-stars as violinists, James Ehnes and Hilary Hahn, and pianists, Jon Kimura Parker, André Watts and Emmanuel Ax!
August 19, 2011 5:10 pm
Houston Grand Opera's 2011 - 2012 Season
We continue our run-up to the August 28th Houston Theater District Open House and the official start of the new performing arts season with a chat with Patrick Summers, Artistic & Music Director of Houston Grand Opera. Mr. Summers previews HGO’s 2011 - 2012 Season!
August 19, 2011 5:02 pm
MFH Artful Thurday - Tacey Rosolowski: Ordinary Seductions
Independent curator Tacey Rosolowski explains how to experience the magic of art in the course of your day-to-day routine. She gives us a preview of Ordinary Seductions, her "Artful Thursday" lecture the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork.
August 19, 2011 4:55 pm
Houston Fringe Festival - Weekend 2
We preview the second weekend of the 2011 Houston Fringe Festival by chatting with poet/performance-artist, Ken Jones; choreographer Blake Dalton from Crossover Movement Arts; and Freneticore’s Robert Thoth, the “Chip-Tune Crooner.”
August 19, 2011 4:50 pm
Houston Dance Festival - iMEE Dance Company
Artistic Director, Andrea Dawn Shelley [pictured], of iMEE Dance, and choreographer Maurice Causey, talk about their new works, Superfluous and Grim Eye! iMEE presents the World Premieres of those dance pieces at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex as part of this summer’s inaugural Houston Dance Festival.
August 19, 2011 4:27 pm
Musical Theatre of Houston - Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical Director, Jacob Carr, and lead actors, Sam Brown and Jacqueline Grady, talk about Musical Theater of Houston’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock-musical, Jesus Christ Superstar! The show plays this Friday and Saturday night at the Wortham Center, with guest star, Ben Vereen, in the role of Pontius Pilate.
August 17, 2011 10:56 pm
Noel Paul Stookey
We chat with singer-songwriter, Noel Paul Stookey, of the iconic folk group, Peter, Paul and Mary! Mr. Stookey comes to the Bayou City on Friday night for a Benefit Performance at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck.
August 17, 2011 10:20 pm
Society for the Performing Arts' 2011-2012 Season
We’re preparing the way for the August 28th Houston Theater Open House on by previewing the upcoming seasons of each of the nine major participating arts groups. Today, Executive Director & CEO, June Christensen, previews Society for the Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 season, which kicks off with “An Evening With Al Pacino” on September 19!
August 17, 2011 9:44 pm
Fresh Ink Reading Series - Galaxy Blink by Francesca Sanders
Ferdinand believes he’s on an intergalactic mission, while a serial killer with a heart of gold lurks around the corner. Aurora seems torn between the two. We enter a bizarre love triangle in Galaxy Blink by playwright Francesca Sanders. Her piece is the first offering on the new “Fresh Ink Reading Series.” Director Jennifer Decker and Ms. Sanders chat with us!
August 17, 2011 9:24 pm
State of the Theater District - Andrew Huang
The 18th Annual Houston Theater District Open House will on Sunday, August 28 and marks the official start of the performing arts season in the Bayou City! We begin our run-up to this year’s Open House, with our yearly “State of the District” report from Andrew Huang, President of the Houston Downtown Alliance.
August 16, 2011 11:15 pm
Pianists Robert Boston & Hsin-Jung Tsai with The Core Trio
We have a performance of improvisations by pianists, Robert Boston [pictured] and Hsin-Jung Tsai, along with Houston’s Core Trio: saxophonist, Seth Paynter; bassist, Thomas Helton; and drummer, Richard Cholakian!
August 16, 2011 11:08 pm
Fan Factory - Comrades by August Strindberg
A Swedish artist and his wife engage in a monumental power struggle that will surely destroy one of them, if not both. The Fan Factory presents Comrades, August Strindberg’s comedy-drama of sexual politics in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris. We chat with lead actors, Ashley Allison and Bobby Haworth!
August 16, 2011 11:00 pm
Max McLean - C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
Award-winning actor, Max McLean, of the Fellowship for the Performing Arts chats about adapting and playing a demon from Hell in his theatrical version of C.S. Lewis’ classic novella, The Screwtape Letters. The show runs this weekend at Houston’s Wortham Center.
August 13, 2011 6:03 pm
The Back Porch Players - "God" & "Death" by Woody Allen
The Back Porch Players offer classic Woody Allen … neurotic, anxiety-laden and hilarious … live on stage! Artistic Director Dan Gordon and stage-director Nicholas Collins talk about The Back Porch Players’ production of a pair of his one-act comedies, God and Death.
August 13, 2011 5:54 pm
Valerie Hartzell - Ex Tenebris ... Lux
Classical guitarist, Valerie Hartzell, has a brand-new CD that was recorded right here at Houston Public Radio. Ms. Hartzell performs selections from the new album, Ex Tenebris ... Lux (Out of the Darkness ... Into the Light), previewing her CD Release Concert coming up Saturday evening at Dowling Music.
August 13, 2011 5:52 pm
2011 Houston Fringe Festival - Weekend 1
We preview the cutting-edge, slightly out-there performance-art, dance and theatre on the 4th Annual Houston Fringe Festival! Three of the participating artists featured on the first weekend join us: Maggie Lasher of China Cat Dance, Mike Switzer of Ornery Theatre and Jamie McCullough of the Houston Burlesque Revue.
August 13, 2011 5:37 pm
Matthew Dirst - Organ Music for the Christmas Season
In an effort to cool you off in this August heat, Houston early-music specialist and keyboardist, Matthew Dirst, plays tracks from his new CD of organ music for Christmas by Johann Sebastian Bach!
August 13, 2011 5:31 pm
Slant Film Festival - Soham Mehta's FATAKRA
Houston-raised filmmaker, Soham Mehta, talks about his award-winning short movie, FATAKRA (Firecrackers), which will be screened at the 11th Annual Slant Film Festival, presented by the Aurora Picture Show.
August 13, 2011 5:21 pm
Houston Dance Festival - Hope Stone Dance: Lemonade Stand II
Jane Weiner, the Artistic Director of Hope Stone Dance Company, and Denise Hazen and Kimberly Powell of Cheeky Vintage, talk about the costumes and dances pieces in The Lemonade Stand, an evening-length program that's part of the First Annual Houston Dance Festival.
August 12, 2011 11:00 pm
The Language of Peace
The Houston Trio, The Language of Peace, fuses both Eastern and Western elements in their improvised music that’s meant to heal the spirit. We have a performance by its members: classical Indian vocalist, Nanda Banerjee; keyboardist John Hardesty and cellist Max Dyer.
August 12, 2011 10:44 pm
The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss
San Antonio writer, David Liss, talks about his new novel, The Twelfth Enchantment, a tale of romance and the supernatural, set in England during the Industrial Revolution. Mister Liss signs copies of The Twelfth Enchantment this evening at Murder By The Book.
August 12, 2011 9:44 pm
Joe Sears & Jaston Williams - I Heard That!
The “Greater Tuna” guys, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, chat about their brand-new comedy revue, I Heard That!, which makes its World Premiere at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.
August 12, 2011 8:40 pm
CAMH - The Spectacular of Vernacular
Curator Darsie Alexander guides us through The Spectacular of Vernacular, a collection of home-spun pieces by artists who have taken inspiration from everyday life, social ritual and even roadside kitsch. The exhibit is on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
August 12, 2011 8:04 pm
Two Star Symphony - Titus Andronicus
We chat with one of Houston's classical-music rock stars, violinist Jerry Ochoa of Two Star Symphony. He previews the group's new CD, Titus Andronicus, featuring the ensemble's original score for Dominic Walsh''s ballet version of Shakespeare's bloodbath of a play.