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Q&A with Live Nation's Julie Johnson

by Staff Writer | 03.01.15
If anyone knows live music, it’s Julie Johnson. With 14 years working in the music industry, she’s seen it all and invites you to get in on the action too. ...
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METRO Unveils Much Anticipated New Bus Network this August

by Staff Writer | 09.01.15
This past August, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) unveiled its much anticipated, New Bus Network. The unveiling marks the beginning of a five-year plan to revitalize Houston’s ...
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Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations Cultivates Fresh, Forward-thinking Ideas

by Staff Writer | 03.01.16
Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations’ (DPWPR) stunning new Downtown offices embody the magnetism and style of the firm’s distinguished leader, as well as depict Dancie Ware’s unwavering passion for historic ...
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A quirky, interesting and entertaining experience

by Staff Writer | 04.05.16
In his Art Blocks installation, Zach Lieberman of the Brooklyn-based collective YesYesNo takes cues from Houston to imagine an interactive installation that allows everyone to experience a sense of whimsical ...
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Carnivorous plants as public art?

by Staff Writer | 04.08.16
Trumpet Flower turns the Funnel Tunnel phenomenon on its head — with a purpose. Houston artist Patrick Renner and his collective, Flying Carpet, reimagined the colorful, slithering creature as a ...
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Gleeful surprise in vibrant shapes and colors

by Staff Writer | 04.19.16
In “Color Jam Houston” at Main Street Square, internationally acclaimed artist Jessica Stockholder’s vibrantly rich installation utilizes the intersection at Main and McKinney as an art canvas that descends from ...
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Blues at crossroads recall Houston’s musical past

by Staff Writer | 04.27.16
Those familiar with the work of Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus will readily identify with his penchant for the subject of music, the genre often finding a way into his works ...
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Smiles through roses and hearts

by Staff Writer | 08.11.16
Recently installed at the Main Street Marquee, Nataliya Scheib's large-scale art piece in Downtown Houston offers a touch of Ukranian culture. Vibrantly titled “Roses and Hearts on the Blue Sky, ...
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Block 334

by Staff Writer | 09.01.16
A revival is underway in downtown Houston and Block 334 is at the heart of the transformation. Centrally located at 1515 Main Street, Block 334 shines a light on Downtown’s ...
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A bird as a metaphor for Houston

by Staff Writer | 10.18.16
With a title such as City Bird of Houston, visual artist Armando Castelan makes a big and strong statement about his Main Street Marquee mural at Main Street Square. His work, ...
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Art that says come again

by Staff Writer | 02.20.17
The fourth installment of the Main Street Marquee welcomes the work of M. Giovanni Valderas, a Dallas native who graduated from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the ...
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Downtown Houston Gets Major Infusion of "Local" Flavor

by Staff Writer | 03.01.17
Local Foods has arrived Downtown. The brainchild of hometown heroes Benjy Levit and chef/partner Dylan Murray, Local Foods struck an immediate chord when it first launched in 2011 next door ...
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Hillary Hart

by Staff Writer | 03.01.17
TUTS new administrative leading lady comes home to Texas Filling the top administrative chair at a nonprofit arts organization is typically a long process that involves national searches, committees meetings ...
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Luxury rising

by Staff Writer | 03.01.17
Imagine being suspended in water, hanging 500 feet above the ground in the tallest pool in Texas with the Downtown skyline as a backdrop. Visible from almost every vantage point, ...
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Out of the stage and onto the streets

by Staff Writer | 03.01.17
When Houston Grand Opera began conducting interviews with Houston–based NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers who had a personal connection with the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster of 2003 in search for context with ...
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What’s next, Downtown?

by Staff Writer | 03.01.17
Infamously zoning-averse and unsentimental about its past, Houston’s reputation has long been one of urban sprawl, strip malls and car culture. But profound changes have taken place in recent years, ...
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A new installation comes to Art Blocks!

by Staff Writer | 04.27.17
A new Art Blocks Houston temporary installation is on view at Main Street Square. The Downtown District and Aurora Picture Show launched “Sidewalk Cinema,” an installation of contemporary video works ...
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A tapestry of public dreams on film

by Staff Writer | 06.01.17
An eye-catching visual interpretation of consciousness and memory by multi-disciplinary artist Kasumi stops viewers in their tracks in Downtown Houston. Her seven and a half minute work, “The Nostalgia Factory,” ...
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Downtown Houston is an Outdoor Lovers Dream

by Staff Writer | 06.01.17
Love spending time outside? No matter the season, Downtown Houston is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts of any kind. From sports and fitness to arts and leisure, there’s more ...
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Humor to approach serious subjects

by Staff Writer | 06.07.17
Intense and beautiful, Thai-Australian artist Kawita Vatanajyankur’s three films “The Robes,” “The Scale” and “The Scale of Justice” provide a deep symbolic peek into the role of women in labor. ...
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A playful way of looking at time

by Staff Writer | 06.19.17
Artist Emily Peacock’s film “You Take Your Time” offers her perspective of childhood toys.   Her ten-minute art film is included in “Color Play” as part of Aurora Picture Show’s ...
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Recycled threads in the patterns of life

by Staff Writer | 07.11.17
Jodie Mack's experimental hand-made films use collage to create fascinating patterns from found objects. Her use of worn and recycled materials conjure reflections of life within the mode of abstract ...
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A polka dot rooster crows in Downtown Houston

by Staff Writer | 07.18.17
Artist Chun Hui Pak studies the lines left when an origami sculpture is unfolded to its original sheet and renders the patterns that emerge in bright trompe l'oeil oil paintings. ...
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Paintings in Film Appear in Downtown Corner

by Staff Writer | 08.10.17
Two new works by abstract video artist Brian Bress are currently on view at Sidewalk Cinema at the Downtown intersection of Main and Dallas streets. Still Life (orange, blue) and ...
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Catch More Than the World Series at These Downtown Hot Spots

by Staff Writer | 10.25.17
Whether you’re lucky enough to catch a game in-person at Minute Maid Park or just to watch it on the big screen at your favorite sports bar, Downtown Houston is ...
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