• 11.18.11 12:00 p.m.
    Posted by Maura Hughes
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    Shh... Can you hear it? Listen hard, what about now? Is there some faint music? And is there the slightest sound of children giggling? And what’s that? You hear sleigh bells??

    Yes, my friends, you are hearing the sound of the holidays quickly approaching! We LOVE the holidays here in the Theater District because it’s when we get to see our favorite characters like Scrooge, Clara and Crumpet the Elf!

    We’re kicking off the holiday season at the 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted ...

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  • 11.02.11 12:00 p.m.
    Posted by Maura Hughes
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    Jones Hall announced in October that it would undergo a little redecorating after Houston City Council approved an agreement with Core Design Studio to design and install two pieces of art that will adorn the walls in the building corridors.

    One of the artworks will be a timeline of Jones Hall’s history. Using information provided by Houston Endowment, Houston Symphony, Society for Performing Arts and previous performers, the timeline tells the story of Jones Hall from its conception, groundbreaking, past performances and notable moments in ...

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  • 10.19.11 12:00 p.m.
    Posted by Maura Hughes
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    Houston Grand Opera has a whirlwind year in 2011.

    There's been the appointment of Patrick Summers as the new artistic and musical director, a national grant for their community involvement, a trip to Paris and, now, the start of a new season. HGO's official strat was in Paris last month with six performances of Cruzar de la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) at Theatre du Chatelet.

    Now they are back from across the pond and ready for their Houston season ...

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  • 09.28.11 3:00 p.m.
    Posted by Maura Hughes
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    It is a pretty obvious statement to say that I (and everyone else here in the Theater District) believe the arts can be a very powerful force. The arts are more than a creative outlet or entertainment. They help to define eras. They become pieces of history and important facets of community. After all, what is Broadway without the theaters and the shows that play in them? Can you imagine the Elizabethan era without thinking of Shakespeare? Or who can imagine what the Christmas season would ...

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