• 05.20.10 12:23 p.m.
    Posted by Virginia Oxford
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    Hi, folks! And welcome to our new blog! I’m Virginia, your friendly neighborhood Event Coordinator reporting to you from my office here at the Wortham Center. I'll be keeping you up to date on all the fun activity we have going on onstage as well as backstage and behind the scenes!

    Since Houston Ballet is currently loading in for their final two reps of their 2009-2010 season (yes, I can actually hear the stagehands hard at work from where I’m sitting), I’ve been thinking about dance ...

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  • 05.06.10 10:00 a.m.
    Posted by Michael Coppens
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    I served on the Host Committee for the Houston Symphony's Young Professionals Backstage presentation of Pink Martini. Pink Martini is led by Charles Lauderdale and "Diva Next Door" China Forbes. The perform a mix of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. While I was working at SPA, we presented a number of artists like Pink Martini; those that are trying to bring younger audiences to classical musical art forms. While enjoyable, these groups tend to be a little too heavy handed with ...

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  • 04.28.10 6:00 a.m.
    Posted by Michael Coppens
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    I spent a lot of time trying to figure what I was going to write about in this first post for the Houston Downtown Alliance's new site. My purview, for the purposes of this blog, is the Theater District, but I want to give you a little bit of background about me first.

    I was born an raised here in Houston, TX. I came to the Theater District like many other children for field trips to the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker and a Theatre Under the Stars performance ...

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