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Houston's Theatre Under The Stars Postpones Season Until May 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Houston's non-profit performing arts organizations contend with an uncertain timeline to return to the stage. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Houston, BWW News Desk


Houston Ballet Waltzes Into The ‘Bayadère’ Wars

“A Hindu rights activist based in Nevada is accusing the Houston Ballet of cultural insensitivity and is urging it to cancel its upcoming performances of La Bayadère, scheduled for February, saying the ballet set in India ‘trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions.'” (Of course, as the company’s executive director observed, thanks to the coronavirus, it’s still not entirely certain that the run will even happen.) – Houston Press
Tags: Art, India, Dance, Nevada, Houston, Houston Ballet, 09.08.20


Houston's Alley Theatre Announces Season Changes to Accommodate Social Distancing

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and Artistic DirectorRob Melrosehaveannouncedupdates to the Theatreas 74thseason. The 2020-21 season programming, the second season curated by Rob Melrose, will feature world premiere plays developed as a part of the Alley All New program, a twist on a holiday favorite, a major world classic, and plays by award-winning contemporary voices. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Houston, BWW News Desk, Rob Melrose


People Either Adore Or Despise The Rothko Chapel — Could Its Restoration Change The Haters’ Minds?

“The space, which features fourteen dark paintings by Rothko, is famous for being dim and moody. It’s a sensory deprivation chamber that also functions as a theological deprivation chamber.” For its “devotees,” it’s “a space that seems sacred for a post-religious world” and can induce truly spiritual experiences. Others, well, disagree: one artist called it “a place where art and life and imagination go to die” and one critic who loved Rothko’s work called it “at worst a well-designed crematori...
Tags: Art, Texas, Houston, Visual, Rothko, Rothko Chapel, July 2020


Major Houston Art Dealer And Philanthropist Meredith J. Long Dead At 91

“Long was the right man at the right time in 1957, when he came to Houston to establish Meredith Long & Co. With less than a million residents then, the city had two art museums, three galleries and a core group of culturally ambitious oil, real estate and financial tycoons who could build important collections.” – Houston Chronicle
Tags: Art, People, Houston, 06.04.20, Houston Art Dealer, Meredith J Long, Meredith Long Co


iPic Theaters Will Reopen Texas Movie Theaters and Require Body Temperature Scans

According to Deadline,iPic Theaters has announced that it will begin reopening locations in Texas next week. The luxury movie theatre chain will open with special ticket prices inFairview and Houston on June 4, and inAustin on June 11. A re-opening plan has not yet been made for locations inNew Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Florida and Washington. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Texas, Washington, Theatre, Houston, BWW News Desk, Jersey Illinois Maryland Florida


American Museums Start To Reopen With Timed Entry, Masks, And Many More Rules

Of course, it all begins in Texas, where (as in other areas), Houston’s Fine Arts Museum has coordinated with other museums to create shared ideas of just how to do this. “The Fine Arts museum waited until it had firmed up protocols and obtained necessary supplies, Mr. Tinterow said, including ‘500-gallon barrels of sanitizer, tens of thousands of masks and gloves for staff interacting with the public.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, Houston, Visual, 05.22.20, Tinterow, American Museums Start


Rothko Chapel In Houston Finally Has A Post-Renovation Opening Date

The Menil Collection’s octagonal landmark, which houses 14 of Mark Rothko’s black paintings, was closed in early 2019 for work that included reinforcing the walls, installing a digital lighting system and replacing the skylight to protect the canvases from sun exposure. The Chapel’s reopening, originally planned for June, has been postponed to September because of the COVID epidemic; there will be a “soft opening” in July. – Archinect
Tags: Art, Houston, Visual, Mark Rothko, 05.19.20


Private Freedom Versus Public Interest: Houston, We Have A Problem

The logic of private interest – the notion that we should just ‘let the market handle it’ – has serious limitations. Particularly in the United States, the lack of an effective health and social policy in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has brought the contradictions into high relief. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, United States, Houston, COVID, 04.23.20


Main Street Theater Donates Fabric to Local Costume Designer Making Masks for Medical Workers

Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She's using fabric remnants from plays she designed for Main Street Theater MST. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Houston, BWW News Desk, Donna Southern Schmidt


Theatre Under The Stars Suspends Spring and Summer Programs

Theatre Under The Stars has announcedthe postponement or cancellation of most programming through July, due to the COVID-19 crisis. As Houston's largest non-profit dedicated to musical theatre, this represents multiple events across several venues. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Houston, BWW News Desk


Upcoming vegan festivals around the US in 2020

As plant-based eating has crept into the mainstream in recent years, vegan festivals have proliferated. In addition to the long-established fests, like those in Boston and Portland, Oregon, vegan fests have sprung up in surprising places, from West Virginia to Houston. This is by no means an exhaustive list of vegan events but a sampling of some of the top 2020 U.S. vegan festivals, large and small. Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles, date TBD The Vegan Street Fair in the North Hollywood neighbor...
Tags: New York, Design, California, Boston, US, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Portland, Birmingham, Houston, Portland Oregon, Baltimore, Puerto Rico, Inhabitat, Sanders, Savannah


Darko Tresnjak Will Direct Premiere of Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow's NOIR at Houston's Alley Theatre

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and Artistic Director Rob Melrose has just announcedfive productions as a part of the 74th season. Subscription renewals for the 2020-21 Alley Theatre season are on sale now. New subscriptions will be on sale May 18, 2020 at alleytheatre.org. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Houston, Duncan Sheik, Darko Tresnjak, BWW News Desk, Kyle Jarrow, Alley Theatre, Rob Melrose


The Whitney Houston Hologram In Concert Is… Kinda Creepy

The result, at least in what producers were careful to call a dress rehearsal, is intermittently convincing. The hologram gets some of Houston’s physical tics right, and the lip-syncing — if that’s the right word for it — looks pretty real; detailed visual touches like that rippling fringe aid in the suspension of your disbelief. It certainly helps too that the live band cooks. But… – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Houston, Whitney Houston Hologram, 02.20.20


Fast Company Previews Rothko Chapel Reopening

Fast Company has a piece on the renovation of the Rothko Chapel in Houston and a look at the space’s improvements. “The Chapel was built with a vision that brought together modern art and a sacred space to promote human unity, solidarity, justice and peace,” says Christopher Rothko, Opening Spaces chairman and the artist’s son. “The universality of this vision […]
Tags: Art, Houston, Fast Company, Art News, Minipost, Rothko Chapel, Christopher Rothko


Director of Development – Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS (TUTS) in Houston, TX invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for handling all aspects of strategic fund development and communications as they relate to annual fundraising activities, including, but not limited to: individual giving, major gifts, corporate giving, grants, foundations, planned giving, government funding, and events. The Director of Development will...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Disney, America, Development, Broadway, Microsoft Office, Little Mermaid, South Pacific, Houston, Board, Houston TX, Public Theater, Rodgers, Hammerstein


Rothko Chapel to Reopen in June

The Rothko Chapel in Houston is set to reopen to the public in June of 2020.  The institution announced its new dates this month, preparing to unveil its restoration work and enhanced security systems. Read more at Rothko Chapel  
Tags: Art, News, Houston, Art News, Minipost, Rothko Chapel


General Manager – Theatre for a New Audience

THEATRE FOR A NEW AUDIENCE (TFANA) in Brooklyn, NY invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next General Manager. The General Manager is a trusted confidant and peer, a top executive who oversees all producing duties within TFANA’s season of plays and humanities activities at TFANA’s permanent home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (PSC), in the Brooklyn Cultural District. OPPORTUNITY Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) seeks a savvy and experienced theatre profes...
Tags: Art, Usa, New York, London, Jobs, New York City, Brooklyn, United States, Broadway, Gm, Manhattan, Houston, Lincoln Center, Shakespeare, Jonathan West, Stratford


Aisha Jackson, Taylor Iman Jones, Lexi Lawson and More Set For 54 CELEBRATES WHITNEY HOUSTON

Aisha Jackson Frozen, Waitress, Taylor Iman Jones Head Over Heels, Scotland, PA, and Lexi Lawson Hamilton, In the Heights, will be among those taking part in 54 Celebrates Whitney Houston at Feinstein's54 Below on Sunday, February 2nd at 930PM. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Houston, Whitney Houston, Feinstein, BWW News Desk, Aisha Jackson Taylor Iman Jones Lexi Lawson, Lexi Lawson Hamilton


Tim Crowley Saved Marfa, Texas And Built It Into An International Destination. Is He Now Ruining It?

When Donald Judd, the artist who came to the West Texas desert village and attracted other artists there, died in 1994, he left his foundation with $400 in the bank and Marfa faced doom. Then Crowley, a Houston attorney and developer, and his gallerist wife came to town and pumped a lot of money into it, buying properties, building businesses and bringing in new and prosperous residents. But over the last few years, as Crowley’s plans have gotten bigger and more commercial, many Marfans think t...
Tags: Art, Texas, Houston, Issues, Marfa, Crowley, Donald Judd, West Texas, Marfa Texas, 01.22.20, Tim Crowley


Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old

The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called Snowball Earth (one of the planet’s ice ages). Scientists, led by Dr Timmons Erickson (a geochronologist at Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center), studied around …
Tags: Space, Science, Design, Australia, History, Nasa, Culture, Geology, Asteroids, Houston, Western Australia, Linkaboutit, Ancient History, Yarrabubba, Timmons Erickson


Houston Is Nearly 50% Hispanic. Why Doesn’t The City Have A Major Hispanic Cultural Center?

“Some community leaders … wonder why a city with such a fierce appetite for new parks, public spaces, museums and theaters has not invested in a major facility that acknowledges their significance. Why doesn’t Houston have a Latino cultural center on the scale of, say, the Asia Society Texas Center?” – Houston Chronicle
Tags: Art, Houston, Issues, 01.12.20, Asia Society Texas Center


Artistic Director Of Houston’s Shuttered METdance Launches New Company

METdance, the city’s largest company after Houston Ballet, was disbanded this past summer, having never recovered financially from 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. Before the summer was over, Marlana Doyle had started both a school, the Institute of Contemporary Dance Houston, and the Houston Contemporary Dance Company, which gives its first performances this weekend. – Houston Chronicle
Tags: Art, Dance, Houston, Houston Ballet, 12.12.19, METdance Launches New Company, Marlana Doyle, Institute of Contemporary Dance Houston, Houston Contemporary Dance Company


They’ve Discovered Another Problem At The Rothko Chapel, So Its Reopening Will Be Delayed

“When construction crews dismantled the chapel’s acoustical ceiling tiles this summer to prepare the building for a new skylight, they found the concrete support walls were built without steel reinforcement.” That was permissible back in 1970, when the chapel was built, but it won’t do in today’s Houston, a city ever more vulnerable to ever more powerful hurricanes. Steel rebar reinforcements are being added to all the walls. – Houston Chronicle
Tags: Art, Houston, Visual, 10.29.19


Let’s Paint! Color Brush Strokes Pack for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have a colourful collection of graphics to download this week, courtesy of Fox & Bear. The Let’s Paint! pack contains 101 acrylic paint brush stroke images that can be used to add vibrant artistic effects to your designs. Each paint stroke PNG file has either been photographed or scanned at high-resolution, then processed to remove the background. There’s a variety of strokes, smears and splodges in several colours, all with exceptional detail and realism. Fox & Bear...
Tags: Design, Houston, Members Only, Premium, Access All Areas, Members, Fox Bear, Houston Hanna


Cancel Culture, Miss Saigon, And Butterfly

Cancel culture is not the same as the rising desire to engage with art’s social implications. But both phenomena are indications of a country that is fundamentally shifting the way it engages with entertainment. As such, the titles in Houston have been criticized for inaccurate and stereotypical portrayals of Asians. Since its premiere in 2017, theater critics have taken issue with the representation of women and Vietnamese people in “Miss Saigon.” And the local production of “Madama Butterfly”...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Houston, Saigon, SJ, 05.03.19


Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in The USA

America is a majestic country that annually attracts millions upon millions of tourists to its borders. The country is big, and, because of its importance to our modern history, it is absolutely filled with things to see. For a regular middle-class person that isn’t a citizen of the beautiful United States of America, it may be quite financially challenging to visit all the places that are out there to see. However, what can you do when your honeymoon is approaching, and you want to make it as ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Design, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Events, Guides


Low-income housing in flood zones traps families in harms way

Nearly one out of every 10 low-income housing projects is in a flood zone. In Houston, residents of a government-subsidized complex have sued the landlord, arguing that the subsidy system unfairly traps them in a cycle of devastation with no choice but to continuously return to where their lives are at risk and where they have lost everything — year after year. Half a million Americans live in government subsidized housing that is at direct risk for flooding. This number is modest, because the ...
Tags: National Weather Service, Design, Massachusetts, US, Connecticut, Hud, The New York Times, Houston, White, Ms White, Sharobin White, New York Times the Arbor Court, Arbor Court, Michael M Daniel, New York Times Images via Revolution Messaging


Halifax! I'm speaking at Atlseccon on April 24 (then Toronto, Ottawa, Berlin and Houston!)

I'm coming to Halifax to give the closing keynote on day one of Atlseccon on April 24th: it's only my second-ever visit to the city and the first time I've given a talk there, so I really hope you can make it! From there, I'm headed to Toronto, where I'm giving a keynote called The Internet Isn’t What We Fight FOR, It’s What We Fight WITH on April 29th at the FITC Technology and Creativity Conference. Then I'm appearing at the Ottawa Writers Festival on May 4, presenting my newest book, R...
Tags: Security, Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Comics, Usa, Texas, Design, News, Germany, Berlin, Toronto, Events, Canada, Infosec, Houston


Hiring a Director of Marketing & Communications at Society for the Performing Arts in Houston!

The Director of Marketing & Communications will develop, execute and evaluate comprehensive, integrated marketing and sales strategies for Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), a non-profit multi-disciplinary presenter in Houston, TX. The Director of Marketing & Communications will develop, execute and evaluate comprehensive, integrated marketing and sales strategies for Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), a non-profit multi-disciplinary presenter in Houston, TX. Requiring solid strat...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Houston, National Geographic, Marketing Communications, Communications at Society for the Performing Arts, Society for the Performing Arts SPA, Director of Marketing Communications



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