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  • VIVA! Concert - Symphonic Music with artistic surprises
    VIVA! Concert - Symphonic Music with artistic surprises
    VIVA! Concert - Symphonic Music with artistic surprises
    09-20-2015 - 09-20-2015
    Grace Symphony Orchestra
    http://www.gracesymphony.org
    Berry Center - 8877 Barker Cypress Cypress TX 77433
    Admission: $2000 each general admission seats Berry Center Entrance #2 8877 Barker Cypress Rd Cypress, TX 77433-1972
    281-290-4580
    http://www.gracesymphony.org
    Start Time(s): 5pm Sunday, September 20
    Grace Symphony Orchestra presents VIVA! Concert - Symphonic Music with artistic surprises, Sunday, September 20 at 5pm at Berry Center VIVA a celebration of life! A new concert experience which combines Symphonic Music along with special artistic surprises! Featuring: Jeremy Garcia Flamenco Guitarist along with Irma La Paloma and friends Dr John Ricarte Founder, Conductor & Music Director Grace Symphony Orchestra is a unique performance ensemble that incorporates classical music, drama, dance and art into performances with an emphasis on the higher and spiritual nature and intellect of its audiences Grace Symphony concerts present a full orchestra of professional musicians performing unique, uplifting and powerful symphonic selections Dr John Antonio Ricarte is the Music Director and Conductor of the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra In addition, he teaches Strings at Cypress-Falls High School where he is Fine Arts Department Chair His orchestras have consistently received sweepstakes at UIL and other competitions  For ten years Dr Ricarte was Music Director and Conductor of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra During his tenure the orchestra received many accolades and completed multiple performances of the great masters including an annual presentation of the complete Nutcracker with Ballet Forte of Fort Bend County in Houston, Texas Dr Ricarte earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of South Carolina under Donald Portnoy, where he served as Assistant Conductor for both the University of South Carolina Symphony and Chamber Orchestras His previous training includes a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University under Leon Gregorian, and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Music and Speech Communication from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio In 2005 he traveled to Romania and conducted the Satu-Mare State Philharmonic Orchestra Dr Ricarte's experience includes working with a diverse number of groups from youth to adult, orchestra and ballet, to opera, wind, and choral ensembles Dr Ricarte was one of seven finalists chosen among young conductors from around the world to participate in a conducting competition held in Portugal

  • Houston Vintage 2015 Preview Party, Market & Festival
    Houston Vintage 2015 Preview Party, Market & Festival
    Houston Vintage 2015 Preview Party, Market & Festival
    09-18-2015 - 09-19-2015
    5
    Houston Vintage
    http://www.houstonvintage.com/
    1940 Air Terminal Museum - 8325 Travelair Street Houston TX 77061
    Admission: <strong>Preview Party - 9/18&nbsp;</strong> $2000 in advance Fashion show, live music and more! This ticket also gets you into the day market on Saturday Price at the door is $25 <strong>Market &amp; Festival - 9/19</strong> $500 Lots of fun to be had: shopping, entertainment, Ms Houston Vintage pageant, music and fashion
    832-651-8909
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-vintage-2015-preview-party-market-festival-tickets-17443371594
    Start Time(s): Friday 7pm-11pm (PREVIEW PARTY) Saturday 11am-7pm (MARKET &amp; FESTIVAL)
    The Houston Vintage 2015 Preview Party, Market & Festival revels in mid- century Hawaii with two days of shopping, performances, art, demonstrations, live music, fashion show, Ms Houston Vintage pageant, vintage cars & planes, food, prizes and people watching at Houston's hidden architectural gem, The 1940 Air Terminal museum! The festival is even bigger this year with the addition of the Air Terminal hangar meaning well have three times as many vendors!  Escape to Mid-century HawaiiOur theme this year is "Blue Hawaii" VISIT the website: wwwHoustonVintagecom Join us for a weekend of: Live music with Pecos Hank & more! Shopping Fashion show- Coordinated & styled by: Vanessa Mala of Height of Vintage and Fashion Truck Collection AND Heather Petrey of Lone Star Vintage Prizes- Best Dressed and Limbo contest Pedicabs from Terminal to Hangar Come dressed in vintage!!! Great people watching! Make it a "Vintage Weekender" - Book a room Friday & Saturday at the Doubletree Hilton ( 1 mile from event!) Free shuttle from hotel to Air Terminal Use this link to reserve and get the discounted Houston Vintage rate! >  http://doubletreehiltoncom/en/dt/groups/personalized/H/HOUHODT-HVM-20150918/indexjhtml Would you like to be a vendor, volunteer, Ms Houston Vintage contestantvisit our website>>> wwwhoustonvintagecom  for more info Want a reserved parking space for your vintage car? Email us and we'll make that happen! HoustonVintageTX@gmailcom Come out and celebrate all things vintage with us!

  • I Pagliacci (The Clowns)
    I Pagliacci (The Clowns)
    I Pagliacci (The Clowns)
    09-18-2015 - 09-26-2015
    4
    Opera in the Heights
    http://www.operaintheheights.org
    Lambert Hall - 1703 Heights Blvd Houston Tx 77008
    Admission: $35 - $67 Seniors $32 - $58 Students $15 - $17 <strong>Box-office:&nbsp;</strong>opens at 6:30pm (1:00pm Sundays)&nbsp; Doors open at 7:00pm (1:30pm Sundays) <i>Be sure to allow time for&nbsp;Street Parking&nbsp; There is no late seating</i>
    713-861-5303
    boxoffice@operaintheheights.org
    http://www.operaintheheights.org
    Start Time(s): Sep 18 7:30 PM Sep 20 2:00 PM Sep 24 7:30 PM Sep&nbsp;26 7:30 PM <i>All Sunday performances will offer a Talk-Back immediately following the performance, allowing patrons the opportunity to hear from the cast, stage director, and conductor</i>
    Opera in the Heights opens its 20th season with I Pagliacci (The Clowns), by Ruggero Leoncavallo Running September 18-26 A travelling troupe of players performs comedies to all the country towns Canio, leader of the acting company, observes his wife Neddas wandering eye and gives her a warning about flirting offstage too late, as she already has a lover Art imitates life in the playlet they present, including a lover for the wife, and a plot to get rid of the husband Canio breaks character as he rages at Nedda for being unfaithful It all ends in tears (and blood) Leoncavallos beloved verismo melodrama provides an emotional night at the opera Warning: Clowns appear in this opera READ ABOUT THE CAST All programs and artists subject to change Illustration by Robin Kachantones

  • Overture!
    Overture!
    Overture!
    09-10-2015 - 09-10-2015
    4
    Opera in the Heights
    http://www.operaintheheights.org
    Admission: Tickets are $50 YOLO Members can purchase tickets for $40 VALET AVAILABLE
    713-861-5303
    boxoffice@operaintheheights.org
    http://www.operaintheheights.org
    Start Time(s): 6pm-8pm
    Opera in the Heights presents Overture!, its 20th Anniversary Season opening event Thursday, September 10th In our 2015-2016 season, Opera in the Heights presents a season filled with diversity, exhibiting operatic genius from past to present Enjoy the beauty of opera from as early as 1762, all from the comfort of your seat in our cozy theater Oh! provides an intimate stage to promote emerging young singers while bringing affordable opera to the Greater Houston community Overture! is the Opera in the Heights' season opening event  You are invited to purchase tickets and mingle with the Maestro Exquisite food and equally sumptuous performances from Oh! stars make this an evening you don't want to miss Get ready for a stellar season of opera and meet us at Tommie Vaughn Ford, 1201 N Shepherd Dr , September 10th to start it off right!

  • Mint Condition & Chante Moore
    Mint Condition & Chante Moore
    Mint Condition & Chante Moore
    09-25-2015 - 09-25-2015
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: &nbsp;Price: $4950
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm
    Arena Theatre presents Mint Condition & Chante Moore Once upon a time there were great funk/R&B bands like Earth Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, Kool & The Gang, Slave, and numerous others who constantly broke down musical barriers The musicality of these units was superior they could rock or funk out as easily as they could move the crowd with a tenor soulful ballad The rise of electronic music gradually undermined self-contained bands but in the 90s a dynamic young new band emergedMint Condition, now the greatest self-contained R&B band of our time Anointed early on by superstar producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (formerly of the band The Time), Mint Condition does it alldelivering hard-bitten funk with a hip hop edge, rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush, "baby-making" soul ballads The much sought after band, who mark their 20th Anniversary this year, has amassed a string of hits and performs hundreds of live shows each year In the Fall of 2010 when Prince took the podium at the legendary Apollo to announce his "Welcome To America," and his plans to feature his favorite artists, it was no shock to many that Mint Condition was among them The only band on his list that day? Mint Condition Two decades on, Mint Condition stands along with The Roots as the only high-profile examples of a self-contained, hit-making Black music band, and with Mint's emphasis on songs and great singing, the sole band carrying on the great tradition of R&B funk bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, The Commodores, Lakeside, Slave and many more that were an important, progressive element of the black music scene in the Seventies and Eighties "We're fortunate that people have come to expect us to march to our own drum, musically speaking," says bassist Ricky And even though we have carved out our own unique creative path, we've always been well embraced" Chante Torrane Moore (born February 17, 1967 in San Francisco, California) is an award-winning American R&B and jazz singer, songwriter, and actress TWITTER: https://twittercom/mcondition TWITTER: https://twittercom/IAmChanteMoore

  • Master P & H-Town
    Master P & H-Town
    Master P & H-Town
    09-04-2015 - 09-04-2015
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price: $2950
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:30pm
    Arena Theatre presents Master P & H-Town Rap mogul Master P and R&B stars H-Town kick off a night of some of the biggest club hits and slow jamz of the '90s Master P has no trouble amping up a crowd with catchy anthems like "Mr Ice Cream Man," "Wobble Wobble" and the MTV Video Music Award-nominated "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" The now-duo H-Town will quickly switch on the sensuality and seduction with their No 1 jam "Knockin' Da Boots," plus "Emotions" and their cover of "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" from Martin Lawrence's dark rom-com of the same name Come out to Houston's Arena Theatre to hear just how fresh Master P and H-Town's '90s jamz sound today, right alongside their more current hits TWITTER: https://twittercom/MasterPMiller TWITTER: https://twittercom/htown4life

  • 4th Annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival
    4th Annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival
    4th Annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival
    10-24-2015 - 10-24-2015
    6
    City of Tomball
    http://www.ci.tomball.tx.us/
    Admission: Free Admission and Parking!
    281-351-5484
    mbaxter@tomballtx.gov
    Start Time(s): 11:30 AM-6:00 PM &nbsp;
    The City of Tomball presents the 4th Annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, October 24, 11:30am-6pm An afternoon of old-style Bluegrass music featuring David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, the Lone Star Bluegrass Band, Border Town Ramblers, and Aunt Erma's Fillin' Station Jammin' area, kids zone, food, vendors and more!

  • Pedro Fernandez
    Pedro Fernandez
    Pedro Fernandez
    09-12-2015 - 09-12-2015
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: $75, $65, $55, $45
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:30pm
    Arena Theatre presents Pedro Fernandez Jose Martin Cuevas Cobos, known professionally as Pedro Fernandez, is a Mexican Latin Grammy Award winning recording artist and actor At the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards, Fernandez was nominated for Regional/Mexican Album of the Year and Regional/Mexican Male Performer of the Year TWITTER: https://twittercom/pedro_fer  

  • Tomball Texas Music Festival
    Tomball Texas Music Festival
    Tomball Texas Music Festival
    08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
    6
    City of Tomball
    http://www.tomballtx.gov/
    Admission: Free Admission and Parking!
    281-351-5484
    http://www.tomballtx.gov/
    Start Time(s): 12noon-6pm
    The City of Tomball presents the Tomball Texas Music Festival, Saturday, August 29, 12noon-6pm A live music fest celebrating some of Texas' bests performers Headlining the event is Lone Star favorite Two Tons of Steel, along with regional greats Jesse Raub, Jr, Silverado, and Darbi Shaun Food, kids zone and more

  • KVPAC Celebrations Coffee House
    KVPAC Celebrations Coffee House
    KVPAC Celebrations Coffee House
    09-12-2015 - 09-12-2015
    6
    Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC)
    http://www.kvpac.org/
    KVPAC at West Oaks Mall - West Oaks Mall 2600 HWY 6 South Houston TX 77082
    Admission: FREE
    281-589-8020
    woah@westoaksarthouse.org
    Start Time(s): 7pm-9pm
    Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC)'s Celebrations program hosts this bimonthly talent cafe Drop-in for this fun FREE soiree, inviting all to kick-back for live music, featured performances or step-up and share at the open mic! Hosted at KVPAC's 7,000 sq ft KVPAC West Oaks campus at West Oaks Mall Free and open to all! Coffee House Saturday, September 12 7:00-9:00pm at KVPAC West Oaks Admission is FREE! Questions?  Contact: Kimberly Nichols, Celebrations Coordinator Email: celebrations@kvpacorg Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC West Oaks) - located inside West Oaks Mall 2600 Hwy 6 South, Suite 504 Houston, TX 77082 Telephone: 281-589-8020 Email: celebrations@kvpacorg West Oaks Art House at West Oaks Mall 1000 West Oaks Mall Houston, TX 77082 Email: woah@westoaksarthouseorg

  • Justin Roberts in Concert
    Justin Roberts in Concert
    Justin Roberts in Concert
    10-03-2015 - 10-03-2015
    6
    Christ Church Cathedral
    http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/event/justin-roberts-in-concert/
    Christ Church Cathedral - 1117 Texas Avenue Houston TX 77002
    Admission: $10
    713-222-2593
    https://public.serviceu.com/RegistrationForm/8332481-329207532/?OrgKey=546e79bc-6b05-4d17-bfbc-ecd04c814c4f
    Start Time(s): 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Christ Church Cathedral presents Justin Roberts in Concert Saturday, October 3 Grammy-nominated childrens musician Justin Roberts will present an evening of unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for the whole family A star of the indie scene, Roberts raises the bar for family music with a playground full of bright new songs for parents and kids to enjoy together A master of conjuring up images that resonate with the young ones  Entertainment Weekly He has a remarkable ability to see through a childs eyes the Judy Blume of kiddie rock  New York Times Hands down the best songwriter in the genre  USA Today Like a scene from "Groundhog Day," the event repeats itself over and over Bass and drums pound out the beat in perfect unison Bodies spring to their feet and rush the stage; jumping, dancing and bouncing off each other like bumper cars The concertgoers behave like children This should come as no surprise, because they are children, participating in the kiddie mosh pit found at nearly every Justin Roberts concert GRAMMY Nominated, Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children's show business With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents Justin's latest CD Recess rocks with gigantic electric guitars, intricate vocal harmonies, and impossibly catchy melodies that will burrow deep into your brain In his most unrestrained release yet, Justin explores the world from multiple perspectives - kids who love to play, the proud but exhaused parents of twins, and a loyal pet dog, just to name a few Whether kids are jumping through the chalked boxes of "Hopscotch" or running around the playground to the triumphant electric rock of "Recess," these 12 original songs will add energy to any day The limited-edition CD Package includes a pop-up robot, and secret web links to craft activities and bonus media This ninth family music CD from Justin Roberts continues a hot streak that started in the early 1990s Roberts began his music career in the Minneapolis-based indie-rock band Pimentos for Gus He decided to moonlight (during the day) as a Montessori preschool teacher It wasn't long before Justin began writing and singing songs for a new generation of fans: his students The kids immediately responded and inspired Justin to record some of his new songs and send them out to a few friends for Christmas One of the gift recipients was Liam Davis, a college pal and music producer, who suggested that they record the songs professionally In 1997, Justin released his first CD, Great Big Sun, and the critics took note Justin's music was soon being compared to everyone from Elvis Costello and Fountains of Wayne to Paul Simon, ELO and Nick Lowe By 2001, Justin had hit the road full time, doing what he loves most: playing music for appreciative crowds Kiddie mosh pits broke out, word spread and shows started selling out He has played at such renowned venues and festivals as NYC's Symphony Space, DC's National Geographic Live, LA's Getty Museum, Seattle's Moore Theater, Lollapalooza and Chicago's Ravinia Justin has performed in front of millions of people on The Today Show, he's featured on Nick Jr TV, and his song "Get Me Some Glasses" was featured on a World Series broadcast He's also garnered kudos and raves from national media including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, People, Entertainment Weekly, and the Chicago Tribune Once again, Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players raise the bar for family music with a playground full of bright new songs for parents and kids to enjoy together Roberts explores the joy and freedom of recess, the marvels of the imagination, and that unique combination of melancholy and wonder as school finally lets out for the summer TWITTER: https://twittercom/MusicianJustin

  • Aurora Residency Exhibition
    Aurora Residency Exhibition
    Aurora Residency Exhibition
    09-19-2015 - 09-19-2015
    Aurora Residency
    http://www.auroraresidency.com
    Admission: FREE
    713-703-9139
    http://www.aurorastudioresidency.com
    http://www.auroraresidency.com
    Start Time(s): 6pm-9pm
    The Aurora Residency is pleased to announce the Aurora Residency Exhibition featuring Houston artists Taylor Waldt, Eva Kinnaird, and Shelley Scott Each artist has created unique work for this show during their time participating in the Aurora Residency This show will also feature live music and will be up for one night only! Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19th 6-9pm 1834 1/2 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77098 http://wwwauroraresidencycom We hope to see you there!

  • 7th Annual Polish Harvest Festival - Dozynki Houston, Texas
    7th Annual Polish Harvest Festival - Dozynki Houston, Texas
    7th Annual Polish Harvest Festival - Dozynki Houston, Texas
    09-18-2015 - 09-20-2015
    5
    Forum Polonia
    http://www.polishharvestfestival.org
    Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (John Paul II Polish Cultural Center) - 1731 Blalock Rd Houston TX 77080
    Admission: <strong>Friday </strong>(4-10 PM) Entrance and parking=FREE <strong>Saturday,</strong> (10 AM-10 PM) Entrance= $5 Children under 10 years old=FREE FREE and PAID Parking available <strong>Sunday, September 14th</strong>, 2014 (11 AM-8 PM) Entrance= $5 Children under 10 years old=FREE FREE and PAID Parking available Get free admission when dressed in complete Polish traditional costume!
    281-802-2663 or (713) 973-1081
    kris@krozelconstruction.com
    Start Time(s): Friday, 4pm - 10pm Saturday, 10am - 10pm Sunday, 11am - 7pm
    Join Forum Polonia and Our Lady of Czestochowa Church September 18-20, 2015, as we celebrate the 7th Annual Polish Harvest Festival - Dozynki Houston, Texas at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church, 1721 Blalock Road, Houston, Texas 77080 The (Dozynki) festival is a tradition that dates back for many centuries This is a feast to symbolize the end of harvest for the farmers It's a celebration of happiness, good food, folk dancing, live music and our Polish customs and traditions FEATURING: Supervised and safe activities for the children Arts, Crafts and Gift Booths Bier Garden, Live Music and Dance Authentic Polish Food Silent Auction and much more Click here for entertainment details Come and join the fun and fellowship in the true spirit of community ZAPRASZAMY!! FACEBOOK: https://wwwfacebookcom/PolishHarvestFestival TWITTER: https://twittercom/polharvfest

  • Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Fest 2015
    Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Fest 2015
    Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Fest 2015
    09-19-2015 - 09-19-2015
    6
    Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce/Experience Montgomery
    http://www.experiencemontgomery.com/
    Admission: <strong>Alcohol Cover Charge</strong>: $5 per person (when purchasing any package or tickets) <strong>Wine Tasting Package:</strong> $25 online $30 at the gate *Includes 5 tastings and a souvenir wine glass <strong>Single Tickets:</strong> $1 Available only at the event for additional wine tastings and beer garden <strong>Celebration Children's Area:</strong> $5 per child <strong>Parking:&nbsp;</strong>Behind Montgomery Elementary (Clepper St) and behind Living Savior Lutheran Church (Caroline St) Manned by Montgomery Boy Scout Troop 491 for courtesy $5 donation Free Shuttle from both lots to festival area
    (936) 597-5004
    experiencemontgomery@gmail.com
    http://experiencemontgomery.com/events/wine-and-music-fest/
    Start Time(s): Saturday 10am-9pm with Wine Tastings 11am-7pm
    Experience Montgomery presents the Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Fest 2015, Saturday, September 19 Held Annually in Downtown Montgomery TEXAS WINES - TEXAS FOODS - TEXAS MUSIC TEXAS CRAFTS Real family atmosphere with activities for the whole family Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Montgomery Discover All Texas Wines and All Texas Food while enjoying Great Texas Music! Sample wines from 16 Texas wineries Vendors all around town for plenty of shopping Celebration Children's Area has fun for the whole family! Featured artists: MAIN STAGE: 11:30am - 1:00pm Ethan Abbott & Jerrett Zoch 1:30pm - 3:00pm Jonathan Mitchell Band 3:30pm 5:00pm Jesse Raub Jr 5:30pm 7:00pm Sam Riggs 7:30pm - 9:00pm William Clark Green Second Stage 11:15am 1:30pm Philip Griffin 1:50pm 4:10pm Don Martinez & Raizin Cain 4:30pm 6:45pm Josh Fuller 16 Wineries from across the Lone Star State Wine Tent hours: 11am - close 1 taste = 1 ticket Craft Beer Wall 1 taste = 1 ticket By the glass and bottle also available Children's Area Includes bouncey houses, games, prizes A portion of the net proceeds from the event are invested in the community and redevelopment project for the downtown historic area of Montgomery Historic Montgomery Wine and Music Festival "A Toast to Texas!" ON FACEBOOK: https://wwwfacebookcom/MontgomeryWineandMusicFest/

  • Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts: Carolyn Wonderland (The Bluebonnets open)
    Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts:  Carolyn Wonderland (The Bluebonnets open)
    Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts: Carolyn Wonderland (The Bluebonnets open)
    09-17-2015 - 09-17-2015
    4
    Discovery Green
    http://www.discoverygreen.com
    Discovery Green - Labranch at Lamar Houston TX 77010
    Admission: Free event! Parking is available in a variety of locations around the park for varying prices <strong>PLEASE NOTE</strong>: Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please The Lake House tent will sell fresh grilled tacos, corn and other tasty bites Share your experience #dgconcerts
    (713) 400-7336
    Start Time(s): 6:30 PM - 8:59 PM
    Discovery Green presents the return of the popular Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts Presented by Green Mountain Energy Showcasing the breadth of Texas musical diversity, blues, funky soul, zydeco, rock, Tejano and pop legends will take the Anheuser-Busch stage every Thursday September 17-October 22 Bring family, friends and even canine companions to dance, sing and relax on the hill while some of the Gulf Coasts most dynamic bands perform Thursday, September 17 Carolyn Wonderland (The Bluebonnets open) Guitar goddess and sultry soul singer Carolyn Wonderlands quick wit and passionate playing create a paradise-on-earth vibe you cant ignore Carolyns bright star continues to get even brighter! The Bluebonnets are an all-female, Austin super group featuring Kathy Valentine from The Go-Gos and Eve Monses PLEASE NOTE: *Recycle empty Saint Arnold six-pack carriers for double rewards points at this concert Co-sponsors: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Cactus Music, Houston Press and 901 KPFT-FM TWITTER: https://twittercom/carolynwonderla TWITTER: https://twittercom/thebluebonnets

  • Shrek the Musical
    Shrek the Musical
    Shrek the Musical
    06-18-2016 - 07-31-2016
    6
    Main Street Theater
    http://www.mainstreettheater.com/youththeater/shrek.html
    MATCH Houston (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston) - 3400 Main St Houston TX 77002
    Admission: Tickets are $16 - $20 depending on the seating sections <span style="background-color: #f0fff0">Single tickets on sale November 3</span> For tickets over the <strong>phone</strong> please call 713-524-6706 For tickets <strong>online</strong> please visit <a href="http://wwwMainStreetTheatercom">wwwMainStreetTheatercom</a> To purchase tickets <strong>in person</strong> please visit Main Street Theater's Advanced Box Office at 2536c Times Blvd For <strong>groups</strong> of 10 or more, please call Andrew Ruthven, Director of Audience Services, at 713-524-3622 x102
    713-524-6706
    http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/mainstreettheater/eventcalendar
    Start Time(s): Saturdays, June 18 &amp; 25 and July 2 &amp; 9, 2016 at 10am, 1pm and 4pm Saturdays, July 16, 23 &amp; 30, 2016 at 10am and 1pm Sundays, July 17, 24 &amp; 31, 2016 at 4pm
    Main Street Theater's 2015-16 season of Theater for Youth gets swampy with Shrek the Musical, June 18 through July 31, 2016 Join us this summer for the wildly popular musical, Shrek The swamp-dwelling ogre and his silly donkey fight a fearsome dragon, rescue a feisty princess, and learn that real friendship and true love arent just for fairy tales! Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig  With book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, Shrek the Musical is directed by Jimmy Phillips Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater *Please note that ALL of Main Street Theater's Theater for Youth performances will now be at the new MATCH complex (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002)  For more information, please visit MST's website

  • Musiqa presents SOLI Chamber Ensemble
    Musiqa presents SOLI Chamber Ensemble
    Musiqa presents SOLI Chamber Ensemble
    10-10-2015 - 10-10-2015
    6
    Musiqa
    http://www.musiqahouston.org
    MATCH Houston (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston) - 3400 Main St Houston TX 77002
    Admission: All seats $40
    713-524-5678
    musiqahouston@gmail.com
    http://www.musiqahouston.org/
    Start Time(s): 8pm
    Musiqa presents SOLI Chamber Ensemble Musiqas Artistic Board will highlight its commitment to new works en force with Karim Al-Zands Swimmy, Anthony Brandts Four Score, Pierre Jalberts Clarinet Trio and Marcus Maroneys Chamaeleon II Musiqa will also present Anna Clynes Rest these Hands and the world premiere of Carl Schimmels Roadshow for Thora For this exciting concert Musiqa is proud to present the San Antonio based SOLI Chamber Ensemble, a critically-acclaimed group of musicians well-known for their virtuosity and dedication to contemporary music SOLI has twice been recognized by Chamber Music America/ ASCAP for its Adventurous Programming

  • Moseley Memorial Music Series: Nigel Potts & Sarah Rose Taylor: Elgar Sea Pictures & Wagner Transcriptions
    Moseley Memorial Music Series: Nigel Potts & Sarah Rose Taylor: Elgar Sea Pictures & Wagner Transcriptions
    Moseley Memorial Music Series: Nigel Potts & Sarah Rose Taylor: Elgar Sea Pictures & Wagner Transcriptions
    09-13-2015 - 09-13-2015
    St Thomas' Episcopal Church and School
    http://www.stthomashouston.org/concerts
    St Thomas' Episcopal Church and School - 4900 Jackwood (at Endicott) Houston TX 77096
    Admission: Free Suggested Donation $20 / $15 Senior / $5 College Student At the Door
    713-666-3111
    music@stes.org
    http://www.stthomashouston.org/concerts
    Start Time(s): This concert is at 6pm, and follows <strong><i>Choral Evensong </i></strong>with the St Thomas' Parish Choir at 4:00 pm
    In conjunction with the Moseley Memorial Music Series, St Thomas' Episcopal Church and School presents Nigel Potts & Sarah Rose Taylor: Elgar Sea Pictures & Wagner Transcriptions From the Program Notes for the CD: The coupling of Elgar with Wagner is as natural as the combining of bread with butter, or gin with tonic Elgar was passionate about Wagners music and as Peter Dennison pointed out in an article in Music and Letters (April 1985) Elgar, like Strauss and Mahler, made an eager distillation of Wagners styles and techniques in such a manner that his own artistic voice was enriched by them rather than enfeebled in mere imitation More specifically in relation to Wagners Tristan Prelude and Liebestod, Elgar wrote in his programme of a Wagner memorial concert at which he was present less than a month after Wagners death this is the finest thing of Wagners that I have heard up to the present I shall never forget this And written into his vocal score of the opera he wrote: this book contains the Height, the Depth, the Breadth, the sweetness, the sorrow, the Best and the whole of the Best of this world and the Next A passionate endorsement of everything he felt and a reminder, too, of those heartfelt words he used about his own Dream of Gerontius writing at the conclusion of The Angels Farewell this is the best of me; for the rest, I ate, and drank, and slept and loved and hated, like another; my life was as the vapour and is not; but this I saw and knew: this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory Mezzo-soprano Sarah Rose Taylor is in demand for the warmth and beauty of her voice, and compelling musicianship A highly versatile artist, Taylor maintains an active schedule, performing across the United States, including solo engagements in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC, as well as in Arizona, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Texas She has also appeared in France, Germany, Italy and the Bahamas Her wide ranging oratorio repertoire includes performances of JS Bachs Mass in B minor, Handels Messiah and Judas Maccabaeus, Haydns Mass in Time of War, Debussys La Damoiselle Elue and Arvo Prts Passio On the operatic stage, Taylors roles have included Marcellina in Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro, Third Lady in Mozarts Die Zauberflte, La Badessa in Puccinis Suor Angelica, Sally in Barbers A Hand of Bridge and Francisco in the world premiere performance of Bruce Saylors The Image Maker In 2014, she performed her Weill Carnegie Hall solo debut singing selections from Elgars Sea Pictures with pianist Nigel Potts and harpist Grace Cloutier and the following season was invited to sing in the Tallis Scholars Spem in Alium Project at Carnegie Hall with Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars In 2015, she was selected as a finalist in the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition Born in England, Sarah Rose Taylor grew up in a rich musical choral tradition, singing in many of Englands Cathedrals with the Royal School of Church Musics Southern Cathedral Singers She has a Masters Degree and an Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music, where she studied with Sherry Overholt She continues private study with Neil Semer and coaches with former Metropolitan opera conductor Steven Crawford and Baroque specialist Rufus Muller wwwsarahrosetaylorcom Organist Nigel Potts is respected worldwide for his expressive, assured and tasteful performances, always communicating and placing the music at the forefront Potts has performed recitals across four continents, including distinguished venues in London, Cambridge, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, as well as in Austria, Iceland, Taiwan, New Zealand, the Bahamas and extensively across North America A proponent of orchestral transcriptions, he has recorded an all-transcription program on the Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia for WRTI-FM, has performed his orchestral reductions of Rachmaninoffs First and Second Piano Concertos with pianist Jeremy Filsell, and his transcriptions of Elgar and Wagner with Sarah Rose Taylor Potts studied organ with Thomas Murray at Yale University where he graduated with a Masters Degree He also holds diplomas from the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington and the Trinity College of Music in London While living in London, he studied Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music and organ with Jeremy Filsell and John Scott A recipient of the Gillian Weir Waitangi Foundation Scholarship, Potts has held Cathedral organ scholarships in England and New Zealand He is currently organist and Choirmaster of Christ & Saint Stephens Episcopal Church in New York City, where he oversaw the installation of their Schoenstein organ in 2008, and is also a member of the music staff at the Saint Thomas Choir School wwwnigelpottscom

  • Family Day at CAMH (with AIGA Houston and local musicians)
    Family Day at CAMH (with AIGA Houston and local musicians)
    Family Day at CAMH (with AIGA Houston and local musicians)
    09-19-2015 - 09-19-2015
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    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)
    http://bit.ly/FD_AIGA_Music
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) - 5216 Montrose Houston TX 77006
    Admission: FREE
    713 284 8250
    http://bit.ly/FD_AIGA_Music
    Start Time(s): 12noon-4pm
    CAMH and AIGA invite visitors from Houston and beyond to join us for fun-for-all-ages activities at Family Day To celebrate the wide range of voices found in the interactive exhibition "Whispering Bayou," Family Day will include performances by local musicians CAMH has also partnered with the designers of AIGA Houston to bring your family a series of activities inspired by "Texas Design Now," which features fashion, accessory, furniture, and industrial design by 35 artists living statewide Free and open to the public This event is made possible with generous support from AIGA Houston Learn more about Houston AIGA and their upcoming event series Houston Design Week 2015 here: http://bitly/AIGAH_DW15

  • Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts: Dale Watson and The Lonestars (Rosie Flores opens)
    Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts:  Dale Watson and The Lonestars (Rosie Flores opens)
    Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts: Dale Watson and The Lonestars (Rosie Flores opens)
    09-24-2015 - 09-24-2015
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    Discovery Green
    http://www.discoverygreen.com
    Discovery Green - Labranch at Lamar Houston TX 77010
    Admission: Free event! Parking is available in a variety of locations around the park for varying prices <strong>PLEASE NOTE</strong>: Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please The Lake House tent will sell fresh grilled tacos, corn and other tasty bites Share your experience #dgconcerts
    (713) 400-7336
    Start Time(s): 6:30 PM - 8:59 PM
    Discovery Green presents the return of the popular Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts Presented by Green Mountain Energy Showcasing the breadth of Texas musical diversity, blues, funky soul, zydeco, rock, Tejano and pop legends will take the Anheuser-Busch stage every Thursday September 17-October 22 Bring family, friends and even canine companions to dance, sing and relax on the hill while some of the Gulf Coasts most dynamic bands perform Thursday, September 24 Dale Watson and The Lonestars (Rosie Flores opens) Dale Watson is the whole package Old-school honky tonk grit and charm, a tight backing band, and simply great music The Rockabilly Filly, Rosie Flores kicks off the night Co-sponsors: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Cactus Music, Houston Press and 901 KPFT-FM TWITTER: https://twittercom/thedalewatson TWITTER: https://twittercom/rosieflorestwee

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Jordin Sparks: 10 things you didn't know

Six years and one messy breakup later, Jordin Sparks is finally back with new music. The Double Tap singer made headlines last fall when she split from boyfriend of three years, pop star Jason Derulo, but has since channeled that experience into third album Right Here Right Now (out Friday), her first since 2009. "I feel like I'm coming into my own with the music and as a woman," Sparks, 25, says. "It really applies to my life and everything that's happened this past year, so it just makes a lot of sense." Here are ten things we learned chatting with the American Idol alum: 1. She's a baking pro. "In my family, I make the best cupcakes, because I just love to mess around with different flavors. But I also really love to make breakfast, like eggs and burritos and sandwiches." 2. And a coding novice. "I have an app on my phone called Swifty. My manager turned me on to it and it teaches you HTML and coding for computers, because that's really interesting. I also have Japanese language apps, because that would be really cool to learn eventually." 3. She was super disappointed in ... Minions? "It makes me really sad to say this, because I'm such a kid at heart. I actually walked out of it! I just didn't get it. Maybe I wasn't in the right mindset or maybe there weren't enough people in the theater laughing along, but it just didn't do it for me. I love Despicable Me, though." 4. Big Sean's I Don't F— With You is great for breakups. "I love the chorus: It's very simple, but it means a lot. You can put a lot of emotion behind that. If somebody's going through a breakup and they need to sing or yell something at the top of their lungs, that is the song to play." 5. She's now reading vampire novel Prince Lestat by Anne Rice. "I just started, I'm on like Chapter 4, so I've barely made a dent. But I do really like it so far, I love the way she describes everything. I like fantasy stuff and science fiction books a lot." 6. Her biggest fears are moths and the ocean. "It's just weird — there shouldn't be bugs that are fluffy and fuzzy, they just gross me out. And I'm very scared of ocean water, it scares me to death that I can't see what's under me. Like, have you seen what's at the bottom of the ocean? I can look at it, but I don't want to be in it." 7. You'll always find matches in her purse. "I have a lot, actually. I like to collect matches from different places, like restaurants and stuff. I have like five of them from Zumanity, the Cirque du Soleil show." 8. 'N Sync was her very first concert. "I was in fifth grade, and I went with my friend Melissa, and Pink and Sisqó opened for them. It was so crazy, I remember being in the balcony screaming my head off for 'N Sync and then the confetti fell, and I caught some. My friend gave me this little picture frame that had my ticket, a picture of 'N Sync and some of the confetti in there. I still have it." 9. She's never tardy to the party. "I hate being late, it gives me really bad anxiety, but it's a really big pet peeve when other people are late, too. Also, when I'm flying and I'm reading my book or a magazine, and somebody reads over my shoulder? That happens a lot, and I don't know why, but it just makes me so uncomfortable." 10. Taco Bell is her fast food pleasure. "It was my favorite when I was eating it all the time. The Doritos Locos Tacos, those were just — I was like, 'Really, you're going to put Doritos and everything that makes Taco Bell just amazing inside of it? Like, I'm going to die.' So good."