Houston Ballet’s First African American Principal Dancer Honored with State Award

Poised and full of grace, Houston Ballet alum and native Houstonian, Lauren Anderson, amongst the legends and rising stars to be honored Wednesday, February 22nd at the esteemed 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin, Texas.

Texans' Whitney Mercilus Unveils Super Bowl Artwork For Charity

A Houston Texans star was out on the town Tuesday helping unveil a special piece of art made specifically for the Super Bowl.

Houston Symphony Announces Addition of Onstage Seating for Sold-Out Yo-Yo Ma Performance

The Houston Symphony announced today the addition of onstage seating for the sold-out, one-night-only concert featuring superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Led by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the program includes Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a ...

Using Art to Get Children Involved in Super Bowl LI and Inspired Beyond the Game

Just as the right paint and artist make a beautiful portrait, a sound partnership can project a beauty of its own. In preparation for Super Bowl LI, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee has joined with the City of Houston ...

First Ever Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store on the East Coast Gets National Attention

When entrepreneur Ariell Johnson opened her comic book store and coffee shop in Kensington, Pennsylvania back in December 2015, it became an instant hit both locally and nationally. Being hailed as the first African American woman to open a comic ...

Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Admission to Art Institute Of Chicago | WBEZ

A University of Chicago alumnus and his wife have made it possible for some Chicago teens to visit the Art Institute of Chicago for free for at least the next 25 years. Glenn and Claire Swogger are a philanthropic couple ...

The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates Gospel Music Icon Mahalia Jackson

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates gospel music icon Mahalia Jackson in the musical Mahalia, by Tom Stolz and directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, with musical direction by Melanie Bivens; Opening Night and Media reception, Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Houston’s ‘Urban Ballet’ Captivates Audiences With Fusion of Classic, Hip-Hop Dance

Houston City Dance and SonKiss’d Dance Theater amazed art enthusiast with a production of “Urban Ballet” at City Dance Studio according to News Fix Houston.

Houston Audiences Willingly Venture Into the Woods

Into the Woods the fairytale filled musical enchants Houston audiences at the Hobby Center.

In Case of Fire, Make Something Beautiful

Artist Anne-Joëlle Galley is stepping up in support of The Printing Museum as the Houston institution continues to recover from an electrical fire that occurred in May.

Frida Kahlo’s “Niña Con Collar” Rediscoverd After Decades

Frida Kahlo’s “Niña Con Collar” was found after the painting’s owner, a former assistant to Kahlo, reached out to Sotheby’s to sell the piece.

Legendary Hispanic Radio Personality and Poet Nina Serrano Debuts First Historical Romance Novel, Nicaragua Way

Nina Serrano (82) is an inspiring prize-winning poet, playwright, and KPFA Public Radio talk show with a focus on Latino history and culture. She is a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, the co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center ...

Houston Artist Showcases Mexican Heritage for Dia De Los Muertos

Artist Louis Gonzalez of Luna Artworks is using his art to celebrate his heritage but more importantly honor his mother.

3 Harris County Department of Education Teen Writers Featured in National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Traveling Exhibition at MFAH

The “Art.Write.Now.Tour” showcases creations from some of the nation’s best teen writers and artists as it travels to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 8, 2017. The exhibition is produced by the Alliance for ...