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When artists strike lightning, sometimes they strike only once. In the past 50 years, many now obscure musicians created a single song that’s still a pop-culture staple. I bet most artists don’t imagine their tunes being played by a full orchestra decades later, but that’s just what the Houston Symphony did in their...

Forget love at first sight, “Daddy Long Legs” is a romance that starts with the first letter. Main Street Theater’s regional premiere of the two-actor musical is as heart-warming as a Hallmark Channel movie. It’s based on a classic novel by Jean Webster that would fit snugly on a bookshelf between “Little Women”...

Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. It’s not the beginning of a punchline, it’s the start of an evening of laughter and ideas for the future over drinks. In “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” comedian turned playwright (sic) Steve Martin shows us what might have happened if these two giants of the 20th century walked into...

The Houston Grand Opera’s “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (To Cross the Face of the Moon) is a mariachi opera about love, life and loss. The production is unique, relatable and above all beautiful. The story about family spans three generations, fifty years and two countries. Opera and mariachi are two art forms that are...

Despite cancellations only weeks out from this year’s installation of JMBLYA, Scoremore Shows brought the heat to Houston – both in terms of the weather and the lineup of performers – for the inaugural installation of JBMLYA in the city. First, Cardi B cancelled her remaining tour dates this summer due to the...

The classic story of innocent young love doomed by hostile rivalries comes to life at the Houston Grand Opera’s production of West Side Story. West Side Story is a relatable modern take on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that is a pop culture staple. The retelling began as the brainchild of...

This year at the South By Southwest film festival they screened over 130 movies of all genres from all over the world. No one is able to watch all of them, but I saw a good portion. This year’s selection was very strong, and overall I liked more movies than last year. I previously reviewed my personal festival...

Writer and director Wes Anderson is well-known for quirky characters, masterfully over-composed and stylized shots and fantastic stories. A whole new world opened up for him when he switched to animation with the stop-motion feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and for a meticulous, fantasy-rich filmmaker this is Anderson at...

I think it’s about time we finally put a stop to beating this poor, dead horse. Ever since the early 2000s, video games have been under heavy fire for being conducive to violent behavior. Since video games often have themes and modes of gameplay that revolve around gore and killing, people concern themselves with the...

People don’t win Pulitzer prizes for just anything. These prestigious prizes go to those who exhibit the utmost excellence in journalism and the arts. Having received a Pulitzer, Kendrick Lamar not only achieved a highly-coveted honor, but also made history. The artist is the first non-classical or jazz artist to...