Posts Tagged ‘houston’

Fort Worth Artist McKie Trotter Shines In Houston

Jeff Prince
The curious works of Fort Worth modernist painter and instructor McKie Trotter (1918-1999) will be exhibited in Houston for the next few weeks, and they’re worth seeing if you happen to be down that way. Williams Reaves F...


Texas Ballet Theater Digs In

TBT has a new headquarters but still no live music.
LEONARD EUREKA
It’s taken a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally has quarters that allow it to rehearse in the same size space as the Bass Performance Hall stage, TBT’s main performing venue. The benefits were seen in season-opening pe...



Mao’s Last Dancer

TBT’s Ben Stevenson is a character in this rags-to-riches tale of Li Cunxin.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mao’s Last Dancer is the ultimate rags to riches saga. The film is based on the life of dancer Li Cunxin. Born dirt-poor in a remote Chinese village, he made it halfway around the world by age 20 to become a principal dancer ...


Trans-Texas Corridor: One Head Gone, Others …

Static
 Well, the U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Highway Administration’s Texas Division Office, has officially shut down plans for the Trans Texas Corridor-35, the huge roadway that Gov. Rick Perry drea...



Feet Fight

Big Ticket
In a scheduling snafu, Texas Ballet Theater and Texas Dance Theater both open shows Friday. TBT revives its opulent, full-length Romeo and Juliet, created in 1987 for the Houston Ballet, with a four-performance run in Bass Perf...


Unnatural Appetites

Chow, Baby
Did you know there are 2,847,632 restaurants in Tarrant County? Chow, Baby completely made that number up (obviously), but that’s what it seems like every August, when Chow, Baby and the Eats writers begin considering con...



James Gill’s “Marilyn Study”

Gallery
Pop Art lives again at Milan Gallery. The downtown venue hosts a show of paintings by James Gill, a contemporary of Andy Warhol’s. The San Angelo-based Gill has been in seclusion for several decades, but now he’s pr...


The Austin Biennial

Kultur
Applications for the third annual Texas Biennial are now available at www.texasbiennial.com. A group art show composed of open submissions, the biennial, if you haven’t already guessed, is grossly biased toward Austin, th...



High-Speed Solutions

The idea of passenger rail travel to major Texas cities picks up speed.
DAN MCGRAW
Driving down to Austin lately has become a real trip.


Russo-America on Pointe

Big Ticket
In a season-opening double-header, Metropolitan Classical Ballet has booked appearances in both Houston and Fort Worth this week.