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HARRY CONNICK JR. IN CONCERT
MAR 29
Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick Jr. has been added to the season for the Society for the Performing Arts. Harry Connick …

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA, BEGINNING APRIL 15
The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s musical comedy of manners, is a cherished favorite around the world. Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni plays the smooth Count Almaviva, who …

The Arts & Happenings February 2011 The Arts & Happenings February 2011

UTH AND TRANSIENCE: MICHELLE SAMOUR
BEGINNING MAR 26
Truth and Transience: Michelle Samour opens in the Small Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft beginning March 26. An opening reception will be held on March 25 from …

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KENNY LOGGINS
HOUSTON SYMPHONY, FEB. 18
With hits from the big screen like I’m Alright from Caddyshack and Footloose to major success with the group Loggins and Messina, Kenny Logginswill take the stage on Feb. 18 at …

The Arts & Happenings January 2011 The Arts & Happenings January 2011

VERDI’S REQUIEM
BEGINNING JAN 20
Written in memory of two of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest idols, Messa da Requiem begins with a delicate melody that quickly blossoms into music of great sweep and grandeur. Hear the Houston Symphony, …

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MARIE
HOUSTON BALLET, BEGINNING FEB. 24
In his full-length Marie, artistic director Stanton Welch offers a new perspective on the often controversial and always fascinating life of Marie Antoinette. Choreographed specifically for Houston Ballet, Marie makes tremendous …

The Arts & Happenings December 2010 The Arts & Happenings December 2010

DICKENS ON THE STRAND
BEGINNING DEC 04
Galveston Island’s most famous holiday event recreates the Victorian London of Charles Dickens during the weekend of Dec. 4-5. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. …

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THE NUTCRACKER
Houston Ballet, Through Dec. 26
Featuring glorious scenery and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley, Ben Stevenson’s breathtaking production of The Nutcracker is, in the words of the Houston Chronicle, “the crown jewel of …

The Arts & Happening November 2010 The Arts & Happening November 2010

GALLERIA’S ICE SPECTACULAR
NOV 13
The 22nd Annual Ice Spectacular at The Galleria will kick off the holiday season on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. with the lighting of its 55-foot Christmas tree, featuring 100,000 twinkling lights …

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JUBILEE OF DANCE
HOUSTON BALLET, DEC. 3
From the opening act, a fast-paced tour of seasons past and seasons yet to come, the momentum of the annual Jubilee of Dance builds at a breathtaking pace. Stanton Welch …

The Arts & Happenings October 2010 The Arts & Happenings October 2010

CHIARA STRING QUARTET
OCT 12
Houston Friends of Chamber Music celebrates its 50th anniversary season with the debut appearance of the Chiara String Quartet in the series. They will perform in Stude Concert Hall at Rice …

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Chris Botti
Houston Symphony, Oct. 22 – 24
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter-composer Chris Botti is coming back to Houston by popular demand on Oct. 22-24. His charismatic style has lead to four No. 1 albums. Botti will play …

The Arts & Happenings September 2010 The Arts & Happenings September 2010

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON
WATERMEDIA SHOWS
DURING SEPTEMBER
Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s monthly Watermedia Show juried by noted artist and art professor James Busby runs through Sept. 9.
Busby, a native Texan, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from …

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SHREK THE MUSICAL
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, BEGINNING OCT. 19
Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life the stage.
In a faraway kingdom …

The Arts & Happenings August 2010 The Arts & Happenings August 2010

FEAR OF DUCKS
THROUGH AUG 28
Fear of Ducks runs through Aug. 28 at Radio Music Theatre. Performances are held every Thursday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Precious Trees …