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Spectacular “Star Spangled Salute” at Pavilion

It was no surprise that the Houston Symphony’s annual Fourth of July Eve concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion was everything residents of The Woodlands area have come to expect, and more. What may have been a surprise was … Continue reading

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Visual Opulence Crowns Splendid Dancing of Houston Ballet’s GISELLE

 YourHoustonNews.com_5-14-2012 I often have the pleasure of reviewing the Houston Ballet in their Brown Theater home at the Wortham Theater Center. There, it is not surprising to see some dramatic set or staging of their fine productions. But it was … Continue reading

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YTA Gala Undiminished By Weekend Rain

 Conroe_COURIER_3-18-2012 It was a very special night for the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, and long in the planning by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society. Perhaps in a perfect world the weather last Saturday night might have been perfect … Continue reading

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Houston Ballet’s Joyful NUTCRACKER Exceeds Expectations

HereHOUSTON.COM_11-30-2011 [ NOTE: All included Opening Night photos by Amitava Sarkar.] From a dance company as renowned as the Houston Ballet, one could expect no less than a splendid NUTCRACKER for the Christmas season. I have seen numerous productions of … Continue reading

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Ehnes Thrills Pavilion as HSO Closes Summer Season

In the hour before the Houston Symphony Orchestra began its recent final concert of the summer season at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Ira J. Black, member of the Performing Arts faculty of HCCS-Northwest College, offered the arriving audience a … Continue reading

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Brilliant Houston Ballet Opening Saves Least ’til Last

No doubt about it, it was an evening of stunning dance as the Houston Ballet opened its season with, “Return of the Masters,” last Thursday night at the Brown Theatre of the Wortham Center. In part at least, the program … Continue reading

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Great Voices Sabotaged in Pavilion’s POPERAZZI

At the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September began with a night of delightful Italian musical classics, and to be honest, the night would end with a cheering audience expressing its enthusiastic satisfaction. This was the Houston Symphony’s concert featuring guest … Continue reading

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Pavilion Audience Thrice Blessed By Houston Ballet

—August 14, 2011  Houston Community Newspapers (HCN) The Courier                              Last weekend got underway with sleek and splendid elegance in shades of black and gold as the Houston Ballet took to the stage of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Friday … Continue reading

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The Woodlands Concert Opera Debuts at Crighton

For Montgomery County lovers of classical music a pleasant new option appeared last weekend with the Saturday debut of The Woodlands Concert Opera at Conroe’s Crighton Theatre. The newly formed Woodlands Entertainment Group of Larry Martin, Garrett Howell, and Bryan … Continue reading

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Ying Fu “Sweeps” 2011 YTA Competition

            The always-elegant Young Texas Artists Music Competition began with a very special elegance on Thursday evening March 10th, just days before last weekend’s impressive final night of the contest. That Thursday special event was the traditional “Dinner on the … Continue reading

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