Arts & Entertainment

Texas Piano Player – Bryant Li is a South Central Division Winner in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition

Katy, TX, Jan 16, 2019— Bryant Li, a Katy native, is the South Central Division Winner in the MTNA Student Junior Piano Competition and will advance to the national level of the competitions at the MTNA National Conference in Spokane, Washington in mid March 2019. Li, is an 8th Grader at Beckendorff Junior High. Li has been studying piano for 8 years and is a student of John Weems in Sugarland, TX. Li, is also […]

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2019 Semifinalists

The 31st Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers occurs February 1 Houston, January 17, 2019—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the semifinalists for the 31st  annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Wortham Theater Center on February 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. A limited number of general admission tickets for the performance are available for purchase here. The program will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube […]

13 Houston Area High School Basketball Stars Receive Nomination To Play In 2019 McDonald’s All American Games  

Local Student-Athletes in the Running to Play in Prestigious High School Basketball Event in Atlanta HOUSTON, TX –  Today, McDonald’s is supporting the next generation of basketball talent by unveiling the list of more than 800 top male and female high school seniors from across the country who have been nominated to play in the prestigious 2019 McDonald’s All American Games. 13 players – 3 male and 10 female – hail from the GREATER Houston area. The […]

The Greatest School On Earth! NCE Carnival 2019

Come one! Come all! Step right up and join the fun! Nottingham Country Elementary will hold our annual PTA carnival fundraiser on April 5th from 5-8pm at 20500 KINGSLAND BLVD, KATY, TX, 77450. Please join us for games, bounce houses, petting zoo, bake sale, food and fun carnival themed entertainment.  Peruse our extensive family-oriented silent auction while your kids have a blast.  With your help, we can put the “fun” in our biggest fundraiser of the […]

Master Naturalist Program – Dark Sky:  Save the Night by Debbie Moran & Steve Goldberg

Thursday, February 7             6:30 PM social, 7 PM program Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg Life on Earth depends on natural darkness.  Deborah Moran received the International Dark-Sky Association’s 2017 award for education of government officials about outdoor lighting issues.  Her Houston neighborhood became the first inside city limits allowed to install low glare fully shielded decorative streetlights.  Others nearby have followed.   For several years, she has been concerned about Houston’s choice of high glare white LED […]

5 Spots to Consider for Your Next Vacation

We could all use some time away from home now and then. If you’re in need of a vacation but not quite sure where you want to go, we’re here to help you out. And to make planning your trip a little easier, all of the following places are just a reasonable flight away from Houston. Here are 5 places you should consider for your next vacation: Glacier National Park For those that prefer planning […]

 2019 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular Inaugural Event Ushers in Spring Season April 12-14, 2019

HOUSTON, TEXAS — (January 15, 2019) – Twelve months can seem such a long time to wait for all the shopping fun and festive spirit of one annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market to the next. This year, Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Marker offers a welcome solution with its new Spring Spectacular. Taking place April 12-14 at NRG Center, Spring Spectacular is the sunny flip side to the highly anticipated Nutcracker Market. This inaugural event will host […]

Patient Celebrates 102 Birthday

Richmond, TX…Myrtis B. “Tiny” Gates celebrated her 102 birthday on January 8 while recovering in OakBend Medical Center’s newly renovated fifth floor. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, Tiny now lives in Pecan Grove. All smiles, Tiny was surrounded by family, friends and OakBend staff while she enjoyed her favorite vanilla cake decorated with pink, her favorite color. Tiny has two daughters, Judy, who lives in Richmond and who was in attendance for her mom’s birthday and […]

Off to a Healthy Start

January 14,  2019, (Rosenberg, TX) – The start of the new year is the perfect time to establish new goals, habits, and a healthy lifestyle. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends starting this year off on the right foot by getting active and eating right! Lack of time or a busy life doesn’t have to stand in the way of healthy habits. According to AgriLife Extension’s Walk Across Texas program, 30 minutes a day is […]

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada Leads The Houston Symphony In La Valse: A Sweeping Viennese Waltz By The Composer Of Bolero.  

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Jan. 24, 26&27 HOUSTON (Jan. 15, 2019) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in Ravel’s La valse  Jan. 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones Hall. Written by the composer of the famed Boléro, La valse is Ravel’s tribute to a bygone Vienna, opening with a musical depiction of whirling clouds that reveal waltzing couples. The waltz rhythms become increasingly dramatic and urgent, sweeping […]