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Say That He Had More Than A Dream

HMAAC - Say That He Had More Than A Dream

Houston Museum of African American Culture

Say That He Had More Than A Dream

WRITTEN BY LOIS MOSES, DIRECTED BY ZUHAIRAH MCGILL

During the anniversary weekend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic and timeless "I HAVE A DREAM" speech, the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) presents the Houston premiere of Lois Moses’ “Say That He More Than A Dream.” This gripping multifaceted drama honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the sacrifices he made during the last years of his courageous life. HMAAC brings you the Philadelphia-based First World Theatre Ensemble production of this provocative piece that moves beyond the "mountaintop."

Directed by Zuhairah McGill and choreography by Charles Tyson, Jr, this fact-based drama gives us another lens through which to view the lives of Dr. and Mrs. King. Powerful acting interwined with spoken word, music, song, dance, music, and multimedia unveil untold truths from the Poor People’s Campaign to the Hoover administration’s four-year harassment of Coretta Scott King!!!Read more

Roger McGuinn

MATCH Presents - Roger McGuinn

As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn,Turn,Turn”,“Eight Miles High”and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history.

That feeling continues today as Roger offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.

An evening with Roger McGuinn is an event you will cherish forever.Read more

Finding Oz

Bayou City Performing Arts - Finding OZ

Finding OZ”, a musical essay that features the music and themes from all iterations of the story of Oz – both stage and screen – and the catalog of Dorothy herself, Judy Garland.

Finding OZ” is a thoughtful, compassionate look at the causes and effects of bullying. Ultimately, it’s a story about the bravery it takes for not only, bystanders to become upstanders, but also the victims of bullying to take that yellow brick road together to a path of self- acceptance.Read more

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Houston - Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Houston

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

Inaugural Concert, Vincent Gardner Artistic Director

Join Jazz Houston for our inaugural concert, as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.

Artistic Director, Vincent Gardner and the Jazz Houston Orchestra will perform favorites like I Ain’t Got Nothing But the B lues, A Tisket A Tasket, and Duke Ellington’s four movement tribute, Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald.

Vocalists Belinda Munro, Yvonne Washington and Vocalist/Saxophonist David Caceras will join the orchestra for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening for jazz fans of all ages.Read more

Seth Glier

MATCH Presents - Seth Glier

Despite his relatively young age, Grammy Nominated MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 150 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” His first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering,seductive melodies”.

More than just a musician, Seth is a national spokesperson for ChildFund International where he has helped over 200 children find sponsors. In 2016, he was chosen as a ChildFund Ambassador and traveled to Guatemala bringing music to remote areas and schools. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 Things I Should Let You Know Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and helped raise thousands of dollars for the not-for-profit organization.The last two years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television, as well as spots on music cruises, club art center stages, festivals and at the White House.Read more

Inner Voices

KINETIC - Jeff Gilmer Photographer

KINETIC’s winter program celebrates the unique and diverse artistic voices of their musicians and guest collaborators. Featuring works for atypical ensemble configurations, the program begins with Elgar’s celebrated Introduction & Allegro for String Quartet and Strings, paired with the lesser known Serenade for Four Violins & Strings by Howard Howells. Continuing with their cycle of Benjamin Britten’s string ensemble works, “Inner Voices” concludes with the expansive and pastoral Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.Read more

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