UH Arts News

Arts NewsArts

Researchers 'Search for an Anti-Aging Pill' During UH Panel Discussion

Tue, 03 Mar 2015

By Mike Emery:: Two esteemed researchers will explore the keys to remaining mentally, physically and emotionally fit while advancing in years during a special panel discussion at the University of Houston. “The Search for an Anti-Aging Pill” will be presented at 3 p.m., March 10 in UH’s Student Center Ballroom.

New Visions for the Bayou City on View at UH

Tue, 03 Mar 2015

By Mike Emery:: University of Houston architecture students took a long, hard look at the city of Houston – particularly its connection to natural waterways. They then worked to develop new visions for the Bayou City and showcased them through vibrant projects.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade Rounds Up UH Coogs

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: This weekend, Houstonians will head downtown to celebrate cowboys, horses … and Cougars. Among the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade participants is a delegation of University of Houston Coogs including the Spirit of Houston Marching Band, distinguished alumni and students.

Romance, Comedy Arrive in UH's Production of 'Bus Stop'

Fri, 13 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: “Bus Stop” has long been a favorite on the stage, and the romantic comedy has found its way back to UH’s School of Theatre & Dance. Directed by associate professor Adam Noble, the play will be performed Feb. 20 – March 1 in UH’s Jose Quintero Theatre.

Suspense Builds for UH Honors College Fundraiser 'The Great Conversation'

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: A convivial blend of seminar and dinner party, “The Great Conversation” invites guests to engage in thoughtful dialogue on topics. The dialogue begins at 6:30 p.m., March 25 at the Houston Country Club.

Art and Science Come Together on the Dance Floor

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: University of Houston engineer Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and Becky Valls, associate professor of dance, are working together to study how creativity affects the brain.

UH's Aura Exploring New Musical Perspectives with 'Vantage Point'

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: For its next performance, Aura will offer audiences a musical “Vantage Point” into different subjects. From mass media to mass transit, works will push musical boundaries while navigating narratives that resonate with contemporary audiences.

Broadway Legend Audra McDonald Kicking Off UH's Madison Artist Series

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: Audra McDonald has earned Tonys, Grammys and other accolades for her work on stage and screen. Soon, the multitalented performer will add another accomplishment to her extensive resume. McDonald will be the first performer in the University of Houston Moores School of Music’s Madison Artist Series.

UH Announces 2015 Houston Shakespeare Fest Plays, Directors

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: Shakespeare has become as much a part of summertime in Houston as baseball and backyard barbecues. Produced by the University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance, the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) has brought the Bard to Bayou City residents for four decades.

UH Composer David Ashley White Earns Honors

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: Composer David Ashley White’s secular and sacred works are performed around the world. Recently, the veteran University of Houston Moores School of Music professor was honored with the 2015 Raabe Prize in Sacred Composition for his piece “Spirit Moving Over Chaos.”

UH Mitchell Center Announces Artists, Events for 2015 CounterCurrent Festival

Tue, 03 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: For the second year in a row, the Mitchell Center will deliver the CounterCurrent festival, a week of free events and performances spotlighting works in some of the city’s most unique spaces. This year it runs April 14 – 19.

'Still Alice' Author Lisa Genova to Speak at UH Feb. 19

Mon, 02 Feb 2015

By None:: Lisa Genova, a trained neuroscientist who watched her grandmother suffer through Alzheimer’s, will share her experiences and insights during “Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s.” Her lecture begins at noon on Feb. 19 in the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall.

Filmmaker Alum Returns to UH for 'Rogue Strike' Screening Feb. 5

Mon, 02 Feb 2015

By Mike Emery:: Most people aren’t aware that Cougars can swim. Filmmaker Kerry Beyer, however, is ready to take University of Houston Coogs on an underwater adventure. The UH C.T. Bauer College of Business alumnus is screening his latest effort “Rogue Strike” on campus this week.

UH's Lacy M. Johnson Named Finalist for National Book Awards

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

By Mike Emery:: Lacy M. Johnson, Director of Academic Initiatives at UH's Mitchell Center for the Arts, is among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

UH Moores Jazz Fest to Feature Saxophonist Shelley Carrol

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

By Mike Emery:: This year’s Moores Jazz Festival at the University of Houston will be a homecoming for Shelley Carrol. The star saxophonist’s musical roots are in Houston and, soon, he’ll be back in town for one of UH’s most anticipated events.

UH Writers Return to Rudyard's for Gulf Coast Reading Series

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

By Mike Emery:: The talented writers from the University of Houston’s acclaimed Creative Writing Program (CWP) are back from winter break and ready to share works with Houstonians.

Piano Stars to Shine During 32nd Annual International Piano Festival

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

By Mike Emery:: For more than three decades, the University of Houston has welcomed rising stars and music legends to campus for the International Piano Festival. This year’s event continues the tradition with performances and master classes from the festival’s esteemed founder Abbey Simon and special guests Roberto Plano and Robert McDonald.

Moores Opera Center Opens 2015 with 'Frau Margot,' 'The Elixir of Love'

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

By Mike Emery:: What better way to ring in a new year of opera than with a Houston premiere and a classic comedy? The University of Houston’s Moores Opera Center delivers both when it opens its spring repertoire with Thomas Pasatieri’s “Frau Margot” and Gaetano Doinizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.”

UH Designers Delivering Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

By Mike Emery:: Those seeking unique holiday gifts for friends and loved ones are in luck. Creative Cougar minds have been hard at work all semester to produce innovative items for home, office and school. Now, these limited edition items are on sale at Space Montrose (1706 Westheimer Rd.).