Coasts in Crisis: Art and Conversation in the Aftermath of Hurricanes

The Environmental Resilience Institute at the University of Virginia seeks artists to participate in:


This event is open to artist from any region affected by hurricanes in 2017 and 2018. The event will take place in Charlottesville in 2019. Invited artists will present their work made in the aftermath of the storms, and will have a public dialogue about the role of the arts in hurricane resilience. 

Invited artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, travel and lodging in Charlottesville for two nights and three days.

-This opportunity is available for all artists who have been affected by hurricanes in 2017 and 2018; those of diverse background, race, ethnicity, gender and ability are encouraged to apply. Artists should explain how they were affected by the hurricane in their application statement. 
-Artists working in all forms/media will be considered; individuals or groups may apply.
-The work should engage in some fashion with the hurricanes of 2017 and 2018.

Application materials:
-A one page statement that includes: name; contact info; number of pieces to be exhibited/performed; titles of works to be exhibited/performed; explanation of how the artist has been affected by hurricanes and how their work relates to the storm experience; and a short bio.
-High-quality digital images, videos, documents, or recordings of the art

Criteria for selection:
-Quality of the conception, design and execution of the proposed art piece
-Engagement of the artist(s) with hurricanes and related topics
-The feasibility of displaying/performing the piece at University of Virginia.

Direct inquiries and application materials to Dr. Charlotte Rogers at

Due Date: Jan 15, 2018
Contact Name: Dr. Charlotte Rogers is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Cafeza Presents Seeking 2019 Acts

Looking for new acts to grace our stage all of 2019!

Do you have a band or event idea that you could see at our venue? Cafeza is looking for new acts to grace our stage all of 2019! To be considered for a live event booking, please submit a request on our website at or visit the link in our instagram bio and click "contact us" on our website!

Due Date: Dec 31, 2019 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Du Vin Pintor Gallery

1401 Caroline
77002 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US


Holiday Jazz Party with Leslie Drayton and Friends

live music, holiday events, live jazz

Kickoff the holidays with a Holiday Jazz Party.

Trumpeter and composer Leslie Drayton will kickoff the holiday season with a special Holiday Jazz Party that includes his original compositions, jazz standards, and a few holiday favorites.

The concert will be presented at Du Vin Pintor, an amazing art gallery in downtown Houston: Sunday, December 16th, 5:00 p.m., 1401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002.

Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Leslie Drayton and Friends as you browse and enjoy original artwork displayed throughout the gallery. This evening will undoubtedly be one to remember and will definitely usher us into the holiday spirit. Music until 8:00 p.m.

Advance tickets $20. Tickets at the door $25. A cash bar will be available.


Live Music Movement Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, present and preserve jazz, blues and soul music. Visit us for more details:, or 713-425-3937. 

Dec 16, 2018
5:00 pm
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5:00pm $20-$25
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Barbecue and Wine: A Good Combination for Live Music

Contact Name:
Kathy Drayton or L. Denise Patterson
Contact Phone:

Spring, Texas– Live Music Movement Foundation hosts its first wine and food pairing event and announces next holiday concert. 

November 30, 2018

Live Music Movement Foundation hosted a wine tasting and food-pairing event earlier in November; Discover a Taste of Barbecue and Award Winning Wines.


The exclusive event was an opportunity for LMMF supporters to socialize in an intimate setting and further build relationships. One of the goals of LMMF is to build a strong, supportive audience to appreciate live music. This event allowed us to move in that direction as guests indicated they felt they had a chance to get to know each other better during the evening.


The event featured a wine bar with six exquisite wines that were accompanied by cheese and fruit platters and a delicious selection of smoked meats, which included chicken and beef bites and appetizer sized smoked ribs. This paired nicely with the crowd favorite Chardonnay. Guests also enjoyed macaroni and cheese, dirty rice, and green beans. The meal was finished with a decadent peach cobbler that was paired perfectly with a Pinot Noir. After the wine and food tastings, Pianist Barry Sams provided the guests with enchanting musical selections from rhythm and blues to jazz.


The wine tasting and food-pairing event allowed LMMF to work with and support small businesses that helped make the event a success. Wine Steward Amy Antoine-Harrison provided selections from One Hope Wine. The winery is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations. Each bottle of wine purchased returned a donation to Live Music Movement Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Hoot’s SmokehouseCatering provided the assortment of smoked meats, side dishes, and dessert and has been a constant supporter of LMMF.


Following this successful event, Live Music Movement Foundation is thrilled to announce the Holiday Jazz Party with Leslie Drayton and Friends. Leslie Drayton will present original music along with holiday favorites during an Evening of Jazz.The concert will be presented at Du Vin Pintor, a new and exciting venue for LMMF. Du Vin Pintor is a highly recommended and amazing art gallery in downtown Houston. Please join us on Sunday, December 16th, 5:00 p.m., 1401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002. Tickets may be purchased at For more information, contact Kathy Drayton at contact@livemusicmovement.comor 713-425-3937.



Live Music Movement Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, present and preserve jazz, blues and soul music. Visit us for more details:, or 713-425

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Hosted by Art League Houston and DiverseWorks

DiverseWorks and Art League Houston are co-hosting a Creative Capital Award Info Session, at Art League, on Monday, December 17 at 7 pm.

Note: Capacity is limited and entrance is on a first come, first served basis; pre-registration is requested. If you can’t make this Info Session, Creative Capital will host a series of online sessions. Registration link:

Learn how artists can apply for Creative Capital funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $50,000.

Creative Capital staff will present an overview of their program and answer questions about the application process, the type of work they support, and how to apply. The session is free and open to the public—artists in all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

The next application round opens on February 1, 2019.


Creative Capital was founded on the belief that artists are exceptional innovators and thought leaders who, with the proper financial and advisory support, can change the world. Their pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 642 groundbreaking artists. 

Dec 17, 2018
7:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, free

Ran Blake Film Noir

Regional Premier: Renowned pianist performs original scores and improvisations to excerpts of classic film noir

Nameless Sound presents the regional premiere of Ran Blake Film Noir, featuring the renowned pianist performing original scores and improvisations to excerpts of classic film noir.

“Blake has a singular ability to make a single note speak volumes about the human condition, and to turn silence into a withering cry.” – Bill Shoemaker, Jazz Times

Deeply introspective, often starkly expressed and sometimes beautifully austere, Ran Blake possesses one of the truly personal stylistic voices of modern jazz. It’s is a piano music that is unquestionably of the idiom. Yet it defies the easy linear histories that simplify jazz as a succession of heroic musical innovations, and that position artists on a chronology of what is supposedly avant-garde.   

Much of Ran Blake’s unique musical world is constructed from a combination of clear yet seamless inspirations. His deft ear and adroit touch that dovetail blues tonalities and atonalism are likely born from the marriage of early influences such as Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky, Monk and Ellington. But other influences may be more surprising. Important to Blake is his love of singers like Mahalia Jackson, Al Green and Ray Charles. Far from mere stylistic influences, they are inspirations in the deepest sense, and subjects of study.  

One of Blake’s most important influences is not directly musical. He apparently had a life epiphany at the age of 12, when he saw the film Spiral Staircase. And he watched the thriller 20 times in a three-week period. Of this period, Blake said: “Plots, scenes, and melodic and harmonic surfaces intermingled, obtruding into my day life as well as my dreams.” He began mentally placing himself inside noir films. This, as well as real life scenarios, inspired his first original compositions. The influence of the Pentecostal church music he heard growing up in Suffield, Connecticut, combined with his musical immersion in what he terms “a film noir world” and laid the groundwork for his earliest musical style. 

He was formally and informally a student of some of the most impressive names in modern jazz, including Mary Lou Williams, Oscar Peterson, Mal Waldron, Bill Russo and Gunther Schuller. It was Schuller, who brought him on to the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, the first American conservatory to offer a degree in jazz. There, the future MacArthur “Genius” founded the Contemporary Improvisation Department and developed his pedagogical approach, called “The Primacy of the Ear”. At New England Conservatory he became highly influential himself, mentoring generations of musicians including Matthew Shipp, Don Byron and John Medeski.  

“Here there is jazz per se, and there is music that sounds like Debussy improvising alone at night in a big room, trying to scare himself.” – Ben Ratliff, New York Times


Ran Blake Film Noir is made possible in part through the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Jan 11, 2019
Advance tickets available for purchase on the MATCH website. General seating. Pay what you can/pay what you will. Everyone under 18 gets in for free.
8:00 pm
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Joy To The World

BCPA Presents Joy To The World

Join the Bayou City Women’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston as we celebrate 40 seasons of music!

Joy to the World is our 2018 holiday production, sing with our chorale as we usher in the holiday season with songs from around the world! In the spirit of celebration, family, acceptance and giving - BCPA takes you on a musical voyage all over the world.  

Tickets: $20* each
Poinsettia Dedication: $15
We will also be auctioning off wreaths made by the chorus members themselves! 

Venue: This year’s concert will be held at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church 2025 W 11th St. Houston, TX 77008

Dec 1, 2018
It's the 40th Season of the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
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7:00 $20
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Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church

025 W 11th St.
77008 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US

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Choral Holiday Concert

Charles Hausmann, conductor

Kick off the season with this Houston holiday favorite featuring our University Women’s and University Men’s Chorus!

Dec 2, 2018
5:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5:00 PM & Free
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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