Annual Holiday Jazz Concert

JAZZ... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

Education Inc. returns to host another stellar holiday musical event, bringing
the true spirit of Christmas along for the ride. Founded by Bubbha
JAZZ.... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!


Saturday, December 9th 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Jazz Workshop (SJW) All-Stars

Jazz Singers with Bill Jones

Unyt Band featuring Tekai Hicks & Dean James

Free Admission with 5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s
benefit the Emergency Aide Coalition & The Lord of the Streets Homeless

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman Street - Houston, Texas 77004 

Great fun for all ages! Sing
along to your holiday favorites and find a new groove with original songs from our
special blend of local artists. Let’s celebrate the holiday spirit with a
little JAZZ!

Tickets are
available on Eventbrite at 

us online for more information or call 713.839.7000.


Dec 9, 2017
FREE w/5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s Socks
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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UH Men’s and Women’s Choruses: “New Voices”

Celebrate singers new to the UH choral department!

Betsy Cook Weber, Jeb Mueller, conductors

Work by Bausano, Bernon, Hella-Johnson and Schumacher

Join us at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center  as we
celebrate singers new to the UH choral department in this concert jointly
presented by Concert Women’s Chorus, ManCorps, University Women’s Chorus and
University Men’s Chorus, in addition to small ensembles led by our very own
undergraduate Coogs! No ticket required. 

Oct 5, 2017
7:30 pm
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"The Art of My Soul"


It is finally here! Crystal Lallego first ever Solo Art Exhibit and Birthday Celebration. Crystal will exhibit all her current and new paintings. Besides the paintings on canvas, Crystal will showcase her custom painted purses with a fashion show. Remember this is a Red Carpet Theme event, so make sure to dress to impress.


- Exquisite fine art by Crystal Lallego
- Live music by Nicole Aimi and Kathryn Rose

- Dance performance by "Team Rose"
- Fashion Show with painted purses by Crystal Lallego.
- Food trucks
- Free & Open to the public
- Plenty of on site Parking
- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres
- Drinks served by AR Bartending Service.

Aug 26, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
6:00 pm to 1:00 am

Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival

The 12th annual Houston Via Colori® Street
Painting Festival is one of the city’s signature art and music festivals. More
than 200 local and international artists converge on the streets of downtown
Houston to create live street paintings right before your eyes. Attendees can
enjoy live music performed by local bands and entertainers on three stages,
family-friendly activities, and delicious local food and beverages. A private
VIP Lounge features exclusive themed mini-events throughout the weekend.

Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for
Hearing and Speech, a non-profit organization that teaches children with
hearing loss to listen, speak and read. The festival’s theme, “70 Years in
Color”, will celebrate the Center’s past seven decades of serving children with
hearing loss. 


Location: Hermann
Square at City Hall

Address: 900
Smith St, Houston, TX 77002

Tickets: www.houstonviacolori.com     

Nov 18, 2017 to Nov 19, 2017
$7 (Pre-sale), $10 (Door)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $10 (door)
Sunday Time & Price:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $10 (door)
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The making of a brave girl Singer songwriter Teresa Kolo heads home to Houston for record release and concert, Tuesday, June 27

Contact Name:
Jusitn Dunford
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Houston-native Teresa Kolo is returning to the Lone Star State from her new home in Seattle for the release of her album, “Brave Girl.” 

Kolo is looking forward to sharing her album, as well as revealing the ways she has grown as an artist and person while she’s been away. 

“I’m excited to share how I’ve evolved in what I do,” she said. “In my time in Seattle, my approach has changed. My guitar playing has gotten better, I’m more aggressive in my live shows and my confidence has increased.”

She’s eager to share the new-and-improved version of her music in her home town.

For her Houston record release, Kolo will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk in Houston. 

“Houston is really where I began playing out regularly,” Kolo said. “Audiences there were just so receptive to the songwriting component, which is the part I love most about what I do.” 

She said she is especially looking forward to taking the stage at the beloved “Duck.” 

“The Mucky Duck is just a fantastic place,” she said. “It’s a great space for musicians, especially songwriters. They’ve always been super supportive, not only of me but of all the musicians that come through there.”

Kolo has been a fan of the venue since it first opened. “I’ve seen how they’ve made it such a premiere music venue and how hard they’ve worked,” she said. “The Mucky Duck is all about quality -- from the musicians they bring in to the food they serve. They take it all very seriously.” 

As for the album, Kolo says the title is aspirational.

“It’s about the desire to be that brave girl,” she said. “I’m not claiming the title exactly, but I’m saying that’s the goal.” 

There’s a lot of evidence that Kolo already exhibits the bravery she hopes to attain. She attributes her courage to both the process of making the album and moving away from her lifelong home. 

“I moved away from home later in life, from where it felt warm and comfortable,” Kolo said. “Leaving home, moving away from family and people I grew up with, freed me to be more who I am -- as opposed to who I was always expected to be.”

The album provides a glimpse into her personal journey, and the years it took to pull the recording together was its own odyssey.

Kolo started playing music at a young age. She longed for a piano and was given a guitar as a gift from her brother. In her 20s, she completely dove into songwriting.

Kolo was well received by her early audiences. She played frequently at a number of popular venues in Houston and built a reputation for her unique, percussive approach to playing guitar and her strong focus on lyrics.

She released her first recording in the mid-2000s. 

Kolo said one of her mantras is “blooming late” -- something she is embracing and hoping to inspire others to consider. 

“I love that possibility of growth,” she said. “And I love stories of people who contribute their very best offerings a little later in life.”

Kolo hopes for her time back in Houston is will further that journey. 

“You know, it’s not just one event that helps you grow,” she said. “It happens over the period of a lifetime. I want to continue to become more authentic, to bring all of the components of myself to every situation as best I can. I just want to be brave enough to share that with Houston.” 

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Horns and Halos

Join Bayou City Women's Chorus as these bad gals lead on a journey from heaven to hell... and back. You decide who is naughty and nice in this entertaining choral concert of the ethereal and the diabolical. 

May 7, 2017
3:00 pm
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A Night in the Shoes of Katy Burns - A Story of Transformation

Yes... I grew up looking like Yoda.

A cabaret style evening inspired by the mind of Katy Burns! Featuring Stephen W. Jones and guest performances by Ellen Dyer and Improv Duo Ophelia's Rope.

Singing, dancing (or what we think is dancing), and a sprinkle of improv.
Mar 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$25 Regular $15 Student/Senior/Teacher

Creative Women Unite - 11th Annual IWD & WHM Celebration

11th Annual International Women's Day and Women's Herstory Month Celebration

You're invited to Creative Women Unite 11th annual celebration and exhibition showcasing art by over 25 womyn artists who—through performances, readings, visual art, and vending—will explore the ongoing effects of labels in their lives. In addition to performing and visual art, local women owned and operated vendors will showcase their work.

Opening art reception is Saturday, March 11, 6-11 pm. and will feature: 

Performances by
Mitra MostofiBusi Peters , Caelin Boarer, Amanda PascaliSisterMama SonyaPretty CulturedRoshanda JohnsonToni Hickman, KoomahShy Salas, Modesty Star, Clare

Art by 
Miz R Art,  Jessica Ofelia AlvarengaLex SimoneArt of Heather MagouirkLupita Peralez, Roberta Barington, Veronica VegaMary ForbesMandy PeyraniMonica VillarrealBúho de la Madrugada

Vendors will be announced on our website creativewomentunite.org 

Closing art reception is Sunday, March 12, 3 - 6 pm, featuring music by DJ Keva and panel discussion lead by Busi Peters from Women Healing and Empowering Women.

Admission fee is $10 to help support CWU fundraising efforts, free admittance for youth under 16, and seniors over 60.

Creative Women Unite practices consciousness-raising activism through the arts to explore the beauty and strength of women, both individually and collectively.

Use the hashtag #CWULabels or #Labels2017 to join the conversation.

Performing artists line-up, visual artists, and vending will be posted oncreativewomenunite.org.
Mar 11, 2017 to Mar 12, 2017
Parking on the street
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
5pm-10pm & $10.oo
Sunday Time & Price:
3pm-6pm & $10.oo

Opera in the Heights 2017-2018 Mainstage Auditions

Opera in the Heights will hold auditions for the 2017-2018 Season this spring!

New York, NY USA: Sat 4/29/17 – Sun 4/30/17  

Houston, TX USA: Sat 5/6/17 - Sun 5/7/17

Opera in the Heights, Oh!, Houston, Texas will hold auditions in New York City for the 2017-2018 season at: 

NOLA Studios

250 W. 54th Street

New York, NY 10019

If artists prefer to audition in Houston, Texas, auditions will be held at: 

Lambert Hall

1703 Heights Boulevard 

Houston, TX 77008

To apply and audition, click here.

If you are or have been a member of the company, please email auditions@operaintheheights.org before filing an application.

All applicants must submit at least two sound clips with their application.  

Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, and Puccini are suitable choices and submissions in French, German and English are welcome.  There is no limit on the number of submissions but we recommend you upload no more than four.

Our 2017-2018 season includes Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera and Bernstein’s Candide.

For more information, questions or concerns, please email auditions@operaintheheights.org.

Mission:  Opera in the Heights, a professional regional company, exists to provide a stage for emerging opera performers and bring affordable opera to the greater Houston area.

Due Date: Mar 31, 2017
Contact Name: Auditions Coordinator
Fee: $25.00
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Mexicantos II

Five Centuries of Mexican Choral Treasures.
Back by popular demand! Last year’s concert was such a success that we are offering a second installment of Mexicantos, highlighting the brilliance of Mexico’s choral tradition. Featuring works that range from the country’s golden age of polyphony in the 16th century to its present-day gems, this performance will surely be one to remember.
Feb 24, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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