The artists participating in Houston’s inaugural CounterCurrent festival (presented by the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts) will be announced during a preview event from 2 – 3 p.m., March 6 at Modern B&B (4003 Hazard St.).
Led by director Betsy Weber, the Chorale will perform during a special Latin mass at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Parkway). Seated in the church’s rear pews, the chorale will deliver Frank Martin’s “Mass for Double Choir.”
The University of Houston’s Center for Arts Leadership will present in April a two-day conference exploring the challenges of maintaining a vigorous creative community. “The Leadership in the Arts Summit” will pose the question “What does it take to be a 21st -century arts community?” and showcase the insights of renowned artists and arts professionals. The event will be held April 4 – 5 in UH’s Athletics and Alumni Center.
Prolific Mexican-American author and alum of the University of Houston’s Arte Público Press (APP) Rolando Hinojosa has been selected by the National Book Critics Circle to receive the prestigious Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.
Scholar Paul Cantor is known for his perceptive observations on classic literature and popular culture. The University of Virginia professor of English has written books and articles on topics ranging from Shakespeare to “The Simpsons.” Soon, he will bring his unique insights to the University of Houston as the 2014 Ross Lence Master Teacher.