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UH Houston Shakespeare Fest Conservatory Training Tomorrow's Stars

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

By Mike Emery:: Many Houston high school students are trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation. A dedicated group of aspiring actors, however, have spent the past week at the University of Houston learning Shakespeare from veteran stage professionals.


Mayor Annise Parker Proclaims July 31 as Houston Shakespeare Festival Day

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

By Mike Emery:: This year, the UH-produced Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) celebrates 41 years of free outdoor performances. To honor this summer tradition, Houston Mayor Annise Parker has officially proclaimed July 31 as Houston Shakespeare Day in the city.


Family, Food, Fun at Heart of Houston Shakespeare Fest

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

By Mike Emery:: UH experts are available to offer tips on choosing the right snacks, selecting appropriate wines for outdoor enjoyment and sharing Shakespeare with kids.


UH Singers Return from Germany As World Champs

Mon, 13 Jul 2015

By Mike Emery:: Some of the world’s most beautiful voices were heard during the recent Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany. Among those earning the top honors at the esteemed choral event were talented singers from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music.


UH Hosting Performance by Filarmónica Joven de Colombia

Fri, 10 Jul 2015

By Mike Emery:: Some of South America’s top classical musicians have made their way to Houston. Credit the Houston Symphony and the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music for the arrival of Filarmónica Joven de Colombia or Colombian Youth Philharmonic (FJC).


Creative Campers Converging on Cougar Country

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: Each year, the University of Houston helps Houstonians unleash their inner artists through a variety of camps and workshops.


Houston Teachers Hit the Books During UH Common Ground Institute

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: Summer is typically the time for baseball, barbecues and the beach. For a group of dedicated educators, it’s also a season for books. Every summer, the University of Houston Honors College invites educators to campus for its Common Ground Institute.


UH Experts Available to Address SCOTUS Decisions on Health Care, Same-Sex Marriages

Mon, 22 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings on same-sex marriages and the future of the Affordable Care Act. UH faculty experts can address these topics.


UH Moores Concert Chorale Bidding Fans Farewell Before International Performances

Thu, 18 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: Houstonians are well aware of the talents of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music Concert Chorale. The Chorale will perform July 5 – 12 in Germany.


Houston Shakespeare Festival Cast Announced

Wed, 10 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: The Houston Shakespeare Festival has long attracted the nation’s top talents. This year’s event is no different as esteemed regional actors are en route to the Bayou City for its annual celebration of the Bard.


Texas Music Festival Sharing Magic of Music Through Community Concerts

Mon, 08 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: The Texas Music Festival will deliver performances on campus and at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, but musicians also are taking their talents into the community.


UH's Texas Music Festival Getting Bigger, Better

Fri, 05 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: For a quarter of a century, the Texas Music Festival has entertained Houstonians with concerts and recitals. It also has groomed young musicians through specialized institutes and classes. This year’s festival officially kicked off this week on campus, and the Festival Orchestra’s first performance is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6 at UH’s Moores Opera House.


Creative Camps at UH Grooming Future Filmmakers, Architects, Authors, Artists

Wed, 03 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: Each summer, the nonprofit organization Wonderworks delivers innovative learning opportunities for Houston area high school students. Many Wonderworks programs are delivered on the UH campus and taught by University faculty and guest artists.


UH, Brazos Bookstore Team Up for Summer of Shakespeare

Tue, 02 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: The Houston Shakespeare Festival is a few months away, but enthusiastic audiences can begin celebrating the Bard in June. The University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance and Brazos Bookstore are teaming up for the inaugural Summer of Shakespeare.


UH Moores Opera Center Delivering Classics, Modern Masterpieces During 2015 - 16 Season

Tue, 02 Jun 2015

By Mike Emery:: Each year, the University of Houston’s Moores Opera Center takes on the task of trying to top previous performance seasons. Audiences have discovered the award-winning opera company is certainly up to the challenge.


UH Moment: Hilton Hospitality Industry Archives

Wed, 27 May 2015

By Greg Ortiz:: The Hospitality Industry Archives is a unique and wide-ranging collection of corporate papers, historical documents, photographs, film and memorabilia that attracts scholars, educators, hospitality-industry professionals and media outlets from around the world.


UH School of Theatre & Dance Announces 2015 - 16 Performance Season

Thu, 21 May 2015

By Mike Emery:: The University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance offers Houstonians an opportunity to catch rising stage stars performing in compelling classics and premiere productions. For its 2015 – 2016 performance season, the school continues its tradition of delivering new and timeless plays performed by its talented student actors.


UH Architects Taking On Real-World Projects

Mon, 11 May 2015

By Mike Emery:: Patrick Peters is no stranger to guiding his students on studio projects with real world potential. The University of Houston architecture professor frequently leads class projects that focus on designing amenities and structures for Houston-area communities.


Emerging Authors Headed to UH for Annual Boldface Conference

Thu, 07 May 2015

By Mike Emery:: Each summer, the University of Houston becomes a haven for aspiring writers from across the nation. UH’s annual Boldface conference is aimed at helping emerging authors strengthen their literary voices through extensive workshops and public readings.