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  • May 28, 2013   BY Tom LeGro and Colleen Shalby  

    Life looks a little different on the other side of the bars, doesn’t it? Yes, sometimes it’s good to change your perspective. It can make you appreciate the things you take for granted — like that you don’t sleep in a cage and participate in pageants.
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  • May 23, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
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  • May 23, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A performer participates in the 10th anniversary celebration of the El Salvador Museum of Art in San Salvador. Photo by Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images.
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  • May 22, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    An epic journey told in song. Laments about lost loves. A protracted death scene. Just another production at the Houston Grand Opera. But there’s nothing typical about “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” or “To Cross the Face of the Moon.”
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  • May 22, 2013   BY Spencer Michels  

    Have you ever thought of marching, fighting soldiers as ballet dancers? In a play called “Black Watch,” now intriguing audiences in San Francisco, a troupe of Scottish actors, all male, spends nearly two hours strutting across the stage, choreographed as if they were dancers.
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  • May 22, 2013   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    A little boy looks at art works on the floor and wall by Ugo Rondinone, which are represented at the Art Basel art show in Hong Kong.
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  • May 22, 2013  

    Where can you take in the first Mariachi opera in addition to the "classics"? Jeffrey Brown reports on the Houston Grand Opera’s unique mission: to engage audiences from the city’s diverse, multicultural community by staging productions originating from the experiences of its neighbors. Continue reading

  • May 21, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby  

    We know how much you all adored this giant rubber duck, so it’s with heavy hearts that we share some unfortunate news. On May 14, 2013, our 54-foot inflated friend…deflated. Hopefully it will rest in peace knowing that its existence … Continue reading

  • May 21, 2013   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    A visitor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York experiences an exhibit entitled Rain Room. The room is filled with a field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected, offering visitors the experience of controlling the rain.
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  • May 20, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    This week’s poem comes from Charles Hood. He is the author of “South x South,” winner of the 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His previous books include “Bombing Ploesti” and “Rio de Dios” (Red Hen Press).
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