january The Band’s Visit
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Branford Marsalis, Da Camera
JANUARY 28-FEBRURY 2
Wortham Theater Center
The NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winning saxophonist is one of the most revered instrumentalists of the modern era. He’s a model of daring, no-apologies artistry, expanding musical horizons and deepening collective identity.
With 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and a Grammywinning score, it seduces the soul and sweeps audiences off their feet with talented onstage musicians. The production rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
JANUARY 18-MARCH 22
Lawndale Art Center
White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
Engage in a shared psychosis composed of linear-shaped objects in tandem with organic line drawings to create mixed-media collages.
The Boston funk, jazz band began performing in the early 1990’s after meeting as students at the Berklee College of Music.
The New York musical ensemble inventively blend elements of indie rock with dream-pop and synth waves in their sound.
Revention Music Center
House of Blues
The stand-up giant has played the circuit for years. From late night appearances to riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," she’s a blast.
Since forming in 1980, the heavy metal band from the northwest has recorded 15 albums of music and toured the world.
The Nashville based singer/songwriters bring a quiet acoustic guitar and plaintive voice, to their staple of folk-driven pieces.
Best known as the guitarist in Phish, he’s also performed his compositions with the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and others.
Wortham Theater Center
White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
The storied troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments: matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, cans, lighters and hubcaps to create magnificent rhythms.
The North Carolina duo of singer/songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz perform their songs feel like whispered secrets--warm, introspective and intimate.
JANUARY 24-MARCH 15
She’s been called one of the most underappreciated artists in Austin. With the release of her third album, emotions run deep, and narratives sensitive and songs sensational.
Main Street Crossing (Tomball)
Stages Theatre (Sterling Theatre)
The Houston area native is one of the top Texas country acts in the state, well known on stages large and small.
The longest-running musical in history has been refreshed for the new century and is the perfect valentine to the theatre and the eternal power of love.
The educational PBS series is a serious favorite among children teaching lessons in biology, zoology, and ecology, and more.
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Dosey Doe Big Barn (The Woodlands)
Shawne Major: Folie à Deux
Giving Voice: Lawrence Brownlee and Friends, Houston Grand Opera Wortham Theater Center (Cullen Theater)
The renowned tenor with J’Nai Bridges, Nicole Heaston, Reginald Smith Jr., Russell Thomas, and Kevin Miller (piano) celebrate Houston’s diverse community in song. JANUARY 21
National Geographic Live: Spinosaurus Jones Hall
The largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered is a prehistoric giant almost that was lost to science, before being brought back to light. JANUARY 21
Telegraph Quartet, Chamber Music Stude Concert Hall (Rice University)
The San Francisco-based ensemble brings a combination of brilliance and subtlety that includes the neo-Baroque dance suite with Schulhoff’s Five Pieces.
Two Tons of Steel Before there was Americana and Texas Country, this country-meets-punk trio was blending Buddy Holly with the Clash and making it all their own.
Will Reagan, Andrea Marie
Phil Vassar He’s written tunes for Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina and Alan Jackson, and made a name as a solo act with “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Real Love.”
Venezuelan Folkways, Apollo Chamber Players MATCH
The Latin Grammy-winning violinist Eddy Marcano drives a program featuring fascinating new arrangements of Venezuelan folk music. JANUARY 25 *
Trey Anastasio House of Blues
Christy Hayes Old Quarter (Galveston)
Kimmie Rhodes, Gary Nicholson Dosey Doe Big Barn (The Woodlands)
Between the two, Willie, Garth, Waylon, Garth, Fleetwood Mac, Wynonna and even Ringo Starr have recorded their songs. *Editor’s Choice H O U S TO N H OT E L M A G A Z I N E
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