Writer and editor, with more than a decade's experience covering music, arts and culture.
Seated on a stool in front of the floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, dressed in a stylish dark blue denim jacket and fedora hat, 81-year-old singer Horace Grigsby has his audience in the palm of his hand.
My profile of five Houston artists, including Debra Barrera, Ed Wilson, Bret Shirley, Marti Corn, and David McGee.
Writer and political activist Jean Genet once said, “It is the duty of the revolution to encourage its adversaries: works of art.” This symbiotic yet contentious relationship between art and political revolution is the subject of "Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art," an expansive, immersive exhibit of Cuban art from 1950 to the present day, on view March 5-May 21 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
As one of the city’s most venerable block parties, The Original Greek Festival, turns 50, the Greek community reflects on its immigrant past — and how it’s shaped the way Houston eats.
Cover story for the February issue of Acoustic Guitar. My profile of guitarist Eric Johnson.
FOR SAXOPHONIST JOSHUA REDMAN, the prodigiously talented son of the late great saxophonist Dewey Redman, who played with luminaries like Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman, playing jazz is a very personal and collective experience.
Tierney Malone’s installation at Project Row Houses shows why Houston is the jazz capital of Texas....
My interview with writer Marjorie Liu about her award-winning comics and her latest series "Monstress."
Another piece I wrote for Houston CityBook. How "Nixon in China" put the HGO on the world’s cultural map as a risk taking champion of new works and American contemporary opera. Includes portions of my exclusive interview with composer John Adams.
Houston chef Adán Medrano on marketing his cookbook to Spanish-speaking communities.
My profile of the great trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval.
My profile of Oceans of Slumber lead singer Cammie Gilbert.
What compels so many musicians to paint? For soprano Misha Penton, painting is a meditative and cathartic process, and provides solace from the demands of her career as a contemporary classical singer and impresario of her performing arts company Divergence Vocal Theater.
My profile of soprano Nicole Heaston. “Beyoncé can’t do what we do, and we can’t do what Beyoncé does. But when people see what we can do, and we do it right, they become excited about it.”