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Society for the Performing Arts presents… THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY ‘CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR’

Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece ORCHESTRA have announced the details for their 15th anniversary “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the fourth consecutive year by SiriusXM. Hitting 25 cities, the annual holiday extrav ...

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Society for the Performing Arts Presents World-Renowned Pianist – Roman Rabinovich

HOUSTON (October 25, 2018) – Houston’s leading performing arts presenter, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), will be presenting world-renowned pianist Roman Rabinovich on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center. Rabinovich will delight Houstonians w ...

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Meet the Houston-Born Actor on the Heels of Kinky Boots by Chris Becker, “Houstonia”

TO CALL IT THE STUFF OF SHOWBIZ LEGEND would be a tad melodramatic, but hey, we’re talking about 23-year-old Houston-born singer, dancer, and actress Madison Pugh. After hearing about the gig on a family trip to Disney World, the recent University of Oklahoma grad was invited to join the touring ...

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Tough As Leather by Don Maines, “OutSmart Magazine”

Kinky Boots star Jos N. Banks on his brush with suicide and turning adversity into art. By Don Maines A semicolon tattooed on the wrist of Kinky Boots star Jos N. Banks reminds him that his suicide attempt while in high school was not the end of his story. Surviving that “very dark moment,” ...

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Society for the Performing Arts getting back on track – by Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

Society for the Performing Arts, like all the home companies of Houston's Theater District, was knee-knocked by Hurricane Harvey. But it's doing its best to stand up again. As an "anchor" presenter for major touring acts from around the world, SPA utilizes both of the district's damaged marquee v ...

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Theater District shows resilience in ‘Houston Strong’

Jason Moran said it best, right before he let his nimble fingers do the rest of the talking with an evocative medley Wednesday at Miller Outdoor Theatre: "In this moment of rebuilding, we can count on artists to show us the way." The Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist came home to join virtuosic a ...

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Theater District hosts free benefit honoring heroes of Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON - The Theater District in Houston Wednesday night put on “Houston Strong: A Theater District Benefit Honoring Local Heroes.” It was a free concert to help raise money for Harvey relief and provide some peace. “Tonight is about honoring Houstonians, their resilience, their strengt ...

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