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MOJI to release “Desert Son” EP at Free Press Summer Festival

The Houston trifecta makes its major festival debut performing singles off their new EP “Desert Son,” available to the public on June 7 

1426191828257HOUSTON—Making their major festival debut, Houston indie-rock/jazz trio MOJI will release their newest EP “Desert Son” during their performance at Free Press Summer Festival on June 7th (www.fpsf.com). The band takes the Mars Stage at 12pm on Sunday June 7th with an expanded ensemble of seven members to perform their first two singles Ceasefire and Free as well as new and previously unheard tracks. Founded in 2014 and led by powerhouse front woman Moji Abiola, who has garnered attention from her international performances with legends Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard as well as an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the group has developed a unique and vibrant sound rooted in blues and jazz. The past year has seen MOJI perform at events and clubs throughout Houston, gaining recognition as one of the hottest new acts to follow in the city.

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The 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Rolls up to April 9-12, 2015

Earth Rover 1 by Dion LaurentHouston, TX aka Art Car Capital of the World – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is pleased to announce a fantastic weekend of events April 9-12, 2015 as part of the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend! What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals over a quarter century ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston, drawing one of the largest crowds for any free public event all year. 2015 marks the first year that the Houston Art Car Parade will take place on its new permanent date, the second weekend in April – allowing for cooler and a more enjoyable experience for both participants and spectators alike.

Over the past 28 years, the Houston Art Car Parade has received national and international attention as being the premier celebration of self-expression and “the drive to create” – a representation of Houston’s unique entrepreneurial and creative spirit. Continue reading

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Society for the Performing Arts to bring Malaysian Artists to Houston

ALL-LINE-by-Jay-Ismail_800x480Houston, TX – Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Houston’s leading performing arts presenter, is announcing a partnership with Arts Midwest and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art to bring the international program Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet to Houston during the 2014-15 season. This program began in 2010 as an effort to establish a greater understanding between American and Muslim societies. Houston is one of four cities selected to host the fourth season of Caravanserai, featuring dynamic performance artists, filmmakers and musicians from Malaysia. The other host locations include the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association in Crockett, Texas; the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in Atlanta; and the University of Florida Performing Arts in Gainesville. Continue reading

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Houston Center for Photography presents 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

1194054Featuring 37 artists from across the globe presenting works in HCP’s three galleries
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
JUROR REMARKS: Friday, July 11, 5:30 pm
ARTIST TALKS: Saturday, July 12, 11:00 am
EXHIBITION: July 12–September 7, 2014
HOUSTON, TX—Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce its 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition and this year’s participants. JurorMalcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photography and Curator of Special Projects at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, selected 37 artists from the 285 whom submitted entries sent in from across the globe.

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