UHCL News

Cross cultural studies student's exhibit explores Mexican-American activism in Houston

March 18, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Cross cultural studies student's exhibit explores Mexican-American activism in Houston

Houston’s history is filled with stories of Mexican-American activists and organizations that have mobilized the community toward change. Lydia Newcomb, who will be receiving her master’s in cross cultural and global studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake in May, is presenting an exhibit entitled, “¡Ya Basta!” in the Julia Ideson Building in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) on April 4 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts students to present work in exhibition in UHCL Art Gallery

March 13, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Fine Arts students to present work in exhibition in UHCL Art Gallery

For Nicole Bishop, photographing dancers is the most natural way for her to express herself as an artist. Bishop's work, along with 28 other artists, will be featured in the 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition to be held in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery April 11-May 6.

Santa Fe High School choir teacher takes on the role of Willy Wonka

March 07, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Santa Fe High School choir teacher takes on the role of Willy Wonka

Gunnar Tietge, a choir teacher at Santa Fe High School, will play the lead role of Willy Wonka in UHCL's production of "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka," during performances running from April 4-14 at UHCL Bayou Theater.

Where in the world is Rockapella? Coming soon to Bayou Theater

February 18, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Where in the world is Rockapella? Coming soon to Bayou Theater

The a cappella quintet Rockapella, is bringing their unique blend of pop, jazz and smooth harmonies to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

UHCL prof's book aims to elevate political discourse, focus on common ground

February 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof's book aims to elevate political discourse, focus on common ground

Keith Parsons remembers a time when Republicans and Democrats could lead open discussions about politics with each other while maintaining the sense that one person could disagree with another without tossing insults. Parsons, who is a professor of philosophy at University of Houston-Clear Lake, has co-authored a book with his longtime friend, retired United Church of Christ minister Paris Donehoo, that he says was inspired by their mutual chagrin and astonishment at the 2016 election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

UHCL celebrates Black History with West African Film Festival

February 15, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL celebrates Black History with West African Film Festival

As part of Black History Month, the West African Film Festival is presenting three films to raise awareness and appreciation of film related to West Africa on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland, 1200 Pearland Pkwy.

First-time-muralist leaves permanent mark on Houston museum's walls

January 29, 2019 | Katherine Adams

First-time-muralist leaves permanent mark on Houston museum's walls

When Jessica Padilla took a museum studies course last summer at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she didn’t think that a class field trip to the Houston Maritime Museum would end with an opportunity for her to leave a permanent mark – or, mural – on the museum’s wall.

Put on your red shoes and read a chapter on David Bowie

January 25, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Put on your red shoes and read a chapter on David Bowie

Samuel Gladden accepted an invitation to write a chapter on rock icon David Bowie, to be included in a book tentatively titled “David Bowie and Romanticism.” Gladden is associate dean and Professor of Literature in the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities.

Mercury to bring Mozart's final three symphonies to life at Bayou Theater

January 23, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Mercury to bring Mozart's final three symphonies to life at Bayou Theater

In just 35 short years on Earth, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed over 600 works, including 41 symphonies, writing the last three within about six weeks at the end of his life. On Feb. 7 at 7:30 at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, Mercury will perform its own special interpretation of these three masterpieces. Antoine Plante, the orchestra’s artistic director, says these three works are part of the ‘golden age’ of Mozart and bringing these symphonies together in a trio shows how one person could compose music that impacts the world profoundly, even more than 200 years after his death.

Apollo Chamber Players adds other-worldly theremin to the mix

January 15, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Apollo Chamber Players adds other-worldly theremin to the mix

The Apollo Chamber players will introduce a unique sound experience to their audience at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater stage, on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Houston-based ensemble is featuring world-renowned German theremin musician Carolina Eyck to share the eerie, arresting music of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu, as well as Eyck’s new works composed for theremin and string quartet in a show titled, “Theremin Fantasies.”

Critically acclaimed 14-year-old Emi Sunshine to brighten Bayou Theater

January 09, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Critically acclaimed 14-year-old Emi Sunshine to brighten Bayou Theater

Now a critically acclaimed 14-year-old singer and songwriter, Emi has shared her exceptional talents on stages around the country and on national television, and will play her unique bluegrass-Americana sound at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.

'Phantom' star Kristen Hertzenberg brings Broadway hits to Bayou Theater

January 07, 2019 | Katherine Adams

'Phantom' star Kristen Hertzenberg brings Broadway hits to Bayou Theater

Well-known for her role as Christine in the Las Vegas production of “Phantom of the Opera,” classically-trained Kristen Hertzenberg will take center stage at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater to perform an evening of classic showtunes on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.