UHCL News

UHCL Family Art Day brings families together with free events, crafts and fun

October 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Family Art Day brings families together with free events, crafts and fun

One of Alex Malone’s missions as managing director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater is to offer more family-friendly events to make the arts more accessible to the community. UH-Clear Lake’s inaugural Family Art Day, to be held in the Bayou Building on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m., is the first of what Malone hopes will become a monthly Clear Lake tradition.

Award-winning Latin pop singer hopes to move hearts and hips at Bayou Theater

October 12, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Award-winning Latin pop singer hopes to move hearts and hips at Bayou Theater

For Gina Chavez, the music she writes and performs comes from a very personal place. The award-winning, Austin-based bilingual Latin pop singer says she hopes to take her audience on a musical journey through her experiences working in El Salvador and at home when she takes the stage at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Shinyribs to bring swamp-funk to Bayou Theater, believes all dancing is good dancing

October 08, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Shinyribs to bring swamp-funk to Bayou Theater, believes all dancing is good dancing

Kevin Russell describes himself as a guy who only stops laughing long enough to sing and dance. As the frontman of Shinyribs, an eight-piece swamp-funk-soul band that is a fixture of Austin’s live music scene, he assures University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater-goers a foot-stomping, hip-swiveling good time at their performance on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Gospel ensemble to bring unique, pure blend of voices to Bayou Theater

October 01, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Gospel ensemble to bring unique, pure blend of voices to Bayou Theater

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar features 20 powerful gospel voices, and will bring their uniquely blended sound to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

New Zealand busker, 'American Idol' finalist to take Bayou Theater stage

September 27, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New Zealand busker, 'American Idol' finalist to take Bayou Theater stage

This season, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater is showcasing talent from around the world – and inside the TV. On Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., folk multi-instrumentalist and headliner Graeme James, a New Zealander, will share the stage with Alex Preston, a third-place finalist from the 13th season of “American Idol.”

'America's Got Talent' finalist to share her perfect pitch, positivity at Bayou Theater

September 25, 2018 | Katherine Adams

'America's Got Talent' finalist to share her perfect pitch, positivity at Bayou Theater

Mandy Harvey has been musical all her life. She had seen shows like “America’s Got Talent” before, but didn’t have the confidence to audition. When she was offered the opportunity to try out for season 12 of NBC’s hit talent show, she finally did. She was the fourth-place finalist, and won a highly coveted Golden Buzzer from arguably one of the show’s most challenging judges, Simon Cowell. On Oct. 24, she’ll move her fans with her original pop and jazz songs at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Trout Fishing in America shares music and humor with kids and adults at the Bayou Theater

September 21, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Trout Fishing in America shares music and humor with kids and adults at the Bayou Theater

Something fishy will be going on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake, and parents will love it almost as much as their children will.

Ragtime orchestra will transport Bayou Theater-goers to silent movie era

September 17, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Ragtime orchestra will transport Bayou Theater-goers to silent movie era

It’s a good thing that Andrew Greene – the founder and director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra – got frustrated with playing Brahms and Chopin when he was a child taking piano lessons. His piano teacher was worried he would quit, so for a change, she gave him music written by famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin. His resulting love of the genre will be evident to audiences at Peacherine’s Oct. 14 performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

September 14, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat for Reading program celebrates its third anniversary this fall, continuing to provide personalized, age-appropriate mini-libraries to children in Habitat for Humanity homes. The program’s purpose is to help develop and nurture a habit and love of reading, and build the literacy skills necessary for personal, academic, and lifelong success.

Mercury to present romantic repertoire of Brahms and Mendelssohn

September 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Mercury to present romantic repertoire of Brahms and Mendelssohn

There’s a reason why local theater lovers keep returning to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater for Mercury’s performances. They’ll perform their special interpretation of Brahms’ Third Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony on Friday, Oct. 5 and Mercury’s Creative Director Antoine Plante said that, as always, the audience can expect something different.

Mercury opens UHCL's theater season with 'battle of the bands'-style classical violin performance

August 21, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Mercury opens UHCL's theater season with 'battle of the bands'-style classical violin performance

With almost twice as many outstanding performances to offer Clear Lake theater lovers this season than last, the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake opens the 2018-19 season on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. with an orchestral “battle of the bands” as interpreted by Clear Lake fan-favorite Mercury.

Printmaker changes people's engagement with social media

August 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Printmaker changes people's engagement with social media

In his exhibition titled “Let Me Be Part of Your Search History,” which opens Sept. 7 at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery, artist Jonathan McFadden creates a site-specific installation using text and imagery from his social media feeds to explore the different ways people interact with all the information that bombards them.