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A r t i s t Ti e r n e y M a l o n e , o n e o f H o u s t o n 's m a s t e r s o f musicology and t h e f o u n d e r of Jazz Church Houston, is showcased in the heart of the Third Ward at Hogan Brown Gallery, inside the reborn Eldorado Ballroom complex. Malone's "Black Stereo" aligns with the national celebration of Black Music Month. Commissioned by nonprofit Community Music Center of Houston, Malone digs deep into his knowledge of the Black musicians, educators, and institutions that have shaped our town's rich music genres — gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, country, hip-hop, and classical. The artist calls the exhibition "a visual musical mixtape featuring works on paper, made up of drawings, paintings, and collages designed to hip the community to the incredible musical artists who have a connection with the Tre (Third Ward)." Featured in Malone's marriage of text W e've been tracking the ascendant star of choreographer Brett Ishida ever since she and her company, Ishida Dance, were introduced to us in 2021 by Karen Sumner, former Menil director of advancement (now with the Colorado Ballet). Since then, the company has added a Houston base of operations, hired Jamal Madden as managing director, scored a Houston Arts Alliance grant, and made an impressive Asia Society Texas Center debut last summer. All this momentum arrives when the nonprofit, which was founded in Austin in 2019, has been awarded what Ishida calls the equivalent of a James Beard Award for dance: inclusion in Dance Magazine's annual High Fidelity at Hogan Brown at Asia Society Texas Center ISHIDA Dance On Stage: OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. Tierney Malone's and image are the mega-famous (Beyoncé, who was once an up-and-coming performer at Community Music Center); the renowned (tenor sax king Arnett Cobb, Smithsonian Blues inductee chanteuse Jewel Brown, bluesman Little Joe Washington); and the underknown (R&B artist Esther Phillips, gospel artists Cecil Shaw and The Shaw Singers). Opening reception Sunday, June 9, 3 to 5:30 pm, at Hogan Brown Gallery, 2310 Elgin St., exhibition through July 31; proceeds benefit Community Music Center of Houston; @hoganbrownart, hoganbrowngallery. com. Catherine D. Anspon influential "25 to Watch" list this past year. Ishida Dance is the sole U.S. company featured. This honor was no doubt fostered by a recent commission for Ishida to create a work for The Washington Ballet, led by artistic director Julie Kent (now Houston Ballet co-artistic director; stay tuned for Ishida Dance's upcoming world premiere December 6 in the Houston Ballet's Jubilee of Dance series). T h i s m o n t h , I s h i d a D a n c e again stages a commissioned piece at Asia Society Texas C e n t e r , p r e s e n t i n g two works in the world- p r e m i e r e p r o g r a m "Mutability," both described a s p o e t i c narratives. The a v a n t - g a r d e program taps two notable international guest choreographers: confirmed at press time Canadian Kirsten Wicklund, making her U.S. debut. Stay tuned. World premiere of "Mutability," Friday – Saturday, June 7 and 8, 8 pm; Sunday, June 9, 3 pm; at Asia Society Texas Center; tickets from $40, Catherine D. Anspon JEHNIFER HENDERSON AMITAVA SARKAR Maddie Medina in Ishida Dance's "green apples," at Asia Society Texas Center MONROE WARRELL T H E T H E T E A M T E A M Jay Monroe BROKER ASSOCIATE N O T H I N G C O M P A R E S T O W H A T ' S N E X T . N O T H I N G C O M P A R E S T O W H A T ' S N E X T . 7 1 3 . 5 0 4 . 6 9 3 6 - M O N R O E W A R R E L L T E A M @ S I R . C O M - T H E M O N R O E A N D W A R R E L L T E A M . C O M 7 1 3 . 5 0 4 . 6 9 3 6 - M O N R O E W A R R E L L T E A M @ S I R . C O M - T H E M O N R O E A N D W A R R E L L T E A M . C O M Stephen Warrell REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® | | Tierney Malone in studio 16

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