Jim Nelson, Margaret Alkek Williams and Stanton Welch

IT'S OFFICIAL! THE Downtown Houston building that houses Houston Ballet has been named the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance building, and a group of Williams’ friends and Ballet faithful gathered there to celebrate.

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Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

IT WAS A big night for the Houston Symphony. Not only was it the annual Opening Night Concert and Gala, chaired this year by Susan and Dennis Carlyle, but it was also the official first performance of Juraj Valčuha as the symphony’s 16th music director.

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Dinner was served on the stage after Houston Ballet's performance of 'Peter Pan' (photo by Wilson Parish)

HOUSTON'S ICONIC CULTURAL institutions are back! As the Houston Symphony poises to debut its new season on Friday night, the Houston Ballet is touting its spectacular Opening Night last weekend — which featured a fabulous meal, right on the stage, with the dancers as honored guests.

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