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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

a-beer-in-a-pub-1171697-mWe learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014.

Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the growing craft beer scene in Houston and the flourishing Texas wine industry.

Plus: Early childhood educators in Houston share best practices and musician Danielle Reich discusses the different mindset necessary to sing jazz, when you’ve been trained to perform opera.

Segments:

  • Houston: The Craft Beer Capital of Texas; And Talking Texas Wine

    Earlier this month, Mayor Annise Parker announced a new craft beer event coming to Houston this fall. And ‘DRAFT Magazine’ recently named a few Houston bars on its list of ‘America’s 100 Best Beer Bars‘. These are just some examples of how the craft beer industry is flourishing in Houston, and in Texas. Enthusiasts say that wasn’t always the case,

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  • Conference Provides Resources for Houston Early Childhood Educators

    Every year the Harris County Department of Childhood Education hosts an event for early childhood educators in Houston. The idea is to provide a learning environment for teachers to come together to share teaching strategies and best practices and to socialize. This year, the conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kingdom

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  • Organization Provides Undies for Everyone

    Rabbi Amy Weiss tells us about her organization, Undies for Everyone, which collects underwear and supplies them to disadvantaged children.

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  • Vocalist Discusses Her Transition from Opera to Jazz

    Jazz singer Danielle Reich grew up playing the piano and singing, and for a while performed with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. But eventually she decided opera was too stressful but wanted to keep singing. So she starting taking lessons in jazz vocals at Houston Community College. But, as she tells Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty, it took much longer before

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