W. Taitte

Stories

Fine Tuning

From the Panhandle to the Bayou City, homegrown classical music ensembles are our best-kept secret.

In the Wings

Backstage at the Houston Ballet is a world of pastel shadows, brilliant spangles, and anxious waiting.

Halftime Heroes

The bright-eyed, pink-cheeked cream of Texas youth aren’t scrambling on the football field. They’re playing in the high school band.

Halftime Heroes

The bright-eyed, pink-cheeked cream of Texas youth aren’t scrambling on the football field. They’re playing in the high school band.

The Attack of the Electronic Beast and Other Pleasures

Four performers in Dallas are making a new kind of music that combines precision, grace, and crazy humor.

Trial by Piano

Why knock yourself out for two grueling at a piano competition in Fort Worth? For $12,000 - and a string of concert bookings money can’t buy.

Trial by Piano

Why knock yourself out for two grueling at a piano competition in Fort Worth? For $12,000 - and a string of concert bookings money can’t buy.

The Vanishing Steak

Beefing and chewing the fat about a rare pleasure that’s almost done for.

The Vanishing Steak

Beefing and chewing the fat about a rare pleasure that’s almost done for.

Cutups

Can’t hull a strawberry? Can’t boil an egg? Can’t wash leafy vegetables? Relax. Help is on the way.

Counter Culture

Strawberry sodas, vanilla Cokes, grilled cheese sandwiches. That’s what we love about soda fountains.

Counter Culture

Strawberry sodas, vanilla Cokes, grilled cheese sandwiches. That’s what we love about soda fountains.

The World‘s Best Basic Record Collection

Building a classical, rock, country, and jazz library on a budget.