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Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996 - File 024. 1996-12-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/915/show/905.

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(1996-12-27). Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996 - File 024. Montrose Voice. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/915/show/905

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Title Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996
Publisher Window Media
Date December 27, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript Stein continued... (Continuedfrom page II) the spectrum," said Stein. Stein believes the art form has survived 400 years because it has been passed down through generations over the past few centuries. However, he stresses that we are at a junction where the current generation is not as inclined to pass this historical art form down to the next generation. He believes it's up to the industry to educate and introduce the younger generation to this art form. "This is a society that has grown to become ever, ever, ever more visual. We listen to music now as background. We put music in elevators because we're afraid to stand quietly for a minute. When was the last time someone said to you, I heard a concert. People don't hear a concert, they see them. So, we're fighting an onslaught of a societal change...and for the classical music industry, it's been a real challenge," observed Stein. He contends that al! funding for non-profit art institutions is critically important to maintain the heritage. "The more the sense there is in a community - I use that as a I love Hillary Clinton's It Takes A Village metaphor - that this is an essential part of the human experience, the more people are willing to value and validate it with their participation. And that includes their contributions." Stein opined that everyone must be involved in protecting our cultural heritage or our country will be the only country that does not support the arts. "When the government values it, and the corporations are valuing it and the foundations are valuing it and parents are valuing it by going and sharing il with their kids, then the whole community is investing in this great vast sector of human existence." What does a maestro listen to on a personal level? "Obviously classical music of all sorts," he exclaims. Yes, but what else is in his CD collection? "A large collection of Barbra Streisand. There's a large selection of Bette Midler." He pauses. "Ray Charles. James Brown. Cole Porter (Red, Hot and Blue), West Side Story (Various Country and Rock Artists) and James Taylor," informs Stein. "Oh, I have both Ru- Paul albums. RuPaul is great for the gym," he adds as an afterthought. Stein reluctantly admitted that there was one other he did not mention and decided to go public with it when pressed. "When I was a kid, we went to see a concert with Burt Bacharach in the late 60's," recalls Stein. "The opening act was this group that he was just bringing out for the first time and he wanted us to have the pleasure of hearing them and it was Karen and Richard Carpenter. And, I remember saying to my mother: 'they're really great, I think they're going be big stars,'" he recounts. Sure enough, several years later they were really big stars he remembers. "What a beautiful voice she had in a beautifully musical way." Stephen Stein's career embraces the operatic as well as the orchestral idiom, and he also has a strong background in stage directing. The Academy Award winning maestro was named the first recipient of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Arts in Excellence Award in 1994 in recognition for his dedication to promoting the cultural growth of young people. In 1996, the Alief ndependent School District presented him with their annual "You Make a Difference" Award. And, he does. Another way to reach us! You can now send your letters, news leads, and other correspondence to the HOUSTON VOICE by e-mail. Address to: HouVoicefffiaol.com. *m 1307 FAIRVIEW ■B w (3 Mocks West of Montrose) tfw (713) 529-1414 THflftf PUCImc • Alignment • Brakes BILL CLAIRE FAMILY MORTUARY Private Cremation S57S Complete C*rc tnd Concern for thc Ftmity ■ Complete Funeral • Pre-Arranged Services In-Home Services • Pre-Need Insurance ■ Al Insurance Policies Honored COO n*T\0*n 2603 Southmore 0 C. mC -J UOU Houston, TX 77004 V <*r PLANT HOUSfc Specials - 2 Dz. Long Stem Roses $19.99 Pamsettias $299 Floral arrangements far all occasions FTP World Wide Service and local delivery X Fresh Cut Flowers Terra Cotta Pottery ■*% Bedding Plants Topiary Animals ^ Tropical Plants Hanging Baskets Vases, Cards, Gift Ideas & more 812 Westheimer (near Montrose Boulevard) (713) 5Z9-6050 -s ^ - 517 .. r * s * *% ** *» RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE ,•0 COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE & CASH BALLOON DROP AT MIDNIGHT http://www.hic.net/ripcord/journal.htm HOUSTON VOICE I DECEMBER 27, 1996 23
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