Monthly Archives: August 2011

If you are in Leipzig at the end of the month, why don’t you stop by and visit our friends at the Staedtepartnerschaft Leipziig-Houston?  Their topic on “The United States of America — Quo vadis, Obama?” sounds interesting in any language.  Following is an invitation with all the details.

Sister Cities of Houston invites you to join the Visioning Workshop about creating a major destination with great public spaces proposed along Bastrop Street, next to the new Houston Dynamo Soccer Stadium in the East Downtown District (EaDo). The workshop will include a short site-visit, an evaluation and a discussion of specific activities, uses and […]

We are privileged to hear this young, talented musician in a private concert:  Join us in welcoming Aaron Kaufman to a special Houston-Leipzig performance on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. Last winter Leipzig asked us to send a young musician to represent Houston at some musical events.   Aaron Kaufman was highly recommended for […]

Sunday, 13th August 1961, shortly after midnight. East German police disrupt the city train and underground connections. Street surfaces are ripped up, barbed wire barriers erected. The Soviet sector border in Berlin is sealed off from the western districts.

Houston PBS – Channel 8 will show the second part of the two-hour documentary on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. After the initial days of celebration following the opening of the Wall, the fate of the two Germanys hung in the balance. Would a new chapter of instability doom Gorbachev’s era of reform […]

On Monday, August 8, 2011, at 9:00 p.m., Houston PBS – Channel 8 – will show the first part of the two-hour documentary that first premiered in June 2010. The most memorable symbol of the revolution that swept across Europe two decades ago is the November 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall. Soon after, East […]

Sister Cities of Houston cordially invites you to the September Concert, a musical celebration of life and peace on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of September 11.  Artists performing at the concert are the Apollo Chamber Players, Solero Flamenco , and the Houston Liederkranz and Houston Saengerbund.  There […]

For the 32nd time, the Concerts at the Bach Monument offer a summer program from Bach to Blues with renowned national and international artists. Until August 29 the free concerts take place every Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Bach Monument; if it’s raining, in the St. Thomas Church. This coming Monday (08-08-2011), the Polish […]

Vom 24.6.-8.7. hatte Leipzig Besuch aus seiner texanischen Partnerstadt Houston. Seit bereits 13 Jahren besteht diese Freundschaft und dank des alljährlich veranstalteten Schülerwettbewerbs an einem Leipziger Gymnasium sowie einer Schule in Houston durften die texanischen Gewinner nun ihre Partnerstadt während eines zweiwöchigen Besuchs persönlich kennenlernen. Begleitet wurden Jenny, Randy und Eric von den deutschen Gewinnern […]

The Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association is delighted to present Aaron Kaufman  – Singer, Songwriter, Artist Extraordinaire –on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church.  He just returned from Leipzig where they loved him, raved about his music, and where he created “a musical experience guaranteed […]