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    Mark Ballas Dances With His Dad Corky in Burn the Floor

    Corky Ballas, left, with son Mark in Burn the Floor. Throughout the Houston run, Corky Ballas, the father of Mark Ballas and an internationally known master of international Latin dancing in his own right, is making a cameo appearance in Burn the ...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on December 16, 2010 @ 9:10 am
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    Rock And Roll's Hall Of Shame

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Waits, this was a first time no...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 16, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and the Power of Masks

    This past Halloween, when kids got to dress up as their favorite cartoon character or superhero, two of the biggest selling costumes for girls and women were Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. In societies across the globe, people put on wigs, make up, and a...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 15, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
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    In Burn the Floor, Mark Ballas' Pecs Look Great (Like Everyone's On Stage)

    The Setup: Their chests glisten, their hair whips around and sticks to sweaty foreheads, their legs scissor across the stage in blurring beats, they exude sex -- and that's just the guys. The gals are pretty much the same, except their chests are cov...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on December 15, 2010 @ 2:34 pm
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    Tree of Life Trailer Finally Online

    Last night before a screening of the unsettling and outrageous Black Swan, Art Attack witnessed the trailer for Terrence Malick's new film The Tree of Life, which was partially shot in and around Houston. And today, Apple released the trailer online...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 15, 2010 @ 1:19 pm
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    Give the Gift of Maximalism

    Libbie Masterson and Wayne Gilbert signing copies of Texas Artists Today See a slideshow of the tiny, temporary bookstore and the signing at Tootsie's. Yesterday we suggested you gift your loved ones with a tribute to the virtues of austerity and...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 15, 2010 @ 11:46 am
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    Houston Film Critics Society Recognizes the Best (and Worst) of 2010

    Nominated for 6 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Why the film industry continues to label Houston as a marginal, unimportant market is beyond comprehension. We may be a long way from Hollywood, but we're still the four...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 15, 2010 @ 9:29 am
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    Top 10: Underrated Christmas Movies

    Right around now, we get sick of hearing about Elf (yes, we said it), It's A Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street, and sometimes even A Christmas Story. The all-day screenings of the latter on one of Ted Turner's channels doesn't exactly make us cl...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 15, 2010 @ 8:07 am
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    Your Meme of the Week: Bread People

    If I haven't eaten in a while, and I laugh too hard, I get this weird throbbing pain on both sides of the back of my head. It's like I'm wearing a really tight motorcycle helmet (or listening to Vampire Weekend). Thanks to Bread People on Tumblr, my ...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 15, 2010 @ 6:00 am
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    David Adickes is "Movin' On"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rkimberly/ Sculptor David Adickes, known for his big-ass president heads and the big-ass Sam Houston statue in Huntsville, has sold his long-time studio Sculpturworx to "(TRY to) simplify my life and start a new ch...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 14, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
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    Give the Gift of Minimalism

    Pre-Christmas road trip, anyone? Can't make it out to starry Marfa for a conceptual, hip holiday? You can stay here and think about minimalist art. That'll be just as much fun, right? It will if Santa brings you the new book Chinati: The Vision o...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 14, 2010 @ 2:15 pm
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    CTRL Gallery Show is Elegant, Riveting and...Icky?

    Playing Cards in the Dark, Emilio Perez It's dueling painters at CTRL Gallery, with work by Emilio Perez in one half of the gallery and Myungjin Song in the other. Working in slightly muddied, gray and mauve hues, Perez offers up ironic gestural a...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 14, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
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    Real-Life Da Vinci Code Hidden in Mona Lisa's Eyes?

    It sounds a little too much like a plot from Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. But Silvano Vinceti, president of Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage assured London's Daily Mail that he is confident the microscopic letters and numbers he d...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 14, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
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    Assassination in Jellystone

    Holler if you wanna see Boo Boo shoot a resigned (and valuable) Yogi Bear in the back of the head with a shotgun inside a forest ranger station. That's what I thought. This video started circulating yesterday afternoon on all the cool-kid websites ...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 14, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Be a Part of Unsilent Night (It's Very Flaming Lips)

    From last year's Unsilent Night event in New York City Matt Brownlie is organizing a Houston performance of composer Phil Kline's Unsilent Night and he needs YOU to participate. No musical training is necessary to be a part of this outdoor roving ...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 14, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    New on DVD: Exit Through the Gift Shop, The A-Team, Cyrus, The Town, Micmacs, The Other Guys

    Exit Through the Gift Shop Exit Through the Gift Shop is not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious expose on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas. Though it's credited as a...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on December 14, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    10 Sequels We Won't Want To See

    Your reaction to this news will depend on how much you've been anticipating a return of the "Blue Steel": Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 14, 2010 @ 7:44 am
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    Brent Green's Gravity Is Wonderfully Wonky

    placeholder Kentucky hardware store clerk Leonard Wood was a man obsessed. When his wife Mary was diagnosed with cancer, he began building, trying to turn their house into a kind of machine to heal her. She died anyway. But Wood kept on building f...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 13, 2010 @ 4:19 pm
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    Slideshow: Neopopstreetfunk's "Boarded Up" Surf/Skate Art Show

    A wave of gallery goers crashed the Heights' M2 Gallery last weekend for "Boarded Up: The Art of Surf and Skate." Presented by Neopopstreetfunk, the show featured over 250 skateboard decks and surfboards painted by over 100 local and national artists...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 13, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
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    Slideshow: East End Xmas at the Orange Show

    The Orange Show was the perfect environment for a folk-art East End Christmas Party Saturday night. Airbrushed low-riders and art cars lined Munger St., and glue-gun-armed partygoers created custom ornaments while the Sideshow Tramps provided a blueg...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 13, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
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