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    Capsule Stage Reviews: Curtains, Jitney, Masters of Semblance, Urinetown

    Curtains When musical veterans John Kander and Fred Ebb come up with such a clunker as Curtains, there's got to be a reason. Death's a pretty good excuse, of course, and since Ebb died during the writing, as did book writer Peter Stone, it's conceiva...

    by Mandy Oaklander on April 7, 2011
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    Fool Me Once

    Dear Mexican, I'm a blanquita, and I've recently begun dating a CALIENTE mexicano. I adore this man. The first time we were intimate, I noticed his necklace (which I had always assumed to be a rosary) was a name necklace...a WOMAN'S name necklace....

    by Gustavo Arellano on April 7, 2011
  • Unsolved Mysteries - Stages' Yankee Tavern lacks a dramatic core.

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    Unsolved Mysteries - Stages' Yankee Tavern lacks a dramatic core.

    Yankee Tavern opens in a seedy New York City bar that time and customers have forgotten. The bar's fresh-faced owner, Adam (Adam Gibbs), looks too young to be running such a decrepit watering hole, nicely evoked by designer Jodi Bobrovsky. Short on c...

    by David Theis on April 7, 2011
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    Floating Stones: Heimir Bjrglfsson at CTRL Gallery

    Heimir Bjrglfsson Elements from the natural world become characters in the collages of Heimir Bjrglfsson, currently on view in the show "The Classical" at CTRL Gallery. Bjrglfsson cuts out photos of things like rocks and plants and inserts t...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on March 11, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
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    Bjrn Bsen's Surreal Wonderland at Anya Tish Gallery

    Bjrn Bsen's "Tainted Tales" at Anya Tish Gallery presents surreal paintings of antique china objects so odd and distorted, they look like a 19th-century housewife's laudanum-fueled daydream. And speaking of laudanum, Lewis Carroll is another influe...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on March 11, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
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    I'm Gonna Get Me Religion

    One of the wonderful things about American music is its alternately combative and reverent relationship with religion. Music, American music especially, in performance and on record, allows us revel in our cynicism, celebrate our confusion, and just ...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on March 11, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
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    Idol Beat: The Beloved

    American Idol, the show that dares answer the question: "Who or what the hell is 'Diddy Dirty-Money?'" Ryan Seacrest kicks the show off by introducing our "beloved finalists," and I couldn't help but think of Rick's line from Casablanca ("They're no...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on March 11, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Battle: Los Angeles

    Another Alien Invasion Movie? How Many Can Hollywood Make? Hey, if you're happy getting complacent in the face of extraterrestrial onslaught, that's fine. Just don't come crying to me when they teleport you to the Probe Nebula. Rating Using Randon ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on March 11, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
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    Tinny Dancers: The Aluminum Show

    We've often speculated on the secret lives of inanimate objects, even more so now that our microwave has taken to turning itself on and off for no apparent reason. That's the premise behind The Aluminum Show, a unique marriage of art, visual theater,...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on March 11, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    Your Meme of the Week: Paula Deen Riding Things

    I'm sorry to anyone who this hurts or offends. Maybe it's the white hair, the hearty laugh, the butter, the cheery eyes, the idea that she cooked in lingerie and heels back in the day, or maybe it's just an old-lady fetish. That being said, Paula D...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on March 11, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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    (Video) Cirque du Soleil Hatches a Spectacular OVO

    The insect realm of Cirque's OVO See many more pictures of Cirque's spectacle in our slideshow. OVO is literally abuzz under the Grand Chapiteau at the Sam Houston Race Park. Cirque Du Soleil's new touring show emerges from the ecosystem of the i...

    @ Art Attack by Rosie Trump on March 10, 2011 @ 4:06 pm
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    Kind of Blew: Blue Man Group at Jones Hall

    Nope, you didn't miss much. (See a slideshow of photos from the performance.) Art Attack has a confession to make. Until last night, I'd never seen a Blue Man Group performance. Not even during my mid-'90s New York years, when my cousin did PR f...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on March 10, 2011 @ 2:24 pm
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    100 Creatives: Teresa O'Connor

    Teresa O'Connor (Part of our ongoing series profiling 100 Houston-area artists. No rankings; no order. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday for another edition.) What she does: Installation artist Teresa O'Connor brings her passion for art and b...

    @ Art Attack by Nathan Paulus on March 10, 2011 @ 11:22 am
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    Idol Beat: This Time It's Personal

    The Daily Beast had a story up yesterday about how this season of American Idol might be the best ever: This year, the contenders have already proven energetic, and the audience is responding, with half a dozen developing breakout followings acros...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on March 10, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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    Experimental, Entertaining Gone Missing at Theater LaB

    The cast of Gone Missing The Setup: Experimental, yes, but still entertaining - talent will out. Gone Missing is based on actual interviews with real people, conducted by The Civilians, a journalistic acting troupe headquartered in New York City, ...

    @ Art Attack by Jim J. Tommaney on March 10, 2011 @ 9:04 am
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    Look Out Kid, It's Something You Did

    In five years, we will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest war in U.S. history, and yet a stupefying number of people still don't comprehend how flying a flag associated with treason and -- more to the point -- racism might not be ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on March 10, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Video Pick: Is Design Art?

    Sotheby's 20th Century design director James Zemaitis (in the video above) will kick off the weekend with a free lecture at the MFAH Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, March 30.Mr. Zemaitis will discuss issues of provenance and market fluctuations in his...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on March 9, 2011 @ 5:26 pm
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    Composing a Film Score By the Seat of Your Pants

    Avant-garde musician Chris Becker Take it from us, Frenetic Theatre has hosted some thoroughly mind-blowing events. Last time we had the pleasure of enjoying a night at the Navigation Blvd venue, we got free inhalants, kung-fu, and an education in...

    @ Art Attack by Jef With One F on March 9, 2011 @ 3:02 pm
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    Vegas Night / Send In the Clowns

    Both are essentially clown shows--Cirque with its mute, otherworldly, childlike performers; and the Blue Men: mute, otherworldly, childlike... Art Attack will be both places at once tonight, and we'll report on the state of big-showbiz clowning tomo...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on March 9, 2011 @ 12:22 pm
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    Sexiest Tumblr Blogs (NSFW)

    This graphic from a few years back shows the number of pornographic sites that have proliferated on Tumblr. Simply put, looking at your Tumblr stream at the office is a harrowing task, that is if your job frowns on random hipster nudity or sites dedi...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on March 9, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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