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    Faith Prince Takes On Billy Elliot the Musical and Maggie Thatcher

    Faith Prince, top, as ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot She's a cigarette-smoking tough lady, running a girls dancing school in a North England mining town, just about out of any inspiration when a boy stumbles into her class and she g...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on February 28, 2011 @ 11:45 am
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    Heyd Fontenot's "Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude World" at Inman Gallery

    Inman Gallery Friday night at Inman Gallery, a crowd came to see themselves, and their friends and acquaintances, both in person and on the gallery walls. Artist Heyd Fontenot, who'd turned to portraiture 10 years ago after working as an art direc...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on February 28, 2011 @ 10:41 am
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    The Week In TV

    ? Holy shit, Charlie Sheen. I mean, holy shit. This has been the craziest week yet in the public life of one Carlos Irwin Estevez. Sheen's been a noted douchebag for a while now, with documented drug abuse and battery charges offsetting his good-time...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on February 28, 2011 @ 8:14 am
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    Capsule Art Reviews: "Heimir Bjorgulfsson: The Classical," "Tony Smith: Drawings"

    "Heimir Bjrglfsson: The Classical" Elements from the natural world become characters in the collages of Heimir Bjrglfsson. Bjrglfsson cuts out photos of things like rocks and plants and inserts them into various photographic settings. Giant hun...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on March 24, 2011
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    Capsule Stage Reviews: Gone Missing, I Do! I Do!, An Inspector Calls, OVO, Shards of Love

    Gone Missing 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, and carved into theatrica...

    by Rosie Trump on March 24, 2011
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    Ash Wednesday

    Dear Mexican, I often pick up the Albuquerque Alibi to read your babosadas. Now, let me get this straight: You appear to be a bright guy who claims to have the Mexican people all figured out, right? To you, we are all 5-6' medium-complexion and we...

    by Gustavo Arellano on March 24, 2011
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    Dry Cocktail - Just like gin, this play will sneak up on you.

    Contrary to the findings of the recent U.S. census, the WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) is merrily alive and doing quite well. In plays such as The Dining Room, Sylvia and Love Letters, playwright A.R. Gurney documents the habits and foibles of t...

    by D.L. Groover on March 24, 2011
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    Houston By the Book: Lloyd's Book Shop

    Lloyd Hooker In the modern age, Lloyd's Book Shop is almost undiscoverable. It has no website, nor any other online listings. There aren't any author appearances or big events that would draw folks there. That's because it's Lloyd Hooker's home. ...

    @ Art Attack by Marc Brubaker on February 25, 2011 @ 3:33 pm
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    War Correspondence Illustrated

    Is war boring? 32 year-old war correspondent David Axe says yes. "Covering war today is boring, because there's really just not that much shooting," Axe told his audience Wednesday at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Of the seven ...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on February 25, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
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    Slick Billy Elliot Is Choreographed Bliss

    Daniel Russell (airborne), one of the actors playing the title role in Billy Elliot The Setup: For a show set in the rough-and-tumble mining fields of northern England, this inspirational musical, adapted from Stephen Daldry and Lee Hall's interna...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on February 25, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Hall Pass

    Directed By: The Farrelly Brothers. The Something About Mary/Dumb and Dumber Farrelly Brothers? No, the Apocalypse Now Farrelly Brothers. Who do you think I'm talking about? Wow, Where Have They Been? Not sure. Probably performing several thousan...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on February 25, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
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    Go Vintage Texan

    Find hat-to-boot looks at Buffalo Exchange. This morning, ArtAttack is pleased to report that the elementary schools of Houston are thronged with children in their Go Texan Day best. Though many a 10 year-old boy refused the western shirts their m...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on February 25, 2011 @ 11:11 am
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    Landspeed Records: Punk Rock Meets Bebop

    Salt Peanuts by Dizzy Gillespie Tempo is a mysterious thing. In music, the word refers to the speed at which one plays a piece of music. In the world of classical music, Italian words such as "largo" and "prestissimo" are written above musical stav...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on February 25, 2011 @ 9:54 am
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    Community: The Election Episode

    It seems like every TV series set in a school will eventually have an episode about someone running for student body president, but Community has the advantage of a large stable of wackos to trot out and make speeches. Just about everything the candi...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on February 25, 2011 @ 8:49 am
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    The Alley's August Is a Scorcher

    James Belcher as Charlie Aiken and Louisa Flaningam as Mattie Fae Aiken in August: Osage County. Take a look downtown...toward the Alley Theatre specifically. Do you see smoke? You should. Because Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is setting that ...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on February 24, 2011 @ 5:30 pm
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    Bayou City Noir: The Photographs of Marvin Zindler

    Marvin Zindler, Torrid Toni Goes to Jail, 1953 It's a perfect story, with roots deep in the Houston Public Library archives: a famous Houstonian, a piece of microfilm, crime photographs from over a half-century ago, and an intrepid researcher dig...

    @ Art Attack by Marc Brubaker on February 24, 2011 @ 2:49 pm
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    Slideshow: The River Oaks Fashion Show

    (See a slideshow of photos from the event.) Whether or not it's for a good cause, shopping is always a good idea, right ladies? Last night, Weingarten Realty Investors and the American Heart Association staged an event that made buying a new dress, ...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on February 24, 2011 @ 1:02 pm
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    Idol Beat: What Happened In Vegas...

    That's what season 10 of American Idol feels like. Each time I come back, it renews its assault on my fragile psyche. And like the unfortunate sleeper, return to it I must.And the next two weeks are brutal: two-hour episodes last night and tonight, a...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on February 24, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    Theatre Southwest Gets the Shakes

    The Setup: Theatre Southwest makes its first foray into the thicket of Shakespeare, and emerges bloodied but, we hope, unbowed. The Execution: The company's courage is to be commended for tackling a comedy, more difficult than historical drama. T...

    @ Art Attack by Jim J. Tommaney on February 24, 2011 @ 10:01 am
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    Your Oscar Winners...No, Really

    At various points throughout the ceremony's three-hour-plus running time, they'll also announce the winners. And while you might think this year will be easier to predict than most, I'm here to tell you that ain't the case. There's a great deal of be...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on February 24, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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