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    An Inspector Calls Pays Off, Predictably

    L to R, Jason Hatcher, Abby Bergstrom and Chip Simmons The Setup: Don't expect fireworks. But for the patient, a highly satisfactory evening can be passed watching J.B. Priestley's drawing room drama, An Inspector Calls, here set in a formal dinin...

    @ Art Attack by Jim J. Tommaney on March 1, 2011 @ 5:45 pm
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    Made In Houston: Chloe Dao's Lot 8

    Chloe Dao chooses fabric for her Fall 2011 collection. There's no typical month for Chloe Dao--there's barely a typical day. But that's the life of a successful fashion designer. "Mondays, there is a staff meeting to go over schedules, goals and p...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on March 1, 2011 @ 5:19 pm
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    Morbid Curiosity: The Month in Notable Deaths

    People just won't stop dying. It's a never-ending line of death in this world, sometimes tragic, sometimes expected, but always worth a bit of reflection. Here's a look back (in no particular order) at some notable people who passed away in February....

    @ Art Attack by Marc Brubaker on March 1, 2011 @ 2:27 pm
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    RIP Jane Russell

    Jane Russell, star of The Outlaw, The Paleface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Double Dynamite with Groucho Marx, passed away Monday at the age of 89 in Santa Maria, California. She was one of the last of the great pinup bombshells from the '40s and '...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on March 1, 2011 @ 12:09 pm
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    Elaine Bradford's Elephant in the Room

    The Vinson Branch's rotunda The vogue for public art in Houston continues apace and even seems to be spreading to the suburbs, with Elaine Bradford snagging the commission for an installation at the Vinson Branch of the Houston Public Library. Bra...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on March 1, 2011 @ 11:17 am
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    New On DVD: 127 Hours, Burlesque, Love & Other Drugs

    127 Hours Watch what James Franco--actor/sleepy grad student/tepid writer/viral video comedian/ conceptual artist/aficionado of gender fuckery--can accomplish when he actually focuses for a couple of weeks. In Danny Boyle's latest, Franco plays Aron ...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on March 1, 2011 @ 9:01 am
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    I Come To Praise Charlie Sheen, Not To Bury Him

    Barely a week has passed since Charlie Sheen's Krakatoa style career meltdown and it's already hard to think of anything new to say about it. You've already got warlock pictures, expert rehab advice from Dr. Drew (who's already threatening to topple ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on March 1, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Houston Ballet's Marie A Classic in the Making

    Melody Herrera as Marie Antoinette The Setup: It's time for dirty jokes, food fights and glitter, juxtaposed with beheadings, riots and gang rape: The Houston Ballet and Artistic Director Stanton Welch have returned to the 2009 original ballet Mar...

    @ Art Attack by Rosie Trump on February 28, 2011 @ 4:37 pm
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    Slideshow: Concert Photography by Marco Torres

    Marco Torres, center, with Fat Tony (right) and A.D.D .(left). Torres's photo of Fat Tony was one of the first to be sold at the opening. Marco Torres, a freelance photographer for the Houston Press, celebrated the opening of his first solo photo...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on February 28, 2011 @ 3:38 pm
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    Aurora Picture Show's Alternative Rodeo

    See more pics from Steers & Beers in our slideshow. Saturday night, supporters of Aurora Picture Show showed up at an old, closed-down Academy store in Hedwig Village for Steers & Beers, an "alternative rodeo," featuring mechanical bull riding, keg ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on February 28, 2011 @ 1:52 pm
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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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    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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