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    Racy Roxie - Chicago delivers a night of naughty theater

    Roxie Hart, the gorgeous killer whose wiggling hips all but set Chicago on fire, is one of musical comedy's most wonderfully wicked femmes fatales. She gets away with murder and gets fabulously famous doing so. Still, for all her floozy charms, Roxie...

    by Lee Williams on October 20, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    All in the Timing If, in showbiz, timing is everything, then Country Playhouse's production of these six David Ives comedies is as accurate as an atomic clock. Prolific young Ives has a wonderfully goofy voice and a most particular way of speaking th...

    by Lee Williams on October 20, 2005
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    The American Way - Andrea Zittel makes art by reinventing her life

    If you've ever built a tree house, tried to exist in a dorm room, gone camping, rearranged your home, attempted to organize your office or intently read a fashion magazine article about things like easy-travel wardrobes, you'll relate to the work of ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 20, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

    "Chris Sauter: Museum" In the past, Chris Sauter has made art using materials such as old recliners and ancient coffee tables. In his current show, the focus is Sheetrock, Sheetrock and more Sheetrock. Sauter constructed a gallery within the DiverseW...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 20, 2005
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    Why We Need DVDs

    Arrested Development: Season Two (Fox Home Entertainment) The best show on TV -- which you'd know, if you actually watched the thing -- also serves as one of the best reasons for the existence of DVD: No show has ever rewarded multiple viewings th...

    on October 13, 2005
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    Prophecy Not Fulfilled - Indigo Prophecy offers creepy fun, but fails to live up to the hype.

    Waking from a trance, you find yourself in the restroom of a diner. You just stabbed a complete stranger to death as he urinated. Blood is on everything -- including you. And to make matters worse, a police officer is sitting outside, drinking coffee...

    by Gary Hodges on October 13, 2005
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 11.

    Alicia Keys: Unplugged (J) Audioslave: Live in Cuba (Sony Music) The Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volumes 1 and 2 (Warner Bros.) Bomb the System (UMVD) The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Warner Bros.) The Dresden Dolls: Paradise (Fontana) ...

    on October 13, 2005
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    The Way We Were - Artists wax nostalgic over the primordial Lawndale

    Rough-hewn, figurative and creatively cribbed together from scrap materials, Lawndale Saturday Night (1998) embodies a particular Houston aesthetic. A collaboration between Noah Edmundson and Don Kennell, the work evokes early Lawndale nostalgia. It'...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 13, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

    "David Fulton: In and Of" David Fulton's paintings are filled with snaking, overlapping lines that make reference to geography -- the paths of rivers, the edges of coasts, the outlines of lakes. For this exhibition, Fulton has expanded the scale of m...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 13, 2005
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    Poor Baby - The Alley premieres a comedy no better than a generic pilot for a canceled sitcom

    Saying anything even slightly negative about Ken Ludwig's ultra-nice, insignificant world-premiere comedy Be My Baby, presented by the Alley Theatre, is a bit like kicking a puppy, but those Scrooge instincts just won't stay buried: A little kicking ...

    by D.L. Groover on October 13, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    By the Bogs of Cats The past weighs heavily upon the residents of the desolate, wind-swept peat bogs of rural Ireland -- especially for Hester Swane (a fiercely determined and utterly believable Michelle Edwards). Hester was abandoned long ago by her...

    by Lee Williams on October 13, 2005
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    Another Look at a Legend

    Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Universal Studios) Alfred Hitchcock may be the best pop filmmaker in our history, and this gorgeous 14-film set is certainly worthy of the master. Licensing issues kept it from being as "definitive" as...

    on October 6, 2005
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    Roll Play - "We Love Katamari" pretty much says it all

    Last year's Katamari Damacy was so quirky, it should have been subtitled "Marketed to Stoners." Its star, a little green prince, was forced to roll a giant gravity ball to atone for the sins of his father, the King of the Cosmos, who had gotten dru...

    by Chris Ward on October 6, 2005
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 4

    The Amityville Horror: Special Edition (Columbia/Tristar) Beyond the Gates of Splendor (Fox) The Black Keys Live (Fat Possum) Christmas With SCTV (Sony Music) Count Duckula: The Complete First Season (Koch Vision) Cream: Royal Albert...

    on October 6, 2005
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    Head Scratcher - Hapgood tries to thrill as it educates, but comes up short

    Too clever for its own good, Tom Stoppard's Hapgood often comes off like a convoluted math problem -- it calls for lots of attention to details (of the how-many-people-went-through-which-door-when sort) that in the end, nobody is likely to care much ...

    by Lee Williams on October 6, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    By the Bogs of Cats The past weighs heavily upon the residents of the desolate, wind-swept peat bogs of rural Ireland -- especially for Hester Swane (a fiercely determined and utterly believable Michelle Edwards). Hester was abandoned long ago by her...

    by Lee Williams on October 6, 2005
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    Keepin' On - New Orleans artists find refuge -- and studios -- in Houston

    The Saturday before Hurricane Katrina hit, artist Michael Guidry spent the day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, where he's the assistant registrar. He and the rest of the staff were going through "normal hurricane preparedness." They took down some ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 6, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

    "David Fulton: In and Of" David Fulton's paintings are filled with snaking, overlapping lines that make reference to geography -- the paths of rivers, the edges of coasts, the outlines of lakes. For this exhibition, Fulton has expanded the scale of m...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 6, 2005
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of September 27

    New releases available this week American Pie: 3 Movie Pie Pack (Universal) Beethoven: The Pooch Pack (Universal) Billy Jack: The Ultimate Collection (Ventura) Blind Melon: Live at the Metro (EMI) Bouncing Souls: Live at the Glasshouse...

    on September 29, 2005
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    Big Fun, Even Small

    Robots (Fox) The story of a small-town 'bot (voiced by Ewan McGregor) who bolts for the big city, Robots is the first non-Pixar film to compete with that studio's razzle and dazzle. The thing's stunning to look at -- and, frankly, it's better to ...

    on September 29, 2005
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