Clay McNear

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  • 18 years ago

    "We had a rule: absolutely no classical music whatsoever." Orli Shaham laughs at the memory -- and its obvious irony. The young musician is now a mature married woman at 22, and she's recalling the nuptial ceremony, held more than a month ago in h...

  • 18 years ago | Stage

    The late Andy Kaufman was the king of discomfiting comedy. Fearless and reckless, he pushed his muse to extremes of near- and actual violence, shaking the classic image of the "funnyman" to its core. Rightly famed for his portrayal of the gentle, ...

  • 18 years ago

    The exhibit "Who Framed Robin Hood?" is presented by Houston's Hollywood Frame Gallery in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Festival of Classics -- a weeklong smorgasbord of the studio's finest movies that wraps today. "Robin Hood," which continue...

  • 18 years ago

    Scotland's Duncan McLean knows more about Texas swing than most Texans; it's an avocation, a pure-hearted love of the form, that sucks up much of the Aberdeenshire-born author's time. McLean now lives in Orkney, an isolated island chain off the Sc...


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