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2012 Stories by Jef With One F

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  • Inon Barnatan

    published June 14, 2012

    Some classical artists easily attract mainstream audiences. Pianist Lang Lang and violinist Joshua Bell are two examples. Pianist Inon Barnatan is... More >>

  • Deadly Seven

    published June 14, 2012

    A fresh batch of freaky move-masters has waltzed onto the Houston dance stage in the form of Compass Soul. The group’s new show,... More >>

  • Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical

    published June 14, 2012

    Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich started something wonderful with their public radio show Radiolab a decade ago. The popular series,... More >>

  • Shanghai Ballet

    published June 14, 2012

    The Society for the Performing Arts brings dance fans a treat with the Shanghai Ballet. Since 1979, this award-winning troupe has wandered... More >>

  • Cool Brains: Katherine Applegate

    published June 14, 2012

    The true story of a gorilla named Ivan who, after being captured in the jungles of the Congo, lived in a 14’x14’ public display in a... More >>

  • ''Bitters, Brews and Beyond: Houston History in a Bottle''

    published June 14, 2012

    Hamburgers come in paper boxes, toys are sealed in plastic that requires a freakin’ lightsaber to open and water is sold in more plastic... More >>

  • Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat

    published June 14, 2012

    There's a bigger chance of you being hit by lighting than there is of you not having read — and loved — Dr. Seuss' The Cat in... More >>

  • Our Image Film & Arts Festival

    published June 14, 2012

    The Our Image Film and Arts Festival has a simple goal — to promote works by underrepresented minorities with honesty rather than... More >>

  • Kathleen Madigan

    published June 14, 2012

    Next time you hear someone saying that women comedians aren’t as funny as their male counterparts , you can happily refute the claim with... More >>

  • “Exile”

    published June 14, 2012

    Some artists hope to show viewers beauty. Others aim to explore erosion and decay. “Exile,” a multidisciplinary one-night... More >>

  • Riff Trax: Night of the Living Dead

    published June 14, 2012

    Talking during a film screening is usually considered a bad thing, but when Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett do it, it’s a... More >>

  • Shen Yun Symphony

    published June 14, 2012

    Shen Yun's regular performances, visual cornucopias of traditional Chinese dance, are a definite must-see. Now the group's bringing something a... More >>

  • Nameless Sound: Keiji Haino

    published June 14, 2012

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is not being held at The Barn as originally announced. The new location is MECA, 1900 Kane. There are... More >>

  • 6th Annual Houston Fringe Festival

    published June 14, 2012

    The annual Houston Fringe Festival, now in its sixth year, is one of the most popular performing arts events every season. Top of the... More >>

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival

    published June 14, 2012

    In museums, cinemas and cafes all over the world, some 100,000 people will help choose the best of the best in the Manhattan Short Film... More >>

  • Only at the Alamo: Super Happy Fun Monkey Bash Sugoi

    published June 14, 2012

    Alamo Drafthouse's ninth Super Happy Fun Monkey Bash is 90 minutes of alternately amazing and baffling Japanese television and pop-culture... More >>

  • La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

    published June 14, 2012

    Every year school buses are decommissioned and auctioned off to the highest bidder. Some of those buses become camionetas south of the... More >>

  • Bike, Bats, and Brews

    published June 14, 2012

    Houston boasts the only year-round bat colony in Texas. Some 300,000 Mexican free-tailed bats make their home under the Waugh Drive Bridge,... More >>

  • Houston Roller Derby 2013 Championship Bout

    published June 14, 2012

    It's that time again, when we see which of the women of the Houston Roller Derby league are queens of the track, and which are mere scrubs. It's... More >>

  • Manhattan Transfer

    published June 14, 2012

    Most of us can't afford to sit on the front row at our favorite group's concerts (ticket prices can run near $1,000 for prime seats). The... More >>

  • Mario Alberto Zambrando: Loteria

    published June 14, 2012

    Haven't heard of Mario Alberto Zambrano yet? Well, get ready to because if his debut novel Lotería is any indication, he's... More >>

  • Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

    published June 14, 2012

    The new Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is simply amazing. Helping to bring the story of the pharaohs to life is... More >>

  • Graveyard Shift: Friday the 13th Triple Feature, The Tommy Jarvis Trilogy

    published June 14, 2012

    When we think of Jason Voorhees, the masked maniac star of the Friday the 13th films, we picture him as an undead, unstoppable monster.... More >>

  • Houston Moth StorySLAM

    published June 14, 2012

    In 1997, George Dawes Green started a project he called The Moth. Meant to help people explore the art of storytelling, he patterned the project... More >>

  • The Apocalypse Ball

    published June 14, 2012

    Once a year, every year, the world ends at the Frenetic Theater, but that's okay because the Armageddons held there are awesome. There's plenty... More >>

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