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2014 Stories by Jim J. Tommaney

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  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 16, 2014

    published October 16, 2014

    "Jorge Marin: Wings of the City" This installation at Discovery Green has nine wonderful sculptures by an acclaimed Mexican sculptor;... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 9, 2014

    published October 9, 2014

    "Fools Gold: Katy Heinlein & Alika Herreshoff" Strong colors deliver the messages of two artists, one using fabric sculptures and the... More >>

  • Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014

    published October 9, 2014

    Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014, a two-day celebration with some 300 national and international juried fine and pop visual artists,... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 2, 2014

    published October 2, 2014

    "The Left Bank on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art & Theater in 1930s Houston" A burgeoning 1930s art scene included Margo Jones founding the... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: September 25, 2014

    published September 25, 2014

    "Earl Staley: Reconstructions" The transformations caused by time and the evolution of thought have been illustrated brilliantly by artist... More >>

  • Nashville Hurricane

    published September 25, 2014

    Chase Padgett created and stars in Nashville Hurricane, a one-person show about the rise to fame of a shy young guitarist. Pushed... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: September 18, 2014

    published September 18, 2014

    "Earl Staley: Reconstructions" The transformations caused by time and the evolution of thought have been illustrated brilliantly by... More >>

  • Capsule Art reviews: September 11, 2014

    published September 11, 2014

    "Aloe Vera: group show" Gray Contemporary is a new gallery in the Houston Design Center, large, high-ceilinged and beautifully... More >>

  • Happy Hour — the Play

    published September 11, 2014

    Catch the world premiere of Joe Barnes’s Happy Hour — the Play. The action is simple — and hilarious. Four weary... More >>

  • Always a Bridesmaid

    published September 11, 2014

    In Always a Bridesmaid, it’s senior prom night and four friends promise to be in each other’s weddings no matter what.... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: September 4, 2014

    published September 4, 2014

    "Allison Rathan: The Cutting Bridle" The Exchange, 60"x48", is a self-portrait of the artist Allison Rathan striding behind a very... More >>

  • New Girl in Town

    published September 4, 2014

    Eugene O’Neill’s dark family drama Anna Christie seems an unlikely source for a musical, but composer/lyricist Bob Merrill and... More >>

  • The Last Five Years

    published September 4, 2014

    Budding novelist Jamie loves actress Cathy, and Cathy loves Jamie, but holding onto love is difficult, and the relationship and joy slip from the... More >>

  • Waiting for Othello and Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

    published September 4, 2014

    William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is treated with amusing irreverence in two one-acts. Waiting for Othello by local... More >>

  • The 39 Steps

    published September 4, 2014

    The adventure story The 39 Steps, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, has been converted into a fast-paced, amusing spoof... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: August 28, 2014

    published August 28, 2014

    "Allison Rathan: The Cutting Bridle" The Exchange, 60"x48", is a self-portrait of the artist Allison Rathan striding behind a very... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: August 21, 2014

    published August 21, 2014

    "Aloe Vera: group show" Gray Contemporary is a new gallery in the Houston Design Center, large, high-ceilinged and beautifully... More >>

  • 4th Annual ArCH Film Festival: Architecture Meets Life

    published August 21, 2014

    Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley spent eight years filming the documentary Battle for Brooklyn. That’s not quite as long as Richard... More >>

  • 21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House

    published August 21, 2014

    Downtown’s performing arts companies and venues throw open their doors for the 21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House Presented... More >>

  • “Monica Vidal: CULL”

    published August 21, 2014

    They are big. They are colorful. And for the “Monica Vidal: Cull” exhibition, they are installed at the University Museum of... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: August 14, 2014

    published August 14, 2014

    Allison Rathan: The Cutting Bridle The Exchange, 60"x48", is a self-portrait of the artist Allison Rathan striding behind a very... More >>

  • Drama in the House: On Approval

    published August 14, 2014

    Clive Brooks’s restored 1944 comedy On Approval caused a sensation at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A., Museum of... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: August 7, 2014

    published August 7, 2014

    "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" Charles Marville was an early and prolific photographer of old Paris, commissioned to record the... More >>

  • Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A’Dale

    published August 7, 2014

    Disguises, swordplay and comedy are mixed in with singing nuns and an evil sheriff in the family musical Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan... More >>

  • Next to Normal

    published August 7, 2014

    The latest Music Box Musicals production, Next to Normal, isn’t your usual high­kicking musical — it deals with a... More >>

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