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2014 Stories by Jim J. Tommaney

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: July 31, 2014

    published July 31, 2014

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

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: July 31, 2014

    published July 31, 2014

    Equus Equus, which won the 1975 Tony Award as Best Play, depicts a psychiatrist trying to find out why a 17-year-old boy blinded six... More >>

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    published July 31, 2014

    When Christopher, a teenage boy, is caught next to a dead dog just after midnight, he immediately, though perhaps not justifiably, falls under... More >>

  • Triassic Parq: The Musical

    published July 31, 2014

    When genetically cloned primeval creatures (a.k.a. dinosaurs) are confined to a scientific enclave, mutations naturally start to emerge (members... More >>

  • “Mexican Masters”

    published July 31, 2014

    If you’re a fan of famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Orozco, you’ll enjoy seeing their paper works in... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: July 24, 2014

    published July 24, 2014

    "Altered Angles: George Grochocki & Shayne Murphy" Two very different painters are having their work shown at the sleek Anya Tish Gallery... More >>

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    published July 24, 2014

    The musical version of Little Shop of Horrors is based on Roger Corman’s non-musical 1960 low-budget film of the same title... More >>

  • Les Misérables

    published July 24, 2014

    The Houston Family Arts Center brings us a home-grown Houston production of the musical Les Misérables with a cast of 40.... More >>

  • Pump Boys and Dinettes

    published July 24, 2014

    In 1981, some talented actors/performers put together a show about four gas station attendants and two waitresses. They called it Pump Boys... More >>

  • “Posters of the Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power”

    published July 24, 2014

    The “Posters of the Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power” exhibition takes a step back in time to the era when the Soviet... More >>

  • A Very Tamarie Christmas

    published July 24, 2014

    Anything can happen in the madcap, imaginative world of Tamarie Cooper, who tackles the excesses of the holiday spirit during her annual original... More >>

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