Kathy Biehl

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  • 15 years ago

    On December 7 the curtain went up. A Canadian audience saw the premiere of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Musical Journey -- and James Doyle saw his vision become reality on the stage of the Civic Light Opera Company of Toronto. The former proofrea...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    As a child, James Doyle knew more about Oz than Judy Garland's Dorothy ever did. After watching her 1939 MGM classic for the first time, he began to explore the 40-volume Oz book series, which ventured far beyond the familiar confines of Munchkinl...

  • 16 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Everything I'd ever heard about Bryan's Messina Hof Wine Cellars made me hunger for a visit. The winery has racked up ribbons in national competitions and has even beaten California wines on their home turf. Co-owner Paul Bonnarigo is a seventh-ge...

  • 18 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Floyd and Pseudo-Floyd The sign said Floyd's on Shepherd, but what I walked into was a parallel universe where everything was a bubble out of plumb. In this northwest-of-downtown neighborhood -- in all of Houston, likely -- the name Floyd has mean...

  • 18 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Haute on the Grange Gone are the extra words in the name: What was once the Ohio Grange Cafe is now merely The Grange -- and likewise, the restaurant itself is sleeker and chic-er. Also gone is the menu's oddball ode to Midwestern farm values; ins...

  • 18 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    I've harbored a weird fondness for small-town German restaurants ever since one in Marble Falls turned out the best Wienerschnitzel I've had outside Austria or Germany. So when I came across a billboard for Hackemack's Hofbrauhaus in New Ulm (that...

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