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1999 Stories by Lauren Kern

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  • The Clothes Made the Woman

    published December 9, 1999

    Houston is a lot of things, but a fashion mecca isn't one of them. Sure, the socialites spend thousands on ball gowns and such, but they stick to... More >>

  • Crash Course

    published November 25, 1999

    I'm a nervous driver. I always wear my seat belt. I bought my Saturn for its safety rating. I avoid left turns without a light. And for the first... More >>

  • Heavy on Their Feet

    published October 21, 1999

    The choreographers in the Cullen Contemporary Series, Houston Ballet's sleeper hit of the season, have a lot more than pretty moving... More >>

  • The Compassionate Consumer

    published October 14, 1999

    Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, used to talk -- unkindly and with much... More >>

  • History Repeating

    published October 7, 1999

    If modern dance was a self-conscious quest to find new forms of expression, why is it so rare to find contemporary practitioners pushing its... More >>

  • On the Spot

    published October 7, 1999

    Jennifer Monson is a critically acclaimed and well established New York choreographer. Her work has been seen in Europe, Latin America and... More >>

  • Lives at the Crosswalk

    published September 30, 1999

    Austin filmmakers Lance Larson and Jim Shelton believe in fate. Their jam-packed 27-minute film Crosswalk, which launches The... More >>

  • Class Act

    published September 16, 1999

    With a deafening crash the stark white lights are switched on over the Houston Ballet's fall mixed repertory to reveal dancers in rehearsal... More >>

  • Culture Shock

    published September 9, 1999

    Sam Smith has had a tough time with women. At the age of 17 he married his high school sweetheart because she got pregnant and he was a... More >>

  • Safety Zone

    published August 19, 1999

    Bull riding is dangerous business. Just ask Troy Dunn, last year's Professional Bull Riders Bud Light Cup World Champion, whose title cost him a... More >>

  • Urban Comedian

    published August 12, 1999

    Make no mistake. Anthony Clark is not Boyd Pritchett. The star of NBC's Boston Common, a somewhat successful and now syndicated 1996... More >>

  • Man in the Moon

    published July 15, 1999

    James Schefter will sign copies of his book Wednesday, July 21, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 1029 West Bay Area Boulevard,... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published July 1, 1999

    Thursday July 1 When last we left the excruciatingly rural residents of Texas's third-smallest town, Tuna, there were many questions... More >>

  • Art Imitates Life

    published July 1, 1999

    Ridley Pearson wasn't always a writer. He spent his twenties playing rhythm guitar in a bar-band based in Providence, Rhode Island. Pearson was... More >>

  • Not in Kansas Anymore

    published June 24, 1999

    It's June 27, 1969. Judy Garland just died. Nearly every gay man in Manhattan is at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn drowning his sorrows and... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 24, 1999

    Thursday June 24 Freshman Year Sucks! doesn't suck. In fact, Rob Nash's funny one-man, 26-character play about his experiences at... More >>

  • B-boys to Men

    published June 17, 1999

    Mosquito-bitten dance devotees had snoozed respectfully through more than an hour of Karen Carpenter music, dancers on dollies, women dressed as... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 17, 1999

    Thursday June 17 Hmmm... Comedic neurosis about nothing... Extensive examinations of everyday experiences with toasters, airlines,... More >>

  • Duchess of the Dance

    published June 17, 1999

    Why do Irish folkdancers dance with their arms glued to their sides? "Well, none of us really knows what's true," says the leading lady of... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 10, 1999

    Thursday June 10 Now that American Ballet Theatre superstar Angel Corella won't be performing the title role in Ben Stevenson's Peer... More >>

  • No Sacred Cows

    published June 10, 1999

    One of the best things about being 51 years old is you've got some great stories to tell -- that goes for dance companies as well as people. At a... More >>

  • Great Expectations

    published June 3, 1999

    Public relations is a dangerous business. The name of the game, of course, is creating a buzz -- but too much pre-performance excitement means the... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 3, 1999

    Thursday June 3 If you missed the original Tamalalia, if you were out of the country during Tamalalia 2!, if you simply forgot to go... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    published June 3, 1999

    If Gary James has his way, his name will be Houston's next household word. You see, the club and party promoter is the next step in our much... More >>

  • Are You Ready to Rumble?

    published May 27, 1999

    TNT's "World Championship Wrestling Monday Nitro Live" is basic cable's leading weekly prime-time series, watched by 10.4 million viewers in the... More >>

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