rss Email Author Marene Gustin

2002 Stories by Marene Gustin

Archives: 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
  • The Pointe Shoe Diaries

    published December 26, 2002

    In Houston Ballet's version of The Nutcracker, Clara receives the gift that many little girls dream of: a pair of pink pointe shoes.... More >>

  • Murder, They Wrote

    published December 19, 2002

    It's a sunny autumn afternoon at Floyd's Cajun Kitchen, where laughter and chatter from neighboring tables mingle with the warm smell of gumbo and... More >>

  • Dancing in Debt

    published December 12, 2002

    Another area arts group falters. In a recorded message, the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company cited the economic climate in canceling its... More >>

  • A Nut for Nostalgia

    published December 5, 2002

    Reviewing The Nutcracker is akin to critiquing Santa Claus. The ballet has a childish story, overly broad characterizations and, by... More >>

  • Too Young to Drink

    published November 28, 2002

    A little over half a century ago, wine makers in the Beaujolais region of France came up with a great sales pitch: Rush a young wine to market and... More >>

  • Steak House Shuffle

    published November 14, 2002

    Houston is a market where you can't toss a rib eye without hitting a restaurant claiming to serve the best beef. So jumping in with your own claim... More >>

  • Gender Bender

    published November 7, 2002

    ouston Grand Opera is making good on its promise that this will be "The Year of the Diva." Never mind that two of the women in the company's... More >>

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    published October 31, 2002

    Houston Grand Opera kicked off its new season, the Year of the Diva, with La Bohème. But opening night could just... More >>

  • Stop the Presses

    published October 24, 2002

    No Zagat Survey Houston Restaurants guide? Hang onto your 2001/2002 edition, folks. Because there's not going to be another... More >>

  • Bringing Out the Baby

    published October 10, 2002

    You're going out there a nobody, but you're coming back a star -- or at least a scale actor. Seven talented locals have roles in Theatre Under... More >>

  • Best Run

    published September 26, 2002

    A Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance, known for showcasing new works and new artists, goes interactive this year, inviting the public on... More >>

  • A Soaring Butterfly

    published September 26, 2002

    Houston Ballet's second offering of the season was a clash of cultures: East and West in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly, and old... More >>

  • Mud-Linging

    published September 19, 2002

    Little did those at Texas Monthly's A-list party at Ling & Javier last month know the soiree would be a swan song for the overly... More >>

  • Bean Town

    published August 29, 2002

    Is this town bean enough for the both of them? With Starbucks ever expanding and Diedrich Coffee and Greenberry's Coffee & Tea trying to carve out... More >>

  • The Chef Who Almost Wasn't

    published August 1, 2002

    Let's get a couple of things straight. Chef Zumm G. Escudier is not a man (" More >>

  • Gay Ride

    published June 27, 2002

    Missed San Antonio's Fiesta? Didn't make it to Galveston's Mardi Gras? No problem. But make sure you're ready to stake your lawn chair on... More >>

  • Bloody Monday

    published May 30, 2002

    The staff of Houston Grand Opera began arriving at their Wortham Theater Center offices on May 20 for another week of trying to reverse a long... More >>

  • Berry Busy

    published May 9, 2002

    It's not very noticeable, the small sign behind the bar that says, "Franchises now available. Inquire within." But somebody must have spotted it... More >>

  • Lucky Charms

    published May 2, 2002

    Charms, cranes, champagne, music, film and oh, yeah, dancing. It's the third Pink Ribbons/Dancers in Motion Against Breast Cancer gala, Pink... More >>

  • Fox Bids Adieu

    published April 11, 2002

    "I'll never be able to work that hard again, to work on my feet cooking in a restaurant again," says Tom Williams. These are terrifying words to... More >>

  • Mixing It Up

    published March 28, 2002

    After a decade of whetting appetites, Dance Salad has grown into a full-course meal. This year the highly regarded sampling of cutting-edge... More >>

  • The Great Restaurant Sale

    published March 28, 2002

    With all due respect to Pet Clark, downtown is not really where it's happening these days. Between the crumbling infrastructure the city is... More >>

  • Lethal Legacy

    published March 21, 2002

    Just the potential of executing Andrea Pia Yates sparked an international media frenzy not seen since the State of Texas offed Karla Faye Tucker... More >>

  • Two Chefs, Third Time

    published March 7, 2002

    Will the third time be a charm for 2300 Westheimer, home of two previously shuttered eateries and now the site of Two Chefs Bistro? The... More >>

  • Opera à la Enron?

    published February 14, 2002

    Armed with a fresh MBA, he came to Houston in 1970 and took a struggling little company from near obscurity to the dizzying heights of... More >>

Archives: 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000