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2006 Stories by Mary Templeton

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  • See Her Shine

    published June 15, 2006

    Cinderella gets a makeover with the Ensemble Theatre's production of Sparkle: The Musical. This rags-to-riches tale, based on the... More >>

  • Who's Your Daddy?

    published June 15, 2006

    Sure, Dad loves to grill, fish and play golf, but how many barbecue sets, fishing lures and club cozies are you gonna give the man? And do you... More >>

  • Nano Yo' Business

    published June 15, 2006

    When most people reflect that "It's a small world," they aren't referring to nanobiotechnology, but they could be. The Health Museum's "It's a... More >>

  • She's a Saint

    published June 15, 2006

    No good deed goes unpunished for 17th-century French noblewoman Madame de Maintenon in the film Saint-Cyr. Maintenon, played by iconic... More >>

  • Tap that Brass!

    published June 8, 2006

    The legendary city that brought us zydeco, jazz and Hurricane Katrina proudly presents the brass band renaissance. But this isn't your typical... More >>

  • Humane Roller Derby?

    published June 8, 2006

    For the superwomen of roller derby, injuries like black eyes (pow!), bruised tailbones (bam!) and broken legs (zowie!) are just part of playing... More >>

  • Droning On

    published June 8, 2006

    Band names, as a rule, are a case study in "huh?" It's refreshing, then, that Mellowdrone does exactly what it advertises... More >>

  • The Party's Bayou

    published June 8, 2006

    In its early days, Houston thrived from the commerce that bustled along the banks of Buffalo Bayou. In recent times, however, living near one of... More >>

  • Care to Dance, Dino?

    published June 8, 2006

    The event that packed 'em in by the thousands last year, Mixers, Elixirs and IMAX, has returned. Each week this summer, single folks will... More >>

  • Such a Pig

    published June 1, 2006

    Don't let Matt Besser's slick L.A. address and impressive comedy credentials fool you: The man is from Arkansas. A founding member of the... More >>

  • "Sex" on Sunday

    published June 1, 2006

    What do a groceries-carrying bear and a jazz-playing blow-up doll have in common? Well, nothing really, but that's the point of musician Seth... More >>

  • Ripe for Eatin' or Throwin'

    published June 1, 2006

    "There's only two things that money can't buy," Guy Clark has sung. "That's true love and homegrown tomatoes." But with respect to the Texas... More >>

  • A Dip in the Ocean

    published June 1, 2006

    One good bird finds another in the new IMAX movie Ocean Oasis. The film follows the lives and love lives of elegant terns (seabirds)... More >>

  • He'd Better Be Rich

    published June 1, 2006

    Pandora is about to open a whole new box with her Impossible Marriage. Theatre Southwest's production of Beth Henley's play follows... More >>

  • Stormy and Buggin'

    published June 1, 2006

    What would you write on a postcard about Houston? The Houston Symphony offers a few suggestions at today's concert "Postcards from... More >>

  • Thrills FOUND Here

    published June 1, 2006

    Davy Rothbart has a secret. Actually, he has thousands of them, and he wants to share them with you. The creator of FOUND Magazine and,... More >>

  • You'll Want Mo

    published May 25, 2006

    Yep, it's time for another "Heatwave" to rock Houston. But this isn't your typical summer inferno. It's the tenth anniversary of "Dancin' in... More >>

  • Got Plywood?

    published May 25, 2006

    Brace yourself: The 2006 hurricane season is almost under way. Sure, you can wait till Dr. Neil Frank tells you when to hide in the bathtub. But... More >>

  • Finding Wonderland

    published May 25, 2006

    Here's something to bring the rabbit-chasing kid outta you: "Alice's Wonderland: A Most Curious Adventure." The new exhibit at the... More >>

  • Drum Up Some Grub

    published May 25, 2006

    If you've been looking to add some rhythm to your circle of friends, hit up Fridays Alive in the Garden! The weekly dinner meet and... More >>

  • Willis with Us

    published May 25, 2006

    Singer-songwriter Kelly Willis has been busy lately. And unfortunately for her fans, she's been more occupied with diapers than with music.... More >>

  • He's a Peach

    published May 25, 2006

    Poor James Henry Trotter. His parents just died tragically (or is it hilariously?) in a rhinoceros accident, and now he must live with his... More >>

  • Run, Duma, Run

    published May 25, 2006

    Duma is a heartwarming boy-and-his-pet story on par with Lassie. Except Duma is not a dog; he's a full-grown cheetah, raised... More >>

  • Drink and Walk

    published May 18, 2006

    Fun fact: The average American lives within ten miles of an independent brewery. Better fact: If you live in Houston, you're no exception. Saint... More >>

  • Can Ya Spare a Nickel?

    published May 18, 2006

    Got some liberal guilt hanging around? Take it to Stages, where Joan Holden's stage adaptation of the best-selling book Nickel & Dimed: On... More >>

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