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  • Noise for Toys

    published November 29, 2007

    The 18th Annual Noise for Toys at McGon-igel’s Mucky Duck is a collision of honky-tonk rock and roll and a great cause, the Marine... More >>

  • Anne Geddes

    published November 29, 2007

    You’ve seen Anne Geddes’s photographs of angelic babies dressed up as sunflowers, or as water lilies seeming to float on a pond. Then... More >>

  • A Hell of a Weekend

    published Nov 23, 2007

    Just in time for the chilly fall weather, several fire-breathing rockabilly crews descend on the Bayou City tonight. Austin’s Deguello, featuring sometime Fabulous Thunderbird Nick Curran doing hi... More >>

  • The 12 Ways of Christmas

    published November 22, 2007

    Yes, you read it right, we meant “the 12 ways of Christmas.” Never heard of them? Then head over to the Ensemble Theatre to see their... More >>

  • No Highway in the Sky

    published November 22, 2007

    You hear him on the radio: Dr. John Lienhard of KUHF’s Engines of Our Ingenuity. He’s the guy who hosts those segments about... More >>

  • The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose

    published November 22, 2007

    Yeah, it’s kind of a weird title: The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose, but don’t let that put you off. In case you don’t... More >>

  • Thomas McHenry’s Along the Rails: A Juror’s Journey

    published November 22, 2007

    Thomas McHenry was hoping he’d get to go home early. One of a hundred potential jurors sitting in a Harris County courthouse, he was more... More >>

  • Rice University Faculty Recital

    published November 22, 2007

    Whoever started the saying “Those who can’t, teach,” never met Robert Moeling, Lynn Harrell and Michael Webster. The Rice... More >>

  • The Achim Kaufmann Trio

    published November 22, 2007

    Achim Kaufmann, Frank Gratkowski and Wilbert de Joode — try saying that three times fast. Kaufmann and company are probably used to dumb... More >>

  • Radio Houstoned: Gypsy

    published Nov 16, 2007

    Courtesy of Masquerade Theatre Rebekah Dahl and Laura Gray Click the button below for a Radio Houstoned podcast with Rebekah Dahl and Houston Press Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez. How d... More >>

  • Radio Houstoned: Martin Limón and The Wandering Ghost

    published Nov 15, 2007

    Click the button below to listen to Martin Limón reading from The Wandering Ghost. In Martin Limón’s The Wandering Ghost, it’s the early 1970s and a female MP is AWOL from the Korean Demil... More >>

  • Emanuel Ax and the Houston Symphony

    published November 15, 2007

    Few artists in the classical music world command the respect that pianist Emanuel Ax does. As a young boy, Ax left his native Poland (where both... More >>

  • Martin Limón

    published November 15, 2007

    In Martin Limón’s The Wandering Ghost, it’s the early 1970s and a female MP is AWOL from the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Or... More >>

  • Gypsy

    published November 15, 2007

    How do you go from a tomboy to a sexy, sultry burlesque star? Well, it helps if you have a domineering, fame-crazed mother. Gypsy has that.... More >>

  • Festival of Lights/Polar Express in 4D

    published November 15, 2007

    Moody Gardens’ Festival of Lights features a mile-long trail with hundreds of twinkling lights and decorations. Organizers boast that the... More >>

  • “Seasons of Sharing”

    published November 15, 2007

    Where can you find Santa Claus, a dreidel, a telescope and a “No Room” sign? At “Seasons of Sharing,” of course. The new... More >>

  • “November Group Show”

    published November 15, 2007

    Candice Goodwin, Crystal Owens, Tahamia Spain and Salli Babbitt are among the artists participating in Mind Puddles’s “November Group... More >>

  • Friendzgiving

    published November 15, 2007

    Friendzgiving (that’s Thanksgiving, Young Republic-style) involves food, glitter and pilgrim hats. Never celebrated Friendz-giving?... More >>

  • “Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler”

    published November 15, 2007

    No other 20th-century designer took jewelry from mere decoration to legitimate art form more than Fulco di Verdura (actually, that’s... More >>

  • Radio Houstoned: Clive Cussler and The Chase

    published Nov 08, 2007

    Click the button below for Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez's interview with author Clive Cussler. New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler is a lot like the men he writes about -... More >>

  • The Refuge

    published November 8, 2007

    Houston Grand Opera embraces the immigrant communities of Houston with The Refuge. Written by composer Christopher Theofanidis and... More >>

  • Elizabeth Alexander and Taha Muhammad Ali

    published November 8, 2007

    Two of today’s leading poets share the stage when Elizabeth Alexander and Taha Muhammad Ali, appear at the latest Inprint Reading... More >>

  • “Painting or Object?”

    published November 8, 2007

    Categorizing contemporary art can be a tricky proposition. What if a painting isn’t flat or framed, but three-dimensional — is it still... More >>

  • Clive Cussler’s The Chase

    published November 8, 2007

    New York Times best-selling author Clive Cussler is a lot like the men he writes about — he’s tough, weatherworn and always ready... More >>

  • Mr. Pim Passes By

    published November 8, 2007

    A. A. Milne might have been most famous for his gentle, always-hungry bear, Winnie the Pooh, but Milne was also a prolific playwright. Admittedly... More >>

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