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2007 Stories by Olivia Flores Alvarez

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  • The Mark of Zorro

    published November 8, 2007

    Catch the film that was the first to put “swash” and “buckling” together — The Mark of Zorro! This is the 1920... More >>

  • Bocca Tango

    published November 1, 2007

    Dancer Julio Bocca made his reputation by consistently turning in groundbreaking performances. (His brilliant “The Man in the Red Tie”... More >>

  • 35th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair

    published November 1, 2007

    Dozens of writers, filmmakers, artists and musicians are converging at the 35th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair. Among the festival’s... More >>

  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos Film Series

    published November 1, 2007

    Brazil’s carnival is long past, and next year’s festivities are still months away, but if you need a samba fix, try Tenda dos... More >>

  • Rinaldo at Rice University

    published November 1, 2007

    Handel must have been in a bad mood the day he wrote Rinaldo. The opera’s demanding and difficult score includes the... More >>

  • Manos Magicas’s “Día de los Muertos”

    published November 1, 2007

    Despite all reports to the contrary, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is not a Mexican version of Halloween. (Like we couldn’t... More >>

  • Talento Bilingüe’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

    published November 1, 2007

    Talento Bilingüe’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit captures both the celebration and the sorrow of the Mexican... More >>

  • Diane Schuur

    published November 1, 2007

    Dizzy Gillespie thinks she’s divine. B.B. King thinks she’s brilliant. Find out for yourself when Diane Schuur takes the stage backed by... More >>

  • Radio Houstoned: Dracula at Texas Repertory Theatre

    published Oct 25, 2007

    Click the button below for a Radio Houstoned interview with director Steven Fenley and Houston Press Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez. You think you know Dracula? Think again. In Texas ... More >>

  • “A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s”

    published October 25, 2007

    “A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s” is a collection of work by the contemporary artist while he was in grad school in... More >>

  • Houston Center for Photography’s Annual Print Sale

    published October 25, 2007

    Looking for an affordable piece of art? Try the Houston Center for Photography’s Annual Print Sale. More than 25 local photographers,... More >>

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    published October 25, 2007

    Frankenstein makes an appearance in Víctor Erice’s The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la Colmena), but he... More >>

  • Dracula

    published October 25, 2007

    You think you know Dracula? Think again. In Texas Repertory Theatre’s new production, the king of vampires is equal parts horror and... More >>

  • The Scene

    published October 25, 2007

    The Alley Theatre’s Neuhaus Stage opens its season with the Theresa Rebeck comedy The Scene. The play follows a group of New Yorkers... More >>

  • The Daughter of the Regiment

    published October 25, 2007

    In Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, Marie is raised by a regiment of soldiers, with dozens and dozens of daddies. Houston... More >>

  • Red Elvises

    published October 25, 2007

    This might be the only night of the year that the Red Elvises won’t be wearing the craziest clothes in the room. The band mixes the ethnic... More >>

  • Radio Houstoned: The Cinema of East Germany

    published Oct 20, 2007

    Click the button below for a Radio Houstoned interview with University of Houston professor Sandra Friedan and Houston Press Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez. University of Houston prof... More >>

  • Radio Houstoned: Black Pearl Sings at Stages Repertory Theatre

    published Oct 17, 2007

    Click the button below to listen to a podcast with Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez and playwright Frank Higgins. Black Pearl Sings by Frank Higgins makes its world premiere at Stages R... More >>

  • A Masked Ball

    published October 18, 2007

    Ah, Verdi’s tragic love triangle, A Masked Ball. In it, King Riccardo loves Amelia, Amelia loves her husband and her husband works for the... More >>

  • Mariza

    published October 18, 2007

    Fado, a style of music from Portugal, counts Mariza as one of its brightest stars. “Fado” means “fate,” and the music is... More >>

  • Lawndale Art Center’s “Día de los Muertos”

    published October 18, 2007

    Lawndale Art Center asked artists across Texas to create art based on traditional Mexican retablos (personal devotionals remembering a dead... More >>

  • “Morena Moderna: Virgin of Guadalupe”

    published October 18, 2007

    You’ve seen her on altars, you’ve seen her on key chains, you’ve even seen her tattooed on the back of lifers at TDC. Now you can... More >>

  • On a Scale of One to Ten, How Much Do You Love Me?

    published October 18, 2007

    Teatro al Sur presents Chilean comedy On a Scale of One to Ten, How Much do You Love Me? Whoa, there, that’s a trick question if ever there... More >>

  • 28th Annual Asian American Festival: TexAsia! Deep in the Heart of Asian Art!

    published October 18, 2007

    If you have a title as long as the 28th Annual Asian American Festival: TexAsia! Deep in the Heart of Asian Art!, you better deliver. Thankfully,... More >>

  • Mavis Staples

    published October 18, 2007

    Mavis Staples leads an all-star roster at the Solid Blues show. Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with a spot on VH1’s “100... More >>

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