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2008 Stories by Olivia Flores Alvarez

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  • Seasons of Sharing: Merry Christmas

    published December 18, 2008

    Introduce your kids to santons, the colorful handmade clay figures that people French nativity scenes, during the two-day Seasons of... More >>

  • A Gift of Christmas — LIVE

    published December 18, 2008

    American Idol contestant Rickey Hayes and Christian recording artist April Diggers lead the cast of A Gift of Christmas — LIVE at... More >>

  • The Light Before Christmas 2D

    published December 18, 2008

    The Candleman knows exactly what Katie and Makean need after getting lost in the snow on Christmas Eve — hot chocolate! In the delightful... More >>

  • “Lest We Forget”

    published December 18, 2008

    The Army is always looking for a few good men — and women, according to the exhibit “Lest We Forget.” Housed in the lobby of the... More >>

  • Optical Illusions

    published December 18, 2008

    Kids will look at things differently at Optical Illusions, a learning session for six-to-12-year-olds in which they’ll decipher impossible... More >>

  • Las Posadas Wonder Weekend

    published December 11, 2008

    Show your kids the cultural aspects of Christmas aren’t limited to consumer culture at the Las Posadas Wonder Weekend. Las Posadas are the... More >>

  • School Rumble Season 2, Part 1

    published December 11, 2008

    Try to keep up here: High-schooler Harima wants Tenma, Tenma is hot for Karasuma and Karasuma…well, he hasn’t got a clue. It’s all... More >>

  • A Christmas Story

    published December 11, 2008

    The twisted tale of Ralphie Parker and his unrelenting quest for a BB gun is back in the now annual Texas Repertory Theatre production of A... More >>

  • “Jack Levine Retrospective”

    published December 11, 2008

    The title “living legend” is hard to live up to, but artist Jack Levine seems to have no problem with it, and his new exhibit,... More >>

  • Reel Teen Festival Editing Session

    published December 11, 2008

    Have a young filmmaker on your hands? Make sure she gets to today’s Teen Film Festival Editing Session. Laptops are provided for kids ages 13... More >>

  • John Joseph

    published December 11, 2008

    John and Julio sitting in a tree…k-i-s-s-i-n-g! Okay, okay, maybe comedian John Joseph and super-mega-star singer Julio Iglesias aren’t... More >>

  • Christmas Candlelight Tours

    published December 11, 2008

    It’s a yuletide from yesteryear at the 46th Annual Heritage Society Candlelight Tour. Along with fully decorated historic homes, each... More >>

  • Merry Christmas, George Bailey

    published December 11, 2008

    It’s a play inside a play in Merry Christmas, George Bailey which is a stage show built around a 1940s-era radio performance of... More >>

  • Christmas on Mars

    published December 11, 2008

    Hmm, the science fiction film Christmas on Mars bills itself as “a fantastical film freak-out featuring the Flaming Lips.”... More >>

  • Urban Lit Book Club/Candy Licker

    published December 11, 2008

    “Yeah, Hurricane Jackson had a whole lot of things the average brothah could only dream of, but what he was missing was the one thing all his... More >>

  • Reserve Champagne Tasting

    published December 11, 2008

    What can be more fun than getting a little tipsy and then playing with knives? Well, that’s not exactly what’s going to happen at... More >>

  • Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out

    published December 11, 2008

    Get your fill of love, hate and revenge without having to go to the opera. Today’s premiere of the urban short film Love Wouldn’t... More >>

  • Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

    published December 11, 2008

    Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally (officially the largest American Motorcyclist Association event in the... More >>

  • I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus

    published December 11, 2008

    Come on, admit it. Right about now, you’re sick of all the jolly, holly, holiday cheer. You’re ready for a show in which a reindeer... More >>

  • Lights in the Heights

    published December 11, 2008

    The holiday season might not automatically bring up images of boom boxes, but that will change after you hear “Unsilent Night” at this... More >>

  • East End Urban Market

    published December 11, 2008

    The East End Urban Market opens its door to shoppers and people-watchers today, offering not only eclectic antiques, home and garden accessories,... More >>

  • German Christmas Market

    published December 11, 2008

    Texas has several vibrant German--American communities; luckily, one of them is just up the road in Tomball where the annual German Christmas... More >>

  • Gremlins

    published December 11, 2008

    Have fond memories of Gremlins as a fun, slightly violent Christmastime romp between a guy and his weird little friend named Gizmo? Or... More >>

  • East End Live Art: Is This Change?

    published December 11, 2008

    Count on Voices Breaking Boundaries to stir the pot a little. While everyone’s still buzzing about Obama’s election, VVB presents East... More >>

  • Holiday Open House at Moody Mansion

    published December 11, 2008

    See how one of Galveston Island’s most famous and powerful families spent Christmas back in the day at the Holiday Open House at Moody... More >>

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