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2009 Stories by Olivia Flores Alvarez

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  • Disney's A Christmas Carol

    published December 31, 2009

    Catch Jim Carrey at his multiple-personality best as he plays a young, middle-aged and old Ebenezer Scrooge - and the Ghost of Christmas Past,... More >>

  • Gabriel Iglesias: If You Give A Comic A Cookie....

    published Dec 31, 2009

    ​Just before picking up the phone to call Hair Balls, comedian Gabriel Iglesias has a cookie. The plus-sized comedian says it puts him in a better mood. Not that the comedian has anything to be down... More >>

  • Cut Your Tax Bill And Help An Arts Organization Via Last-Minute Donations

    published Dec 31, 2009

    Support a local arts organization and knock a few bucks off your IRS bill while you still have time -- make a tax deductible donation today. Dozens of museums, theater and dance companies have online ... More >>

  • Disney's A Christmas Carol

    published December 31, 2009

    Catch Jim Carrey at his multiple-personality best as he plays a young, middle-aged and old Ebenezer Scrooge - and the Ghost of Christmas Past,... More >>

  • A Neapolitan New Year

    published December 31, 2009

    Start the new year off on a high note at Ars Lyrica Houston's A Neapolitan New Year. The evening features a performance of J.A. Hasse's... More >>

  • Seasons of Sharing: New Year's Noon Celebration

    published December 31, 2009

    Kids don't have to wait until the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. The fun goes on all day at the Children's Museum of Houston's New... More >>

  • The Ice Rink at Woodlands Town Center

    published December 31, 2009

    Spectacularly lit holiday displays surround the Ice Rink at Woodlands Town Center, making for a twinkling setting as you skate. Nearby, a... More >>

  • The Polar Express 4D

    published December 31, 2009

    Take a ride on the Polar Express 4D and you'll not only see and hear the action, you'll feel and smell it too. The 12-minute film... More >>

  • Anjelah Johnson's Houston Special Airs Tonight
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    Anjelah Johnson's Houston Special Airs Tonight

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​Stand-up comic and actress Anjelah Johnson came through Houston last summer to tape her first special for Comedy Central. Hair Balls spoke with Johnson, a former NFL cheerleader, who appears in... More >>

  • Yes, Jo Koy Will Talk About His Mom This Weekend

    published Dec 25, 2009

    ​Comedian Jo Koy is having a great year, even if he isn't having a great week. He's got the flu and he's spending the holidays in airports and hotel rooms as he travels around the country doing his ... More >>

  • Christmas In Baghdad With One Houstonian

    published Dec 25, 2009

    ​Hair Balls was able to check in by e-mail with Houstonian Private First Class Matthew Slayden, currently deployed to Baghdad with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Married, with a ... More >>

  • Jo Koy

    published December 24, 2009

    To hear him tell it, comedian Jo Koy's ego must be a bruised and ragged little thing. On a recent road trip with the Comedians of... More >>

  • Last Call For Art: Photos From Around The World; Daniel Johnston

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​Wendy Watriss, artistic director for FotoFest, sums up the "International Discoveries II" exhibit nicely: "It forces our attention on the single image, an object or a single moment in... More >>

  • Jay Rusovich Goes <em>InsideOut</em> To Get His Photos
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    Jay Rusovich Goes InsideOut To Get His Photos

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​Hair Balls recently spoke with photographer Jay Rusovich by phone. The New Orleans native now lives in Houston and he's released a new book, InsideOut. There's an art exhibit of the same name c... More >>

  • The Man Who Saved Christmas

    published December 17, 2009

    During WWI, the U.S. government thought it would be a good idea to ban the sale of toys during Christmas (a misguided effort to encourage parents... More >>

  • Festival of Lights

    published December 17, 2009

    Get ready for wattage envy at the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights. A hundred displays (with sound and animation, of course) line a... More >>

  • Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge

    published December 17, 2009

    Think Ebenezer Scrooge married to an alcoholic Mommy Dearest with a brood of 21 kids, and you've got some idea of the musical Mrs. Bob... More >>

  • The Evil that Men Do...The Stage Play

    published December 17, 2009

    According to The Evil That Men Do, written and directed by Valentine Ekweanua, religious leaders, like the rest of us, come in all... More >>

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    published December 17, 2009

    Artists such as South Korean native Seongho Cha, who studied at New York University and was a member of Anaheim Ballet, and Cindy Liu, who was... More >>

  • Star of Bethlehem

    published December 17, 2009

    Was the star that led the three wise men to the infant Jesus a miracle or a normal astronomical event? Like many other planetariums, the Houston... More >>

  • Seasons of Sharing: Christmas

    published December 17, 2009

    The Children's Museum of Houston's annual "Seasons of Sharing" exhibit and activities focus on Christmas this week. Kids can turn a paper... More >>

  • The Graduate

    published December 17, 2009

    We're not sure if it's a happily-ever-after ending for Mike Nichols's landmark film The Graduate. First, an aimless Benjamin... More >>

  • Les Contes d'Hoffman - LIVE

    published December 17, 2009

    The story of one man and the three women he loved and tragically lost, Les Contes d'Hoffman is performed live by the Metropolitan... More >>

  • Campfire Christmas

    published December 17, 2009

    Discover your inner cowboy at the George Ranch Historical Park's Campfire Christmas. Costumed re-enactors, including Civil War soldiers,... More >>

  • Inquiring Minds: AC Pianist Jim Brickman, More Than Just "Jingle Bells"

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​Rocks Off spoke with songwriter/pianist Jim Brickman recently. True, the AC piano king isn't the type of musician we usually focus on, but talent is talent and oh, yeah, a Grammy Award nominati... More >>

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