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  • Free for All: J.R. Helton, Barber of Seville and the Insight/Out Festival

    published May 17, 2012

    J. R. Helton appears at Brazos Bookstore on Friday to discuss and sign his latest novel, Drugs. When it comes to making art about drugs, there is one crucial factor that divides the truly great works ... More >>

  • ''Bridge 11: Lia Cook''

    published May 10, 2012

    You’ll be asking yourself, “Is it a photograph or is it a tapestry?” at the exhibit “Bridge 11: Lia Cook.”... More >>

  • ''Transference: Andy Paiko & Ethan Rose''

    published March 15, 2012

    Remember singing wine glasses? Performers would “play” the glasses by rubbing a wet fingertip around the lip of the glass and it would... More >>

  • Wanda Sykes

    published May 10, 2012

    Comedian Wanda Sykes likes traveling for her job. She enjoys the fancy hotels, lavish meals and stretch limos a headliner like her gets... More >>

  • 25th Annual Art Car Weekend

    published May 10, 2012

    Art hits the streets during the 25th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend. Carol Simmons, a regular parade organizer, tells us, “It... More >>

  • “Emily Link: TUMULUS”

    published April 19, 2012

    Death and resurrection are the themes in “TUMULUS,” the newest exhibit at the EMERGEncy Room Gallery at Rice University. (The... More >>

  • Fire at ExxonMobil a Buzzkill for Lunch Crowd

    published May 16, 2012

    The lunch crowd at ExxonMobil got a surprise today when the food court and dining room had to be evacuated because of a fire in a lower level. Food-service workers say they were in the midst of prepar... More >>

  • Homegrown Houston - 3G

    published May 10, 2012

    There are four good reasons to see Homegrown Houston — 3G. There are the three native Houston musicians who will be performing: Jewel... More >>

  • Charlaine Harris: Deadlocked

    published May 10, 2012

    Sookie Stackhouse’s story is almost at its end; after the just-released Deadlocked, there’s just one more title before novelist... More >>

  • DVDs & Blu-rays: <i>The Grey</i>

    DVDs & Blu-rays: The Grey

    published May 15, 2012

    The Grey stars Liam Neeson and Dallas Roberts; Joe Carnahan directs, writes and produces. It was easy to like The Grey when it came out last January and its release now on DVD/Blu-ray is a bright sp... More >>

  • Charlaine Harris: Saying Goodbye to Sookie

    published May 11, 2012

    Novelist Charlaine Harris is surprisingly unemotional when she discusses the upcoming end of her Sookie Stackhouse series of books. There are only two more titles planned in the Southern Gothic series... More >>

  • ''Snail Mail''

    published January 26, 2012

    Over the years, the staff at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has received thousands of photos with notes scribbled on them. Some were just a few... More >>

  • ''Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitsk''

    published February 9, 2012

    A major figure in 20th-century American art gets a retrospective in ''Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski,'' currently at the... More >>

  • Stick ’Em Up

    published May 3, 2012

    When he was still filming his documentary Stick ’Em Up, someone asked director Alex “Pr!mo” Luster where... More >>

  • Free for All: Charlaine Harris, the Art Car Parade and Giselle

    published May 10, 2012

    Novelist Charlaine Harris is about to pull the plug on Sookie Stackhouse and her friends in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Ater the just-released Deadlocked, there's only one more title in the series of books ... More >>

  • Corella Ballet Castilla y León

    published May 3, 2012

    Houston audiences will be happy to see that the Corella Ballet Castilla y León has Clear on the schedule for their one-night... More >>

  • Re-Marking Twain’s Equator

    published March 22, 2012

    In 1995, Houston photographer Daniel Kramer (former staff photographer for the Houston Press) set out to retrace Mark Twain’s 1896... More >>

  • East End Street Fest

    published May 3, 2012

    The East End Street Fest is a celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the new METRO light rail, a music festival and taco contest, all wrapped up... More >>

  • Dominic Walsh Dance Theater Spring Mixed Rep

    published May 3, 2012

    The life of a woman artist who influenced Auguste Rodin is the focus of Dominic Walsh’s new ballet Camille Claudel. The piece is... More >>

  • DVDs & Blu-rays: Amador and Norman Mailer: The American

    published May 09, 2012

    Amador stars Magaly Solier: Fernando Leon De Aranoa directs. Peruvian actor Magaly Solier and Spanish filmmaker Fernando Leon De Aranoa tell a story that is universal in Amador. Tender and lyrical, ... More >>

  • The Clever Wife

    published April 26, 2012

    Catch the world premiere of The Clever Wife: A Chinese Folktale by Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco. The family-friendly story... More >>

  • George Clooney: Hollywood Humanitarianism: To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

    published May 3, 2012

    He’s charming, talented and very, very handsome. And this week, he’ll be at the Wortham Theater Center discussing his remarkable... More >>

  • Musical Evening with Maestro Graf (Dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich)

    published April 26, 2012

    Few men wear the title of “maestro” as well as Hans Graf. In demand in the largest and most famous concert halls around the world,... More >>

  • Grab Bag: Free Tickets to Women on the Verge from Bayou City Women's Chorus

    published May 04, 2012

    Snap up a couple of free tickets to The Bayou City Women's Chorus concert, Women on the Verge. The show is set for the Hobby Center on Sunday night at 5 p.m. and these are prime seats (Row A, anyone?)... More >>

  • Axiom: The Restoration of Fire Station No. 6

    Axiom: The Restoration of Fire Station No. 6

    published May 04, 2012

    Tom Hair was driving down Washington Avenue in the Sixth Ward area in 2004 when he saw the dilapidated shell of former Houston Fire Station No. 6. He was looking for a new home for his branding and cr... More >>

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