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  • Art Attack: Performance Art
    Musician and multi-talented artist Dudley Saunders saw two of his exes lose their lives close together in the early '90s during the AIDS crisis. As with when anyone dies there comes the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Three new works will premiere at the Composers of Space City concert by Sound Hive, a local contemporary music ensemble. The program is built around the newly commissioned work Lost Signals...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    Ledisi Bayou Music Center, May 16 Though a true breakthough into the mainstream pop world has thus far eluded her, New Orleans native Ledisi (born Ledisi Young) has clandestinely become a...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Musician and experimental filmmaker John Wiese is making his Houston debut, and he’s rounded up some of the most out-there artists in the city to help him. “It’s kind of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The 2006 documentary The Bridge is a provocative and controversial look at suicide. Filmmaker Eric Steel (seen above) and his crew spent all of 2004 documenting the many suicides — and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Patrick Tourville’s documentary film OK, Buckaroos: The Life, Music and Good Times of Jerry Jeff Walker chronicles the career of the musical maverick. In the late 1960s, Walker scored...
  • Art Attack: Noise/Experimental
    Even though he's played with the improvised music legends, appeared on more than 250 records, and lived in California all of his life, Henry Kaiser, whose under-the-Antarctic-ice shots can...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    For three hours you can spend time with one of the sous chefs at Brennan's of Houston during the summer cooking class series, "Saturday with the Sous." On Saturday, June 29, Sous Chef Jose...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Sips, Suds & Sliders at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1601 Lake Robbins Dr. Purchase tickets for the Sips, Suds & Sliders event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott...
  • Art Attack: Visual Arts
    East Sunset Heights film institution 14 Pews usually directs your attention to its screen, but this month, it's encouraging you to also look at its walls. In collaboration with Houston...
  • Art Attack: Visual Arts
    Last night, microcinema 14 Pews hosted the opening of a collection of works by artist Wayne Gilbert. "Human Remains Paintings" features eight pieces created with the remnants of cremated...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    This ain't honky-tonk: Presented by They, Who Sound and Signal To Noise, Baltimore-based composer and avant-garde steel guitarist Susan Alcorn performs three sets starting 8 p.m. tonight at...
  • Art Attack: Film and TV
    Identical twin brothers Stephen and Timothy Quay, known popularly as the Quay Brothers, make films that are darkly abstract enough -- piano chord clashes, percussive clanging, PG-13 themes...
  • Art Attack: Stage
    The set-up: If we are to judge Bit of a Stretch Theatre Co.'s provocative production of Jean-Paul Sartre's most successful play, No Exit (1944), we'd have to disagree with its most famous...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It's fair to compare Uganda's David Kato to the United States' Harvey Milk: Both were openly gay activists railing against a broken, discriminatory system, gaining fame as uncompromising...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It's no surprise that Elizabeth A.M. Keel, an independent, adventurous woman, wrote Deborah (The Mostly True Tale of a Revolutionary Woman), a play about another independent, adventurous...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Shunya Theatre, the only South Asian-American troupe in Houston, presents Ira Hauptman's drama Partition. Starring Taher Lokhandwala, John Kaiser and Anjana Menon, Partition chronicles the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    At age 13, Salma, a young Muslim girl living in a village in south India, was locked in a small room with one tiny window and not allowed to leave. Several years later, her parents married...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Watching the documentary Hey Bartender is like spending a night at a good bar: It's fun and easygoing and it lasts just a little longer than it should. And the conversation, while delightful...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Playwright/director Elizabeth A.M. Keel drew her inspiration for Paradise Misplaced: An Evening of Two New One Act Plays from real life. The first of the two short works is The Psychic...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Betting on the appeal of puppet actors that are full of stuffing, rather than human actors who are merely full of themselves, The Ornery Theatre is mounting Cthulhu: A Puppet Play. A far cry...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Please note, this screening has been CANCELLED. Filmmakers Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus follow three women as they navigate the uncharted waters of the sexuality in the cyber age in the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Emily Sloan saw some unusual things at the last Funeral Party she hosted, especially when it came to the party's funeral pyre. One man read a seven-page discourse on the destructive role...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Chinese-American director Debbie Lum broke the first rule of documentary filmmaking; she became an actor in her own film, Seeking Asian Female, screening at 14 Pews. Lum's feature debut...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Art openings are usually cool events with lots of hipsters enjoying free wine and schmoozing. The opening reception for ''Sarah Gish: Mod Mandalas: The Chakra Series'' is going to be...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There are some filmmakers only really cool people know about, auteurs like Alejandro Jodorowsky or Cory McAbee. The lords of these are the infamous Brothers Quay, who specialize in...
  • Art Attack: Noise/Experimental
    Paul Connolly, a seven-year vet of Houston's improvised music community, hopes that his recently minted Brave New Waves Sound Series will be up to snuff with the other experimental-music...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    First things first: Don't forget that this coming Monday, April 2 is our Championship Tasting for the 2012 Burger Bracket. If you disagree with any of the Final 4 contenders, be one of the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Consider this statistic: Only two journalists were killed covering World War I. Almost 900 have been killed covering conflicts in the past two decades. The dangers faced by the brave men and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Modern silent films like The Artist and Call of Cthulhu have proven that there is still life in the medium, but one man remains the most famous and daring of all the practitioners of the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Ask filmmakers Steve Mims and Joe Bailey Jr. if an innocent man was put to death after today’s screening of Incendiary: The Willingham Case at 14 Pews. The film documents the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    With The Artist snagging so many Academy Award nominations, silent film is poised to make a comeback, and one man who can help you love the vintage style in a modern way is Chris Becker....
  • Art Attack: Books
    Join us later today when we pop into the opening reception for Sandy Ewen's Pop Up Art Show. This is the first solo art show for the woman who many know as an improvisational musician and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The latest deadline for the Rapture has come and gone, and the post-apocalypse world looks much the same as it did pre-apocalypse. That doesn’t mean we should assume that hidden evil...
  • Art Attack: Film and TV
    The documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone flirts with a balance between history and character as it looks behind the scenes at a group that failed to reach its own commercial...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The film Under Great White Northern Lights captured the musical group The White Stripes as they traveled through Canada, celebrating their tenth anniversary together. See the group play on...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Within a few hours of meeting Stan “Stanless Steel” Pleskun, filmmaker Zachary Levy knew he wanted to make a documentary about the profes-sional strongman’s life. It...
  • Art Attack: Film and TV
    In the first scene of Strongman, Zachary Levy's debut film documenting several years in the life of professional strongman Stan "Stanless Steel" Pleskun, we see Pleskun trying to obtain a...
  • Art Attack: Special Events
    Here's a message to a city that never sleeps: it's nap time. At least that was the message yesterday at 14 Pews, where many gathered for the Southern Naptist Convention to catch a few z's....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Born out of the idea that the Sundance Film Festival has gotten a bit too cozy with big studios and slumming celebrities rather than independent filmmakers, The Slamdance Festival —...
  • Art Attack: Film and TV
    First-time filmmakers from around the world will have a chance to show off their work this weekend here in Houston, as the Slamdance Film Festival takes its smaller incarnation on the road....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Theth Sambath was just ten years old when he fled Cambodia in the late ‘70s, after his parents were killed in the Khmer Rouge genocide. They were among an estimated 2 million people who...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you’re looking for sexy shots of Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the young escort behind the political demise of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, see Client 9: The Rise and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Tamra Davis’s documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child is based on her never-before-seen 1985 interview with the charismatic Basquiat. Radiant Child captures Basquiat’s...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Yes, the buildings captured by architectural photographer Julius Shulman are stunningly beautiful, but try not to let that distract you from the real point: He was, above all, a humanist who...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy proves that you don’t have to have absurdly deep pockets to put together a world-class art collection. Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a postal...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Mexican-American tradition of quinceañeras — that is, the elaborate 15th-birthday parties akin to debutante balls — is at the center of the Sundance Award-winning film...

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