Over the weekend we learned of at least one high profile 2012 recording project that involves Houston at least peripherally: local arts patron and charity fundraiser Carolyn Farb will be the executive producer of a Jesse Dayton album of Kinky Friedman covers tentatively titled Sold American. Farb w ... More >>
Benjy's on Washington on a Friday nightLet's face it, Houstonians have a tendency to be fickle. They flock to the coolest places when it's new and hip to do so, losing interest and moving on when the next hot new thing hits the scene. When a place is "in," though, everyone seems to want t ... More >>
Philippe Schmit, Jessica Rossman, Gordon BethuneYes, there was glitz and glamor at the Philippe Restaurant Lounge grand opening fête this past Sunday evening. Even before I arrived, my friend texted me, "Carolyn Farb sighting more. Lots of great shoes on women." It's a good thing I had ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterJesse DaytonBecoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman McGonigel's Mucky Duck March 28, 2011 Check out our a slideshow from the play's opening night. What a smooth, hilarious thing the opening and world premiere of Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kink ... More >>
Courtesy of Carolyn FarbL-R: Kinky Friedman, Carolyn Farb and Becoming Kinky playwright Ted SwindleyThe musical Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman, which will star former Houstonian Jesse Dayton as the Texas author, humorist, novelist, musician and two-time gubernatorial ca ... More >>
Houston socialite Carolyn Farb co-producing dramatization of eccentric Texan's life Former Houstonian Jesse Dayton has been tapped to play the lead role of Kinky Friedman in Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman, Dayton told Rocks Off this afternoon. Written by New York aut ... More >>
Gary Ross: He's baaackWe laughed our asses off this morning when we saw a pic of Gary Ross, a.k.a. Teflon Man, on the arm of Carolyn Farb in the Houston Chronicle's society pages A colorful character who winnowed his way into River Oaks society in 2004, Ross eventually ticked off some of his we ... More >>
A photo the Chron doesn't use on its society pagesThe Houston Chronicle had the story yesterday about the latest arrest of Dr. Michael Brown, this time accused of assaulting his wife.Everytime the Chron mentions Brown, we think of the 2002 Houston Press story on his druggy, wife-abusing ways (if ... More >>
Photo by Jim ParsonsA lot of people didn't think Sarah Gish would get far when she formed a group to save the River Oaks movie theater, but the theater is still standing.Still threatened, sure; saved mostly by a slow economy, probably, but in Houston you take what preservation victories you can g ... More >>
Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.
Mark C. Austin Rascal Flatts, Reliant Stadium, March 3: "It's almost devious how much these guys sweetened and tune their songs up, close to the point of an almost automaton-like perfection. Each song is custom-built like a souped-up hot rod, with almost no flourish or guitar vamp going to waste. ... More >>
Javier de Villota's bold re-creation of a marketplace massacre in Sarajevo is installed at the Station.
Craig Hlavaty The Imani School Student Jazz Ensemble Craig Hlavaty Erykah BaduRocks Off is still in the very early recovery stages from this weekend, which was one of the most satisfying musical whirlwinds he's been sucked into in quite some time. He started off Friday evening at  ... More >>
I don't remember when or where this happened exactly, but once upon a time I got in a conversation with a gay gentlemen who kept going on and on about his ex-boyfriend's penis. He kept calling his ex "the guy with the two Red Bull can cock." I consider my mind as dirty as anyone's, but I couldn't ... More >>
SXSW Film kicked off this weekend. We were too busy hanging out down here to bring back any reports, but just wait till next weekend. Oh, just you wait. We'll have beaucoup coverage of SXSW Music. Promise. Opening Night of FotoFest 2008 Friday night brought out socialites Lynne Wyatt and Carolyn ... More >>
Buh-Bye, Garner; Nice Work?; Union Station
"Looks like they imported some gays for this thing, probably from Dallas," says my buddy, standing next to me at Fashion Week Live, the biggest attempt at runway action I've ever seen in Houston. We're surrounded by glitterati of all sorts, and yes, much to my friend's excitement, there are quite a ... More >>
Time magazine's star speaks out
We were promised killer hurricanes!
Julian Schnabel and his purple pajamas create the illusion of art at McClain Gallery
Houston's queen of high society shares her philanthropic secrets
Rain, rage and ruin at an Easter 420 festival
Out of Harm's Way, Main ACT, Well Versed
A backstage struggle between Stevenson and a managing director splits the ballet
In Janice Law's quests for a judgeship, the fourth time was a charm -- and now an alarm for the rest of the courthouse
We Hardly Knew Ye.
April 9 - 15, 1998
Duane Franklet programs a cyberthriller into Houston
Inside Houston tries to go inside your wallet
The Houston Press has its very own blowout extraordinaire
The Art Guys' cute mockery -- and at the other extreme, West End's completely "Anonymous" show