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.
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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 >>
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 >>
The Imani School Student Jazz Ensemble
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 >>