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    July 17, 2014

    Five Foods You Miss Long After You Leave Houston

    Houston is a damn fine food town. Pity the Houston expat who leaves and never tastes queso again. Pity me, who left five years ago for the better weather of Los Angeles and found myself missing the grub immediately. Thankfully, I come back a couple times a year to visit my folks, and every time I dr ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014
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    May 1, 2014
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    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    How to Spot a Genuine Tex-Mex Restaurant

    Assistant Music Editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    The Met Live in HD: Carmen

    Be swept away by the sensuality of opera's most famous gypsy siren

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    January 31, 2008


    St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings the sultry gypsy to life

  • Culture

    October 4, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    A Night at the Opera

    For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working backstage at Opera in the Heights’ production of Carmen. The score is of a rare breed—both familiar and fresh. Also perpetually entertaining are the backstage antics. For every performance in a theatre, there is a show behind the scenes. It takes ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    Flair for the Familiar

    A heroine goes classy in HGO's Carmen

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

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    November 3, 1994