John Finlay

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Artania Isn't Easy In Texas, Russian Troupe Finds Out

    Photo courtesy ArtaniaArtania, a Russian horse-show, has certainly had its ups and downs in Texas.Their first shows in April, at Sam Houston Race Park, ran into the kind of severe weather we have here every spring.Then, as we reported back in April, the trick-riding show, which got extravagant prais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    What If They Gave A Horse Show And Nobody Came?

    The Kantemirov family calls its famous Russian circus, which has toured all over the world for the last 62 years, a "celebration of life and of man's love for horses, demonstrating the harmony between mankind and nature."So when the troupe needed a city to host its first show in the United States, H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    One Little Tornado Warning in Northwest Houston and the Russians Say Nyet

    There won't be any Russian riders getting on those specialty circus horses out at Sam Houston Race Park tonight.In town for several days and parked under expansive white tents, the show Artania got called off for tonight just a few minutes ago when the day's dark and gloomy skies opened up, accompan ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Flush 'Em All

    2002 -- the year Houston nightlife cleaned its colon

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    School's Out for Summer

    Bongo's angles for the collegiate dollar without resorting to wet T-shirts and thongs

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    It's All in the Mix

    Will two reincarnated institutions breathe new life into Shepherd Plaza?

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Treacherous Waters

    Club Current runs aground in the Galleria mainstream

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Smoke on the Water

    Houston clubbers get hip to the hookah

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Personality Counts

    Local ladies strut their stuff