The megahit continues to pack in audiences despite a wandering plot line.
This Oz is neither great nor powerful.
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
A tour doc reveals Katy Perry's essential Katy Perry-ness.
Just in time for the Oscars, the Koelsch Gallery's current exhibition, "lights, camera, action," captures the varied nuances that comprise America's beloved La La Land. The collection of work features several noted local artists such as Claire Cusack, Matt Duffin, Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier and Vanessa ... More >>
In the late 1980's, music empresario Jimmy Iovine cobbled together quite a collection of pop and rock artists to record songs for a Christmas album benefitting the Special Olympics. In 1987, A Very Special Christmas was released and rapidly became an instant holiday classic thanks to the star powere ... More >>
Is the Dome worthy of a click?The National Trust for Historic Preservation is running the 2011 edition of its "This Place Matters" competition, where voters support local sites worthy of saving. Getting a big push this time around is the Astrodome, thanks to the folks at Houston Mod, which c ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. If Rocks Off had a nickel for every time we were compared to Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz we would definitely be wondering how we went ... More >>
We've all been there, sweetheart.I'm sure you've been busy with your familial obligations this past week, but just in case you missed the Big News, Miley Cyrus has gone and done it again: Racy new photos of Miley Cyrus were leaked online last night including a shot of her assistant pretendin ... More >>
Today is the late Judy Garland's birthday, and the embattled drug-addicted star of The Wizard Of Oz (plus a whole trove of movies we have never seen), would have been 88 years old. She was one of the first well-documented victims of drug abuse, at least in hushed tones. She was famous for rou ... More >>
The Pogues are only one week away, so no time like the present to reflect on Irish music. For many Americans, no song epitomizes Irish music like "Danny Boy." Lonesome Onry and Mean was gently prodding my Irish and European friends at the boozer recently regarding their opinions about the top rec ... More >>
You only have a few more chances to catch the stage plays Red Light Winter, Southern Rapture, and Meet Me in St. Louis.Southern Rapture, currently closing at Stages Repertory Theatre on Sunday, is a comedy based on a true story.When the Charlotte Repertory Theatre staged Tony Kushner's Angels in ... More >>
This musical from TUTS doesn't live up to the classic film.
Photo courtesy of Theatre Under The Stars, photo by Bruce Bennett PhotographyAnneliese van der Pol was a big star on You're So Raven. If, unlike my teenage daughter but like me, you never watched that particular Disney Channel TV sitcom, the news is something of a so-what. Stage musicals and play ... More >>
Four friends, one diagnosis of cancer - it's not what you think
Byron Hagan and Marshall HainleyNobody told the Red Door Theater Company there was a recession going on. The plucky theater troupe launched their group earlier this year in, of all theater-starved places, Pasadena. With true Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney/"Let's Put on a Show" spunk, Artistic ... More >>
Belt out Over the Rainbow and Were Off to See the Wizard
A bleached, Botoxed, nipped/tucked Christmas Spectacular
The Family Stone is hard to like, harder still to hate
Something Wicked this way comes
Dubya, Ashlee and Bill O'Reilly have spun Racket's mind into the twilight zone; also, two local retro-cool institutions bite the dust
The MFAH shamelessly hops in bed with the Houston Texans
Real drama needs more than Judy and Marilyn memories
You'll laugh and cry at this rock tragicomedy
Can a new farmers market support itself, and revitalize Westbury Square?
TUTS's Wizard gets by on fond memories of the film
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
Terrence McNally's ten-year-old Love! Valour! Compassion! shows signs of aging poorly
Houstonian James Doyle helps reclaim a neglected Broadway version of The Wizard of Oz that predates the MGM musical by 37 years
Little Voice lights up the soul with humor and pathos
April 9 - 15, 1998
The Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens with a movie even breeders can love
LeAnn Rimes has taken country music by storm. She's only 14. And that's the rub.
Lanier worship reaches an apogee at the mayor's million-dollar bash
A wide-eyed tour of Houston's memorial to grateful dead heads