Marie Antoinette

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    5 Great, Utterly Absurd Moments In Diva History

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    Royal Pain

    Houston Ballet has a ball with Marie.

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    Before "Free Bird," There Was Clementi Vs. Mozart

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    What's Wrong with Wes Anderson?

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    November 23, 2009

    Our New Favorite Blogger Is Also Her Own Favorite Blogger

    ​To say that "fashion columnist" Leslie Tyler-Fink is arrogant, thoughtless and elitist is probably being too kind. A recent ellipses-filled "Glam Life" column is filled with air-headed socialite idiocies that sound like dialogue written for Zsa Zsa Gabor's character on Green Acres.Exa ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    This Week in Beyonce: Bjork, BET Awards, "I Saw Beyonce at Burger King" and A Two-Year Break?

    TWIB may be folding up shop soon: B says she's considering taking a two-year break. Gay New York rapper Cazwell, self-described as "imagine if Biggie Smalls ate Donna Summer for breakfast, has a song called "I Seen Beyonce at Burger King" (see video above) on next month's album Watch My Mouth. Cat ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    The Houston Ballet Takes Its Marie On The Road

    There's quite a buzz in New Orleans today about the Houston Ballet's performance there of Marie. The story of the ill-fated French queen Marie Antoinette, the ballet is having its first performance outside of Houston in New Orleans's Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts (its grand re-open ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    He's The Man Who Came to Dinner

    The Alley does a pitch-perfect rendition of a classic comedy.

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    February 26, 2009


    The Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch creates a new work about the woman who went from child bride to controversial queen

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    December 18, 2008

    The Times Finds A Rich Texas Rube To Laugh At

    Houston, we have just what you need to keep up your classy image in these dire economic days: A large story in The New York Times about a home here so lavishly decorated that "it's hard not to gape at a gilt and mirrored hall so boisterously baroque that you half expect Marie Antoinette to appear an ... More >>

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