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  • After the Smoke Clears: Cai Guo-Qiang's Odyssey
    Last night, artist Cai Guo-Qiang lit the fuse on his 162-foot gunpowder drawing Odyssey at a packed-to-fire-code-capacity warehouse near Reliant Stadium. Ignition time was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but preparation delays stalled the explosion for a little over an hour-and-a-half. As...
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  • Christian Siriano: Houston Fashion Week Day 1
    Christian Siriano of Project Runway's collection was the evening's showstopper during Day 1 of Houston Fashion Week. Read more coverage on Art Attack. PHOTOS BY JAY MARROQUIN
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  • Ramen and Pork Cutlets Take Center Stage at Umai
    If your experiences dining in Japanese restaurants are mainly confined to sushi, sashimi or hand rolls, Umai may present an interesting dining adventure: There is no sushi on the menu, save for five basic rolls, purposefully segregated on the menu into their own tiny box. The rest of the food...
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  • ACL Fest In Pictures, Day 3
    The final day of the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival was a beautiful day (and night) for performances by the Eagles, Flaming Lips, Norah Jones, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Warpaint, Rebelution, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and lots more. Read Rocks Off's complete ACL 2010 coverage...
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  • The Great Pumpkin Fire at Whole Foods Market
    The Whole Foods at 2955 Kirby experienced Halloween come early today when a seasonal display of pumpkins caught fire at the store's entrance. It was quickly put out and the store reopened at 5 p.m., but many pumpkins perished in the blaze.
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  • Fire Fest 2010: Real Firefighters and Real Fun
    The Houston Fire Museum and the Houston Fire Department as hosted Fire Fest 2010 Saturday, a family-oriented event to promote awareness about fire safety and fire prevention in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters entertained kids and adults with antique fire trucks,...
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  • Chefs Under Fire
    Five Houston chefs competed in the local Chefs Under Fire cookoff last night to see which would advance to the state finals in Austin. Who won? Read on to find out. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
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  • The National at House of Blues
    We watched as a much larger crowd than we expected - not everyone went to Austin City Limits this weekend, apparently - settled in and shut up for a generous set by a band that, as icy and distant as it can come across on record, was just as warm, engaging and surprisingly soulful live. PHOTOS...
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  • Graffiti Gala at Aerosol Warfare
    Aerosol Warfare, Houston's graffiti-loving art gallery, hosted the Graffiti Art Foundation for a gala Saturday night where attendees learned about the street art and watched artist SKEEZ181 create a complete mural. The event also featured light painting by FrenetiCore, Laser tagging and a fully...
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  • Hips Don't Lie: Shakira at Toyota Center
    From the moment Shakira took the stage at 9:30 p.m. Friday, she had Toyota Center under her spell. Sensual, confident, and brimming with energy, the Latin pop star electrified the capacity crowd for two hours. Want to know how? Read our full review on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY DANIEL KRAMER
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  • Hands in the Air: Michael Franti and Spearhead at HOB
    Hands are in the air immediately with the stupidly fun show opener "Love Don't Wait," as Michael Franti and his Spearhead instrumentalists file out onstage. Franti is a big dude, built like a basketball player. Saturday, he was clad in black sleeves, navy blue pants, an orange scarf around his...
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  • HISD Marching Band Festival
    Saturday was a miserable day to be dressed in full band attire. It was a warm day and Delmar Stadium is entirely exposed. But over 20 schools had agreed to perform at the HISD Marching Band Festival, and perform they did. PHOTOS BY CHASEN MARSHALL
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