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  • Pageant of Pulchritude in Galveston
    After 77 years, Galveston has revived the Pageant of Pulchritude, a bathing beauty contest that was a fixture on the island in the Roaring '20s. Our very own John Nova Lomax was a judge at the pageant as "ghosts of Bettie Page and Galveston's glorious past were brought back to life." PHOTOS BY...
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  • Albums Influenced by Pet Sounds
    To celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Beach Boys' sonically revolutionary album Pet Sounds - released May 16, 1966 - we're featuring a cavalcade of albums which have, according to critics, fans, friends of the artist or even the artists themselves, been influenced by Brian Wilson and Co.'s...
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  • 1:15 a.m. at Etro
    The night was just getting started early Sunday morning at popular Montrose lounge Etro, where the 1980s live on in infamy. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • 12:30 at Shot Bar
    It was past midnight at the perenially packed Shot Bar in Midtown on Saturday and people were partying like they'd never left college. Why, yes, that is a giant inflatable penis. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • 11:45 at Khon's
    Lovers of art and darts congregated at Khon's on Saturday night, a tucked-away but trendy spot off Milam and Drew that offers coffee and wi-fi by day and boutique wine and beer by night. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • Rockets Lose Game 7; Viewing Parties Cheer Anyway
    Although the Rockets ultimately fell to the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday afternoon, fans across the city took the loss in stride and still managed to have a good time. Viewing party patrons at Christian's Tailgate and The Wet Spot took solace in cold beer and spicy...
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  • Behind the Scenes at Happy Days
    Get a rare glimpse of the backstage scene at the Hobby Center, where the new Happy Days musical is playing in Sarofim Hall through May 24. Among the surprises: Pinky Tuscardero's wig is far more important than one might imagine. PHOTOS BY MARGARET DOWNING
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  • How-To Album Covers, Part 1
    Ever wondered how to be a Jewish mother? How to play quarterback like two-time Super Bowl champion Bob Griese? Or - something all of us have wondered- how to stay the hell out of probate? Our man in the Cutout Bin, Nick DiFonzo, has all the answers.
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  • 12:30 a.m. at Deco
    We have no idea what was going on in Midtown at Deco on Thursday night. All we know is that it involved roving packs of beautiful, scantily-clad women...so we were there. We have priorities, after all. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • Photography 101 From the Glasscock School at Rice
    This semester my photo class at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies saw students from Ukraine, France and Malaysia as well as many Houstonians. Through a variety of assignment-and-critique sessions over an eight-week period they enlarged their knowledge of the language of photography and...
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  • Art Car Weekend: Your Pictures
    We rounded up the best reader-submitted pictures from Friday's sneak peek at Discovery Green and the annual Art Car Parade on Allen Parkway on Saturday afternoon. Kinky Friedman was the parade's grand marshall, ensuring that Houston kept it Kinky this year.
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  • 12:45 a.m. at the Flying Saucer
    Saturday night found us willingly abducted by the popular downtown hot spot. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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