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Photogs of the Future Document Houston's Highs and Lows in MFAH Show

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
We can't exactly break out in song with "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades," but it's not all fire and brimstone for Houston, either. High schoolers across the region turned their cameras on the Bayou City this past year, documenting the roller coaster ride that we called 2017, and...
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Beatniks, Beboppers and Bennies and Their Tight Connections

2 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats, and Drugs By Martin Torgoff 432 pp. $26 Da Capo Press The nexus between artistic creativity and drug abuse is hardly a new or unplumbed concept. Nor the discussion of whether certain art can is created either because of or in spite of the...
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at TUTS Succeeds Indeed

2 years ago by D. L. Groover
Just like Coco Chanel's little black dress, there are certain Broadway musicals that are smart, chic, and timeless. Such is Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows's precisely-tailored masterpiece, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), a revival via Theatre Under the Stars, that is so superbly altered that it...
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Court Ruling Could Change How Teens Are Certified As Adults in Criminal Cases

4 years ago by Michael Barajas
In late 2008, Harris County prosecutors sought to convince a judge to transfer 16-year-old Cameron Moon's murder case from juvenile to adult court. At Moon's certification hearing, prosecutor's called only one witness: the Deer Park police detective who investigated the shooting death of Christopher Seabrook during a drug deal gone...
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TUTS Rethinks its 2016-17 Season, Starting Now

3 years ago by Margaret Downing
Where was the Sondheim? That's just one of the questions Sheldon Epps asked when he reviewed the previously announced upcoming season for Theatre Under the Stars and found that while there were some gems he wanted to retain, there were other musicals on the schedule that seemed a bit tired...
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Pete 'n Keely at Stages: A Musical Turn Back to Variety Shows of the 1960s

5 years ago by D. L. Groover
The set-up: Once upon a time in American households, somewhere around the late '60s, everyone in the family watched the same TV programs. As there were only three major networks, choices were limited but the talent was vast. The variety show, a child of vaudeville, was a staple during any...
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Capsule Stage Reviews: August 14, 2014

5 years ago by D. L. Groover
Full Gallop Let's talk D.V. That would be Diana Vreeland, or Dee-ahh-na, for those of you not in the loop. For decades she was the reigning monarch of fashion, first as columnist and stylish greyhound at Harper's Bazaar, then as editor-in-chief of Vogue, later as curator of the Metropolitan Museum's...
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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 17, 2014

5 years ago by D. L. Groover
Brooklyn the Musical This musical has five lead characters, almost no choreography and a minimalist set. An orphaned 14-year-old girl from France named Brooklyn comes to Brooklyn to find the father she never knew, and her story unfolds, accompanied by songs. The production as intended uses recycled materials, so we...
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Capsule Stage Reviews: August 28, 2014

5 years ago by D. L. Groover
Full Gallop Let's talk D.V. That would be Diana Vreeland, or Dee-ahh-na, for those of you not in the loop. For decades she was the reigning monarch of fashion, first as columnist and stylish greyhound at Harper's Bazaar, then as editor-in-chief of Vogue, later as curator of the Metropolitan Museum's...
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Capsule Stage Reviews: August 21, 2014

5 years ago by D. L. Groover
Full Gallop Let's talk D.V. That would be Diana Vreeland, or Dee-ahh-na, for those of you not in the loop. For decades she was the reigning monarch of fashion, first as columnist and stylish greyhound at Harper's Bazaar, then as editor-in-chief of Vogue, later as curator of the Metropolitan Museum's...

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