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Waitress is Tart and Sweet, But a Little Sour

2 months ago by Natalie de la Garza
Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center brings Waitress (and, of course, pie) to Houston for a weeklong engagement.

Friday Night: Blake Shelton at Reliant Stadium

6 years ago by Chris Gray
Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium March 15, 2013 I want to like Blake Shelton. I really do. But damned if he doesn't make it nearly impossible. Shelton might make a decent country singer if he didn't look so pleased with himself, and if his music pushed the needle on the give-a-damn...

Nixon in China Returns to the Wortham With Musical Glories and a Dense Libretto

2 years ago by D. L. Groover
The set-up: Thirty years after its Houston Grand Opera world premiere, John Adams' Nixon in China (1987) still retains a strikingly original power to amaze and beguile. It also retains its power to stupefy and bemuse. The execution: This “minimalist” work, coolly greeted upon arrival, has, over the decades, inched...

(Dis)order in the Court

20 years ago by Tim Fleck
The politics of the three Harris County juvenile district courts can only be described as... well, juvenile. Pat Shelton and next-door court neighbor Mary Craft are both Republicans but clearly cannot stand each other. In recent elections both faced primary challenges by candidates widely viewed as allies of the other...

Come in From the Cold and Check Out These Houston Theater Offerings

2 years ago by D. L. Groover
Winter has finally arrived on the bayou with an icy blast that probably won't last too long, but if you're in need of someplace to hunker down for the duration, look no farther than our own Winter Theater Season. During the next months, it's cozy and warm inside. You'll go...

Fun Things the Rodeo Wants You to Know This Year

3 years ago by Chris Gray
That distant rumble you may have started noticing in the past few days is the machinery of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo steadily springing to life. The world’s largest rodeo and the Bayou City’s biggest party is now 55 days away, running March 1-20 this year, with some important...

Confined Youth

In the Group Heartbreaking: These dayhab places are the biggest scam on the planet ["The Recruit," by Paul Knight, June 11, 2009]. Having gone through three since my son graduated from the public school system in May of last year, my heart is broken by the appalling lack of anything...

13 Houston Chefs Who Have Celebrity Doppelgangers

6 years ago by Brooke Viggiano
Check out which local chef sure looks a lot like a Spice Girl, who might be hosting a game show in his spare time, and who we think is a long-lost triplet: See also: - 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers - 13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers 13. Kaz Edwards...

The Beaumonts Love the Lord, Just Not Nashville Autotune Pop Cowboys

6 years ago by William Michael Smith
Troy Wayne Delco, fearless leader of the Beaumonts, is not your average alt-country fool. Or tool. No, Mr. Delco is an extraordinary alt-country fool, a buffoon of Country Dick Montana stature, a bard of Mojo Nixonesque talent careening about as far into the bar ditch as he can take his...

Old Ways Die Hard

17 years ago by Tim Fleck
In its first six months, there were few public complaints about the new system for selecting publicly paid attorneys to represent poor defendants in Harris County criminal courts. But that seems to be rapidly changing as several lawyers claim the system is being manipulated in at least one juvenile court,...

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