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Observing Houston from the grandest of perches
Entertainment
Published in 17-1-2018
    72 Visits

Michael Rodriguez has one of the coolest office views in Houston. The messy desk of the chief engineer of Brookfield Properties' Heritage Plaza looks over Buffalo Bayou Park, pointing west from atop the building's 52nd floor. He can have his morning snack and watch the rest of Houston fight their way to work from nearly 762 feet up. "I'm glad I took this position," he says. "I&# ...>>

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Houston sounds: New music from Miears, Kam Franklin, John Allen Stephens, Paperwolf and more
Entertainment
Published in 17-1-2018
    699 Visits

John Allen Stephens is working on "maximalist modern pop." Jazz diva Tianna Hall is putting her sultry spin on the music of Whitesnake and Debbie Gibson. Giant Kitty is revving up punk anthems. Kam Franklin of The Suffers is covering nu metal favorites. Welcome to Houston music in 2018. We're just into the new year, and already, a flurry of local acts are readying fresh music to carry us t ...>>

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Eat This: Oyster Happy Hour at State of Grace
Entertainment
Published in 17-1-2018
    452 Visits
"Jackpot!" I told myself when I got a look at the Oyster Happy Hour menu at State of Grace. It was 5:15 p.m. in the restaurant's lovely, semicircular oyster bar, and the choices for buck-apiece half shells included both East Coast Wellfleets - long a favorite cold-water oyster of mine - and Murder Points, a cultivated oyster from Alabama that has turned my head more recently. Soon, an icy tra ...>>
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New upscale cigar lounge lights up in The Woodlands
Entertainment
Published in 17-1-2018
    958 Visits

Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars, a fine cigars and bourbon bar, set to open Jan. 20

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Houston sounds: New music from Miears, Kam Franklin, John Allen Stephens, Paperwolf and more
Entertainment
Published in 17-1-2018
    404 Visits

John Allen Stephens is working on "maximalist modern pop." Jazz diva Tianna Hall is putting her sultry spin on the music of Whitesnake and Debbie Gibson. Giant Kitty is revving up punk anthems. Kam Franklin of The Suffers is covering nu metal favorites. Welcome to Houston music in 2018. We're just into the new year, and already, a flurry of local acts are readying fresh music to carry us t ...>>

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New upscale cigar lounge lights up in The Woodlands
Entertainment
Published in 17-1-2018
    612 Visits

Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars, a fine cigars and bourbon bar, set to open Jan. 20

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Bar Star: Margie Beard at Luling City Market Barbeque & Saloon
Entertainment
Published in 10-1-2018
    511 Visits

The Houston bar scene is full of personalities bar stars, if you will. Each week in Preview, we'll feature one of these mixologists. Get to know the person behind the pour.

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A truly epic 'Iliad' at Main Street Theater
Entertainment
Published in 10-1-2018
    1068 Visits

How rousing it is to hear one of the oldest stories of the Western canon told with the briskness and contemporary flavor of a Moth StorySLAM. In "An Iliad," a storyteller sits among the ruins of war, perched near fallen marble columns, his face heavy with the burden of a frustrating and fascinating tale. He asks us to imagine hundreds of ships, filled with farmers and villagers, dotting the he ...>>

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Texican: Two decades ago, Wes Anderson erected 'Rushmore'
Entertainment
Published in 10-1-2018
    494 Visits
When Wes Anderson's sophomore film, "Rushmore," was released in 1998, it once again put the city of Houston on the map in Hollywood, while also inspiring countless local filmmakers and actors. Two decades later, it's become one of the Houston-bred director's most-beloved films and the project that ushered in Bill Murray as the hipster icon we all know him as today. Filmed in and aro ...>>
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Seensters: Katy Perry's family appeal
Entertainment
Published in 10-1-2018
    992 Visits

There were a lot of people wearing blinking cat ears, mothers with wide-eyed daughters and plenty of crowd singalong moments.

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Where are the stars of the hit TV show "Dallas" now?
Entertainment
Published in 10-1-2018
    777 Visits

The show about an oil dynasty in Texas made stars out of the cast members.

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Art gallery and museum listings: Jan. 4-10
Entertainment
Published in 3-1-2018
    654 Visits
Houston's art scene is as diverse and colorful as the city itself, with galleries and museums that feature works by local, national and international talents. All shows are free unless otherwise noted. GALLERIES Art of the World Gallery "The Art of Sophia Vari," through Saturday; 2201 Westheimer; 713-526-1201, artoftheworldgallery.com. Barbara Davis Gallery "Anton Ginzberg|Construction Proxy ...>>
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A modern-day bookmobile
Entertainment
Published in 3-1-2018
    674 Visits
Hear that sound? It's not the ice cream truck coming around the corner. It's a library on wheels. The Curiosity Cruiser, a new $250,000, 30-foot-long, custom-made vehicle that promotes literacy and learning, has hit the streets. The vehicle makes neighborhood stops to lend books like a traditional library, but is also outfitted with music and two onboard superheroes. In addition, it off ...>>
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Must List: Big Freedia, Indie Chefs Week and 'An Iliad'
Entertainment
Published in 3-1-2018
    446 Visits
1. Ancient Greece hits Main Street Homer's "Iliad" is thousands of years old, but this classic war story finds new life with a pared-down theatrical reimagining written by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson. Instead of actually seeing blood and gore, a lone actor recounts the tale in a way that's conversational, witty and often illuminating. Main Street Theater brings "An Iliad" to Hous ...>>
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Family fun: Events for adults and kids
Entertainment
Published in 3-1-2018
    394 Visits
Giant Game Night A wide range of larger-than-life games, including chess, Jenga, cornhole and Connect Four, are available. When:6-9 p.m. Thursday Where:Memorial City Mall, 303 Memorial City Way Information:memorialcity.com Salsa In the Park Outdoor Latin dance lessons hosted by the Houston Salsa Dancers. When:6-10 p.m. Friday Where:Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Information: facebook.com/events ...>>
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