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  • December 13, 2012
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston provided a sneak peak today of the more than 100 works featured in the upcoming exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado . The exclusive exhibition showcases the evolution of painting in Spain from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Houston will be the only U.S. city to host these stunning works from artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Giovanni Domenico and Titian. The Museo Nacional del Prado opened in central Madrid in 1819. From the start,
  • December 7, 2012
    The last year brought some significant milestones for Buffalo Bayou and the organization charged with maintaining the waterway and its surrounding land. As it celebrates its 25 th year, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership says a lot is being accomplished to benefit the bayou on which the city was founded. In the last year, the partnership began the first phase of construction on the $55 million Buffalo Bayou Park project which stretches from Sabine St. to Shepherd. That effort was aided largely by
  • December 4, 2012
    Beer is all the rage in Houston right now. There are an ever-growing number of local breweries specializing in craft beer, and new ideas continue to bubble up. The latest-a foodie focus. Houston's oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold , is set to open a kitchen early next year. Judging by the popularity of food trucks at the brewery just north of Downtown, we'd say that's an excellent decision. Saint Arnold Owner Brock Wagner told the Dallas Observer that the limited menu (maybe...
  • December 3, 2012
    Texas Tech's Red Raiders will face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. The game is set for an 8 pm kickoff at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Friday, December 28. The Big 12 Red Raiders finished the season with a 7-5 record. The Big 10 Minnesota Gophers were 6-6 this season. This will be the first Meineke Bowl for both teams. The Meineke Car Care Bowl, previously known as the Texas Bowl, has been played since 2006. Last year, Texas A&M...
  • December 3, 2012
    Whether you're into sports or classical music, Houston is the place to be for New Years. Texas Tech's Red Raiders will face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas . The game is set for an 8 pm kickoff at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Friday, December 28. The Big 12 Red Raiders finished the season with a 7-5 record. The Big 10 Minnesota Gophers were 6-6 this season. This will be the first Meineke Bowl for both teams. Bowl game tickets are...
  • November 21, 2012
    Few literary works can claim as much retelling and reimagining as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol . On film it's been immortalized by the likes of Mickey and company in the 1983 Disney animated version and in the 1988 dramedy Scrooged starring Bill Murray. On stage it's been performed for audiences the world over--modernized in some adaptations, modified for youngsters in others. In Houston, Michael Wilson's classical stage adaption has been enchanting audiences at Alley...
  • November 19, 2012
    Ready to hit the high seas? Houston's Bayport Cruise Terminal this week inked deals with Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines to begin cruise departures starting next year. These are the first cruise contracts for Port of Houston Authority's four-year-old, $108 million terminal. The port expects the deals will have a $200 million impact on Houston over the next two years. Princess says it's planning 27 departures for the 2013-14 cruise season out of Houston and Norwegian...
  • October 24, 2012
    The 2012 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will bring Robert Redford and more than 50 film programs and panels to the city Nov. 7-11. With the program just weeks away, HCAF announced the film lineup and more details at a kickoff event at Hotel Icon on Oct. 23. The 2012 event will feature works shown in traditional theatrical venues, interactive video installations, live music and film performances, and outdoor projects. This year's fest will also be a "walkable experience" with...
  • October 17, 2012
    Houston, are you ready for another Superbowl? The Bayou City may be poised to bring the NFL extravaganza back in 2017. Houston will be one of two finalist cities for that year's game, officials announced on Oct. 16. San Francisco and South Florida are vying for the 2016 game. The NFL and the Texans say the city not selected for 2016 will then go head-to-head with Houston for 2017. Texans owner Bob McNair told the Houston Chronicle : "I'm delighted. To be selected as a finalist for...
  • October 11, 2012
    A new hardhat tour aboard one of the area's most treasured pieces of history will launch later this month. Battleship Texas , the only surviving U.S. vessel to have served in both world wars, is a shrine to combat life during the first half of the 20th Century. The ship has been docked at the San Jacinto battlefield in LaPorte for decades and become a popular tourist attraction. The new three-hour tour will allow visitors to see areas of the ship seldom open to the public, according to an
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