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Social Distortion, Alabama Shakes and Grace Potter On Free Press Summer Fest 2013 Lineup

In its fifth year, the Free Press Summer Festival will bring together bands spanning from indie-rock to punk to hip-hop. Top performers at this year's event set for June 1 and 2 include Iggy and the Stooges, Social Distortion, rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grace Potter, Alabama Shakes and electro-pop duo Postal Service. In just five years, the festival held at Eleanor Tinsley Park on the banks of Buffalo Bayou has grown from just a few thousand attendees to more than 80,000. The event is…

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Man of La Mancha Marks Theater Couple's Collaborative Debut at TUTS

Maybe it was the green Mohawk that brought them together. Marley and Jeff Wisnoski met when she was a freshman, and he a sophomore, at Baylor University. Marley served as the makeup designer during the run of a live theater version of School House Rock, and Jeff was one of the actors. Each night, it was her responsibility to get his green Mohawk just right before the curtain. That began a friendship that would eventually lead to dating and, in time, marriage. "From the very beginning, we…

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Local Restaurants Up for James Beard Awards, Garner Praise from GQ

Houston's culinary clout just keeps growing. On Tuesday, several local restaurants learned they were included among this year's James Beard Award semi-finalists--the Oscars of the nation's dining industry. Justin Yu's Oxheart on the north end of Downtown and Chris Shepherd's Underbelly in Montrose are up for Best New Restaurant. Yu was also nominated for the Rising Star Chef of the Year award. Shepherd, Uchi's Tyson Cole and Hugo Ortega of Hugo's are semi-finalists for Best Chef in the…

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Sunset Coffee Bldg to Become Downtown Recreation Hub

Construction will begin in April on the former Sunset Coffee Building at Allen's Landing that will return the historic structure to use and hopefully bring new life to Buffalo Bayou Downtown. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Houston First revealed plans for the $8 million project on Tuesday. Once complete in mid-2014, the building will offer an outdoor plaza, refreshment facilities, canoe and kayak rentals and a rooftop event space among other amenities. The building will also house the…

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H-Town Among the Most Romantic Dining Cities in the United States

Not that locals needed a survey to prove H-Town's romance quotient, but OpenTable is delivering one anyway. Just in time for Valentine's day, the online restaurant reservations company is releasing its list of the 25 Most Romantic Dining Cities in the United States and Houston comes in at #10. Three variables were used to calculate the results—the percentage of restaurants rated "romantic" according to OpenTable diner reviews, the percentage of tables for two and the percentage of people who…

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