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TUTS Goes Underground

Theatre Under the Stars is about to get a little naughty. Houston's resident musical theater company is known for staging classics like Annie, Guys & Dolls and Hairspray as well as more modern productions such as Bring it On the Musical, 9 to 5 and Jekyll & Hyde. But now TUTS is reaching into new, more risqué territory, with a concept called TUTS Underground. Think of TUTS Underground as the bawdy, cigarette and booze sneaking cousin of the more straight-laced main stage theater. You're…

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Major Grant will Help Fund Transportation Arts Project

A $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will help the Houston Arts Alliance realize a project that marries art with transportation. The grant is part of a national NEA program that helps transform communities by bringing arts into the urban core. The Houston Arts Alliance's project, titled Transported & Renewed, will focus on the city's obsession with movement and transportation. Modes of transport such as railroads, art cars, ships and even dragon boats will be explored…

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Welcome New Prince with a Bit of Britain in Houston

Are you swept up in the royal baby frenzy? Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to the future king of England, we can all rest easy. But if you want to celebrate with a little bit of Britain in your backyard, Houston's got some great British-themed spots. Premium cocktails, craft beer and small British-inspired plates are served to an enthusiastic crowd at the Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen. Here post-colonial British and Indian flavors are married for a unique gastropub menu. Try the…

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Texans Get a Chance to Name Space Shuttle Replica

It's not every day you get the chance to name a symbol of America's recent history. The space shuttle replica now on display at Space Center Houston needs a name, and the official visitors center of NASA's Johnson Space Center wants the public's help. The replica is a life-sized version of the space shuttles that flew over the 30-year NASA program. The piece will sit atop a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as part of a new $12 million, six-story attraction being developed at Space Center. The…

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Houston Museum District Gets Wild with Summer Parties

If you think museums are just temples of quietude where one tiptoes through halls decked with priceless paintings -- think again. The institutions of Houston's Museum District are ready to show you a good time this summer with happy hours, concerts and block parties sure to give you a new appreciation for the arts. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston hosts its summer music event, Steel Lounge Underground on July 5. The annual event brings together a diverse array of musical artists and allows…

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