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Houston to Host 2016 Copa America World Soccer Championship

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the 2016 Copa America soccer championship will be held in Houston and nine other U.S. cities in June 2016. This marks the first time the event has been staged outside South America and will be the most prestigious soccer tournament hosted in the U.S. since the World Cup in 1994. Houston’s NRG Stadium will be one of 10 U.S. venues which have been selected to host matches during the…

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8 Reasons the Houston Convention District Is So Attractive for Meetings

by John Egan If you’re hunting for a place to host a meeting, the 60-city block Houston Convention District should rank high on your list. Heck, we think it should be at the very top. Ric Campo, chairman of Houston First Corp., which runs the George R. Brown Convention Center, says the Convention District is evolving into “a vibrant neighborhood, not just a meeting place.” Here are eight reasons you should seriously consider the Convention District “neighborhood” for your next meeting. With…

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Day for Night to Bring Kendrick Lamar, New Order to Houston

The team behind Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest is launching a new winter art and music festival next month unlike any other in the world. Headlined by bands including New Order, Kendrick Lamar and Dillon Francis, the inaugural Day for Night fest will feature two days of music, art and food set on six acres surrounding First Ward’s Silver Street Studios. More than 40 bands and musicians will combine with several dozen digital artists employing mediums such as light, projection, LED and sound…

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Phantom Actor Discusses All-New Production of Classic

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless classic Phantom of the Opera has a whole new look in the production by producer Cameron Makintosh and director Laurence Connor currently touring the country. Phantom hits Houston this week and it’s more over-the-top than ever before, incorporating new cutting-edge technology and lighting design as well as new direction that makes the play darker and more tense. Of course the classic Webber score remains with classic songs like “All I ask of You” and “Masquerade.”…

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Interact with Discovery Green’s Latest Art Installation

The whimsical and interactive Los Trompos art installation will make its Texas debut at Discovery Green Saturday, November 14 and will remain in the park through March 22, 2016. Los Trompos, meaning ‘the spinning tops’, was created by Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. During its stay at Discovery Green the colorful, large-scale, temporary installation, elements of which take their form from the common toy, will delight park visitors of all ages. Twenty 3D structures will…

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