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Posts from December 2012

  • Actor Tony Sheldon: From Drag Queen to Camelot King
    December 28, 2012
    Only a truly talented actor can take on roles as diverse as Tom in The Glass Menagerie and Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert . For critically acclaimed thespian Tony Sheldon, it's been more than four decades of stage performances in some of the most celebrated works ever put to paper. After gaining international stardom in Priscilla , the Tony-nominated Australian actor is bringing his unique flair to Houston for Theater Under the Stars' staging of the Lerner & Loewe...
  • megabus
    December 19, 2012
    More Texans are expected to travel this holiday season than in 2011, according to AAA. The national travel organization projects that 7.7 million Texans will leave home during the upcoming holidays, which they define as the period from this Saturday through January 1. That's a 2.4 percent increase over last year. Analysts with AAA say it's likely that the improving economy and low fuel costs are leading more people in the Lone Star State and elsewhere around the country to take to the...
  • Parody Video Shows NASA "Johnson Style"
    December 18, 2012
    Let's face it, parody videos of chart-topping pop songs are a dime a dozen these days. Whether it's Call Me Maybe, Firework, or the latest, Gangnam Style, everyone is getting in on the act. But by far the best version of Gangnam we've seen so far comes from the folks over at Johnson Space Center. They had a lot of fun putting together "NASA Johnson Style," which comes complete with fun space-specific lyrics, astronauts and elaborate sets. So far, it has more than 1...
  • convention center hotel
    December 13, 2012
    The Houston City Council this week paved the way for a new Marriott Marquis that will go up in Downtown Houston. The 1,000-room hotel will be connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center. RIDA Development Corp. is developing the hotel through a cooperative endeavor with Houston First Corp. Officials say the new hotel will significantly increase the amount of rooms around the convention center, making the city a more competitive destination for organizations looking to host large
  • prado
    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,
  • buffalo bayou
    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
  • Houston Beer Week
    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...
  • meineke car care bowl
    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...
  • new years eve houston
    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...
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