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Replay: Houston through the lens of Boyhood

Houston-born filmmaker Richard Linklater spent part of his own boyhood in the Bayou City, which now serves as much of the backdrop for his groundbreaking new film, Boyhood. Boyhood was filmed over 12 years, following the same actors; Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane. It chronicles the ups and downs of a typical American family, set against the backdrop of the Lone Star State. The groundbreaking film just took home top prizes at the Golden Globes, winning the award for best…

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Glenwood Cemetery: Houston’s Silent Garden

As the weather continues to cool its prime time to get out and explore Houston's outdoors. While Hermann Park and Buffalo Bayou are obvious (and must see) destinations, a trip to Glenwood Cemetery is a unique landmark worth checking out, especially while Halloween still lingers in the air. Founded in 1871, Glenwood Cemetery is one of Houston's unique landmarks. Situated on 84 acres a long the Washington Corridor, Glenwood Cemetery serves as a serene resting place for some of Houston's most…

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Houston’s Largest Mural Unveiled in Midtown

Houston is packed with business, and along with it, commercial buildings. But take a city like Houston, which also boasts a robust arts community and you'll find that even a nondescript 30-year-old commercial building can serve as a canvas to Houston's creative. Standing more than 60 feet tall and 180 feet wide, Artist Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau took his vision for the mural, titled "Preservons La Creation" (Let's Preserve the Creation), to 2800 San Jacinto Street. There, he created Houston's…

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Construction Continues on Buffalo Bayou Project

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is continuing work to transform the bayou on which the city was founded into an attractive destination point for both Houstonians and visitors to the city. The 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park project stretches from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street. Construction on the $58 million renovation is in its second year of projects including: New 10-foot wide trails (street and bayou side) See trail map here. New drinking fountains and benches will be located along the trails, and…

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A Soundtrack for Houston

If Houston were a song, it would sound something like this. The below video is just a sneak peek of what the Houston Symphony has come together to produce in collaboration with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Composer Jeff Walton and ZenFilm production company. The Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau developed the collaboration to showcase Houston's strong creative community and unique cultural gems like the Houston Symphony, now celebrating their centennial year. The…

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