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  • Local Voices: Stephanie Carpenter
    December 8, 2016
    Stephanie Carpenter was raised in Cleveland and Porter, Texas. Having grown up surrounded by what she calls “a lot of wonderful, conservative, and well-meaning Christian people” who raised her “to believe that God hated me and I was going to hell,” Carpenter moved to more liberal locales – first Austin, then San Marcos, and ultimately Houston. That was a long time ago. Now Carpenter is a Houston do-gooder who inspires a lot of people to the same. When...
  • How and Where to Volunteer this Holiday Credit: RdIR Architects, Inc.
    December 1, 2016
    The holidays can just as much be about giving as they are receiving. We’ve come up with a list of charities that can benefit from volunteer efforts this season and all year long. AIDS Foundation Houston : Founded in 1982 as Texas’ first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services, the AIDS Foundation has several events during the year like the AIDS Walk and World AIDS Day that you can volunteer. Volunteer by providing tutoring/mentoring to students living in...
  • Composer Jake Heggie Discusses Reimagining 'Wonderful Life'
    November 30, 2016
    This week the Houston Grand Opera raises the current on It’s a Wonderful Life , an operatic adaptation of the classic holiday story. It’s a world premiere for the original work by composer Jack Heggie, whose previous credits include Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick , which both won critical acclaim. Together with HGO, Heggie set out to create something unique yet familiar and endearing for the opera audience—a piece that spoke to the sentiment of the holiday season. He settled...
  • Home for the Holidays Event Raises Money for Local Charities
    November 29, 2016
    If you are in Houston this weekend and want to meet people and make a difference, you’ll want to attend this year’s Home for the Holidays Party. It’s definitely where the girls are – not to mention more than a few of the boys. Carol Wyatt-Woodell and Sallie Wyatt-Woodell actually host the annual festive event in their home, and many call it the highlight of the season. We chatted with Carol Wyatt-Woodell on the event’s history and what guests can expect this...
  • Unwind in Houston
    November 23, 2016
    For most of us, the past two weeks have been in a word, stressful. If you are anything like me, you wake up in the morning thinking you are in some George Orwell fever dream but no it is real. And now, we are expected to deal with Thanksgiving and all the stress that goes along with it. The planning… the forced family time… it can all be a bit much. Luckily, Houston has a lot of great venues that offer a relaxing environment to find your happy place and let go of some of your pent...
  • Adele Hangover Cures
    November 8, 2016
    If you are one of the lucky ones to get tickets, you know that Adele is performing on Tuesday and Wednesday night here in Houston. Like pizza or puppies, everyone loves Adele. The only drawback, like a hangover, is there are consequences the next day, like sadness. Yes, Adele’s velvety smooth vocals and intoxicating melodies cannot be matched but who can honestly say they haven’t ugly cried to “Someone Like You?” It has even been parodied on Saturday Night Live . In...
  • Local Voices: Jumper Maybach
    November 1, 2016
    Jumper Maybach (née Ben Earl Workman) is a Houston artist who channels a clown persona to make his art come to life. No, he isn’t performing at children’s birthday parties, but rather allowing a deep passion to come through his body to create vibrant works of art. It may sound silly, but Workman’s goal is a very personal mission to raise awareness. We sat down with the member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce to get a look into the Houston art world and just what goes on...
  • Local Voices: DJ Rockabye
    October 26, 2016
    You might call her a night club superhero. Engineer by day, dance floor filling DJ by night. (And – to make things even more interesting – a barber on the side.) She’s a resident DJ at Pearl Bar Houston; the DJ for the social group L.O.C (Lesbian of Color); and a DJ for hire for all kinds of events, including the recent lesbian takeover in Galveston, Plezzure Island. A Houstonian for five years now, DJ Rockabye came to H-Town when what she calls her “career...
  • Gay Movies for Halloween
    October 20, 2016
    Whether your Halloween includes a barely there costume or screaming your lungs out at a haunted house, sometimes there is nothing better than curling up on the couch for a little Netflix and chill. So, grab a pumpkin beer and pop in one of these gay Halloween movies. Hocus Pocus The campy film isn’t just great for Rich’s Sing Along Sundays, but is perfect to watch curled on Halloween. Also, the Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker Kathy Najimy squad is one we’d all love to...
  • Fashion Must-Haves for Fall/Winter '16
    October 19, 2016
    Winter is coming and while it doesn’t exactly get frigid in Houston, we all want to look our best when braving the elements. We’ve come up with some top trends that will keep you looking sharp through the season. Duffle Coat: A classic that you probably already have in your closet is making a comeback this season in runway shows from the likes of Maison Margiela, Coach and Dior Homme. According to GQ.com , the coat is being revitalized with new lengths and textiles for...
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