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Posts from March 2012

  • A Conversation with La Cage Aux Folles' Logan Keslar
    March 28, 2012
    Logan Keslar To hear Logan Keslar tell it, he's been preparing for Broadway nearly his whole life. Growing up in small town northeast of Houston, Keslar began singing and dancing in local stage productions when he was just a boy. Now, after performing in the revival of La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway, he's taking his role as a Cagelle on the road with the show's touring production. La Cage hits Houston's Theatre Under the Stars April 24. So you're a homegrown guy. Yep, I
  • 2012 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Breaks Records
    March 19, 2012
    The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo closed out its three-week run on Sunday breaking the event's all-time paid attendance record with nearly 1.3 million patrons. Rodeo Houston Roughly 1.28 million folks used paid tickets to access this year's rodeo, up from 1.25 in 2011. Overall attendance was nearly 2.26 million, the second-largest crowd in rodeo history. Meanwhile, the March 17 rodeo, headlined by country singer Brad Paisely, broke the single-day attendance record with
  • 2012 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Breaks Records
    March 19, 2012
    The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo closed out its three-week run on Sunday breaking the event's all-time paid attendance record with nearly 1.3 million patrons. Rodeo Houston Roughly 1.28 million folks used paid tickets to access this year's rodeo, up from 1.25 in 2011. Overall attendance was nearly 2.26 million, the second-largest crowd in rodeo history. Meanwhile, the March 17 rodeo, headlined by country singer Brad Paisely, broke the single-day attendance record with
  • Vote for Pride Houston Grand Marshals
    March 16, 2012
    When roughly 300,000 people from across Texas and beyond descend on Montrose this summer for the Pride Houston Celebration, three members of the local community will be front and center. Vote for the 2012 Pride Grand Marshals Voting is underway for Pride's 2012 grand marshals. A male and female grand marshal from the LGBT community will be chosen, as well as a community ally. Two people are running in each category and it's a worthy lineup of nominees. Male Grand Marshal
  • Hotwire.com: Houston's Value as a Destination Gets Even Better
    March 16, 2012
    The latest Travel Value Index from the folks at Hotwire.com shows Houston is the fourth best value in the country, up from sixth place in the 2011 index. Houston adds to cachet as an affordable destination The annual index looks at all U.S. destinations and ranks them based on low rates, discounts, affordable entertainment and overall appeal. H-Town scored high for Downtown, which the website's editors say offers an "impressive array of skyscrapers, parks, museums and shops"
  • Bracket-Style Challenge for Houston Restaurants Heats Up
    March 14, 2012
    Some of the city's best restaurants are competing in a March Madness bracket-style Monarch will host the contest finale challenge to determine a top people's choice winner. CultureMap is producing the Last Chef Standing challenge which will culminate in a live tasting event on April 9. The goal of the contest is to increase local awareness for Houston's internationally-recognized culinary scene. Participating restaurants include Samba Grille, Blu Lounge and Restaurant, Ava
  • Food Trucks Meet Fine Art in Museum District
    March 12, 2012
    The Houston Museum District is certainly one of the most visited places in the city. Each day, thousands of people go through at least one of the 18 museums and cultural institutions that comprise the walkable district. But unlike other local neighborhoods that have restaurants on almost every corner, the options for dining inside the Museum District are few. Houston's food truck scene is expanding A new program from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston aims to change that. Starting
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