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Author: A.J. Mistretta

amistretta@visithouston.com

  • Pride Crosswalk Coming to Montrose
    June 16, 2017
    Montrose will soon have a new, physical tribute to the LGBT community just in time for this year’s Pride celebration. Work will begin this weekend on a pride crosswalk at the intersection of Westheimer Road and Taft Street. Initially envisioned as a tribute to a young man tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident there last year, the project has taken on a broader significance as it honors the support and friendship many find in Houston’s LGBT community. Steered by a special...
  • LGBTQ Storytellers Take the Stage
    May 16, 2017
    Everyone has an interesting story to tell. That’s the premise behind a new live show debuting in June featuring stories from Houston’s LGBTQ community. The inaugural performance of Story Hole —which organizers hope to make an ongoing series—will showcase unique, real life tales from local entertainers and writers around the theme “My First Time.” The show is set for June 22 at the Rec Room on the east side of Downtown. Comedian and performer Kathryn Way,...
  • Five Questions for 'Sex Tips' Producer Matt Murphy
    April 14, 2017
    Girl is shy and studious. Guy is rugged and sexy. Who better to bridge the divide and get these two together than an observant gay man who also happens to be an expert in the field of sex? That’s the premise of the aptly named show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man , running May 4-7 at Alley Theatre. The play is the third production of Lott Entertainment Presents’ current season—part of that group’s ongoing effort to bring more avant-garde theater to Houston....
  • Be Counted: Participate in Important LGBT Survey
    April 3, 2017
    My Gay Houston is working with the team at Community Marketing Inc. on their important annual LGBT survey. There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc. Click here to start the survey. It should take...
  • Super Bowl LI in Houston
    December 27, 2016
    Houston is just days away from hosting the world's biggest annual sporting event. Super Bowl LI will bring 10 days of concerts, festivals, a big fan experience and other events all culminating in the big game February 5 at NRG Stadium. Super Bowl LIVE Houston’s Discovery Green park and Avenida Houston will soon welcome over 1 million football fans as part of a 10-day Super Bowl LIVE fan festival. Super Bowl LIVE will be chock full of free concerts by some of the biggest names 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...
  • 5 Questions for Kathryn Lott of Lott Entertainment Presents
    October 11, 2016
    Mx. Justin Vivian Bond opens the group's second season Oct. 20 & 21 When it launched last year, few could have imagined the effect Lott Entertainment Presents would have on Houston’s performing arts scene. In its first season, the avant garde theater presenter brought provocative entertainers such as Bridget Everett and Daniel Koren to the local stage, shocking and delighting audiences. In a well-established and respected theater scene that offers everything from drama to...
  • How Gay is Your Valley?
    August 26, 2016
    Tucked in a triangle formed by I-45, Telephone Road and Hobby Airport is a quaint neighborhood held in a time warp. The mid-century modern homes of Glenbrook Valley offer a slice of 1950s Americana. This is the largest historic district in Houston and the first outside the 610 Loop. And while Glenbrook Valley has maintained its character through the decades, today it’s experiencing a renaissance as millennials and others looking for inexpensive homes close to the city center rediscover...
  • Rich's Reborn
    June 22, 2016
    It's one of the most storied addresses in Houston nightlife. The dual-level mega-club at the corner of San Jacinto and McIlhenny streets in Midtown was ahead of its time when it opened in the 1980s. Rich's brought high-tech lighting and sound as well as larger-than-life music videos to the mostly gay masses who packed its enormous dance floor every weekend. The energy lasted for for more than three decades before the club shuttered in 2013 and saw management and name changes. This past...
  • Rodeo Lineup Includes Chesney, Lambert, Pitbull and More
    January 13, 2016
    Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Pitbull, Miranda Lambert and more will headline the 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Rodeo officials announced the all-star lineup on January 11 featuring a mix of performers from country, pop and other musical genres. Rodeo kicks off March 1 with The Band Perry and wraps up three weeks later on March 20 with Keith Urban. Tickets will go on sale January 16. Click here to purchase. Tuesday, March 1 — First Responders Day, sponsored by BP America The...
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