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Posts from April 2013

  • Bunnies on the Bayou Gives Record $110,000 to Local Charities
    April 30, 2013
    The spring flair was certainly on display this past Easter Sunday for the 32nd annual Bunnies on the Bayou. More than 3,400 people turned out for the annual event--and that meant a record amount of money raised, with $110,000 going to local charities. The popular 501(c)3 organization that hosts a series of parties throughout the year is best known for the main event on the plaza outside of the Wortham Theater Center on Easter. Despite a late afternoon thunderstorm, thousands enjoyed one of the
  • Team Chippendales to Peform at this Year's Houston Pride
    April 24, 2013
    Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, the duo known as Team Chippendales on the most recent season of "The Amazing Race," will serve as the celebrity grand marshals in this year's Pride Parade and festivities. Vaughan and Davis will perform during the Pride Festival on June 29 and lead the parade through Montrose later in the evening. The two currently perform in a nightly Chippendales show in their own theater in Las Vegas. "The amount of love and support we have received from the...
  • Alley Launches $74M Campaign; Plots Major Renovation
    April 17, 2013
    The Alley Theatre is about to get a major makeover that will elevate Houston's resident dramatic company to a new level. This week officials with the Alley announced a $73 million capital campaign that will fund the renovation, enabling the theater to offer more shows, a greater variety of shows and provide patrons with an enhanced experience (can anyone say larger restrooms?). Designed in the "brutalist" architecture form epitomized by unadorned poured concrete, the Alley...
  • B-Cycle Expands Across Central Houston
    April 16, 2013
    Have you seen the racks popping up around Houston? The city's B-Cycle program kicked into high gear in April, expanding from a pilot phase of just three bike racks around Downtown to a total of 21 racks stretching from Montrose to the Museum District. The bike-share program allows member users to check-out cruiser-style bikes free of charge for up to an hour and just $2 for each additional ½ hour. The obvious goal is to give Houstonians a vehicular alternative for relatively short...