Five Minutes With Houstonian Shawn Welling, Multiple Award-Winning Director

by Bob Valleau on January 18, 2021

Shawn Welling is a former dancer/choreographer whose work has been seen on NFL/NHL Championship half-time shows, Cirque du Soleil, Broadway and MTV.  Today, this committed family man is the founder of Houston-based Welling Films, and...

Five Minutes With Texas-born Red Dirt Music Artist Cody Canada

by Leean Vargas on January 13, 2021

Cody Canada found his love for music at the age of five when his parents took him to a George Strait concert. From that point on, music soared through his veins and soul.  As an...

Five Minutes With Kate Thomas, San Antonio HS Sophomore, Rising International Ballet Dancer

by Bob Valleau on January 4, 2021

Recently accepted as a student by the Royal Ballet, London, 16-year-old Kate Thomas has now been selected to compete in the finals of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland—another career-making moment for this young Texan....

Five Minutes With Alex Frnka, Lifetime Movies TV Star and Houston Native

by Bob Valleau on December 10, 2020

Actress Alex Frnka has a unicorn of a story to tell about her first professional break. Based in California since college, Frnka has appeared in over 20 Lifetime Movies and numerous TV series (Castle, Bones,...

Five Minutes With Austin-Based Country Music Artist Mark Willenborg

by Leean Vargas on December 7, 2020

If you like cold beer and country music, then you should give this album a listen!  Mark Willenborg, a native Texan singer-songwriter, is stepping into the Austin music scene with the release of his debut...

Behind the Scenes at Houston’s “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” Exhibit

by Abimbola Farinde on December 2, 2020

The landmark exhibition, “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom,” is on view until January 3, 2021 at the Holocaust Museum Houston’s Lester and Sue Smith Campus. The visually stunning exhibit focuses on the fight for social justice...

#MusicMonday: Veteran Austin-based Reggae Singer Alan Moe Monsarrat Releases New Solo Album

by Leean Vargas on November 23, 2020

With a career spanning over 50 years and countless albums with multiple acclaimed bands, Austin-based reggae artist Alan Moe Monsarrat has released his new album, “Agriculture.” Those countless albums with various bands include being a...

Five Minutes With Nickelodeon’s Newest TV Celeb, Texas Teen Star Bryce Gheisar

by Bob Valleau on November 16, 2020

Bryce Gheisar gave up his dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast and traded it for an acting career. So far, it’s paid off. And some. Gheisar is now co-starring in two Nickelodeon TV series (“The...