All-inclusive, Historic Private Ranch Offers Texas-sized Hospitality

by Julie Bonnin on April 22, 2022

Texas, home to many a legendary luxury guest ranch, has swung open the gates of a next-generation destination ranch northwest of Bay City, Texas. Nestled along a five-mile stretch of the Colorado River, and 90...

Five Minutes With Hadestown Actor Kevyn Morrow

by Julie Bonnin on December 29, 2021

HADESTOWN, singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell’s innovative collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades...

Relish Rustic Italian-American Cuisine at Pinstripes, Houston

by Julie Bonnin on August 6, 2021

Some downtown dwellers and office workers in Houston have settled into a sweet routine that works for Happy Hour, After School or both. Young professionals and families can be seen toting backpacks, bowling shoes or...

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Tilting at the World in Houston, Alley Theatre’s Quixote Nuevo

by Julie Bonnin on January 30, 2020

In “Quixote Nuevo,” by Octavio Solis, kooky characters from an elderly man’s fever dreams dance across the stage throughout, taking the edge off the production’s underlying themes: Regret over a lost love, aging, death and...

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See Stunning Miss Saigon at Houston Hobby Center

by Julie Bonnin on May 2, 2019

Stacie Bono plays Ellen, the wife left behind by an American soldier during the Vietnam War in the new national touring company of Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway revival, Miss Saigon. It’s a challenging role, to say...

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“The Humans” Explores What Scares Us

by Julie Bonnin on March 19, 2019

The first character to take the stage in Stephen Karam’s Tony award-winning play, “The Humans,” at Houston’s Alley Theatre, says nothing for several long moments. Hesitancy pervades every tentative movement from Erik Blake (Steve Key),...

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BowiElvis Fest Celebrates Rock Icon Birthdays In Houston and Austin

by Julie Bonnin on January 10, 2019

On the Saturday before Elvis and David Bowie’s shared birthday, Pecos Hank wailed his fast-paced version of “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” then segued seamlessly into “Suffragette City,” and people dressed as Ziggy Stardust, Princess Leia...

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Les Mis: World’s Most Popular Musical Opens in Houston

by Julie Bonnin on September 20, 2018

“Les Misérables” has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries making it the world’s most popular musical. The epic runs Sept. 25-30 at the Hobby Center in Houston. The touring production...