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Celebration of Reading Hits $2 Million Mark
Former First Lady Barbara Bush scored another big win for her Foundation for Family Literacy, raising $2 million at the 17th Annual “Celebration of Reading” with the help of …

On The Town with Jan Carson May 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson May 2011

Are the women in your life heart-healthy? Are YOU heart-healthy? That’s the focus of the annual Go Red for Women Expo and Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10. Actress Christine Baranski will share her personal insights about heart disease — the No. 1 killer of women. Ilene Allen and Lu Caltagirone chair this fundraiser for the American Heart Association and there’s still room for you! Call 713-610-5000.

On The Town with Jan Carson April 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson April 2011

Houston has cause for celebration with the long awaited opening this spring of the new Houston Ballet Center for Dance. The dramatic $53 million, six-story building is connected via skybridge to the Wortham Theater Center …

On The Town with Jan Carson March 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson March 2011

A Celebration of Reading, benefiting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, is always a must-attend event, and this year promises to be a sellout! President George W. Bush is a last-minute “stand in” for …

On The Town with Jan Carson February 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson February 2011

Hearts and flowers, chocolates and roses. What to buy? What to do? Feb. 14 amps up the anxiety meter for all of us, as we agonize over the perfect expression of our love and affection …

On The Town with Jan Carson January 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson January 2011

I begin the 2011 New Year, my tenth anniversary of writing “On the Town,” by dedicating this column to the memory of a very special person in my life — my mother, Ann Carson. Mom …

On The Town with Jan Carson December 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson December 2010

The holidays are always my favorite time of year. There is a special spirit in the air that reminds me of favorite childhood memories, festive family times and of course, lots of yummy treats! Social …

On The Town with Jan Carson November 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson November 2010

On the Town debuts a new look with the November issue! After nearly a decade writing this column, I thought it was time to do what the interior designers and home experts featured in Houston …

On The Town with Jan Carson October 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson October 2010

Cue the drum roll for the announcement of the ABC/13 Women of Distinction who will be in the spotlight at the 2011 Winter Ball “Northern Lights & Starry Nights.” They are all extremely talented and …

On The Town with Jan Carson September 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson September 2010

The inspirational life story of former Houston Ballet star Li Cunxin is being portrayed in movie theaters around the globe in Mao’s Last Dancer. Li, who danced with the Houston Ballet for 16 years, reunited …

On The Town with Jan Carson August 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson August 2010

August may be a laid back month, but there are several “hot” events to check out. Aug. 12 marks the 21st Annual Astros Wives Organization Black Ties & Baseball Caps Gala for the Houston Area …

On The Town with Jan Carson July 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson July 2010

 
It’s summertime…and the livin’ should be easy. Our freeways aren’t nearly as frenetic with much of our population out of school, off work and away on vacation. When Houstonians get the travel itch, they scratch …

On The Town with Jan Carson June 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson June 2010

 
Even though the social scene skids to a stop during the summer months, there’s still plenty of buzz to share from what seemed like a record number of spring events! And, of course, there will …