Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music

Ground-Breaking In September For New Music And Opera Building
Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music plans to break ground on a new music and opera building in September, pending completion of the funding initiative. The …

Local Artist is Inspired by Light and Shadow Local Artist is Inspired by Light and Shadow

Gary J. Hernandez Finds Personal And Artistic Success Creating Wonders Of Contemporary Realism
By Melanie Saxton / Photography by Gary J. Hernandez
The Woodlands area artist, Gary J. Her­nandez, has found international recognition for his paintings that …

The Arts & Happenings February 2017 The Arts & Happenings February 2017

The Downtown District welcomes a pop-up installation to Art Blocks, a public art initiative at Main Street Square. Chime, an interactive sound sculpture by the collaborative Civic Harmony, invites pedestrians to make music and performance in a public space.

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Alyssa and Garrett
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br>Alyssa and Garrett

They met and fell in love on a cruise, and years later became engaged on a cruise. True to a theme of “romance on the water,” Chelsey Hill and Christian Bradshaw exchanged vows at Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine on Oct. 8, 2016.

On The Town with Jan Carson –
February 2017
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>February 2017

Super Bowl LI fever has gripped the Bayou City, with multiple venues booked with superstar, star and plain “wanna be” star events. The MOST star-studded will be the February 1st “Luminaries of the Game,” an …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – February 2017 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – February 2017

ALICE +OLIVIA X BASQUIAT CFDA CAPSULE COLLECTION, AVAILABLE AT 
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Walls That Talk Walls That Talk

Tile Statements That Say Everything About Your Style
By Cheryl Alexander
Choosing the right wall tiles for your home just got easier and a lot more fun. Though the choices are plenty, don’t be overwhelmed. Quit wondering …

Kid and Pet Friendly Flooring Ideas Kid and Pet Friendly Flooring Ideas

A Range Of Flooring Types Will Work For High-Activity Areas
By Mara Soloway
Sure, empty nesters can have stylish concrete floors in their homes. It certainly makes having dogs easier. And area rugs can make a soft, …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Valentines from the Head and Heart Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Valentines from the Head and Heart

Bring Your Item To Be Valued and Get One Free Appraisal from Dr. Lori Feb. 18-19 at the Berry Center.
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Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure

American Heart Association Report Reveals Greater Risk To African American Adults Of All Ages
Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher February 2017 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher February 2017

– Twin Babies Rock Out to Daddy’s Guitar
– Crème Brulee Cheesecake
– Skinny Broccoli Salad

Houston City Scope February 2017 Houston City Scope February 2017

THE MAYOR’S ART SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION, APPLY THROUGH FEB. 17
The Mayor’s Office of Education, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Houston Arts Partners coalition host a competition designed specifically for Houston-area school districts …

Houston’s Wilderness Preservation Pioneer Houston’s Wilderness Preservation Pioneer

Joseph Heiser founded The Outdoor Nature Club (ONC) in 1923. A politically active, amateur conservationist, Heiser organized the ONC to promote wilderness recreation along the Texas Gulf Coast and establish a forum for conservation issues.
Early …

Discoveries February 2017 Discoveries February 2017

FEATHERS WALL ART
Good design is the result of many things. Original design breaks all notions of what is possible. At Phillips Collection, they thrive on the unexpected, bringing to market new concepts that are expertly …

Book Reviews February 2017 Book Reviews February 2017

A RAINBOW OF SMOOTHIE BOWLS
A Rainbow of Smoothie Bowls, by Leigh Weingus, is a cookbook that features more than 100 amazing creations and 40+ gorgeous, full-color photos. Page by page, this book serves up flavorful …

Jackson Family Wines —
On Top of the World, Part II
Jackson Family Wines —  </br>On Top of the World, Part II

An Unrivaled, Premium Collection Of Wineries And Estate Vineyards
In Part I of this series, published in the January issue, I discussed the incredible Kendall-Jackson winery itself in Sonoma County, California, and the iconic Vintner’s Reserve …