Houston Performing Arts and Events June 2011 Houston Performing Arts and Events June 2011

CHICAGO
SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, BEGINNING JUNE 21
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy …

Houston City Scope June 2011 Houston City Scope June 2011

New Artistic Director Joins Opera
in the Heights
The Board of Directors of Opera in the Heights appointed Enrique Carreón-Robledo as its new artistic director. After a year of searching and engaging guest conductors, Oh! selected …

Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini & A. J. Foyt Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini  & A. J. Foyt

With Father’s Day comes a special occasion to cherish memories and celebrate the importance of family. Whether separated by distance or living nearby, it’s the love that matters.
By Melanie Saxton
Dan Pastorini
Back in the “Love Ya …

Celebrity Father: George Foreman Celebrity Father: George Foreman

The father of 10, former boxing champ George Foreman pulls no punches with his advice on being a successful parent
By Melanie Saxton
It’s been 10 years since we last interviewed George Foreman, the two-time former World Heavyweight …

Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day

A young entrepreneur’s biggest supporter — and baking assistant — is her dad
By Melanie Saxton
Many have heard of Frosted Betty, the “girl power” cupcake shop with two storefronts and a hip traveling van. Entrepreneur …

Former Rocket Still Setting His Sights Above the Rim Former Rocket Still Setting His Sights Above the Rim

By Tish Williams
 
It takes a lot of Advil to be Matt Bullard. “When you’re my size, you can take 16 a day,” says the 6-foot, 10-inch former NBA world champ, a nine season Houston Rockets …

Treat Dad Like Royalty on Father’s Day Treat Dad Like Royalty on Father’s Day

Give Him a Fathers Day Feast Fit for a King
This Father’s Day, give Dad the royal treatment by creating a feast that combines his two favorite things — the grill and steak.
Whether you serve the …

A 15-Year-Old Race Car Phenomenon: Meet Alec Udell A 15-Year-Old Race Car Phenomenon: Meet Alec Udell

The youngest World Challenge SCAA driver
 
By Melanie Saxton
Few 15-year-olds are driving, especially in race cars, yet one talented local teenager has made history as the youngest World Challenge SCAA driver. Alec Udell is an Honor …

Fashion News: Summer Statements Fashion News: Summer Statements

BOUNKIT features an emerald-cut fluorite stone buttressed by amethyst and emerald cabochons.

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Discoveries Jun 2011 Discoveries Jun 2011

Vintage Art Pillow from Tracy Porter
The Rosa Blush linen pillow features vintage art printed on linen and will give any room a fresh new look and a sense of calm. The pillow is 17”x24” …

Lose the Belly Blues Lose the Belly Blues

By Elizabeth Anthony
You’ve dieted and cleansed, pushed up and squatted down, sucked in and sucked up, yet you still don’t have the taut tummy you desire and deserve. Most of us strive for a flat …

2011 Bath Design Competition 2011 Bath Design Competition

The Japanese people take their baths seriously — a trait that shower-loving Americans could take a lesson from.
The Japanese bath experience amounts to much more than simply washing off.  Many Japanese people view sitting in …

Book Reviews June 2011 Book Reviews June 2011

BACKYARD HARVEST
Backyard Harvest by Jo Whittingham takes you through all the states of growing, picking, storing and preserving fruits and vegetables. Each chapter contains four sections that provide instructions on what to eat, plant and …

Recently Tasted, Highly Recommended Wines Recently Tasted, Highly Recommended Wines

By Denman Moody
www.denmanswineblog.com
Although the subtitle has nothing to do with the article, I hope it brought a smile. Now on with the wonderful business of recommending good wines!
Sparkling:
Gloria Ferrer Brut Carneros non-vintage — Along with …

SUBARU Outback & HONDA Civic SUBARU Outback & HONDA Civic

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SUBARU OUTBACK
The Subaru Outback recently has been  enlarged and redone. There is a very broad array of vehicles claiming to be “crossovers”— most come from scaling down truck-based SUV’s. A few try to inflate their …

Urban Adventure, A husband and wife architect team offer a new look at city living Urban Adventure, A husband and wife architect team offer a new look at city living

When Sumit and Yvette Bhutani moved to Houston a few years ago, they had definite needs since they were starting a family. Three bedrooms, all on the same level, were important to a home design. …

Houston’s Annual Pond Tour Houston’s Annual Pond Tour

Make a splash with great ideas to suit every taste
Twenty or more private water gardens and koi ponds will be open to the public on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. There’s something wet …

The Arts & Happenings May 2011 The Arts & Happenings May 2011

TRIBUTE WEEKEND TO HONOR RABBI ROY A. WALTER,
BEGINNING MAY 20
In honor of Rabbi Roy A. Walter’s retirement, Emanu El is orchestrating a tribute weekend, Love, Liturgy & Laughter — A Celebration of the …

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.