"...The Paramount Theatre is wasting no time in building the anticipation for its fifth Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Rather than wait until January to announce the first wave of comics, the theatre has made a pre-Thanksgiving drop of 28 comedians lined up for 2016, and topping the list are Martin Short and Kevin Smith...."
"...Receiving the most attention on the list was the Hidden Room Theatre's marathon production of Rose Rage; its five-hour condensation of Shakespeare's Henry VI histories earned eight nominations, including Outstanding Production, Drama; Direction (for Beth Burns); and Ensemble Performance. Right behind it with seven noms was, coincidentally, the Shakespearean history that follows the Henry VI saga: Richard III, staged by the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance..."
"...Into this petrified hothouse comes Walter (Magimel), a student whose attraction to Erika somewhat melts her self-imposed barriers. But her acquiescence comes with a list of written demands of Walter that outline her, um, acquiescence and the role he is to play in all this..."
"...So it wasn't surprising in 2007 when it took home the Chronicle Restaurant Poll honor for Best New Restaurant. A great selection of beer and spirits and a well-thought-out wine list complement the experience..."
"...Sometimes you don’t even need to hear the melody of a song for it to take you back to the first place you heard it. A quick scan of the set-list at this weekend’s third, semi-annual Soundtrack Series at the Long Center brought the flashbacks...."
"...Instead, the film just plods from one incident to the next, beginning with Shakur’s mother Afeni (Gurira), a Black Panther emerging from jail with her yet-to-be-born son still in her womb, and continuing all the way to the rap icon’s still-unsolved murder in Las Vegas, at the age of 25. Only in the post-credits do the filmmakers fully list the amazing amount of work Shakur created during his brief time on Earth..."
"...Denny Freeman, the local guitar stylist who backed Dylan for over 500 shows and played on the album Modern Times, adds an air of authenticity to this weekend's tribute. Reinterpreting Dylan songs will be old hat to Freeman considering his onetime employer's own curveball interpretations...."
"...This anthology of short fiction set in the West is something of a mess, but it does have one thing going for it -- Larry McMurtry's unrelenting push to demythologize the region. Much of McMurtry's reputation as a clear-eyed Western realist has its origin in his writing on Richard Avedon's 1985 photographic blockbuster In the American West for Texas Monthly..."
"...Johnette Napolitano: I’m home in Joshua Tree, California. Going over the set-list again, which I do manically and neurotically about five times a day...."
"...Here's looking forward to Gonzalez's long and bright career. 1) Listen, you know… we ALLLL know… that Rachel Maddow is our boo; she’s made our list a number of times..."
"...Rest assured, barrels won't be the only thing shining at Saturday's event. The guest list dazzles with "200 high-profile guests." Among those present will be shampoo sultan (and James' father-in-law) John Paul DeJoria, YouTube personality Colion Noir, and leaders from the Texas State Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association..."
"...Bee Moorhead's career began at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, where, she admits, the environment ranked low on her list of policy priorities..."
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"...Backed by guitar tamer Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss), composer Michael Kamen (Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton), and smooth alto sax David Sanborn, among others, the best of the trio – the middle disc – even spawned a minor hit in “I Do the Rock,” a droll litany preceding the likes of Jim Carroll (“People Who Died”), Billy Joel (“We Didn’t Start the Fire”), and R.E.M. (“It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine”) to list an obvious threesome...."
"...This Gay Place headline serves two masters: 1) There is a forehead-smackin' trinity of Bowie Birthday-related events this week (see Friday and Saturday), and 2) there is a slew of changes afoot for this here column, a column begun (with its attendant blog jumping in a few years later) just over a decade ago with the intent of presenting, in one easy package, a list of LGBTQ-affirming, -welcoming, -emboldening, and just plain ol' "of-gay-interest" events – safe spaces, if you will, for all folks in the LGBTQIA continuum (see next week). ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...A street in San Francisco's Mission District. And Michelle Tea's memoir that tops the required reading list for recently out queers since 2000...."
"...A couple of years ago at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, I copied down all the cool bands she reeled off from her schedule when we ran into each other. When anyone asked me who I was seeing, I read off Zoe's list...."
"...And to prove just how far women have come, the school opens its doors to the destitute Madden sisters: Monica, a coldhearted nymphomaniac; Virginia, a lush; and Alice, a 40-year-old virgin. Suffice to say they are not going to make the dean's list anytime soon...."
"...Then Robert put on that thinking look and didn't talk while I amused myself with one of those magnetic toy/sculpture things. When he came back to earth, he reeled off a list of rules for my piece about the Salvage Vanguard project: 2,000 words that can include information from notes, with a beginning, middle, and end, all written in four hours..."
"...Most of the talks here focus on the infinite possibilities of the future, how everything is going to be bigger, better, faster, brighter from here on out. How we can access a better world through smart coding and intentional consumption; a vision of a kind of late-stage capitalistic utopia where you can fix what ails you, heal the world, by buying the right things in the right way..."