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Music can be so impactful in setting the mood for whatever your doing.  One of my favorite things to do with my friends is riding around Houston to a playlist curated specifically to our adventure. You can only do this so many times until your music starts to sound dry. Here are some tips to keep your rotation...

From Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, a brand new comic convention made its home at the NRG Center. The convention, entitled the Fandemic Tour, began at 3 p.m. on Friday and featured a large show room of various comic stands, collector booths, etc. But the most important part of the convention was all of the guest who attended....

“Around the World in 80 Days” is not just a must-read classic novel, but the play adaptation is something that you should see at least once. Houston audiences have a chance to catch the globe-trotting adventures of Phileas Fogg and company at A.D. Players through Sep. 30. The Victorian-era story is about how the world...

Saturday night vibes were strong. The lines outside of Cullen Performance Hall gave off a different kind of energy, not seen but surely felt. The air was sticky and humid but it was bearable because something great was happening. The buzz was exhilarating as people were walking and getting in line with such excitement...

When Motor City breaks down, it seems like the American Dream is breaking down with it. The Alley Theatre offers Houston audiences a glimpse into what it was like to live through the Great Recession in a Detroit automobile factory with their new show “Skeleton Crew.” Skeleton Crew is set in 2008 at the start of the...

When the first trailer for “White Boy Rick” surfaced, it looked like a thrilling mix of “Scarface” and “The Social Network.” This turned out to be misleading, but in a good way since it focuses on the personal drama behind the story. The result is something much stronger on a personal level than its drug-thriller...

From Friday, Sep. 14 to Sunday, Sep. 16, the Fandemic Tour will be making its Houston debut. This convention will bring notable fan favorites to NRG Center and provide a place for comic fans around the city to put on their favorite hero’s costume and meet some of their favorite celebrities.  The event features guest...

Director Pierre Morel is famous for propelling former character actors to a fresh start in the action genre, most notably Liam Neeson who really kick-started his career after being a one-man army in the “Taken” franchise . Now, in times of #MeToo, he tells an old story in new garments with Jennifer “Elektra” Garner as...

Roll over Beethoven, Las Vegas hits are rocking the Houston Symphony this weekend. Another installment of POPS orchestra is taking over Jones Hall with Viva Las Vegas. I was tapping and clapping along to the familiar songs, which included tunes from Elvis Presley and others that have rocked Las Vegas stages. Houston...

Following the first successful film adaptations of “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy,” British author Nick Hornby has another novel that recently hit the big screen. While it didn’t reach the cinematic heights of its predecessors, “Juliet, Naked” is a successful romantic comedy that doesn’t rely on the genre-typical...