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This year at South-By-Southwest Olivia Wilde’s new movie “Booksmart” had its world premiere. If that wasn’t enough, it was also her birthday and the whole Paramount Theatre, packed to the last of the 1100 seats, sang “Happy Birthday” along with the cast. She won’t ever forget that evening and the audience won’t...

After “50/50” in 2011 and “The Night Before” in 2015, director Jonathan Levine partners up again with multi-talent Seth Rogen, maintaining a stable four-year rhythm. They are joined by Charlize Theron, and the chemistry between the two actors makes this movie stand out from the mass of generic romantic comedies. The...

We all have our own stories to tell, and in Main Street Theater’s production of “The Weir,” each character takes a turn telling a tale of their own spooky experiences. They also see the world through the shamrock-green tinted glasses of their Irish folklore heritage. For “The Weir,” Main Street Theater’s...

Alley Theatre’s new production of “The Humans” is too funny and too real, but in good ways. This Tony Award-winning play offers a look into the lives of the Blake family, but it feels like looking into a mirror. I could see my family in theirs. The dreams and secrets of each generation and family member are...

Going into the theater on Saturday afternoon, I had absolutely no idea what was in store for me.  I hadn’t seen a single trailer. All I had to go off of was the title from which I inferred that it’s about an Alita and she’s a battle angel.  Whatever that means. I was not prepared at all for what happened...

The Houston Symphony is teaming up with three incredible vocalists to pay tribute to the queens of jazz. “The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook” concert series recreates the songs of Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and other songbirds with the full force of a major metropolitan orchestra.    Broadway singers Capathia Jenkins,...

“Quack” is a relevant and thought-provoking comedy that explores the gray area between intent and impact. It’s only the second time this play has been produced, and with their production, the Alley Theatre is bringing the drama of daytime TV star Dr. Irving Baer to Houston.   The plot delves into many social...

This list is in alphabetical order, because they’re all winners! A Quiet Place (PG-13, 90 mins) Every time I go the movies, people are loud, use their phones, or bring their crying children This time, however, was the only one where you could’ve dropped a needle in the theater and everybody would have heard it. That...

“The Pearl Fishers” is a story about the very human conflicts of love, friendship, jealousy, revenge and remorse. The music, acting, dancing and scenery in this Houston Grand Opera performance all come together to make this a truly beautiful piece of art to experience. This French-language production has multiple...

Everyone has thought about what it would be like to swap lives with someone else. “The Carpenter” is a play that explores what lengths people may go to if they actually could trade lives. In some ways, the storyline was similar to Shakespearean comedies with the look-alike sibling mix ups found in the plots of...