Archive for March, 2009

The Art Guys Interview from 1998

Taking a trip down memory lane, today


Back in 2004, Metro

Madonna visits Houston

On this Sunday, let’s take a look at some important Houston history. Madonna recently visited us for her Sticky and Sweet Tour. It was a great concert, but today’s video from her previous visit in 1990 during her Blond Ambition Tour must have been amazing. I say ’must have been’ because I have a long/sad story about what happened to my tickets on that fateful evening. Let’s just say it involves conservative parents and that I am on step 8, forgiveness, in my ’Tipper Gore Ruined My Childhood’ support group.

By the way, the concert in 1990 took place at The Summit – now the home of Lakewood Church, making the ‘Bible Belt’ comment at the beginning of the video all the more ironic.

Houston you have a problem?


Hello-Lucky and Aurora Picture Show Green Show

Last night, Aurora Picture Show and Hello-Lucky partnered to bring us Green Shorts and The Green Show. The show included some great art/crafts for sale and a mini-outdoor screening of green films including today

2009 Tour de Houston

It seem like I am hearing more and more about people biking. Maybe we can be the next Amsterdam! The 2009 Tour de Houston bike ride took place this Sunday March 22.

Per their site, the tour around Houston ‘began as an idea that came to the Mayor from State Senator Rodney Ellis who participated in a five boroughs ride in New York City. He enjoyed being able to see the historic areas of New York by bicycle and thought that Houston

Hamburger Sex

Last week, DiverseWorks brought us Michelle Ellsworth’s The Objectification of Things. From the DiverseWorks site, ‘Too often ’things’ are dismissed as soulless or inanimate. To these familiar charges, Ellsworth reminds us that no person or animal has the reliability and predictability of most objects.’ I will never look at burgers the same way: Mission Accomplished!

The Objectification of Things is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project.

George R Brown Goes Green!

As we get ready for the 02 Society

Jade Simmons EPK

Pianist Jade Simmons drops her new CD, Revolutionary Rythm, tomorrow, March 24.

I have had a chance to hear Jade perform at Wade Wilson Art (where the video was filmed) and thoroughly enjoyed her performance. She will perform tonight at Rockefeller Hall, 3620 Washington Ave, to promote her new CD. If you get a chance, make sure to go out and support this great local talent!

Find out more about Jade on her website, jademedia.org.

El Diablo Rojo

El Diablo Rojo from del monte on Vimeo.

Words would ruin it.