Archive for September, 2009

Baby vs. Beyonce

This has to be the cutest thing of all time!

I’ve Found my Weakness in You by Nick Gaitan

Another Houston Press “Best of Houston” winner, Nick Gaitan, performs his “Best Song About Houston“.  The song hits close to home as it talks about my neighborhood.  Check Nick out at the Continental Club.

The Messenger, 360 Days of Bolivar

Congratulations to Micheal Pickering, winner of Best Local Film in the Houston Press Annual Best of Houston Awards for “The Messenger, 360 Days of Bolivar.”

Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars


Italian Expo

The Italian Style Expo takes place this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  The expo features displays of the best of Italy in categories ranging from dance to cooking.  Today’s video features two pieces that will be featured in the expo:  Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre will perform and Nicola Parente will show pieces from his most recent works.

From the Italian Style Expo site:

“Italian Style Expo is an exhibit for the public to see the excellence of high-quality fashion apparel and luxury design, taste Italy’s world-renowned cuisine & wine, and plan their next Italian vacation with our tourism experts, all while enjoying the cultural entertainment!”

Beyonce sings to girl

First there was her birthday, then the VMAs and, now, this.  Beyonce is on her way to being named the new “Queen of Hearts”.

Houston: An Oil Town

A little history about Houston’s oil origins courtesy of Houston Arts and Media.

A Blaffer Gallery Interview with Jon Pylypchuk

The Blaffer Gallery gives us an interview with artist Jon Pylypchuk. Jon’s work is on view at the Gallery September 11 – November 14, 2009.

From the Blaffer site:

“Pylypchuk’s exhibition includes sculptures, paintings, and drawings that draw upon the animal world to explore the frailty of human existence and social relationships.”

Gallery Director and exhibition curator Claudia Schmuckli explains Jon’s work:

“Endowed with human attributes, yet endearing in their furry cuteness, Pylypchuk’s animals inspire empathy. Their experiences and struggles speak to the pathetic banality, stubborn determination and relentless optimism that define many of our paths through life, that unfolding tragicomedy of epic proportion.’”

Jon Rafman at Houston Fotofest

Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman presents (link NSFW) Kool-Aid Man in Second Life as part of this year’s Fotofest. Jon will “be” at Boheme in Montrose tonight to take us on a tour of the Second Life.  The event is co-hosted by Spacetaker.

Mike MacRae on Frank TV

A little comedy for today’s post, highlights of Houston Comedian Mike MacRae on Frank TV.

Mike was at the Laff Stop this last weekend and put on a great show.  Make sure to catch him next time he is in town.