Popular Singer-Songwriter's Genre-Bending Art Show Is a Hit

Chris Becker

THE IMAGE IS like something from a dream: a white horse trotting in a field, its overexposed, ethereal glow thrown into relief by the darkness of the woods behind it. “The horse fits in with the mythology of the west,” says singer-songwriter Darden Smith, who used a clunky Polaroid camera to photograph what is actually a small, figurine of a pony in the grass outside his home studio. “I wanted to shoot the myth down by making it a toy horse."

Diversity of Latino Dance Highlighted at Three-Day Fest Starting this Week

Chris Becker

THE SECOND ANNUAL Texas Latino/a/x Contemporary Dance Festival runs March 11-13 at MATCH. Presented by the Houston non-profit art organization The Pilot Dance Project, the festival features three days of solo, duo and ensemble works performed by over 20 dancers and dance companies representing the diversity and stylistic range of Latino choreography.

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How did you get to where you are today? It takes a village. I was fortunate enough to have great mentors and individuals who instilled confidence in me. I think that when you face a challenge or an obstacle, you are able to overcome and make things happen. You can continue moving forward, more resilient over time.
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On Ally and Marion: Custom one-piece swimsuits by Cesar Galindo.

HOUSTON HAS A few favorite playgrounds — the Texas Hill Country, Aspen, Cabo. But none are more beloved than the sultry, always just a bit scandalous Big Easy, whose towering new Four Seasons has been described as a must-hit by H-Town’s travel-savviest. It’s the perfect place to stage CityBook’s annual Sexy Issue fashion shoot highlighting swimwear, lingerie and other racy little numbers right off the runway from Gucci, Versace and much more, oui?

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IT’S SUMMER AND the living might be easy, but not so much on the pocketbook. Phoenix-born Postino Wine Café, which is popping up all over H-Town, is offering creative ways to keep you well fed — and watered — without breaking the bank during this historically high inflation, through Sept. 5. They’ve hit the easy button on summer wining and dining, and we’re fans.
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