With Marching Band — and Bobby and Phoebe Tudor as Honorees — SPA Gala Fetes Org at Time of Change

Jeff Gremillion

FESTOONED IN SPRING pastels — not just the floral centerpieces, but also the shades on the massive chandeliers overhead in the soaring grand foyer of the Wortham Center — the Society of Performing Arts (SPA) gala was a colorful A-List bash, dubbed the Kaleidoscope Ball.

‘Women of Distinction’ Honored at Downtown’s Glittering Winter Ball

Jeff Gremillion

A TRADITION CONTINUED when some of Houston’s most notable women were honored in grand style at the 35th Winter Ball, delayed from its usual cold-weather schedule. raising funds for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

MFAH's Lively Latin American Experience Weekend Brings in a Record $2 Mil — Olé!

THE MUSEUM OF Fine Arts, Houston’s groundbreaking Latin American Art Department celebrated 20 years in style. Its ninth biennial Latin American Experience took place over four days, drawing scores of international gallerists, artists and collectors to the Museum District for lectures, tours and a fabulous fiesta.

Alto Rideshare Names Its Top Spots for Houston Restaurant Weeks!

HOUSTON FOODIES ARE out this month, and those in the know are getting from restaurant to restaurant in the rideshare service that has taken the industry by a storm.

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Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

IT WAS A big night for the Houston Symphony. Not only was it the annual Opening Night Concert and Gala, chaired this year by Susan and Dennis Carlyle, but it was also the official first performance of Juraj Valčuha as the symphony’s 16th music director.

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A detail of Barer's 'Glitched'

AMONG THE MANY participating spaces in this year’s FotoFest Biennial is Nicole Longnecker Gallery, which relocated from Colquitt to the ALARA Garage complex in the Heights last fall. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the gallery joins the city-wide celebration of photography with an open house for Cara Barer’s new exhibit Glitched, featuring the artist’s hyperreal, digitally “corrupted” photos of repurposed books, newspapers, and other print media she has dropped into water or otherwise mangled to create dramatic, otherworldly images.

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