Houston-Based TikTok Violinist Releases New Album — and It’s Like Nothing You’ve Heard Before

Chris Becker

SOME MUSICIANS ARE born with a gift for melody. Notes seem to stream from their fingers, creating phrases that stick in your mind’s ear, like a tune you’ve always wanted to hear, and finally have.

In an Exhibit of Compelling Self Portraits, a Photographer Explores His Complicated Origins

“WHO ARE YOUR people?” It’s a very Southern question Dallas-based photographer Hakeem Adewumi has heard since childhood, when he would visit his mother’s family in rural Texas. There, he’d see horses, cows, pigs and chickens — different sights than he and his friends usually saw in the city.

A Latin American Art Icon Turns 90 — and His Best Work Is on Display at a Houston Gallery Now

Chris Becker

THIS MONTH, COLOMBIAN artist Fernando Botero turns 90. Houston’s Art of the World Gallery is marking that milestone with Celebrating 90 Years of Botero, a museum-worthy exhibit of Botero’s paintings, sculptures and works-on-paper. The show includes pieces from the earliest decades of his career, a series of never-before-seen paintings created during the Covid-19 pandemic, and his monumental four-panel polyptych La Calle (The Street), described as “the largest oil painting ever created by the Master of Volume.” The exhibit continues through May 31.

Top Attorney Lauren Varnado Says Networking Is Key: ‘Relationships Are Everything’
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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Jim Crane and Lynn Wyatt at CityBook's 'Leaders & Legends' party

A WHO'S WHO of Houstonians — from the arts, big business, the media, philanthropy, pro sports and much more — came together to celebrate CityBook and Gittings Photography’s 2022 “Leaders & Legends” portrait series, presented in partnership with Residences at The Allen and Bentley Houston.

The annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, so the VIP guests were thrilled to gather in person for the occasion, in Residence’s at The Allen’s sunny hospitality space, in the shadow of its rising hotel and condominium tower. Along with CityBookExecutive Publisher Lisa Holthouse and Editor Jeff Gremillion, The Allen developer Roberto Contreras, himself among the Leaders & Legends honored, welcomed guests with warm remarks.

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Cool cocktails at a past Taste America event

WHETHER IT’S A top-chef taste-off, a cult-followed smashburger cookout, or a cool meal from Norway, there are deliciously fun happenings in H-Town this summer. Mark your calendars — and come hungry!

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