Far Out! '80s Bash and Art Auction Raises $500K for the Glassell School

Evan W. Black

A RAD PARTY at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston raised half a mil for its Glassell School. The highlight of the MTV-themed bash was an auction of works by Glassell alumni, which were on display among the tie-dye décor in the mod new building.

Hit Broadway Composer Debuts Latest Work at the Alley This Weekend

Chris Becker

THE WORLD PREMIERE of Noir begins previews at the Alley Theatre this weekend, and opens June 9. It’s a musical inspired by the dark shadows and hard-boiled tropes of classic and contemporary film noir, with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow.

With New Engagement Ring Collection, Kendra Scott Shines On

Julia Davila

FRESH OFF THE release of her first-ever watch collection, beloved Texas-based jewelry brand Kendra Scott has announced her expansion into engagement rings. The Engagement Collection by Kendra Scott allows the brand — which has perennially been a popular choice for bridesmaid gifts and wedding-day jewelry, and recently released a bridal capsule collection with Austin-based lifestyle influencer Emily Herren Travis of Champagne & Chanel – to be part of a couple’s complete wedding journey.

Ex-Tomboy Jentry Kelley Has Become a Beauty-Biz Titan, Believes in Taking ‘Leaps of Faith’

For someone who has never heard of Jentry Kelley or Jentry Kelley Cosmetics, what is your elevator pitch? Simple, clean, no fuss skincare and makeup. If you want clean, yet easy to use, and you are not a self-proclaimed makeup artist, this brand is for you. We are education-focused. When you have the confidence to do it on your own and tools to make it look right, you can look and feel your best every day when you head out to take over the world.

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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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WHEN TEXAS PHILANTHROPIST Kristi Schiller had crippling migraines, bouts of transient amnesia and speech problems at age 50, she chalked it up to old age. But the incidents got worse, and one time she forgot how to get home.

“After the issues continued a while, I thought I had a brain tumor,” says Schiller. A few weeks later, she noticed loss of motor skills and coordination, and after experiencing a serious fall, an MRI revealed she had suffered from multiple strokes. “It was 2021 and in the wake of Covid-19, so it took 12 hours waiting at Methodist Hospital to be admitted, but I was glad I was getting treatment,” says Schiller. At that point, she didn’t even remember her name or how to write.

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