Barnstorm Rumbles into MATCH for Two-Week Dance Festival

Chris Becker

BEGINNING JUNE 6, after a two-year break from in-person performances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Dance Source Houston’s annual Barnstorm Dance Festival returns to MATCH. The festival features a diverse lineup of Houston- and Texas-based dance makers with three programs of 19 live performance works, as well as a new dance-on-film program. All four programs will run twice during the two-week festival, and the weekends include post-show artist talks.

Pop-Art Icon Debuts Brilliant New Works at Zadok Jewelers

Chris Becker

“I’VE ALWAYS SEEN a very organic lateral between watchmaking and fine art,” says New York-based contemporary artist Jojo Anavim, who was in Houston last week to unveil a series of paintings commissioned by the venerable Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin.

Young Musicians Shine — and Seize Opportunity — at UH’s Three-Week Texas Music Fest

Chris Becker

FOR THE FIRST time in three years, The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) returns to the UH campus. Founded in 1990, the festival is combination of intensive educational residencies and public performances, where young classically trained musicians have the opportunity to hone their skills and prepare for a career in making music. This year’s showcase kicks off Tuesday, June 7.

With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

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AS WE PRODUCE our second annual “Cool 100” list, we’re reminded of our thoughts as we debuted this feature last year. We acknowledged that deciding who and what is cool is not only a moving target but also entirely subjective. And that attempting to “rank” the coolest people in Houston is a fool’s errand, one that will leave us immediately open to criticism. “You think she is cooler than him? You included this person?! You left off that one!?"

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Camille Zamora

ONE OF HOUSTON'S favorite daughters — famed soprano, nonprofit founder and artists’ advocate Camille Zamora — will return to her beloved hometown of Houston June 21 and 22, offering a special performance at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

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