Mercury Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Lynn Wyatt on the dance floor at the Mercury gala

ONE OF HOUSTON'S most prestigious performing arts organizations, the Mercury orchestra, threw a fabulous “Retro-Futuristic” gala at the Post Oak Hotel, complete with a space-themed musical presentation and a top-tier guest list including Lynn Wyatt.

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Phoebe Tudor and Connor Walsh

AFTER A YEAR and half of not performing for live audiences — relegated instead to video shows — the Houston Ballet returned to the Wortham Theater Center stage Thursday night for Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance performance, followed by a fabulous dinner onstage with patrons that lingered into the wee hours.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, highlighting one of the many pandemics-within-a-pandemic that has taken hold in 2020. Since the onset of Covid in March, victims are more likely to be trapped at home with or otherwise further controlled by their abuser, perhaps due to financial hardship, for example. One local author has released a memoir detailing her journey through and after an abusive marriage, hoping to give readers hope and shed light on an important issue.

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