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The 2019 Tiger Ball toasted 40 years of Asia Society in Houston, and served as a tribute to the late Barbara Bush, one of its founding members. Nearly 700, many clad in regal shades of red, gathered for a cocktail hour at the beautiful Asia Society building before heading outside into the tented ballroom, boasting oversize candelabras and hanging wishing lanterns, for dinner. Guests filtered back inside for dessert — open bars and multiple grand buffets of sweet treats beckoned — and dancing. More than $1.4 mil raised!

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Chris Williams (photos by Gittings for Houston CityBook)

THE COVER STAR of CityBook's latest issue, chef-activist Chris Williams, is also the star of a Netflix show that debuts next week. High on the Hog is a hotly anticipated and already-celebrated four-part docuseries focused on how African American cuisine transformed America's culinary landscape.

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STAGES, WHICH YESTERDAY announced its return to in-person performances at its still-new campus, celebrated a return to normalcy with a black-tie gala at The Gordy. Nearly 200 supporters raised a glass to surviving the tumultuous year, which included plentiful pivots to digital programming and livestream performances by the troupe.

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