What's Old Is New

During the winter of 2016, Houston native Kat Edmonson fell ill. Unable to kick a bad cold for weeks, she burrowed into her Brooklyn apartment, flipped her television to theTurner Classic Movies channel — and began to write. The end result? Her just-released fourth album, Old-Fashioned Gal, a bouncy, jazzy record that channels the energy of a MGM musical. In fact, Edmonson says that as she wrote the 11 songs, she envisioned film scenes that corresponded with each — eventually conceptualizing an entire movie. She performs May 21 at Heights Theater.

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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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Russell and Jody Radoff, Bunny Radoff, Brad Radoff

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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