Kelly Clarkson in San Antonio, disco-dancing for a cause, Carnaval Brasileiro, and Anthony Bourdain in Austin . . .
Mardi Gras in Port Arthur, the watercolors of Charles Russell, the Winedale Quilt Show, and the couture of Jean Paul Gaultier in Dallas . . .
How two rare Stradivarius violins at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brought Michael Shih and Swang Lin, who both grew up in Taiwan, together.
Ruthie Foster in Houston, Don Hertzfeldt's short films, the Texas Yoga Conference, and National Anthem Auditions in Grand Praire . . .
The Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, dancing to Nina Simone, a forum with chef Alice Waters, and a Texas Cowboy Poetry gathering in Alpine . . .
Woody Harrelson wishes he was Jerry Maguire, a Kristofferson enters the wrestling ring, and Larry McMurtry's book criticism gets criticized.
Wes Anderson released the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, Yao Ming saves pandas, and Vanilla Ice renovates more than his career.
A federal court ordered Eisenhauer Market, where vendors sold fake LV bags, to pay the high-fashion company $3.6 million for trademark infringement.
Dennis Quaid moves back to Texas, LeAnn Rimes's mom keeps her from baring it all, and Larry Hagman wants to be a plant.
Dennis Rodman starts a topless women's basketball team, Jamie Foxx fights another scandal, and Deion Sanders gets a dose of "real talk."
Willie Nelson and Friends, Cowgirl Round-up and Showdeo, Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cookoff, and a New Year's Eve show in Emo's new digs . . .
Ruby Jane Smith, Return of the Herd of Harpsichords, Sarah Jarosz, and the Texas A&M Singing Cadets . . .
Spindletop turns 100, Shawn Colvin performs with Lyle Lovett, the MLK, Jr. Symposium, and a Rick Riordan exhibition at the Witliff Collections . . .
Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids, Four Funny Females, Clint Black, and Amtrak's Fortieth Anniversary . . .