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Sometimes the opera is over before the fat lady sings. Consider the successful debut of sixteen brief and eclectic works commissioned by the Texas Opera Theater.
Prizzi’s Honor is a macabre satire of the two-career marriage; Cocoon can’t burst free of its nice-guy limitations; Pale Rider recycles all the wrong western riffs; St. Elmo’s Fire should have been doused from the start.
Hungry ants in the Panhandle; cocky dispatchers in Dallas; tiny trees near San Antonio.
ALL SO OLD-WORLD, the menu is a sort of compendium of the Mediterranean’s greatest hits. Even a standby like Shrimp Scampi, sauteed in a tangy garlic lemon butter sauce, comes off with flair. The delicate phyllo basket stuffed with steamed spinach, mushrooms, crab, and shrimp on a bed of tomato
Recipe by Chef Victor Garcia, Cafe Highland Park, Dallas1 large portobello mushroom 8oz spinach leaves 1 Roma tomato (1/4 inch slices) 2oz goat cheeseBrush portobello mushroom with olive oil and sprinkle with 1 ounce chopped basil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake in 350 degree oven
Through his small, simply produced literary magazine, poet David Yates made his mark—both in Texas and beyond. Peter Applebome
Houston police chief Lee Brown is doing things right; crime is down, public approval is up.
Triathletes converge upon Lake Lavon to compete in the sport of the eighties.
Taking the plunge; defending Diana; grading the tests; reforming the system.
Every phone a pay phone; look out, Clinton Manges; the GOP donnybrook; party realignment in San Antonio.
Go ahead—thing big!