Around the State

Tune In

Sep 30, 2002 By Chester Rosson

JAZZ IT UP Jazz, the great musical art form invented in the U.S., became a part of world culture, fusing different rhythms along the way. This month sample the new sounds beginning October 6, when Calle 54, a musical performance based on the film of the same name about Afro-Cuban…

Cheese Soup

Sep 30, 2002 By Texas Monthly

This recipe is hotel executive chef David Bull’s adaptation of Texas cooking maven Helen Corbitt?s original cheese soup. He likes it a bit spicier and he uses Velveeta, which melts beautifully. If you substitute cheddar, which was called for in the original, be sure to grate it finely or it will not melt all the way.

Get Out

Sep 30, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

HOT WHEELS Whether you like to ride low and slow, in high style, or with the wind in your face, this month offers several events that will get your motor running. Start your engines at San Antonio’s Low and Slow Classic Car Show, where more than two hundred flashy vehicles…

Straight Talk

Sep 30, 2002 By Stacy Hollister

Pop artist Peter Max brings his psychedelic stylings to Fort Worth’s Milan Gallery for a month-long show beginning October 26. Max will christen the exhibit with an appearance. What can people expect to see in the exhibit? Well, my exhibitions are sort of semi-retrospectives. What you will see are…

Latino Culture

Aug 31, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

DO, RE, Sí San Antonio loves a fiesta. And during the Diez y Seis de Septiembre holiday, which celebrates Mexico’s independence from Spain on September 16, 1810, there is plenty of evidence of that. On September 14 the streets of the Alamo City will be filled with music and dancing…

Straight Talk

Aug 31, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

THE GUY CAN’T HELP IT Little Richard, arguably one of the greatest performers in rock and roll history, is playing in Texas this month at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House on September 28 and 29. So you’re coming to Galveston. Have you ever been to that part of Texas…

Books

Aug 31, 2002 By Katy Vine

WORD FOR WORD Ogden Nash once wrote, “I’m so full/Of Holy Texas/I’ll be hallowed ground/When they annex us.” Nash never lived in Texas, but his papers are permanent residents at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at UT-Austin. You can examine the comic poet’s original manuscripts, letters, drawings, and photographs…

A Great Weekend in Houston

Aug 31, 2002 By Stacy Hollister

DIVERSIONS OF GRANDEUR Trashy romance novels may be perfect for summertime escapism, but fall calls for more enlightened pastimes. Houston delivers with an artistically packed weekend September 27-29, one built for cultural indulgence. Begin Friday evening, when the Houston Ballet performs Madame Butterfly, an adaptation of the operatic favorite. On…

Science

Jul 31, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

ANALYZE THIS Ever wonder how a rat can see in the dark? Well, this month you can attend some eye-popping exhibits around the state that will satisfy even the most inquisitive minds, and you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in biology to appreciate them. “Animal SuperSenses” at Galveston’s Moody…

Tune In

Jul 31, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

LEAVE IT TO DIVA What do Cher and Dolly Parton, two of the most recognizable performers in the world—one for her outlandish outfits and the other for her, well, smile—have in common? Not much—on the surface, that is. Other than the obvious (they are both singers, actors, and blondes; yes,…