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Christine Jeon

NEWS 8/30/12 7:00pm

Houston venues showcase exhibits inspired by Rice Centennial

 "William Marsh Rice: The Man and His Legacy" Date: Aug. 14, 2012 - Nov. 04, 2012 Time: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby St. The exhibit tells the life story of Rice University founder William Marsh Rice. Containing a collection of rare documents, photographs and archived items, the exhibit highlights Rice's business relationships, how he built his fortune, the vision he had for the Rice Institute and his murder. The exhibit is guest curated by Lee Pecht, head of special collections at the Woodson Research Center.  "The Rice Institute: Planning, Construction, Opening and the First 10 Years" Date: Sept. 29, 2012 - Nov. 10, 2012 Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney St. The display includes photographs, news articles, artifacts, letters, Rice Institute records,and memorabilia that document the development of the Rice Institute.  "Vera Prasilova Scott Portraiture Collection" Date: Sept. 4, 2012 - Dec. 28, 2012 Time: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Bank of America building, 700 Louisiana St. The exhibit showcases the professional portraiture of Vera Prasilova Scott, as well as photographic prints, glass plate negatives, and other equipment and supplies dating from 1926 to 1937. Houston- and Rice University-related subjects include the Lovett, Baker, Blaffer, Cullinan, Wiess, Hutcheson, Autrey and Sharp families. Prasilova was the wife of Rice Institute physicist Arthur F. Scott. The couple moved to Houston in 1926, where Prasilova opened a photography studio on San Jacinto Street, becoming well-known for her portraits. Her clients included local, social and political families, visiting celebrities and Rice faculty. Prasilova's work is in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Ore. and the Museum of Czech Literature in Prague, Czechoslovakia. 

NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

CCD survey reveals post-undergrad plans

New survey data released by the Center for Career Development indicated that just over half of graduating students seeking employment have received offers, but CCD Director Nicole Van Den Heuvel said that the data was limited by the 23 percent response rate to the survey.

NEWS 1/31/12 6:00pm

The Drunken City cast showcases vulnerability

How would one interpret "The Drunken City?" Bachelorette party gone wrong? Anxiety of pre-wedding jitters? Adam Bock's play underlines a typical New York night of many drinks, high heels, city streets and playful giggles, but it's a sappy love story in disguise. However, this cast works together to deliver a complicated love story; their performance brilliantly and vulnerably captures the essence of what it means to feel empty inside.

NEWS 1/25/12 6:00pm

'Pina' exudes passion

"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost," Pina Bausch said. The German dancer, teacher and ballet director was one of the most influential leaders in modern dance since the 1970s. Pina, under the brilliant direction of Wim Wenders (Palermo Shooting), pays tribute to Bausch by showcasing some performances of her students.

NEWS 1/17/12 6:00pm

'Toxic Avenger' musical wastes your time

As an avid theatergoer, I was intrigued and amused when I heard that Toxic Avenger, an action figure from the silver screen, was about to show off his superpowers on the musical stage. Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, who collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, wrote the book and music for The Toxic Avenger Musical.

NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

Thunder Soul documents Houston band

Inspirational band director, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, was able to add unparalleled levels of funk and electricity to a struggling Houston high school jazz band, a band that would reunite after 35 years to pay tribute to their unequalled director. Thunder Soul is a documentary that follows the story of this remarkable reunion. Johnson turned Kashmere High School's band into the Kashmere band, taking them to multiple national high school stage band competitions and winning as the only black band.

NEWS 9/21/11 7:00pm

Death and cell phones

Say you never had a cell phone before, and somehow, you enter into a stranger's life after finding his. You are now Jean, a woman sitting at a cafe who just noticed that a cell phone is ringing — and its owner is dead. Zealously, desperately, Jean assumes the role as the dead man's messenger and answers all of his calls. Jean further complicates her role in his life (or rather, his death) by providing closure to his loved ones through her lies. As Jean leads her vicarious life, she finds out more and more about the man and soon begins to question the truth about him, and herself.