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Houston restaurants that received health citations from July 9 through July 16

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Educate yourself before you eat out in Houston.

Thursday, Jul 19

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‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ begs the question, would you watch your friends die?

It’s not a fresh premise. Almost every horror franchise in the past four decades has presented that query in some form — passive or otherwise. But we’re in a different state of society these days. The idea that a hulking man in a hockey…

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'The Bachelor' open auditions take place tonight in Houston

The hit TV show "The Bachelor" is looking for women, in Houston, to be on its next season.

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Sam Smith thrills Houston fans with his emotional pop

The balladeer returned to Toyota Center with his biggest hits.

Willie Nelson covers Sinatra

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Forthcoming album finds Texas music legend Willie Nelson honoring his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra.

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'Urban Cowboy': Does anybody care anymore?

On Friday Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee will perform their fourth annual Urban Cowboy concert at Stampede Houston. If you've seen "Urban Cowboy," the 1980 classic-adjacent film about Gulf Coast refineries and the dancing folks who worked…

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Big Brother power rankings: Day 30

Scottie is in complete control this week and Level Six is reeling.

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Selena Gomez loses over a million followers in Twitter purge

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In an effort to restore trust to the popular social media platform, Twitter decided on to begin purging the network of millions of suspicious accounts on Thursday, July 12.

Wednesday, Jul 18

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New Films: 'Mamma Mia 2' for fun, 'Unfriended: Dark Web' for horror

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People are going to buy a lot of tickets to the "Mamma Mia" sequel, will you be one of them? Or, you could just watch Denzel Washington kick some tail in "The Equalizer 2."

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Southern Goods will not reopen in the Heights, chef joins high-profile restaurant group

Southern Goods, the popular Houston Heights restaurant that has been closed since November last year, will not reopen.

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Family Fun: Trae Day and VegFest

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A list of family-friendly events in the Houston area.

On the Go: Chinedu Ogu and a Tequila fest

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Events in and around Houston July 20-26

Swimwear Department is poised to make a splash in Houston

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Quirky new Houston band Swimwear Department sings about swimming pools and shopping malls on its debut album.

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Kinky Circus brings sensual openness to Numbers

Kinky Circus, which includes vendors selling kink gear, photography and art, as well as onstage acts in disciplines like hula hoop, aerial work, fire dancing and use of a stripper pole.

RodeoHouston increases ticket prices for 2019 season

Several ticket prices have gone up for the 2019 season, which runs Feb. 25-March 17. George Strait performs the final night, minus rodeo activities.

Suburban restaurants to try during Houston Restaurant Weeks

Whet your palate with our best-of-the-'burbs Houston Restaurant Weeks roundup.

Review: ‘Ring of Fire’ channels inner romance

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Too many musicals, especially jukebox musicals, are caught between the urge to present a concert and the need to tell a story. Not so with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” at Stages Repertory Theatre through Sept. 2. It’s first…

On Stage: A Streisand drama and ‘Love Never Dies’ in Houston

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What’s on stage in Houston this week.

Art Galleries: ‘Works on Paper’

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Houston’s art scene is as diverse and colorful as the city itself, with galleries and museums that feature works by local, national and international talents. All shows are free unless otherwise noted.

Art Daybook: Photos of ‘Friends’

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What can we really learn about a person, or a relationship, from viewing an intimate portrait? And what does it tell as about the photographer?

Lift Off! A Kid-Friendly Film Festival comes to Discovery Green

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Discovery Green goes galactic Saturday, when the Houston Cinema Arts Society hosts Julydoscope, a free event where NASA-inspired short films will be screened.

Outside the Cineplex: ‘Yellow Submarine’ and an ‘Exorcist’ in Katy

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Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing July 20-26

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Bill Burr, the hopeful loudmouth, brings his scathing comedy to H-Town

Bill Burr gnaws on our culture like beef jerky and then spits it out. The result is some masticated entity presented in a different shape than it started, and dappled in distaste.

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Houston restaurants featured in new Food Network series

Two Houston area eateries are featured in a new Food Network series, "Comfort Food Tour," hosted by Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, launching Saturday.

Houston Police chief Art Acevedo hosts Alamo Drafthouse screening

Houston police chief Art Acevedo is going to the movies. He will be presenting the documentary "After the American Dream," a series of profiles of several people looking to enter the U.S. from Central America, at the Alamo Drafthouse in…

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AWOLNATION has new wind in its ‘Sail’

Ahead of the band’s appearance at the Bud Light Roast in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Saturday, Aaron Bruno discussed the band’s new sound, his mega hit “Sail” and why he doesn’t mind being ripped off.

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Houston's Christina Wells sings her way into the 'America's Got Talent' live shows

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The 42-year-old registered nurse and mother of two teenage sons earned another standing ovation.

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Report: Destiny's Child’s Michelle Williams checked herself into a mental health facility

"For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing," she said