AFA & Aurora Picture Show Partner – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Festival for the Arts & Aurora Picture Show Partner to Make Beautiful (Film) Music Together HOUSTON, TX (May 1, 2013) – American Festival for the Arts (AFA) is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Aurora Picture Show. This collaboration brings high school age composers and filmmakers together to learnContinue reading “AFA & Aurora Picture Show Partner – Press Release”

WACK Fundraising Campaign – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Festival for the Arts Wants You To Get WACKed! HOUSTON, TX (November 26, 2012) – American Festival for the Arts (AFA), Houston’s finest provider of music education programs for young people, announces a new grassroots initiative called Washington Avenue Cares about Kids (WACK). WACK gives the Washington Avenue business district a uniqueContinue reading “WACK Fundraising Campaign – Press Release”

Piano Smackdown – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIANO SMACKDOWN 2012 HOUSTON, TX (October 3, 2012) – The first ever Piano Smackdown, hosted by the American Festival for the Arts (AFA), will be held at Ovations Night Club at 2536-B Times Blvd., Houston, TX 77005 on Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The AFA Piano Smackdown is an eveningContinue reading “Piano Smackdown – Press Release”

Music World Gives Back: An Interview with Mathew Knowles

Communities throughout Texas are finding that people want to “give back.” More and more, Houstonian’s are becoming involved in humanitarian projects and volunteerism. That same generosity holds true for Midtown entrepreneur and Music World Entertainment CEO Mathew Knowles. Music World Entertainment, widely known for Houston sweetheart Beyoncé Knowles (or for the Jay Z fans… Mrs.Continue reading “Music World Gives Back: An Interview with Mathew Knowles”

Let’s Talk Poetry

Skol Casbar & Grille is one of Houston’s best-kept secrets with a variety of events happening almost any day of the week. Skol offers everything from live music to private parties to hot DJs to beat battles and of course, spoken work. Each and every Thursday evening, Skol transforms itself into “Mash the Mic.” It’sContinue reading “Let’s Talk Poetry”

Arting Around…

Artists and art fanatics, the season is once again upon us! You’ve guessed it… the 4th Annual Midtown Art in the Park 2010 is quickly approaching. The wildly successful and ever growing celebration of fine art will again be located among the towering oak trees of Midtown’s own Elizabeth Baldwin Park. Mark your calendars forContinue reading “Arting Around…”


Khon’s is the little bar that could. Nestled away in an unsuspecting strip center, you may not notice Khon’s but this Midtown hide away offers a little bit of everything from wine and darts to coffee, art and free WiFi. Stop by on Tuesday nights to hear some great live jazz. If you’re looking forContinue reading “Nightlife!”

Leon’s Lounge: The Evolution of Cool

As a long time fixture at many inner loop establishments, I’ve been gong to Leon’s Lounge for a long while now.  I must admit, Leon’s just keeps getting better! The lounge has been serving the community for nearly 60 years and has gone through a lot of changes. In 2010, Leon’s was sold and receivedContinue reading “Leon’s Lounge: The Evolution of Cool”

Houston Press BestFest – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Houston Press BestFest is Coming to the Midtown Super Block! Houston, TX. August 10, 2011 – The Houston Press Best of Houston BestFest is headed to the Midtown Super Block at 2800 Main & McGowen on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, 2011. BestFest is a two-day outdoor festival celebrating theContinue reading “Houston Press BestFest – Press Release”