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Theater, classical music and dance listings: Jan. 19-25
Entertainment
Published in 18-1-2017
    247 Visits
Theater, classical music and dance listings: Mary Bonnett's play about sex trafficking set in The Woodlands. Pilobolus performs its wildly popular evening-length narrative show incorporating shadow puppetry, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Friday; Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana; $43-$103; 713-227-4772, spahouston.org. The Flying Steps, a world-champion hip-hop dance troupe, ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Chronicle critics offer entertainment suggestions
Entertainment
Published in 18-1-2017
    976 Visits
Playwright Lauren Gunderson, author of "The Revolutionists," is a feminist, dramatist and political satirist all rolled into one, which makes her the perfect complement to the events on Inauguration Day. Main Street Theater presents two free readings of her play "The Taming," a take on American government inspired by Shakespeare. 10 a.m. Friday at 2540 Times; 7 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopa ...>>
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Romero Britto's sunny outlook finds its way into all his work
Entertainment
Published in 18-1-2017
    795 Visits
From Romero Britto's perspective, the sun always seems to be shining, sending out wildly colorful rays of hearts, stripes, polka dots and squiggly doodles. Britto visits Off the Wall Gallery in the Galleria this weekend to share posters, limited-edition prints and sculptures that exude his signature brand of eye-popping happiness. "Why not be optimistic if you're doing well?" Britto sa ...>>
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Trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval: 'Wish I had time to learn more'
Entertainment
Published in 18-1-2017
    542 Visits
Trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval plies his trade like a man acutely aware of time. In 1990 he made a white-knuckle decision to defect from his native Cuba. An internationally renowned performer, Sandoval was on tour in Europe with his hero, mentor and friend Dizzy Gillespie when he decided he and his wife and son weren't going back to the Caribbean. Sandoval sunk roots in southern Ca ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Funeral services set for last man to walk on the moon
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    49 Visits
HOUSTON (AP) Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon. A statement issued Tuesday on behalf of Cernan's family says the funeral will be Jan. 24 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.
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Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    700 Visits
[...] Tuba Ozkan-Haller of Oregon State University has just finished the first year of a three-year research project to devise a sneaker-wave early warning system, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. "People make up their minds about how safe an area is pretty quickly, after watching the beach for five minutes," Ozkan-Haller said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Corvallis. ...>>
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For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    783 Visits
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle such life-or-death decisions. "There is a real risk that if we don't understand those psychological barriers and address them through regulation and public outreach, we may undermine the entire enterprise," said Iyad Rahwan, an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab ...>>
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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    478 Visits
SYDNEY (AP) Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester also said that while the search had been called off on Tuesday, work behind the scenes wou ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    913 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. Mild weather was defined as between 68 and 86 degrees (18 and 30 degrees Celsius) with low humidity and no more than a trace of rain. Climate scientists usually focus on extreme weather record heat, tropical cyclones, drou ...>>
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California finishes safety review of wells after blowout
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    381 Visits
LOS ANGELES (AP) A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday. The state could sign off as soon as next month to allow use of the approved wells to store more gas, though the company would be restricted to abou ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
States argue in court for more say over endangered species
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    915 Visits
DENVER (AP) A battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest moves to a federal appeals court Wednesday as judges hear arguments on whether states can block the federal government from reintroducing wildlife within their borders. The Interior Department is asking the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a preliminary injunction that bars the department from releasin ...>>
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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    457 Visits

Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days Mild weather was defined as between 68 and 86 degrees (18 and 30 degrees Celsius) with low humidity and no more than a trace of rain. Climate scientists usually focus on extreme weather record heat, tropical cyclones, droughts, floods and how they could get worse as the world warms. The team used a middle ground scenario for glob ...>>

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For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    205 Visits
The figures announced Wednesday come from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which measure global temperatures in slightly different ways. NOAA calculated that the average global temperature last year was 58.69 degrees (14.84 degrees Celsius) beating the previous year by .07 degrees (.04 Celsius).
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-1-2017
    441 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Motel 6 at Hobby Airport changes hands
Business
Published in 18-1-2017
    875 Visits

The Motel 6 at Hobby Airport, 9005 Airport Blvd., has a new owner that aims to boost revenue by adding rooms, according to real estate firm CBRE.

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