Friday, February 29, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Highbrow

I bet that we have among our readers a few die-hard opera fans, as well as a handful of Houstonians. I doubt very much that there is any overlap between these two groups, but if there is, you're in luck tonight, cowboy. Last Acts opens tonight at the Houston Grand Opera, directed by our friend and neighbor Lenny Foglia, who you probably know better as the co-author of the best-selling novel El Sudario.

Usually you need tickets to get into these kinds of things, but I bet if you just show up tonight and start throwing my name around, you'll get a big ol' Texas welcome. Y'all come!


Pinche MexFiles said...

HOUSTON AIN'T COWBOY COUNTRY! It's the far suburbs of New Orleans and only accidentally in Texas (Dallas is Baja Oklahoma). BTW, as a holdover from segregation days, it has two opera companies.

In other cultural news from the Lone Star State, Alpine is hosting the annual Cowboy Poetry Roundup this weekend. Not a room to be had within 50 miles.

Burro Hall said...

Dude, I'm from Boston. Everything south-west of Pennsylvania is cowboy country. Then there's Mexico, which stretches from Texas to Buenos Aires. Then "Thar Be Dragons".

Wish I could have caught the Cowboy Poetry, though. What rhymes with "prairie"?