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CROSSING BORDERS AND UNITING CULTURES Kotb goes on to say, “You do not have to add ketchup, a steak sauce, or tartar sauce to make our food taste good. Even Mediterraneo’s homemade sauces are marinated to compliment, not hide or overwhelm a
By Rhonda Meredith For over 13 years, Mediterraneo Market & Cafe in Nassau Bay has served traditional Mediterranean food from the heart to the table. Over 20 countries border the Mediterranean Sea and the best of each culture is represented on their menu with a bit of American fare as well. Magdy and Sonia Kotb fell in love with the Bay Area after visiting family here in the 1970’s. It wasn’t too long afterwards that they decided to immigrate to the United States from Egypt. And the rest is history.
“Egypt is a melting pot of all cultures. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe is the natural combination of cultures,” says Magdy Kotb. “It is a good mix of relationships and our menu offers a variety for everyone.” Mediterraneo, located at 18033 Upper Bay Road, opens at 9 a.m., Monday through Saturday to serve coffee and biscuits. “It’s like a community center in a sense,” Kotb says. “For the regulars who come in from NASA, synagogues, churches, area musicians, sponsored sports team, and local residents, this is like their home base.” The TV is turned on so sports like the Olympics, or World Cup soccer, or even European sports can be viewed. At lunch and dinner time, Mediterraneo is filled with laughter and banter, as well the sound of dishes being set on the tables. One quick glance and it’s easy to see why you would like to sample many items the menu. One quick taste and it’s even easier to understand why it’s so easy to fall in love with the food. Sonia Kotb is very involved in the day to day kitchen operation. “She cooks like she does at home,” says Kotb. “What we eat at home is the same as our menu.” Sonia learned to cook from her mother. It is her passion, and she honors her mother’s teachings. “We do not serve fast food. Mediterraneo serves real food based on the traditions of the Mediterranean countries. The secret to serving real food is that it tastes good from within. The secret to fresh meat, fish, and poultry is that it has to be marinated with the right combination of spices so the flavor is distinct for that food.”
Spices and herbs are an important part to the overall Mediterranean diet and have medicinal properties and therapeutic effects. It’s one of the keys to an American Medical Association approved diet for a healthy heart. Mediterraneo uses spices, herbs, olive oil, sea salt, red wine, herbal teas and chamomile, and pomegranate drinks to promote healthy eating. Your order is made fresh on an open fire grill without a greasy texture or baked. Not much on the menu is fried. “You will not feel heavy after one of our meals,” says Kotb. Also on the menu are several vegetarian options like Moussaka and Falafel. In fact, you will probably have room for a dessert such as Baklava or Tiramisu. On Friday and Saturday evenings at Mediterraneo, Zara the belly dancer performs and live music from Mickey Hobbs, Wayne Johnson, and other local musicians is on the corner stage. It’s a perfect opportunity to relax with a domestic or imported beer or choose a red wine from California, Greece, Chile, Italy, Spain, Argentina, or Croatia. Sitting outside is a great choice when weather permits. The decorated patio complete with painted metal tables and chairs and covered with huge, colorful patio umbrellas is inviting amidst the lush green plants. Pets are welcomed outside, too. Whether walking in or out, the delicacies at the deli in the front of the restaurant deserve a look. Check out the “Taramosalata” and “Tarama” (Greek caviar,) Egyptian Roumi and Kashkaval cheeses, yogurt, Feta cheese (Domestic, Dodonis, Bulgarian, and French flavors), Baba Ghanoug (roasted eggplant blended with a sesame sauce and seasonings,) Dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and tzatziki,) and fresh Greek salad. - Continued on Page 13
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Not far from the deli and beyond the seating area is Mediterraneo’s convenience store that is stocked full of authentic imported Mediterranean foods like crackers, teas, wine, jam, beans, grape leaves, spices, falafel, tabouli, and hummus mixes. In between the deli and convenience store is a treasure trove of stuffed olives, candies, chocolates, and snacks LIGHTING UP THE STAGE: The Kotbs hosted an Amerfor purchase. Snacks in- ica’s Got Talent viewing party at Mediterraneo last year to cheer on their daughter Miral, who is the choregrapher for clude nuts, Jordan aland founder of the technology used by Team iLuminate. monds, hazelnuts, dried apricots, prunes, and dates. The dark chocolate is 99% cocoa blended with a spice and a small piece is 100% satisfying. Mediterraneo takes reservations. The restaurant also has a “to-go” menu and caters to any size. If you need a catering reference, there is a wall full of them! Sir Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Cher, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Chicago, and The Eagles (to name a few) are all satisfied customers. “We want our customers to all be satisfied,” says Kotb. “Relationships are the key to any business and directly relational to the quality of your life. So, come in, sit down, and enjoy a conversation with family and friends. Your visit is our pleasure.”
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LOCAL DINING SCENE UPCOMING ANNIVERSARY PARTIES: Mainly Drinks in La Porte celebrates their first anniversary Saturday, August 18. Chef Robert Hicks will prepare a special menu for the anniversary party in addition to the food on our regular menu. Hicks will be creating some customer favorites as well as some new dishes. Owner Deb Gallington says, "Come ready for great music and great food!" They welcome hometown celebrity (La Porte High School alum) Freddie Krc who will be performing live starting at 8 p.m. Gallington added, "He's very well known in town â€“ for his talent as well as for his high school memories!" And like most weekend nights, reservations are highly suggested at Mainly Drinks. The Austin Music Awards Hall-of-Famer Freddie Steady Krc is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and renaissance Texan. He has plied his musical wares around the world the past few decades. A charismatic live performer, Krc wins over audiences with his captivating original songs and engaging stage presence. He also enjoys capturing the spirit of his favorite cover songs. Krc (rhymes with search) landed in Austin at the moment that a musical revolution was getting started at a styles-donâ€™t-matter joint called the Armadillo. The kid and the town were a perfect match. -------------------------------------------------Bakkhus Taverna in Kemah is celebrating their fourth anniversary blowout on Friday, August 31 starting from 10 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. They will have promotional drink specials and freebies for their guests. In party fashion, their tables will be cleared out of the main dining area where a dance floor will appear while a D.J. provides additional ambience to the evening. -------------------------------------------------Jackie's Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive) is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 1 starting at 7 p.m. They say they are throwing the largest anniversary party in town and everyone is invited. Expect drink specials, food specials, give-aways and live music by Rapture. ~Send News & Notes to Betsey@sceneLIVE.net
LOCAL DINING SCENE NEW OPENINGS ON THE SCENE Healthy eaters rejoice! Calorie counters, listen up... The Seabrook Smoothie Shoppe is now open, located at 2100 NASA Parkway inside a fitness facility. Owner Greg Williams (yes, the current G.M. at Cabo down the road) has a passion for nutrition and food that's not only delicious, but helps you stay on track with your weight loss plans. Priced at $5.50, grab a pre- or post-workout smoothie or a full meal replacement smoothie. Hungrier tummies will appreciate the premade nutritionally balanced meals hand made by Williams himself daily, available for dining in or for buying in bulk to take home. Prices range from $7.50 for chicken and $9.50 for filet. -------------------------------------------------Bonefish Grill is now open at its Clear Lake location at 19325 Interstate 45 (previously Pablo’s Pub and Taco Milagro). The 4,633-square-foot restaurant features an open kitchen and a large bar area. Bonefish Grill, founded in 2000 in St. Petersburg, Fla., bills itself as the “Fresh Fish Experts.” They are open daily from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. --------------------------------------------------
CONSTRUCTION ON THE SCENE Pod-Zu's (formerly in Texas City) has relocated to the shores of Galveston Bay. Pod-Zu's at Clifton's By the Sea is currently under construction at 10 Grand Avenue in Bacliff. New features in conjunction with this new location include a full bar and live music on "da Porch" (a.k.a. their waterfront courtyard). The kitchen is under the lead direction of Executive Chef Carole Barnett, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Her two native Cajun business partners from Lake Charles, she assures us, are overseeing the authenticity of their Cajun cuisine. We'll all have to wait til September to see what this new location with authentic Cajun and Creole food (and atmosphere) serves up for hungry diners. -------------------------------------------------Dempsey’s (formerly in League City) is moving to Webster. Owner John Delesandri is excited about the upcoming fresh location. He said “We’re just a few hundred feet away from Twin Peaks in front of Bally Total Fitness.” They anticipate opening in early September at their I-45 location (former site of Mackey’s and Valentino’s). He says he’s currently working up a new menu and added, “You can expect the same great drink specials, great service and great bands!” Check www.Dempseys-Pub.com, their Facebook and The SCENE for updates on their grand opening.
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he's the closest thing to a 'bad guy' the film has,” Mower stated, “but he is someone the audience has to fall in love with as our lead character falls for him.”
By Adam Donaghey The Preacher's Daughter movie, shot entirely in Houston and the Clear Lake area late 2010, will premiere on the Lifetime Movie Network on August 31. Houston native, Adam Mayfield, co-stars with longtime “Desperate Housewives” supporting actress, Andrea Bowen (she played Teri Hatcher's daughter in the series). Written and directed by Friendswoodbased Michelle Mower, the film was largely cast with Houstonians and helmed by local crew.
When asked why she cast Mayfield, Mower said, “because he has a natural charm about him...But he also has a lot going on under the surface. It's hard to convey that on screen. Most actors I auditioned would either be charming,” she continued, “or they'd be intense. Adam could be both.” From as early as the age of three, Mayfield knew that he wanted to be an actor. After attending the High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, he received a scholarship to DePaul University's Theatre School in Chicago. Although his love of acting was briefly trumped by his love of the environment, he didn't actually accept the scholarship until a year later after a chance meeting with famous actor Patrick Swayze at a charity event.
“The film community in Houston really got behind this project early on,” Mower said. “I felt very supported, which was wonderful [and] will be forever grateful for all the hard work and sacrifices that went into getting this film made.”
Mayfield described his predicament and Swayze's response inspired him: “Do you think all these people would have come out here tonight if I weren’t a famous actor? Hell, no! So be an actor, make a name for yourself, then promote your causes – you will get a lot more attention while you bring awareness to what you believe in.”
TPD centers around the estranged daughter of a small town minister (played by Houston's own, Ron Jackson) who is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before.
Immediately after graduation from DePaul, Mayfield hopped on his Harley and drove straight to Los Angeles. Picking up roles here and there, it was nearly nine years before he landed the part as Scott Chandler for the daytime series, “All My Children;” a gig that would last him 18 months.
You can bet that Mayfield, playing the character of Neal Posey, the charismatic music minister at the family church, is at the center of those “troubled relationships.” As the trailer suggests, he and Bowen, who plays the title role, young Hannah White, were romantically involved before she left her family and friends for a life on her own. Busted for drugs and facing serious jail time, Hannah reluctantly calls her father to bail her out. And he'll do it, under one condition – that she spends her probation back at home.
“In my head, Neal was almost as much a victim of societal pressures as Hannah,” Mower commented on her original script; “but Adam played Neal's weaknesses so well, he made me realize that Neal is more of a coward than a victim. There’s one scene that I can't watch without wanting to spit in Neal's face. I didn't have that reaction when I wrote the words. It was Adam's performance that drove that emotion.”
Upon her return it's clear that the only thing that's changed is Hannah. Neal is still with the church, harboring their dirty little secret and facing demons of his own; and the rest of the town moves along like nothing ever happened. That is, until the dirty little secret gets out.
The Preacher's Daughter debuts on the Lifetime Movie Network August 31 at 8 p.m. with several additional showings following the premiere. Check your local listings for more details. Like the TPD page on Facebook to learn about potential Houston viewing parties and find a link to the trailer.
“I wanted to get past the stereotypes,” said Mower when asked what inspired her to write TPD, “and delve into the realities of what it's like being raised under such strict religious ideas and expectations.” Regarding Neal: “He was a tough character to tackle because Adam Mayfield has just completed shooting the new romantic holiday movie, "Matchmaker Santa," for the Hallmark Channel. It premieres later this year and also stars Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson and John Ratzenberger. He can also been seen in the psychological thriller, "Would You Rather," scheduled for a 2012 release. The tall Texas native with swagger and matinee good
looks currently lives in Los Angeles with his gal pal Marlene Nichols. When he's in the Clear Lake area visiting family, you may run across him hiking the trails in the Seabrook Parks or fishing in San Leon.
LUNAR RENDEZVOUS FESTIVAL WRAP-UP
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival wrapped up a successful season on Saturday, July 21 when two events were held. Early Saturday morning was the Honeywell Fun Run at Space Center Houston. Chaired by Jay Lee, the event attracted almost 600 participants. The Honeywell Corporation generously donated $5,000 to the event. Saturday evening was the Coronation Ball at the Galveston Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. It was the end of a season filled with many different events from the Tennis Tournament to the Sunset Service.
The LRF Fashion Show had been held on Monday, July 16 at the Galveston Convention Center. The 450 attendees enjoyed the Strike a Pose Fashion Show that was produced by Lenny Matuszewski, Jr., who once again proved that no one else puts on a more exciting fashion show. The live auction was beautifully handled by Pam Culpepper Cronk as she encouraged people to raise their bids on the exciting live auction items, which included a Michelle watch from Lewis Jewelers and a weekâ€™s stay in Costa Rica. Chairman Jenny McCorkle and her CoChair Debby Reichert were also very pleased with the Silent Auction that Tricia Totten presented and with Above: Co-Chairman Debby Reichart, General Chairman Jill Reason and the enthusiasm of the Chairman Jenny McCorkle crowd. There were record numbers made at the auctions as people came ready to support the community Above: Adorable Guest models participate in Lenny Matuszewski's amazing show and all that the Lunar Rendezvous Festival supports. The Lunar Rendezvous Coronation Ball had a Fire and Ice theme. This black tie event began with a Champagne reception at 5:00 pm at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. King Jay Curry, Queen Peyton Barrier, Queen Alternate Danni Cantu, and Captain Brookes Kubena were the honored guests. The evening noted the accomplishments of the young adults who were highlighted throughout the Lunar Rendezvous Festival season. Master of Ceremonies Colonel William McArthur, Jr. formally presented the Princesses, Lieutenants, Little Ladies-in-Waiting and Page who attend Clear Lake area schools. The presentation culminated with the Coronation of Queen Caitlin Huston, Queen Alternate Kristin Bush, and Captain John Thomey for the 2013 Festival. The current members of the Court voted for the new Royals the morning of the Ball. Following the presentation, guests enjoyed dinner and dancing with musical entertainment provided by Password. Jana Miller was the Coronation Ball Chair and her Co-Chairman was Elizabeth Olin. General Chairman Jill Reason has led the Festival to great success. All events benefit the Lunar Rendezvous Festival organization, which is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. The monies are then disbursed to assist various charitable, historical, and cultural organizations around the Bay Area and to help fund 30-40 college scholarships. Badiha Nassar with Cindy Lewis after winning the Michelle watch generously donated by Lewis Jewelers at the Fashion Show.
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Austin Filmmakers to Host Workshop By Peggy ‘Domino’ Taylor The 14th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival will be presenting actor Brandon Smith the Life Achievement Award at the Cascade Award Gala on September 15, 6 p.m. at the NASA Hilton in Nassau Bay. Master of Ceremony for the evening will be award-winning Ernie Manouse from PBS. The film festival will be held September 13, 14, 15 and 16 and the theme is “Hollywood Nights: Celebrating Indie Filmmakers.” Brandon, a native Texan, has been a working actor since the ’70s and has studied at the famous Old Vic in London. Some of his films he is known for include No Country for Old Men, Jeepers Creepers, Powder, Robo Cop 2 and Bernie (2011). His many TV series included Friday Night Lights, Lonesome Dove and Walker, Texas Ranger. With 65 titles under his belt, Brandon Smith has had many faces on the silver screen. He also received a SAG Award for No Country for Old Men. The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival executive production team have been busy working to provide four days of celebration of international indie filmmaking with Texas hospitality. Kicking off the festival on Thursday, September 13 will be with Austin Filmmakers Jeff Stolhand and Zane Rutledge and Screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez conducting the Directors and Producers
GULF COAST FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL TO HONOR BRANDON SMITH
Sept. 13-16 • Multiple Venues
Workshop and Panel. Alvaro Rodriquez is co-writer of Machete and credited on Robert Rodriquez’s new film Machete Kills and others including Spy Kids, From Dusk to Dawn and Shorts. Zane Rutledge is also known for his amazing special effects. The workshop will be at the NASA Hilton in Nassau Bay from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jeff Stolhand, an active director, writer, and producer in the Austin scene was asked if he could bring some of his friends to the Greater Bay Area for this year’s festival, he and “the boyz” said “Yes!” “We are looking forward to attending and being a part of the film festival,” said Jeff. Their combined credits are long, so visit the website, www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com and follow the 14th Annual Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival on Facebook and for weekly updates. The evening of September 13 will have full-feature screenings from 6 p.m. til Midnight at Star Cinema Grill at NASA Parkway & I-45. One featured movie shot in Houston by director Baldamar Rodriquez is In Search of the American Dream. He will be featured on a panel with media personality Nellie Gonzalez and Mayra Leal, who starred in Machete, Playing House and Arena. Their panel will be “Latinos in Film: Making your big break onto the big screen”. During the film breaks, the film directors and producers will conduct a “Q & A Sessions.” Another feature film on opening night, is Loop, a docu-drama about a serial killer. The Meet & Greet Mixer with celebrities and guests is September 14 at the Villa Capri Restaurant in Seabrook at 6 p.m. This is the event that everyone has a chance to mingle with the guests and to get autographs. The finalists’ indie films will be showing all day Saturday, September 15 and Sunday the 16th. These screenings are scheduled at the Star Cinema Grill. For times, refer to the website. Various ticket packages are available for all films, workshops and social events, and all are open to the public. Tickets can also be purchased online at the film fest website. Local mixers are weekly, building up to the September event and are announced on the film fest website and Facebook. The first was in Kemah, a city sponsor, at Wine Down Bistro and the second at Mamacita’s in Webster. The Gulf Coast Film Festival was established in 1998 by founder Hal Wixon and attracts independent filmmakers from around the globe. The films are judged by a panel of judges consisting of seasoned producers, directors, cinematographers and actors. Each year the festival awards numerous entries in film and screenplay entries in various genres. Selection is competitive and awards are given by merit. The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is a 501(c) (3) organization. For more information on tickets, screenings and sponsorships, log on to www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com. That’s a wrap!
ART August 25: Butler Longhorn Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m. for Monarch Academy and Classes for Fall, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com August 1 – Sept. 9: Bodies Revealed Exhibit, Moody Gardens, Discovery Pyramid, 1 Hope Blvd, 1-800-582-4673, www.moodygardens.org
PHOTOGRAPHY August 14 & 28: Bay Area Photo Club, Location to be announced due to move of TAACCL, email for information; email@example.com . www.bayareaphotoclub.org
MUSIC & FILM August 9: Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Nassau Hilton, Call for information on sponsorships 281-3335804, gulfcoastfilmfest.com
Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10::30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.; ~ Special Display for the month: In conjunction with the Gulf Coast Film Festival, there will be special displays and presentations on books about films, film history and the art of film making. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, Call for more information, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W. Walker, League City La Porte Library: Tuesday is Story Time with Mr. Mark at
August 11: Ezra Charles Concert, 8:00 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office St., Galveston, For tickets call 409-763-7173, www.thegrand.com
August 18: Luau Fundraiser - Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, August 6 & 7: Auditions 7 p.m. for Love, Sex & the IRS, 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickinson, www.bayareaharbourplayhouse.com 281337-SHOW August 26 & 27: Auditions for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 7p.m., Clear Creek Country Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, www.clearcountrycreektheatre.org 382-335-5228 August 24 – September 16: Gypsy, Pasadena Little Theatre, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 8 p,m. & Sun. 3 p.m., 4318 Allen Genoa Rd, Pasadena www.pasadenalittletheatre.org 713-941-1758
10:15 a.m.; Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net
MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8 a.m. - 9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431
Library Story Times for Children
RAFA’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Tickets are on sale now, for $10 General Admission and can be purchased by calling 281-480-1466 or visiting RAFA during Summer Office Hours (Mon-Thurs 1-8PM and Fri 1-4PM). Tickets will be available at the door, based on availability. Thursday, August 2 ............................7:30PM Friday, August 3 ..................................7:30PM Saturday, August 4 ................2PM & 7:30PM Sunday, August 5 ......................................2PM Friday, August 10 ................................7:30PM Saturday, August 11 ..............2PM & 7:30PM Sunday, August 12 ....................................2PM Performances will take place at RAFA's Oliver Theatre (17170 Mill Forest Road in Webster) Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com August 25: Open House, 1-4 p.m. Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space Memorabilia: Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org.
August 11: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show – 7:00 p.m., Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org
CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR
League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday - Friday. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Warbird Rides available. Call for more information. San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. - 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday - Sunday; 409 6th St. N., Texas City, 409-643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabo ut.htm Email Domino Taylor, to be in Art Calendar firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dripping with Colors
Featured Artist: Hunter Ratcliff
By Kelley Dawson Hunter Ratcliff’s wax dripping paintings not only represent a unique form of art- they are magnificent to behold. After years of participating in sports, Ratcliff was inspired by an influential high school art teacher and thus began his artistic career. Ratcliff started out designing posters for music festivals. He said the music scene “really encouraged his art and paid his way for the festivals.” Ratcliff has performed at many live art shows for his poster art as well as his newest creations, wax drip paintings. A few years ago, having noticed the beautiful way that wax dripped off the candles of his homemade wine bottle candle holder, Ratcliff thought up a way to capture the same effect on canvas. He also perfected the technique to replicate tree-scapes. The wax drippings duplicate a colorful and serene Fall forest setting. Ratcliff explained that creating trees with wax seemed possible and the pieces turned out well. “Everyone wanted a tree,” he said. The tree drippings are one of the two different styles Ratcliff creates with wax drippings. The other style he calls “up and down.” Ratcliff said tapered candles work best for his creations. He prefers the candles colored all the way through versus color-coated candles. To start the paintings, Ratcliff lays out the candles by color and builds a mental picture of the final project. He then takes each candle and drips it into a deliberate pattern up and down the canvas. Ratcliff stated he takes care to control the balance of color. The wax drippings are literally three dimensional and seem incredibly tangible. Therefore, he coats each painting with a polyurethane to keep them intact. His art has been compared to Encaustic painting which is an ancient form of painting with melted beeswax mixed with pigments. Ratcliff’s wax paintings take a tremendous amount of patience and time to complete. The more simple yet colorful “up and down”
pieces can take up to twenty hours and are made with thirty to fifty candles. It’s a much longer process for the tree dripping paintings as Ratcliff twists the canvas for more depth of color and texture. He stated the tree paintings can take forty to fifty hours of labor including the initial drawing to the wax dripping. “It’s therapeutic art. It takes lots of time,” said Ratcliff. Though he added he is happy to see a piece go to a good home. To see a time-lapse video of his Earth and Time wax drip painting visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEkUkMOcQoA and to see more of his art at www.facebook.com/pages/Hunter-RatcliffArt/192541414095048
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Weekends on the Water
A Special Guide To CLEAR LAKE & GALVESTON About the Clear Lake/Bay Area: Located midway between the skyscrapers of Houston and the beaches of Galveston, the NASA, Clear Lake/Bay Area is a unique area featuring the home of manned space flight and the third largest boating market in the nation. Although big city excitement and island beaches are each just minutes away, the Clear Lake/Bay Area has been described as the “Jewel of Houston” and is full of attractions of its own. Boating activities and water recreation provide hours of fun and relaxation in the presence
of the water's natural beauty. Surrounded by water, the land is fertile and offers lush foliage including many evergreen trees and plants. In addition to the area’s natural beauty, technology and history are woven together at the Johnson Space Center, where our nation's astronauts are trained and each manned space flight is monitored. The facility offers an official visitors center, better known as Space Center Houston. This area is also home to a surprisingly high number of quality restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs – including many overlooking the water and accessible via boat. Clear Lake is also a live music lover’s paradise with more than 40 venus offering live performances on a regular basis. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is also geared toward families with a number of amusement parks, game facilities and family festivals.
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www.WeekendsontheWater.com The SCENE Magazine recently launched a new mobile and online guide to the Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Galveston Island entertainment districts. Located at www.weekendsonthewater.com, the new guide compliments the print edition of The SCENE with content and guides on dining, nightlife, cultural arts, events, attractions, lodging and more. This new site is part of a new campaign aimed at promoting the communities along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay as a tourist destination. The SCENE is the official guide to the Clear Lake, Bay Area and Galveston Entertainment Districts. Look for our special Convention & Visitors Bureau racks in hotels and visitors centers.
Baytown’s Pirates Bay Waterpark – Fun for the Family Pirates Bay Water Park, located at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex, 5300 East Road in Baytown, is a Caribbean themed 3-acre water park. Operated by the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department, the family-friendly resort-styled park opened the summer of 2010. Pirates Bay features attractions for everyone with a large and colorful Pirate themed water play center, complete with a large dumping bucket and an awesome array of spray nozzles, and water guns; a 671 foot long lazy river and two large slide towers. Tower activities include fun for both the little ones and daredevils with everything from run-outs to racing tubes. Beach-style “zero-entry” pools (gradually sloping from the deck into the water, becoming deeper with each step, in the manner of a natural beach) is ideal for older people or families with young children.
The park’s feature attraction is the Flowrider surfing machine. The Flowrider provides an endless moving mountain of water with all the excitement of ocean surfing that will challenge all who enter. Surfer boys and girls will ride the waves with an audience, as two covered bleachers flank the machine. The park also includes a climbing wall, a small rectangular pool for lap swimming and programs such as swim lessons and water volleyball. A concession stand providing tasty burgers and other snacks is near covered picnic areas, inviting visitors to rest between activities. An air conditioned meeting room is available year-round for rentals for family reunions and company outings. The park also offers three large picnic pavilions available for rentals for birthday parties or family get-togethers. Visit www.baytown.org/piratesbay for more information or call Pirates Bay Waterpark at 281-422-1150.
Mark Your Calendars! A reminder of upcoming events not to miss.
Clear Lake Sailboat Races Wednesdays thru Oct. • Clear Lake
Music Festival By The Bay
Gulf Coast Film Festival
Sept. 7-8 • Carlos Garza Park, Texas City
Sept. 13-16 • Multiple Locations
Boogie, Blues & Brews Sept. 21-23 • Walter Hall Park
Ballunar Liftoff Festival
15th Annual Jazz Festival
Sept. 28 - 30 • NASA/Johnson Space Center
Sept. 29 - 30 • Kemah Boardwalk
Texas Coast Boat Show Oct. 12-14 • Galveston Yacht Basin
The SCENE FEST October 18 • Clear Lake Park
AHA Heartwalk Oct. 27 • Kemah Boardwalk
Lone Star Motorcycle Rally
Oak Tree Festival October 6 & 7 • League Park, League City
Wings Over Houston Airshow October 27-28 • Ellington Field
Nov. 1 - 4 • Galveston Island
Space Center Houston presents
Curiosity: Seven Minutes Of Terror! 9 p.m. Sunday (until 2am), August 5th Be among the first humans on Earth to receive Curiosity’s signal from Mars! On Sunday, August 5, Space Center Houston invites the public be a part of the live Mars landing! The Martian invasion begins with “seven minutes of terror,” when the Curiosity rover will automatically execute a complex and dangerous series of maneuvers to land on the red planet – with no communications with Earth! Mars expert, Astronaut Stan Love, will offer a special presentation during this historic event. Space Center Houston offers an action-
packed night with special exhibits, speakers and activities. Special activities include: a LEGO® Mars Rover building contest, a 3D Mars wall, Mars themed educational challenges, Mars expert presentations throughout the night, regular exhibits and attractions, and a celebratory pancake breakfast! Special discounted tickets are available at www.spacecenter.org/ MarsLanding .html for only $4.95. Tickets will be $9.95 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. with special events and activities until 2 a.m.
New Texas Coast Boat & Outdoor Show coming to Galveston The Texas Coast Boat & Outdoor Show will take place in October to celebrate the redevelopment and refurbishment of one of Galveston’s oldest landmarks - the Galveston Yacht Basin. This grand “festival”, taking place from October 12-14, at the Galveston Yacht Basin, will feature over 100 boats in the water, power and sail, with many ready to demo right there at the dock, plus a huge onshore exhibition of some of today’s finest watercraft, RV’s and Motor Homes, alongside fishing gear, marine accessories, gadgets and water toys and all things outdoor! The event will also include the action packed National TriHull Powerboat Championship, taking place in view of Show attendees, plus a “Mardi Gras” style Boat Show Parade on Saturday morning along the Seawall, featuring some of the fastest offshore powerboats in the USA. A redfish tournament weigh-in, live bands on stage, food and beverages at realistic prices will complete this three days of fun in the sun in the great City of Galveston. The event organizers are also working closely with the Galveston Historical Society to create fund raising opportunities to assist with the repairs aboard the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, the official Tall Ship of Texas. Exhibit space reservations are currently being taken and the organizers are recruiting sponsors for the event. Sponsors presently include GEICO, Del Papa Budweiser and MustangCAT. A list of exhibitors and available exhibit space is available on the website: www.texascoastboatshow.com For further information on participation please contact: 561.842.8808 or email: email@example.com
Featured Attractions 1. Space Center Houston Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the U.S. manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Operating Hours: 9am-7pm (Weekdays); 9am-7pm (Weekends). Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-474-9700.
1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100
2. MOODY GARDENS
6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS
10. ELLINGTON FIELD
14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY
1 Hope Blvd. (Galveston)..800-582-4673
3523 Highway 134 ..........281-479-2431
510 Ellington Field ........713-847-4200
6310 Avenue T. ............409-925-1401
3. KEMAH BOARDWALK
7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM
11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT
15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR
710 4th Street ..............281-334-9880
2002 Terminal Dr. ......409-740-7722
One Monument Circle ......281-479-2421
2500 South Shore Blvd.....281-334-1000
8. GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER
12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER
16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS
2026 Lockheed ............409-770-9283
2501 Seawall Blvd. ....1.855.789.7437
Texas 35 and Mustang ....281-388-1134
1150 Big League Dreams...281-316-3400
5. CLEAR CREEK WINERY
9. PIRATES BAY WATER PARK
13. ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CTR. 17. GULF GREYHOUND PARK
709 Harris Ave. (Kemah)..281-334-8300
5300 East Road (Baytown) ..281-422-1150
8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551
1000 FM 2004..............409-986-9500
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18. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . . .281-471-5020 19. BAY FOREST GOLF COURSE 1900 South R Street (La Porte) . . . .281-471-4653 20. PINE GULLY PARK 535 Pine Gully Rd. @ Todville (Seabrook) . . . . . .281-474-3286 21. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 22. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE 806 NASA Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-333-0579 23. BUTLER’S LONGHORN MUSEUM 1220 Coryell (League City) . .281-332-1393 24. HELEN’S GARDEN/HISTORIC LC Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . .281-338-7339 25. THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE 2100 Caroline St. (Dickinson) . .281-337-2021
26. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 27. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 28. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 29. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 30. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . . .281-334-0521
31. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 32. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 33. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Galveston . . . . . . .713- 629-3700 34. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 35. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 36. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 37. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 38. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 39. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 40. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114
41. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 42. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 43. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 44. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 45. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 46. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 47. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500 48. BBVA COMPASS STADIUM 2200 Texas Avenue . . . .713-276-7500 49. DOWNTOWN HOUSTON AQUARIUM 410 Bagby .713-223-3474 50. HOUSTON ZOO 6200 Hermann Park Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .713-533-6500
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1. 146 Roadhouse ............................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 2. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge..................15210 Hwy 3 3. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ........700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 4. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 5. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 6. Beach House ....................731 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 7. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 8. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ........2660 Marina Bay Drive 9. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 10. Big Ben ............................................20237 Gulf Freeway 11. Boondoggles ..................................4106 NASA Parkway 12. Bullrito’s ....................1820 Nasa Parkway (Nassau Bay) 13. Bullrito’s ..................12617 Underwood Road (La Porte) 14. Bullrito’s ........................3709 Center Street (Deer Park) 15. Bullrito’s............4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy (Pasadena) 16. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 17. Cafe Under The Oaks ..........615 E Main Street (FM 518) 18. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 19. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 20. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. Coastal Crossing Grill ......113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 24. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 25. Coffee Oasis ....................................4650 Nasa Parkway 26. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 27. Cuisine of India ................................1212 Nasa Parkway 28. Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille ............11500 Space Center 29. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..................3612 W. Main Street 30. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 31. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 32. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 33. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 34. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 35. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 36. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 37. Fatty’s..................................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) 38. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 39. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 40. Fox and Hound ................................12802 Gulf Freeway
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41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 44. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 45. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 46. Jackie B’s Sports.Spirits..................352 N. Gulf Freeway 47. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 48. Kahuna Joe’s ..................812 East Main Street (FM 518) 49. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 50. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 51. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 52. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 53. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 54. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 55. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 56. Latitudes Restaurant ........1817 Ave K (San Leon) NEW! 57. Luna’s Restaurant (Hilton) ............3000 NASA Parkway 58. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 59. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 60. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 61. Mamacita’s - Clear Lake........................515 E Nasa Rd 1 62. Mamacita’s - Pasadena ..............7325 Spencer Highway 63. Maribelle’s ....................................3136-C NASA Road 1 64. Mario’s Italian • Seabrook ......1304 Bayport (HWY146) 65. Mario’s Italian • Webster ................618 NASA Parkway 66. Masa Sushi Fusion ..............................977 Nasa Road 1 67. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ............................1804 W. FM 646 69. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe ........18033 Upper Bay Rd. 70. Mely’s - League City......2951 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094) 71. Merlion on 4th ........................................1301 4th Street 72. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar 20911 Gulf Freeway, Suite A 73. Monkey Bar ..........................................605 6th Street C 74. Nick’s Pizza, Pasta & Gelato 210 S. Hwy 3 (League City) 75. Noah’s Ark Restaurant..............4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 76. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 77. Palapa’s......................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 78. Pelican Grill ..................3142 Nasa Parkway (Seabrook) 79. Pier 27 Tavern ................3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 80. Pizza King ........................103 Davis Road (League City) 81. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive
82. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ... 83. Pomodoro’s Italian Restaurant & 84. Roger’s Bar & Grill ............1271 85. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4 86. San Luis Resort ........................5 87. Scout Bar ................................... 88. Sherlock’s................................... 89. Signature Bistro ..........1918 NA 90. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 91. Smoking J’s ....................550 FM 92. South Shore Harbour Resort..250 93. Sporting News Bar & Grill ......... 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................102 95. Sudie’s ..............................352 G 96. Terrace Cafe ....................609 Br 97. Tequila Mia’s ............................... 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................12 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Paint Pub ..1840 NASA Par 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. Three Oaks Fine Wines ............ 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ........... 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 .......... 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 108. Tookie’s ................................... 109. Topwater Grill ......................81 110. T-bone Tom’s............................ 111.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 112. Union Tavern ............................ 113. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ..... 114. Zone 504 .................................
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TEXAS NAVY SQUADRON FORMED IN SEABROOK Governor Rick Perry, Commander in Chief of the Texas Navy, has authorized a Texas Navy Squadron to be formed in Seabrook at Lakewood Yacht Club. It is named the Sam Houston Squadron in honor of President Sam Houston, the first Commander in Chief of the original Texas Navy in 1836. An organizational meeting was held in June at Lakewood Yacht Club with 39 Admirals and members attending. Past Commodore and Admiral Don Genitempo was elected Fleet Admiral and Admiral Newly elected officers Fleet Admiral Marsha Taylor was elected Execu- Don Genitempo, Executive Officer of tive Officer. The Admirals attend- the Squadron Marsha Taylor and Texas Navy Admiral Jack Thomas. ing were designated “Plank Owners”, a term used to designate the first crew when a U.S. Navy ship is commissioned. These admirals are entitled to wear the Texas Navy Lone Star Medal. On Saturday, September 22, 22 admirals and wives will be visiting the Sam Houston Squadron at Lakewood Yacht Club for dinner. These Admirals are from the Nimetz Squadron in Dallas and the Jeremiah Brown Squadron in Fort Worth. All social functions of the Squadron will be open to Lakewood members and their guests. “We plan to have an installation of officer’s ceremony on the evening of Friday, October 5,” explained Past Commodore Jack Thomas who instigated the formation of the squadron. State Representative John Davis will perform the installation ceremony. All Texas Navy personnel throughout the state of Texas will be invited to this ceremony.
“Rules of the Road” Boating Class: Aug. 25 Lakewood Yacht Club’s Captain’s Roundtable Chairman Gene Harris has announced that Capt. Stephen Polk will present a program concerning “Rules of the Road” in relationship to dealing with commercial traffic on the waterways. The program will be held on Saturday, August 25, 9 to 11 am in Lakewood Yacht Club’s ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. The program is free and open to the public. All boaters and nonboaters are invited; Lakewood will provide refreshments. Capt. Polk supervises Seaman’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Center for Maritime Education. “Capt. Polk’s discussion of the effect of the large ships now being utilized in the ship channel is scary, “explained Harris. “Presently, both the speed and the size of the ships impact not only the channel but Galveston Bay itself.” Please RSVP for this program at 281-474-2511 so that Lakewood Yacht Club will be prepared to properly serve the attendees.
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Nice Guy City Manager is Celtic Tiger in the Cage Photo by Jonathan Irvin, Enigma
By Sue Mayfield Geiger At 43-years-old, Chris Reed thought this would be a good time to get back in the game— the MMA game. The 5’10” 205 lb. father of three—known as the “Celtic Tiger” in the cage—is a former police officer, assistant police chief and now City Manager for the City of Nassau Bay. After a three-and-a-half year absence from MMA competition, he’s back. MMA—Mixed Martial Arts—is a sport that involves the use of a mixture of martial art combat techniques to win over the opponent. With striking and grappling being the most common techniques used, this is obviously not a sport for the faint of heart. With sky blue eyes and a dimpled smile, Reed does not look the part of a fierce competitor, but don’t let the looks deceive you.
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CHRIS REED Each month The SCENE will recognize a reader who manages to stay Fit To Be SCENE while living a busy and productive life. Chris Reed, the Nassau Bay City Manager who victoriously returned to the MMA Cage last month at age 43 to raise money for Hope Village is Fit To Be SCENE and shares great detail about his training, nutrition and more: “Typical training year round, not including training camp, I usually do three days per week at Crossfit Unity and 2 to 3 days training MMA. Training Camp is typically six weeks from a fight. It’s not really a camp, rather, a time period that we train differently. I used to do 10-week camps, but I have realized as I have gotten older, I have to train smarter. If I do 10 weeks, I will peak too early, and my body will start breaking down. BJJ Black belt Professor Draculino gave me great advice, he said “As we get older, you must train smarter, not harder.”
What was the driving factor that possessed you to get back in the sport of MMA? I saw where your last match was January 2009 until just last month.
I prefer Crossfit type workouts because it closely resembles my sport. The training is not slow and steady it consists of short bursts combining strength and cardio at the same time. Also it allows me to strength train without necessarily putting on extra muscle weight. I walk around 230 pounds, & I fight at 205 pounds, so I can’t afford any extra weight. Also one of the benefits at Crossfit Unity is you basically have a personal trainer at every single workout. During my training camp, I will do Crossfit 5 days per week.
Well, I’ve been wrestling since I was eight-years-old, and became involved with MMA about 13 years ago. I took about two years off, but got back into it to raise money for Hope Village in Friendswood, which provides residential and support services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Everybody has to fight for something in life, and to me, ego and money have never been my motivators—Hope Village was my motivator. Your MMA training obviously came in handy when you were a police officer. Yes, I have a Brown Belt in Judo and I’ve taken Jiu-Jitsu, but as a police officer, you don’t have to use force very often. I’ve usually been able to avoid weapons by using self-defense, so MMA has helped me tremendously. Can you explain the fighting styles allowed in MMA? Just about anything goes. But you can’t poke
MMA Training: During training camp, I will do it five to six times per week. That doesn’t always mean 100% intensity. I would say only about 3 to 4 are highly intense workouts. The others, I work on technique. This MMA training will consist of wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, and Muay Thai. I don’t usually train specifically for an opponent for a few reasons... eyes or stick fingers in someone’s mouth and the groin is a protected area. On the ground, you cannot knee your opponent in the head (although you can when standing). But if you had to compare MMA and boxing, long term injury effects are less. With boxing you wear an 8 to 14 oz. glove as opposed to a 4 oz. glove in MMA, so there’s a big difference. Like with football, there is much more evidence of brain damage in that sport than with MMA.
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FIT TO BE SCENE Fit To Be SCENE: Cont. from Previous Page ...Number 1, in our sport your opponent could change any day because of an injury. So if I was training to fight a boxer, and then two weeks out, he gets hurt, and they replace him with a Ju-jitsu guy, well the game changes. The other reason is related to my style. I am primarily a wrestler, and I push the pace, so it doesn’t really matter what my opponents style or specialty is, I do what I am going to do regardless. Nutrition is an often overlooked part of our sport, or any sport for that matter. In training camp, I use a nutritionist to design my diet and meals. I usually eat seven times per day. Now, these are very small meals, but
Nice Guy: Cont. from Previous Page What protective equipment do you wear other than the gloves? Just a mouth guard and groin protection. What sort of uniform? Trunks, no shirt, and barefoot. Do women participate in MMA? Yes, they are making big grounds right now. How is the match scored? The match is scored very similar to boxing; most are three rounds unless it is a championship fight and some will go five rounds. Most of the round time is five minutes with a minute break in between. What sort of training is involved with MMA? You are basically training your technique but you have to be in shape for it. It requires both cardio and aerobics and I usually do about a six-week training camp before a match, working out twice a day and eating about seven times a day (guided by a nutritionist). When I am not training for a match, I work out about three times a week. It is my understanding that all MMA fighters specialize really well in one aspect of mixed martial arts. What’s yours? My wrestling background. You fight in a cage—basically, an octagon chain link contraption. Is this for audience protection? Fighting against a cage as opposed to ropes lets the audience view what’s going on, but it gives us a boundary not to fall out of a safe environment. The chain link is coated in nylon. What determines the winner of a match?
spread out. The calories and nutrients are designed around that particular day, hours of training and type of workout. Oh yeah, and LOTS of water. You can imagine with the weight cut of 30 or more pounds and the training regime, how important this is for me. If I just cut calories, I would bottom out in about a week. Massage: This is my favorite part of training camp. I use Eli Carlson once per week. I really do believe in this. I seem to recover from injuries and strains much quicker, and I believe it helps to prevent them. Eli is one of the best. She understands sports, and I think that’s important. So looking at this, you see why I can’t do it for much longer. At 43, the fights are the easy part, but the training camps are grueling. It’s very hard to go six weeks and not get injured. I am very fortunate that I workout at Crossfit with my doctor, Shaun Holt. He gives me great advice and helps me through my training. If you do get hurt, it’s important to know if it’s something you can work around or if you need to give it a break. Having him in my camp gives me that comfort.”
1) By submission 2) Unconsciousness or 3) By decision of the three judges.
Chris Reed’s next fight is with Legacy Fighting Championships on September 14 at Arena Theater in Houston. Get tickets at www.cagetix.com and select “Legacy Fighting Championships 14” then select “Chris Reed” as the fighter.
You won the IXFA (International Extreme Fighting Association) match on July 7 in the first round in just 45 seconds at Delta Downs in Louisiana. What sort of title is that win called?
son I’m drawn to this sport is because this is the best way for me to reassure myself that I can still be protective.
It was basically a promotion win; we weren’t fighting for a belt. I do have a Heavyweight Championship belt with Katana (a different league than IXFA).
When is your next match and how long do you think you will continue to compete?
Your opponent in that match, Jeremy McCombs, is a BJJ Purple Belt. What does that mean exactly and what is your status in relation to that?
Why are you called the Celtic Tiger? Because I’m Irish and pace in the cage.
September 14 at the Arena Theater in Houston. Re competing—whenever I feel like I can’t do it anymore. Fighting is the easy part—it’s the training camps that are difficult because you risk injury.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A championship belt is different from that, so his purple belt is not related to IXFA, just his style of fighting. What is your IXFA record? Five and one. I broke my leg in the one loss. (Note: Doctors and ETM personnel are at every match. The matches are state regulated akin to boxing.) It sounds like a pretty aggressive sport. Are you an aggressive person? No, not at all. It is hard for people to understand. There is no emotion when you’re fighting—it’s a chess match basically and full of strategy. So, you are more of a competitive type as opposed to aggressive type? Yes. And I think I do this because I have a protective nature. My biggest fear is that I will be somewhere and something will happen to someone and I will physically not be able to do something. So, the rea-
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Beats and Boxing Fundraiser Congratulations to everyone involved in transforming the Mall of the Mainland into Caesars Palace for the “Brawl at the Mall” – an evening of boxing benefitting a great cause. Special props to John Delesandri of Dempsey’s, who not only helped put on the event, but returned to the ring for the first time in nine years scoring a first-round knockout in the main event.
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Get GRITTY For Some Great Causes… GRITTY GODDESS Women’s 5K Obstacle/Mud Run Are you ready to “Get Gritty” for some great causes? On Saturday, November 3, the Gritty Goddess women’s obstacle run takes place at Moody Gardens in Galveston. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Houston, Girls On The Run of Greater Houston, and The Rainbow Connection (a camp for children fighting cancer and their siblings). “We chose our charities carefully, because we wanted to make sure that the money we donate/raise stays in the Greater Houston/Galveston communities,” says Claire Jordan, Event Co-Director. Participants who want to do even more can also create their own fundraising pages for these charities. The 5k (3.1-mile) course through Moody Gardens will include 25 obstacles, and incorporate mud, water, foam, bubbles, snow, and fog. “There will be lots of fun surprises along the way,” says Jordan. The course incorporates the lazy river at Palm Beach, land along the shore of Offats Bayou, and even has “Temptation Island” where participants can take a break from the course for some pampering. The Gritty Goddess is non-competitive, so participants can go at their own speed, and skip obstacles they may not be comfortable completing. Waves of 150 participants will go off every 15 minutes starting at 9 a.m., and each wave bears the name of a famous goddess like Aphrodite, Athena and Venus. Women can join the “Sisterhood of the Soil” as an individual, or form a team and do the course with friends, family or co-workers. “We encourage teams to come up with funny names and dress up in costume,” says Jordan. After completing the course, women can change clothes, relax and enjoy a “Sundae-Muddy-Sundae” – a build-your-own Blue Bell ice cream sundae, the Michelob Ultra bier garten, and live music throughout the day. Saturday evening participants will also be treated to the “Sisterhood of the Soil Soiree”, an after party with live music and fireworks on Palm Beach. “This event is all about camaraderie, stepping out of your comfort zone, and most of all having a blast,” says Jordan. Although the minimum age to participate is 14 years old, the 3:45 p.m. wave of the Gritty Goddess is for the GRITTY GIRLS age 8-13 who want to complete the full 5k obstacle course with their mother, aunt, older sister or female guardian – called the GODDESS + NYMPH CHALLENGE. At 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon there is also the GRITTY KIDS, a shorter 1k obstacle/mud run for both boys and girls. For more information about the event and the charities, please visit www.grittygoddess.com and/or LIKE “Gritty Goddess obstacle run” on Facebook.
THE BEACH HUT: THE BEACH LOVERS’ DREAM COME TRUE and were good at and make it our own.”
By Rae Drady
The Beach Hut is comprised of an outdoor tropical bar and grill, with dining outside on the beach side of the building, as well as a gift shop and beach supply store inside on the Seawall side of the building. They have live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and are quickly becoming recognized as not only a bar and restaurant, but a good venue for music. Their porch was the stage for the 2nd Annual Music Unity Freedom Festival during spring break in midMarch 2012 (which featured HR of Bad Brains and many other bands), and was also home to the Memorial Day Beach Hut Bash music festival.
Sit back, relax, enjoy the beach air, and watch the waves roll in. There are many places along the Seawall in Galveston to enjoy the end of the summer. However, The Beach Hut, at 8th and Seawall, is the only bar on the beach side, with steps going right down from their palapa onto the sand in a very kidfriendly and dog-friendly beach setting.
Lee says, “One of my goals was to support local music. That’s why we have live music on the weekends. There are some tremendously talented musicians in the area. We have had some great shows here and made some good friends.”
With a beach volleyball court, affordable food options, swings and a beach bowling alley beneath the building, frozen drinks, an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand, live music on the weekends, and more, The Beach Hut provides a memorable experience for any beach-goer. No wonder it has become a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike who are into events like bicycle pub crawls, music festivals and beach volley ball tournaments.
Open every day of the week from 11 a.m. until the last person leaves (weather permitting), The Beach Hut’s menu is a blend of American and Beach cuisine. According to their Facebook (#TheBeachHutGalveston) page, their mission is to showcase “the freshest local seafood, meats and produce. The fare is exciting, innovative and eclectic! The Beach Hut Galveston was conceived to evoke the feel of a beach cafe where the Galveston Island surfers, locals and tourists would relax after a day spent in paradiseGalveston Island… Menu is all fresh, all the time. We make our own salsa, queso and fry our own tortilla chips. Great shrimp and fish tacos. Burgers are the best on the island.”
Owners, Lee and Angela Hunter took over The Beach Hut at the end of October last year, and relocated to their own dream of paradise. Lee says, “We are originally from Dallas. We met while working at the American Airlines Center, where the Stars and the Mavericks play. We were managers running different food and beverage departments. Angela ran 36 concession stands, and I ran the Jack Daniel’s Club and the Platinum Club. Later, I was GM for the double affiliate of the Texas Rangers for their F&B (food and beverage) and Retails. She ran concessions for Pizza Hut Park. It was our dream to own a bar on the beach. We began looking in other cities, but this place was an opportunity that was perfect for us. Galveston became our home. [We love] the weather and the beach. We have a great view at work every day. “
Of the menu, Lee says, “Receiving compliments on our food is another thing I enjoy. The kitchen staff works very hard to make sure that our guests enjoy it.” Lee and Angela are the kind of “hands-on owners” that are often seen clearing tables and personally taking care of customers. They are full of energy. Maybe that is because they are living their tropical paradise dream. About their choice of Galveston as the place they are investing their future in, Angela says, “My favorite thing about Galveston is Galveston. It is a beautiful island. There is so much history here. I have met so many wonderful people.”
Angela adds, “We always talked about someday owning our own bar on the beach. We started looking a few years ago. We would plan vacations around looking at a place that we could someday own. We found this location and knew that it was something we could build and develop into our dream. It just happened to be in Galveston. For the last 16 years, we have been in corporate food sales working large sporting venues, stadiums, and ballparks. We wanted to take something we knew how to do
“The Beach Hut is a place to hang out, meet new people, and listen to great local music. You can relax and enjoy the ocean view and we have the best place to do that,” adds Angela. So, enjoying an umbrella drink from The Beach Hut’s full bar (served in a souvenir coconut shell), or dancing to local band’s groove should be on the “island time” agenda for your next trip to the Galveston.
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Hooked4Life @ Scout Bar
Super Bob @ Scout Bar
TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE Was a good one this month with 94.5 FM Texas Music Buzz Night and A.D. Rountree at Scout Bar. We caught up with former Magazine drummer, Justin Benson, and his new Houston-based band Hooked4Life. These guys are scoring considerable air time on the San Diego radio dial and were the warm up act for Super Bob’s return to Texas. Earning the title of Honorary Texans for the evening, this D.C.area group had some of the funniest jumping happening. The content between these two bands couldn't be more different, yet both shared the ability for greatsounding, energetic presentations and joy for the music. It was an interesting blend in one evening which can only be Tour Super Bob @ Scout Bar Stop Clear Lake.
Guilty By Association @ Latitudes
Marshall Tucker Band @ Baytown 4th of July
Trapt @ Scout Bar
Dykes on Bikes @ Union Tavern
Hooked4Life @ Scout Bar
Chris Hardy & Friends @ Union Tavern
Marshall Tucker Band @ Baytown 4th of July
Elevate the Son @ TAACL
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By Rae Drady The local music SCENE has been on Fire lately and Borde Room Entertainment is stoking the flames! “The Bee Room,” Bay Area Media Services (BAMS) and SCENE Studios are excited to announce the printing of Guitar Strings and Sailboat Things, an interactive publication by Marc Borde and The Crew about their 38-day sailing musical tour last summer. The first-edition printing of this book, which promotes creativity, adventure, sports and entertainment is expected to be completed before the end of August. This is a first-of-its-kind publication because Borde and The Crew share their epic voyage, filled with adventure on the high seas, through a cutting-edge approach to storytelling by introducing a new “high-tech” type of book that includes downloadable music (an album recorded on the sailboat), interactive Quick React Codes linking to bonus content. An app for IOS devices (iPhone/iPad) is also under development. The Crew successfully completed their “Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things” tour in mid-August 2011, playing 33 shows in 38 days while traveling over 300 miles along the Texas coast at ports from Seabrook to Corpus Christi and back. This book chronicles their journey. The chapters consist of shorts stories and Captain’s and First Mate travel log entries, and the interactive content features including interviews with the members, performance footage, and more. The narrative ranges from the tour’s “test runs” during the Clear Lake sailboat races on Wednesday nights, to bicycle accidents and a man overboard. The Crew became a band in the summer of 2011 for the purpose of doing a music tour by sailboat with members of three Boogie Blues & Brews •From Page 50 He was a founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and has been singing and leading his Tilt-a-Whirl band for nearly 20 years. His newest release is titled: Blues, Ballads and Favorites. Marcia Ball is a Texas-born, Louisianaraised pianist/vocalist/songwriter. Ball is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage. Ball's groove-
local bands. Captain Marc Borde (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion), First Mate Ryan Beard (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion), and Deck Hand Blake Plsek (banjo, percussion, vocals) are the primary members of The Crew, but they often collaborate with other musicians at shows. The seeds for this tour and book were first being planted when Borde had the opportunity to develop his love for sailing with his father as a child in Trinidad. When asked recently how he came up with the idea of doing a musical tour all via sailboat and bicycle, Borde said, “It has always been a dream of mine to one day incorporate those things (sailing and music) together, although the way I visualized it in my dream wasn’t exactly the way we did it. I pictured a bigger boat and more organized trip… But I also did it out of necessity because I had to get rid of my truck. All I owned at the time was a bicycle, a sailboat, a guitar and some PA equipment, and a surfboard. I was trying to make the best use of the tools and resources that I had.” Borde added, “I was really inspired by Captain Liz Clark, reading her blog. She had been sailing around the world alone, surfing different breaks, and I figured if she could do it, I could do it.” “Upon returning to Galveston, I bought the Book by Joshua Slocum Sailing Around the World Alone. It’s an awesome book describing his travels and adventure, and after people read my Captain's log, they said it was interesting, and they wanted to hear more. I wrote one short story and laden New Orleans boogie and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-ofa-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. Encouraging the whole family to come out and enjoy the weekend entertainment, seniors over 65 and children under 12 will receive free admission all weekend! The Galveston County Food Bank, Bay Area Habitat for Humanity and Clear Creek Environmental Foundation have been se-
they liked it, and it got good reviews. So I figured I might as well push it further, and write it all down. It was something to do with my time after I got back from the trip.” Borde will soon be releasing the dates and locations of the first leg of a national acoustic tour supporting the release of the book. The original voyage had multiple purposes, and the book and promotional tour will now continue to promote those positive ideas that Borde feels passionate about, including Texas music, sailing, green/environmental awareness, teamwork and the businesses and people of the local coastal communities. Some of the music venues and companies mentioned in the book, and friends and family members of the musicians, are receiving special recognition in the publication as part of sponsoring the first edition printing to help make the project possible. For more information go to www.Marc Borde.com or www.The BeeRoom.com. lected as charities that will receive a portion of revenues from the event. Boogie Blues & Brews is a City of League City event made possible through the generous support of sponsors; Advantage BMW Clear Lake, Dienst Distributing, Shiner Bock, and Lone Star Beer. Additional marketing support was received from local hotel and motel tax dollars, generated to encourage tourism and to further promote arts and entertainment in League City.
THE LAST HOUR: High Powered Alternative Rock By Rhonda Meredith The Last Hour, an original alternative modern rock band that originally formed in North Carolina, has emerged as a favorite on the local music scene. Earlier in the year, Travis Comer (founder, vocals, and guitar) recruited local musicians Jeffrey Smith (guitar) and Brett Cardiff (bass), and reunited with former band mate Paul Salas (drums) to resurrect The Last Hour in the Houston area. Their first performance together was in March, 2012 at the “Best of Houston Showcase” at the SXSW Festival in Austin. “We literally had one six-hour band practice before the show,” said Smith. “But it didn’t seem that long… We all just clicked.” The Last Hours’ debut went very well and it was sign of positive things to come… “Getting the right group of musicians together isn’t easy sometimes,” says Comer. “You have to find like-minded individuals with talent and ambition to make it work.” After meeting Smith and Cardiff through mutual friends, Comer knew they would compliment his vision for the group. Salas moving from North Carolina to Texas was also meant to be. “I quit my
job, cashed in my 401k, and haven’t looked back,” says Salas, who also goes by the nickname “Latin Lover.” As most bands struggle to find the time to practice, work, Scan for Bonus Material and maintain their sanity, The THE LAST HOUR Last Hour’s members are committed to achieving it all. They practice up to 4x a week to make the current songs tight as well as create new music, and blow off steam by hanging out with the fifth member of the band… Jack Daniel’s. “There is a brotherly vibe,” says Cardiff. “And we know the distinction between working hard and playing hard. There is a time for both.” The Last Hour’s first CD, A Month of Sundays, was recorded with different backing musicians from North Carolina. Comer originally formed the band in 2005 and released this CD in November, 2008. The band dissolved in 2010 when Comer moved to Texas. “When I arrived I started giving out copies of my EP to promote myself. People took interest so I decided to bring back The Last Hour… During 2011, I recorded two demos for two new songs. A special thanks goes to George Thomas III and Charlie Carlisle for helping me resurrect The Last Hour before Paul Salas re-joined this year,” says Comer. The Last Hour has a unique dynamic to their sound. Anyone who is looking for some new music for their CD player would benefit from giving this band a good listen.
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Songs from the first CD are huge medium paced rock anthems with hooks, grooves and swagger to spare. The live show is dramatic with tempo changes courtesy of the engine supplied by Cardiff’s bass and Salas’ drum beats, soaring chorus lines sung by Comer and heavy guitar riffs by Smith blow through the sound boundaries and tear it apart with a really convincing display of high-powered alternative rock.
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The band makes a good impact. The result of their efforts is a fresh, rock sound that harbors between classic grunge and modern alternative rock. This coupled with the well arranged vocals gives this “new” band a particular, varying sound. The Last Hour is currently gearing up to release a new EP out at the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.
Already, 94.5 The Buzz has their original song “Blinded By Her Eyes” on its Sunday night rotation and “Vampire” is being played on College Station’s 103.9 FM. The Last Hour has shared the stage with national recording artists Candlebox, Days of the New, and Rehab and most recently Trapt. They are currently gearing up for an August show with Parabelle on August 18 and September 2 with The Hunger. Both shows are at Scout Bar. The Last Hour is also looking forward to couple of Texas tour dates with 10 Years and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. For booking information, contact Ryan Mcguire at McG Management at Rmcguire2185@gmail.com.
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AUGUST 11 • 7PM 1st Texans Home Game! Hot Dogs & Grilling on the deck for the game!
SEPTEMBER 2 • 8PM Courtney’s 32nd Birthday Party. Wear your best “wife beater” tee.
SEPTEMBER 3 • 3PM
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Labor Day Party... BBQ on the deck!!! Bring a side and get a free well drink!!!
$10 BUCKETS: MON, WED, SUN MON. Original band night TUES: $1.50 Wells All Day WED & SUN: CLIFF’S KARAOKE THURS: Open Mic Night (musicians get happy hour pricing)
FRI: $3.50 Crowns SUNDAYS: Amanda’s famous Bloody Marys
the scene’s martini madness TUACA LEMON DROP – Tuaca is a 100% natural liqueur with authentic Italian roots, flavored with vanilla and citrus. Add the fresh fruity lemon flavor (with a hint of lemon peel) of Absolut Citron vodka and a splash of Sweet & Sour. Rim the glass with sugar, garnish with a slice of lemon and now you have gone beyond the usual! CASIANO – Created by Marion, one of Zone 504’s very creative bartenders, as a tribute to a soldier who is proudly serving overseas. This layered drink starts with the natural taste of juicy concord grapes from Three Olives Grape imported English vodka mixed with the smooth, fresh coconut flavor from the original Malibu Rum. Use just a bit of Sweet & Sour for texture and give it a good shake. The bottom layer is a slow pour of Grenadine’s blood-red pomegranate syrup. Then mix the vibrant color of Blue Curacao orange flavored liqueur with the maximum strength of Bacardi 151 rum and pour to finish the drink. (It’s the rum that pushes the liqueur up to the top layer.) This visual pleasing beverage tastes like a sno-cone! CARRIBI – This refreshing concoction is the dynamic blend of Suntory Midori liqueur and Absolut Mandarin vodka. Midori’s raw flavor is made from premium melon mainly from Yubari, Japan. Absolut Mandarin is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and doesn’t contain Martinis were prepared at: any added sugar. Splash Sweet & Sour and garnish with an orange. The mellow, fruity character ZONE 504 of this drink is compatible with any item on Zone 10504 Kipp Ave. in Kemah 504’s late night Caribbean-style food menu.
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HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM
(Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine
$5 12-oz. Rib Eye & Fries $9.95 12-oz. Ribeye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks $1.50 Ritas & Kazis
THURSDAY SPECIALS: $3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8-piece Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas
Various Food Specials
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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 51 COOL OLYMPICS Hourglass @ HANGOUTS - Would Cock-Eyed be places where the Seagull house A/C is as cold as the beer, the tubes are abundant and with good music to go with the cheer. “Cool” places we stopped by at this month included Cockeyed Seagull and Union Tavern – both great places especially if your A/C isn't. Aside from the Seagull’s regular Thursday night open mic, we caught the Hourglass birthday bash for Mark Fenton and Jane Head. And on the opening night of the Olympics, enjoyed the return of Michael Shanks with Rick Recckio’s Sovereign Sound group. Not a bad run... Shanks (former frontman for the Misfit Toys) has always been game when taking on new endeavors. This was something new, and with Rick pounding Michael Shanks @ on the 6-string as Cock-Eyed Seagull hard as Pete from The Who, you might get an idea of where this sound is heading. Not exactly Daltry and Townsend, but along similar lines of higher impact energy. The good stuff. Speaking of good stuff: Union Tavern has a great A/C, quality Chris Hardy pinball, St. Arnold’s & Friends @ Weedwacker on tap, great Union bartenders and a super Tavern venue to hang out and catch good music. This month, our “Outrageous Show” nominee, Dykes on Bykes, had their CD release party at Union Tavern. Their album, “Your Mom Likes My Bike,” is ultimate indie out of Big Door Studios with photos by Mark McKinney. Popular amongst Houston car and motorcycle clubs, this
Dykes on Bikes @ Union Tavern
band has a following similar in force as Come See My Dead Person, a splash of Devo in their blood, and strong enough performancewise to pull it off. Also last month at Union Tavern was Chris Hardy and Friends for Tuesday Open Mic. Starting at 10 p.m., this is one fine young and fun appreciative gathering.
Sovereign Sounds @ Cock-Eyed Seagull
Hourglass @ Cock-Eyed Seagull
We caught a powerful original debut from Ben Grafton that came to him in three different passages not making sense until woven together creating a lucid penetrating description that anybody who has seen life go by in a blink of the eye would understand. Catch that? Top shelf and rare... - Continued on Page 45
Dykes on Bikes @ Union Tavern
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is a “come-as-you-are bar” located in the heart of Seabrook at NASA Road 1 and Highway 146 – the busiest intersection in the State of Texas.
The venue’s live music stylings are as diverse as the people who come to enjoy an evening out at Fatty's. They have showcased many local rock and roll cover bands, some rock-a-billy, a little new age rock, a lot of southern rock, and country. The bands we have had so far cover popular music and play some original pieces of their own. Local talent that has performed recently is Madigan, Abraham's Tree, The Blacklight Mannequins, Rainchild, Zach Tate Band, Johnny Falstaff, The Dennis Price Band, JJ Dynomite, and acoustic bands like Southbound and Dave Owens. Local favorites Madigan and Abraham’s Tree are back at Fatty’s in August along with Modern Art. Madigan returns to Fatty’s: Saturday, August 25
Fatty's offers a fun, friendly, comfortable, and inviting atmosphere any night of the week. Mustache Karaoke is held Tuesday nights with a host fresh from Branson, Missouri. This is something new, so everyone is welcome to roll on up to Fatty's to enjoy some karaoke fun.
On Thursday nights, come join the fun at Fatty’s Open Mic and talent night giving local musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents. Fatty’s enjoyed having Dayna Steele, of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, as a guest for the open mic night recently to see the first public appearance of a new band in the area, The Jared Zolli band. Fatty's is working on hosting a battle of the bands during their open mic and talent night which management promises to be “fun and interesting.” The acoustics are fantastic at Fatty’s. The venue also offers a nice-sized raised stage in addition to some lighting. Bands wishing to book a gig at Fatty's should go in any early afternoon to speak to management. Zach Tate of the Zach Tate Band says this about Fatty’s, “Management is very cool to work with. They encourage and support local original music! Fatty’s has good live music sensibility, understands the importance of providing a good stage and working atmosphere for a band to play while still managing to keep the place at a listenable volume for customers.” Dustin Condon of Rainchild says his band has a lot of fun when performing at the venue and the Fatty’s crowd is great fun. Most of the weekend entertainment starts around 9 p.m. and a jukebox is available in between the live music. Fatty’s has both indoor and outdoor seating. All live music can be enjoyed with fabulous drink specials, too.
THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE plans to bring art to both sides of the lake at locations around the region, getting art closer to the people. Sounds good to us! While on the topic of Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack and Jeremy, we enjoyed Jeremy Bradshaw this month on the breezy outdoor stage. Without fail, Bradshaw (with his Cisco looper pedal) takes his one-person band into outer space. Jeremy Bradshaw is an act we can see all around the greater Houston Metroplex. Book him!
Loose Notes: Continued from Page 55 FOLLOW UP Elevate the Son @ TAACL Last December, we gave a “Best Sound Of The Month” to Josh and Jeremy at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack and ran into them with their full band, Elevate the Son at the The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake art show and moving sale. This time around, we sampled their uplifting playlist often heard around Baytown and took home a demo mix of a couple originals. We’re looking forward hearing how the final mix and mastering turns out. Last month, you read in The SCENE how TAACCL is undergoing reinvention (something we all need to do from time to time). We caught up with Dion McInnis and like TAACL’s
Bert Wills @ Katie’s
BERT’S BACK - We saw Bert Wills at Zone 504 in Kemah and Katie’s in Bacliff. This troubadour is a foundation around the music SCENE for decades with uncountable album appearances. We finally got a chance to enjoy his wit and down-to-earth talent along with the standing room turnout at Katie’s. Not too many local venues have fans showing up hours before the show. Scout Bar is one of them – and so is Katie’s when Bert comes to play. Makes sense.... POINT OF DEPARTURES - Cabo, it seems, is THE gathering place before bands embark on adventures and voyages. Last summer, The Crew disembarked on their coastal tour of Texas from Cabo immediately following their kick-off concert. And now last month, Southbound had a farewell bon voyage appearance as they headed to Cozumel for their sold-out resort performances. Following The Crew’s tour, came a book. For the Southbound journey, they plan a new live album. Something bands may want to think about before heading out: Cabo…
Elevate the Son @ TAACL
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Jeremy Bradshaw @ Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack
Southbound @ Cabo
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Guilty By Association @ Latitudes
Loose Notes by Andy Eng
Perhaps our hottest and busiest month of the year! July was on the SCENE, and it makes sense with Summer Olympics getting kicked off. As usual, we scored topquality food, fun and entertainment last month off each and every page of The SCENE. No wonder our magazines fly off the racks – it's where readers get the run down on the low down. Here’s some of what went down:
LAST MONTH AT PRESS TIME - We hung out at one of Jim Shortt’s favorite annual stops, the Baytown's Bicentennial Park 4th of July celebration. This was my first time to make it and wondering what took so long. Mark Sandberg of Texas Sounds Entertainment (located here in Clear Lake) consistently provides quality national and local entertainment and this year, we enjoyed local soloist Ryan Guidry and the Marshall Tucker Band, both playing music that has withstood the test of time. Lots of readers have this free annual event on their calendars. Mark it on yours! JUST A REEF AWAY Kelly McGuire lovers dropped anchor at T-Bone Tom’s for a nice surprise. Marshall Tucker Band @ We’ve noticed Kelly hasn't Baytown 4th of July been around much and found on www.redfishisland.com he’s often busy across the continent these days – Good for North America! Do score yourself a copy of Kelly’s latest CD, King of the Island. It’s a comprehensive compilation on who he is, and what he’s about, includes tales of adventures, recognition of his seaworthy female fans, and fitting tributes to family. This CD is totally there with good mix and mastering. Put this one on your list to get!
Marshall Tucker Band @ Baytown 4th of July
NEW STOP ON THE BEAT - Is Latitudes in San Leon. We first noticed these folks at the Clear Lake Crawfish Festival where they scored all of my People’s Choice votes for gumbo. Get the drift? The kitchen staff scored an “Overthe-Top” mention on our red snapper (with seafood scampi topping) and their fish taco basket. I can’t wait to try the rest of their menu. Jada Mitchell and the entire Latitudes staff is one fine-running team scoring a "Great Service" mention to go along with their kitchen’s eats. This entire team has fun and enjoys taking care of customers, something that can not be faked. Musically, patrons enjoyed an evening of Guilty By Association (GBA). This was our first time seeing this group, and hand it to a band that can play after dinner Jimi Hendrix and Grateful Dead dance music. Dig it? We got a peek at the month’s music lineup, and it’s clear these folks know good music with the like of Andy and The Dreamsicles, Scott McGill, Funksion, and others on the schedule. Make Latitudes your destination by car, bike or boat and get your attitude in tune...
Guilty By Association @ Latitudes
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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: “Happy Hour & a Half” Mon-Fri • 5-6:30pm What: 99¢ Fish or Shrimp Taco, $1.49 Shrimp Cocktail, 99¢ Dom Draft (16 oz. Glass) $3 Half Pitchers (Domestic) $6 Pitchers (Domestic) Excluding holidays
-------------------Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M - Sat Open 9pm; All day Sunday What: $2 Dom drafts, $2.25 select drafts, $2.50 house wine, $2.50-2.75 select calls, $3 super calls, $7 Dom. pitchers, $8 select import pitchers
Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)
Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $2 Dom Pints, $3 Wells, $4 Wine by glass, $4 Ouzo shots
------------------Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: MF: 3-7pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine
($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)
Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks Where: 1804 W. FM 646 JAPANESE SAKE BAR When/What: Tues & Wed is $1 Hot Sake starting at 5pm. Thursday is Ladies Night with $1 Lady Cosmos on the Rocks.
Where: 352 N. Gulf Frwy, League City 11am-7pm 7 days a week: $1 draft Bug & Miller Light, $2.50 wells, $2 dom bottles. All day Sun., Mon., Tues.: $1 drafts, $2 dom bottles, $2.50 wells & $3 shot specials
Where: 901 NASA Rd.1 When: M-F, 11 to 7pm; Sat 11-6pm; Sun noon-6pm What: $3 Screwdrivers & Bloody Marys, $3.25 Well Drinks; $2.50 dom beer Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells &
Skippers Where 1026 FM 2094 (Clear Lake Shores) When: All Day, Every Day What: $2.75 Domestics, $3.50 Imports
Where: 1840 NASA Parkway in Nassau Bay Townsquare When: Wed-Sat All-Day What: $2 Dom., $3 Import & $4 Wine
-------------------Where: 1717 2nd Street. When: Mon-Fri 2PM-7PM What: Sat $4 Long Island Iced Tea; Sun $2.50 Bloody Marys; Mon $2.50 Margaritas; Tues $4 “U Call It” Tequila
Where: 435 El Dorado Blvd #A When: 28pm daily. What: FREE Billiards, Steel Tip Darts and Great Specials
-------------------Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $2 Dom Draft, $2 Dom Longnecks, $3 Wells. (On Mon. & Wed.: $2 Ritas; On Sun.: $2 Well Vodka Drinks (noon to 7pm)
Where: 2513 NASA Parkway on the water in Seabrook. When: MonThurs 4 to 7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.
Where: 700 Kipp Ave- Kemah What: Mon. 1/2 Price Drinks after 9PM; Wed. Ladies Nite ½ off entire bill-bar only; Thurs. Gentleman’s Nite ½ Price drinks
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Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft
-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 6pm What: $1.50 Draft Beer, $2 Wells. Plus, Saturday 8am - 4pm & all day Sunday, $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas
-------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri 119pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $3 Wells
Calls; $3 Premiums & $4 Super Premiums
SLIM @ MARIBELLE’S
Roger’s Bar & Grill
By Rhonda Meredith
Where: 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd (FM 518) League City, What/When: 3PM-11PM everyday. $2 well, $3 Domestic, $4 Monster Mugs, Frozens, LIT’s, & Wine, $5 Sangrias
Where: 21st St & E. Bayshore Dr., San Leon When: All Day/Every Day What: 2 Longnecks Sunday $2 Bloody Marys Years of experience? Slim has been “around the lake” for a long time now. "Chances are if you have ever ordered drink, I've served it to you," she says. Slim was even at the original Maribelle’s!
-------------------Where: 3136C NASA Parkway When: 11am to 7pm Daily; Fri-Sat Power Hour 810pm What: $2 Dom. bottle beer; $2 Wells/
Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. When: Tues-Sun 11am to 7pm Thursday 11am to 11pm What: Brand new drinks specials listed below:
What is the best part of the Bay Area? The “certified since 1975" Texan says being away from the city and being close to the water is a good thing.
bartender gives you advice based on the color you choose or will serve up a classic drink. Just one of the many reasons why everyone loves Slim! Happy Birthday Slim! August is Slim’s birthday month. Not just a day, but “the whole month” she smiles as she says. So what would be her favorite gift to receive? It’s the little things. (That is so true!)
What’s her favorite drink to make? All of them! "I just make them like I like them," she says.
Sports fan? Yes! Slim loves all sports.
If a customer doesn’t know what to order… The friendly
Life motto: Each day you are given is a blessing.
BIKINI WARS • SUMMER IS SIZZLING AT SCOUT BAR By Rhonda Meredith For the past eight years, Scout Bar has rocked the Bay Area with many of the best and brightest local and regional musical talent as well as major national and international touring acts. And now, they are turning up the summertime sizzle to hot, hot, HOT! Honestly, the outdoor temperature is just no match for ladies competing in Scout Bar’s Bikini Wars. The competition began in July and will continue to be held every Thursday night in August.
SEMI FINALS: August 2, 9, 16 & 23 FINALS on August 30
The weekly winners are selected by a panel of judges made up of local personalities and sponsors. The top three out of up to 10 contestants will win $600 cash prize money. Also, the top two ladies will advance to the finals on August 30 in hopes of winning the coveted “Ms. Scout Bar” title along with other prizes. To participate, a contestant must be at least 18 years-old, and compete wearing “club dress” and then “bikini attire.” Please contact Ryan McGuire at email@example.com to enter or for information regarding available corporate sponsorships. Local band Fal Skye performs before, in between, and after the competition rounds. "We are honored to be a part of Scout Bar's Bikini Wars because of the beautiful and classy women competing and it’s a lot of fun to perform in front of an electric crowd who wants a great show from beginning to end,” says Tim Del Toro of Fal Skye. A hot night needs cool drink specials, so Scout Bar offers a "$2 MeXXican beer special," $2 Big Ass Beer, and well drink specials all night. No cover for 21 and up. Scout Bar is a multivenue rock/dance club that features a wide variety of cover bands, local, regional, and national musical artists. Regular hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Green Room, a
club within a club, features dance videos and DJs spinning the best in ‘80s, house, hip-hop and high energy music. On Sunday nights, Scout Bar showcases local and state-wide talent as it hosts The Texas Buzz Show. Bands wanting to perform at Scout Bar can submit their interest at ScoutBar.com (click on booking). Check out an energy-fueled concert powered by more than 20,000 watts of audio in a comfortable atmosphere. In August, Scout Bar will feature national acts Hank3, Parabelle, and Rehab. The Hunger will be performing on September 2 and make plans now for the Labor Day Block Party with The Last Place You Look and From Guts To Glory. View the full calendar on their website. Scout Bar is located at 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard. Scout Bar is a non-smoking venue, but smoking is allowed on the outdoor patios.
Featured Upcoming Performances
Epic line up announced for upcoming BOOGIE, BLUES & BREWS festival
Mambo Jazz Kings Friday, August 17 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE
September 21-23 • Walter Hall Park, League City
oogie Blues & Brews is proud to announce the line-up for the festival on September 21, 22 and 23. This year's event at Walter Hall Park in League City will feature an epic gathering of blues and rock artists including Los Lonely Boys, Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton and Marcia Ball. The weekend line up is rich with Texas blues and boogie, sprinkled with Louisiana zydeco, and downhome rockabilly. Friday night's "League City Hometown Night" celebrating the city's 50th birthday opens with Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man, followed by Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws. Saturday's acts include the Octanes, Luther & The Healers, Texas Johnny Brown & The Quality Blues Band, and Marcia Ball, Jimmie Vaughn and The Tilt-AWhirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton closes the Saturday festivities.
Hank 3 Sunday, August 12
Sunday begins with a Gospel Brunch featuring the soulful
sounds of local gospel artists followed by legendary saxophonist Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters. Headliners Los Lonely Boys close what promises to be an unforgettable weekend. With over 3 million albums sold Los Lonely Boys is sure to close the festival in grand fashion with their rocking blues based guitar jams and amazing vocal harmonies. Their latest album Rockpango melds blues, rock from classic to modern, soul, their Latino heritage and even snippets of hip-hop and jazz.
Saturday, August 18 UNION TAVERN
Rehab Friday, August 24 SCOUT BAR
For more than four decades, Jimmie Vaughan, the guitar slinging Texan, has been earning his living rockin' the blues. - Continued on Page 46
Pictured (top left to bottom right):
Footpie & Cassette Tape
Los Lonely Boys, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, Texas Johnny Brown & Grady Gaines
CSMDP & Blaggards
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