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Weekend music picks: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Eric Johnson and more
Weekend music picks: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Eric Johnson and more

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ixkCXSI7M&w=492&h=307] Friday: Hayes Carll with Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer at Paramount Theatre. Like Bob Schneider (who’s also in action this weekend, at ACL Live), local singer-songwriter Carll has the unusual ability to balance playing small rooms...
What wine to serve at Thanksgiving? Try one of these ideas
What wine to serve at Thanksgiving? Try one of these ideas

The wine industry would have you fret over what wine to serve with your turkey and trimmings. Yams with mini-marshmallows? Cranberry sauce? Even turkey itself is supposedly unfriendly to wines. Nonsense. Don’t sweat it. You have more to worry about on Thanksgiving than wines. Why not have a little fun and pick a theme? Here are several ideas...
Find laughs and familiar scenery in Austin-shot ‘Infinity Baby’
Find laughs and familiar scenery in Austin-shot ‘Infinity Baby’

Here’s a look at an interesting new release available to rent from cable and digital providers and a few titles that have recently become available on streaming services. Video on Demand “Infinity Baby”: The latest film from Austin-based filmmaker Bob Byington premiered earlier this year at South by Southwest. It’s a gleefully...
The secrets to really good post-Thanksgiving turkey gumbo
The secrets to really good post-Thanksgiving turkey gumbo

Perhaps my favorite dish of the Thanksgiving season comes the day after. While folks line up early to catch Black Friday sales, you’ll find me in the kitchen, humming along to my favorite tunes, stirring a steaming pot of gumbo that will be ready just in time for a favorite football game. Over the long weekend, the flavors will intensify. These...
Denzel Washington isn’t enough to keep ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ afloat
Denzel Washington isn’t enough to keep ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ afloat

Writer/director Dan Gilroy gave Jake Gyllenhaal one of his best roles in 2014’s creepy “Nightcrawler,” about the slimy side of crime and TV news. With “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” Gilroy is trying to do the same for Denzel Washington, who has already won two Oscars, for 2002’s “Training Day” and 1990&rsquo...
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