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Jane Howze

   Jane Howze is managing director of The Alexander Group.

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The Review Is In

With McVie in fine form, Fleetwood Mac turns back time in nostalgic concert

By Jane Howze

Fleetwood Mac played to a sold-out adoring crowd at the Toyota Center on Monday night. Many in the audience saw the band on their 2013 World Tour in June. Our ...


Surviving Business Travel

When road warriors get sick: The business traveler's guide to overcoming out-of-town illness

By Jane Howze

Anyone who travels for business has had the misfortune of getting sick on the road. For those in sales or professional services, it can be more problematic because you are ...


Music Matters

Life as a sixtysomething Eagles groupie: Epic tour closing with rare warmth from cellphone phobic legends

By Jane Howze

The Eagles landed in the Toyota Center again Tuesday night for the next-to-the-last performance of their "History of the Eagles Tour," which launched in Louisville 15 months — and more than ...


Italy in 10 Days

The best resort in Europe: Former 10th century castle in Tuscany lives up to its rep — and the region's magic

By Jane Howze

Even the most jaded globetrotters swoon about Tuscany. Located about 200 miles northwest of Rome, it is not a city but a region in central Italy associated with agriculture, wine ...


Italy in 10 Days

Amazing Amalfi Coast hotel owned by former Texan offers best infinity pool in Europe

By Jane Howze

CultureMap contributor Jane Howze continues tales from her 10-day romp through Italy. After the frenetic, somewhat jarring energy of Rome, we were seeking some serenity and simplicity in our vacation ...


Italy in 10 Days

Clooney wedding, cats and bras on the ceiling create unforgettable Venice experience

By Jane Howze

For those who have not been to Venice it’s like no other place on earth. Located in northeastern Italy, it is a group of 118 small islands separated by ...


Italy in 10 Days

36 hours in Rome: Crowds, Colosseum, Vatican visit and one great dinner

By Jane Howze

Last year, my husband and I flew around the world in 17 days, visiting Dubai, the Maldives, Phuket and ending with a flourish for New Year’s in Sydney, Australia ...


Music Matters

Who needs One Direction? A better band thrills a sweaty, sellout crowd with real hits & ice buckets

By Clifford Pugh, Jane Howze

While One Direction was thrilling tween girls and their parents at NRG Stadium Friday night, the real Ones were at work in The Woodlands with a sweaty parade of greatest ...


Mountain Living

Move over Aspen: A more low-key summer retreat emerges as a Houston party haven

By Jane Howze

Although Aspen is the most publicized summer retreat for Houstonians seeking to beat the heat, Park City, Utah, is quietly making its own name. Only a 30-minute drive from Salt ...


Surviving Business Travel

Secrets of the ultimate road warrior: Tricks that actually make business travel fun

By Jane Howze

After traveling on business for more than 30 years with with more than two million miles under my belt, there is little I have not experienced. Stellar clients in every ...


Coldplay Still Has The Magic

Coldplay still has the Magic: Chris Martin mourns loss of love in intimate concert

By Jane Howze

NEW YORK — One of the best things about summer in Houston (and anywhere else for that matter) is live concerts. And this is a big summer with Beyoncé and Jay ...


Music Matters

Grumpy Old Men: The Eagles needlessly admonish and police their fans, but their concert magic remains

By Jane Howze

The long awaited History of the Eagles tour finally touched down in Houston at the Toyota Center Friday night to a sold out yet decidedly older and mellower crowd. Based ...


Most Unlikely Concert Ever?

Old rock rules: Sting and Paul Simon show their love for Houston and each other in unlikely tour kickoff concert

By Jane Howze

Sting and Paul Simon kicked off their 21 city “On Stage Together” tour at the Toyota Center Saturday night with a nearly sold out and definitely 40-years-old plus audience.  Billed ...


It's a Wrap

Best of Sundance: Winning films examine the power of music and complicated relationships

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — The 30th Sundance Film Festival ended its 10-day run with filmmakers from 37 countries hoping to strike Hollywood gold by having their film acquired by a studio ...


Sundance Film Festival 2014

Real stars of Sundance: Documentaries on dinosaurs, dancers, Romney and legal battles

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — Dramas at the Sundance Film Festival can be hit (Little Miss Sunshine or Winter’s Bone) or miss (too numerous to name), but year in and year ...


Music Matters

Confessions of an Eagles rock band groupie: How to make Don Henley smile

By Jane Howze

LOS ANGELES — I really did not get the Eagles until I saw a documentary about the band at the Sundance Film Festival last January. But I was so enthralled I ...


Sundance Film Festival 2014

Slights, camera, Sundance! Robert Redford brushes off Oscar snub to focus on indie festival

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — The Sundance Film Festival, the premier showcase for domestic and international independent filmmakers, kicked off Thursday. But at the opening press conference, all anyone wanted to talk ...


Something for Everyone

Sundance Redux: 8 can't-miss movies from America's best film festival (that you can watch at home)

By Jane Howze

January signifies new beginnings, but for movie goers it means the end of the holiday blockbusters and the beginning of a void before next year’s touted box office hits ...


Around the World in 17 Days

Summer in Sydney: Last stop on world tour starts with a snag but ends with a bang

By Jane Howze

Editor's Note: CultureMap contributor Jane Howze has flown around the world in 17 days. Her last stop before coming home: Sydney. I have an instinct for bad travel days ...


Phuket Adventure

Phuket adventure: Scary boat rides, Thai hospitality and bucket list lessons

By Jane Howze

Editor's Note: CultureMap contributor Jane Howze is traveling around the world in 17 days. Her third stop: Phuket, Thailand. Travel — business or vacation — is usually, if not always, a ...


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