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Jane Howze

   Jane Howze is managing director of The Alexander Group.

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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 ...


Around the World in 17 Days

The magical Maldives: A perfect place to do absolutely nothing

By Jane Howze

We are on leg two of four on a trip around the world in 17 days—sounds like The Amazing Race, doesn’t it?  And in a way it is ...


Dubai Journal

Christmas in Dubai: Holiday jaunt brings the ultimate in shopping and decorations

By Jane Howze

Editor's note: CultureMap contributor Jane Howze is flying around the world in 17 days. Here is her first report, from Dubai. Our trip to Dubai was a means to ...


Postcard from Hawaii

Hawaiian paradise: Big Island has volcanoes, golf and a new hangout for high rollers

By Jane Howze

The Big Island of Hawaii—not to be confused with the state of Hawaii, (it's made up of eight major islands of which the Big Island is the largest ...


The Way We Were

Homecoming 40 years later: College reunion evokes memories, music, tears — but no twerking

By Jane Howze

I’ve been home, now, for 48 hours since attending my 40th college reunion, and feel like I am slowly waking up from time travel or a dream. I had ...


Not So Fast Road Warrior

It's past time for hotels to cater to business women: The new hotel room must-have perks

By Jane Howze

No one can take the place of my partner John Lamar as the Road Warrior. When he shows up at the United Club several times a week he is accorded ...


Go Bold or go home

A Bold relationship: iPhone and androids can't compare with three-year-old BlackBerry

By Jane Howze

A person's relationship with a cell phones is very personal. Most of us don't go anywhere without one. They are always close by — in our pocket, the drinkholder ...


Taking it to the Limit

Eagles soar in three-hour concert, but no Houston flyover planned (for now)

By Jane Howze

PHILADELPHIA — This summer is flush with iconic bands of the '60s and '70s touring the U.S. Not to be overlooked are the Eagles, fresh off the release of their ...


Cost Benefit Concert

Rolling Stones justify astronomical ticket prices: Ageless Mick Jagger still seduces with satisfaction

By Jane Howze

CHICAGO — Sometimes a routine business trip can turn into magic — especially when Mick Jagger is involved. I happened to be in the Windy City Tuesday when the Rolling Stones kicked ...


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