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Jane Howze

   Jane Howze is managing director of The Alexander Group.

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A Rocking Show

Reconnecting with my old flame Bob Seger in Houston: If only he had Bruce Springsteen's staying power

By Jane Howze

Valentine’s Day night brought a chance to rekindle an old relationship with Detroit rock icon Bob Seger who performed at a sold-out Toyota Center as part of a 30 ...


Movie Mad

Sundance drama: Male frontal nudity, N-word overload and Sarah Silverman's drug-induced bad behavior

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — While this year's crop of dramas at the Sundance Film Festival were enthusiastically received by audiences and distributors who paid record prices to secure those films ...


Sundance Moment

Sundance moment: Sexy oldsters create movie magic in dreamy film that earns standing ovation

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — I have been attending the Sundance Film Festival for eight years, four as a reviewer for CultureMap. I have seen over 100 films — some good, some great ...


Hot Topics at Sundance

Sundance tackles Scientology, campus rape, polygamy and Kurt Cobain's legacy in controversial documentaires

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — The Sundance Film Festival offers something for everyone: A dazzling array of movie stars, some hit-or-miss dramas and documentaries guaranteed to challenge, entertain, empower, and, in some ...


Sundance 2015

Robert Redford and a Legend-ary surprise performance kick off Sundance Film Festival

By Jane Howze

PARK CITY, Utah — With temperatures at 35 degrees under a sunny, cloudless sky, it was a balmy day in this mountain town as thousands converged for the 31st annual Sundance ...


Sundance Gems

Sundance gems: 4 don't-miss, crowd-pleasing movies from America's fave film festival

By Jane Howze

While the weather outside may be frightful, the week between Christmas and New Year is the time that even casual moviegoers flock to theaters or their couches to catch flicks ...


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 ...


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