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New ice cream dessert, Oscar fashion and Rodeo opener lead this week's top stories

Oscar fashion, new ice cream dessert lead this week's top stories

Lady Gaga at Oscars
Lady Gaga drew mixed reviews for her Brandon Maxwell jump suit with long skirt at the Oscars. Aaron Poole / ©A.M.P.A.S.
Class 502 rolling ice cream
The New York City dessert treat has arrived in H-Town. Photo by Eric Sandler
The Band Perry Houston Rodeo
The Band Perry opened Rodeo Houston with a new sound. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Escape wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier wedding gown with floral embellishment: A big trend. Monique Lhuillier
59 Diner Shepherd
A longtime breakfast favorite has closed. houston-texas-us.blogspot.com
Lady Gaga at Oscars
Class 502 rolling ice cream
The Band Perry Houston Rodeo
Escape wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier
59 Diner Shepherd

Editor's note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. NYC's hottest dessert trend has arrived in H-Town: Are you ready for rolled ice cream? The dessert trend that swept New York City in 2015 has arrived in Houston. 

2. Best and worst dressed at the Oscars: Red carpet hits and misses. Check the list of standouts and those who should-have-tried-harder at this year's Oscars and see if you agree.

3. Once-beloved 24-hour diner with lots of good memories shutters. The list of Houston restaurants open 24 hours a day got a little shorter. 

4. The Band Perry kicks off RodeoHouston with a big surprise, one embarrassing gaffe and lots of fireworks.  The popular trio alternated between playing the sincere homegrown melodies that made them a household name and a barrage of jumpy, synthesized pop.

5. Top wedding gown trends: How to find the perfect look for that magical day. Wedding expert Joan Pillow offers her insights on the latest bridal trends and hottest designers.

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