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STAGES gala at The Astorian April 2015 people arriving
The Astorian plays to a sophisticated crowd looking for space beyond a hotel ballroom. Photo courtesy of Stages Repertory Theatre
STAGES gala at The Astorian April 2015 the venue and crowd
Stages Repertory Theatre held its spring gala in the new event space in the warehouse district. Photo courtesy of Stages Repertory Theatre
News, Shelby, The Astorian, April 2015
The skyline view is killer from the third floor aerie. Photo by Le Zu Photography
STAGES gala at The Astorian April 2015 setting venue
Tables are set for the Stages gala. Photo courtesy of Stages Repertory Theatre
STAGES gala at The Astorian April 2015 old clock
The iron clock is reminiscent of the clock in Grand Central Station. Photo by Quy Tran
Tanqueray Trunk Show The Astorian exterior
A slick new entry welcomes guests to the party space. Photo by Dot Hong
News, Shelby, The Astorian, Houston magazine party, April 2015
Houston magazine's 10th anniversary party launched the space. Courtesy of Houston Magazine
News, Shelby, The Astorian, Houston magazine party, April 2015
The Suffers performed at the Houston magazine party shortly before appearing on David Letterman. Photo courtesy of Houston Magazine
News, Shelby, The Astorian, April 2015
The Astorian space is slick and versatile.  Photo by Le Zu Photography
News, Shelby, The Astorian, Houston magazine party, April 2015
Houston magazine hosted close to 700 guests for its 10th anniversary party. Courtesy of Houston Magazine