LOCAL Houston | The City Guide May 2017 - Page 4

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR You may not think of Houston as an entertainment capital along the lines of New York or Los Angeles, but I present this question to you: What do Jennifer Garner, Wes Anderson, Patrick Swayze, Richard Linklater, Jaclyn Smith, Phylicia Rashad and Billy Gibbons have in common? That’s right – they were all born in Houston. I was going to give you Beyoncé, Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer, too, but that would have made it too easy. Just think about that range of talent – all cultivated locally and then delivered to the world. Houston is a hotbed of creative people pursuing their dreams, wheth- er it takes them around the corner or around the planet on tour. In this month’s Entertainment Issue, we’ll meet artists, musicians, actors, performers and geniuses who are all on their creative journeys – whether it’s JOSHUA RUSH, who just landed a lead role in Disney’s “Andi Mack,” the hard-working and glamorous drag performer CHLOE T. CRAWFORD, Broadway star STEPHANIE STYLES or local yoga DJ legend JOHN TRAN. Also, for the first time ever, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL lets a Houston magazine go on stage with their performers, props and sets to shoot this month’s ‘Fat Finds‘ fashion feature. As always, we keep you entertained with the latest food, art, event and style news created by our talented teams of writers and photographers who deliver excellent performances every month. I think they deserve a standing ovation with this issue…yes, it’s that good. Thank you for reading LOCAL. Tim Moloney editor-in-chief BEHIND THE COVER LOCAL Houston magazine was invited by Cirque du Soleil to partner with them on this month’s fashion shoot, and we immediately jumped at the opportunity. Shot inside the Big Top erected at Sam Houston Race Park, photographer CODY BESS and stylist MARZI PETRIS created a fashion fan- tasy like no other with the show’s performers, props and sets. The show runs through May 21. Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios for ticket information. 4 L O C A L | may 17