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Volume 70, Issue 43, Thursday, October 21, 2004

Life & Arts

Big stars, cool cars at Magnificos

Out on the Town

Jennifer Pammit

The 22nd annual Los Magnificos Car Show is on Sunday at the Reliant Center. Along with several car exhibits, enthusiasts will also be able to watch a star-studded show with acts that include recording artists L.L. Cool J, Fabolous, Ciara, Lil' Flip, Xzibit and Mase. 

One of the "Kings of Comedy," D.L Hughley is the star of his own sitcom The Hughleys, will be in town Friday through Sunday at the Improv Comedy Club, 7620 Katy Fwy.

The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St., concludes its Latin American Film Festival this weekend with Brazilian Films, The Middle of the World and Margarette's Feast. Based on a true story, The Middle of the World depicts a family's trip to Rio de Janeiro and Margarette's Feast pays homage to the era of silent films and is a modern tale told through dance, mime and exaggerated facial expressions.

The Houston Rockets returned home from their historic trip to China on Sunday and tonight will face the Chicago Bulls in a preseason game at the Toyota Center. Don't have a ticket to the game? It will air on KNWS-TV.

The Broadway show A Chorus Line revolutionized the way audiences viewed musical theatre with 24 dancers auditioning for an eight-member chorus. The show broke box office records and won every possible award including nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The musical opens tonight at the Theatre Under the Stars, 800 Bagby St., and will run until Nov. 7. 

Concerts this weekend include Blue October performing tonight at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres St., Del the Funky Homosapien at The Engine Room, 1515 Pease St., and The Fiery Furnaces at The Proletariat, 903 Richmond Ave.

Movie releases this weekend include The Grudge (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Surviving Christmas (Ben Affleck).

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