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Jack Richardson III has joined OutSmart magazine as advertising and marketing specialist. Richardson’s experience includes 14 years in radio in Austin, Houston, and Victoria. He most recently worked at KHMX-FM Mix 96.5 as director of programming. His responsibilities included marketing concepts and strategies, concert and event marketing, and charity fundraising. In the community, Richardson volunteers with KPFT-FM 90.1, the Sierra Club, and groups that work for human rights, health-care reform, and environmental protection. Richardson can be reached at [email protected] or 713/520-7237.

Ken Claude, voted Best Massage Therapist in the latest Gayest & Greatest reader survey (“So Gay, So Great,” October 2003) has moved his studio to a new facility, located between Montrose and River Oaks. He now offers showers for clients who need to return to work after appointments. Contact Claude at 713/240-9598.

Pamala Oslie, the author of Life Colors and Make Your Dreams Come True, visits Houston to give workshops on February 10–12. Oslie will speak on “Your Aura Colors—What They Say About You” at Body, Mind & Soul Bookstore (4344 Westheimer) on February 10, 7–8:30 p.m. On February 11, 7–9:30 p.m., the Santa Barbara-based psychic will again give her aura workshop at Dakota Gallery (2324 Shearn). Oslie will present her workshop “Our New Reality” on February 12, 7–9:30 p.m., at Dakota Gallery. The fees are $30 for the February 10 event, and $45 in advance ($55 at the door) for the February 11 and 12 events. More info: 805/687-6604 or www.Auracolors.com.

J. Todd Partridge of Partridge Properties has received the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, presented by the National Association of Realtors. Partridge joins a worldwide referral network of global real-estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients. Partridge Properties specializes in residential sales in Houston’s close-in neighborhoods as well as commercial representation across the metropolitan area. The Partridge international division assists buyers with property acquisition and consulting primarily in Mexico. Partridge Properties is located at 3230 Yoakum Blvd. The telephone numbers are 713/528-1184 and 800/528-1184.

Joe Marcinkowski will soon open a new Metro Retro Furniture location at 1665 Westheimer and Dunlavy. Dedicated to mid-century modern furnishings, Metro Retro sells original vintage pieces and reproductions by some of the era’s famous furniture designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Jean Pruvé, Arne Jacobsen, and Isamu Noguchi. Owner Marcinkowski collects furniture from the mid-20th century and often locates specific pieces for other avid collectors. Metro Retro’s warehouse is located at 405 Preston in Pasadena. At press time, the new store (in the former Houston Futon location) was set to open on March 1. Contact Marcinkowski at [email protected] or 713/473-0000.

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