Salvador “Sal” Benavidez joins Simoneaux and Frye, Club Adam and Eden in Clear Lake, X2C Art Wear by John Todd Partridge, Mary Magsamen new curator Aurora Picture Show, Sand ‘n’ Sea after Ike, Theatre New West’s Joe Watts launches Enhanced Performance.
LEGAL ACTION A new attorney has joined the law firm of Simoneaux and Frye, PLLC. Salvador “Sal” Benavidez, whose main area of practice is in United States Immigration and Naturalization law, now handles employment-based immigration as well as family based immigration for the firm. Prior to practicing law, Benavidez worked for 16 years in the environmental industry. 713/227-1717.
JOINED AT THE RIB Club Eden, a women’s bar in the Clear Lake area, has moved next door to Club Adam to create Club Adam and Eden, say co-owners Corey Cole and Carrie Thompson. 522 W. Nasa Parkway. Details: clubadam.net.
WEARABLE ART John Todd Partridge has introduced a new clothing line, X2C Art Wear. The artist kicked off the new line at a reception benefiting Houston Pet Set, held in early November, at Mo Mong. Details: x2cartwear.com.
PICTURE SHOW PERSONNEL Acclaimed as “the most innovative microcinema in Texas,” the Aurora Picture Show has named Mary Magsamen its new curator. Magsamen, an affiliate faculty member of the University of Houston, takes over the microcinema’s art and historical film and video programming.
Additionally, APS’ founder and previous artistic director, Andrea Grover, now acts as an advisor to the board, turning over daily operations to executive director, Delicia Harvey. APS Aurora Picture Show also promoted community partnership manager, Rachel Blackney, to associate director. The staff changes took effect on December 1. Details: aurorapictureshow.org.
AFTER IKE Following the hurricane that devastated much of Galveston in September, Claire Reisweig of Sand ‘n’ Sea reports that though the real-estate office at Pirate’s Beach office and laundry facility sustained no damage, but only one of their 180 vacation rental homes was left in livable or rentable condition. The target date for hosting vacations is Spring Break, 2009, with a projected inventory of 50 houses. Details: 409/797-5525 • sandnsea.com.
LAW TUTOR Artistic director of Theatre New West, Joe Watts, has announced he is expanding his directorial vision with Enhanced Performance. The classes provide attorneys with skills to enhance performance in the courtroom, with the goal of winning more cases. Watts says the course begins with an interview to access the personality and demeanor of the attorney, so the classes can be designed specifically for that attorney. Details: 713/522-2204 • [email protected]