Sam Byrd

Sam Byrd

Sam Byrd is a freelance contributor to Outsmart who loves to take in all of Houston’s sights, sounds, food and fun. He also loves helping others to discover Houston’s rich culture. Speaking of Houston, he's never heard a Whitney Houston song he didn't like.
Arts & Entertainment

Houston Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’ Soars with Imagination

Trey McIntyre’s current interpretation of 'Peter Pan' features elaborate flying sequences, swashbuckling sword fights, and giant puppets.

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WiggingOut

The Bearded Broadway Babe

Regina is your sarcastic, dry, quick-witted aunt. She’ll always have a quip ready to fire, or a seemingly random story…

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Latinx Leaders

Art Imitates Life

Recently, he staged two works, 'Mysterious Ways' and 'Emergency Room,' and he’s planning a series of readings for later this…

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Arts & Entertainment

Life on the Mature Side

Inspired by married life, fatherhood, middle age, and loss, Unfollow the Rules captures Wainwright at a crossroads.

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The Music Issue

Hitting Life’s High Notes

John Holiday continues taking his opera career to new heights.

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Columns

A Houston Drag Debutante

Dominique Opulent Ross delivers graceful glam each weekend.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Curtain Rises for Queer Stories

Houston playwright Fernando Dovalina delivers a double dose of LGBTQ-centric plays this summer.

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Cover Story

COVER STORY: Ruck n’ Roll

Space City Rugby heads to Canada for a world championship tournament.

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Columns

The Eyes of Galveston

Symphony McKnight Capri enchants audiences near and far.

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Cover Story

COVER STORY: LaRue Legacy

The LaRues have created a chosen drag family worth noticing.

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