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You must know Dandee Warhol ...

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If you live in Houston and haven't heard the name Dandee Warhol , I forgive you... But you've also missed a LOT . However, you must get to know him... because he has mentored many emerging artists in the city, from everywhere on a solid platform that even as an idea, and a brand, is very strong. Transitioning from business to art, he's taken his talent to the front of the classroom, teaching new generations the value of being creative and throwing show that still draw hundreds, even thousands locally. He's thriving in a society that's slashing budgets or art programs. How? Houston's Warhol has an instinctual vision of what art can do for the world. If you see this and support art, take him global... It's worth it. Thanks in advance for taking the time... HEIGHTSTONIAN

HEIGHTSTONIAN Headlines

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Some headlines to start your day... Today's big hashtags: #NiceAttack #PrayforNice Trump calls Nice terror attack "Declaration of War" WARNING/GRAPHIC: Nice attack eyewitnesses  WATCH: Nice motorcyclist attempts to stop lorry  Police shoot at truck during Nice attack: RoboMallCop attack Cali kid: 16 mo old has injuries to leg, foot after @StanfordShop security robot knocks him down and runs him over. #paloalto pic.twitter.com/tJdDNeFJq1 — Lilian Kim (@liliankim7) July 12, 2016 Downtown Dallas lit with French flag after attack: Downtown Dallas #DallasStrong lit building and #PrayForNice lot building pic.twitter.com/9mqkfdThZj — Kristie McCrary (@McCraryKristie) July 15, 2016 Grand Central Station in Manhattan. #Nice06 pic.twitter.com/8F3oN0O0mO — Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) July 15, 2016 France warns Brazil Olympic officials about possible attack Trump postpones announcement of VP ( Mike Pence ) after Nice attack Orla

Houston PRIDE Honors Orlando, Speaks Out

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This Saturday, 6/25/16 is our annual  PRIDE celebration , (wish it were still in Montrose) where the parade and festivities will be along with more patrol on site to make sure everyone's safe. On 6/12/16, Houston's LGBTQ Community stood together in Hermann Park to honor the victims in Orlando. Please listen to the very end and share my podcast below. Blast it in your car and let everyone know, we support our precious Alphabet community. #AllLivesMatter Photo by HEIGHTSTONIAN, 6/12/16, 9p.m. My podcast is free to share here: Thanks for listening!

Justin Bieber choke photo - Use permission

If you are being contacted by SPLASH about the use of my photo of Justin Bieber being "choked," - Justin Bieber choked by Post Malone (VIRAL ORIGINAL) - More @justinbieber #JustinBieber clĂ© ... Being um, "choked!" By @postmalone (Bieb's opening act) mmmK... UPDATE: This original photo by Rachel Estrada (HEIGHTSTONIAN) went viral on 4-13-16. Go to heightstonian.com for the full story! A photo posted by HEIGHTSTONIAN (@heightstonian) on Apr 10, 2016 at 12:07am PDT and are not a client of SPLASH photo agency, contact me directly about use of my photo on your site or in your publication. My email address is: rachelestrada@heightstonian.com Thanks in advance, Rachel Estrada HEIGHTSTONIAN 

VIRAL: MY PHOTO OF JUSTIN BIEBER BEING "CHOKED!" Credit HEIGHTSTONIAN.COM

Splash News and Pictures DID NOT take this photo! They are inaccurately claiming credit for MY photo, which has now gone viral... Those LIARS! This one  posted on the Daily Mail, UK, was also claimed by Splash, which they DID NOT take. I was at  cle  Saturday night and caught a snapshot where Justin Beiber's opening act Post Malone put his hand around the neck of the pop star . It looked like they were kidding, but I captured the shot and posted it because it was great. I'm the only one with the photo and now I want credit for it... because it is everywhere... even overseas! Though cropped, it's gone viral and has been reposted by the following sources, maybe more: Mirror, UK Hollywood Life PerezHilton The Source TMZ Elite Daily HipHopDX WorldStarHipHop The Sun, UK Billboard DDOTOMEN even put their watermark on MY photo ITSBIZKIT Independent UK Gossip Cop National Post Metro.co.uk  where Splash News and Pictures claims THEY took the photo GIVE A GI

Big headlines of the day

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The worst selfie... EVER! The most common way you ... I mean people get dumped Why JLo is simply awesome: Goat hanging by his horns on a power line... yeah that happened Is this election year rigged for Hillary to win? N. Korea is threatening to nuke U.S. in new propaganda video And of course my friend Ezra Miller in this new episode for Funny or Die: EZRA MILLER WANTS TO KNOW: WHERE'S WALDO? - watch more funny videos That's it for now... 

"Ezmerized" ... My night with Ezra Miller

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I always thought I’d have to take a trip to NYC to see him LIVE, but Sons of anIllustrious Father came to downtown Houston for a $5 show on 3/15/16.   I showed up at 8:30. The next day off, incase… Notsuoh downtown Houston was the scene. I grabbed a bench inside by the door and in moments, I saw Ezra Miller walking by. I tried to contain myself as he is truly stunning in person. Graceful gait, perfect posture. Tall, thin, in a black zip down jumpsuit. To my surprise, he and his band mates were carrying their own equipment inside. Now mind you, this is the guy who will play “The Flash” in 2018, about which he said I'd have to go through his publicist in order to get an interview. A DC Comics indeed.   Despite his star status, at 23, Miller is quite humble and sweet, thinks he can blend in, when he clearly stands out beautifully. I finally got the nerve to stand, stop him, and ask for that interview. “Ezra.” He stopped, looked at me, and I said “wow, it’s really y

"HUUUGE" headlines today...

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Not a lot of time to blog like I should, working 2 full time jobs, plus personal projects. I guess I expected to relax a little after being cured of cancer. Not happening though... But of course I still make time to keep up with all the big things happening in the world and today, here's what caught my eye: Virtual reality coming to Six Flags Texas  ... SOOO DOPE! Women's products taxed... Men's? NO!    Donald Trump's cock fight... REALLY?!  Trump did get pummeled though More importantly... Wrestler contracts herpes from mat   Obamas are coming to SXSW Anyway, I hope you're having a good day where you are! What's happening where you are? Drop me a line at rachelestrada@heightstonian.com.

How I Keep My Youthful Look

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Aging is a fact of life, but so many people today are looking for ways to look and feel younger. I always am! I don't have children so there's no indicator of how old I really am, but I don't  fight my age, only poor health choices... because I love chocolate cherry bread and red meat. Yeah. I know... But to stay young, y ou really have to consider everything in your life, from fitness on the inside, and how you treat the outside of your body. I do . Staying hydrated through out is where I start. I drink water all the time.  I also take vitamins, a multi, C, Iron, and Zinc too. Since recovering from breast cancer last year, it's been most important.  I also use a lot of sunscreen, natural oils, but not product cremes to moisturize. Avocado, coconut and olive to stay soft. Even a spoonful from time to time. It also helps to keep your mind fresh and free, with great new music and ideas. Learn constantly and know what's going on in the world... not just on social

I give it... and I get it... Resting Bitch Face. It's real!

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A term around since 2011 has been scientifically studied and confirmed to be real... and it's great. It's a non-verbal that commands "don't bother me" nor "disrespect me" without saying a word. And I just got this face the other day from someone whom shall remain nameless. I get this face a lot actually. It's intimidating, effective and carries a clear message. When it give it, it is also understood so it surprisingly doesn't bother me. Anyway now, it's all out in the open and confirmed by science.

Height of Heights

I had a little fun in the Heights, exploring and enjoying the sights and snowcones... Here's a look via Insta #Vintage #faces ... #Eyes on #GreaterHeights A video posted by HEIGHTSTONIAN (@heightstonian) on Jan 27, 2016 at 12:17pm PST Shop for special #eclectic things for your home in the center of #GreaterHeights today. A video posted by HEIGHTSTONIAN (@heightstonian) on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:13pm PST A quick peek inside Heights theater as it's being redone... "The Heights reborn in 2016" A video posted by HEIGHTSTONIAN (@heightstonian) on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:24pm PST One of the oldest shops on 19th, #Jubilee in #GreaterHeights Here's to 20 more years! A video posted by HEIGHTSTONIAN (@heightstonian) on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:49pm PST For the man (or some women) in your life. #merican #ManreadyMercantile A video posted by HEIGHTSTONIAN (@heightstonian) on Jan 27, 2016 at 2:14pm PST Grabb