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It's kind of a shame people got that idea in their heads about the Butlers, but it's good to see they at least dispelled some of it last night.
Electrifying: All I have to say is that even after almost a week, I am still talking about the show and yearning for more. I have been to many concerts at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, as well as the Verizon and various venues in Austin, and I have to say, this was by far the best concert from start to finish I have ever been to. We were one of the many that charged the pit after Win's invitation to do so, and we were able to get up close at the climax of the show ("Neighborhood #3- Power Out"). The crowd was so electrifying, singing along and jumping up and down, that even the wooden floor began to bounce. So much energy — I wished it didn't have to end.
Saying Goodbye to David Newman
David Leslie Newman, 57, who worked for the Houston Press as a retail runner and was well-known by his fellow employees and Press customers and clients, passed away May 9.
Music was an important part of his life. David was a member of his church's bell choir, and he was a prolific singer-songwriter who performed at various venues around Houston for many years. Until recently, he sang at The Last Concert Cafe on Thursday nights.
A seven-year employee of the Press, David worked most closely with the retail department and business office. "David always offered a helping hand to any of his fellow co-workers on top of his daily duties. David's warm smile and calm demeanor will be missed," said Business Manager Joe Ferrara.
He is survived by his wife, Gail, and son, James; his parents, Al and Janet Newman; his sister, Nancy Jo Maxey; and his nephew, Noel Maxey.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, followed by a light supper at St. Mark's United Methodist Church at 600 Pecore, Houston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson or a charity of your choice.