It's a Saturday morning in January, and Joe Sample, casually dressed in a baby-blue polo and jeans, barks instructions inside of a matchbox-size rehearsal space at Texas Southern University, located on the Third Ward campus at Cleburne... More >>>
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Photo by Marco Torres
Sample breaks down a piece of music for TSU student and pianist Britney Bloom. The university, which is attempting to reinvent itself following a series of public embarrassments, competes for the best students with the music schools at Rice University, University of Houston and University of North Texas.