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Charitable Giving

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Trae Day Venue Backs Out; Jonas Bros. Reschedule

    ​As we mentioned in last week's cover story, Houston rapper Trae tha Truth has been having his share of recent struggles. His luck appears to not have changed much. Just hours after the online commercial for the forthcoming Trae Day, July 22, hit the net, and a mere three weeks before the act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​The 6th annual Empty Bowls Houston event is tomorrow, Saturday, May 22. Wondering what this creative charity event is all about? It's simple: For a $25 donation, you'll get a straightforward lunch of soup, bread and water, but you'll also get to select a one-of-a-kind, handmade bowl donated b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    American Idol: The Tumor is Removed...Eventually

    ​This is my first season of American Idol, and thus my first brush with the behemoth that is "Idol Gives Back." This is the third time the show has staged its charity event, and there were far fewer celebrities this year. The goal was ostensibly to educate viewers about the plight of the needy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    American Idol: The Tumor is Removed... Eventually

    ​This is my first season of American Idol, and thus my first brush with the behemoth that is "Idol Gives Back." This is the third time the show has staged its charity event, and there were far fewer celebrities this year. The goal was ostensibly to educate viewers about the plight of the needy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Rockets' Shane Battier: A Man Who Should Never, Ever Sing In Public

    Among the tortures the U.S. has inflicted on Gitmo detainees and Panamanian dictators, an old favorite is blasting music. But usually it's something like AC/DC.You want to torture someone? Make them listen to Shane Battier sing. Battier took the mike at a charity auction and -- for some reason -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Riddle Me This

    ​This is a tough one ya'll...What has: Ego overload; Awkward, obvious dubbed-over video (at times); Shameless product placements of Toyotas, Whole Foods and now bands like The Bravery; Ridiculous food challenges: using gas station ingredients to cook a gourmet meal; An annoying yet addic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Help Haiti By Enjoying Belly Dancers. You Know You Want To

    ​If you are going to donate money for Haitian earthquake victims, there are worse ways to do it than watching belly dancers, if you ask us.Luckily, the folks at Avant Garden in Montrose think along those lines, too, so you can enjoy and help out at the same time.Tonight there will be an Open Mic f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    This weekend, get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts. The Slow Food Picnic Dinner at Discovery Green is just one way to do that. Monica Pope and Andrea Lazar of t'afia are putting on the at 6 p.m. It will feature locally grown and caught food prepared by local chefs like Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Much Luvv's Tre9 Remembers Late Christian Rapper Juan "Enock" James

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Cougars for a Cause at House of Blues, Mandy Moore Hearts Jandek, Bun B Orders Up Some PB&J, etc.

    ​Want to help fight breast cancer and possibly get pawed by some of Houston's hottest older ladies? Boy, is this the right weekend for you. Sugar Ray, pimping its new album Music for Cougars, headlines House of Blues' "Cougars for a Cause" show Saturday night with Austin power-pop heroes Fastball, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    The ACLU, Stirring It Up Again In Texas And Elsewhere

    Muslims in Texas and around the United States aren't being allowed to practice one of the key tenets of their religion -- namely charitable giving -- because of our country's terrorism-finance laws, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.In its 164-report "Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Missed Your Free Ice Cream Cone Last Week?

    Don't despair: Baskin-Robbins has your back. Today only, the ice cream chain is holding its annual 31 Cent Scoop Night to benefit the National Volunteer Firefighters Council and firefighters across the United States.  A small scoop of one of the 31 ice cream flavors is a mere 31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Wrestlers, Art, A Library & Bill White: The Madness Arrives

    Cameras flashed, the crowd oohed and ahhed, and WWE superstar Jeff Hardy carefully painted a nose onto an oversized white canvas. The WWE onslaught that culminates with Sunday's Wrestlemania XXV eased its way into Houston this evening in an unusually genteel (and slightly unsettling) fashion - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Metro's Math Hitting The Homeless Hard

    The price of bus tickets jumped by a quarter in November, to $1.25, and the increase was probably long overdue. Metro had gone 14 years without a hike.But a less publicized change that went into effect about a year ago has done far more to drain the pockets of some of Metro's regular customers -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    WrestleMania In A Dispute Over A Charity Event; No Chairs Hurled (Yet)

    Logo courtesy WWEIn the world of professional wrestling, there appears to be a smackdown going on outside the ring.Hair Balls was alerted to this controversy after reading an article in Professional Wrestling Insider -- one of our favorite sources of news about big sweaty thespians pretending to bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Knowles Sisters' Ike Benefit Cancelled

    Next Tuesday's "Hope for the Holidays" concert with Beyonce and Solange Knowles, which was going to be taped to air December 21 on the cable music network Fuse, with proceeds benefiting the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund, has been cancelled. No further information was immediately available. - Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008
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    August 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008
  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Immigration: Luck of the Draw

    Some Cubans in Houston find work right away, others languish withoutEnglish skills

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007
  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Drag Queen Bingo

    Where blue balls are called every game!

  • News

    February 2, 2006
  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    When Steve Met Tracy

    The Rockets' past and future face off at the Clutch City Classic

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Swan Balls

    The Nightfly's feathery tribute to Bjrk

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Thong and Dance

    Hang with the scantily clad at the No Pants Party

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Charity Cases

    Nonprofits chase the younger set in the search for new blood

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Collector

    Carolyn Farb

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Prom and Proper

    Cross-dressers help high schoolers have a fun night out in the gown

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Christmas Miracle

    A media benefit helps a charity that's been questioned

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Down the Road

    The city buys the historic Cohn House to move it into a possible future tourism center

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Costs You Money!

    The furniture king finds himself in a charity-ticket tangle

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    This Old House

    The City of Houston wants to further spiff up the area around Minute Maid Park. The historic Cohn House stands in its way.

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Playbill

    The Bob Marley Festival

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Charity Case

    After the big split, HCC goes for the glamorous giving

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Adventure Race Series

    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Races

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Union Joan

    England's Joan Armatrading comes to town with her fanciful folk music

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Letters

    From the week of February 03, 2000

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Presidential Kids' Charity

    Call to contribute to the Bush bid, and guess who answers?

  • News

    December 5, 1996
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    October 31, 1996
  • News

    October 10, 1996
  • News

    July 25, 1996

    Variety Club Follies

    How the curtain came down -- for the time being -- at the "show biz" charity

  • News

    September 1, 1994

    Crisis on Cullen Boulevard

    Funding is down. Faculty is fleeing. And 50 professors are in semi-open revolt. Is the University of Houston on an irrovocable slide toward mediocrity?

  • News

    June 16, 1994

    The Burial and Resurrection (maybe) of Doug Sanders

    For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.

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