Subject:

Chris Strachwitz

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Houston-Born Tejano Icon Lydia Mendoza Honored With New Postage Stamp

    Texas music lovers have one more thing to celebrate as of today. The United States Postal Service is issuing a new series of stamps titled Music Icons, and Houston's own Lydia Mendoza is the first honoree. Long before Selena, there was Lydia Mendoza. A master of the twelve-string guitar, Ms. Mendoz ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: Mack McCormick's Huge Archive of Culture and Lore

    A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Texas Zydeco Hits the Big Screen

    Since the late 1950s, zydeco has fueled one of Houston’s most vibrant and fertile music scenes, and also one of its most insular and least understood. Most people still believe this accordion-fired, rubboard-embellished, upbeat and remarkably resilient Creole dance music, which down the years has ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    March 27, 2003
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    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Age-Old Axiom

    The Axiom can't seem to shake its past

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Musical Chairs

    It's never the same show with the Good Luck Band

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Treasure Hunter

    Chris Strachwitz's 40-year journey through ethnic music deserves an arhoolie of its own

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Zydeco's Birthplace

    Hint: It's where you're standing

  • Music

    December 26, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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    June 22, 1995
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    November 3, 1994
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