Daniel Kramer

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    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Country Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever HONORABLE MENTION: SUNNY SWEENEY Thus far mainstream success has eluded Sunny Sweeney, but not for lack of either talent or trying. According to her Facebook page, Sweeney (a former standup comic) has now played the Grand Ole Opry 41 times but continues to reside in ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Rice Village (Save Room For Some Dessert)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, Upper Kirby, and EaDo. Today, we're looking at the shopping mecca that is Rice Village. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) lunch spots that ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tapas Restaurants

    Although etymologists agree that the word "tapas" comes from the Spanish word tapar, which means "to cover," that's where agreement on the origin of the Spanish snack-stravaganza ends. Seminal cookbook The Joy of Cooking claims that "tapas" originally referred to slices of bread or meat used to cov ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Vintage Baseball: Covering All the Bases

    A writer and photographer are pressed into service on the field.

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    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Express Yourself: The 10 Best Deep Tracks of Madonna's Career

    Daniel KramerPhoto by Daniel Kramer.​Madonna is one of those artists that does it all: she sings, dances, acts, and occasionally writes. The main thing that keeps her fans begging for more is that she always seeks to reinvent herself - whether it be her 'Borderline'-era '80s street-style or th ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    AC/DC's Brian Johnson Sounds Off On Fast Cars & Fast Times

    ​While he's of course best known as the longtime front man for AC/DC, or perhaps the rocker with the most consistent wardrobe, Brian Johnson is also a very serious gearhead, a collector/tinkerer of classic cars and a competitive race driver who has seen the checkered flag on tracks all over th ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Hiding on the Backstreets: Remembering Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band In Houston

    Daniel KramerThe Boss at Toyota Center, April 2009​This past weekend's show in Buffalo, N.Y., was the last date on a nearly two-year (and two-album-supporting) trek by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which found them criss-crossing the country and the globe several times to rapt audiences ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    AC/DC Was In the Four Seasons Hotel Bar Saturday Night. Were You?

    Daniel Kramer​Rocks Off hears members of AC/DC had a grand old time, um, "warming up" for Sunday's show at Toyota Center. We know they were there because a friend of Rocks Off's in town from Austin had lunch next to Angus and Mrs. Young Sunday at the Four Seasons' in-house restaurant, Quattro. "Ev ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Beyonce: Not Just Dangerously In Love, Dangerous To Your Computer

    Daniel Kramer​Via the Houston site of, anti-viral software company McAfee ranks Beyonce near the top of celebrities for whom Internet searches are likely to lead to pages containing spyware, viruses or other technology-borne maladies. Searching Beyonce and other boldfaced names like J ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Beyonce at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Imagine, if you will, being invited to the most lavish party, held just for you and about 15,000 of your closet friends. The host, a beauty from McGregor, whose only mission is to give her guests 100 percent of herself and satisfy their needs for a night of entertainment. In ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Aftermath: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Two words came into Aftermath's head shortly into the show uniting these former Blind Faith bandmates and arguably two of classic rock's biggest stars: peerless musicianship. They stayed with us for the rest of the concert. While we can appreciate the bombast and big show of ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Live Shots: New York Dolls at the House Of Blues

    Aftermath stepped out to see the legendary New York Dolls hit the House Of Blues last night off Caroline. Our photographer Dan Kramer took some amazing pics as always. Here's a taste of his work while we get our review together... Photo By Daniel Kramer

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    June 5, 2009

    Aftermath: New York Dolls & Black Joe Lewis at the House Of Blues

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Statewide Smoking Ban For Bars: Coming Soon?

    Photo by Daniel KramerIt's been tried before, but this time there may be some possibility of a statewide smoking ban in Texas.Two bills address the subject, (one by Houston's Rodney Ellis) and the Texas Restaurant Association has announced it can support a ban.Although the TRA says it has "som ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Sports Illustrated, Dr. John, Neville Brothers, Pretty Things Peepshow and Aerosol Warfare

    Morning! We've been plenty busy these last few days. Time to share. Top Ten Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Photos John Royal started things off with an in-depth cultural analysis of the phenomenon that is the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Dr. John at House of Blues Mark C. Austin and ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Houston Artopia at Winter Street Studios

    As you should know if you've been following the Houston Press recently (and why wouldn't you?) we held a little get-together called Artopia at Winter Street Studios in the Heights to honor and showcase local artists and performers. Sandwiched in between the railroad tracks and various industrial f ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    She Caught The Katy To The Championship

    The Katy Tigers beat down Wylie 17-3 Saturday, December 20, in front of more than 18,000 fans at Reliant Stadium. Beginning the season 0-2 and finishing at 13-3, the Tigers are now back-to-back Class 5A Division II Texas state champs. Click here for a slideshow. -- Daniel Kramer

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    December 15, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 1

    Daniel Kramer With our ears still ringing from last night's AC/DC concert at Toyota Center (I knew we should have stayed away from the end of the stage with the cannon...), we got to thinking about the Aussie boys' iconic band logo. Sketched in pen on a million different school notebooks, and gracin ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Slideshow: Classical Indian Dance at Stafford Civic Center

    We've loaded up some photos from Daniel Kramer of this past weekend's celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the Anjali Center for Indian Performing Arts in Sugar Land. Have a look. - KP

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    November 5, 2008

    Slideshow: Day of the Dead at MECA

    We've just loaded up some killer photos from Daniel Kramer of the Dia de los Muertos festivites at MECA last weekend. We meant to get them up sooner, but that whole voting thing caught us by surprise. Who knew there was an election coming? -- Keith Plocek

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    October 16, 2008

    Bayou City Art Festival

    300+ artists from around the world offer up creations in 19 different media

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    September 21, 2008

    Video of Oak Island After Hurricane Ike

    Here's some more video from Daniel Kramer, this time of signs of life in Oak Island. (Click here for a report from Chambers County and here for photos.) -- Keith Plocek

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    September 20, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    Video of Kemah Boardwalk After Hurricane Ike

    While in Kemah yesterday surveying the damage wrought by Hurricane Ike, Daniel Kramer got some video of the Boardwalk. As you can see, it's going to be some time before Tillman Fertitta's entertainment strip is up and running again... -- Keith Plocek

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    August 26, 2008

    Slideshow: Tricycle Poker Run on Main Street

    The promoters of the Tricycle Poker Run were probably hoping for more than three tricycles to show up on Sunday, August 24, but hey, at least one of them had a skull on it. The three-wheelers ran the gamut from Reserve 101 to Molly's Pub, Live Sports Cafe, Shay McElroy's and finally to Butterfly Hig ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008
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    June 4, 2008

    Last Night: X at Warehouse Live

    We just loaded up a slideshow from Daniel Kramer of last night's X show. Carry on. -- KP

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    May 14, 2008

    Texas Sinkhole!

    Down and down it goes, swallowing barrels, tires, vehicles and poles. Daniel Kramer headed out to Daisetta last week and brought back some Texas-sized photos of the scene around the ever-deepening pit. (Okay, actually, the photos are normal-sized, but that is one big damn hole in the ground.) -- K ... More >>

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    January 25, 2008

    Slideshow and Video: Flash Mob Pillow Fight

    We've loaded up a slideshow of photos by Daniel Kramer of yesterday's flash mob pillow fight out front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. After the jump, video from Dusti Rhodes...

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    January 22, 2008

    Slideshow: 999 Eyes Authentic Freakshow

    Staff photog Daniel Kramer went behind the scenes with the performers of 999 Eyes Authentic Freakshow on Saturday night and brought back some pics. Click here to get your P.T. Barnum on. And for those of you just getting back from a long weekend, here's what else you missed. -- Keith Plocek

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    January 21, 2008

    Houstoned Exclusive: Montagu Hotel Goes Back Up

    By now you’ve probably seen images of the Montagu Hotel getting demolished. Turns out the owner changed his mind and decided to put the ol’ fleabag back up. Click the arrow below for exclusive video from Daniel Kramer of the reconstruction. – Keith Plocek

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    October 25, 2007

    Houston Center for Photography’s Annual Print Sale

    Local photographers hawk their wares

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    August 20, 2007

    Slideshow: All Stars Men's Club

    This weekend intrepid photographer Daniel Kramer documented the opening celebrations for All Stars Men's Club, a sports-themed strip joint. You can see the slideshow here. Don't click if you're easily offended by women taking their clothes off in public. -- Keith Plocek

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    June 12, 2007

    The Marketing of the Beast Continues...

    Daniel Kramer All the media-friendly antics have worked: Creciendo en Gracia finally made the New York Times this weekend. There’s nothing new in the article’s 2,400 words, although we noticed Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda wasn’t quoted anywhere in it, so we shot off an email to media rep ( ... More >>

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    March 22, 2007

    Mail Call


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    February 21, 2007

    We Hear Houston Is Lovely. Have You Tried There?

    Daniel Kramer Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist. More poor people live in suburbs than in cities. Surprising, no? The homeless population in suburban Fort Bend County is surging, t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2007

    Jesus H. Christ!

    Daniel Kramer Jose Luis De Jess Miranda is the kind of guy who gives and gives and gives. Then again, what else would you expect from a man who claims to be Jesus? Check out this video, uploaded yesterday, in which De Jess claims to be the Antichrist. He then compares the sound of seis seis se ... More >>

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    January 10, 2007
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    January 3, 2007

    Keep the Chain

    Daniel Kramer Maybe next time. Last week's cover story on the goings-on at Ozen High School presented me with a unique fringe benefit: my very own hip-hop chain. Our art director Monica Fuentes had it made for the cover shoot, and after all the flicks were clicked, she dangled it before me and s ... More >>

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    November 23, 2006
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    October 26, 2006

    The Hunt for Haunts

    Daniel Kramer A demon/actor (or is it actor/demon?) scarfs it down before scaring the hell out of some visitors. "Are you ready to have some fun?" Jim Fetterly asked me. "Sure," I answered. The next thing I know I'm being led through the secret passageways of Screamworld, Fetterly's haunt. Fr ... More >>

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    October 10, 2006

    Kickin' K.A.

    Daniel Kramer Got an ethical dilemma? Just ask, um, anyone but this guy. It seems airplane-loving, leper-stealing, orphan-abandoning evangelist K.A. Paul has added another high-profile personality to his circle of associates. The AP just reported that Paul — real name Anand Kilari — ... More >>

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