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Diana Ross

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    April 10, 2014

    Top 10 Awesome Old-School '80s Jamz

    Remember when those sweet, sweet jamz were full of rhymes about gettin' down with the underground? The '80s were the best, man. That's why we're here. We dig old-school jamz, you dig old-school jamz, and we want you to have a festive Throwback Thursday. What better way to do that then to jam out wi ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Can't Look Away: The Top 10 MTV VMA Shenanigans

    We're looking forward to Sunday's Video Music Awards, because despite MTV's relative lameness these days, the VMA shenanigans still can't be topped. Musicians come out sporting some of their worst behavior, resulting in a room full of egos and alcohol that generally leads to some pretty awesome anti ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    No Regrets: America's Dan Bunnell On the Reunion That Never Was

    While some classic rock-era bands have been able to carve out a comfortable touring niche on the strength of a couple of hits, others face an opposite dilemma in trying to cram all or most of their most popular material in a show. In the '70s, America notched up a number of success with tracks incl ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Toro Y Moi Fitzgerald's, February 4 Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, has just released Anything In Return, another set of chilly bedroom anthems that nestles in nicely among his lengthy discography. Call it chillwave, R&B, indie-pop, whatever, just don't call it slap-dash. Bundick is creating timeless ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Musically Speaking, What Is the Best Zodiac Sign?

    Sometimes some musicians just can't even be put in the same sentence as one another. Depending on people's musical preferences. It's hard to compare and can be a bit confrontational. But one thing is for sure the day on which someone is born can't be changed. And then that's where astrology comes in ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    March 15, 2012

    Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center

    Verizon Wireless Theater will no longer be known under that name, because owner Live Nation's sponsorship deal with the communication provider has expired. The venue, which holds about 3,000 people within downtown entertainment complex Bayou Place, will now be known as Bayou Music Center. Rocks Off ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Eight Shows MTV, VH1 & BET Should Bring Back

    We live in a time where crappy reality television has taken over three of the networks that were once originally dedicated to music videos, artist interviews and delivering current events from the younger generation's perspective. With all the flack that MTV (Music Television) gets about not really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Remember Le$'s The Beautiful Struggle?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Le$ The Beautiful Struggle (Self-released, 2010) Le$, the least burly, most modern Boss Hogg ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Boobylicious: Music's 20 Most Memorable Breasts (Semi-NSFW)

    ztams.comWendy O. Williams, seen here with Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister​It may sound silly, but boobs are powerful things. Men are fascinated and entranced by them, while women constantly obsess over their size and shape. In a way, they're not unlike the ring in Lord of the Rings: Capab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Beyonce, Dad No Longer Client, Manager

    ​Beyonce has severed business ties with her father and longtime manager since the days of Destiny's Child, Mathew Knowles, according to a press release from Houston-based Music World Entertainment. "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual," Mathew Knowles, Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    The United States Of Women In Music

    ​Rocks Off is no He-Man Woman Hater's Club. We like women quite a bit, actually, especially those women brave enough to wade through the rivers of bullshit in the male-dominated music business. If you'll page back a few weeks, you'll remember the discussion of our favorite female artists from ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
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    March 10, 2011

    Idol Beat: Idol Worship

    Fox​The Daily Beast had a story up yesterday about how this season of American Idol might be the best ever: This year, the contenders have already proven energetic, and the audience is responding, with half a dozen developing breakout followings across the Internet, even before the finals hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Last Night: Janet Jackson At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco Torres​Janet Jackson Reliant Stadium March 4, 2011 Keep your shirt on. Janet did. Clad in a sleek silver catsuit so tight it was a miracle she could even breathe, let alone walk, let alone shimmy, let alone writhe on the stage during "Feedback," let alone pull of the kung-fu ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Last Night: Diana Ross At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Groovehouse​ Diana Ross Verizon Wireless Theater March 1, 2011 Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. Blame it on David Bowie, but Aftermath couldn't help thinking that while settling into our balcony seat at Verizon Tuesday. Diana Ross and her deluxe band were pounding out "I'm Comin' Out" a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
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    February 1, 2011

    Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    idontlikeyouinthatway.com​This Sunday, Rocks Off will be live-blogging and tweeting this year's Super Bowl halftime show, which will feature noted scholars The Black Eyed Peas. We are diligently studying the entire BEP canon and that of all of their solo members, like the dedicated pop histori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Upcoming: Cold War Kids, Diana Ross, The Sword, Etc.

    ​American Fangs, CB Kings, Another Run, Legacy Fails, Born Again Virgins: Sun., Dec. 26. Fitzgerald's. Arlo Guthrie: Fri., March 25. House of Blues. Authority Zero, Flatfoot 56, Lionize: Sat., Jan. 22. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "New Year's Eve Ball 2011" With Benny Benassi: Fri., Dec. 31. Stere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Surrender Dorothy: Five Better Dark Side Of The Moon Films

    ​Tonight at Miller Outdoor Theatre, a group of musicians will play Pink Floyd's legendary album Dark Side of the Moon live, in its entirety, with each and every instrument that was used to record it back in 1972-'73. With 45 million copies sold, Dark Side is still the third best-selling album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Hotter Than July At Verizon

    Photos by Jody Perry / Click here for a slideshow​Erykah Badu is a vanishing specimen, a pop star who courts controversy - see the "Window Seat" video, coming soon to a Dallas courtroom near you - not out of some narcissistic need to be in the headlines, but because she is legitimately differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    6 Songs You Never Want To Hear At Graduation

    ​It must be that time of year again. Seniors are suffering from GTFO Syndrome, and their loved ones are bracing themselves for several hours of obligatory, coma-inducing celebrations of learning known as "commencement." Yes, it's graduation season. Yet it could be worse. Surprisingly enough, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Can't Forget The Motor City: Our Favorite Motown Jams

    ​ She Said has always been a fan of Stax Records, the gritty Southern label started by a white brother-sister team in a movie theater in Memphis. Something about Stax' organic sound and integrated musical influences (this is the same city that gave us Sun Records) had always felt so raw and real. ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs for Your New Year's Eve Party

    You know when you're at a bar or a party and everything seems über-subdued, then suddenly someone pops a dollar in the jukebox or a CD in the player and it's just the right song for the moment? And then everyone hops up and does this synchronized line -ance perfectly choreographed for the song just ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    January 29, 2009

    The Wiz

    Web exclusive!

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    October 13, 2008
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    July 30, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    Tax Break for the Rich; Roger Clemens at the Capitol; Green Sex

    Mayor White gets help from the appraisal district

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    February 7, 2008

    Diana Ross

    Legendary entertainer discusses her rise to fame, sans big screen

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007
  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    "Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art."

    Black or not, the artists showing at the CAMH are a talented group

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Bjrk

    Middle-aged pixie

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Where Do You Buy Your Hair?

    ...and other questions reporters can't ever ask

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    October 3, 2006
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    March 20, 2003

    Game, Set and Match

    Former tennis player Melinda Mones serves up an ace with her self-titled debut

  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Jenny from the Crock

    Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got, J.Lo's just a Maid in Manhattan

  • Culture

    November 7, 2002

    Memory Lane

    Inman Gallery takes a group of artists to a past of their own making

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Playbill

    Mary Wilson & Dennis Edwards

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    RodeoHouston: Some 'Splainin to Do

    Secret correspondence from the rodeo

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    The Imposters

    Poseurs are performing under famous band names, including one with a Houston connection

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Dead or Alive

    Dead Horse Walking

  • Music

    June 22, 2000
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    May 13, 1999

    Supreme Sap

    Diana Ross and Brandy act maudlin in TV's Double Platinum

  • Music

    March 4, 1999
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    February 2, 1995
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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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