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    August 14, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Jess Walker, the Pride of Pride Houston

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Since 2012 Jess Walker ha ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Brad Woodard: Beloved Houston Newsman Found Dead

    Reporter Brad Woodard, an award-winning former reporter for KHOU, was found dead Wednesday. We have no word yet on the cause of death. He would have turned 52 at the end of the month. Woodard was admired and respected by his peers, and racked up 26 Emmys during his time at KHOU and outlets in Minne ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    November 15, 2013

    Bun B & the Houston Symphony's "Concert Against Hate" at Jones Hall, 11/14/2013

    "Concert Against Hate" Houston Symphony feat. Bun B Jones Hall November 14, 2013 Thursday afternoon, Bernard Freeman paces nervously backstage at Jones Hall during rehearsals for the evening's program. "This isn't your normal House of Blues show," he proclaims. The scope of this performance is ind ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Bing Bang Theory's Jim Parsons Loves Him Some Houston Sports

    Anyone who has seen any interviews with multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons knows of his love for his home town. He is not shy in talking up Houston on national talk shows and even dropping in stuff about us in his show. But, even more than being an unabashed Houston honk, Parsons loves him his h ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    BAZINGA! Rockets Fan, Actor Jim Parsons Sends Video Message to Dwight Howard

    Maybe Dwight Howard wasn't interested in Slim Thug's pitch of strippers and cheap cribs. If not, maybe he'll listen to an Emmy winner and a serious basketball fan. Jim Parsons, who grew up in Houston and performed in local theater groups before moving to LA and making it big on Big Bang Theory, is a ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Chain of Command

    A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.

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    September 12, 2012

    My Trip to Napa Valley: Part I

    I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyworld; a dream land filled with picturesque landscape, a fantastic crisp breeze and some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, ripe for the taking. And the food scene; well, it's TDF. I was lucky enough t ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Switcharoo: 10 Artists Who Tried Other Genres

    Have you ever bought an album of an artist you were familiar with and thought, "wow... that's different?" In fact, many artists try out other genres than the one where they originally became popular as a way for them to grow as artists. But a big question remains: Will the audience grow with them a ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    ESPNU To Launch New Talk Show, So Let's Zapruder Some 1993 Sportsnight Footage From ESPN2

    Every now and then, because it's the "worldwide leader in sports" and can get away with random programming heat checks whenever it wants, ESPN will try and force-feed the viewing public some ill-fated attempt to blend sports and pop culture. Examples include: - Who's Now?, an ongoing feature a fe ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 24, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White! Today, January 17, the real Lady B hits the 90th marker and America couldn't love her more. Betty White really is an anomaly. In the nine decades she has been alive, media has transformed and with it she has evolved from radio to film to television and now to the Int ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    November 3, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 2

    Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.​Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    What Dead Passenger?

    Driver caught with corpse in front seat.

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    May 31, 2011

    Game of Thrones - Eight Ways the TV Series Differs from the Book

    ​HBO's epic series based on George R.R. Martin's first novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series concludes next month. I've been doing my best to sum up the adventures of the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens each week in such a way that newcomers to the story wouldn't be overwhelmed by the she ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Game of Thrones: 7 Observations from a Newbie (and Pop Rocks Pinch-Hitter)

    Yeah, he's my brother, so what?​Pete Vonder Haar couldn't file a Pop Rocks today, so it falls to me to do so. Since he is also our chronicler of all things Game of Thrones, I will pick up that mantle too. I'm not much of a fantasy person at all, but I find myself getting into this HBO minise ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Wanted: $100 Music Video From Emmy Winner

    ​Rocks Off likes to troll the musicians section of Craigslist in an effort to catch interesting acts at their very inception. Usually we get the same old thing day in and day out: Need FOC (Friend of Christ) bass player for worship band. Must have ride. 18 SERIOUS singer looking for band. Ma ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    January 18, 2011

    Why the Golden Globes Are Relevant...No, Really

    Just as relevant as the Academy Awards. Sorry.​The 2011 awards season kicked off Sunday night with the 68th installment of the Golden Globes, a.k.a. That Awards Show No One in Hollywood Takes Seriously But They All Attend Anyway Because They're Too Chickenshit to Blow It Off. Though now that ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Jim Parsons Of Houston Nabs A Big Emmy Nomination

    Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons​Jim Parsons, proud alumnus of Klein Oak High, UH and the Infernal Bridegroom Theater company, has nabbed an Emmy nomination.Parsons was nominated for playing Sheldon Cooper in CBS' Big Bang Theory. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his reaction was pretty sim ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Purple Drank Goes Pro, Thanks To ESPN

    ​ESPN's Outside the Lines, the Emmy Award-winning investigative series that examines topical issues off the playing field, aired a feature over the weekend on Houston's very own rap mascot - purple drank - the dangerous mix of prescription codeine cough syrup and any range of mixers from Sprit ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    The Week In TV: Futurama Lives!

    ​I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a summer of transcredible exploits. This was the week in TV Land: • Last week I asked what you watch during the summer, and the responses covered the bases for summer shows: Burn Notice, Leverage (really?), The Closer (really?!), sporting events, ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Brownsville Chess Teams Get Some National Pub

    HBO provides proof positive chess is a sport​It's been more than two years since the Houston Press wrote about the unlikely success of the collegiate and grade school chess programs in Brownsville, but now the big boys at HBO have caught up and will air a segment Tuesday night about the community' ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    5 New Pop-Star Sitcoms We'd Like To See

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of <>The Monkees winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, making them the first musical act ever to win that award. 1967 also marked a transitional period for the band, which was moving toward creative freedom on the television show in which they started out as ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost and Found

    ​I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Money, Marbles and Chalk! An Affectionate Sketch of Ann Richards

    Actress Holland Taylor plays the late Texas governor

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    January 28, 2010

    Soldier's Girl

    Don't ask, don't tell, don't kill

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    January 5, 2010

    The Houston Press Mastermind Awards: Last Year It Brought Hightower Great Luck

    ​For at least one winner of last year's Houston Press MasterMind Awards, the accolades continue. The Hightower High School Broadcast Academy, which received a $2,000 prize in the Press's 2009 MasterMind contest, was recently awarded three separate grants that will help Ted Irving and his students ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Berliner on Berliner

    There's not a pigeonhole big enough for him

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    August 25, 2009

    No Reservations: Montana

    Photo by gaby53mt​Usually Anthony Bourdain is a hedonist. He indulges in food, alcohol and not a few off-color sex jokes, no matter what city or what audience. But this week while visiting Montana, he exits out of the fast lane. Maybe it's the mountains, but in the first 20 minutes of the epis ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Loco Comedy Jam

    Web exclusive!

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    April 30, 2009
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    March 12, 2009

    Bill Cosby and the Houston Symphony

    Don’t expect Dr. Huxtable – today it’s all about his storytelling stand-up

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    February 16, 2009

    Houstonian Survives First Day Of Amazing-ness

    Houstonian Jodi Wincheski and her partner have (apparently) survived to live another day on The Amazing Race.The reality-Tv show's 14th season premiered last night, and Wincheski was on one of the teams, partnered with a fellow Southwest Airlines flight attendant.According to this report, they came ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    30 Rock Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur

    One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Macho ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    Manifesto Of The Powerless

    We, the people of Houston still without power 11 days after Ike; we, the CenterPoint customers who are seeing friggin' Entergy restore power more quickly (this, for the uninitiated, is the equivalent of your four-year-old making LeBron his bitch on the court); we, the neglected one-third who have ye ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Gary Panter

    The master comic book artist signs his two-volume retrospective

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    June 5, 2008

    Eddie Izzard

    Dressed (Differently) to Kill

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    October 4, 2007

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Alley Theatre invites Dixie Carter and Mia Dillon to help spruce up an old favorite

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    September 13, 2007

    The War

    Ken Burns looks at WWII

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    July 26, 2007

    Kathy Griffin

    How D-list is this?

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    July 26, 2007

    Loco Comedy Jam

    Mike Robles heads up Latino laugh-fest

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    October 24, 2002

    All About the Kids

    Things are going to get ugly on the Kid-Care front

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    March 28, 2002

    Support without Brassieres

    Celebrating mammaries and their many euphemisms

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