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Harry Connick Jr.

  • Film

    September 11, 2014

    Dolphin Tale 2 Is a Warm, Wise Animal Tale

    This sequel puts other sunny-weepy sea mammal flicks to shame

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Food For Thought In "All About That Bass"

    The new song you can't escape is called "All About That Bass," and sounds nothing like its title. You won't be hearing it in the DJ's club mix or slow, loud and banging in the streets. But you might hear it if Taylor Swift and Adele ever square off in a celebrity death match. The song is a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Gerry Sarmiento of Mezzanotte and Piqueo

    I admit that I have a soft spot when it comes to Mezzanotte and Piqueo. They are some of the few fine dining establishments in my neck of the woods, Northwest Houston near Cypress. When I'm too tired to drive into town or just want to be treated nicely close to home, I go to one of those two places. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Los Lonely Boys, Trombone Shorty, Buxton, etc.

    Hometown Hoedown Walters, November 29 There's no place like home for the holidays, and Walters offers up six bands for a wallet-friendly $7 to beat back those Black Friday blahs. Headlining is Black Market Syndicate, still pogoing from the bounce of 2012 LP ...And the Peasants Rejoiced!, but the wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    The Reissue Van Morrison Doesn't Want You to Buy

    What happens when a hotly anticipated new release comes out by an artist... and the artist encourages you not to buy it? On the rare occurrence this happens, it's usually because the artist feels the material is either inferior, not in final form, bootlegged, or somehow fallen into the orbit of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Happy Inventors Day! 5 Musical Inventors to Celebrate

    On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11 to be National Inventor's Day, and commanded the observation of same by all of us less awesome citizens. The day was chosen because it was the birthday of Thomas Edison, who held more than a thousand different patents, including pre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Dr. Khaled Jabboury: Incredible Story of a Proven Cancer Doctor Getting Steamrolled by the Insurance Giants

    It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Rocks Off's Annual Descent Into Sunny 99.1's Christmas Music K-Hole

    Since 2008, I have spent an hour listening to Sunny 99.1 FM's Christmas music for the Rocks Off blog. Right after Thanksgiving, it's the first thing on my checklist, right next to finding new, weird holiday music for you and trying not to gain 20 pounds in merriment by January. Most of the time on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    11 Albums with 11 in the Title at 11:11:11 on 11/11/11

    ​Personally, we're all pretty sick of the whole 11/11/11 thing. We know that "it goes to 11!" (thanks, Nigel) and it's funny how numbers work, but internet nerds seem to love it. So, in honor of all you nerds, we give you 11 albums with 11 in the title. Just for you, we even posted this at 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Friday Night: Michael Buble At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Michael Buble Toyota Center July 16, 2010 "I think Michael Buble speaks three languages: English, Sinatra and vagina," said the girl sitting next to us, who we will call Tammy, at the Canadian singer's sold-out gig Friday at Toyota Center. Walking into the venue that nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Idol Beat: Adios, Aaron

    What does this have to do with crooning, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr.? Absolutely nothing.​I was amazed, if not exactly surprised, at how much time Idol can kill in a one-hour results show. Now that we're down to just a handful of singers, the producers are really reaching for padding, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    American Idol: Adios, Aaron

    What does this have to do with crooning, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr.? Absolutely nothing.​I was amazed, if not exactly surprised, at how much time Idol can kill in a one-hour results show. Now that we're down to just a handful of singers, the producers are really reaching for padding, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Idol Beat: They Did It Their Way

    Sorry, ol' blue eyes.​This was Frank Sinatra week on American Idol, with Harry Connick, Jr. himself on hand to coach the contestants and write the arrangements. Basically, it was a chance for Big Mike to kill it while the other contestants tried to keep up, which is pretty much what happened. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    American Idol: They Did It Their Way

    Sorry, ol' blue eyes.​This was Frank Sinatra week on American Idol, with Harry Connick, Jr. himself on hand to coach the contestants and write the arrangements. Basically, it was a chance for Big Mike to kill it while the other contestants tried to keep up, which is pretty much what happened. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Can Rocks Off Withstand an Entire Hour of Sunny 99.1's Holiday Programming?

    ​Since Thanksgiving night, local dentist office-core radio station Sunny 99.1 FM has been pumping out non-stop Christmas tunes as they have been doing now for quite a few years. It's a Houston phenomenon and an ominous bellwether for the coming holiday. You pretty much know when you can hear Vanes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Another Rock Mag Bites The Dust: Performing Songwriter Says Goodbye

    Print publications focusing on music continue to fall like pine trees in a hurricane. The latest to close its doors is 16-year-old Performing Songwriter. Editor/publisher Lydia Hutchison announced Wednesday that the June issue would be the last. The magazine joins No Depression, Blender and Count ... More >>

  • Film

    January 29, 2009

    Fish Out of (Frozen) Water in New in Town

    Renee Zellweger as the anti-Norma Rae

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Cool Out on Your Commute

    2009 is only a few days old, and Houston's radio climate is already improving. Not on the FM dial, which remains a wasteland north of 91.7 (same as it ever was), but starting at 4 p.m. today, commuters can immerse themselves in the swinging sounds of Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, B.B. King ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    New Orleans Legend Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and a Guilloteen's Swan Song

    McManus plays his last Houston gig this week, while a Big Easy piano-pounder plays his first

  • Film

    May 24, 2007

    Bug

    Break out the citronella candle: This creepy thriller gets under the skin

  • Home Entertainment

    June 1, 2006
  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005
  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    All for One

    A pair of ace session men join up and call forth the Soul of John Black

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    When Harry Met Santa

    Christmas comes early courtesy of Harry Connick Jr.

  • Film

    March 27, 2003

    Pap Fiction

    Travolta unloads another awful bomb in Basic

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001
  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Don't Hate Me Because I'm Popular

    Spyro Gyra keeps making the best friendly jazz

  • Film

    March 2, 2000

    Dog Breath

    Adaptation of Willie Morris's childhood memoir has too many fleas

  • Film

    August 5, 1999

    Iron Beauty

    A cartoon boy and a big metallic man carry a message of peace

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    Irony Deficient

    Hope Floats stays shallow

  • Film

    August 28, 1997
  • Calendar

    October 17, 1996
  • Music

    August 29, 1996
  • Film

    July 4, 1996

    Alienating

    Independence Day has a concept. What it needs is a plot.

  • Calendar

    April 11, 1996
  • Music

    September 14, 1995
  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Ready to Rise

    Raisin' Cain may give Jesse Dayton his long anticipated push into prominence

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