When they hit the stage and do what they do, it's easy to forget that our musical heroes are basically just talented, driven and very lucky human beings. They're flesh, blood, bone and the right type of grey matter, all formed into a singular unit designed to delight us all with their extraordinary ... More >>
The wages we pay to rock and roll aren't always of the sinful and hungover variety. Some of us pay, dearly, with our hearing, one of the best gifts that God has given humanity. Besides Kate Upton that is. Today is Pete Townshend's 66th birthday, and The Who guitarist is just one of countles ... More >>
Today is Ludwig Van Beethoven's 240th birthday. It's hard to adequately sum up the man's contribution to music because frankly no modern figure comes anywhere close. In honor of the undisputed master of all that is classical music, Rocks Off thought we'd put together some interesting tidbits ... More >>
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Fox News (the local kind), you giveth and you taketh away.First, you go live to Roy Morales HQ, giving the candidate the rare chance to appear on TV (explaining why he's failing miserably). A dedicated coterie of supporters is bunched behind him in the perfect camera angle to make it look like he ha ... More >>
Photo by laffy4kIt's been an excruciating five-week wait for employees of Houston's only daily newspaper who are scheduled to learn today and tomorrow if they still have jobs. As one nervous reporter described it on Twitter a few days ago, "Out working on plans B-through-F. Anything to take mind ... More >>
Oh God, my stomach is so distended. WHY do I do this to myself every Super Bowl Sunday? I watch one football game each year and it's this one, and the only reason I watch it is to have an excuse to eat snacks and watch commercials. A few thoughts on this year's game: First of all, choirs are ver ... More >>
Dave Mason performs Friday, June 15, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.
Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.
Pete Tong is a mockumentary that will make your heart dance
A romantic fantasy made by people with brains -- go figure
Deaf West Theatre's Big River is a hands-on show
Your baby wants to give you a sign
A deaf activist says the Hobby doesn't want to hear her complaints
HISD's T.H. Rogers
An unhearing secretary hooks up with an unfeeling ex-con in Read My Lips
The arts council director departs after accusations of board conflicts
Lester Tyra's short reign as chief of the Houston Fire Department has been filled with controversy. Can he quench the flames fast enough to save his job?
Eating out can be hazardous to your hearing
Your Friends' writer/director takes a wicked route through relationships
In the battle of the sexes, the Company men lose
When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity
Flawed but passionate, Immortal Beloved takes us inside the genius of Beethoven