It's been a rough weekend for the Houston blues community. Martin Miglioretti, a graphic artist who designed dozens of posters and other images for the Houston Blues Society, even its Lightnin' Hopkins-themed logo, passed away suddenly Saturday night. He was 58 and signed his creations "Martino."
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The Houston Blues Museum is hoping to jump-start its campaign for a permanent home for its growing collection of recordings and other artifacts related to the city's rich blues history, which the foundation behind it hopes will become everything from a community center to a tourist attraction.
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Before we wrap up for the weekend (and Summer Fest), Rocks Off would like to call our readers' attention to something our sister blog Art Attack posted earlier this afternoon. Abby Koenig attended the opening reception for "Blues In All Its Colors," at the Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park.
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Courtesy HMNSAncient Ukrainian braceletThe summer's coming to an end, which means this is one of the last weekends to catch the many exhibitions in town. In fact, this is the last weekend to see two of the Houston Museum of Natural Science's popular exhibits: "Ancient Ukraine" and "Texas! The ... More >>
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It's the Art Car Weekend and there are lots of events to check out. Oh, and lots of folks to check them out with -- 250,000 people are expected to attend the various events over the next three days. There's a sneak peek at the new art cars, along with a few veteran ... More >>