Jackson (Mississippi)

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Making Magic on the Beach at Hangout Music Festival 2014

    "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands." -- Stevie Wonder There is something absolutely incredible about music. The way it acts as a conduit of expression and celebration, attracting multitudes of pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Mississippi-Bred the Weeks Hope That You Know Bo

    When the Beatles were signing acts to their Apple Records label, it proved to be both advantageous and not so much for Badfinger. For while that band got great exposure, they were also tagged as the "Baby Beatles" for their somewhat similar looks and musical styles. It's a situation that members of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Joel Osteen's Mega-Watt Grin Can't Keep Houston Within the Bible Belt, Survey Says

    Every week, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church sermons reach over seven million viewers across the world. The Second Baptist Church Houston, the largest Baptist church in the largest Baptist nation, hosts a weekly attendance pushing 25,000. The Woodlands Church -- pulling those from Humble, Katy, and Tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Robb Walsh Road Trips and an Introverted Wine Meant for Greatness

    29-95: Opening today is Brooklyn Athletic Club, the new restaurant from Lance Fegen and chef Jeff Axline that took over the spot where Zimm's Little Deck once stood. Greg Morago has a preview of the space, which features two spaces in one: "The Clubhouse, a 45-seat, diner-style, full-service restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Chitlin' Circuit: Road to Rock & Roll Ran Straight Through Houston

    Above: Walter Barnes and the Royal Creolians, the first kings of the Chitlin' Circuit Most music critics, writers, historians, and aficianados in Houston don't think this city has ever gotten enough credit for its contributions to blues, soul, and, the Holy Grail, the birth of rock and roll. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Tontons Premiere "Golden" Video, Announce Tour Dates

    Today local indie-rockers The Tontons finally released their clip for "Golden" onto the world, with the clip written and directed by Tom Adams and the band's own Tom Nguyen at War'Hous off Main. In addition to premiering the video, they also announced new tour dates into early November, including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Reality Bites: Full Metal Jousting

    There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch them all, one at a time. The premise is familiar: take 16 people, divide them into two teams and pit them against each other in a series of contests leading to a lone winner. It could be a variant of Survivor or Road Ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Alvin Fielder Talks Free Jazz, Working for Tricky Dicky and About Dying A Few Times

    Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin Fielder​Alvin Fielder helped found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, worked for the Nixon Administration and spent much of his life running the family drug store. However, hearing him talk about all of his accomp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Alvin Fielder and Nameless Sound: A Profile on the 2012 "Resounding Vision Award" Winner

    Out of all of Alvin Fielder's accomplishments -- co-founding the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), contributing to free jazz and improv essentials, working for the Nixon Administration and running the family drug store -- winning Nameless Sound's "Resounding Vision Award" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Cowboy Diaries: Casey Colletti -- Bareback Riding Does Not Squeeze Horses' Balls

    Mandy OaklanderCasey Colletti, bareback​​True cowboys and cowgirls are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    HISD's (Last?) Big Performance Bonus: $42 Million

    Bonus time at HISD​The Houston school district will hand out more than $42 million in performance bonuses tomorrow, in what may be the last big-time gasp of the district's ASPIRE program for a while. HISD says 1,82816,527 employees earned bonuses ranging from $100 to $15,530 as part of the $4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Ivernal Stubbs: Mississippi-Bred Criminal's Schemes Get Classier In Houston

    Ivernal Stubbs: Are you sure MacBook is spelled with an "N"?​You could call Ivernal Cawone Stubbs and his occasional cohorts stupid criminals and be done with it, but there's something about their schemes we find oddly affecting -- in the same way we once sort of rooted for Wile E. Coyote.Right no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    120 HISD Schools To Open Tuesday -- UPDATED

    The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Displaced in the Diaspora

    New Orleans mayoral candidates are looking for votes -- and finding them in Houston

  • News

    February 3, 2005
  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Rick James RIP, Bitch

    Houston DJs pay homage to the funky one

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    David Banner

    Mississippi: The Album (Street Records Corporation/Universal)

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Kane Mutiny

    The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Getting to the Show

    Minor leaguers toil away, hoping for a shot at the majors. One of them, Round Rock's Jason Green, got a call from the Astros, giving him a chance to live the dream. Others labor on.

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2000

    Keep Off the Grass

    Felder Rushing lectures at the Harris County Agriculture Extension Center

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Striking Out

    Reid Ryan embarked on a new career as a team owner facing one big obstacle: voter approval of a new stadium. Then he called in a campaigner with the perfect pitch: a father named Nolan.

  • News

    February 19, 1998
  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Other Voices

    Houston Ebony Opera readies for its first season without its founder

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Soles on Ice

    For 20 years, prima ballerina Janie Parker's feet have been harnessed to the Houston Ballet. In one more month, she plans to set them free.

  • Culture

    March 16, 1995
  • Music

    November 3, 1994

    Living the Unexamined Life, Happily

    ZZ Top is still bad, but now they're planet-wide. And they ain't thinking too hard about it