"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin FielderAlvin 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 >>
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 >>
Mandy OaklanderCasey Colletti, barebackTrue 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 >>
Bonus time at HISDThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
New Orleans mayoral candidates are looking for votes -- and finding them in Houston
Houston DJs pay homage to the funky one
Mississippi: The Album (Street Records Corporation/Universal)
The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers
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.
Felder Rushing lectures at the Harris County Agriculture Extension Center
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.
Houston Ebony Opera readies for its first season without its founder
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.
ZZ Top is still bad, but now they're planet-wide. And they ain't thinking too hard about it