Jimmy Swaggart

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee at Stafford Centre, 6/25/2014

    Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour Feat. Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee Stafford Centre June 25, 2014 Urban Cowboy has had an unusual half-life. As fiction, it comes up somewhat wanting today; its star-crossed lovers Bud and Sissy ain't exactly Romeo and Juliet. But the film did have the good fortune to be larg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Stryper's Michael Sweet: "We Stick To Our Guns"

    See more with Michael Sweet in this week's issue of the Houston Press. In the 1980s, contemporary Christian music was on the cusp of accepting a nice little jolt of electricity for headbangers everywhere. That jolt of electricity, my friends, was Stryper. They burst onto the scene and have since p ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Stryper: Christian-Metal Kings

    Michael Sweet explains what Stryper learned from Judas Priest and Van Halen.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    The Comeback Cowboy

    After taking a tumble, Mickey Gilley is back onstage.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Idol Beat: Brought To You By The Church Of Scientology

    ​I thought I imagined it at first, or was suffering the onset of hallucinations brought upon by sleep deprivation, strong drink, and three consecutive nights of watching Steven Tyler undress the audience with his eyes. But for maybe the first time since Season 10 of Idol began, I actually rewo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Comment of the Day: You're Too Sensitive About Religion

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Believe It Or Not, There Are Bigger Crybabies Than Cristiano Ronaldo

    ​We've reached the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup, and some big names have already been unceremoniously booted after early round losses. Not many people were surprised at France's exit, and The USA and England were lucky to make the Round of 16 in the first place. But Italy, the reigning ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 4, 2007

    "Rebecca Ward / Jason Rogenes / Dan Steinhilber"

    Finesilver hosts three gallery-specific installations

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Carlton Pearson

    Houston's Unity Church hosts the former megachurch preacher who wrote, "God Is Not a Christian"

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    Digital Manual

    The MFAH puts on a watershed exhibition of works by Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Blues Lucifers

    San Antonio's Boxcar Satan rumbles in from the west with its punk-roots noise

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Band of Easy Virtue

    Meet the New Pornographers, who change genres as often as porn stars change partners

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    In Arms' Way

    Phil Arms once saved Ron Garner from a life of sin. Garner tried to return the favor when confronted with evidence of the preacher's drug use. But Arms viewed it as just a Judas kiss.

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Homeward Bound

    A trip back to Houston for Rodney Crowell is a trip back in honky-tonk time

  • Music

    January 15, 1998