John Powers

  • Culture

    August 30, 2012

    Japanese Splendor at MFAH

    MFAH show offers treasure trove of centuries-old art from the Kimiko and John Powers Collection.

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Occupying Houston: The Faces & People Behind The Protest

    Marc BrubakerOccupy Houston headquarters in Tranquility Park​The Occupy Together movement, begun in solidarity with New York protesters' takeover of Wall Street and Zuccotti Park, is now no stranger to the media. (As to whether they report on it fairly or not, we'll leave that to individual di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Irish Whiskey: Keep It Simple for St. Pat's

    Turner recommends Jameson Gold, if you can afford a glass.​Don't gild the lily tonight when you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day. That's the advice of whiskey connoisseur and former front-of-house man for Branch Water Tavern, the effusive Evan Turner. "Keep it simple. Drink it neat. Those pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    BANGBANGBOOM: Houston's Brand-New Swingin' All-Star Band

    John Powers​Late Monday morning, Rocks Off got a press release announcing BANGBANGBOOM, the new jazz and swing covers project of local luminaries Andrew Karnavas and Nick Gaitan. Seeing as how Karnavas' Runaway Sun and, well, everything Gaitan's ever done comprise some of our favorite sounds i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Nick Gaitan, Houston Music's Wolf-Like Problem Solver

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Kurt Bertilson​Remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Umbrella Man

    John Powers​ For the cultish followers of JFK Assassination lore, the "Umbrella Man" was a shadowy figure along the parade route in Dallas. The character's story purports that he either was involved in the killing of President Kennedy by using his umbrella to signal the shooters to fire - or even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    The Art Guys Take Notsuoh To New York

    Photo by John Powers If you go to Jim Pirtle’s Notsuoh now through October, you *might* notice some stuff missing. But then again, there’s so much in there, maybe not. The Art Guys brought Notsuoh to CUE Foundation in New York after being asked to curate a show there. “This exhibition is a ... More >>