Liana Lopez

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    November 29, 2012

    Pancho and Shorty

    Pancho needs your prayers, it's true, but save a few for Shorty, too. He just did what he had to do, and now he's growing old. The battle of barrio Christmas.

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    November 8, 2011

    HPMA Preview: Seven Nominated Bands Perfect For Ear Fatigue

    Photo by Liana LopezNick Gaitan and Umbrella Man​Oh, yes, it is that time again, time for the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase You can almost smell it...well, hopefully not. This week we will be profiling the bands who will be performing at this Saturday's HPMA showcase at venues all over ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Brett Dennen & Dawes At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Brett Dennen, Dawes Fitzgerald's May 5, 2011 While many celebrated Cinco de Mayo last night with margaritas and sombreros, Aftermath was at Fitzgerald's watching a folk-rock band and a pale, red-haired dude wearing a Golden State Warriors T-shirt. Nevertheless, we're use ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    April Fool's for Lincoln, Gandhi and Others

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Someone got a late-night/early-morning start on April Fool's Day -- and the victims were Lincoln at the president-heads sculpture on I-10, the Gandhi statue in the Hermann Park Rose Garden and the new statues at Allen Parkway and Montrose.

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    September 3, 2010

    Last Night: Rodrigo y Gabriela At House Of Blues

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Rodrigo y Gabriela House of Blues September 2, 2010 Aftermath is not going to lie. Thursday night was about as cold as we've ever gone into a concert. We knew next to nothing about Rodrigo y Gabriela besides the fact that they are a male-female duo from down Mexico way. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Last Night: Jack Johnson At The Woodlands

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Jack Johnson Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18, 2010 Check out a slideshow from last night's concert. The dirty secret about Jack Johnson is that he may be the closest thing this generation has to the iconic singer-songwriters our parents grew up with in the lat ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Chevron Protests Result In Arrests Downtown

    Photo by Liana Lopez Carted away in comfort​ At least four protesters were arrested this morning at a demonstration outside a Chevron shareholders' meeting downtown. The protesters moved past temporary police barricades and sat on the ground after they were refused entrance into the buildin ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Arizona's Immigrant Law Sparks A Protest At Minute Maid

    Photos by Liana LopezProtesting at an Astros game, but somehow not about beer prices​ About 60 demonstrators were outside Minute Maid Park last night protesting the Arizona Diamondbacks in response to the state's newly passed SB 1070 anti-immigrant law.As baseball fans made their way into the sta ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Los Lonely Boys, Gracious, Playful... And Only Half Acoustic

    Photos by Liana Lopez​ Los Lonely Boys sat on the House of Blues stage Sunday night for the first half of their two-hour set. With a bare-bones light show, two chairs and a drum set, it was all about the music and harmony only the Garza boys deliver so well. The steady stream of love ballads had t ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Two Days of Giftmas: Book Lovers

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. We may not be Chicago or New York, but Houston is still home to a burgeoning literary community, with one of the best Creative Writing MFA programs in t ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Houstonian Displays Roots Of Her Heart

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Gels, nails, wire, gold leaf, chalk pastel, glass beads and oil on wood are just some of the things you'll see incorporated in local artist Lizbeth Ortiz's art work in her solo exhibition "Raíces de mi Corazón," ("Roots of my Heart" in English) that opened last night at Tal ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    "Quieres Bailar?" Cafe Tacuba Packs 'Em In at House of Blues

    Photos by Liana Lopez​ Save a performance at last year's Latin Grammys, Mexican rock superstars Café Tacuba finally made their way back to Houston after a two-year absence with Grammy-winning tunes from their most recent album, Sino, and the light show to match. The band's show at the sold-out Ho ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Pumpkin pie, more than anything else, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we can never remember whether or not you're supposed to hyphenate the word "roundup." Perhaps we should call this installment "This Wee ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Aftermath: The Umbrella Man's CD Release at the Continental Club

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Want to hear some great rockabilly, ska, gospel, zydeco, retro-country and soul? Those are only some of the styles you'll hear on Nick Gaitan and The Umbrella Man's debut CD. When you experience the band live, expect even more. Gaitan and Umbrella Man's other five members pu ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Mini Thanksgiving, Continued: Pecan Pie

    A Thanksgiving feast wouldn't be complete without dessert. That goes for a mini-Thanksgiving dinner too. Last week, we gave you the recipe for the main course of a mini-feast. Miniature pecan pies will put the finishing touch on your meal. They may also help you control the holiday calories, ass ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Mini Thanksgiving

    photos by Liana Lopez​If you don't have to entertain an entire family for Thanksgiving dinner this year but still want to have a feast, here's the recipe for you. This is all you need to make a mini-Thanksgiving dinner for up to four folks. Okay, our recipe is not exactly turkey but it is poultr ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Here's something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: you only have to fist a turkey once a year.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're now voting Republican, because they're the only ones fascist enough to pass this "Everyone Must Now Put Grape-Nuts in T ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Tortured Dogs Speak Out: "Please Stop Dressing Us Up"

    Halloween used to be a holiday for innocent kids to dress up in truly cute costumes. Then it became a holiday for women to dress up in sexy costumes, and men to dress up in whatever costumes would most likely result in them hooking up with a tipsy Sexy Nurse.And now, of course, it is also a holiday ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Hot-Button Immigration Issue Gets Little Discussion Among County Commissioners

    Photo by Liana LopezA packed room hears about 287(g)​It only took 15 seconds for the Commissioners Court of Harris County to approve three additional years of participation in 287(g) after hours of public testimony, mostly in opposition, to the program.The two Houston Garcias, who, by the way, wer ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009

    Opting Out on Obama

    Plus: A Houston actress hits the big screen.

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    September 11, 2009

    Perry Announces Superhero Team To Patrol Border, Maybe Spawn Cable Series

    ​Governor Rick Perry visited Houston Thursday to introduce the Ranger Recon Team, a new border security task force aimed at beefing up the Texas-Mexico border from cartel violence spilling over into U. S. cities.  Gov. Perry cited two occurrences of violence along the Texas-Mexico border in t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    That New Fancy-Ass HEB On Buffalo Speedway Hates Blondes

    Photo by Liana Lopez​Yeah, we've all heard about the blonde who couldn't call 911 because there wasn't an "11" button on her phone. The one who took her scarf back to the store because it was too tight. The one who hates eating M&Ms because they're so damn hard to peel.The new HEB at Buffalo S ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Houston Actress On Working With Mike Judge, Jason Bateman & Mila Kunis

    (This item was written by Liana Lopez.) Photo by Liana Lopez​If you were at the Edwards Grand Palace Stadium for the 7:05 p.m. Friday showing of Mike Judge's new film Extract, you were probably wondering about all the inappropriate applause at the beginning of the show. The usher with the airplan ... More >>