January 12, 2013
Ray Price has seen scoundrels, outlaws and pop-star pretty boys rule over country music for most of his lifetime, but he sounds determined to go out the same gentlemanly crooner he's always been, the picture of stoicism to the last.
Price, who celebrated ... More >>
Rewind: RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away
There's an old saying about what happens when a doctor becomes a patient. Dr. Richard Patt, once a high-placed anaesthesiologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, became a musician first.
Patt, who musically goes by "Dr. Rick," left ... More >>
Here's a touching story that begins, of all places, at a Hooters in Humble.
It involves Tiffany Anne Saint, who vied against 18,000 Hooters waitresses to make the top ten for the16th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant, which takes place in Miami on June 23. She says she decided to compe ... More >>
The much-anticipated Awready! Houston Hip-Hop Music Conference was held Wednesday at the University of Houston, drawing in academics, screwheads, and media alike. The conference is a joint venture between the University of Houston Libraries and Rice University's H.E.R.E. Project (Houston Enriches Ri ... More >>
Houston police are unsure if the shooting death of Iranian activist Gelareh Bagherzadeh was politically motivated or simply a botched robbery, Homicide Captain David Gott said Thursday.
The 30-year-old Houston-based student activist was found dead in her car at about 12:30 a.m. Monday morning.
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Another Austin music legend, Joe Gracey, passed away this morning of cancer complications. He was 61.
When Lonesome, Onry and Mean arrived in Austin in June, 1973 after having worked in radio in West Texas, Gracey immediately became our hero. A disc jockey at the notorious KOKE-FM, Gracey an ... More >>
When Ronnie James Dio succumbed to stomach cancer in May 2010 (some reports say it occurred here at M.D. Anderson), heavy metal lost its arguably greatest voice. And with a career spanning decades in bands like Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, and his own Dio, he left a lot of material to ... More >>
Photos by Robert EasleyClay Walker
March 1, 2011
This year's round of RodeoHouston performers began with Gov. Rick Perry, Clay Walker, a truckload of patriotism, and a few tears. Those things are all not all related, at least not in regards to Tuesday night, unless you accoun ... More >>
foshydogFrom October 11 to 17, local taprooms, eateries, breweries and beer aficionados will join forces to pay homage to all the creative combinations of hops, malt, yeast and water - better known as beer. The first ever Houston Beer Week will be eight days of beer magic taking place in Hous ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to
clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to
get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted
to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBilly Idol
House of Blues
August 25, 2010
See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show.
Hot in the city. Tonight.
Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>
Love and Light Reverberated by Laura Tyler‚ÄčLaura Tyler took care of her grandmother while her grandmother was dying of cancer 20 years ago. Tyler is an artist, and she mainly worked on dark-charcoal and pencil drawings while serving as a caretaker, but her grandmother convinced her to paint. Tyler ... More >>
Do fields from high power lines cause childhood cancer? Years of research have revealed few solid facts. But Joe Jamail has charged the answer is yes, and HL&P knows it. He's headed to court to prove his case - or to dig into the utility's deep pockets.