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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    January 16, 2014
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    February 7, 2013

    Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham On the Mend After Nasty Spill

    "Maaaaan, I'm doing OK," says Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham over the phone. "A lot better than I was a couple of weeks ago, that's for sure." On Martin Luther King Day, the popular Houston roots/R&B band's vocalist/steel guitarist was riding his bicycle to his mom's house about ten miles away. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    They're Back: The New Moon Tower Inn Has More Beer, Faster Dogs

    "What took so long?" asked a recent commenter regarding Moon Tower Inn's almost 18-month absence, pointing out that the East End hot dog stand looks -- at first glance -- largely unchanged. Here, still, is the canteen-style window that doubles as counter service and bar. The patio too is largely in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Turnovers, Inconsistency, Lack of Defense Hurt the Rockets During Losing Streak

    Sometimes, as the saying goes, you can't hit the ocean from the beach. During the Rockets' seven-game losing streak, which mercifully came to an end at Charlotte on Monday afternoon with a 100-96 Martin Luther King Day matinee win, the Rockets have been awful from the floor. James Harden has been sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Fitzgerald's

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Weird Party Fitzgerald's January 21, 2013 "We use these instruments like jackhammers," says Jon Spencer, headlining Fitzgerald's with the Blues Explosion on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving the venue's proverbial and literal ears ringing. The show wa ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Time to Steal the Donuts: Man Robs Two Donut Shops, Drops Cash Register While Fleeing Second

    In the pantheon of places would-be criminals have on their list of places to rob, I kinda feel like donut shop wouldn't be high on the list particularly before 7 a.m. on a federal holiday. Well, one man in Tyler decided that the early morning hours of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was the ideal time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    MLK Day: What's Closed on Monday?

    Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday and there are quite a few things closed. Here's a rundown of what we know is closed and/or open. If you know of any things we missed, please add them in the comments. Most banks. The United States Post Office -- no mail delivery, except Expr ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Last Night: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we were reminded how a strong and motivated speaker, his words, and his delivery can help change a nation. Last night, we were reminded how the power of the human voice in music can be an equally efficacious ability if mastered correctly. People tend to forget exac ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    A God-Fearing Boogie Man

    Reverend K.M. Williams says the blues aren't the devil's music.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Radishes

    Photo by John Kiely​A Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's. Parsley and cilantro get pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Teacher Taunts Muslim Student Over bin Laden Death

    Cross off another candidate.​A local high school algebra teacher has been suspended for making incredibly stupid comments to one of his students, taunting her that he bet she was grieving over Osama bin Laden's death. What? A humor-impaired math teacher? Something new every day. As KTRK seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Ten Vintage St. Patrick's Day Cards with a Modern Twist

    Thursday is St. Patrick's Day, a day in which everyone can become Jose O'Gonzalez or Ron O'Kopecky if they wish as the world turns Irish for once a year to commemorate Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Most people who will be tipping a glass or soiling a toilet on March 17 will have no i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: Slim Thug, Z-Ro & J-Dawg At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​Slim Thug, Z-Ro, J-Dawg Arena Theatre January 22, 2011 Houstonians from the Northside, Southside and everywhere in between gathered at the Arena Theatre on Saturday night to celebrate two kings. January 17 was Martin Luther King Day, and the 19th was Southwest-side rapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    MLK Boulevard, Houston: In Pictures

    Photos by Dawn McGee​Today, of course, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It seems every American city of any decent size (and minority population) has a street named after him. Writer Rob Walker has a blog featuring pictures of MLK Boulevards around the nation. We decided to do our part.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Top Eight Freedom Songs For MLK Day

    ​Rocks Off sincerely prays that those of you with today off are at least peripherally aware of why you have today off. For our annual MLK Day reflection this year, we thought we'd leave the songs about Dr. King to Bono, and instead share a few of our favorite songs that set his dream to music ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Hustle Town

    Hustlers Brass Band brings hometown joie de vivre.

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    January 14, 2010
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    January 30, 2009

    What's So Bad About That Bill White-MLK-Obama Ad, Anyway?

    Ever since Isiah Carey broke the story on his Insite blog, most of the other media outlets in town have followed up with items on the allegedly offensive advertisement that Mayor Bill White took out in the Houston Defender, a black paper, for Martin Luther King Day.This is, supposedly, a terrible th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Over the (Long) Weekend: Status, Notsuoh and MLK x 2

    Apparently there's some kind of political thing happening in a few hours that's supposed to be a big deal, but we'll pause here for a quick sec to look back at the long weekend. 12:26 a.m. at Status We start things off on San Jacinto, where Bill Olive started his Saturday night prowl... 1:30 a. ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Aftermath: The Jones Family Singers at the Rothko Chapel

    Barnett Newman's "Broken Obelisk," dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., outside the Rothko Chapel/ Image by A D Forman Note: Because Monday's performance was a religious service, no photography was allowed. Thanks to Monday's MLK Day and Tuesday's inauguration, among other reasons, Aftermath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    My Prayer (Is To Be On An E-Mail List)

    Hair Balls is now being prayed for by a network of faithful across America. And it's free. (We think.) A Houston-based company called My Prayer Initiative offers the service (we'll get back to that), which, according to them, is the first of its kind.The press release My Prayer Initiative sent over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Tonight: Still More MLK/Obama Celebrations

    Bishop Fred A. Jones & the Jones Family Singers Rocks Off doesn't mind telling you he's been on a high from MLK Day and the impending inauguration for a while now - since he broke out U2's The Unforgettable Fire and cranked it Saturday morning, pretty much - and the euphoria only seems to be inc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    MLK Day WonderWeek

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Seven Ways To Tell When That Woman Plans To Drug And Rob You

    It's a crime-wave that is terrorizing single, vulnerable men out for a simple night of fun on Austin's Sixth Street. Men powerless to defend themselves from their attackers. Stupid, stupid men.As the Early Show reported recently, six men have been robbed by a group of three or four women dubbed "The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Bad Boy Bill, Montagu Hotel Implosion and Pigskin Playoffs

    Happy MLK Day, y'all. Here's some music to get you moving. We just had ourselves a witch's tit weekend, but it wasn't without hot spells. Bad Boy Bill at Rich's Glowsticks are back. Or something. Anyway, we hit up Rich's at 2 a.m. on Friday night as part of our ongoing project to document diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Playbill: Money Waters

    Matt Sonzala's b-day party Money Waters latest CD, Swalhaggin It's a birthday party for our friend and fellow blog-miester Matt Sonzala of HoustonSoReal and KPFT's Damage Control featuring the sounds of DJ Sun and DJ Melodic, Peekaboo Theory, and Dallas rapper Money Waters. Talking abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    I'm Shocked, Shocked To Be On CNN

    The juice, sans white Bronco. CNN entered the Houston Taser debate yesterday, with the opening segment of the Paula Zahn Now show devoted to interviews with HPD Chief Harold Hurtt, councilwoman Ada Edwards, and an eclectic group of commentators. The report centered on the November Tasering of Ho ... More >>

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