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Olivia Newton-John

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    September 3, 2014

    Upcoming: Alesana, Beck, D.R.I., Heart, Junior Brown, King's X, Olivia Newton-John, etc.

    77 Jefferson: With Tydings, DML Cartel. Thu., September 18, 8 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002. Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll: With Ranch Ghost., Thu., September 11, 7 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Alesana: With Megosh, Otenki. ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    The '70s' Seven Sexiest Soft-Rock Songs

    This list is not just for the couples who perk up anytime the Cialis commercial airs. It's not only for the cubs who do their homework and will try to impress the cougars with their 1970s music knowledge. Oh, the list is for them; but not only for them. It's for everyone. Everyone that thinks their ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wrestlers, John Legend, Rock Baby Rock It, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, July 21 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    June 26, 2014
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    June 12, 2014
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    July 12, 2013

    Shine a Light On Me: 40 Years of The Midnight Special

    Recently, I was swallowed under a wave of memories while channel surfing. Thanks to some infomercial hustlers who were selling a DVD collection, I was spending the first moments of a new Saturday watching scenes from The Midnight Special for the first time in more than 30 years. My eyes were fixe ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    The 20 Best Album Cover Homages and Parodies

    One of music's most tried and true traditions is the album-cover homage. The sheer amount of album covers patterned after the Beatles, for instance, is utterly staggering. That isn't even counting straight ripoffs or two artists who just happened to use the same photograph or piece of art, which has ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    5 New Holiday Albums For Your Halloween Horror

    Right now, as soon as you can either get to year nearest music retailer or click over to iTunes or Amazon, you can buy the first holiday-themed 2012 album we have heard of, Jason Gray's Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy. If that sounds early to you, well, yeah, but we actually got the email ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Other "Coachella" Festivals We'd Like To See

    So, Coachella tickets sold out a few weeks ago. Evidently, the lineup is killer, accommodating to most tastes. Last year, the festival sold out in a week. This year, even with two weekends available, tickets sold out within a couple of hours. Don't have tickets to the show? Don't fret! What if ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    March 17, 2011

    SXSW: Bob Geldof, Master Of The F-Bomb

    Photos by Chris Gray​Leave it to Sir Bob Geldof to turn the SXSW keynote address into a 45-plus minute combination elaborate cultural history of the past 60 years with rock and roll at the center, personal narrative of how rock and roll ("pop with a hard-on") shook loose his inner social activ ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    15 Awesome Things About This 1987 Phil Simms Workout Video

    With the ongoing studies of head trauma and player safety, we're always talking about how NFL players are "bigger, stronger and faster" in this day and age. A lot of this has to do with advancements in nutrition and training. While the league will likely spend millions paying doctors to conduct al ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Tangerine: Yacht Rock, Golden Triangle-Style

    ​Ahh, Yacht Rock... Yacht Rock...Back in 2006, when we were still the music editor here, this unlikeliest of pop revivals filled our tattered sails with it's magical zephyr: The raw power of really smooth music. While those days now seem as long ago as Jim Messina's relevance on the nationa ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    We Hold Britney Spears Against Us For Four Minutes

    Bellamy Bros. may hold new single against her a good deal longer... Jive Records​Britney Spears' new single, "Hold It Against Me," leaked yesterday and was officially released earlier today. As of this moment, it's blowing up the charts at iTunes and radio. The song sounds as if she walked ou ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Glee: Long Day's "Journey" Into Night

    Accept no substitutes​Where has the time gone? It seems like just last week that New Directions was contending with Sue Sylvester's evil schemes and singing Journey songs, and here in the season finale they're...doing that all over again. Give the show points for consistency, at least. Region ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Glee: Long Day's "Journey" Into Night

    Accept no substitutes​Where has the time gone? It seems like just last week that New Directions was contending with Sue Sylvester's evil schemes and singing Journey songs, and here in the season finale they're...doing that all over again. Give the show points for consistency, at least. Region ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Goldfrapp Gets "Physical" In Hell

    ​So, Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger were just chillin' in Hell (like they do), when suddenly they thought it would be pretty cool to come back and throw a party. So they contacted Olivia Newton-John, who is really a Satanic cult leader with laser-light manipulation abilities, and she raised the ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Glee: Redemption Songs

    ​Our favorite show that doesn't at all remind us of Fame halted the steady slide into mediocrity we've been witnessing since it returned from hiatus with a rather frenetic episode dedicated to the idea that reputations, like songs, can be redeemed.So the assignment this week -- prompted by Kurt po ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Glee: Redemption Songs

    ​Our favorite show that doesn't at all remind us of Fame halted the steady slide into mediocrity we've been witnessing since it returned from hiatus with a rather frenetic episode dedicated to the idea that reputations, like songs, can be redeemed.So the assignment this week -- prompted by Kurt po ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Ten Cover Songs So Bad They'll Shrivel Your Soul

    Two nights ago, while carelessly patrolling the back alleys of the internet, Rocks Off stumbled across Hilary Duff's execrable cover of The Who's "My Generation". Well, what did you think, YouTube commenters? ​ You sure you're not being too harsh? ​ Yeah... ours too. Someday, when we ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Five Memorable - But Not Necessarily Good - Astrodome Concerts

    Bobby Weatherford​It was (semi-seriously) billed as the Eighth Wonder of World, the brainchild of Judge Roy Hofheinz was the first domed ballpark and - for better or worse - ushered in the era of the homogeneous, multipurpose stadiums. The Structure Formerly Known as Harris County Domed Stadium si ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Grease

    A classic musical hits Houston, with Idol in tow

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    August 11, 2009

    Beaumont PI Is On The Case Of Olivia Newtown-John's Missing Lover

    ​Strange doings out of Beaumont, involving a private investigator, a faded pop star and the mysterious semi-death of her lover.Beaumont PI Philip Klein tells RadarOnline that he has proof that Pay McDermott is alive! He's alive!!!Which leads to the question "Who is Pat McDermott, and why should we ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Grease Sing-along

    The River Oaks Theatre invites you to sing along to an undying musical

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    October 18, 2007
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    October 11, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

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    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

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    October 9, 2003

    Still the Word

    Frankie Avalon comes to Houston to chastise a beauty-school dropout, once again

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    December 5, 2002

    Funeral Rights

    A Texas family confronts death, homosexuality and repression

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    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    Thibeaux for the Soul

    Houston songstress crafts her sounds down to the last teaspoon

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    June 7, 2001

    Thunder from Down Under

    Powderfinger has conquered the Fatal Shore. Is America next?

  • Film

    January 25, 2001

    Shotgun Wedding

    With Planner, rookie filmmakers force their characters into some compromising situations

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    July 8, 1999

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Clune's Chicks takes a cheeky look at the '70s

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    January 7, 1999
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    September 3, 1998
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    July 7, 1994
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