Patti LaBelle

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    September 24, 2014

    Jury Clears Patti LaBelle in Airport Assault

    A federal jury on Tuesday cleared the Patti LaBelle and her entourage in the beating of a West Point cadet at George Bush International Airport. Richard King sued LaBelle, her son, her hair dresser, and a 400-pound body guard after the March 2011 brawl. Attorneys for LaBelle and her crew claimed t ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: August Alsina, Better Than Ezra, KISS, etc.

    August Alsina Warehouse Live, August 29 This show has already sold out, so time to hit up the "secondary market." But August Alsina is that hot, no thanks to rumors that he's now dating Nicki Minaj. She's definitely a fan of the New Orleans-bred singer's "No Love" single, because she appears on the ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Upcoming: August Alsina, BettySoo, Del Castillo, Juvenile, Max Stalling, Ricky Skaggs, Z-Ro, etc.

    Acidic: With North Til' Dawn, Rainchild, A More Perfect Union. Sun., August 3, 8 p.m., $8. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Air Traffic Controller: With The Tragic Thrills. Fri., August 15, 7 p.m., $10. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. AJ Jordan: Sun., ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The Chronic: 10 Musicians With Ongoing Illnesses

    When they hit the stage and do what they do, it's easy to forget that our musical heroes are basically just talented, driven and very lucky human beings. They're flesh, blood, bone and the right type of grey matter, all formed into a singular unit designed to delight us all with their extraordinary ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    October 12, 2012

    Quietly, For a Dance Club, Rich's Reopens Under New Ownership

    Rich's, the popular but troubled Midtown dance club, has quietly reopened under a new ownership group after the landlord evicted previous tenants in May. The venue at 2401 San Jacinto is now operated by a group of investors calling itself Rich's Sacred Ground Inc. According to Texas Alcoholic Bever ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    UPDATED: Memorable Houston Concerts of 1992

    UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Saturday Night: Maze, Patti LaBelle, O'Jays, Babyface, etc. at Toyota Center

    "Summer Music Fest" feat. Frankie Beverly & Maze, Patti LaBelle, the O'Jays, Babyface & Tank Toyota Center August 4, 2012 Like a good neighbor, we can always count on soul/funk band Maze and its front man, the eternally white-clad Frankie Beverly, to be here each summer. Cognizant of the fact that ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Movies You Should Watch: Five Oscar Losers That Were Also Worth the Win

    The movies that win the Oscar for Best Picture aren't the only ones that deserve your attention. Here are five films that were nominated, but lost, that we think are worth a screening.

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    February 2, 2012

    The 10 Oddest Super Bowl Halftime Performers

    The Super Bowl seems to be running out of stadium-sized performers who can attract eyeballs (the Black-Eyed Peas?), and this year they're hoping that faded scandalist Madonna will do the trick. It's not like they haven't been desperate before. In the early days of the event, producers regularly tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Barbecue and Big Books of Modernist Cuisine on Top Chef: Texas

    We've had a week off, and in that time frame the Top Chef: Texas contestants have moved on from Dallas to Austin. My drug of choice this week is cough syrup, which I've been drinking all day long. I feel like a gangster. (More on this later today.) Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge this week, and ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2011

    Notsuoh Wins Injury Suit

    Jury rejects $12 million claim

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Twitter and Tales from Everyone's Childhood on Top Chef: Texas

    HERE'S PATTI LABELLE BECAUSE WHY NOT THAT'S WHY.‚ÄčI left a dinner tonight at Roost earlier than I would have liked -- I really need to stop making dinner plans on Wednesday night, but my job more or less necessitates that I eat out every night -- and will circle back around to this fact shortly. Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Bummer, Dude: The 10 Big Musical Disappointments of 2011

    Photo by Marc BrubakerThis guy's crazy rant at Fun Fun Fun Fest made the list.​All things considered, 2011 was a pretty bitchin' year for popular music. It wasn't all high-fives and Grammies for our musical heroes, however. More than few steaming flops, blown gigs and sour notes made the yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Ray Hill's Arrest Video Tells Different Story Than What Cops Say

    Don't Get in the Way of Our Titty Bar Raids, Yo! ​ Security camera footage taken during a raid at the Treasures strip club shows a Houston Police Department officer shoving gay activist Ray Hill in the chest before other officers surround the 71-year-old, handcuff him, and escort him from the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    July 13, 2011

    5 Great, Utterly Absurd Moments In Diva History

    ​Many performers are referred to, or refer to themselves as "divas." This happens especially when the performer in question has thrown a tantrum for little or no reason. You see, "diva" is actually French for "spoiled pain in the ass." A fine recent example comes from right here in Houston: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Developments: Two Members of Entourage Charged

    Patti LaBelle's airport run-in deepens.​Two members of Patti LaBelle's entourage that were involved in an incident with a West Point cadet at Bush Intercontinental have been charged. KTRK had the first report. A bodyguard and a 63-year-old female hairdresser have been charged with assault. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Fires Back: Cadet Was Drunk, Racist and Sexist, She Says

    Patti LaBelle, who has been maintaining silence ever since a West Point cadet sued her and her entourage for beating him up at Bush Intercontinental Airport, has finally said something. Well, her lawyer has. And it came in the form of a countersuit filed in federal court here that claims the cadet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    The 2011 BET Awards, Or The Vindication Of Chris Brown

    ​6:58: High-five to the Houston Press for flying us out to Los Angeles to cover the BET Awards. Cool move. Thus far, it's been extra fun. We ran into Kobe and, um, saw some people filming a movie, and... uh... there were some angels or something, and... there... there was... eh, shit. We're n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Update: Beaten Cadet Sues Airport Worker Who Allegedly Squealed to West Point

    Patti LaBelle case: Airport worker told West Point about cadet incident, cadet gets suspended​The former West Point cadet who's suing singer Patti LaBelle's entourage for allegedly assaulting him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March has added an airport operations worker to the list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    City Tries to Get Out of Patti LaBelle Lawsuit

    Patti LaBelle and part of her entourage.​The City of Houston is claiming immunity in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who said members of singer Patti LaBelle's entourage assaulted him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. In papers filed Thursday, city attorneys claimed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Sued For Assault By West Point Cadet

    Patti LaBelle: Was she too excited?​"Lady Marmalade" singer Patti LaBelle is a bloodthirsty she-demon, according to a lawsuit filed by a West Point cadet who says the golden-throated diva ordered her entourage to kick the holy hell out of him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. Filed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Vs. Bob Dylan: A Side-By-Side Showdown

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​In case you've been under a complete self-imposed total media blackout - how do those work, by the way? - you no doubt know this week is a pretty important milestone in the lives of two of America's most important cultural figureheads. Maybe the two most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Listening Back: KTSU DJ Marks 30 Years On The Air

    Photos courtesy of Myron Anderson/KTSU​Friday marks Houston radio personality Myron Anderson's 30th anniversary at KTSU (90.9 FM). Best known for his Friday-morning show, "Listening Back With Myron Anderson," Anderson joined the Texas Southern University station as a student in 1981. That sam ... More >>

  • Film

    February 25, 2010

    Name That Cop Movie: Kevin Smith's latest is a cliche-filled comedy

    Kevin Smith's latest is a cliché-filled movie-trivia comedy — so crazy it just might work!

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    October 22, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Brief History of "Danny Boy" - Evergreen But Not Exactly Irish

    ‚ÄčThe Pogues are only one week away, so no time like the present to reflect on Irish music. For many Americans, no song epitomizes Irish music like "Danny Boy." Lonesome Onry and Mean was gently prodding my Irish and European friends at the boozer recently regarding their opinions about the top rec ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Beyonce at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Imagine, if you will, being invited to the most lavish party, held just for you and about 15,000 of your closet friends. The host, a beauty from McGregor, whose only mission is to give her guests 100 percent of herself and satisfy their needs for a night of entertainment. In ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 2, 2008

    Patti LaBelle

    She has a once-in-a-generation voice and she's coming to Houston - again

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    May 22, 2008
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    March 18, 2008

    $13 at Zake Sushi Lounge

    Where: Zake Sushi Lounge, 2946 S. Shepherd, 713-526-6888 What $13 gets you: A surprisingly generous portion of fresh, delicious Japanese cuisine in a swank, luxurious setting. Good sushi for $13? Impossible, right? I thought so, too, until I recently wandered into Zake Sushi Lounge, which is set i ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    Patti LaBelle

    The woman with a once-in-a-generation voice bares her soul to Houston

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    October 4, 2007


    Nona Hendryx’s music makes this production a must-see

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The Essence of Gordon Chambers

    From journalist to songwriter to singer

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Night of the Living Dead

    The Zombies erupt out of the psychedelia graveyard

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    When Nelly Met Kelly

    A St. Louis rapper helps a hometown girl step out of the shadow of a multiplatinum band

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    April 20, 2000
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    January 28, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 28 - February 3, 1999

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    July 2, 1998
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    June 18, 1998

    "Think" Not

    A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song

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    November 6, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    August 8, 1996

    Sounds Like a Winner!

    1996 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    July 20, 1995

    Perpetual Funk

    Six years on, and just ready to begin, Beat Temple releases its first CD