Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see our the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your ... More >>
From Stalin to Putin
A Russian artist explores the force behind American foreign policy.
Library of CongressIn can be easily argued that Russian born composer Sergei Prokofiev, who would have been 120 this week, was the most popular 20th century composer. As a sheet-music salesman, we can tell you that only Scott Joplin and Ennio Morricone come close to the number of requests for ... More >>
On this day in 1916, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, a Russian mystic who entranced the czar's wife, was assassinated by aristocrats wary of his growing influence. It's an intriguing tale and a fitting historical excuse to sample Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, an offering from North Coast ... More >>