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Sarah Vaughan

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Tianna Hall, Singer of Sweet Songs

    Who? You could argue that Tianna Hall is the best jazz singer in all of Houston. I mean, you could argue against it too, but it's like arguing that the moon landing was faked. Her smoky voice is a fine mix of skill and improvised magic, and it's landed her on the Grammy nomination ballot three time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Third Ward Treasure Jewel Brown: "I've Seen 'Em All"

    Along with Lightnin' Hopkins's cousin Milton Hopkins, Houston jazz diva Jewel Brown heads north to Chicago this weekend, where she and Hopkins will entertain folks with their new album, Milton Hopkins and Jewel Brown. The festival is paying tribute to Lightnin' Hopkins since this would have been hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 7 Downtown Bars

    Life is about perspective and so is Houston's downtown. Perhaps some look at it as a commercial district and once wannabe party king who lost its luster with the emergence of its cousin Midtown. Or you can see it as a beautiful skyline -- the best in Texas -- that's lightly peppered with a magnifice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Musical Theology With John Coltrane, Robert Johnson

    ​Naxos continues to release episodes from the Masters of American Music documentary series from the '90s, and here are two from the latest releases (the two others profiling Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie). Not a straight biographical doc or even a chronological one about his album releases, The Wo ... More >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2010

    Straight, No Chaser

    The most underground music in Houston right now isn't rap or indie rock...it's jazz.

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Flash Drive

    H.I.S.D.'s DJ grinder turns his camera on.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    R.I.P. Huey Long

    Guitarist Huey Long, the last surviving member of the doo-wop pioneers the Ink Spots, passed away Wednesday at his Houston home. The Sealy native was 105 years old, khou.com reported. Long got his start playing banjo in the Frank Davis Louisiana Jazz Band, one of Houston's top Dixieland draws of th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    "Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art."

    Black or not, the artists showing at the CAMH are a talented group

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2007

    Huey Long

    Happy Birthday Huey Long! ! ! Born in Sealy on April 25,1904 guitarist Huey Long's career began in 1925 with the Frank Davis' Louisiana Jazz Band in Houston. By 1933, he was working with Texas Guinan's Cuban Orchestra in Chicago. Over the next few years, he worked with Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaugha ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Alive and Well

    Jazz and the Osama Raad Quartet

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    A Century of Progress

    Guitarist Huey Long is from all the eras

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Kellye Gray

    Friday, February 22, and Saturday February 23

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Sassy Celebration

    Dianne Reeves breathes new life into Sarah Vaughan's songs

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Jukebox

    Warren's Inn

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Scat's First Lady

    Anita O'Day gets her due in new boxed set

  • Music

    October 23, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
  • Music

    October 31, 1996
  • Music

    April 14, 1994

    The Horn of Africa

    Trumpeter Hugh Masekela hears the beat of the music in the world

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