ZZ Top's Dusty Hill turns 63 years old on Sunday, but who's counting? The Dust and his band mates have been around pretty much forever, with more than four decades of sold-out shows around the world under their belts.
If Hill spends another 43 years playing his Fender bass in perfect precision with ... More >>
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either.
There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>
Let the spin beginThe news that Houston ISD's number of exemplary schools dropped from 101 in 2010 to 59 in 2011, according to the Texas Education Agency's figures just released at 1 p.m. today, could only add more fuel to the fire of critics who are certain Superintendent Terry Grier is dest ... More >>
Freedom of speech is one of the most cherished rights that Americans have, and the fight for that right has drawn some of the greatest legal battles in our history. We like to believe that, after 200-plus years of defense of that right, that we can take it as a given.
However, this week mark ... More >>
Let me tell you what my astrologer said, WarrenThe position of First Lady is often a thankless one. A surprising number of presidential wives, usually citing health, were all but recluses during their husband's administration, brooding out of sight like something out of Jane Eyre.
Others hav ... More >>
Dwight Frye, aka Fritz, in James Whale's Frankenstein (1931)Today is George Washington's birthday, so there's that. However, February 22 is also the birthday of some truly bizarre figures in American history, and those figures have been the inspiration to a great many musicians.
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"The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."
- Gerald Ford
gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>
Must be early October!!October is when fall kicks in, for better or worse. In Houston, it's mostly for the better -- no hurricanes or stifling heat.But October also brings with it certain traditions that, truth be told, we could just as well do without. Here are five:5. The annual Hangin' of the ... More >>
Farrah Fawcett passed away today at the age of 62. Males of a certain generation (those born between 1900 and 1972) will always hold the former Jill Munroe in special esteem for the role she played in hastening their adolescence.There was that poster, for starters, and her short-lived but memorable ... More >>