Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link.
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Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayUnions Are Basically Legalized Mafia: Sarah Chang, a gorgeous and talented young violinist, tried to perform a recital in Detroit this week. Unfortunately for her, the classical music unions happen to be on strike in Detroit. Chang was probably not even ... More >>
Esperanza Spalding has the sort of backstory that public relations firms dream of - and it has the advantage of being true. At four-years-old, she saw a Yo-Yo Ma performance on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and promptly asked for a violin (the pre-schooler didn't know the word cello). ... More >>
Logo courtesy HLS&RThe Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is coming to town this week, the sign that spring can't be far behind.We've promised ourselves for weeks that we would never, ever succumb to the "25 Random Things" meme, or phenomenon, or whatever it is, but we have received in the ... More >>
Classical music would have no problem attracting crowds if Impulse Artist Series founder Jade Simmons was in charge. During Monday night's kick-off of the week-long piano concert series, "In Their Own Element," Simmons introduced brilliant performances by Nigerian Sodi Braide, Brazilian Vanes ... More >>