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  • Ben's Beans: Downtown's Newest Coffee Shop
    In a building that's over 100 years old, Ben Deaton has transformed a decaying space into a cute, cozy coffee shop - and it's just what downtown Houston needed. Read more at Eating Our Words. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
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  • Old School: Behind the Scenes With Houston's Blues Forebearers
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club was bursting at the seams with blues history as we shot the cover photo for our feature Old School. See below how we wrangled 11 musicians in their '70s and '80s into one photo, along with this behind-the-scenes video of the musicians talking about what blues...
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  • 24-Hour Disco Kroger Reopens in Montrose
    It's the third renovation for Montrose's beloved Disco Kroger since it was first built in 1978, and it's a welcome one. The one dimly-lit store now has open windows and tall ceilings, as well as a WiFi-equipped lounge for customers. The store will be open 24 hours a day, selling everything from...
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  • Mezze in Montrose: Byzantio's Homey Greek Cuisine
    My dining companion, a longtime Montrose resident, remembers a time when Byzantio only had a toaster oven sitting at the end of its long bar. I don't. I never went to Byzantio back in the "old days," when it first opened in 2004. It's difficult to imagine the place these days supplying food on...
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  • The Restaurant Gentrification of Lower Westheimer: 1997 to 2012
    It only sounds like a Mickey Mouse thesis paper. The continuing gentrification of Lower Westheimer through increasingly modern, upscale, inventive and groundbreaking restaurants is one that's been developing for more than a decade. Follow its path in our slideshow, and read more about the...
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  • Houston Celebrates 175th Birthday
    Mayor Annise Parker led the celebration of Houston's 175th birthday Sunday evening at Historic Market Square Park, near where the Allen Brothers first landed on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Leah White and the Magic Mirrors performed at the party. PHOTOS BY FRANK MONTES
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  • Bikinis and Neon: Identity Festival
    Music fans wore lots and lots of neon (and little else) this weekend for the Identity Festival, a day-long dubstep party and rave. Read our review of the show on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY JIM BRICKER
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  • World Record Hula Hoop Attempt at Disco Green
    Houstonians gathered at Discovery Green Sunday for an attempt to set a new Guinnes World Record for the most hula hoopers spinning in unison at a single location. Participants were required to donate or raise $100 for the Easter Seals of Greater Houston. No word yet from Guinness on whether the...
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  • Beauty and the Beat: The Go-Gos at House of Blues
    Eighties pop icons The Go-Gos rocked House of Blues Saturday night with San Antonio-based openers Girl In A Coma. Read our review on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
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  • Jayden Jaymes's Peep Show at NOX
    Porn star Jayden Jaymes hosted a "Peep Show" themed party at NOX this weekend, signing copies of photos of herself while DJ Jamie Harvey spun in the background. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • American Idol Season 11: Houston Auditions
    Hordes of hopefuls and performers with stars in their eyes lined up more than 24 hours in advance for the Season 11 American Idol auditions in Houston today. Even Ryan Seacrest showed up. Check out videos of some of the hopefuls performing. PHOTOS BY ALLISON WAGONER
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  • August 2011: The Month In Photos
    The heat didn't keep Houstonians indoors much this month. From concerts with pop princesses Katy Perry and Ke$ha to the start of football season, Houston Press was there with our cameras.
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