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  • Uber-Patriotic Album Covers
    America's Independence Day is this weekend, where we salute the courage of our forefathers with controlled aerial explosions and small grease fires in our backyards. Nobody likes a silent holiday, so we found some album covers with plenty of American spirit, which illustrate in no uncertain...
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  • "Good Vibrations": Metaphysical Magical Mysteries in Art
    Artists Paula Hawkins, Solomon Kane, Van McFarland and Michael Young know how to throw a party. The opening to their new group exhibit "Good Vibrations" Metaphysical Magical Mysteries in Art includes a live band, wait staff in bikinis and body paint, drinks, food, free valet parking, not to...
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  • Houston Chowhounds' 2nd Annual BBQ Smackdown
    The Houston Chowhounds hosted their second annual BBQ Smackdown on Saturday, June 27 at Pearl Bar. Brisket and ribs from six area barbecue joints were judged on taste, tenderness, smoke and other criteria. The top three winners from last year were back to defend their title, but did they do so...
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  • Dock Dogs at Discovery Green
    This weekend, Discovery Green played host to the increasingly popular sport of dog jumping at the DockDogs competition. Dogs of all shapes and sizes competed in events like the vertical jump, speed retreive and the big air. The dogs, their owners and the spectators all enjoyed the day,...
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  • Out 4 Justice: Houston's 31st Annual Gay Pride Parade
    Approximately 200,000 people braved the heat on Saturday afternoon and evening to witness the largest gay pride parade in the southwest: Houston's 31st annual pride parade. The theme this year was "Out 4 Justice" and -- as usual -- the festivities commenced at 8:45 p.m., as Houston does, after...
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  • Pride Show: A LGBT Playlist
    Sounds like Houston is all set for its annual Pride festival Saturday. Rocks Off figured we'd chime in with a few (well, 20) of our favorite albums from gay/lesbian/bisexual artists or groups with at least one LGBT member. These acts definitely have a lot to be proud of.
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  • June 2009: Month in Photos
    From concerts to contests, June was a busy month despite the oppressive heat. Check out our retrospective in photos below.
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  • Artopia 2009
    A retrospective of the 2009 Artopia event at Winter Street.
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  • GRITSY! at La Strada
    Dubsters packed La Strada on Westheimer on Saturday night to the beats of some of Houston's hottest DJs. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • Paris Falls at Mango
    Hipsters and scenesters were all at Mango's on Saturday night to listen to the sounds of local husband-and-wife fronted rock band Paris Falls. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • Fajitas at Ninfa's on Navigation: From Prep to Plate
    Robb Walsh's recent feature on the dubious origins of most fajitas eaten in restaurants today sent Houston Press photographer Troy Fields on an interesting journey to the original Ninfa's on Navigation, to photograph the entire process of prepping their famous fajitas. The meat used at Ninfa's...
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  • Albums Almost as Old as We Are, Part 4
    The other day, the Rocks Off brain trust was sitting around talking, and one of us happened to mention whatever album it was we were talking about - it might have been Duran Duran's Rio - came out the year one of us was born. That got us thinking, "How much have albums released within 12 months...
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