Olivewood Cemetery, the first cemetery for Houston's freedmen after the Civil War, was built on land that was a burial ground for slaves so its roots go back more than 150 years. But now, most of the 8 acres are overgrown and headstones are covered over. In addition, some of the graves are falling victim to White Oak Bayou which keeps eating away at one of the cemetery's edges.
It's about to be dedicated as a historical site, and next weekend politicos and big shots will all be in attendance for the dedication ceremony. Here's what Olivewood Cemetery looks like now. PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS BY OLIVIA FLORES ALVAREZ
Leather-loving noise-punks Homopolice's show at Westheimer Block Party March 28 had it all: amplifier humping, instrument smashing, guest screaming from Rusted Shut's Don Walsh, lots of blood and even more dude-on-dude action. Craig Hlavaty risked life and limb to get up close and personal.
The Westheimer Block Party, St. Patrick's Day, the Rodeo, and more... between all that, it was hard to fit South by Southwest into this slideshow, so we didn't. You can look at the best of SXSW here. Everything else that happened in March is straight ahead.
Sure, Pitchfork Music Festival includes musicians from across the indie universe, but it also had plenty of pretty girls among its 10,000 fans. Shot during the Chicago-based festival over the weekend of July 16-18, 2010. (If you've got a thing for women in glasses, this is your gallery.) Photos by
Freaks, geeks and chic braved the gorgeous weather Saturday, March 28, and ventured to Lower Westheimer to get an eyeful of each other - and performers like Tontons, Guitars, Bowel, Muhamid Ali, Small Sounds, Western Civilizaton and literally dozens more.
Did we have anything better to do than head out to the park on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon and marvel at the sights and sounds alongside our fellow Houstonians? You bet we didn't. The event ran March 27-29. PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS BY THOMAS RUNDLE
With so many Austin signs all over it, you'd think we were still at SXSW, but no, the place is in the Heights. And yes, it does have a creek. A bunch of y'all were there Saturday night, March 28. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
"Boss of All Bosses" is the name of Slim Thug's new album, and many were in attendance for last night's release party at Houston club Level, including Devon the Dude, Chamillionaire, Mannie Fresh, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, and more. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
Coachella is a place where you can really be yourself. Festival goers let out their inner animal, Native American and superhero on Friday.
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The Global Center for Quitting Chinese Communist Party held a protest yesterday in the Bellaire area. The Divine Marching Band (thatís them in the blue and white, with the musical instruments)and the Coordinating Committee of the Vietnamese Political Parties in Houston were also part of th...
Dusty, Billy, and Frank stopped by the rodeo on Sunday, March 22 to scorch some faces with their timeless tumbleweed rock. Word on the street is Reliant Stadium now smells like a big ol' smokehouse. PHOTOS BY MARK C. AUSTIN