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  • Fourth of July in Photos
    We culled the best photos from the Houston Press Flickr pool of the fireworks and festivities at the citywide celebrations this Fourth of July.
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  • July 4 at 3700 Main
    With the sun beating down to the tune of 100 degrees in the shade and police checkpoints every mile or so, Rocks Off decided the most prudent way to spend his Fourth of July was to stay put. Luckily, the Island was hopping with a burlesque show and backyard barbecue at the Continental Club,...
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  • Beyonce at the Toyota Center
    Beyonce (a.k.a. Sasha Fierce) played to a sold-out crowd at the Toyota Center on Saturday, July 4. Her hometown fans were ecstatic to have her back in the Bayou City, as the diva put on a concert that was over two hours long and included myriad costume changes, all of her hits and a tribute to...
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  • 2009 Vans Warped Tour: Mini Ramp Contest
    Friday, July 3, brought the 2009 Vans Warped Tour to Houston for the 15th anniversary of the touring concert and skate contest. While bands like Dear and the Headlights took the stage, local skaters like Max Peterson and Ben Johnson took the mini ramp for the skate contest. First place went to...
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  • Michael Jackson Tribute at Discovery Green
    Approximately 600 people showed up to Discovery Green on Thursday evening, July 2nd, to pay tribute to Michael Jackson by performing a mass "Thriller" dance on the lawn. Organized by Dance Houston, participants were given a crash course on the complicated dance before performing the entire...
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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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