Eyeopener Tour: Music Maestros

In the category of places that make you “stop and do a double take,” The Orange Show has to top anyone’s list. But their own kookiness isn’t enough for them, apparently, as the folks at the show host a series of Eyeopener tours, bringing busloads to other places that meet the “double take” description. Today’s trip, called Music Maestros, is more of an aural experience than a visual one, as it explores Houston’s musical history. First stop is the high-tech Sugar Hill Studios, which in the past has hosted the likes of Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and Selena. From there, it’s on to the Gulf Coast Electronics Museum, which grew out of a custom-sound and retail store founded in 1946. The tour winds up at The Ink Spots Museum, featuring memorabilia from the 1930s rhythm-and-blues group — as well as its last living member, 104-year-old Huey Long. (How’s that for living history?) Buses depart The Orange Show at 1 p.m. 2402 Munger. For information, call 713-926-6368 or visit www.orangeshow.org. $40 to $60.
Sun., Nov. 16, 1 p.m., 2008
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