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Cornbreadd Goes To Washington: Maurice Duhon Talks U.S. House Campaign

Cornbreadd - make that Maurice Duhon Jr. - is, to use a term of the trade, good copy.

He's articulate, opinionated and effervescent, a tireless self-promoter with a genuine concern for and interest in the welfare of others - first his fans as the rapping front man of Houston Press Music Award winners Tha Fucking Transmissions, then readers on his Wordpress blog PoliticalAbyss, now his possible potential constituents as an independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives against longtime District 18 Democratic incumbent Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

This evening at 6 p.m., Duhon will give a lecture on Harriet Beecher Stowe's 19th-century novel Uncle Tom's Cabin as part of a campaign fundraiser. As you might expect, the lecture's original title - "WHO and WHAT is an Uncle Tom? A Retrospective Conversation" - raised a few eyebrows, and the event was rescheduled to Check Other Outfitters, 2507 Bagby near McGowen, from the Eldorado Ballroom when the nonprofit sponsors dropped out.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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