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Magnolia City Mixtape: Sign the WestFest Petition, And Other Stuff You Need to Know

Are you READY for Rocks Off's Washington Shore party this Thursday? If not, this video of Jersey Shore's Snooki interviewing Phoenix on MTV will melt your brain.

If you read even one Houston-based music Web site, you probably already know that a petition is circulating to show support for the closure of Westheimer as a way to bring back the Westheimer Street Festival (or Westfest, if ya nastay). Mayor Annise Parker gushed all about her love for The Montrose in a documentary that aired recently on HoustonPBS, and she supposedly verbally committed to Free Press Houston's Omar Afra to help bring Westfest back to Houston, so go sign the petition and put the ball in her court.

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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.
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