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Remembering Daniel Johnston, Lo-Fi Guru of Do-It-Yourself Music, Dead at 58

28 minutes ago by David Ensminger
Though a transplant from West Virginia, and born in California, Daniel Johnston was synonymous with Austin’s unique and weird music ecosystem for years. Despite suffering from a sometimes debilitating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, he became a bona fide lo-fi guru of Do-It-Yourself music-making. On Wednesday, September 11, he died, likely...
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First Soloist Oliver Halkowich Explores What Houston Ballet Has Meant to Him in A World Premiere

28 minutes ago by Margaret Downing
During its first mixed repertoire program this season, the Houston Ballet will show off the much-admired Mummuration by Edwaard Liang and Passion by James Kudelka — along with two world premieres one of which is by Houston Ballet First Soloist Oliver Halkowich. In addition to the world premiere of Elapse by Chinese...
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Hundreds Show Up to Donkeeboy and Donkeemom's Interactive Art Show

58 minutes ago by Carlos Brandon
Alex Roman Jr., aka Donkeeboy, teamed up with his mother, Donkeemom (Sylvia Roman), on a one-night-only gallery show and interactive event on Saturday.  The expositional pop-up took place in The Union HTX, a re-purposed historic home turned rotating art gallery in the heart of Washington Heights' Art District. The inaugural...
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NFL Week 2: Texans 13, Jaguars 12 — 4 Winners, 4 Losers

58 minutes ago by Sean Pendergast
Hey, a win is a win. An NFL game can be an utter atrocity, game management can be an affront to sensible thinking, and execution can be nearly nonexistent at times, and as long as there are more points on the scoreboard for your team at the end, that's all...
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Squeeze's Chris Difford on Those Lennon-McCartney Comparisons: "I'm Ringo"

1 hour ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
In the 1970s, when British rock band Squeeze began to show promise with a growing catalog of catchy and engaging songs, Rolling Stone excitedly dubbed its songwriting duo, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, “the Lennon and McCartney of their generation.” That drew some scrutiny from lots of music folks, including...
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This Week in Houston Food Events: Fresh Corn Tamales and Mexican Independence Day

1 hour ago by Brooke Viggiano
Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings: All month long Fresh Corn Tamale Season at Hugo’s Throughout September, award-winning chef Hugo Ortega will offer fresh corn tamales at his namesake Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer. Hugo’s tamals will honor the flavors, traditions and culture of central Mexico, with a duo...
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Da Camera Serves Up Musical Feast in Bon Appetit!

1 hour ago by Natalie de la Garza
Da Camera opens their 2019-2020 with all things French in Bon Appetit!
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Astros Get Good News on the Injury Front

1 hour ago by Jeff Balke
It's been a bit of an up and down last six weeks of the season for the Astros off the field as they continue to do well on it. From Carlos Correa's back to Ryan Pressly's knee to Yuli Gurriel's hamstring, the training room at Minute Maid Park has been...
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10 Things We Learned from #TobeNwigweAtMFAH

19 hours ago by Marco Torres
How do we measure success? Some would say with money, fame, and connections. Others may argue that success manifests itself through the creation of family and a supportive team. Even without access to Tobe Nwigwe's bank statements and tax returns, we can still clearly state that this particular artist from...
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The Hard Problem at Main Street Theater is Classic Stoppard in All the Right Ways

23 hours ago by D. L. Groover
If the first scene of a play has a couple in bed, undressed or sitting close enough to each other to pique your interest, you might be anywhere in contemporary theater. If the first scene of the play has a couple in bed and they're talking statistics, cost benefit analysis,...

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