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Anne Frank's Diary Explores Hope in the Face of a Great Evil

5 days ago by Margaret Downing
Vivienne St. John, Artistic Director of Main Street Theater's Theater For Youth, was — like many people — sadly surprised by the recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York City. She had hoped, thought, that kind of prejudice and violence against Jews was a thing of the past. Totally coincidentally, because...
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Elton John Looks on a Life of Music, Sequins and Hedonism. Lots of Hedonism.

3 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
Me By Elton John 384 pp. Henry Holt & Co. $30 It was with some bemusement that moviegoer/rock and rollers compared two recent biopics of flamboyant and gay ‘70s rockers Freddie Mercury and Elton John. The PG-13 rated Bohemian Rhapsody hinted at, but never really dug into its subject’s personal...
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Son Of Sahm: Shandon Sahm Brings Tribute Show To Houston

3 months ago by Gladys Fuentes
Shandon Sahm, son of Texas legend Doug Sahm, provides the final quote in the documentary, Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, saying “He was put on this earth, like the Texas tornado that he was, came in, left us all this beautiful great body of work and music...
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Beyond Oldies: Allen Hill Goes All Over The Map in Debut Solo Album

4 months ago by Gladys Fuentes
Allen HIll’s name is synonymous with oldies; hell, some people even think it’s his last name. The Houston native has been making audiences shake their tail feathers for more than 20 years. Mostly recognized as the suit and tennis shoe sporting front man of The Allen Oldies Band, Hill wears...
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Music Appreciation 101: Joe Jackson

8 months ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
If I was applying to instruct music appreciation at some staid Ivy League college or maybe the local juco, I’d pitch my course curriculum to the Dean of Arts by bringing a half-dozen Joe Jackson albums along to my interview. I’d ask the dean to queue each one up on...
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Evan Dando, with the Love Scene and the New Amsterdams

17 years ago by Laura Bond
It's been seven years since we heard from Evan Dando, who once lent the Lemonheads a perpetually stoned swagger as well as an affinity for '60s-flecked guitar pop. During that time, he got hitched, fought -- and often lost -- a battle with the bottle and eventually got around to...
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Cover Story: Move Over, Colorado; Nevada May Be the New Amsterdam

6 years ago by Angelica Leicht
High rollers. Glitzy casinos. Feathered showgirls. And now, weed. Las Vegas has long been a city of overindulgence. That little slogan, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," exists for a reason. And that reason? Debauchery. Throw a little weed into the mix and it may just push that Vegas-bred...
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Look Out, Amsterdam; Colorado's Pot Tourism Industry Is Comin' For Ya

6 years ago by Angelica Leicht
So you want to get Rocky Mountain high, but you aren't sure how to navigate the regulations of the legal pot industry. Well, no worries. You can still get high on Colorado's supply. All it takes is some road trippin' and some cash. If you've got a couple of vacation...
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A First Look at Common Bond and Van Gogh

10 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
April in Paris may be the dream of many a romantic soul, but April in Houston can be pretty wonderful, too. We may not have the Eiffel Tower or the Seine, but we've got The Williams Tower and Buffalo Bayou. If longing for champagne in France on a beer budget...
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The Studio at Warehouse Live Sets Perfect Scene for Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers

10 months ago by Matthew Keever
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers The Studio at Warehouse Live March 16, 2019 "All trips come to an end," Laura Jane Grace sang during "The Airplane Song." "Some of them never begin." Grace's journey has had at least two beginnings: One in 1997 when she formed the punk...

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