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Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story


The Great Taj Mahal, Still Whistlin' the Blues

7 years ago by William Michael Smith
It's been a long time so it's hard to remember exactly, but some time in the winter of 1970-71, Taj Mahal played the Houston Music Hall. Between 1968 and 1971, he had put out five albums and become a staple of the hippie music scene. Yet with his soulful reinterpretations,...

Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues, with Susan Tedeschi

15 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
Of all the 1960s folk bluesmen, perhaps none has been as freewheelin' as 62-year-old Taj Mahal. Though rooted in the acoustic side, he's embraced everything from gospel and zydeco to folk and African music, and his Neil Young-like genre-jumping has proved a source of both joy and frustration to fans...

Upcoming: Willie Nelson, Local Natives, Fun., The Manichean, Taj Mahal, etc.

7 years ago by Craig Hlavaty
Al Stewart: Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m., $58-$98. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Alejandro Escovedo: Fri., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m., $28. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM Road 1488, Conroe. Alex Cuba: Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., $15/$16. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston. Angelspit, Myparasites, Cyanotic: Tue., Dec...

Fort Bend ISD Readies A Science-Lab Taj Mahal

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
Residents of the Fort Bend school district have been scratching their heads over the superintendents' determination to build a "science center" -- sorry, a Global Center for Science & Technology -- that would include windmills, high-tech labs, a planetarium and a "sci-max" theater.Part of what's got them scratching their heads...

UH's Taj Mahal Apartment Complex Not Exactly A Hot Seller

10 years ago by Blake Whitaker
It's hard out there for a pimped-out student housing facility.We reported back in May that UH was having trouble leasing rooms in Calhoun Lofts, the deluxe dorms intended for grad students to live in (as well as dance, take cooking lessons, do yoga and reach the summit of Maslow's hierarchy...

Will the Taj Come Tumbling Down?

18 years ago by Tim Fleck
The louvered, multilevel Houston Independent School District administration building was built in the Summer of Love, 1967. Since then, expressions of affection for the sprawling $6 million educational white elephant have been few and far between. It quickly got the Taj Mahal nickname, after India's pricey mausoleum, and it came...

Reviews For The Easily Distracted:
Hotel Mumbai

20 days ago by Pete Vonder Haar
Hotel Mumbai isn't the kind of movie you "enjoy," exactly. It's a gut-churning and pitiless experience, much like United 93.

Guy Schwartz & the New Jack Hippies Return With South By Due East Music Festival

21 days ago by David Rozycki
Guy Schwartz & the New Jack Hippies Host the South By Due East Music Festival this weekend at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar.

Ace of Cups Deliver Their Debut Record...50 Years Later

6 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
Here’s a quick challenge: Discounting the mostly-singing girl groups of the ‘60s, name an all-female rock band. Go! Most people will cite the Bangles or Go-Go’s. Or maybe the Runaways. Music nerds might even pull out Fanny or the Shaggs. But pre-dating them all was the five-member Ace of Cups,...

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