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Beautiful Grit: Black Lung Lucy Album Release

1 month ago by Gladys Fuentes
Shakespeare’s love sick Juliet famously philosophized, ‘What’s in a name?’ It was her belief that a name did not provide the actual characteristics of the noun, but in the case of Black Lung Lucy, the name packs a punch. “She seems like a cool chick,” says Black Lung Lucy singer...

TX Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Turned A Boring Job Into Radical Right-Wing Launchpad

5 months ago by Schaefer Edwards
With his sunburnt complexion and signature white cowboy hat that’s seemingly glued to his head, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller looks less like a government bureaucrat than he does a rootin’ tootin’ rodeo champion. Turns out, he’s both. Thanks in large part to his savvy marketing of himself as a...

Could Texas Make Weed Legal In 2021? Not If Dan Patrick Doesn't Loosen-Up, Advocates Say

6 months ago by Schaefer Edwards
For a state that’d probably vote to have Willie Nelson’s perpetually-stoned visage carved into a Lone Star Mount Rushmore, weed laws in Texas are still a sticky subject. Some Texas lawmakers are hoping 2021 will be the year the state could finally see some big changes to our marijuana laws;...

John Oates "Interviews" Mississippi John Hurt for Houston Press

2 years ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
John Oates was pursuing journalism at Temple University around the time he became half of Hall and Oates, which ultimately became the best-selling music duo of all time. Chasing a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career meant he never finished his degree; so, we gave Oates the chance to...

Suzy Gets Revenge and a Music Career With the Help of Some Rock and Roll Friends

1 year ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Heavy metal vocalist Suzy released an EP of new songs recently, but it wasn’t so long ago that the Houston singer’s music pursuits seemed hopelessly stalled. She’d started her music career in her 50s, late in life for any musician in any genre, much less a woman trying to make...

Openings and Closings: Studewood Cantine Opens, Toukei Debuts

2 years ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
The Studewood Cantine, 1111 Studewood, opened September 16.  The restaurant serves Texas scratch fare which leans toward Tex-Mex and American cuisine. There are typical starters like queso or nachos, but we look forward to seeing if Lety's Pork or Chicken Tamales are the real deal. Fajitas, tacos and combo plates...

2019 CFB Season Win Total and Week 1 Best Bets

2 years ago by Sean Pendergast
We like gambling in this space, because gambling is fun! For true gambling enthusiasts, the nightmare portion of the calendar — where there's only baseball and preseason NFL football on which to bet — is finally over. REAL football is here, with a full slate of games this weekend, including...

Announcing the Houston Theater Awards 2019

2 years ago by D. L. Groover
When our distinguished panel met to finalize our winners and nominees for the 2018-19 Houston Theater Awards, the meeting was surprisingly amicable. Many of our choices were unanimous, or close to it, which I think speaks highly of the quality of this year's winners. It was, by all accounts, a...

Ragtime Tells 3 Stories of the Early 20th Century That Merge Into America

2 years ago by Margaret Downing
Mr. Coalhouse Walker Jr.  and Ezekiel Andrew have a history. When Ragtime opens at the Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars it will be the fourth time Andrew plays the pivotal character in the musical set in early 20th Century America. In fact, in the last three years he's...

Legendary "Lost" Treatise on Texas Blues Finally Unearthed

2 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
The Blues Come to Texas: Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book Compiled by Alan B. Govenar with contributions by Kim Lornell 472 pp. $95 Texas A&M University Press To understand this story, you must first know the story behind the story. In 1959, two fans and writers about blues...

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