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Astros Salvage a Rough Road Trip with Win Sunday

3 hours ago by Jeff Balke
It is hard to classify a game in August for a team that is six-and-a-half games up on its closest division rival with one of the best pitching staffs and lineups in baseball as "must win," but Sunday's game in Oakland for the Astros had something akin to that feeling...
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For Comic Jen Kirkman, It’s Either “Stay Hungry” or Be “Out of Touch”

4 hours ago by Vic Shuttee
The last time stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman performed in Houston, she had some pretty sizable competition.  “It’s been about two years; it was during the World Series in Houston!” she exclaims. “It was during the last game! Never great. Because even if you don’t go to the game, someone has...
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This Week in Houston Food Events: Astros Specials and a BBQ Pop-Up

5 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings: Limited-time specials Game Day Specials at Brasserie du Parc Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, has created two pre-game specials that mix all-American tastes with French bistro fare. On the days of Astros home games, $10 will get you a Burger Maison...
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Behind The Curtain: A Little Day Music Can Go A Long Way

5 hours ago by Sam Byrd
In celebration of Theater District Open House, the Press took a look behind the curtain at the people and programs that contribute to the gem known as the Houston Theater District. Da Camera's A Little Day Music offers a free lunchtime concert in the grand foyer of Wortham Theater Center each month with chamber music and jazz musicians.
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NFL Preseason Week 2: Texans 30, Lions 23 — 4 Winners, 4 Losers

5 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
The atmosphere around NRG Stadium on Saturday afternoon was typical of preseason football here in Houston. Yes, all of the elements of the regular season — tailgating, drinking, music, crowd buzz — were present, but toned down about 50 percent. Admittedly, the summer heat will do that to enthusiasm, especially...
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Tommy Tutone's "Nu-Wave Americana" and Ongoing Love Affair with Jenny

5 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
It’s a pretty sure bet that the Houston Fire Department would frown upon lighting fire to a bunch of wood on the stages of the Cactus Records and the Mucky Duck just to create atmosphere for a musical performance. But that’s what singer/guitarist Tommy Tutone wants to do – at...
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Last Night: Vampire Weekend at White Oak Music Hall

1 day ago by Matthew Keever
Vampire Weekend White Oak Music Hall August 17, 2019 A lot has changed for Vampire Weekend in the past six years. In 2013, the band was riding high on a wave of success following the release of its critically-acclaimed third album, Modern Vampires of the City, which showcased a more...
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Is It For Whom the Bell Tolls Time for HISD's Trustees, Despite Kashmere's Success?

3 days ago by Margaret Downing
It was an almost completely glorious day for Houston ISD Thursday as dignitaries, staff, district officials and true believers gathered at Kashmere High School to celebrate that school finally scoring a "C" in the state accountability ratings.  Because when you're looking at another "F," clearing the hurdles with a "C"...
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Openings and Closings: Montrose Cheese and Wine Opens, Oporto Greenway Closes

3 days ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Montrose Cheese and Wine, 1618 Westheimer, opened August 14. This is the first of the three concepts from Goodnight Hospitality that will open in the complex, next to Goodnight Charlie's. The new build has a quaint European look to it, with its white brick and copper awnings, perfect for a...
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Four Thoughts on the Rockets 2019-2020 Schedule

3 days ago by Jeff Balke
In about a month, the Rockets will open training camp followed by the beginning of preseason. In case you hadn't checked your calendar, October 1 is six weeks away, the Texans are already in training camp (one preseason game in the books) and the Astros are racing toward the postseason...

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