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Six Interesting Notes from the Astros Win Over the Tigers

10 hours ago by Jeff Balke
On Monday night, the Astros picked up win number 81 at home over the Detroit Tigers 6-3. It was their second straight win against the Tigers of the four-game series and their third straight win after losing five in a row. They are now 45-15 at home, the best home...
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Houston Concert Watch 8/21: Smashing Pumpkins and More

12 hours ago by Matthew Keever
Is there anything more on-brand for Houston than the muggy weather that follows a brief rainfall? Despite the sticky forecast for the week ahead, we at the Houston Press implore you, our dear readers, to attend at least one show on this week's list, because there's quite a bit of...
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Houston Ballet Begins its 50th Anniversary Season With A Ghost Story: Giselle

12 hours ago by Margaret Downing
In Giselle, dance is beautiful, haunting and physically punishing. Giselle, in modern versions, distraught at finding out the man she loves is a fraud, dances herself to death. Another man who loves her is driven by supernatural spirits to dance himself to exhaustion and death over a cliff. And only...
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The Highs and Lowes of the Jesus of Cool

13 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe By Will Birch 416 pp. $28 Da Capo Press For the average music listener in America, familiarity with Nick Lowe and his music begins and often ends with his 1979 song “Cruel To Be Kind” and its accompanying video,...
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Behind The Curtain: Houston Symphony Produces Award Winning Style

13 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. The Houston Symphony's Brad Sayles is a Grammy Award-winning recording engineer with an interesting story to tell. He shared how he came to be an award winning audio engineer.
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Four Observations From Tuesday's Texans Training Camp

13 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
Throughout this round of Houston Texans training camp, one of the many storylines has been the presence of a seemingly kinder, gentler Bill O'Brien. Whether it's the relative good health of his team, or the fact that he now runs the show over there on Kirby, whatever the reason, O'Brien...
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Inside The Glass: Lindsay Thomas

13 hours ago by Kate McLean
The tablecloth was white and the minimum glassware per person was six as Lindsay Thomas sat swirling the Zalto stemware, so thin, so weightless in her hand that she feared if her focus moved to another topic she just might drop it. Her eyes lasered in on the pale, straw...
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Last Chance to Avoid a Price Increase for Tacolandia

1 day ago by Houston Press
Today the Houston Press is announcing new additions to the restaurant lineup for its Tacolandia event on October 19 at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou. And buy your tickets before prices increase this Saturday, August 24, and you'll have an even better deal. On Saturday, August 24, the price...
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Don't Believe Everything You've Been Told About Us, HISD Trustees Say to TEA

1 day ago by Margaret Downing
The Texas Education Agency tries to replace school boards in districts where the majority of voters are people of color, according to Houston ISD's present school board. That was just one of the many charges made by HISD  trustees in a 49-page legal response to a six-month TEA investigation that...
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The Betts Boys are Ramblin' Men

2 days ago by Bob Ruggiero
As even a casual student of rock history knows, there’s a challenge when a musician son goes into the same business as his already world-famous father. Add in playing the same instrument and then also performing in dad’s band, it seems like it would be a lot of pressure. But...

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