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Saint Patrick’s Day in Houston

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched (but maybe not this year). Surely with so many celebrations in Houston, we’ve got the Luck of the Irish in our city. HOUSTON ST PATRICK'S DAY LUCK OF THE IRISH BAR CRAWL | 12 - 7 p.m. | March 13, 2021 Start your St…

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Houston Rodeo: Concert Lineup

Get ready to kick up your heels and get your groove on at the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The highly anticipated official schedule of concerts for this year’s event has been released, and the talent doesn’t disappoint. Check out the partial schedule below for some time-test favorites and a few newbies. Tuesday, March 3 - Midland Wednesday, March 4 – Willie Nelson Thursday, March 5 – Becky G Friday, March 6 – Chance The Rapper Saturday, March 7 – Maren Morris Sunday, March 8 – Ramon…

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Frank Huang

Concertmaster, Houston Symphony At age 11, Beijing-born violinist Frank Xin Huang performed his first solo with the Houston Symphony. In the time since, the Chinese-born American has gone on to win several international music competitions, most notably the 2003 Naumburg Competition. In 2009, he was appointed the first violinist of the Grammy award-winning Ying Quartet and a professor of violin and chamber music at the Eastman School of Music. In January 2010, Huang began his tenure as…

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Asli Omar

Vocalist, The Tontons She's been called a "vocal vixen," but what strikes you first about Asli Omar is her confident yet carefree attitude--and her runway-worthy style. Then there's that sultry voice. As lead singer of the Tontons, Omar has helped make the indie rock group one of Houston's most popular musical exports. Omar studied painting in college at the Savannah College of Art and Design, playing gigs back home in Houston now and then with the band she helped launch at 18. She spent a…

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Bun B

Rapper Houston's reputation on the rap scene wouldn't be what it is today without the help of Bernard Freeman--better known to the world as Bun B. In the early '90s, the American rapper made up one-half of the southern rap duo (UnderGround Kingz), along with the late Pimp C. Together, the pair released several chart-topping albums, including the self-titled UnderGround Kingz, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It included collaborations with noted names like Rick Ross, Slim Thug…

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Lyle Lovett

What do you do? I’m lucky enough to get to make up songs and sing ‘em. I was born at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. What are some of your earliest/fondest memories growing up here? My earliest memories center around the part of Houston where the University of Houston is. My parents both worked for the old Humble Co. Their offices were in the old Prudential building, corner of S. Main and Holcombe. We lived near the university while they finished up college going to night school. I went…

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ZZ Top

Billy F. Gibbons There are so many things to do in Houston. There are great art museums, especially the Contemporary Arts Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Art Car Parade is part of that exotic extreme of Houston. You have to see it—it’s really cool. Houston’s music scene is an interesting fabric—it goes way, way back. It’s a fascinating musical place. Ray Charles once said, “If you want to put a great band together, go to Houston, Texas.” Plenty of our songs were inspired by…

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Mardi Gras in Houston

Mardi Gras is truly an experience unlike any other, but you don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cakes take over H-Town during carnival season, but sometimes you just need to know where to look. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Parties, Pub Crawls, and Parades, Oh My! Downtown View this post on Instagram A post…

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Beyoncé’s Houston

Long before she was dubbed “Queen Bey” or “Sasha Fierce” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter spent her childhood and formative teenage years in Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood. Since then, she has sold over 100 million records, won 20 Grammy Awards, and performed all over the world. The international icon is headed home to Houston next week for the final leg of her Formation World Tour. Houstonians know Beyoncé rarely visits Htown without making some appearances at some of her favorite spots around town…

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White Oak Music Hall Claims Live Music Dominance

Houston was just named one of America’s top 10 music scenes by Travel + Leisure . The addition of a 38,000 square foot new live music entertainment complex probably doesn’t hurt either. Just minutes from downtown, White Oak aims to become “the best live music venue in Texas”. We visited White Oak this week to see how construction was coming along before its grand opening July 2. The Lawn stage is completely finished and already hosting big name concerts each weekend like The Lumineers, The…

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