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Friday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Depression Cristobal, And Mickey Gilley On 40 Years Of Urban Cowboy (June 5, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on Tropical Depression Cristobal, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news, and Mickey Gilley reflects on the legacy of Urban Cowboy.

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Full Show: Debate Recap, Black Lives Matter Focuses On The Election, And Country Cover Songs (Sept. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A recap of the Presidential debate from TSU, Black Lives Matter focuses on the 2020 election, some area musicians sing covers of their favorite country classics, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news.

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Kinky Friedman: ‘Being a Musician is a Much Higher Calling Than Being a Politician. I’ve Been Both.’

Posted on · This Saturday (March 26, 2016), Kinky Friedman performs in Galveston at The Grand 1894 Opera House. The performance is an 85th anniversary celebration of — and benefit for — Congregation Beth Jacob Galveston. The Texas country singer, songwriter, humorist, author and sometimes political candidate will perform songs from his 40-year career and from his latest […]

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Saving an Endangered Species: the Texas Dance Hall

Posted on · From the time of the great German migration to Central Texas, there have been dance halls — for club activities like shooting, or singing, or gymnastics – and of course, as time went by – two-stepping. But the recent auction of the belongings and building that was home to the oldest dance hall in Texas […]

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Honky Tonk Angels: The Country Music Jukebox Musical

Posted on · Ted Swindley, former founding artistic director of Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre, has a knack for creating wildly successful musicals. He created Always...Patsy Cline, one of the top ten shows produced across the U.S. in 1998, and his latest hit is The Honky Tonk Angels, featuring 30 classic country tunes. Currently on stage through Sept. 5 […]

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The Flatlanders: A Musical Legacy Built on Serendipity

Posted on · In the early 1970s, a group of Lubbock musicians recorded an album under the name The Flatlanders. But the record was never released, and they parted ways. When the core members, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, went on to achieve musical success on their own there was suddenly interest in their earlier […]

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Safety v. Privacy, College Suicide and The Flatlanders: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson's nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff's deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]