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Remembering Jazz Pianist Joe Sample

Posted on · We remember jazz pianist and composer Joe Sample. The longtime Houstonian died Friday at the age of 75. Sample became well known in the 1960s as the pianist for the Jazz Crusaders, who eventually shortened their name to simply the Crusaders. Sample gained notoriety for adding electric keyboards to his repertoire. In addition to his many years […]

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Abortion, Remembering Joe Sample, and Frontier Jazz Orchestra: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Posted on · Abortion rights supporters and opponents in Texas are awaiting a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ongoing legal battle over an abortion law Texas legislators passed last year. The law, as written, requires (among other provisions) that all clinics providing abortions in Texas meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. […]

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Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Headlining Annual Henriette Delille Legacy Concert

Posted on · Jazz pianist Joe Sample is headlining the 5th annual Henriette Delille Legacy Concert at the Galveston Opera House tomorrow night. Sample is a founding member of The Jazz Crusaders, and a successful solo artist, composer and arranger. We’ll talk with Sample about his career, hear some of his music, and learn about the Joe Sample Youth […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Posted on · Houston has as large a Spanish-speaking population as any city in the United States. Larger than most, in fact. As a result, many Houstonians speak both English and Spanish. But some only speak English. And some only speak Spanish. Should English speaking Houstonians make more of an effort to learn Spanish? Should Spanish speaking Houstonians […]