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The Men of Moores: Choral Group Transforms Pop Songs into A Capella

Posted on · The Men of Moores is an a capella choral ensemble made up of undergrads at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. The group sings its own arrangements of pop and contemporary tunes, and just recorded its first  single – a cover of Radiohead’s 1992 hit “Creep.”  Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn sat down with two members of the group […]

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The Challenge of Making Friends and Meeting New People in H-Town

Posted on · According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Harris County has added 240,000 residents since just 2010. And many of those new Houstonians (making this one of the fastest-growing communities in the country) are single. And as what constitutes Greater Houston covers a whole lot of territory, we end up with a lot of single newbies, amid […]

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Singles, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Melding Classical and Hip-Hop: Houston Matters for Friday, July 11, 2014

Posted on · According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Harris County has added 240 thousand residents since just 2010. And many of those new Houstonians (making this one of the fastest-growing communities in the country) are single. And as what constitutes Greater Houston covers a whole lot of territory, we end up with a lot of single […]

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What Your Social Situation Says About How You’re Likely To Die

Posted on · A new study co-authored by a Rice University sociologist suggests if you’re divorced, you stand a better chance of dying accidentally. The study, “The Social Side of Accidental Death,” examines the possible links between social relationships, socio-economic status, life expectancy, and quality of life. We’ll learn more about the study and its potential implications…for depressing all divorced, single or poorly educated people.