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Sgt. Pepper at 50: Landmark Beatles Album Remixed and Updated

Posted on · (Above: The iconic album cover for The Beatles’ landmark album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Image Courtesy: TheBeatles.com) Tomorrow (June 2, 2017) marks 50 years since the U.S. release of the classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. When the album came out, it became the soundtrack to the “summer of love.” The […]

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Gerrymandering Ruling, Superbugs, and Sgt. Pepper: Thursday’s Show (June 1, 2017)

Posted on · Gerrymandering is the process by which congressional districts are drawn in a way that heavily favors one party over the other. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had violated the Constitution by doing this very thing — drawing district lines according to race. After similar rulings in Alabama and Virginia, could Texas […]

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What Do the Astrodome and the Beatles Have in Common?

Posted on · What does the Astrodome have to do with The Beatles? Well, nothing really – they never played there. But these two seemingly disparate subjects do have two things in common – or, at least, two people. The first is Dr. Kenneth Womack, a Houston native who’s authored new books on both subjects. He’s is in […]

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Houston’s Economic Forecast, and The Beatles and the Astrodome: Thursday’s Show (December 8, 2016)

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. On this edition of Houston Matters, we take a sneak peak at that – and look back at […]

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McCartney Relatives to Bring Beatles Stories to Houston

Posted on · Next week, former Beatle Paul McCartney turns 73. What does that have to do with Houston? Well, two of his relatives will be here then – his stepmother Angie, and his stepsister Ruth. They’ll attend a number of events during their stay, including the three-day Springboard South Music Festival, which starts June 21. News 88.7 […]

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Beatle Sister Celebrates George Harrison’s Legacy

Posted on · The sister of Beatle George Harrison visited Texas recently. Louise Harrison manages a Beatles tribute band called the Liverpool Legends, and they played a sold-out black-tie benefit for the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur. She has a book called "My Kid Brother's Band," and talked with us about what it's like being the sister of a Beatle.

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Bobby Whitlock: You Might Not Know His Name, But You Know His Music

Posted on · You might not know the name Bobby Whitlock, but you probably know his music. He co-wrote, played and sang on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. (He’s the one playing that piano coda at the end of Layla). He also performed on George Harrison’s triple-solo album All Things Must […]