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What Are Some of Houston’s Greatest Musical Influences?

Posted on · So Houston is not the music capital of the world like Austin is, but the nation’s fourth largest city is still home to many influential bands and artists. For example, The Suffers, a local American soul band who recently appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, or a little-known female singer called Beyonce, oh […]

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One Bin Recycling, NASA’s Predecessor and Anime: Friday’s Show (April 3, 2015)

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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Houston Band The Suffers Defines the Sound of ‘Gulf Coast Soul’

Posted on · Members of the Houston band The Suffers describe themselves as making “Gulf Coast soul.” They’re a ten-piece band with horns and woodwinds, keyboards and guitars – all of which blend elements of rock, soul and even reggae to create a sound that often hearkens back to an era before most of them were born. The […]

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Early Education, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Suffers: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Posted on · To some, it’s laughable – the concept of a private, preparatory preschool, as the first step on the inside track to an Ivy League education. To others, it’s a serious matter. Perhaps you’ve heard about the ultra-competitive nursery school system in Manhattan. According to Gabriella Rowe, head of The Village School here in Houston, and the […]