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Houston's Live Music Scene Deserves More Credit—Here's Why

Why is Houston still considered undervalued as a place for the arts, even though music is a core part of the city’s cultural reputation?

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Ken Hoffman crunches the numbers on Jimmy Buffett's big Houston return


Let’s put some historical perspective on Jimmy Buffett’s long-awaited, once pandemic-postponed return to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on S

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A Former Astroworld Employee Reminisces About the Most Coveted Summer Job in Houston


By Marcus J. Guillory
I lied about my age on the job application. I even doctored a Xerox copy of my birth certificate with zero regard for any possible fines or imprisonment. I had to get this job—but I was 15, too young. The minimum age to work at AstroWorld was 16. Who could blame me, though? A job at AstroWorld was the hottest thing a teenager could do in Houston in the ’80s.
I sat in the personnel reception area, waiting for my name to be called. My mother waited in her car in the parking lot listening to Luther Vandross, windows down and managing the humidity and heat with a hand fan depicting Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. It didn’t take long. I got the job. A week later, I put on the blue and yellow uniform with the nametag. I had arrived. I was officially part of the dream.

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