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April 5, 2020

By The Associated Press undefined 1. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 3. "The Sinner" by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 4. "The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson (Crown) 5. "Little Blue Truck's Springtime" by A...

Rodeo Headliner Series: Chris Young

Rodeo Headliner Series: Chris Young

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Chris Young is a well-known country artist in Nashville who has a great voice. He is actually the product of a show called Nashville Star lasted six seasons starting in 2003. He entered the competition in 2006 (his audition was here in Houston), winning the competition. After winning, he signed with one...

Rodeo Headliner Series: Maren Morris

Rodeo Headliner Series: Maren Morris

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

Personally I'm not a fan of Maren Morris' music, especially her sophomore major label album Girl. If the album was classified as a pop album, I would be okay with it. What bugs me is that this album is categorized as a country album. The music is heavy on production, snap-tracks and the traditional instrume...

Rodeo Headliner Series: Willie Nelson

Rodeo Headliner Series: Willie Nelson

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Whereas we looked at a newcomer and their early success, we'll look at the country music hero that is Willie Nelson. Back in the 70's, he along with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kritofferson and more split from the silky, polished sound Nashville was producing to a more rockier, stripped down version....

Rodeo Headliner Series: Midland

Rodeo Headliner Series: Midland

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

This is the first of a series highlighting the headline acts at the rodeo this year. Today's article will be on the band Midland. They are a country trio comprising of Mark Wystrach (lead vocals), Jess Gordon (lead guitar) and Cameron Duddy (bass). Tonight's show will be their debut performance here...

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer

February 7, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere — to appreciate...

K-Pop Stars Choi Jong-hoon & Jung Joon-young Are Going to Prison

K-Pop Stars Choi Jong-hoon &  Jung Joon-young Are Going to Prison

November 29, 2019

K-Pop is without a doubt the highest-earning genre out right now and in recent developments, two of the genre's biggest stars will be going to prison for gang-raping drunk unconscious women. The two stars reportedly will have to do 5-6 years in prison and must take 80 hours of sexual violence treatment...

Kanye West will appear at Houston’s Lakewood Church after Jesus Is King Album success

Kanye West will appear at Houston’s Lakewood Church after Jesus Is King Album success

Geovany Palacios, Staff writer

November 12, 2019

Kanye West will appear at the Lakewood Church on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Lakewood's celebrity televangelist host Joel Osteen will have a conversation with Kanye West during the service. Kanye's trending album Jesus is King, praises Christianity and affirms Jesus as his savior. The album has stirred...

Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press

November 8, 2019

Luke Combs, "What You See Is What You Get" (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville) Not many artists break out on their first record, but Luke Combs did it without much fanfare, dropping an album two years ago that has spent 50 weeks on top of Billboard's country chart and tied the all-time record...

Ben DeSoto: For Art’s Sake

Ben DeSoto: For Art’s Sake

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Ben Desoto, a photo journalist for the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle for over 30 years, had the opportunity to capture Houston’s music history through the lens of his camera. Co-Presented by the Houston Latino Film Festival, a film-screening and gallery was held at the Matchbox Theater in downtown...

Jesus is King is finally here!

Jesus is King is finally here!

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

It would not be a Kanye album if it didn’t come with a wave of reediting, release delays, and controversy. Jesus is King aligns with a Christian theme, West described the new album as an “expression of the gospel”, breaking the rules of what a traditional gospel Christian album would sound l...

Review: Simpson breaks from country with ‘Sound & Fury’

Scott Bauer, Associated Press

October 22, 2019

Sturgill Simpson, "Sound & Fury" (Elektra) Forget country, outlaw country or whatever Sturgill Simpson's genre-pushing music has been categorized as. "Sound & Fury" is melt-your-face-off fuzz rock. Simpson describes it as "sleazy, steamy rock 'n' roll" and he's right. "Sound & Fur...

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