Posts Tagged ‘black’

More Music Awards Mumbo-Jumbo

Hearsay
Time for your weekly Music Awards update. The lineup for our free all-day, all-817-local festival on Sun., June 27, keeps getting stronger. In addition to The Orbans, The Burning Hotels, Calhoun, Dove Hunter, Whiskey Folk Rambl...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 31 Chances are that when you visit the Kimbell Art Museum, you don’t think about the frames of the paintings on display. The truth is, many of the works you see have been reframed several times over the decades, and cho...



Unhealthy Rhetoric

The healthcare vote was historic, but it was the racism that brought back painful history.
Eddie Griffin
When the healthcare reform bill passed the U.S. House last week by a vote of 220 to 211, it wasn’t hard to find things in it to oppose. This indeed is not a miracle cure. It won’t stop insurance companies from jacking up ra...


Island Life

A Taste of Jamaica beckons from Southwest Fort Worth.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny restaurant on the west side of I-35W near Berry Street has had several names over the last few years: Betos American Caribbean, Exodus Caribbean, and, since a new owner took over about seven months ago, A Taste of Jama...



Promised Land

Big Ticket
Porgy and Bess has come to occupy a strange and unique place in the opera world. You see, George Gershwin’s estate requested that only black singers perform the roles in this stage work set among the Gullah residents of Kitti...


No Boundaries

E.R. BILLS
  I woke the morning of Dec. 28 to a big surprise. There was an inch of snow on the ground and on my tent. And it was still coming down.



Kinky on the Farm

DAVE MCNEELY
With Houston Mayor Bill White in the Democratic race for governor, humorist/author Kinky Friedman has shifted his attentions to the race for agriculture commissioner.


Multi-Tasking

JIMMY FOWLER
Based on the unhurried look of quietly chatting customers during a recent Saturday afternoon visit, Paul’s Donuts, Subs & Gyros has become a fave hangout for Southside regulars to chill over a breakfast or lunch plat...



Erik Deutsch

Ken Shimamoto
The Colorado jam band scene and the Brooklyn avant-garde would seem to be as mutually exclusive as oil and water, but this disc proves they aren’t as incompatible as one might think. Since relocating to the Apple from Bou...


Try and Fail

KRISTIAN LIN
Nelson Mandela reportedly said that if an actor ever were to portray him on screen, he’d want it to be Morgan Freeman. Well, with the release of Invictus this week, he now has his wish. I don’t have mine, though. I ...