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21 Texas Albums That Defined 2021

21 Texas Albums That Defined 2021

This year, somewhere along the way, life became a little lighter. Music certainly helped. The sensation of hearing ... Read More »

Robert Bruno’s Steel House in Lubbock Keeps People Guessing

Robert Bruno’s Steel House in Lubbock Keeps People Guessing

About three weeks ago, a flurry of reports came out from the Lubbock area about the wacky and wild Robert Bruno ... Read More »

The Legacy of Blind Lemon Jefferson in Deep Ellum

The Legacy of Blind Lemon Jefferson in Deep Ellum

The 1920s were a time of exuberant reinvention. Jazz pioneers in Harlem revolutionized music. Flappers unleashed new ... Read More »

Why Alamo Drafthouse’s Publicity Stunt Is the Perfect Tribute to Wes Anderson

Why Alamo Drafthouse’s Publicity Stunt Is the Perfect Tribute to Wes Anderson

Beginning in 1996 with his debut film Bottle Rocket, it was clear Houston native Wes Anderson had tapped into ... Read More »

The Return of Texas’ Live Music Scene

The Return of Texas’ Live Music Scene

The lineup for October's Austin City Limits Music Festival, headlined by George Strait, Billie Eilish, Duran Duran, and ... Read More »

The Evolution of Texas Film, by Decade

The Evolution of Texas Film, by Decade

Texas is known for its picturesque landscapes, booming cities, cowboy culture, and legendary stories. All those factors ... Read More »

How TikTok Helped Rio Grande Clay Gain National Attention

How TikTok Helped Rio Grande Clay Gain National Attention

When he was about 5 years old, Carlos Herrera III picked up a piece of clay from the ground and rolled it into a ... Read More »

The Roots of Music Concert Series Kicks Off This Week in Fort Worth

The Roots of Music Concert Series Kicks Off This Week in Fort Worth

While Fort Worth is famous for its country music, New Orleans-based jazz drummer Adonis Rose is determined to bring different genres of music to Cowtown.  Read More »

Westerns Ride Again at San Antonio’s Briscoe Western Art Museum

Westerns Ride Again at San Antonio’s Briscoe Western Art Museum

From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to The Wild Bunch, the Hollywood Western has staked its claim as one of the ... Read More »

Galveston’s New “Absolute Equality” Mural Will Be Dedicated on Juneteenth

Galveston’s New “Absolute Equality” Mural Will Be Dedicated on Juneteenth

The corner of 22nd and Strand streets in Galveston’s Strand Historic District is sacred ground for Sam Collins III, ... Read More »

Artist Michael Tracy Is the Latest Pioneer Fighting to Preserve San Ygnacio

Artist Michael Tracy Is the Latest Pioneer Fighting to Preserve San Ygnacio

A work crew was doing maintenance in the small South Texas town of San Ygnacio a decade ago when one of its machines ... Read More »

San Antonio Accordion Master Flaco Jiménez Lets His Accordion Do the Talking

San Antonio Accordion Master Flaco Jiménez Lets His Accordion Do the Talking

Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez is San Antonio music royalty. Known as “El Rey de Texas” for his mastery of the accordion, ... Read More »

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