spectacle

The Evolution of Gaga

To prepare for her Wednesday-night show, we review Lady Gaga's most outrageous dresses from the past five years.

07/15/2014 By Kerry H. and Michael Hardy

Comparison

Beyoncé Versus Tamarie

Both have daughters named after plants, but that's just the beginning.

07/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 11–13

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 4–6

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

07/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

CRIME

Life Imitates Gritty Art

A long-deceased Houston blues poet's lyrics prophesy a Northside murder.

06/27/2014 By John Lomax

NONE MORE TEXAS

Spend the Fourth with Willie Nelson

The Red Headed Stranger's red, white, and blue annual shindig returns to Fort Worth.

06/26/2014 By John Lomax

performance

New Stage Show Celebrates Legacy of Michael Jackson

The King of Pop died five years ago this week. We talk to an impersonator about perfecting the moonwalk.

06/25/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

BAYOU CITY HIPPIE LORE

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?

Leafing through the amazing pages of Houston's short-lived Age of Aquarius rock magazine.

06/25/2014 By John Lomax

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 27–29

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

Civic Pride

Drake Shows the Astros Some of His Houston Love

Could Houston really be the place Drake is referring to in "Started from the Bottom"?

06/13/2014 By Chris Abshire

TEXAS MUSIC TRAVELS

Get Ramblin', Man

Head to Austin for the Texas Heritage Songwriter's Association induction honoring Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, and Houston's own K.T. Oslin.

06/11/2014 By John Lomax

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 13–15

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/11/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 6–8

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/04/2014 By Michael Hardy

festival

Slideshow: Free Press Summer Fest

The good, the bad, and the muddy from FPSF 2014

06/02/2014 Photography by Dan Joyce

#FPSF

Five Scenes from Summer Fest

The Summer Fest moments we'll never forget, for better or worse

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Dan Joyce

Texas Music Festival

When Is a Local Festival No Longer Just Local?

The Texas Music Festival welcomed its first class of students in 1990, and has since attracted an international following.

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

The Top Five Summer Fest Bands: Day 2

No time for sleeping in on Sunday—grab brunch and head back out to Buffalo Bayou for another full day of music, including our top under-the-radar picks.

05/30/2014 By Dean Davis

Picks

The Top Five Summer Fest Bands: Day 1

Forget Jack White and Lauryn Hill. Here are the best under-the-radar bands you should be watching on Saturday.

05/29/2014 By Dean Davis

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 30–June 1

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

05/28/2014 By Michael Hardy

Classical

Review: Houston Symphony Pops Finishes Season on High Note

Actor Victor Garber helps the orchestra close out its 2013–2014 season in style.

05/26/2014 By Sydney Boyd