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Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Runwait Is Over

The Runwait Is Over

After what seems like a Lifetime (no pun intended) of legal wrangling between their net and Bravo over who has the rights to the show, the Emmy-nominated, Peabody-winning megahit ...

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MaryAnne Marino: <em>A Little Something</em>

MaryAnne Marino: A Little Something

This young, former Celtic singer goes pop-folky on this self-produced EP. Light, pleasant faire, especially on the introspective, slightly deeper “Forever Is Mine.” maryannemarino ...

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Holly Williams: <em>Here With Me</em>

Holly Williams: Here With Me

A member of the second family of country western (Carter/Cash being the first), Hank Williams Jr.’s daughter continues the legacy with this solid debut album. Crystal clear vocals ...

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Calendar: August 2009

Calendar: August 2009

HOT TICKET: Fringe Effect Frenetic Theater hosts an eclectic festival lineup of out-there art and performance ...

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Erika Jayne: <em>Pretty Mess</em>

Erika Jayne: Pretty Mess

Despite her unmistakably reminiscent delivery, this pop-dance songstress is no Madonna. Or even Britney. But she lists Prince as one of her inspirations, so it’s reasonable that s ...

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Various Artists: <em>Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 31</em>

Various Artists: Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 31

Now! 31 does a decent job of covering 2009’s highlights, from Britney’s delicious “If You Seek Amy” to Ciara’s “Love and Sexy Magic,” which I can’t get enough of. The true gem of ...

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Tyrants in Therapy: <em>Tyrants in Therapy</em>

Tyrants in Therapy: Tyrants in Therapy

If you like to buy in bulk, this CD is for you. With its 21 tracks, this LP heralds the return of the satirical punk cabaret duo after a 23-year absence. “My Dying Girlfriend” and ...

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The Gay Agenda: August 2009

The Gay Agenda: August 2009

Those Summer Nights. Houston Women’s Softball League is playing it safe by avoiding heat exhaustion with its Hot Summer Nights Sunday evening games. Sundays, 4 p.m. Memorial Park, ...

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Polly Scattergood: <em>Polly Scattergood</em>

Polly Scattergood: Polly Scattergood

This emerging “songwriter who sings” hits the aural palate with splashes of Regina Spektor, Bjork, and White Stripes. Lilting vocals work as counterpoint to intense, breathy lyric ...

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The Black Eyed Peas: <em>The E.N.D</em>

The Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D

Fergie, will.i.am, and those two other dudes are back together for another buzzing, popping electro show. The E.N.D. may be about the future of music (and if the future involves t ...

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