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LCD Soundsystem – Home (Official video – HD)

LCD Soundsystem – Home (Official video – HD)

HGO Presents Frederica von Stade Silver Rose

Last week, I was fortunate enough to see Houston Grand Opera’s final performance of Dead Man Walking. The opera, which debuted in 2000, is based on the book by Nobel Laureate Sister Helen Prejean and tells the story of a nun who develops a pen-pal relationship with a man on death row. It begins with Joseph de Rocher’s killing of two teenagers and ends with his admission of guilt in the final scenes.

Frederica von Stade, the mezzo-soprano who sang the role of Mrs. De Rocher, the murderer’s mother, for whom the role was written, originated it for the world-premiere San Francisco production. The role also became von Stade’s final operatic performance when she performed it in Houston on Sunday, February 6.

In recognition of her stellar career and long association with the company, HGO named her an Honorary Board Member and created the The Silver Rose Award. After the performance, “Flicka,” as she is know to her fans, graciously accepted the award and joked she wished she had worn another dress!

Check out my full post on Art Attack.

Chingo Bling’s Virtual Empire

Check out my Video Picks of the Week: The Empire of Chingo Bling on Art Attack.

Chopped and Screwed

Houston’s music influence explained by VBS.TV.

Ass Everywhere from Big Frieda

Ass Everywhere from Nathan Brescia on Vimeo.

Bounce superstar, Big Frieda, visits us from New Orleans this weekend at the Meridian. Tip by way of my favorite contributors, The New York Times and Claudia.

Lady Gaga Liberates Houston Freaks

The Monster Ball took place this weekend in Houston.  Unfortunately, I was not able to go, but believe me, I have done my part in sponsoring the Gaga in her quest to control the universe.  Culture Map and the Houston Press have some great reviews of the show.

Socialite Lynn Wyatt shares story of life, hardships

Always Fab! Thanks Jennifer.

CHINGO BLING & FADE DOGG – “LET ME KNOW” – OFFICIAL COMPOUND FILM

“Let Me Know” is featured in Chingo Bling’s new mixtape “Stuntin 4 The Summer” on sale for #3.99 onhttp://www.chingobling.com This is the official music video for “Let Me Know”. Chingo Bling & Fade Dogg collab on this new summer anthem. After you watch the music video, you’ll KNOW that this song is a must have. Produced by Carnival Beats & Directed by COmpound FIlms.

Houstatlantavegas Pains ft. Drake – Major Lazer & La Roux (Lazerproof)

Nice remix of Drake’s Houstatlantavegas off the new Major Lazer + La Roux mixtape.  Thanks Michael for the tip.

Per urban dictionary:

“Houstatlantavegas” clearly represents a fictional setting/city, combining the names of three major cities with a very hostile/lively nightlife, in which lights are flashing, people are moving, and there is no sign of slowing down; if not a state of mind in which it is called “Houstatlantavegas” in order to represent an accelerated train of thought lacking anything wholesome, substantial, or important, an almost “high off life” mentality.

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