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Eva Longoria Debuts Her Fashion Line at The Limited – Galleria

Eva Longoria’s star power crosses not only television & film but into modeling, becoming a spokeswoman, an activist and more. The Texas bombshell with the quick wit and easygoing personality is capable of any type of transition. Whether it be the two years she played Isabella Braña on The Young & The Restless or the show-stealing turn as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives, Longoria is an already made woman, with even more goals and passions set on her plate. The Golden Globe & Screen Actors Guild nominated actress made a…

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The Conversation Continues: Lawful Gun Safety Vs Unjust Loss Of Life

Earlier this week the Republican National Convention set its sights upon Cleveland, Ohio. The city, known nationally for its decades long sports title drought had been experiencing its most fruitful summer in ages. The Cavaliers had won the NBA title; its native son almost single-handedly ending their sports suffering. The large banner displaying the city’s name on his back was the visage of many Ohioans: hope. It’s also the same city where in November of 2014, a 12-year-old boy named Tamir Rice was playing in a park with a toy…

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Behind the Music: Chinara Butler Discusses The Legacy of Pimp C & More Ahead Of “Long Live The Pimp”

Via: http://stylemagazine.com/news/2015/dec/11/behind-music-chinara-butler-discusses-legacy-pimp-/ If “heavy is the head that wears the crown,” imagine that of one forced to wear it in the king’s absence. Having stood firmly behind the throne of the man largely considered the “Underground King of the South,” for Chinara Butler the 2007 death of Pimp C meant the loss of her better half. Kind hearted, brash and unapologetic; let’s be clear, there will never be another Pimp C. His sudden passing dealt a swift blow to the industry, leaving a hole that has yet to be filled. Brimming…

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Cedric The Entertainer Tackles Diabetes in Houston With Step On Up Campaign

While he may forever be known to most as one of the “Original Kings of Comedy,” whether it be The Steve Harvey Show or his hilarious turn in Barbershop, there’s little that comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer hasn’t already accomplished. Now he’s added spokesman to his already impressive resume, using his massive platform to inform others about the dangers of diabetic nerve pain (also known as “diabetic peripheral neuropathy) through a campaign called “Step On Up”. Though you’ve probably seen the commercials, off-screen it’s a condition incredibly near to…

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Building An Empire: “Why DJ Mr. Rogers Deserves To Flex”

“Coming from Dallas we was fans of Watts and Screw so tough. We had never heard nothing like that and we just always listened to it. Then I came to PV and I got to see the culture and how much that music meant to the people out here. At that time that’s all we listened to. I wasn’t a producer first, I wasn’t a club DJ first; I learned how to chop and screw before anything else. That was the first thing I learned how to record,” – DJ…

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Town Business: The Relationship Between Houston & Bay Area Hip-Hop

The Bay Area and Houston are kinfolk. Two DIY areas that live and thrive on local music sticking to the top and staying there. They’re both robbed, pillaged and adopted by outside cultures to the point where they all blend together. Cooking dance? Bun B says Pimp C started it back in 2000, Lil B says he perfected it. Houston DJs know that you only play the remix of the Luniz “I Got 5 On It,” out of respect. Bay Area rap fans salute Houston OGs and DJ Screw to…

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Common, Panel Shine At Tanqueray Trunk Show

Fashion, music and business collided in Houston for the final stop on theTanqueray Trunk Show tour; a six-city tour that gave select audiences a chance to witness dope performances and sound industry advice from a panel of veterans including the talented DJ M.O.S., Maxwell Osborne(head designer for labels Black Apple and Public School,) Ronnie Fieg(Kith) and Grand Hustle Records co-founder Jason Geter, also known as the creative management machine behind Iggy Azalea. Though typically only open for special events like weddings or corporate parties, Houston’s newly renovated The Astorian served…

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In Sauce You Must Trust: The Sauce Factory Explodes Out Of Houston

It was only a matter of time before everyone else caught the beat of what’s been pulsating in Texas for quite some time now. Mainstream be damned, every once in awhile there emerges a sound so unique that it simply can’t be ignored, especially not when the streets have latched onto it, proving that the Lone Star State will no longer be written off as just another regional sound. Much has been made of their past, yet it’s their similar connection to the streets that both shaped and brought the…

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10 Moments From SXSW 2014

There are always life lessons involved in going to SXSW and this year’s was no different. From big brand showcases to the discovery of new artists and the overall wear and tear it does on your body – South By Southwest will always be one of those festivals you tell your friends about every year and even when you warn them, they still have no idea what they may experience. Here’s our main lessons to learn from those who went down to Austin last weekend. 1. Even Working The Showcases…

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August Alsina: “Laying Out His Own Testimony”

What seemingly “happens overnight” in terms of success for an artist; is more often than not, the result of years of work put in behind the scenes. At just 21 years of age, Louisiana native August Alsina seems ahead of his years, having transformed viral success into a viable career. Alsina’s debut album for Def Jam Testimony lands on April 15th, a significant date in his life as the day also is the tragic anniversary of the murder of his brother. He may currently have his own issues with R&B…

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