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All Eyez On Me Shows Tupac’s Evolving Legacy

Biopics are notoriously hit or miss. For every Ray – there are a dozen others that never should have been made – a visual reminder that not every story can be accurately recreated on screen. When it comes to artists the bar is even higher, raised by the expectations of living family members and anxious fans. So when it comes to the memory of legends like Tupac Shakur, well, the stakes are even higher. Arguably one of hip-hop’s most enigmatic and outgoing personalities, for many the “California Love” artist was…

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Stays True To The Original

Those looking for clues into Marvel entries like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War won’t find any major revelations in the second installment of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – and that’s okay. Choosing instead to focus on the thrills and elements that made the original a smash, the crew returns to discover the origins of Peter Jason Quill’s (Chris Pratt) birth. Following the steps of the 2014 hit, the film opens with the Guardians – Quill aka Star-Lord, Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel)…

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Demi Lovato Takes Control at the Houston Rodeo

On Tuesday night, songstress Demi Lovato made a triumphant return to RodeoHouston’s famous rotating stage. It’s been several years since she first appeared alongside Austin Mahone in 2010 – and again with the Jonas Brothers in 2013 – but the third time was indeed the charm for the Disney sensation, who drew over 66,740 people into NRG Stadium. Stepping in after Meghan Trainor was sidelined by a vocal injury, Lovato thanked the crowd for coming out for the show with, “I’m really grateful you all stuck around for the show,…

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James Blake Woos House of Blues With Seductive British Soul

I made a cardinal mistake on Saturday. A rookie move even, arriving just as doors were opening for James Blake’s long-awaited Houston stop on his The Colour In Anything tour. After finding a spot in the front I watched as the House of Blues quickly transformed into standing room only, as the crowd began playing the waiting game. But after waiting three years for the followup to Blake’s Overgrown, I figured a few more hours couldn’t hurt. “Are you a fan or did you come with someone?” Since pushing their…

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Marvel Aims High & Wins With “Captain America: Civil War”

Although DC Comics showed some promise with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and trailers of the upcoming Suicide Squad, let’s face it, for all intents and purposes this is officially the “Age of Marvel.” Since introducing Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in 2008, the studio has taken over the silver screen, ushering in hit after hit despite a few misses along the way. Now, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have delivered a wildly impressive entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War….

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The “Rudy Rush Hour Comedy Show” Brings The Laughs to Houston Arena

Despite being relatively new to Houston airwaves, 93.7 personality Rudy Rush is well known within the comedy circuit, having hosted “Showtime at the Apollo” and growing a fan base during his time on “The Doug Banks Morning Show.” Since introducing the “Rudy Rush Hour Comedy Show” last Fall, Rush has been consistent in delivering laugh-out-loud quality comedy showcases to Houston, bringing fellow comedians Damon Williams, Donnel Rawlings, Crystal Powell and more to the bayou city on a monthly basis. After packing out the Houston Improv, Rush decided to move the…

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Little Big Town Makes a Big Splash at the Houston Rodeo

When it comes to the wildly successful Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there’s very little that can keep Texans away. One of the largest livestock and exhibition shows in the nation, last year alone over two million people attended Houston’s signature event. Despite the rain, on March 19th thousands flocked to NRG Stadium for a special performance from the 2014 CMA Awards “Vocal Group of the Year” winner Little Big Town, who couldn’t contain their own excitement as they revealed to the audience “Houston, for 17 years we have wanted…

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#SXSW2016: #Freshflow Gives Back At The Belmont

  For years, Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival has served as one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It’s famous for its music portion, a long standing stretch of bars and hotel spaces converted into stages and growing more like home for filmmakers willing to test their material before heading towards wider releases. It’s original charm was that SXSW gave independent and obscure talent the chance to reach new ears, thanks in part to the large crowds that invade the Texas capital each year. To be…

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New App Uses Celebrity Masks To Create Unique Experience

Watch out, there’s a new app in town. Though platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram still stand tall as industry leaders; others like Snapchat and Periscope are proving that there’s always room for a worthy competitor. Enter Dynamite, a new application determined to find it’s own footing in the Social Media industry by providing a twist on the typical sharing experience. The premise is simple: 42 second videos that can be edited together as you please. The twist? A series of “masks” that allow users to transform into virtually anyone they please,…

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Rudy Rush Brings “An Ashy Larry Christmas” To The Houston Improv

Building on the success of last month’s “Rudy Rush Hour Comedy Show”series, comedian and 93.7 personality Rudy Rush is at it again as he prepares to bring the third installment back just in time for the holidays. Slated to return to the Houston Improv on December 13th, fellow funnyman and Chapelle Show alum Donnell Rawlings will take the reigns for a very special showcase appropriately titled “An Ashy Larry Christmas.” Also hitting the stage is Skitzo and Kris Atkins with more special guests to be announced. In addition to a…

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