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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

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Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

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News: Our state ranks next to last in food security, meaning that in 2010 over 4 million Texans experienced outright hunger or ditched healthy food for cheap... By Michael Barajas 5/9/2012
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
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Aural Pleasure Review

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1

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Unless you happen to be a musician or a very perceptive listener, it's often tough to distinguish exceptional jazz from the merely satisfactory. Miles Davis' famed second quintet of 1964-68 is a rare exception to this rule, a band so individually brilliant and collectively virtuosic, even your average Katy Perry fan can tell there's some very serious shit happening there. Live in Europe, the latest in Columbia's continual line of Miles reissues, is the most interesting yet: three discs of live recordings (plus a bonus DVD), some never before released, bootleg or otherwise, showcasing the Quintet in their absolute prime. Captured during the Quintet's 1967 tour of Western Europe, the band is seasoned, exploratory, and astonishingly cohesive. Pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams are constantly churning and gearing tempos up and down with telepathic precision, as Miles on trumpet and, especially, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, deliver some of their fiercest solos to date. Digesting all four discs — roughly five hours of music — can be wholly exhausting. But taken in healthy doses, "Europe" is a mind-boggling experience, a show of pure musical prowess by one of history's greatest bands.

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