Month: July 2012

Vinyl Music, An Untimely Tradition

Music is that universal language that crosses all boundaries, seeping into the fabric of society and encouraging those who listen hard enough the ability to decipher life’s problems, or at the very least escape them. No longer are records subject to the past, subject to the dust-ridden attics of history. People young and old are breathing new spirit into these relics of times’ past, ushering in a new era of tradition that continues to mesmerize people today. Whether it is aesthetically appealing to the eyes, more artistic, or just plain good to the ears, vinyl continues to harbor a particular position in society; allowing listeners of all ages to learn something about themselves in the process. If you ask any music aficionado about the difference in sound between vinyl and modern day CD or digital devices, they can definitely confirm that there is a difference. Even if all that you’ve been exposed to is I-pods or MP3s, once you listen to a vinyl record you can definitely tell the difference in sound. Vinyl most certainly has a particular quality about it, producing a sound that is warmer and distinctively its own, enabling its listeners to notice more of the subtle sound and individual instruments. Moreover, with technology being far more advanced than it was in the past, vinyl pressed today sounds a whole lot better than vinyl pressed in...

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Things to Do in Houston During August and September 2012

August 2012 1st-(thru the 12th) Lion King at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 1st-Cirque du Soleil Presents Kooza at Sam Houston Race Park, 8:00 p.m. 2nd-Pitbull at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. 3rd-Motley Crue at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. 3rd-Entertainment Industry Party in VIP Room @ Midtown Lounge, 5 p.m. 3rd-Elvis Crespo at Stereo Live, 9:00 p.m. 4th-Kenny Chesney with Tim McGraw at the Reliant Stadium, 4:30 p.m. 4th-Art to Heart benefiting the Redeemed Ministries at Fairmont Park Church, 7:00 p.m. 4th-Houston International Jazz Festival at the Bayou Music Center, 8:00 p.m. 7th-WWE Smackdown at the Toyota Center, 7:00 p.m. 7th-Reliant K at the House of Blues, 7:00 p.m. 9th-Vince Gill at the Arena Theater, 7:00 p.m. 9th Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at the Toyota Center, 7:30 p.m. 10th (thru 11th)-George Lopez at the Bayou Music Center, 8:00 p.m. 12th-Jason Mraz with Christina Perri at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. 14th-Sublime with Rome at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 6:20 p.m. 18th-Iron Maiden & Coheed and Cambria at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. 19th-Yanni at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 8:00 p.m. 19th-Bill Maher at the Bayou Music Center, 8:00 p.m. 19th-The Last Hour at Scout Bar, 10:00 p.m. 22nd-Grow Your Business Mixer at the Post Oak Grill, 5:30 p.m. 24th-Journey with Pat Benatar at...

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Credex and Brian Gavin Diamond’s Signature Diamonds and Jewelry Teams Up

Brian Gavin Diamonds Teams with Credex for Financing Option for Online Purchases HOUSTON, Texas– Brian Gavin Diamond’s Signature Diamonds and jewelry creations are now more readily accessible to customers looking for financing online through a partnership with Credex. According to Brian Gavin, “We have collaborated with Credex, working with state of the art technology to bring this great option to our customers. As has been the case with other innovative ideas, others are sure to follow.” Credex has launched its 36 month Instant Credit Program and has chosen Brian Gavin Diamonds as one of the premier e-merchants to feature this new online point-of-sale service. The program offers instant credit to customers who want to make their purchase immediately upon selecting their diamond jewelry through Brian Gavin Diamond’s website. Instant credit is obtained from numerous consumer credit lenders resulting in very high approval rates. Credex financing also allows for 36 months to pay for purchases. Only very basic information is requested from customers at checkout, including name, address and the last four digits of a customer’s social security number. Credex’s patented technology keeps this information secure, and at the same time enables customers to make instant jewelry purchases. Credex financing provides instant purchasing power at checkout for all orders over $1,000 at Brian Gavin Diamonds. Brian Gavin, as a world renowned expert in diamond cutting and jewelry design, is committed...

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker Announces New Non-stop Flights to Istanbul

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announces new non-stop flights to Istanbul beginning April 1, 2013, operated by Turkish Airlines between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport (IST). “Houston’s strong business connections with Turkey created the opportunity to attract this foreign flag airline to our city,” said Mayor Parker. “Houston has become the gateway to the world. Our global business structure helps our economy thrive and our job market remains the envy of the nation. These four new weekly flights will surely lead to increased economic opportunity for both Istanbul and Houston.” Turkish Airlines will operate the new route with a Boeing 777-300ER, which seats up to 334 passengers. Based at Ataturk International Airport, Turkish Airlines serves more than 190 destinations and carries 33 million passengers. The Turkish Consulate General in Houston and a number of Houston community organizations worked closely with the Houston Airport System to attract this new direct air service by Turkish Airlines, including the Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Zaglayan’s support was also instrumental in promoting the opportunity for this flight. “The Istanbul direct flights operated by Turkish Airlines will be essential in our endeavors to further develop relations at all levels and fields in business, trade and investment relations between Turkey and Texas,” said Turkish...

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Best Place to Live in Houston: The Heritage Apartments

Listen to Audio Interview: Judyth Piazza chats with Mary, The Property Manager of The Heritage Apartments EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY AND STYLE OF THE HERITAGE! The Heritage`s exceptional location offers you the serenity of a quiet residential neighborhood with Galleria area conveniences. Classical colonial architecture is highlighted by the Heritage`s formal lobbies and gallery hallways. Come and visit the charm and grandeur of the Galleria`s most affordable luxury living… The Heritage. **NO UTILITY BILLS! ALL BILLS PAID!** You`re Not Just an Apt # to Our Staff – We know all of our Residents by Name! Come and see this one...

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