This is a city's city: standing proud, happy and bright at the center with a rugged ring around the middle. Traffic never seems to end; people never seem to sleep; and zoning seems to be nonexistent. Houston literally hums.
That's never more apparent than when speaking with its residents. Each one has a particular favorite place to go, a place that usually involves the universal equalizer: music.
From what might be the nation's oldest recording studio to a world-class family business, music seems to be at the heart of the city, steadfastly holding the populace together. Still, most residents seem surprised that anyone outside their hometown has bothered to notice.
"What an amazing array of extremely talented artists here in any genre you could name," says Chris Gray, music editor of the weekly Houston Press. "And everybody around here knows it. ... But we kind of like that it's a secret. At the same time, we'd like some of those people to get the success and recognition they deserve." READ FULL STORY
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