Benefit Show for Austin Stanfill

Please join us for a bad ass night of music, food, and drinks honoring our friend Austin.

All proceeds will go to UST’s SEP Program.

You can also donate online here:
http://www.stthom.edu/Schools_Centers_of_Excellence/Centers_of_Excellence/Center_for_International_Studies/Resources_and_Achievement/MicroCredit/How_to_Donate.aqf

Confirmed Bands in order of appearance:
Hank, Jack, and Horacio
7South1
La Sien
Free Radicals
Not Fit
Christian Galatoire and the Order of the Psychedelic Monks
Prince Cobra/ REVERBERATIONS
B L A C K I E

Also featuring Curran & Ashley, Morgan Zamora, Hank/Jack/Horacio, Adylle & Brian, and more!

MC’d by a man of many talents PAUL BARNES

Please share with your friends!

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PATRÓN INCLUDED: HOUSTON AUTHOR RELEASES TEXAS NOVEL, WEEKEND COWBOY

I’m proud to announce that my client, Maureen Maillet, has released her novel Weekend Cowboy via Black Rose Writing Publishing. Maillet is in works with a famous actress, whose name I’m legally unable to reveal, to star in her novel’s HBO Series. If you’d like to get in touch with Maillet, please direct all press inquiries to my work e-mail: MiaSmith@MaureenMaillet.com

We are in the beginning stages of planning Maillet’s next event. If you’d like to sponsor any of our events, please e-mail me. 

Weekend Cowboy is one book you will NOT be able to put down. Trust me.. I tried. Stop by Barnes & Nobles (off W. Gray in Houston, TX) to get a signed copy. 

PATRÓN INCLUDED: HOUSTON AUTHOR RELEASES TEXAS NOVEL,WEEKEND COWBOY
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Author Maureen Maillet  
Weekend Cowboy‘s main character, Kate Jones, believes Patrón can cure just about anything. As does Maillet, who attaches a mini bottle of Patron to her novel, as a unique gesture to symbolize the Texas theme throughout the book. Not only is Weekend Cowboy set in the Texas Hill Country, but her publisher is also based in Houston! Celebrate with us as we bring Weekend Cowboy to life!

Visit Maillet’s website to learn more about the author and the novel. MaureenMaillet.com features the first chapter of her novel, insightful blog entries, Book Giveaways, music fromWeekend Cowboy‘s soundtrack and much more! 

PRESS RELEASE

Black Rose Writing

(www.blackrosewriting.com) 

Black Rose Writing is proud to announce the release of

Weekend Cowboy by Maureen Maillet

“A timely commentary on both the tangled health care industry and family interrelations in a thriller that twists both elements into a gripping story.”

Someone desperately wants Kate Jones and her husband dead. Kate oversees a bio-tech company on the verge of rewriting the rules for drug discovery. At the same time she is trying to sustain her marriage and raise three children. On a ranch in the Texas hill country, Kate finds a safe retreat from her problems. Between body-guards and lingering in the public eye, she attempts to lead a normal life while keeping one step ahead of the killers. In the end, Kate will be forced to change the course of history if she wants to stay alive.

“I am so relieved to know that Weekend Cowboy is part of a trilogy because one book is just not enough contact with these highly developed characters. Kate Jones and Harlynn Barrett, the in-laws and outlaws. Maureen Maillet has done a superb job of pacing her plot and taking the reader to the edge. Stay tuned for Maillet’s next one…I can’t wait!”

Michelle Smith
Mediaaware

Maureen Maillet was born in Florida and moved to Texas as a young child. After 10 years in the hedge fund industry, Maureen has decided to follow her passion for writing. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and two children.

Now available for review request (both hard copy and electronic). Purchase from http://www.blackrosewritingbooks.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many other on-line bookstores, including Ebook formats. The book is also available for direct order via the Ingram Book Catalog, Books in Print and Baker & Taylor. ISBN # 978-1-61296-147-7.

 
Stop by Barnes & Nobles on West Gray for a signed copy ofWeekend Cowboy. For more information on where to purchase the book, visit Maureen Maillet’s website.
 
Sincerely,
 

Mia Smith
Public Relations
MiaSmith@maureenmaillet.com

 
Enter to win a free copy in her Giveaway at goodreads.com. 
 

A Poem for Dzhokhar by Amanda Palmer

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We’ve all been shocked by the news of the bombings that occurred in Boston last week. Amanda Palmer, who spent her formative years on the streets of Boston, working as a “living statue” mime, where she would regularly interact with “lonely people who looked like they hadn’t talked to anyone in weeks,” and then, “we would sort of fall in love a little bit.” Naturally, then, Palmer has a deep connection with the city, and it stands to reason that she’d want to express some sympathy to Boston and its residents following the horror visited upon the city last week. Rather than write a song (or do some living-statue work!), however, Palmer wrote a poem, titled “A Poem For Dzhokhar.”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old Boston Marathon bomber who holed up in a boat, temporarily eluding a police manhunt. Palmer says the poem is “pretty much about everyone,” 

“The you isn’t him. Read again.” So here it is:

you don’t know how it felt to be in the womb but it must have been at least a little warmer than this.

you don’t know how intimately they’re recording your every move on closed-circuit cameras until you see your face reflected back at you through through the pulp.

you don’t know how to stop picking at your fingers.

you don’t know how little you’ve been paying attention until you look down at your legs again.

you don’t know how many times you can say you’re coming until they just stop believing you.

you don’t know how orgasmic the act of taking in a lungful of oxygen is until they hold your head under the water.

you don’t know how many vietnamese soft rolls to order.

you don’t know how convinced your parents were that having children would be, absolutely, without question, the correct thing to do.

you don’t know how precious your iphone battery time was until you’re hiding in the bottom of the boat.

you don’t know how to get away from your fucking parents.

you don’t know how it’s possible to feel total compassion in one moment and total disconnection in the next moment.

you don’t know how things could change so incredibly fast.

you don’t know how to make something, but the instructions are on the internet.

you don’t know how to make sense of this massive parade.

you don’t know how to believe anyone anymore.

you don’t know how to tell the girl in the chair next to you that you’ve been peeking at her dissertation draft and there’s a grammatical typo in the actual file name.

you don’t know how to explain yourself.

you don’t want two percent but it’s all they have.

you don’t know how claustrophobic your house is until you can’t leave it.

you don’t know why you let that guy go without shooting him dead and stuffing him in some bushes between cambridge and watertown.

you don’t know where your friends went.

you don’t know how to dance but you give it a shot anyway.

you don’t know how your life managed to move twenty six miles forward and twenty eight miles back.

you don’t know how to pay your debts.

you don’t know how to separate from this partnership to escape and finally breathe.

you don’t know how come people run their goddamn knees into the ground anyway.

you don’t know how to measure the value of the twenty dollar bill clutched in your hurting hand.

you don’t know how you walked into this trap so obliviously.

you don’t know how to adjust the rearview mirror.

you don’t know how to mourn your dead brother.

you don’t know how to drive this car.

you don’t know the way to new york.

you don’t know the way to new york.

you don’t know the way to new york.

you don’t know the way to new york.

“Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.” ― James Dean

I failed to make the first entry an introduction into what I want this blog to express. I love music and the sub-cultures it creates. I want to explore every avenue of past and present musicians and the cultures that personify each genre as an individual unit of art.

As an aspiring musician, I have recently decided to follow my dreams and pursue a career in music. I will be graduating in May, so by the beginning of 2014, I’d like to relocate to Los Angelesor Austin to begin my journey. Austin’s music scene is a bit similar to the style of music I’d like to make and of course, people move to LA all the time to become a singer, actor, dancer, etc. So naturally, major cities on the west coast were always going to be an option.

As many of Americans have, I’ve fallen on hard times and don’t have the funds needed to start a new life in a different city or state. I currently work at Musiqa, a Houston-based chamber ensemble. So I’ll be saving for the next 10 months in hopes of accumulating at least half of what I’ll need. I recently found a website called GoFundMe, which helps organizations as well as individuals raise money for any particular need, even travel expenses! Below you will see the widget for my donation page. Even if you can only donate a single dollar, that’s one dollar closer to reaching my goal. So please spread the word and help me to Pursue Happiness by Fulfilling My Dreams!

I’d like to introduce you to the one & only…

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Allen Stone and I, after his show at the House of Blues in Houston, TX

Allen recently played a few shows in Austin at SXSW. Before that, he was featured on VH1’s Artists “You Ought to Know.” Allen describes himself as a “hippie with soul.” You’d probably agree if you gave some of his songs a listen, especially if you watch live and acoustic performances of original songs and covers.

His story is rather interesting too.

Allen got his start in church. He was a preacher’s kid. Steeped in gospel music and shielded from secular songs, Allen didn’t discover soul music until he was a teenager and started collecting classic albums from the 60’s and 70’s.

“Soul music from that time wasn’t just about bumpin’ and grindin’ at the club—it was a huge part of a cultural movement. That’s where my inspiration comes from,” says Stone, who was also schooled by folk records of the period.

I strongly suggest seeing him live. The show is always energetic and keeps the crowd on their feet. Check out his tour dates below to visit him in a city near you:

UPCOMING | LOCAL DATES
DATE VENUE LOCATION TICKETS
APR 20 COACHELLA INDIO, CA TICKETS
APR 27 FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL – REPUBLIC SQUARE PARK AUSTIN, TX TICKETS
MAY 02 THE CROCODILE SEATTLE, WA SOLD OUT
MAY 03 THE CROCODILE SEATTLE, WA SOLD OUT
MAY 10 MOE’S ALLEY SANTA CRUZ, CA TICKETS
MAY 11 BOTTLE ROCK – NAPA VALLEY EXPO NAPA, CA TICKETS
MAY 18 FORT WORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL FORT WORTH, TX TICKETS
MAY 29 RYMAN AUDITORIUM NASHVILLE, TN TICKETS
MAY 30 SLOSS FURNACES BIRMINGHAM, AL TICKETS
MAY 31 WAKARUSA OZARK, AR TICKETS
JUN 13 BONNAROO MANCHESTER, TN TICKETS
JUN 20 THE PAGEANT ST LOUIS, MO TICKETS
JUN 21 CROSSROADS KANSAS CITY, MO TICKETS
JUN 22 RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE MORRISON, CO TICKETS
JUN 24 MAJESTIC THEATRE MADISON, WI TICKETS
JUN 25 THE MYTH ST PAUL, MN TICKETS
JUN 28 CHARTER ONE PAVILION CHICAGO, IL TICKETS
JUN 29 FARM BUREAU INSURANCE LAWN AT WHITE RIVER STATE PARK INDIANAPOLIS, IN TICKETS
JUN 30 MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL ROCHESTER HILLS, MI TICKETS
JUL 01 COAST WEST MUSIC FESTIVAL MUSKEGON, MI TICKETS
JUL 04 HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL QUINCY, CA TICKETS
JUL 05 WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL PORTLAND, OR TICKETS
JUL 06 LC PAVILION COLUMBUS, OH TICKETS
JUL 07 JACOBS PAVILION AT NAUTICA CLEVELAND, OH TICKETS
JUL 08 PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE TORONTO, CANADA TICKETS
JUL 11 STAGE AE PITTSBURGH, PA TICKETS
JUL 12 THE ORANGE PEEL ASHEVILLE, NC TICKETS
JUL 13 TIME WARNER CABLE UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE CHARLOTTE, NC TICKETS
JUL 16 HOUSE OF BLUES MYRTLE BEACH, SC TICKETS
JUL 17 FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE STADIUM CHARLESTON, SC TICKETS
JUL 20 THE TABERNACLE ATLANTA, GA TICKETS
JUL 21 THE RED HAT AMPHITHEATER RALEIGH, NC TICKETS
JUL 24 BROOKLYN BOWL BROOKLYN, NY TICKETS
JUL 25 FESTIVAL PIER AT PENN’S LANDING PHILADELPHIA, PA TICKETS
JUL 26 TOYOTA OAKDALE THEATRE WALLINGFORD, CT TICKETS
JUL 27 BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION BOSTON, MA TICKETS
JUL 28 SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY TICKETS
JUL 31 POCAHONTAS LIVE CHESTERFIELD, VA TICKETS
AUG 01 MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION COLUMBIA, MD TICKETS
AUG 03 PNC BANK ARTS CENTER HOLMDEL, NJ TICKETS

Greg Meyers to speak on April 16 at the University of St. Thomas

Sorting sutures

Sorting sutures (Photo credit: rocknroll_guitar)

Medical Ethics Society at CardioStart

Medical Ethics Society at CardioStart (Photo credit: rocknroll_guitar)

Medical Ethics Society at CardioStart

Medical Ethics Society at CardioStart (Photo credit: rocknroll_guitar)

University of St. Thomas (Texas)

University of St. Thomas (Texas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Speaker Greg Meyers

Speaker Greg Meyers

Cameron School of Business Ethics

Cameron School of Business Ethics