• One of the best music stories of 2012 is this account of an afternoon that Houston ESL teacher Shea Serrano spent chaperoning a junior high dance. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 2 Jan 2013

by Ben Westhoff, music editor at LA Weekly and author of Dirty South.
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  • Also great: Upon Levon Helm’s death, singer Jesse Sykes remembers bloody battlefields, her New York state upbringing, and Music From Big Pink. [2 of 3]
 
  • And Steve Jansen and William Michael Smith investigate the effects of a bizarre noise ordinance in Houston, which lacks zoning restrictions. [3 of 3]
 
  • Images: photo (Creative Commons) by Flickr user torbakhopper; photo by Heinrich Klaffs via Wikimedia Commons; art via Houston Press.
 
 

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