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It’s official – Bun B Day in Houston

Posted in News with tags , , , , on August 31, 2011 by 30daysout

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One day, you can tell your kids where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news: the city of Houston declared Tuesday, August 30 as “Bun B Day.” The rapper was on hand at a Houston City Council meeting yesterday to receive a formal proclamation from Mayor (and Queen of Trill) Annise Parker.

Bun B, a native of Port Arthur, Texas,  has been a leading force in the Southern hip hop movement since the 90’s but he’s also known for his work in the community. He’s volunteered his time and also teaches a course on religion and hip hop at Rice University. Professor Bun is one half of the iconic rap group UGK with the late Pimp C and he has had great success as solo artist as well.

Naturally the Tweetsphere was filled with congrats and shoutouts for the Big Homie on his H-Town holiday, but there was a bit of grumbling that Port Arthur has yet to honor its own with a Bun B Day in the Golden Tri.  “I don’t decide when and where I get a day,” Bun tweeted on @BunBTrillOG. ” The city of PA and the mayor chose not to honor UGK, Pimp C or me.”

YouTube: “Bun B accepts proclamation from the City of Houston”

UPDATE: Bun B’s photo album from the day on his Facebook page

Rock Star Sighting: Kenny Loggins’ Eyes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 11, 2009 by 30daysout

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In 1991, the murder rate in Houston was skyrocketing. More than 600 homicides were recorded in 1991, and in early October with everyone on edge, the City of Houston thought a concert to raise funds for Crimestoppers would help ease people’s minds.

At the same time, Kenny Loggins was set to play the now-defunct Tower Theatre in Houston in support of his album, Leap Of Faith.  While the album did receive some critical acclaim, it wasn’t exactly selling and neither were tickets to his show.  So when he was asked by the city to do a concert at The Summit, which would probably sellout its 16,000 seats in matter of minutes, he naturally said yes. He even agreed to do a press conference the day before the show.

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