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Weekend of April 27th - 29th, 2018
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz
Home Game 1
Sunday 4/29/2018 2:30 PM
The Rockets will face Utah in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs after the Jazz eliminated Oklahoma City, 96-91, in Game 6.
[From: Sporting News.com]
Rockets vs. Jazz: The backstory
As five-game series against No. 8 seeds go, the Rockets had about as difficult a time as can be had with the Timberwolves. Houston straightened out the offense in Games 4 and 5 (241 points combined), but the first three games, in which the Rockets shot 42.7 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from the 3-point line, is cause for some lingering concern.
That’s because the Jazz defense is imposing, especially when Defensive Player of the Year candidate Rudy Gobert is in the middle. Utah might have finished its series against the Thunder in five games if not for foul trouble in the second half for Gobert, which forced him to the bench and opened the way for OKC to storm back from a 25-point deficit. Utah recovered to close out the series in Game 6, but the fifth game was more evidence of Gobert’s defensive dominance. . . .continue at Sporting News.com
Tonight - April 28th, 2018
[Editor's note: The Pink concert for Sunday, April 29th, 2018 was moved to Friday, April 27, 2018; due to the Rockets Playoff game.]
At Toyota Center. Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon Alecia Beth Moore aka P!nk has announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018. P!nk last hit the road on her The Truth About Love Tour which saw her play 142 sold out shows across 13 countries. The Los Angeles Times said, “Pink remains perhaps the most gifted and imaginative physical performer in pop right now,” while Rolling Stone claimed, “the singer had demonstrated an epic workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note.”
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Saturday 5/5/2018 7:30 PM
Sum 41 is a The Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario Sum 41 makes its way to Houston's HOB this weekend. Originally called Kaspir, the band in 1996 and now consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist Dave Baksh, guitarist Tom Thacker, bassist Jason McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
The band's style has been disputed by fans because of the complex combination of different musical styles and the more mature, serious, and heavy sound on later albums. The band's EP Half Hour of Power is described as punk rock, skate punk and pop punk.
All Killer No Filler was described as pop punk and skate punk (except for "Pain for Pleasure", which is purely heavy metal). Does This Look Infected? has been described as punk rock, pop punk and melodic hardcore. Chuck was getting heavier opting out the original pop punk sound with a thrash metal sound, but the band kept in touch with its punk rock and melodic hardcore roots, which created an even more mature sound than the group's previous effort. Critics have described Underclass Hero as a revival of the band's pop punk style.
Dance of Asian America
East Meets West XVI
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Saturday 4/28/2018 8:15 p.m.
Dance of Asian America presents East Meets West XVI, a fusion of many types of traditional and contemporary Asian dance. This performance is a collaboration between Dance of Asian America and some of Houston's most elite dance companies including Texas Ballet Theatre, Revolve Dance Company, Houston Ballroom Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Artisan Ballet Company, and Dance Houston.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.
Sam Houston Race Park
Sunday 5/6/2018 1:00 PM
A pregnant Cardi B will perform with partner Offset. It was Cardi B—the first woman rapper to land a No. 1 hit on Billboard's 100 since Lauryn Hill. Cardi B’s fiancé and occasional collaborator, Offset, will join her in Texas as one-third of Atlanta trap trio Migos, whose Culture II hit Billboard's 200 album chart’s No. 1 spot in February.
The "HOT TOPIC" talk about Cardi B is her facincaiton with FDR, yeah that FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "He helped us get over the Depression, all while he was in a wheelchair. Like, this man was suffering from polio at the time of his presidency, and yet all he was worried about was trying to make America great — make America great again for real," she told GQ of the United States' 32nd president, who was partially paralyzed.
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