Jon E. Garrett
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Cowell, Spears talk X-Factor, beef with Beyonce and British accents

The second season of “The X Factor” premiered on Fox Wednesday night and helped the network take home a ratings win with 7.45 million viewers tuning in to the first hour of the debut and 9.49 watching the second. Despite th...
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L. A. Reid talks X-Factor, talent and Andre 3000

Are you an X-Factor fanatic? Excited about the upcoming season. Jonegarrett.com correspondent and Houston radio legend J Mac was in L. A. this week for the premiere of the second season of super-producer Simon Cowell’s singin...
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Say hello to the new face of academia

Cornell appoints hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa as visiting scholar If hip-hop truly is dead, Cornell University is its curator. Since 2007, when Swedish expatriate Johan Kugelberg, a former music producer, musician and auth...
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Are you down with the Kings?

It won’t be the same. That doesn’t mean it won’t be great. There is no secret that Austin has a hip hop problem. For a place that likes to call itself the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it is sorely lacking in a f...
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My interns rock harder than yours

The first time I heard Ricky Stein’s voice it was 2005 – and I was pretty sure I was experiencing an auditory hallucination. It was mid-afternoon in the offices of the West Austin News, where he had come in search of an int...
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