Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world’s most powerful and influential musicians, was born and raised in Houston, where she attended Parker Elementary, a music magnet school. Our first story about her appeared in 2004, with Michael Hall’s profile “It’s a Family Affair.” Hall noted that her Texas pride was on full display even at a young age when, after winning a Sammy Davis Jr. Award at a citywide talent show, she went up to the mic and said “in a little voice: ‘I would like to thank the judges for picking me, my parents, who I love—I love you, Houston!’ Then she blew a big kiss.”

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April 10, 2013

5 Things You’ll be Talking About in May

1. Independent WomanOn May 24, Twentieth Century Fox will release the computer-animated movie Epic, in which Beyoncé, arguably the biggest star of our time, will voice the role of Queen Tara, the empress of a microscopic kingdom. What could be more appropriate?Think about it. Over the past year or so,

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January 20, 2013

Money in the Making

Houston’s new movers and shakers don’t hang with the Wyatts or Sakowitzes. They’re Eightball, Scarface, Lil’ Keke, and the other power players of the city’s rap music scene.

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January 20, 2013

It’s a Family Affair

For all her talent and poise, Beyoncé didn't become the biggest star in the world without help. And she got plenty of it from the people who know her best.

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June 30, 1998

Destiny’s Child

They could be Texas’ own Spice Girls—if that’s what they wanted. Destiny’s Child, the vocal quartet from Houston, clearly has what it takes to make hit records: This spring, their song “No, No, No” reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. But unlike the “Prefab Five,” as wags

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