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September 7, 2012 – During the month of September enjoy lunchtime musical performances downtown at the Houston Public Library. Tunes at Noon, is a new music series designed to bring a diverse sampling of musicians working the Houston music scene to the Houston Public Library for lunchtime presentations that are guaranteed to brighten anyone’s week. These performances are free and open to the public.

For more details call 832-393-1313 or visit

Featured Performers Include:
Cassandra Tyson
Julia Ideson Building | 2nd Floor | Tudor Gallery
550 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1662
Tuesday, September 11 | 12 PM – 1 PM

Cassandra Tyson, aka “Ms. Sassy Jazz,” was born in Alaska and has traveled the globe. In 2005, she performed on the world famous Showtime at the Apollo television show. She is a former member of the HCC jazz group, Graffiti, Mark Holter’s Jazz Ensemble, and the all-girl group, the Jive Sisters. Cassandra was also a cast member for the hit gospel play “Lord Send Me the Right Man” and was chosen as one of five finalists from a field of over 700 contestants on KPRC-TV’s Gimme the Mic competition.

Free Rads Jazz Trio
Central Library Plaza
500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313
Wednesday, September 19 | 12 PM – 1 PM

Listen to an early afternoon set of jazz, funk, and improvisational instrumental music from some of Houston’s finest, most flexible musicians. Nick Cooper (drums) and Theo Bijarro (bass) are members of the Free Radicals, the ten-time “Best Jazz” winners in the Houston Press Music Awards. Cory Wilson is a versatile young local sax man who plays jazz, funk, and ska with local bands, including the award-winning group The Suffers.

Leah White
Central Library Plaza
500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313
Wednesday, September 26 | 12 PM – 1 PM

Quickly gaining recognition as an enthusiastic, witty songwriter with great live performances, Leah White is an award winning singer/songwriter from Houston. Proud to memorialize and celebrate what makes her hometown unique and exciting, Leah created one of her most treasured accomplishments: “Houston: Our Roots Are Strong,” a collection of original songs about Houston’s landmarks in honor of the city’s 175th birthday. Join us as she plays selections from this, her latest of four albums, as well as a variety of other songs.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1313.


Sandra Fernandez
Manager of Public Relations
Houston Public Library
832.393.1381; cell 713.435.9448


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