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Radney Foster on Record Sales, Merle Haggard, and Why Tom Petty Is Wrong About Country Music

Appearing at a backyard fundraiser Friday at the Preston Hollow estate of Anne and Steve Stodghill, Del Rio-born singer/songwriter Radney Foster hit the final licks on an acoustic version of his 1993 song, “Easier Said Than Done,” then leaned into the microphone and told the rapt crowd: “That’s country music, y’all.” You could forgive him […]

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Complimentary Lounge For Parents at American Airlines Center’s Justin Bieber Show

This is a really smart idea. Parents bringing their kids (but without a ticket themselves) to the Justin Bieber show tomorrow night at the American Airlines Center can get into the Old No. 7 Club for free. The release: .One parent bringing a child to the Justin Bieber concert Wednesday evening may take advantage of AAC’s complimentary […]

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Dallas Rappers: Slim Thug Is Trying To Get Dwight Howard To Houston. What Are You Doing?

As you can see by these tweets collected by Deadspin, Slim Thug is running a full-court press on free agent center Dwight Howard, putting together a pretty solid cost-benefit analysis, with respect to bottles of rosé, strippers, “big-ass cribs,” and baby mamas. So where you at, Tum Tum, Big Tuck, ADd.+, Dorrough, etc.? Time’s a […]

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Looking for a Horse to Root For in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition?

Tomorrow The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition kicks-off in Fort Worth. Basically, the event, which takes place every four years, is something like the classical music version of the NCAA basketball tournament  There are 30 competitors from around the world who face off in rounds of recitals. And the winner doesn’t just get prestige and a $50,000 check; they will […]

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Dallas Opera Taps Frenchman as Third Music Director in Company’s History

The Dallas Opera has only had two music directors since its founding 56 years ago. Graeme Jenkins just took his final bow with the organization after almost 25 years at the conductor’s stand. Today, his successor was announced, and yes, it’s another European to lead a local classical music organization (which had some music watchers […]

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George P. Bush Removes Beyonce’s ‘Halo’ From Campaign Announcement

The Texas Tribune has the scoop this morning: The video announcing Bush’s run for Texas Land Commissioner on Wednesday was set to a familiar tune: the back-track to Beyoncé’s hit 2009 single “Halo.” The campaign’s decision to use music from a prominent supporter of President Obama’s, someone who sang at his inauguration, attracted media attention from around the […]

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Programming Note: Artist Richard Patterson Unveils Rare Video Work at Texas Theater Tonight!

You may know the name of British artist Richard Patterson for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you were enthralled with his defense of the opening ceremonies of last summer’s London Games. Perhaps you’ve read his musings on FrontRow. Maybe you caught his exhibition at the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2009. More than likely, though, you know […]

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