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Ornette Coleman documentary getting re-released


Courtesy Milestone Films

Below is the trailer for director Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America. Unless you're somewhat of an Ornette Coleman obsessive, it's entirely possible you've never heard of and/or seen the film, but this 1985 documentary/concert film/free-form biography hybrid does an admirable job at... Read more

Review: Nicki Minaj, torn between two worlds


Casey Holder/Special to DFW.com

The rising hip-hop and pop star made her Dallas debut as a headliner Sunday night. Read more

Review: Aerosmith spreads itself thin in Dallas

Judging from the stage alone, Steven Tyler is Aerosmith. Read more

Review: Frank Ocean turns up the heat in Dallas


Preston Jones/DFW.com

There aren't many musicians these days who can change the temperature in a room simply by stepping on stage. Read more

Inaugural Index Festival coming to Trees

Portugal the Man

Just over the transom not long ago -- news from Spune (which, in its 15th year, continues to ever more impressive rosters of talent for both one-off and festival shows) that the inaugural "Index Festival" will kick... Read more

Line-up revealed for 2012 Fort Worth Music Festival


Chris Crisman/Paradigm Agency

Hayes Carll, the Reverend Horton Heat, Dr. Dog, Kevin Eubanks, Charles Bradley and the Relatives have been tapped to headline this year's Fort Worth Music Festival. The gathering formerly known as Jazz by the Boulevard will take place Sept. 28-29 on the Will Rogers Auditorium lawn. Read more

First show set for revamped Ridglea Theater

Ridglea Theater

Ron Jenkins

Cue the cheers: The Ridglea Theater has, at long last, secured a booking for a show. Read more

Review: Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic


Bob Haynes/Special to DFW.com

"But it's been so long," crooned Willie Nelson late Wednesday night, "It seems like it was only yesterday/Ain't it funny how time slips away?" Read more

Stockyards Music Festival set for Sept. 2

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DFW.com archives

On the eve of tomorrow's Willie Nelson Picnic, Billy Bob's Texas today announced another big event set to take over the Stockyards in September. Read more

Review: Ruby Jane demonstrates pluck at McDavid Studio

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(Todd Wolfson)

It must be maddening to Ruby Jane Smith to be labeled a mere "fiddle prodigy." Read more

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