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Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth bids season an impressive goodbye


Special to the Star-Telegram

This is a time of magnificent farewells in Fort Worth music. On Friday evening the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presented an exceptional program to start its final weekend of the 2015-16 season. Read more

Beyonce brings big hits, dazzling visuals to AT&T Stadium


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In a rare moment of calm amid much dazzling fury, Beyonce offered gratitude. Read more

Paul Simon finds a familiar groove at Winspear Opera House


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Paul Simon’s fingers tapped the wood of his acoustic guitar, just above the sound hole, drumming out simple, staccato beats. Read more

Sturgill Simpson charts his own course at the Bomb Factory


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It is more obvious than ever that Sturgill Simpson has scant interest in Nashville, much less saving the town, and the music for which it is known, from itself. Read more

Tony Bennett displays effortless brilliance at McFarlin Auditorium in Dallas


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Tony Bennett, just four months shy of his 90th birthday, leaned against the glossy Steinway on the McFarlin Auditorium stage, as he sang the opening stanza of This is All I Ask: “As I approach the prime of my life/I find I have the time of my life.” Read more

Lucinda Williams sings of love, death and life’s journeys at the Kessler Theater in Dallas

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Standing alone on the Kessler Theater stage, Lucinda Williams began to speak, the past mingling with the present. Read more

Sarah Jarosz revisits her roots and shares new music at Kessler Theater in Dallas



The slightly boozy cry rang out from the darkness. Read more

Savages unleashes brutal beauty at Trees in Dallas


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The London-based quartet brought intense post-punk anthems to Deep Ellum Monday. Read more

Justin Bieber brings spectacle to American Airlines Center in Dallas

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Let us consider the word “purpose.” Read more

Review: M83 at the Bomb Factory

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Some bands prize atmosphere above all else, while others, for the sake of the song, strip away everything but the music being made. Read more

Review: Lissie at Trees

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Onstage and off, Lissie is an artist in transition. Read more

Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at American Airlines Center


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Time, like water in a river, forever moves forward. Read more

Review: Mumford & Sons at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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Some of them spike violently, like a mountain range reaching for the sky. Read more

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Majestic


Henrik Hansen

-- The world is awash in guitarists but only a relative few have a sound that sets them apart. Mark Knopfler is one of them, his singularly lean and liquid style -- which can evoke both love and loneliness in equal measure -- having first caught the world’s ear in Dire Straits with Read more

Review: Sturgill Simpson at Club Dada



At nine p.m. on the nose, Sturgill Simpson strode onto the Club Dada stage. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Oil Boom


Andrew Sherman

On a surface level, nothing about Oil Boom’s brand of music — bluesy, distorted rock ’n’ roll, loaded and ready for last call — seems particularly noteworthy. Read more

Review: U2, ‘Songs of Innocence’


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Apple wasn’t the only entity with a surprise Tuesday. Read more

CD review: Sturgill Simpson, ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’


Reto Sterchi

Sturgill Simpson’s sophomore record is downright disorienting. Read more

Concert review: Homegrown Music and Art Festival

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Velton Hayworth/Special to DFW.com

May has become musicfest month in every corner of North Texas. Read more

Review: Old 97’s at Strauss Square


Eric Ryan Anderson

More than most Old 97’s performances in North Texas, Saturday’s showcase in the heart of downtown Dallas truly felt like a homecoming. Read more

Review: Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band, the Wild Feathers and Jack Ingram at March Madness Music Festival


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As seems to happen every time the North Texas area hosts a major sporting event, the weather threatened to play spoiler ahead of this weekend’s Final Four action, spread from Fort Worth to Arlington to Dallas. Read more

Concert review: Toadies at Martin House Brewing

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Back in late ’80s or early ’90s Fort Worth, there was a little punk club on Main Street called The Axis. I never set foot in the place; I was poor — even for the cover for that place — so I’d hang outside and listen to the bands play. There were often more peopl... Read more

Review: Imagine Dragons at American Airlines Center

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Is it still rock music if it bears no discernible edge? Read more

CD review: Eric Church, ‘The Outsiders’

Eric Church is developing two separate and distinct personalities that seem to wrestle each other in a glorious battle royale on his fourth and best album, The Outsiders. Read more

Review: Paul Simon and Sting at American Airlines Center


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The multi-platinum Grammy winners made an unlikely, but fascinating, pair. Read more

Review: Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel at Eisemann Center


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The titans of Texas country joined forces for a sold-out showcase. Read more

Concert review: High on Fire at Trees in Dallas


Photos by Velton Hayworth

The faithful brushed off the cold Tuesday night and caught High on Fire at Deep Ellum’s iconic music venue, Trees. Read more

CD review: Arcade Fire, ‘Reflektor’



“It’s just a reflection of a reflection,” sings Win Butler at the beginning of Arcade Fire’s sweeping fourth album, Reflektor. Read more

Review: Jessie Ware at South Side Music Hall


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The British singer-songwriter kicked off her month-long U.S. tour Thursday in Dallas. Read more

Review: The Eagles at American Airlines Center


Photos by Roman A. Pena and Jamie B. Ford

History, it’s been said, is written by the victors. Read more

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