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In hometown show, Selena Gomez shows her own magic

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A fact became clear during Friday night's Selena Gomez concert at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie: Kids and tweens simply like her. That's all there is to it. Read more

'Life' is only rock 'n' roll, but Keith Richards makes it essential reading

Question: What are two things that would survive nuclear war? Read more

The Ridglea Theater rises again

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Ron Jenkins

Against all odds, the Ridglea Theater story may have a happy ending after all. Read more

On 'Twisted,' Kanye West tells us what it's like to be him

In an era where the insecure sandblast away their flaws and become celebrities for doing so, Kanye West isn't afraid to be himself, warts and all. Read more

The American Music Awards in pictures

PHOTO GALLERY: Beiber, Ke$ha and Usher lead the stylish brigade at this year's AMAs. Read more

North Texas contingent is staying busy post-'Idol'

It has been nearly six months since Season 9 of American Idol ended May 26, and as local Idol fans may recall, the season was heavy with singers from Dallas-Fort Worth, with Fort Worth's Casey James coming in third, Duncanville's Tim Urban m... Read more

The Black Eyed Peas at the Super Bowl rumors are confirmed

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An unnamed source has reportedly confirmed to the Dallas Morning News that the rumors that Read more

Rihanna casts off her teen pop persona

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The grim business of sifting through the wreckage of her abusive relationship with Chris Brown behind her, Rihanna literally and figuratively lets her hair down on Loud. Read more

Rejuvenated Elton John - as essential as ever

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Review: Ray LaMontagne steals the show in Grand Prairie

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Elton John's former fiancee seeks a meeting with the famous singer

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For most, Someone Saved My Life Tonight is just another classic rock song. Read more

Plenty of weirdness on second day of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin

AUSTIN -- I hadn't been inside Waterloo Park for more than 10 minutes Saturday afternoon when I watched a bruised young man gulp down a freshly drawn syringe of his own blood. The second day of Fun Fun Fun Fest had officially begun. Read more

Fun Fun Fun Fest '10: Weird Al Yankovic

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On its face, the idea of Weird Al Yankovic closing out the first night of a festival that prides itself on esoteric bands -- Woven Bones ain't exactly lighting up the airwaves, if you know what I mean -- would seem at cross-purposes. But listening to the few thousand gathered roar as Yankovic too... Read more

Review: Mumford & Sons stages triumphant return to North Texas

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Big Hassle

DALLAS -- With discomfiting frequency, bands showing even the slightest hint of forward momentum are being thrust into large venues by an industry ravenous for success. Such rash decisions can often force a young act to assume a mantle that can rest uneasily. Read more

Concerts: The Hanna Barbarians go wild at the Grotto

After the devastating defeat of the Rangers on Sunday night, I went looking for a place to take my mind off things. The Grotto seemed an obvious choice. Read more

Review: Sarah McLachlan makes amends in Grand Prairie

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'Iconic work' is tribute to choral director

Bass Hall concert designed to showcase Ronald Shirey's legacy. Read more

Taylor Swift CD review: She's stuck in the ex box

Three albums into her wildly popular, multiplatinum and globally successful career, Taylor Swift is still settling scores. Read more

Review: Jonsi mingles solemnity and joy in Grand Prairie

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Review: Gorillaz embarks upon a fantastic voyage

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