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‘Playoff Playlist Live!’ coming to AAC in January

The 2014-2015 college football season has scarcely begun, but thoughts have already turned to its conclusion. Read more

Robert Cray headlines Bedford festival this year

Labor Day weekend in Bedford means hanging out on a blanket listening to the blues and eating barbeque. Read more

Kidd Kraddick drive returns Sept. 3

Kidd Kraddick anniversary

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The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, heard locally on KHKS-FM/106.1 (KISS-FM), is going to be all about the kids on Sept. 3 when the entire four-hour block will be devoted to raising money to send children to Walt Disney World. Dubbed Kidd’s Kids, it continues the 2... Read more

Music festival madness: musicians shares memories as performers and fans

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Illustration by Mark Hoffer

This year, North Texas has played host to what seems like an endless parade of festivals. Read more

Singer Kimbra gets ‘Golden’ opportunity

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On Feb. 10, 2013, Kimbra walked onto the Staples Center stage and accepted a Grammy Award from Prince, who added his own seal of approval before reading the Recording Academy’s pick for record of the year. Read more

Panther Island Pavilion roaring along on the Trinity

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It’s tempting to call JD Granger a prophet. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Mike Ryan and more

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Fort Worth singer-songwriter Mike Ryan’s sophomore album, Bad Reputation, is of a piece with its Nashville-recorded contemporaries — slick, melodic and more indebted to rock than any particular Music City legends. Read more

Preston’s picks: Honda Civic Tour at South Side Ballroom; Travis Tritt at Billy Bob’s Texas

Lollapalooza 2014

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Grouplove and Portugal. The Man will be joined by STRFKR at the Dallas concert venue on Saturday. Read more

CD review: Various artists, ‘Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited’

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Throughout his career, Johnny Cash sang about the downtrodden, giving a voice to the voiceless. Read more

Eli Young Band announces second annual House Party at Globe Life Park

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The Eli Young Band is going back to the ballpark. Read more

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