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Hot 93.3 adds ‘Scotty K and Bret’ in mornings

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Cumulus Media

Scotty K and Bret, who had a successful — but strangely short-lived — run at Power 96.1 in Atlanta, will become the new morning team at KLIF/93.3 FM “Hot 93.3,” Cumulus Media announced Monday afternoon. Read more

Benjamin Clementine bewitches

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Everything about Benjamin Clementine is, at first glance, turned inward. Read more

Drake overcomes late start to dazzle American Airlines Center

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Special to Star-Telegram

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Read more

Preston’s picks: Brand New at the Field at Verizon Theatre; Benjamin Clementine at Kessler Theater

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A.K. Lacey

Brand New at the Field at Verizon Theatre Read more

Around Cowtown: The Unlikely Candidates at the Chat Room

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Special to DFW.COM

Last Friday, I was hanging out on the back patio of the Usual on Magnolia, and discussing Kafka’s Metamorphosis and the state of the roofing industry with Brad Cannon of Cleanup (you just never know what you’re going to get into in the Fairmount). Read more

Singer C.W. Stoneking comes from a very different deep south

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Kane Hibberd

C.W. Stoneking was born in 1974 in the sunburnt city of Katherine, a town of around 6,000 souls in the Mad Max moonscape of the Australian Outback, and spent his childhood in various locations in the antipodean desert. Read more

North Texas music venues fare well in Pollstar’s mid-year report

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Star-Telegram

Some statistics indicate DFW doesn’t care about live music, while other statistics indicate that North Texas is home to several very popular musical venues. Read more

Granger Smith calls Texas country music ‘minor leagues’

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NPG PR

It will come as absolutely no shock to anyone who’s lived in Texas even a brief period of time, but the state’s musicians are (justifiably) proud of the men and women who make music for a living in the Lone Star State. Read more

Billy Bob’s Texas to host fundraiser for Dallas Police Association

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Saguaro Road Records

In the wake of the horrific spasm of violence that claimed the lives of five Dallas police officers on July 7, some of country music’s legendary names have come together to help ra... Read more

New survey finds that DFW basically hates live music

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Star-Telegram

As someone who spends plenty of nights in (often sold out) local music venues, listens to lots of promising local bands and radio stations that play said acts, it comes as something of a shock that anyone would classify the Dallas-Fort Worth area as not being a particularly great place to hear an... Read more

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