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Preston’s picks: Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop at Kessler Theater; Aubrie Sellers at Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Josh Wool

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop at Kessler Theater Read more

Electro musician Moby studied 30 biographies before writing ‘Porcelain’

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As a famously brainy electronic musician — and a descendant of literary royalty — Moby had plenty of lodestars he might have looked to while writing his first book. Read more

Around Cowtown: Joe Savage

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Special to DFW.com

Back in August, we told you about local singer/songwriter Joe Savage, who said he was going to move into an RV and travel the world. Then he returned to Funkytown in November and started worki... Read more

Dan Rather to host program on fallen musicians

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Photo by Evan Agostini

Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard. Read more

Florence + the Machine bring ‘Blue’ songs to American Airlines Center

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Special to the Star-Telegram

“I don’t really feel things by halves,” Florence Welch observed Wednesday. “I wish I could.” Read more

Around Cowtown: Summer Dean at the Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Special to DFW.com

We’ve told you about Summer Dean a couple of times: Back in January she made Preston Jones’ list of new artists to watch, and I caught part of her act at the Read more

Quaker City Night Hawks, Grady Spencer lead North Texas hit parade

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Karlo X. Ramos

Quaker City Night Hawks, ‘El Astronauta’ Read more

Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

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Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," has died. He was 74. Read more

Preston’s picks: Leigh Nash at the Live Oak; The Lumineers at the Bomb Factory

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Leigh Nash at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge Read more

Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira dies in Texas

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Grammy-winning musician Emilio Navaira, famous for his mix of traditional Mexican music and accordion-based polka known as Tejano, has died at his home in Texas. He was 53. Read more

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