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Martina McBride's charity team to visit Tarrant Area Food Bank

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Team Martina

Country singer Martina McBride’s global charity group, Team Martina, will be in Fort Worth on March 28 to help the Tarrant Area Food Bank, which serves 13 counties in North Texa... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from James McMurtry

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High Road Touring

Singer-songwriters like James McMurtry often hide in plain sight. Read more

Kelly Clarkson tour to feature Pentatonix

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Burleson-raised singer Kelly Clarkson is keeping things local with her latest tour, which will feature Pentatonix, the a cappella sensation founded by Arlington Martin High grads Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado. Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson will also be a special guest on th... Read more

Preston’s picks: Miranda Lambert at AAC; Alan Jackson at Verizon Theatre

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Fresh from her recent Grammy win, the pride of Lindale returns to North Texas. Read more

CD review: José González, ‘Vestiges & Claws’

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Malin Johansson

The latest album from Swedish-Argentine Jose González was partly produced by himself in his kitchen and the intimacy is felt throughout Vestiges & Claws. Read more

Worthy of an Encore

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Good Fulton & Farrell

On June 19, 1937, Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson turned up at 508 Park Ave. in downtown Dallas, and that simple act helped put the region on the musical map. Read more

‘The Ticket’ to add local-music show

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Courtesy of Mark Schectman

We all know by now that while KTCK/1310 AM “The Ticket” is primarily a sports station, it goes beyond sports into guy-talk topics and occasional musical digression. Now it’s going to have a two-hour local-music show on Sunday nights. Read more

Kelly Clarkson aims for the middle on ‘Piece by Piece’

The tool of social media is a double-edged sword for 21st-century pop stars. Read more

Prank at ‘Dimebag‘ Darrell's grave causes uproar

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“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, the former lead guitarist for Arlington-based metal band Pantera, died in late 2004, but his name has been popping up in 2015 headlines. First, there was Read more

Concert review: Aaron Burton at Fred’s Texas Cafe

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Special to DFW.com

I spent the last part of last week watching show after show get canceled due to the weather. Read more

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