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The Beatles come alive in ‘Let It Be’ at Bass Hall

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Todd Moffses

If there is such a thing as boomer heaven, this is probably what it looks and sounds like. Read more

Arenda Light, Dead Vinyl and Animal Spirit at Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Special to DFW.COM

Last Friday I was looking for a place to try out a new camera, which means looking for some musicians at whom to point the thing. My thoughts turned to Magnolia Motor Lounge off the Seventh Street corridor. Good food, good music, and real lights, not those crappy LEDs everyone else uses. Read more

The Shins and Spoon: Middle-age against the machine

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At 46 and 45 years old, respectively, James Mercer of the Shins and Spoon’s Britt Daniel might be the most prominent middle-aged guys in indie rock. Read more

Garth Brooks to play free show in Austin

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Star-Telegram

Country music star Garth Brooks snagged the spotlight Friday at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin with a press conference announcing a free concert in the capital city Saturday. Read more

Jazz al fresco returns to Fort Worth with new festival

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Jazz under the sun is returning to Fort Worth. Read more

Jeff Dazey is not confused about where his musical heart lies

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Special to Star-Telegram

At a private fashion show in New York for A-list celebrities, Funkytown sax man Jeff Dazey finds himself out of his element. Waiting to go onstage with Leon Bridges after the models finish on the catwalk, he looks around the room and sees place markers on the chairs for the evening’s guests. Read more

Kelly Clarkson puts Tennessee mansion on market for $8.75 million

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Parks Realty

Remember when music superstar Kelly Clarkson was a Burleson waitress, way back in those pre-“American Idol” win days? Now she’s a big superstar with a house to unload. Specifically, a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee (just outside of Nashvill... Read more

Maren Morris wins ACM Award for best new female vocalist

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Chalk up another award for Maren Morris, the Arlington-bred singer who had a breakout 2016: The Academy of Country Music announced Tuesday morning that she was named New Female Vocalist of the Year in the 52nd ACM Awards. Read more

Fort Worth singer gets her shot on ‘The Voice’

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Philip D. Thomas

Fort Worth area artists have definitely made their mark on TV singing competitions — from the original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson in 2002 to Read more

Chicano Batman swoops in with a soulful sound

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Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman’s new song, “The Taker Story,” is surely the first 2017 resistance anthem to be inspired by a telepathic gorilla. Read more

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