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Josh Halverson, Simone Gundy and Austin Allsup represent North Texas on ‘The Voice’

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NBC

The last time North Texas made its presence truly felt on The Voice was two years ago, when Luke Wade and Reagan James made deep runs into the competition, before Mesquite native Craig Wayne Boyd Read more

Prophets of Rage finds inspiration in discontent at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Special to the Star-Telegram

“Make America rage again,” the ticket stub read Sunday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Read more

Glen Hansard brings soul-stirring songs to Dallas’ Majestic Theatre

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Star-Telegram

Glen Hansard hadn’t been on the Majestic Theatre stage long Saturday night when he made an observation that echoed through the remainder of his performance. Read more

Norah Jones returns to Denton for confident, casual Oaktopia festival set

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The city of Denton fairly vibrated with pride Friday as one of its most famous former residents, Grammy-winning superstar Norah Jones, returned to her old college stomping grounds for a headlining performance at the fourth annual install... Read more

Colvin & Earle bring songs and stories to the Majestic

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Special to the Star-Telegram

It’s strange to think about this in these reality-TV-dominated days, but I first encountered Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle via music videos on VH1. It was the late ’80s, and the still-young channel was going through a phase where it played adult-album-alternative artists in between ... Read more

Kanye West stands alone during ‘Saint Pablo’ stop at American Airlines Center

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Special to the Star-Telegram

In an age of mundane miracles — computers on our wrists, self-driving cars, buying something and never touching physical currency — fostering a sense of genuine wonder is, increasingly, a rare feat. Read more

KLTY/94.9 FM named religious radio station of the year

DFW contemporary Christian station KLTY/94.9 FM was named Religious Station of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards, announced Thursday in Nashville. Read more

Carrie Underwood reigns as pop-country queen at American Airlines Center

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The narrative of Carrie Underwood has always fallen short of describing the reigning queen of pop-country. Read more

Around Cowtown: Vatican Press

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Special to DFW.com

Back in 2012, I told you about a band called The Vatican Press playing at the Ridglea Bar. Well, the Ridglea Bar shut down right after that and stayed closed. Read more

Fort Worth’s Austin Allsup to compete on new season of ‘The Voice’

Tonight, the 11th season of NBC’s popular The Voice premieres, and as has been Read more

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