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Bono led U2 in a musical and poli sci masters class at AT&T Stadium

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Special to the Star-Telegram

If U2’s “The Joshua Tree” tour has shown fans and critics anything aside from one of the most well executed performances of 2017, it’s that rock’s most outspo... Read more

Jerry Jeff Walker brings old and a little new to Billy Bob’s

When fans draw that mental image of an artist like Jerry Jeff Walker, what springs to mind is invariably some old album cover: Texas’ Gypsy Songman, grinning and rambling to his heart’s content. It tends to be an image of what the man was. Read more

AROUND COWTOWN: Open Classical at Buon Giorno Coffee

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Last October, a group of classical musicians performed a Halloween show in a rather unusual place: The Live Oak. The group, Open Classical, stages an open-mic night for classical music ev... Read more

Concert Picks: Charley Crockett and Clint Black

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Courtesy of the artist

Charley Crockett at Lola’s Trailer Park Read more

‘Now 102.9’ about to load its afternoon with Kannon

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Courtesy of iHeart Media

Working in DFW radio is starting to look like a scan button: Hit it, watch things whir by and eventually, you’ll find a place to land. Read more

U2 in the rear view: Reflecting on 35 years of fandom

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AP archives

The earth shifted and it had nothing to do with the fact that this was Los Angeles where seismic shaking is as familiar as sunshine and struggling screenwriters. Read more

The story is about to end at ‘Legends 77,’ one of the last places for pop music on DFW’s AM dial

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It’s been a long time — decades, really — since music was a dominant force on AM radio, but there have been some places you could still find it. One of those places is KAAM/770 AM “Legends 77,” which desc... Read more

Chris Cornell gets a dark tribute from North Texas’ Cody Jinks

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YouTube

Long before he was a country singer, Denton’s Cody Jinks — originally from Haltom City — was a vocalist for a Fort Worth metal band called Unchecked Aggression. Jinks has been a rising star on the country scene in the past few years, but he never forgets his rock background &... Read more

Around Cowtown: Stefan Prigmore

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Special to the Star-Telegram

I was in Grapevine in 2010, watching the legendary singer/songwriter Guthrie Kennard make his sonic magic, when I met a young artist named Stefan Prigmore – an amazingly talented folk singer that I’ve followed ever since. Read more

Tripping Daisy flowers again at Homegrown Festival

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Yes, they indeed partied like it was 1999. Read more

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