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‘ONCE Around the Square’ to highlight local music

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Special to DFW.com

The Tony-award musical Once, based on the 2006 movie, is about a Dublin street musician who finds renewed creative life when a beautiful young woman takes interest in his love songs. It’s coming to Bass Hall for a Feb. 18-22 run, but Performing Arts Fort Worth ... Read more

Concert review: Blake Parish and Kris Luther, aka Fi’dölla Shake, at Fred’s Texas Cafe

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Special to DFW.com

Last week didn’t just mark the end of The Where House, but also the final show of the Hanna Barbarians. We in... Read more

The Bomb Factory bringing more live music to Deep Ellum

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DFW.com

On a blustery, frigid January afternoon, the Bomb Factory looks as if one has hit it. Read more

Pachelbel, Nena and a home of one-hit wonders

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German National Tourist Board

This is the story of the collision of two “ one-hit wonders” — one from the flashy world of pop-rock and the other from the hallowed ranks of classical music — a... Read more

Review: Billy Joel at American Airlines Center

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Roman A. Pena and Jamie B. Ford/Special to DFW.com

Billy Joel couldn’t stop staring at himself. Read more

Preston’s picks: Lera Lynn at the Live Oak; the Suffers at Club Dada

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Gina Binkley

Lera Lynn at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge Read more

CD review: Justin Townes Earle, ‘Absent Fathers’

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Joshua Black Wilkins

Sorrow, betrayal, breaking up and lingering resentment are inexhaustible sources for alt-country songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Vanessa Peters

Three years have passed since we last heard from Dallas singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters, but she’s making up for lost time in 2015. Read more

Boom 94.5 announces morning show

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Courtesy of Radio One Dallas

Their names aren’t even on the web site at this writing, but classic hip-hop KSOC/94.5 FM “Boom 94.5” now has a morning show, as well as air personalities in other slots. Read more

Concert review: Farewell to The Where House

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Special to DFW.com

Back in July of 2010, I heard about this new place opening up on Hemphill, and I drove out there. I couldn’t find a parking place anywhere near the joint and wound up leaving. I thought that this place could never, last — a run-down warehouse in a dodgy neighborhood with no parking. Read more

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