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Preview: Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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David M.Earnisse

Given its nearly 50-year history — which has included tragedy, a big shift in musical direction, and large number of musicians going in and out of the band — Chicago seems like a good subject for an oral history, a la The Beatles Anthology or Read more

Preston’s picks: Miguel at South Side Ballroom; Phish at Verizon Theatre

Here are our critic’s picks for concert night this week. Read more

CD review: Years & Years, ‘Communion’

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Interscope

Pop needs its distillers, its translators, its flatteners. Read more

Bert Weiss talks DFW success, Kraddick

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Rustic White Photography

No matter how hard you try, when you’re in Dallas talking to Bert Weiss, the host of radio’s syndicated The Bert Show, the subject of Kidd Kraddick comes up. Read more

Concert review: Feletha Black at Shipping & Receiving Bar

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Steve Watkins

Lucas White is one of my favorite drummers, and one of my favorite people in the Funkytown music scene. Read more

Review: Steely Dan and Elvis Costello at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Special to DFW.com

When the Steely Dan-Elvis Costello bill was announced, it immediately made sense: Two acts known for literate songwriting, both rooted in the ’70s. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from the Jones Family Singers

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Team Clermont

You can practically feel the sweat beading on every track of the Jones Family Singers’ Live from Mt. Zion. Read more

Review: Nicki Minaj at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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It takes more than some technical glitches to slow down Nicki Minaj. Read more

Don Henley releasing ‘Cass County,’ his first solo album in 15 years, in September

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Danny Clinch

On Sept. 25, Linden native Don Henley will release Cass County. Read more

CD review: Wilco, ‘Star Wars’

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dBpm Records

It began as a trickle on Twitter Thursday night, but it wasn’t long before the news flooded the Internet: Wilco had just surprise-released a new album, Star Wars, available immediately as a free dow... Read more

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