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Upcoming concerts at Arlington Music Hall

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Arlington Music Hall has a long tradition of playing host to some of country music’s biggest names. Read more

Around Cowtown: Valenti Funk still all about the funk

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Special to the Star-Telegram

One of my favorite bands to come out of the Fort Worth-Dallas area is the Latin-reggae-funk band The Effinays. Read more

Pentatonix releases ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ video

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YouTube

With two DFW radio stations playing Christmas music, that should mean more airplay fo... Read more

Preston’s picks: Hayes Carll at Majestic Theatre; 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center

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Jacob Blickenstaff

A titan of Texas songwriting soothes jangled nerves, while an assortment of pop stars celebrates the holidays in Dallas. Read more

Kacey Musgraves, Pentatonix, Garth Brooks bring good cheer on new Christmas albums

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Star-Telegram

Clear the table of Thanksgiving leftovers, and start stringing the Christmas tree with lights — Yuletide is bearing down upon us all once more. Read more

Around Cowtown: Dead Vinyl at Shipping & Receiving

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Special to DFW.COM

We finally got winter here in Funkytown on Saturday. I walked out to my car and could see my own breath for the first time this season, but I could also see my lawn needed to be mowed again — November. Cold or not, this was still Texas, and I knew the drop in temperature might not last thr... Read more

Kanye West cancels remaining ‘Saint Pablo’ dates, including Saturday in Dallas

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AP

Kanye West has canceled the remainder of his “Saint Pablo” tour, including a scheduled stop Saturday at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. Read more

Christmas music launches on ‘Star 102.1’

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When DFW radio station KDGE/102.1 FM “The Edge” abruptly dropped its longtime alternative-music format on Wednesday, radio observers began to wonder what was going to take its place. Read more

KLUV launches Christmas format

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During the past few days, classic-hits station KLUV/98.7 FM has been running an online poll asking listeners when — or if — it should make its annual change to Christmas music. The results were skewing strongly toward this Sa... Read more

IHeartMedia pushes 102.1 ‘The Edge’ off a cliff — maybe (update)

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KDGE has dropped alternative/modern rock after more than 27 years and two frequencies, RadioInsight reports, adding that a new format will launch Thursday. BUT the format may just be moving. Read more

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