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Bud Light Convention arrives in Dallas next month

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As the Republican National Convention prepares to kick off Monday in Cleveland (with the Democratic National Convention set for the following week in Philadelphia), Bud Light is taking full advantage of the political season. Read more

Art of Rap Festival featuring Public Enemy canceled in Dallas

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Those expecting to spend the weekend at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion celebrating classic hip-hop with the Art of Rap Festival are out of luck. Read more

Scott Johnson is looking for the next great hip-hop lyricist and rapper

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Courtesy The Emcee

Cleburne rapper/producer Scott Johnson has crafted some of the wiliest hip-hop to come out of North Texas. Read more

Niles ahead : Niles City Sound puts Fort Worth on the musical map

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Star-Telegram

When Leon Bridges stepped into the dusty, unused Supreme Golf Warehouse space not far from downtown Fort Worth nearly two years ago — with a sheaf of soulful songs and a willing cohort of local musicians at the ready — Nile... Read more

Preston’s picks: Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Levitt Pavilion; Weezer at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Chris Monaghan

Pop-rock elder statesmen and N’awlins legends descend on North Texas this week. Read more

Brutal reality alters plans for local hip-hop promoter Callie Dee

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Steve Watkins

Last Thursday, I was going to get out of Fort Worth because Cowtown hip-hop promoter Callie Dee sent me an invite to a performance in Dallas at RBC that she had been working on. Read more

Video premiere: Picnic Lightning, ‘American Ruin’

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Team Clermont

Two years ago, I described Fort Worth band Picnic Lightning as “deftly walking the line between cerebral and unhinged” on its terrific debut EP, Gilded Youth. Read more

Kidd Kraddick to be inducted into radio hall of fame

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Star-Telegram archives

The National Radio Hall of Fame announced inductees in several categories on Monday, and three of them have North Texas connections. Read more

Texas singer Coffey Anderson’s video on how to react during a police stop goes viral

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In all of the Internet uproar generated by the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of police in St. Paul and Baton Rouge and the subsequent slaying of five Dallas police officers by a gunman at the end of a Black Lives Matter protest, Texas country singer Coffey Anderson&#x... Read more

Musicbed premieres feature-length documentary ‘Make’

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Courtesy Musicbed

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