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Prince, an icon capable of uniting a fractured culture

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Invision/AP

Grief, in the 21st century, is increasingly refracted through the prism of the internet. Read more

That time I saw Prince at the roller disco

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AP

Life is bursting with regrets and, for me, one of those was passing on the opportunity to interview Prince — a man who would later turn out to be one of pop music’s great recluses. Read more

Pop music supplies a stage for JFK songs, too

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Sire Records

It’s not just in the world of opera where the JFK story has been put to song. Pop musicians have been fascinated by his life and death as well. Here are six to check out. Read more

Prince found dead at Paisley Park

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AP

Musical icon Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota Thursday, his publicist confirmed to The Associated Press. Read more

Leon Bridges joins Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats for Dallas encore

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Star-Telegram

Last night, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats performed at Dallas’ South Side Ballroom, the latest stop on a tour that’s helping elevate the soulful rockers’ already significant profile. Read more

Fort Worth ‘Amazing Race’ star joins KVIL

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KVIL/CBS Radio

Moving with unusual speed, KVIL/103.7 FM has named a new midday host to replace Sybil Summers, who moved to mornings on April 1 to partner with Mike Kannon on Kannon & Sybil: More Music Mornings. Read more

Around Cowtown: Deanna Valone at Mash’d

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Special to DFW.com

Back in 2013, we told you about Deanna Valone, a painfully talented young singer/songwriter. Since then, I keep trying to catch one of her shows, but I usually find out about them five minutes after they start. Read more

Dallas’ Cultural Arts Commission to vote on possible Stevie Ray Vaughan memorial

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AP

When it comes to honoring its musical history, Dallas is just as bad as Fort Worth. Read more

The Suffers’ brassy, big sound is finally being heard

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Daniel Jackson

Even those who’ve never heard of the Suffers may be familiar with them. They’ve probably seen them in a TV commercial for the Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, dancing, playing and singing along the stre... Read more

Preston’s picks: Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson & Gretchen Peters at the Live Oak; Johnny Stimson at House of Blues

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Paradigm Agency

Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson & Gretchen Peters at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge Read more

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