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Chance the Rapper colors outside the lines at the Bomb Factory

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The idiosyncratic hip-hop artist drew on faith, fun and fiercely loyal fans Sunday to thrill a sold-out crowd. Read more

Nobel Prize settles debate: Rock lyrics are poetry

Nobel Prize Literature


Bob Dylan is the songwriter who opened up the doors of possibility to all who followed. He was the mysterious bard with a guitar who sent out a clarion call — first as the acoustic voice of his generation, then as the plugged-in rocker who remained a master of the unexpected for five decad... Read more

Keith Urban lets the good times roll at American Airlines Center


Special to the Star-Telegram

The mission was established early on: “Tonight is all about letting go of what’s outside!” Read more

Kris Kristofferson finds poetry in plain sight at Bass Hall

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“I’m proud to say Bob Dylan cut this next one,” Kris Kristofferson remarked, before easing into his 1985 tune They Killed Him. Read more

Garth Brooks discusses Frito-Lay partnership, new single at AT&T Stadium

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A little over a year after a series of seven sold-out shows at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, Garth Brooks was back in No... Read more

Preston’s picks: JD McPherson at Granada Theater; Majid Jordan at South Side Music Hall


Rounder Records

A purveyor of classic rock style and rising R&B stars pass through North Texas this week. Read more

The Temper Trap raises temperature at the Granada



A concert can be simmering along quite nicely when something happens that immediately ramps it up to full boil. That happened halfway through the Temper Trap’s 80-minute set at the Granada Theater Tuesday night when singer Dougy Mandagi -- blessed with one of the most powerful and elastic ... Read more

Elvis Costello explores all sides of his catalog at Majestic Theatre



There was a moment, near the end of Elvis Costello’s second encore Tuesday, that perfectly encapsulated his artistic dichotomy. Read more

Around Cowtown: DDFW Master of the Mic


Special to DFW.com

Back in April, I got drafted into judging the first round of a hip-hop competition, DDFW Master of the Mic, at The Grotto — something I really look forward to every year, much to the bewilderment of my old friends. Read more

Fortress Festival planned for Fort Worth in 2017



The evocative, brief trailer first materialized this morning, just after 8 a.m. Read more

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