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Carrie Underwood reigns as pop-country queen at American Airlines Center

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The narrative of Carrie Underwood has always fallen short of describing the reigning queen of pop-country. Read more

Around Cowtown: Vatican Press

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Special to DFW.com

Back in 2012, I told you about a band called The Vatican Press playing at the Ridglea Bar. Well, the Ridglea Bar shut down right after that and stayed closed. Read more

Fort Worth’s Austin Allsup to compete on new season of ‘The Voice’

Tonight, the 11th season of NBC’s popular The Voice premieres, and as has been Read more

How a car guy overcame adversity to have a growing radio show

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Special to the Star-Telegram

You could drive down Camp Bowie Boulevard a thousand times and never realize that, in one of the many strip shopping centers, there’s a low-lit radio studio. Read more

Tegan and Sara mix pleasure, pain at Majestic Theatre

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The acclaimed Canadian sister act brought its retro-inspired pop to Dallas Thursday. Read more

Josh Weathers to perform rare solo set for November benefit

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Star-Telegram

The sight (and sound) of Josh Weathers in concert is a rare one indeed these days. Read more

Preston’s picks: Kanye West at American Airlines Center; Martina McBride at Verizon Theatre

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Special to the Washington Post

A country star helps raise awareness about cancer, while a controversial rap superstar returns to DFW. Read more

Arouund Cowtown: I Happy Am

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Special to DFW.COM

I met Rebekah Elizabeth and Zachary Zanetich backstage at the Live Oak when Zach was playing bass for The Phantom Sensation. Read more

MTV Classic is nostalgia for millennials. But do they want TV?

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VH1 Classic is dead. Last month, it was reborn as MTV Classic, a channel focusing on music videos and shows from the ’80s to the aughts. The nostalgia baton has officially been passed to the millennials. Read more

Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas bring Honda Civic Tour home to DFW

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Special to the Star-Telegram

As audience members filed into American Airlines Center Monday, they were handed thick little booklets, the first of what would be many promotional materials they would endure over the next three hours. Read more

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