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Tracing Rachel Gollay’s steps to ‘Built for Love’

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DFW.com

Looking back over Rachel Gollay’s life now, it becomes clear: This moment was always meant to be. Read more

KLUV flips to all-Christmas

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Courtesy CBS Radio Dallas-Fort Worth

The only mystery about DFW radio stations going to an all-holiday format these days is when they’re going to do it. For ages, KVIL/103.7 FM was the big Christmas-music station, but last year, CBS Radio Dallas-Fort Worth moved the Christmas format to classic-hit... Read more

Review: Merle Haggard at Bass Hall

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Like a cold beer chased with a shot of stout whiskey, Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart delivered a satisfying one-two punch of traditional country music to Bass Hall Wednesday night. Read more

DFW music: Five acts to watch

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Rhombi Survivor

The fertile local scene — stretching from Fort Worth to Denton to Dallas — is constantly providing new talents to admire. Read more

‘The Voice’: 3 North Texans survive elimination night

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Tyler Golden

It was a very, very, very good night for North Texans on the The Voice’s first elimination night. But the evening could’ve used just one more very. Read more

Review: Garth Brooks, ‘Man Against Machine’

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At first blush, Garth Brooks is profoundly, proudly out of step with the times on his new album, Man Against Machine. Read more

‘The Voice’ live rounds: DFW contingent (part 2)

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Tyler Golden/NBC

The night after most of his fellow North Texas singers took their turn on The Voice’s live stage, Fort Worth’s Luke Wade got his own moment in the s... Read more

CD review: Damien Rice, ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice says the creative process behind his third studio album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, was so good that he occasionally didn’t want it to end. Read more

Preston’s picks: The Black Keys at AAC; Cold Specks at Three Links

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AP

The Black Keys at American Airlines Center Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Fishboy

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Via Facebook

Few local musicians burn with as much artistic ambition as Eric Michener. Read more

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