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


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’


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


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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Preston’s picks: Charley Pride at Arlington Music Hall; Esme Patterson at Three Links


Windish Agency

A country-music veteran and a pop-music newcomer are the performers to see this week Read more

Around Cowtown: Micro D


Special to DFW.com

Back in 2011, I found myself in a barn of a venue right in Niles City. You could hear the music in the streets as you walked up and instead of fiddles and steel guitars we had Nintendo Game ... Read more

Maxwell finds success on his own timetable


Eric Johnson

The first time Maxwell disappeared, he was gone about eight years. After starting his career in the mid-1990s with three platinum albums in a row, each delivered punctually, this soul and R&B singer all but vanished. Read more

That time I ran into Leon Bridges at the Walgreen’s


DFW.com archives

You know when you run into Walgreen’s to pick up something and run into a pop star? Read more

Singer Leon Bridges comes home to Shipping & Receiving



The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter returned to where it all began Wednesday. Read more

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