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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

Boom 94.5 and 99.5 The Wolf make morning-show changes (update)



(Updated below to correct date on Wolf Howl.) Read more

The party doesn’t stop with the Mavericks at Billy Bob’s Texas


Special to the Star-Telegram

The tray of tequila shots — eight small glasses, joined by a plastic cup brimming with lime slices — materialized at some point. Read more

Prince tributes create a purple path through Minneapolis



Long before he died April 21, the musician Prince taught his fans to live. Read more

Lone Bee Gee Barry Gibb reflects on life, loss

“All I think about is yesterday,” sings Barry Gibb at the start of his first solo album in 32 years, in a staccato familiar from his decades in the Bee Gees. “I need you here in the now.” Read more

Meat Loaf talks stage collapse, new album and musical

Meat Loaf made headlines when he collapsed on tour, something that surprised him more than the actual fall. Read more

Preston’s picks: The Mavericks at Billy Bob’s Texas; Elvis Costello at Majestic Theatre



The Mavericks at Billy Bob’s Texas Read more

Watch Kacey Musgraves perform with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders


Special to the Star-Telegram

This past weekend, East Texas native Kacey Musgraves kicked off the State Fair of Texas with a headlining performance that featured some appropriately Texan guests. Read more

Kelly Clarkson talks children’s book, President Obama and more

People Kelly Clarkson


With the release this week of her debut as an author — the children’s book River Rose and the Magical Lullaby — Fort Worth-born and Burleson-bred pop superstar Kelly Clarkson has been making the promotional rounds. Read more

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