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Singer Kimbra gets ‘Golden’ opportunity

Warner Music Group 2013 Grammy Celebration

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On Feb. 10, 2013, Kimbra walked onto the Staples Center stage and accepted a Grammy Award from Prince, who added his own seal of approval before reading the Recording Academy’s pick for record of the year. Read more

Panther Island Pavilion roaring along on the Trinity

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It’s tempting to call JD Granger a prophet. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Mike Ryan and more

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Fort Worth singer-songwriter Mike Ryan’s sophomore album, Bad Reputation, is of a piece with its Nashville-recorded contemporaries — slick, melodic and more indebted to rock than any particular Music City legends. Read more

Preston’s picks: Honda Civic Tour at South Side Ballroom; Travis Tritt at Billy Bob’s Texas

Lollapalooza 2014

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Grouplove and Portugal. The Man will be joined by STRFKR at the Dallas concert venue on Saturday. Read more

CD review: Various artists, ‘Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited’

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Throughout his career, Johnny Cash sang about the downtrodden, giving a voice to the voiceless. Read more

Eli Young Band announces second annual House Party at Globe Life Park

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The Eli Young Band is going back to the ballpark. Read more

Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Verizon Theatre

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The line hung in the air, thick with meaning: “As we watch the curtain falling/And you sing us one last song ...” Read more

Concert pics: OneRepublic at Gexa in Dallas

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Fans of Ryan Tedder and the OneRepublic crew had fans counting stars Tuesday night. The pop-rockers from Colorado played Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas Tuesday night. Check out the photo slideshow above. Read more

Concert review: Hard Proof and The Effinays at Lola’s Saloon

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On Friday, I got a call from KTCU’s Tom Urquhart. His car was in the shop, and he was facing live music withdrawal, so he needed a ride to a place with horns (he is a trombone player, after all). I learned that Hard Proof (Afrobeat out of Austin), and The Effinays (psychotic funk out of Da... Read more

Review: One Direction at AT&T Stadium

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Photos by Roman A. Pena and Jamie B. Ford

“Dallas, are you gonna be the loudest crowd we’ve ever seen?” asked Liam Payne. Read more

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