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Steve Earle now in an off-Broadway musical

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Special to the Star-Telegram

He may be best known as a rootsy, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but music has never been quite enough for Steve Earle. In the 31 years since the release of his debut album, “Guitar Town,” he’s published a short-story collection and a novel, run a theater company and acted on te... Read more

Johnny Cash property for sale for nearly $4 million by TCU grad.

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Stan Peacock

Since November, a Nashville-area property that once belonged to Johnny Cash has been for sale. You may have even read about it on CMT.com, in Read more

Around Cowtown: Ansley ‘The Destroyer’ Doughtery birthday bash

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Last week I embarked on a new career — a Sisyphean endeavor which involves moving my stuff from one house to another house a couple of miles away. My wife assures me we’ll be done any day now, but I remain convinced this is an eternity. Read more

Porter Robinson’s brave new ‘Worlds’

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Courtesy of Porter Robinson

While Nora en Pure is diverging from the EDM crowd with her soulful, jazzy style, Something Wonderful headliner Porter Robinson is doing something similar but in a different way. Read more

Queen of cool: Nora en Pure will remix your EDM stereotypes

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Handout

Picture the stereotypical electronic-dance-music night and there’ll be a DJ dude — it’s always a dude — up on the decks hyping the crowd up with bigger and louder beats, a cascading assault of builds, breaks and drops that sends the feveri... Read more

Beyond Nora en Pure: The women of EDM

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MOOD Records

Here’s a dozen women on the decks you should know about Read more

Doyle Bramhall II’s long road to ‘Rich Man’

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Concord Music Group

The familiar story about singer-guitarist Doyle Bramhall II is that he grew up with the blues. His father was a close friend of Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, performed with both, and co-wrote songs with the latter. Read more

The 1975 keeps current in 2017 with musical mix

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The Associated Press

Matthew Healy, frontman of the English rock band The 1975, remembers how emotional and impactful his first major concert was when he was just 8 years old. The artist was Michael Jackson, and Healy recalls the night vividly. Read more

Around Cowtown: Jessie Frye

Back in 2011 I stopped in to Lola’s for a show put on by KTCU’s “The Good Show” and was introduced to a young pop/rock singer named Jessie Frye. I was really impre... Read more

The Lone Bellow at the Kessler; the Revivalists at the House of Blues

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Therevivalists.com

The two shows to catch this week Read more

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