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Dallas’ NCAA-related music fest draws thousands

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As a stormy Thursday gave way to sunshine and clear blue skies Friday, the March Madness Music Festival on the edge of downtown Dallas enjoyed a near-perfect first day of weather. Read more

Preston’s picks: St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Club Dada; Neil Young at the Meyerson

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David McClister

St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Club Dada Read more

Review: Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band, the Wild Feathers and Jack Ingram at March Madness Music Festival

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As seems to happen every time the North Texas area hosts a major sporting event, the weather threatened to play spoiler ahead of this weekend’s Final Four action, spread from Fort Worth to Arlington to Dallas. Read more

Preston’s picks: S. Carey at Three Links; Ben Folds at Strauss Square

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Cameron Wittig

Ben Folds collaborates with the Dallas Pops. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Madison King and more

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Daniel Henigman

Madison King makes it all seem effortless. Read more

Concert review: The Cush at Shipping & Receiving

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I’ve been to a couple of indoor shows at Shipping & Receiving, the relatively new near-southside bar on the ground floor of an old sporting goods warehouse, but those were during the winter. Shipping & Receiving really shines when the weather is nice and it can open the doors and transform... Read more

March Madness Music Festival brings sonic superstars to downtown Dallas

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Jo Lopez

While college athletes battle for basketball supremacy at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this weekend, the NCAA is bringing some big names in music to downtown Dallas. Read more

Review: Cher at American Airlines Center

Cher in Dallas

Special to DFW.com

Wednesday’s show marked the pop icon’s first appearance in North Texas in more than a decade. Read more

Preston’s picks: Robert Ellis at Cambridge Room at House of Blues; Jamey Johnson at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Jamey Johnson at Billy Bob’s Texas Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Toadies’ ‘Rubberneck’ as snappy as ever

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Matt Cooper

The golden glow of nostalgia can make it hard to objectively reflect upon the musical past. Read more

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