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Around Cowtown: Garrett Owen finds there’s no place like home


Special to DFW.com

A few years back, I met a talented young singer-songwriter named Garrett Owen. He’s a phenomenal guitarist, and he has a voice that has just a touch of Paul Simon to it. We saw him around Dallas and Funkytown for a... Read more

Leigh Ann and Courtney: ‘Uncorked’ turns up the volume on girl-powered radio in DFW

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The “Uncorked” part of the Leigh Ann and Courtney Kerr Uncorked radio show is not just theater of the mind. Read more

Leigh Ann and Courtney’s favorite guests


The Washington Post

Between their Uncorked radio show and their podcast, Leigh Ann Adam and Courtney Kerr do their share of talking to celebrities. Read more

Preston’s picks: Edgefest 26 at Toyota Stadium; Brian Wilson at Verizon Theatre


Special to the Star-Telegram

Another year, another collection of rock bands piled into the sizzling cement cauldron that is Toyota Stadium. More so than previous installments, it seems as if Edgefest — like any good radio station playlist — is heavily repeating itself this year: Bastille, Blue October, Silversun Pickups, Chvrches and the Joy Formidable are all veterans of one (or more) Edgefests. Of course, the eager youths racing around the concourse and between the tents set up on the field, dizzy with freedom and loaded on junk food from the concession stands, will cheer it all anyway, lost in the greatest show they think they’ve ever seen. With The 1975, Good Charlotte, Foals, The Struts, X Ambassadors, Nothing But Thieves and the Strumbellas. Read more

Billy Bob’s Texas to ban smoking indoors May 1

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The future of the Stockyards has been a hot topic in Fort Worth lately, and change, it seems, is in the air. Read more

‘There will never be another Prince’

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In the 1990s, Calvin Brown cruised the streets of Fort Worth in a purple jeep emblazoned with the symbol for Prince. Read more

Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ deserves closer listen, deeper analysis

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Beyonce’s Lemonade is not sipped quickly. Read more

Santigold and her complicated relationship with pop music


The New York Times archives

When she answered her phone for an interview recently, Santigold was emerging from a tour bus that had been stranded on a Colorado roadside for a day by a snowstorm. But she sounded no worse for the experience, in keeping with a career that has weathered every challenge. Read more

Tony Bennett displays effortless brilliance at McFarlin Auditorium in Dallas


Special to the Star-Telegram

Tony Bennett, just four months shy of his 90th birthday, leaned against the glossy Steinway on the McFarlin Auditorium stage, as he sang the opening stanza of This is All I Ask: “As I approach the prime of my life/I find I have the time of my life.” Read more

Prince, an icon capable of uniting a fractured culture

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Grief, in the 21st century, is increasingly refracted through the prism of the internet. Read more

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