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New Orleans musician builds new life playing in Northeast Tarrant

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Velton Hayworth

The soothing sounds of Frank Sinatra fill Keller’s Café Medi every Friday night, but there’s no big band or even a four-piece in sight. It’s just one man, Bill Haden Jr., with his saxophone, a microphone, an amp an... Read more

The sound and the fury: Why music fans complain about AT&T Stadium’s sound

George Strait

Star-Telegram archives

AT&T Stadium, standing sentinel in an ocean of asphalt in Arlington, was built for one reason: football. Read more

How North Texas venues’ sounds stacks up

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Star-Telegram

Sound can make or break a concert. The best performance in the world can be ruined by a bad mix, inaudible instruments and vocals, echo or sheer volume. While the sound engineer is an essential part of this sometimes ruinous equation, the design and architecture of the room in which the artist is... Read more

The acts who’ve played AT&T

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Special to DFW.com

AT&T Stadium has become a stop for top-selling artists looking to reach the largest possible audience in one indoor space in North Texas. Here are the major musical events at the stadium since it opened in 2009 (as Cowboys Stadium before its name change in 2013). All reviews by Preston Jones, unl... Read more

Larry Roquemore, R.I.P.

Larry Roquemore, one of the founding fathers of the Fort Worth music scene, died Aug. 21. Read more

Preston’s picks: Robert Earl Keen at the Bomb Factory; Coldplay at AT&T Stadium

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Julia Kennedy

Most Good Music 2016 at the Bomb Factory Read more

Frank Ocean ends silence with complex collection of releases

Frank Ocean

Invision/AP

Silence may not be Frank Ocean’s greatest gift, but it’s one the R&B singer has wielded effectively for most of the four years since his last album, Channel Orange. Read more

Lyle Lovett is large and in charge at Bass Hall

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rmallison@star-telegram.com

If it’s late summer, it must be Lyle Lovett. Read more

Around Cowtown: Matt Mabe birthday with the Foo

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Special to DFW.COM

“[Matt Mabe] drinks like a second-grader and he looks like a third-grader.” Read more

Raul Malo brings magnificent voice to Dallas’ Kessler Theater

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Special to the Star-Telegram

It is an odd thing to covet a person’s voice. Read more

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