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Arlington’s Maren Morris to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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On Dec. 5, 2015, Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Leon Bridges performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Read more

Willie Nelson turns his ‘Pretty Paper’ tune into a sweet novel

As a country-music songwriter and recording artist, Willie Nelson has done OK for himself over the years. Maybe even a little better than OK. Read more

Pentatonix performs ‘Jolene’ with Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus on ‘The Voice’

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Although Tuesday’s episode of The Voice didn’t end well for Fort Worth singer-songwriter Austin Allsup, it was a good night for another North Te... Read more

Fort Worth’s Austin Allsup ends run on ‘The Voice’

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Austin Allsup ended his run on the 11th season of The Voice Tuesday. Read more

Preston’s picks: Seu Jorge at Texas Theatre; Andra Day at House of Blues

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A Brazilian singer-songwriter pays tribute to David Bowie, while a rising R&B star stops in Dallas. Read more

Rebirth of a room: Arlington Music Hall makes a play for visibility

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Claud Smith III is on the line, and he sounds like death — the voice of a man burning the candle at both ends. Read more

Upcoming concerts at Arlington Music Hall

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The Arlington Music Hall has a long tradition of playing host to some of country music’s biggest names. Read more

Around Cowtown: Valenti Funk still all about the funk

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One of my favorite bands to come out of the Fort Worth-Dallas area is the Latin-reggae-funk band The Effinays. Read more

Pentatonix releases ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ video

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With two DFW radio stations playing Christmas music, that should mean more airplay fo... Read more

Preston’s picks: Hayes Carll at Majestic Theatre; 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center

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Jacob Blickenstaff

A titan of Texas songwriting soothes jangled nerves, while an assortment of pop stars celebrates the holidays in Dallas. Read more

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