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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’



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’



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

NPR's Weekend in Washington - An Evening with Anthony Hamilton

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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


Special to the Star-Telegram

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


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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


Special to the Star-Telegram

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



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


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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