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The resurgence of Nina Simone is evident in movies, music

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Kanye West sampled her, Chanel made her into a jingle and President Barack Obama called her song Sinnerman one of his 10 favorites. Read more

Chris Stapleton travels his own path

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Special to the Star-Telegram

In the days leading up to the Academy of Country Music Awards’ takeover of AT&T Stadium this past April, Chris Stapleton played Read more

Concert review: Robin Lore at World of Beer

On Saturday, I was looking for a different place to get my music fix, and since I had been hearing about this place called World of Beer over on West Seventh Street, I thought I might give it a try. With a little digging I found out that Robin Lore would be playing that night, so I headed out the... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Brandon Marcel is ready to step up

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As Leon Bridges was winding down the first of his two shows at Scat Jazz Lounge a couple weeks ago, he asked a nattily dressed young man to join him on stage. Read more

Preston’s picks: David Gray at Verizon Theatre; Widespread Panic at Winspear Opera House

This week’s concerts in North Texas. Read more

CD review: Bully, ‘Feels Like’

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Pooneh Ghana

Trash, a glorious new song by Bully, is a mess of empowered exhaustion. Read more

Paschal High School students performing at Montreux Jazz Festival

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Courtesy Paschal High School

What do John Legend, Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige and students from Fort Worth’s Paschal High School have in common? Read more

Review: Luke Wade at Concerts in the Garden

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Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony’s Concerts in the Garden Series wrapped up the penultimate weekend of its 25th anniversary season Sunday night with a concert by soulful crooner Luke Wade in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Read more

Review: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at Concerts in the Garden

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“A little bluegrass won’t hurt you a bit.” Read more

Concert review: The Octopus Project at Lola’s

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Steve Watkins

Saturday I headed out to see Gollay and Somebody’s Darling at the Magnolia Motor Lounge. But there wasn’t a parking space within walking distance of the place. After circling the block about a dozen times (I really like Gollay) I headed back across Seventh to see what was happening ... Read more

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