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Dan Rather to host program on fallen musicians


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Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard. Read more

Florence + the Machine bring ‘Blue’ songs to American Airlines Center


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“I don’t really feel things by halves,” Florence Welch observed Wednesday. “I wish I could.” Read more

Around Cowtown: Summer Dean at the Magnolia Motor Lounge


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We’ve told you about Summer Dean a couple of times: Back in January she made Preston Jones’ list of new artists to watch, and I caught part of her act at the Read more

Quaker City Night Hawks, Grady Spencer lead North Texas hit parade


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Quaker City Night Hawks, ‘El Astronauta’ Read more

Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

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Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," has died. He was 74. Read more

Preston’s picks: Leigh Nash at the Live Oak; The Lumineers at the Bomb Factory


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Leigh Nash at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge Read more

Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira dies in Texas

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Grammy-winning musician Emilio Navaira, famous for his mix of traditional Mexican music and accordion-based polka known as Tejano, has died at his home in Texas. He was 53. Read more

Pentatonix to appear in ‘Bones’ musical mystery



Pentatonix — the a cappella quintet found by Arlington’s Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado —made their breakthrough on reality TV,winning season three of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Now it’s time for some scripted television. Read more

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth bids season an impressive goodbye


Special to the Star-Telegram

This is a time of magnificent farewells in Fort Worth music. On Friday evening the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presented an exceptional program to start its final weekend of the 2015-16 season. Read more

Hall & Oates still in touch and in time at Gexa


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Several times during the Hall and Oates/Trombone Shorty/Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings triple bill Friday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion, a musician seemed transported, as if the song had taken him or her over, and they’d surrendered control to it and let it speak through their singing or ... Read more

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