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The resurgence of Nina Simone is evident in movies, music



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’


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


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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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


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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

Concert review: The Octopus Project at Lola’s


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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