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Review: Kelly Clarkson at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Special to DFW.com

“This is hard because my sister is here.” Read more

Review: KXT Summer Cut at South Side Ballroom

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Velton Hayworth

There was, if you stopped and thought about it Saturday, a rather fitting metaphor unfolding onstage at the South Side Ballroom. Read more

Method to madness of ‘MTV Video Music Awards’

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There really is a method to the madness that is the MTV Video Music Awards. Read more

CD review: Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Emotion’

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The year is 2015, yet surly clouds of shame still hover over those fortunate enough to have had one spectacular pop hit. How many streaming services must die before these blessed artists understand that their one calling-card hit is a wonder not to escape, but to embrace? Read more

Preston’s picks: KXT Summer Cut at South Side Ballroom; Kelly Clarkson at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Music-Twitter Campaigns

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The radio station brings in Belle and Sebastian, plus lots of local acts; the native Texan comes home for a show with Pentatonix. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from These Machines Are Winning

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Aaron Minier

A particular word — “curated” — stands out in the press materials accompanying These Machines Are Winning’s sophomore album, Kuru. Read more

Concert review: Diamond Kings at The Grotto

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Special to DFW.com

Our memories are strange things. For instance, people who were around in 1963 will always remember where they were when Kennedy was shot. For me, I can think of three horrific events that imprinted on my memory: the day Willie Dixon died, the day they canceled Firefly... Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

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Star-Telegram

Like clockwork, every year for the better part of the last decade, Lyle Lovett has performed at Bass Hall. Read more

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: a weird wonder

Weird Al Yankovic Portrait Session

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There is much that is strange about “Weird Al” Yankovic — his unabashed love of polka; Read more

Dare to be stupid: five favorite ‘Weird Al’ parodies

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It’s a little scary to think about this, but “Weird Al” Yankovic has been doing song parodies for 35 years, ever since remaking Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust as Another One Rides the Bus during an appearanc... Read more

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