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Musical stars salute police at Billy Bob’s benefit

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Standing on the stage in the Billy Bob’s Texas showroom Wednesday night, Frederick Frazier, chairman of the Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation, eloquently summed up the mood. Read more

Kelly Clarkson defends Michelle Obama’s DNC speech

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Kelly Clarkson ... political commentator? Read more

Steven Tyler really is back in the saddle again

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The title of Steven Tyler’s current tour tells you all you need to know about how he views his foray into country music: “Out on a Limb.” Read more

Preston’s picks: Blink-182 at Gexa Energy Pavilion; Guns N’ Roses at AT&T Stadium

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Katarina Benzova

Pop-punk veterans and rock legends descend upon North Texas this week. Read more

Around Cowtown: Nick Choate

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Special to DFW.com

“There are so many people out there that are willing to look at a problem and say ‘This is horrible, someone should do something.’ But it’s never ‘I’m going to do something.’ Somebody — not me. Go be somebody. Be an exa... Read more

Hot 93.3 adds ‘Scotty K and Bret’ in mornings

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Cumulus Media

Scotty K and Bret, who had a successful — but strangely short-lived — run at Power 96.1 in Atlanta, will become the new morning team at KLIF/93.3 FM “Hot 93.3,” Cumulus Media announced Monday afternoon. Read more

Benjamin Clementine bewitches

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Everything about Benjamin Clementine is, at first glance, turned inward. Read more

Drake overcomes late start to dazzle American Airlines Center

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Special to Star-Telegram

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Read more

Preston’s picks: Brand New at the Field at Verizon Theatre; Benjamin Clementine at Kessler Theater

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A.K. Lacey

Brand New at the Field at Verizon Theatre Read more

Around Cowtown: The Unlikely Candidates at the Chat Room

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Special to DFW.COM

Last Friday, I was hanging out on the back patio of the Usual on Magnolia, and discussing Kafka’s Metamorphosis and the state of the roofing industry with Brad Cannon of Cleanup (you just never know what you’re going to get into in the Fairmount). Read more

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