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Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino

Beautiful Festival of American Song

EDWARD BROWN
America has left an indelible mark on the world of vocal music, thanks in no small part to composers like George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, among others. The American song genre can be difficult to define, though, since it pul...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) At the bar the other night, Telegraph Canyon frontman Chris Johnson was celebrating his band’s last day in the studio. The follow-up to 2009’s The Tide and The Current (seems like decades ago, right?) should be out earl...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) So Denton singer-songwriter Jessie Frye is attractive, and she’s not afraid to flaunt her sex appeal. More power to her. That shouldn’t attenuate –– or amplify –– the fact that she’s a talented pianist, singer...


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The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I, for one, don’t mind living in the past. Holding up five fingers and a thumb saves my friends who aren’t Steelers fans the embarrassment of having to admit they’re devoted to lesser NFL franchises. (Note: That’s a...



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The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
(This, my Thursday installment of “interesting,” for lack of a better word, concerts, has gone by several different names since its inception last month, most recently “The Top 5 Shows,” but I don’t think I’ve found...


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Dia de los Toadies Lineup Announced

ANTHONY MARIANI
This morning, The Toadies announced the complete lineup for their 7th Annual Dia de los Toadies, this one happening for the second year in a row in the band’s hometown of Fort Worth, specifically at Panther Island Pavilion on...



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The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Scott Copeland will be all over town this weekend, starting Friday night at Magnolia Motor Lounge (3005 Morton St., 817-332-3344), where the rowdy country singer-songwriter and his crack band The Enablers will be preceded b...


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Music Awards Festival: That’s a Wrap

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thousands of folks braved the beautiful summer sun Sunday for our 12th Annual Music Awards Festival, including photographer Brian Hutson, who took these awesome snaps. Look for the names of the winners in next week’s pape...



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Music Awards Festival Survival Guide

ANTHONY MARIANI
Greetings. Welcome to your guide to Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (4-10 p.m. today/Sunday at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor). To ensure your party is as awesome, safe, and non-annoying as...


PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON

Jimmy Buffet: A Howlin’ Good Time

STEVE STEWARD
I won’t go as far as to say that last night’s Jimmy Buffet concert at Coyote Drive-In was the best concert of the year. (So far, that distinction goes to the Pinkish Black/Sub Oslo show at Lola’s Saloon last Saturday.) Bu...