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Atlantic Records Signs The Unlikely Candidates

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth indie-rockers The Unlikely Candidates have signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. “It’s pretty exciting,” said frontman Kyle Morris. The quintet got noticed this past March at South By Southwest, pl...


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St. Patrick’s Day Madness in Pictures

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thanks to local photographer Matt Martin for these great pics. And reports indicate that nearly $4,000 was raised for BrothersKeepers, a nonprofit for wounded U.S. veterans that gave away a Harley to some lucky winner. Thanks t...



"HI AND WELCOME TO WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON!" (All photos by Jeff Prince)

Green Light Pistol And Shawn Fussell Battle It Out

Jeff Prince
You know it’s a party when Bob Camillone walks in the door. He’s a honcho at Forty Creek Whiskey Distillery and the first thing he did upon entering White Elephant Saloon last night was to buy a round of the amber c...


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Jacques Marquis Is Cliburn’s New CEO, Prez

Kristian Lin
Breaking news from the Van Cliburn Foundation: Jacques Marquis has had the “interim” tag removed from his position there and been named the president and CEO of that organization. When I interviewed Marquis for the ...



GREEN LIGHT PISTOL'S WOMANLY FOOTWEAR (all photos on this post by Jeff Prince)

Estrogen Infuses Battle Of Bands At White Elephant

Jeff Prince
Female power ruled the White Elephant Saloon during last night’s 8th Annual Texas Music Showdown. Red Dirt/Texas Music is densely populated by hairy-legged guitar slangers singing about home, heartache, hangovers, and hea...


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Van Cliburn Finalists Announced

Kristian Lin
A few hours ago, the Van Cliburn Foundation e-mailed a list of the 30 pianists who have been selected to perform in this summer’s 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and just as I promised you last week, I&#...



KELLY CLARKSON IS IN TOWN ON FRIDAY NIGHT FOR A BIG SHOW.

And The Winner Of The Kelly Clarkson Free Tickets Is…

Jeff Prince
… Bill Symon. Here is Symon’s winning response to the question of what he would say to Clarkson: “My partner is your #1 fan and has followed you since your American Idol days. He’s seen you in concert 15 tim...


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R.I.P., Van Cliburn

Kristian Lin
The world is now resounding with the sad news out of Fort Worth. This morning, the Van Cliburn Foundation announced the death of the concert pianist, goodwill ambassador, and son of Texas who installed the world’s premier...



Fort Worth pop-jazz-blues singer-songwriter D. Anson Brody will release a song a week for a year.

D. Anson Brody: A Song a Week for a Year

ANTHONY MARIAN
Now that major record labels have become the sole province of mega-stars, local musicians are coming up with creative ways to release new music. For example, instead of putting out an album per year or less frequently, the root...


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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
Edward Neeman (USA/Australia) started the last day of screening auditions with an excellent Bach Partita in G major, doing particularly well in the slow sections of the piece. He then played Milton Babbitt’s puckishly tit...