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MAREN MORRIS

Maren Morris Gets Local Media Love At SXSW

Jeff Prince
Arlington singer-songwriter turned Nashville budding star Maren Morris made the most of her SXSW gig yesterday at the Spotify House in Austin. At least the North Texas’ two major dailies think so. The Dallas Morning News ...


Hill (center) has died of cancer after a long battle.

Mourning Nevada Hill

ANTHONY MARIANI
Please try not to think about it. Attempt to shoo from your mind the fact that while crotchety backward-minded souls still walk the Earth, and are often paid handsomely for their efforts, we have been deprived of a supremely gi...



ROCKIN' RON THOMPSON IN ACTION (photo courtesy of GoFundMe page)

Rockin’ Ron Thompson Gets Some Love

Jeff Prince
The daughter of longtime local drummer Rockin’ Ron Thompson started an online funding campaign to help her father pay bills as he struggles to overcome a series of strokes. “He at this time is unable to walk,” daughter Li...


TEXAS BOYS CHOIR.

Texas Boys Choir Christmas Concert

James Talambas
Local stars Leon Bridges and Kelly Clarkson recently snagged Grammy nominations, but The Fort is already home to a two-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble that has been in the music game for 70 years, the Texas Boys Choir. The 8...



OLD MAN LUEDECKE (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Old Man Luedecke, Tim O’Brien at Live Oak On Friday

Jeff Prince
What’s the difference between a banjo and an anchor? You tie a rope around an anchor before you throw it overboard. What’s the difference between a banjo and a trampoline? You take your boots off before you jump on a trampo...


LOOK CLOSE AND YOU'LL SEE DOUG SAHM IN THERE, A CLOSER VIEW IS SHOWN BELOW.

The Positive And Negative Of Sir Doug Sahm

Jeff Prince
First-time filmmaker Joe Nick Patoski had a good problem at tonight’s showing of Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove — more patrons than seats. A long line had formed well before showtime. Less than half ...



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Glam-Rock Royalty on Race Street

KEN SHIMAMOTO
As a co-founder of glam-rock pioneers the New York Dolls in the 1970s, Sylvain Sylvain helped make too-small girls’ clothing an acceptable part of male rockers’ wardrobes. The corkscrew-coiffed moppet played the natural foi...


Anna Kendrick gets her big dance number in "The Last Five Years."

DVD Review: The Last Five Years

Kristian Lin
With Jason Robert Brown in town for the TCU Festival of American Song, I feel like now’s as good a time as any to review The Last Five Years, a movie based on Brown’s stage musical, even if the film has been out on disc for...



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Cliburn Junior Competition Report

Edward Brown and Kristian Lin
There are many different ways to judge the success or failure of the first-ever Cliburn Junior Piano Competition, but the yardstick I’m using is that the three performances in the final round of the competition would not have...


TMV

Mammal Virus: Call the Audio Ambulance Tonight

ANTHONY MARIANI
Instead of at the Ozzie Rabbit, The Mammal Virus will be at The Grotto tonight (Thursday), headlining a stellar-ass 817 bill: prog-rockers Chingalotus, hard-poppers Mean Motor Scooter (whose new single, “Rhythm of Love,” is...