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Miles Davis

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Miles Davis was in his mid-forties when he completed his transition from traditionalist to improvisational jazz-funk maestro, and most of his in-between work is captured on Complete On the Corner Sessions, a six-and-a-half-hour...


Red Stick Ramblers

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Listening to the Red Stick Ramblers’ new album, Made In the Shade, you may get the feeling you’re at a shade-tree party in their native Southern Louisiana, which is no accident.



The Juke Jumpers

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Anyone who’s seen The Juke Jumpers knows the wild, sweaty nights this band can invoke.


Unbreakable

He’s been through a lot, but local rapper Smoothvega has a ways to go.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Smoothvega, back-to-back winner of best rap/R&B artist in our annual Music Awards (2006, 2007), wants to make one thing abundantly clear: He is by no means a “gangster rapper.”



Wall of Sound Wrap-Up

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LaGrave Field is where many families regularly gather during the summer to watch the Cats aspire to – and often achieve – minor-league baseball excellence and also where, last Saturday, families and progressive-musi...


Play Him

Fort Worth’s Black Ace is still The Boss Card in Your Hand — and yours and yours and yours ...
CYNTHIA SHEARER
A bout this time of year in 1960, a young, blond California high-school teacher named Chris Strachwitz got off a bus in Fort Worth’s historic Stop Six neighborhood and approached a group of dice players on a busy street corner.



Bruton Redux

Hearsay
In January, legendary contemporary bluesman, singer-songwriter, and hometown hero Stephen Bruton had no idea he had cancer until his wife shined a flashlight down his throat — she had been checking her own pipes in an attempt...


Tiny Country

Genre-blending singer-songwriter Maren Morris readies for the release of her sophomore album, All That It Takes.
Jimmy Fowler
What do you do when you’re a 17-year-old young woman, you haven’t graduated high school yet, and your talent is compared to that of Norah Jones and Lee Ann Rimes?



Gouls on Parade

Hearsay
Everyone our age (under 40) has to have a soft spot for Spaghetti Westerns. When I was a kid, I don’t think I let a single lazy summer Saturday afternoon pass without tuning into A Fistful of Dollars or The Good, The Bad,...


Ghouls on Parade

Hearsay
Everyone our age (under 40) has to have a soft spot for Spaghetti Westerns.