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Benjamin Britten and “Moonrise Kingdom”

Benjamin Britten’s music is one of my specialties, as it happens, and it’s front and center for one of my favorite movies of the...

Willie Nelson’s Planned Beto O’Rourke Benefit Leaves Fans Fuming

Some Texans and country music fans are lambasting Willie Nelson after the singer announced plans to perform at a rally/benefit for Rep. Beto O’Rourke,...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 1)

Hello, everybody, and welcome to my blog of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. I'm Kristian Lin, your friendly guide through the tall...
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Sports Rush: Toby Keith on Softball, Charity, and Unusual Names

Toby Keith loves sports. As we chatted after the video interview that is the centerpiece of this blog post, a replay of a college...

Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 3)

And so we move on to the final concertos, the climax of the documentary film (if the Cliburn were making a documentary film about...

Concert Review: The Honky Tonk Country Club at Lola’s Saloon

Honky Tonk Country Club Lola’s Saloon (2736 W 6th St, Fort Worth) Thu, Mar 23, 2017 It was windy enough outside to blow any cowboy hat off...

Online Fundraiser for 1919 in Effect

In response to several complaints to the Fort Worth Fire Department last week, 1919 Hemphill launched a fundraising campaign for remodeling, to ensure that...

Top 5 Shows 7/26-7/28: “Teenage Sexx is Now Called Upsetting and...

1) Lola’s (2736 6th St) Thursday night show is free and features five songwriters who run in the same social circle but are otherwise...

Blogging the Cliburn (Quarterfinals Day 1)

As usual, the Van Cliburn Competition runs through Memorial Day. As always, I take a moment to reflect on how cultural events such as...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 2)

People are protesting police racism right now outside Bass Hall as I write these words. Four people, to be exact, which is kinda sad....