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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...

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,...

Cliburn Winners Announced

This year, the awards ceremony for the Van Cliburn is being broadcast live in Sundance Square, and I've decided to watch it from there....
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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...

Fort Worth Opera’s Porgy and Bess Is a Multisensory Treat

There’s merit to the idea that music is a universal language. Cultural references and dialogue weigh heavily on a work’s immediacy and ease of...

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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Toast & Jam with Willie Williams

In 1973, Willie Williams moved to Arlington looking for a job after serving in the Vietnam war. Willie, in his early 20s, had become...

Top Year-End List Snubs

Every December, the Weekly publishes year-end lists of the best 817-based songs and albums. This year we added videos to the heap. Generally speaking,...

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...