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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...