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Aimee Mann

When an interminably melancholic and arty rock singer-songwriter like Aimee Mann releases an album of yuletide tunes, you have to wonder: Whatever happened to...

Rob Baird & the Whiskey Reunion

Having a country-rock scene as thriving as the Fort’s spells great news for musical connoisseurs and not-so-great news for artists just emerging into it....

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has become a vital musical force in the Southwest, challenging even the Dallas Symphony...

girlsRISEwithHEAT

As the technology of musical production keeps progressing, so do the opportunities for artistic experimentation, and some artists continue to mix aspects of different...

Ben Folds

Humorous pianist-popster Ben Folds became critical darling when he broke out in the early 1990s with his trio, appropriately and oddly named the Ben...

Kate Campbell with Spooner Oldham

On For the Living of These Days, Kate Campbell sings slow, contemplative songs of hope in troubled times and of a sort of populist...

Kelly

If you want to listen to middle-of-the-road music with nice production values that seldom really takes you anywhere, it’s OK to stop by the...

Smile Smile

Intentionally simple, the Dallas duo Smile Smile spotlights each discrete element of a song, enabling the plainspoken emotion of harmony to speak for itself....

Sufjan Stevens

Indie songsmith Sufjan Stevens may be known more for ambition than follow-through. The 31-year-old plays about 20 different instruments, holds a masters degree in...

Michelle Mayfield

The title of Michelle Mayfield’s most recent c.d. comes from a Ralph Waldo Emerson line: “What lies behind us and what lies before us...