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Lyle Lovett: Life lessons and an interview

Today's life lessons: Never give up. Be nice.

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What do Lou Viney's and the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan have in common?

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It was 20 years ago today that Oak Cliff native Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicpoter crash after playing a show with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, brother Jimmie and Robert Cray in front of 30,000 fans at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. He was 35.

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Willis Alan Ramsey: Return engagement

Willis Alan Ramsey, the elusive Texas singer/songwriter who released one ground-breaking CD in 1972 and then disappeared from the music scene, is coming home to Dallas for a return engagement at Poor David's Pub next Wednesday, Aug. 25.

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Who thought "Mad Men" would EVER be boring?

Never thought I'd post this: I was bored with tonight's episode of "Mad Men."

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Al Jarreau undergoes heart procedure in France

I discovered Al Jarreau's amazing talent in the early 1980s when he released the title song to the TV series "Moonlighting." If you've never heard his unique song stylings, here's a video of his first hit.

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Season 4's 'Mad Men' premiere packs a wallop ... in more ways than one

"Who is Don Draper?" asks a reporter from Advertising Age.

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From the LA Times - Critic's Notebook: The devil in Don Draper

Mary McNamara, the Los Angeles Times Television Critic has written a brilliant piece about the main character in my favorite TV series, "Mad Men." Click in to read the whole article.

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Merle Haggard: An American Master

I'm living proof things can wrong in America. I'm also living proof things can go right.

Merle Haggard

In case you missed it, here's a link to the powerful, moving PBS documentary on country music legend Merle Haggard, which debuted last night.

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This time Tommy Gavin needs rescuing [Rescue Me]

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While thousands of teen girls and women were standing in lines Tuesday night eager to be the first to see “Eclipse,” the third of the "Twilight" movies, many a firemen and Denis Leary fan were tuned into FX to catch the season premiere of “Rescue Me.”

The sixth season opened with central character Tommy Gavin legally dying on the way to the hospital for treatment of two gunshots caused by his uncle; Teddy was angry that Tommy served his wife, Ellie, drinks which ultimately resulted in her death in a drunk driving incident in season five.

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Brandon Rhyder to perform in Longview

Carthage native and country singer Brandon Rhyder is coming to Longview to play at The Levee Thursday, July 1, 2010.

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