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Order in the courtroom! MVM brings the world of electronic effects to the Hopkins County Courthouse

  • Dallas percussionist Drew Lang will appear with Mark Miller, on violin, and Ute Miller, on viola, in the Hopkins County Courthouse, on Monday, Feb. 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The three accomplished musicians will explore the world of electronic effects, as familiar sounds get a makeover.

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Jimmy comes back to his (Dallas) Texas roots

I don't know about the rest of the Parrothead nation, but I'm really happy about today's annoucement from Jimmy Buffett re: A change in his Texas latitude.

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Tuna and Tacos winners invited to meet and greet after the show

Thanks to the generosity of Jaston Williams of "Greater Tuna" fame, the winners of the News-Telegram's Tuna and Tacos contest have been invited to a meet and greet with Williams. See the website's home page for a link to the contest, which includes two tickets to opening night at the Eisemann Center in Richardson and dinner at one of Dallas' hippest new restaurants, The Velvet Taco.

Dierks to play Cowboys Stadium March 3

Nashville, TN – Jan. 30, 2012 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley announced today that he will bring his Country & Cold Cans Tour back to the U.S. this spring with 20 cities to be announced in the coming weeks. Republic Nashville's Eli Young Band will rejoin Bentley for the run, along with a combination of Will Hoge and The Cadillac Black in the opening slot. 

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Music and Magic - in Mount Vernon

My practically perfect spouse and I, along with about 100 others, enjoyed the magic that is Mount Vernon Music Saturday night as they presented a program called "A Feast for the Ears."

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Mark your calendars! The Tuna guys are coming to Richardson ...

Mark your calendars ... the wacky characters from Tuna, Texas, are coming to The Eisemann Center stage in Richardson for a 16-performance run, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Jake's Burgers and The Velvet Taco: A tale of two completely different Sunday dinners

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I had the occasion to be in Dallas Sunday for a concert by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, sponsored by AT&T. Before the show, Sarah Smith and I stopped at the new Jake's Burgers on Henderson Avenue, near downtown.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: A night of pure joy

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When Joseph Shabalala formed the acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1960 in South Africa, his goal was to share peace, hope and harmony. Considering that apartheid was not abolished until 1994, it's a wonder anyone outside the country ever found out about the all-male group.

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Mac McAnally: My nature is to be a side man

Despite a music career that's spanned over four decades and includes traveling with Jimmy Buffett and being named Best Musician by the CMA four times in a row, Mac McAnally is, at heart, a shy boy from Belmont, Mississippi.

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I'll Be Here in the Morning: New book proves the far-flung influence, lasting legacy of Townes Van Zandt

 

It's hard to find a songwriter today who hasn't been influenced by the genius of Townes Van Zandt.
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