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‘The Lion King’ leaps on stage at Fair Park

    “The Lion King,” Disney’s classic musical, comes to life on stage at Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas. The Broadway-adapted musical, which runs through October 20, is a spectacle of color and music entertaining to every age group. The show, which debuted in 1997, may be the fifth longest-running musical in Broadway history, but it is as fresh as ever.

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Kellye Gray: Voice as instrument - Jazz singer covers Texas tunesmiths on new record

Picture it: San Francisco. Late September. Texas native Kellye Gray has a lot to do. The post modern jazz singer’s brilliant new record, “And, They Call Us Cowboys: The Texas Music Project,” hit the streets on Sept. 17. Chaos ensues.

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Jimmy Webb remembers: America’s songwriter talks about Elvis, Kenny Rankin, Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell

Jimmy Webb is one of the most honored songwriters of our time. Frank Sinatra called Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” the greatest torch song ever written. It was the third most performed song between 1940 and 1990, according to BMI, behind only “Yesterday” by John Lennon and The Association’s “Never My Love.” He’s the only artist to ever win Grammys in three categories: music, lyrics and orchestration. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, The National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, a member of ASCAP’s board of directors and a recipient of the 2003 Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award.

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Melodie Johnson Howe: Hollywood reflections

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Actor-turned-mystery writer Melodie Johnson Howe's 21st birthday was memorable for several reasons. Although it was 46 years ago, she remembers every detail. 

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Old Yellow Moon: Timeless songs, special moments

During our recent conversation about the selection process for “Old Yellow Moon,” his new record with long-time friend and musical collaborator Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell said they chose the 12 songs because they were timeless, but not in an oldies kind of way.

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