Laura Mann

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  • 4 years ago

    When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - ...

  • 4 years ago

    Nothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo ef...

  • 4 years ago | Concert Reviews

    45 FestDadaOctober 21, 2011Better than: lots of Deep Ellum shows during Frankie and Adam's formative years. Deep Ellum is picking back up. Although it may never be what it once was, it's turning into something cool. The suicides of Spector 45 punk...

  • 4 years ago | Commentary

    Jim Henson modernized the age-old art of puppetry by using foam rubber to coat the puppets' limbs. Previously, most TV puppets were made of carved wood. But Henson believed that foam rubber and cloth brought more life to the puppets' movements.&nb...

  • 4 years ago | Concert Reviews

    Billy Joe ShaverBilly Bob's Texas in Fort WorthSeptember 17, 2011Better than: many of the overly polished country whippersnappers who like to throw around the word "outlaw" these days. Calling Billy Joe Shaver a character is a bit of an understate...

  • 4 years ago

    Ten years ago today, three days after the September 11 attacks, Clear Channel sent out a mass email to its over 1,000 affiliate stations. The email included a list of songs with lyrics and/or titles that Clear Channel considered questionable in th...

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