Homer for Lyric Stage with Odyssey musical Golden Apple.
This week in DFW music, it's all about folk and pop. The two genres are spanning the calendars this summer, and this week in June is no exception, so in honor of that, here are five super surprising pop music facts, according to BuzzFeed. (By the way, it wouldn't be Dallas without a Manson/Cooper sh ... More >>
Phil Ramone, who died Saturday following an aneurysm, produced an astonishing number of albums it's not cool to enjoy. Wikipedia helpfully provides a category full of them. He was in on Rod Stewart's first pop standards album; he did the Sinead O'Connor album after the one Sinead O'Connor album; he ... More >>
Seth Rogen takes his Centrum Silver in The Guilt Trip.
Let me make myself clear: I love Chris Botti's music. Not in an ironic or tongue-in-cheek way. Yes, Botti, the trumpet player who's played with everyone from Sting to Josh Groban to Steven Tyler. He's the kind of guy your parents love, along with Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. This admis ... More >>
A-Trak, Kid Sister, The Gaslamp KillerTreesApril 19, 2011Better than: a rousing game of DJ Hero.Pete FreedmanA-Trak at Trees last night. There weren't any grand entrances at Trees last night. Mostly, there were just transitions.And, in many regards, that was fitting. This show, after all, was cur ... More >>
A-TrakFor over a decade now, Alain Macklovitch has been a prominent name in the DJ world. But winning the Disco Mix Club's Wold DJ Championship in 1997 as a 15-year-old prodigy was just the start of what was to come from the guy who performs under the name of A-Trak. In 2004, Kanye West, after ha ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, September 30, 2010...I can't say that I know any man that would actually cry to a song on the top 10 list of "Songs That Make Men Cry." The guys who sang on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? are offering up a free download of their version o ... More >>
Elaine LinerSing us a song, you're the Piano Man, Marvin Hamlisch!Marvin Hamlisch has his EGOT. That's Emmys (four of 'em), Grammys (four), Oscars (three) and a Tony. The composer of A Chorus Line and the film score for The Way We Were also has a Pulitzer Prize and three Golden Globes. So he's go ... More >>
The second-best album of the year? Obviously.Dallas Morning News music critic Mario Tarradell did us all a solid and posted his always highly anticipated year-end list of top albums and concerts yesterday morning. And, true to form, this year's list is every bit as mind-blowing as last year's off ... More >>
When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>
Waiting on a call back from Steve Leach, the so-called "buy guy" at Half Price Books, about something entirely unrelated to this point. But, to kill a little time, let me share with you a couple of items I picked up at the Northwest Highway mothership Sunday morning and converted from vinyl to di ... More >>
See the Divas of Uptown
Is there such a thing as steakhouse saturation?
This picture was taken yesterday, when Jerry Jones tried to take back Terrell Owens' jersey. Sorry. That's just wishful thinking. I watched as late as I could, but it was exhausting and I was exhausted: Some time around 1:30 this morning, Andre Agassi won his first-round match at the U.S. Open, and ... More >>
Patti LaBelle visits the Nokia
The Uptown Players get their makeovers for diva-dom
The Family Stone is hard to like, harder still to hate
12 Songs (Columbia)
Streisand and Hoffman save a family--and a movie, too
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
Criminal swipes its story from a far superior movie
The Cure's extensive boxed set joins the dots on the band's evolution
Le Bataclan '72 (Alchemy Entertainment)
Take flight to the gallery night
July 3; June 29 and June 30
IFC's new documentary, Crossover
Who is Jill Scott? Why is anyone still asking that?
Sweet November is bad all year long
Electric Ornaments: An Idol Records Christmas Collection (Idol records)
All we want for Xmas is Jessica's two front teats
Stop the presses: Gay man raves about the Divine Miss M
But a new boxed set proves you can't keep Randy Newman down
If she isn't careful, LeAnn Rimes could fade away before she's old enough to vote
In & Out goes both ways--funny and funnier
Laura Nyro, 1948-1997
Streisand's fun-house Mirror warps her strengths into rare weaknesses
She's only 14, but child star LeAnn Rimes knows what she wants. Can Nashville handle it?
Sydney Pollack does -- and his reliable, sturdy movies earn him this year's Great Director Award
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Local new age piano sensation Danny Wright ponders the secret of his success
Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis