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Bessie Smith

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Miss Marcy Is a Blues-Shouting, Dallas Powerhouse

    Miss Marcy is a powerhouse. She may not look like it as she relaxes in a Whole Foods Market in old East Dallas, reflecting on her oeuvre, but she's every bit as brash and confident as the blues diva she inhabits onstage. A throwback as a performer with her vintage dresses and long, dirty-blonde hair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Girls Rock Dallas Showcase is Tomorrow: Spinderella Tells You Why it Matters

    The Velvet Underground's classic song "Rock & Roll" tells a story of a 5-year-old girl falling in love with the music coming from her radio: Young Susie, whose life was changed by rock 'n' roll. This week, the tale will resonate deeply with a group of Dallas-area girls. Girls Rock Dallas is an annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Dallas Blues Artists

    The Lone Star State has long produced some of the greatest blues legends to ever pick up a guitar or stand behind a microphone. Legends like Albert Collins from Leona, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins from Centerville and Johnny Winter from Beaumont all have found the blues in Texas. Hell, we even have a Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    KNON's Don O. Knows The Dallas Blues

    Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Tonight, Tonight: The Cult at House of Blues, Miss Marcy and Her Texas Sugar Daddies at Pearl, and Becky Middleton leads Songwriters in the Round at Opening Bell Coffee

    Another Monday comes around just in time to spoil all those good feeling brought on by the Cowboys finally winning a game. Not to worry, though: This evening's musical offerings are decidedly eclectic and one shouldn't have too difficult of a time finding some kind of ear candy.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Good Godfather! Al Pacino's Bringing a Greatest-Hits One-Man Show to AT&TPAC in November.

    ​Maria May at the AT&T Performing Arts Center just sent over a release announcing the 2010-'11 seasons of the Brinker International Forum, TITAS and JAZZ ROOTS -- quite the trifecta, especially when you look at the roster for the Brinker International Forum. The whole kit, along with the atten ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Our 20th Music Awards

    1988-2008: Two Decades of DOMA

  • Calendar

    December 7, 2006

    Down and Out

    Clarence has the blues

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Ripped Off

    When singing the blues, DISD's Corrine Silguero knows it helps to live through them

  • Culture

    October 14, 2004

    Blues States

    Singing it loud and proud at WaterTower; Echo trio tries red-hot political comedy

  • Culture

    September 16, 2004

    Smokin'

    DTC kicks it up a notch with Anna in the Tropics; area critics honor the year's best stage work

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Madeleine Peyroux | William Galison & Madeleine Peyroux

    Careless Love (Rounder) | Got You on My Mind (Wake Up Music)

  • Culture

    April 15, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Godspeed, Goodspeed

    Plus: John Cocktoastin'; Kick ASSCAR

  • Culture

    April 1, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 1, 2004

    Dirty Blonde, Black Roots

    Musicals explore the birth of the blues, the death of a bawdy Hollywood icon

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Lift Him Up

    The gospel truth about Christian blues pioneer Washington Phillips

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Bang to Hype

    At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band

  • Culture

    March 7, 2002

    Lush Life

    No script, no plot. Who cares? Blues in the Night hits all the right notes.

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2002

    Got Blues?

    Dallas Theater Center shows its Blues in the Night

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Kids Play

    The Moss Brothers are a novelty act -- until you hear them

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Lost legends

    Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.

  • Music

    August 26, 1999
  • Culture

    June 3, 1999

    Size matters

    For the world premiere of Blind Lemon to work, either the production needs to be smaller or the space needs to be larger

  • Culture

    May 27, 1999

    Sins of the playwright

    Isaac retells an Old Testament tale as a family coming to terms with its dysfunctionality

  • Culture

    March 25, 1999

    Sad, sad song

    Theatre Quorum makes beautiful music in Serenading Louie

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    White like me

    Even those with no soul will enjoy Jubilee Theatre's musical tribute to composer W.C. Handy

  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    Hard travelin'

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott has a few more stories to tell

  • Music

    October 2, 1997
  • Music

    February 20, 1997

    You got another thing comin'

    Venal old fraud Pat Boone bellies up to the trough once more with an album of metal covers

  • Music

    February 13, 1997

    All this useless beauty

    New gay music collections make fancy cultural straitjackets

  • Culture

    December 19, 1996

    Joyful noise

    New Arts Six and Langston Hughes celebrate a stirring Black Nativity

  • Music

    July 20, 1995

    Unsung diva

    R&B great Etta James ponders the fame that got away

  • Calendar

    December 8, 1994
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