Charles Young

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    February 6, 2014

    The Best Music Photographer in Dallas: Now Accepting Nominations

    A bad concert photograph -- and the vast, vast majority of them are bad -- is little more than a token, useful as a reminder if you were there and not particularly useful for anything if you weren't. But a great one can be the best possible document. It can contain a narrative and visceral impact. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Schedule

    We're a week and a half from the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase. On Saturday, November 2, more than 50 bands and artists nominated for this year's awards will play on eight stages in Deep Ellum. It starts at 6 p.m. and ends around 2 a.m., and now you can start planning your night. We'v ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Award Nominees

    For the 25th year, The Dallas Observer will honor the fine work of North Texas musicians (and a few behind-the-scenes people as well) with the Dallas Observer Music Awards. We've asked experts of all stripes to help us compile a list of the area's best talent in 40 categories, which you can see be ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    How R.L.'s Blues Palace #2 Survived Dallas' Blues-Club Crash

    R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013
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    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 >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2011
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    June 15, 2006

    Cause for Celebration

    Enjoy Juneteenth at Fair Park

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    January 27, 2005
  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    Big country

    Don Walser sings deep from the heart of Texas

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Blues in '97

    What's tops in Texas (and elsewhere)