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  • Blogs

    October 20, 2013

    Ronald Shannon Jackson, Fort Worth Jazz Pioneer, Died Yesterday

    Ronald Shannon Jackson was a jazz drummer and composer from Fort Worth whose career spans 50 albums, collaborations with free jazz legends Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman and his own band, the Decoding Society. Yesterday, Jackson's cousin Tobi Hero made the announcement on Facebook, saying, "Dear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Pinkish Black

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our May 10 issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Ronald Shannon Jackson - The Kessler Theater - 7/7/12

    Ronald Shannon Jackson The Kessler Theater Saturday, July 7 Wish fulfillment at a concert? I've experienced it a few times: Captain Beefheart in 1976, Muddy Waters in 1977, Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton in 2001. It happened again this past Saturday night, when Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decodin ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Lenny White of Return to Forever: "Anything That Is Great Will Last An Eternity."

    Along with Weather Report and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea's Return to Forever brought jazz music to a rock audience. And though the "jazz fusion" label seemed to piss off the purists, Corea and the other talented musicians didn't mind the increased profile and accompanying profits. Nearly ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2001

    Screen Time

    The visual iconography of John Pomara makes giant steps out of the digital world's minuscule bits and bytes

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Out Here

    Jamal Mohamed

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    A church supreme

    After three decades of feeding the homeless, the world's only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home

  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Now's the time

    Wynton Marsalis sideman Wessell Anderson is Leaning House's best hope to make some noise