Jim Beck

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    The New York Times (Re)discovers Deep Ellum

    ‚ÄčThis here's a sneak peek at the Sunday New York Times Travel section, in which Ceil Miller Bouchet goes to Deep Ellum and finds out that ... why ... why ... why, it's a "a sun-baked, low-rise neighborhood in Dallas where urban pioneers have staked out a bling-free zone." Well, all right. Among th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Something Special

    Helen Hall, one of the great gals of the Big "D" Jamboree, died this week. She was 78. Five years ago I wrote a story about a country singer who was this close to becoming famous but instead became only a legend. In March 2001, Helen Hall, who was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, was singin ... More >>

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Looking Back

    Why does Dallas write its musical history with an eraser?

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Various Artists

    The Guys of the Big "D" Jamboree (Dragon Street)

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Girl Power

    The Gals of the Big "D" Jamboree remain the sweethearts of the wrestling ring

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh,'s another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Legendary stardust cowboy

    "Groovy" Joe Poovey dies just as his Greatest Grooves are set for release

  • Music

    March 28, 1996

    To be or not to bop

    Texan Jazz unveils the Lone Star contribution to jazz

  • Music

    December 14, 1995
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    November 9, 1995

    King Curtis

    A rockabilly hero is revered abroad, ignored at home

  • Music

    April 6, 1995

    Good rockin' last night

    Dallas' forgotten Star Talent Records label got there before Sun's rise