Kirk Franklin

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Behind the Band Playing for Over 15,000 People at Highland Park United Methodist Church

    Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, casually dressed musicians took the stage for Highland Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    11 Great Show Announcements: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nicki Minaj & More

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor Thursday, October 11, at Granada Theater, $25Legendary Canadian post rock act Godspeed You! Black Emperor have reunited for the first tour in nearly a decade. The band, famous for their intense live show, expansive arrangements and vivid projections, will be an incredible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Breaking Down The Grammy Nominations (Or: Hey, Some Love For DFWd!)

    The 2009 Grammy nominations were announced last night, which means, yep, we're being INUNDATED with press releases from ecstatic and eager publicists touting their clients' successes.Like we have any say in the matter. Yeah, right.But, by my count, DFWd's doing OK here. Here's a breakdown of area ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    "Alone" on a Bus With Keite Young and N'Dambi

    N'Dambi and Keite Young imagine meeting on a Los Angeles bus and gettin' it on. Totally stole our idea. Fort Worth soul singer Keite Young hasn't gotten much pub in the local press (yet -- we hear there's a Q&A in tomorrow's Quick), which probably doesn't bug him much; the former member of Kirk Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    Kirk Franklin: From Church Boy to...Movie Star?

    On Tuesday, Sunu Gonera was in town promoting his forthcoming debut as feature-film director: Pride, the true-life tale of Philadelphia swim-team coach Jim Ellis, played by Terrence Howard (Crash, Hustle & Flow). It was kinda surprising that the Zimbabwe-born Gonera had never been to Dallas before, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    Praise God and Pass the Vivid

    Tammy and Kirk Franklin went on Oprah to admit his porn addiction. At our house, that's called Tuesday. At the end of last year, Grammy-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin--who once graced the cover of the paper version of Unfair Park--made a stunning admission: The dude loves porn. Loveloveloves it ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Hip-hop's Public Enemy

    Minister G. Craige Lewis has one goal: Get hip-hop out of the church. Forever.

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Rock Bands Only

    Deep Relief succeeded in raising money, but it also raised questions

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Grammy noms, Denton cares and Deedle's last dance

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    All Praise Kirk Franklin

    Gospel singer makes the Hall of Fame

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    For God and Country

    For a South Oak Cliff church considered a model for mixing faith and government, the line between church and state is thin indeeda

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Paper Tigers

    Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know, and The Paper Chase is one of the best bands in Dallas, both onstage and off

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Signing off

    Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    James Blackwood and The Light Crust Doughboys

    Red River Valley Memories: The Texas Swing Sessions Vol. 2 (self-released)

  • Calendar

    June 3, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 3 - 9, 1999

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    No monkeying around

    Baboon finally gets free of its label and releases its best, most grown-up record yet

  • News

    January 7, 1999
  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    Junk rock

    George Gimarc and an ex-Pistol make for some Rotten Television

  • Music

    October 15, 1998
  • Calendar

    February 19, 1998
  • Music

    January 22, 1998

    Rave on cats, he cried

    Carl Perkins, 1932-1998

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Deck the malls

    This season's Christmas album offerings

  • Music

    March 6, 1997

    Can't see the forest

    Tree-hugging compilation album takes on a Texas conglomerate