Lou Rawls

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    José James Was Alluring But Distant at the Kessler

    José James With Dustin Cavazos and Buffalo Black Kessler Theater Tuesday, June 24, 2014 By Thierry Peremarti José James' 2010 album, For All We Know, is an authentic jazz album that's won its share of jazz prizes. But although the jazz community has accepted James as one of theirs, you can't exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    DJ Woodtronic Knows a Good Oddity When He Sees One, and He Sees Plenty in DFW

    Photo by Allan Hayslip Known for his sophistication as a DJ, Reid Robinson (a.k.a. Woodtronic) gets groovy, laid back gigs spinning at spots like the Perot Museum and outdoor shows in Dallas Arts District. Not to say he can't pump (and punk) it up if can also see him spinning pretty reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    As KKDA Automates, a Community Loses its Voice

    It was probably inevitable, what with the decades-long trend from AM to FM, from DJ to computer, but that didn't lessen the shock when KKDA abruptly laid off most of its on-air staff. We mourned it at the time on our music blog as a loss for Dallas radio, now devoid of the unique blend of old-school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    KKDA Lays Off Bobby Patterson, Most Of Its On-Air Staff

    In my ten years of working in radio, I had many conversations with people who were unceremoniously let go. Formats flip, contracts aren't renewed, or a big company gobbles up a small company and puts the long-timers out to pasture. Not really any different from layoffs in most fields, but in radio, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Sing, Sing a Song

    Karaoke's hip. What's next, the return of the leisure suit?

  • Film

    May 21, 1998

    Magical regionalism

    This Tex-Mex fable breathes new life into the romantic comedy

  • Music

    August 7, 1997

    Bandleader at bay

    Arranger-conductor Onzy Matthews proves that only the strong survive

  • News

    October 12, 1995

    Such a Deal!

    After a divorce, housewife Helene Glazer hit bottom. Then she hit paydirt as Dallas' garage-sale guru.

  • Music

    December 8, 1994

    Chestnuts and lumps of coal

    Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things