Smokey Robinson

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Let the Democrats Remember: The Wealth of the Nation Doesn't Come from Yachts

    Pins and needles, waiting for the Democrats to open in Charlotte. I am so worried the Obama campaign might stumble on an editorial from The Dallas Morning News and actually read it. Well, not that worried. That would take a lot of stumbling. But what a shame if they did take the News' consistent ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    So, Cracker Barrel Sells Music Now

    I was alerted to this story by our friends at Houston Press, since I'm apparently not on the Cracker Barrel press list, and maybe this is old news, but the South's most ubiquitous chain restaurant is selling music. I know Cracker Barrel is the butt of a lot of jokes, but I genuinely like the place. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    When Hipsters Procreate: Children's Music That Won't Make You Wish You Were Deaf

    I don't know how my kid does it. He's heard "ABCs" a thousand times and it's still his number one request. If you have a little one, you know you're going to hear the same song hundreds - no, thousands - of times. If you're particular about the music you listen to, choosing good music to play for yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Todd Rundgren - House of Blues - 3/26/12

    Todd Rundgren House of Blues Monday, March 26 Billed as a "greatest hits" tour, Todd Rundgren's show last night at the House of Blues was a textbook presentation of his professionalism. Even dogged by a nasty cold and throat issues, Rundgren and his band delivered over two hours of classic power-po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    SXSW's Comin': Springsteen to Keynote All Over It

    I can't write this news without thinking of Ben Stiller's pitch-perfect impression of Bruce Springsteen. The (real) Boss will give the South by Southwest keynote speech March 15 at the Austin Convention Center, following in the big ol' legend-sized footsteps of Smokey Robinson and Neil Young. Maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Denton Ex-Pats Fergus & Geronimo Debut Killer New Song In Daytrotter Session

    Johnnie Cluney for DaytrotterFergus and Geronimo, illustrated.​I'll be perfectly honest with you guys: I kind of hated the debut full-length from Fergus & Geronimo. Unlearn, in my eyes, was far too jokey, far too hokey and far too wannabe Zappa-esque. Live, it fared better, but, on record, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Watch: Westlake's Own Nick Jonas Performs At White House As Part of Motown Tribute. Huh?

    Disney Channel swag.​Last night, to celebrate Black History Month, President Barack Obama invited a whole cast of big name musical performers to the White House to participate in a tribute to Motown. Among those invited to perform? Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Classical Gas Attack: After DSO President's Abrupt Adios, a Native Gets the Baton

    EDallas Symphony OrchestraDoug Adams, left, with film composer James Newton Howard​arlier this afternoon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra president Doug Adams told Dallas Morning News classical music critic Scott Cantrell why he's leaving within the next 30 days: "I've been trapped in a real estate deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    No Miracle: At the Last Minute, DSO Cancels Smokey Robinson Show Due to Slow Sales

    ​For the second time in a month, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has canceled a concert due to slow ticket sales. But June's cancellation was for a "community concert" featuring Jubilant Sykes -- an astounding singer, but not exactly a household name. And it came with two weeks' warning. But today's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 13: DJ Bad Holly

    ​DJ Bad Holly admits that she got her start at DJing through a complete and utter accident. Holly Evans, a.k.a. Bad Holly, volunteered to DJ a party at Doublewide last year at the last minute--and to her surprise received and abundance of positive feedback. "Several people I'd never met came up to ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to the Mayer Hawthorne Show Tonight at The Loft

    In this week's paper, Noah W. Bailey, who's been sold on Mayer Hawthorne and his retro-Moown cool for some time now, does his best to sell you on Hawthorne, too, in advance of tonight's performance from the man at The Loft. Writes Bailey:Hawthorne turned out one of the best soul records in decades w ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Mayer Hawthorne

    Tuesday, March 16, at The Loft

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Smokey Gets In Your Eyes and Other Famous Faces from the Dallas Rocks Red Carpet

    Danny notes that "Smokey Robinson's eyes are supernaturally intense... like, seriously." Click to expand; see for yourself.​Our Danny Fulgencio happened by the Dallas Rocks benefit Saturday night at Union Station, where Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons gathered quite the hodgepodge of celebritie ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    What a Dick

    My March Madness bracket has long been in shambles. But my pick to win it all - UConn - is alive, well and poised to win the title next weekend in Detroit. If you called Michigan State over Louisville, kudos. If you predicted UConn, Villanova, North Carolina and the Spartans as your Final Four, ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Parton the Interruption

    She's not Dolly Parton, but Jessica Simpson is trying her damnedest. I don't think this is going to make the December 26 broadcast of the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS. Just a guess. But last night, during the show at which Dolly Parton, Steven Spielberg, Smokey Robinson, Andrew Lloyd Webber and cond ... More >>

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Heavy Medal

    For her next trick, Carly Patterson attempts to trade in somersaults for singing

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    All Praise Kirk Franklin

    Gospel singer makes the Hall of Fame

  • Film

    June 12, 2003

    Hollywood Babble-On

    Ron Shelton tries to mock the L.A. cop buddy movie

  • News

    May 8, 2003


    Plus: Soy-lent Green; Players Ball

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Brothers in Arms

    You can't hurry love, which was too bad for Motown's musicians

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers

  • Film

    November 14, 2002

    Fake Out

    At the Deep Ellum film fest, fact becomes fiction becomes fact

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Spinning Webs

    The Top 10 Things I Downloaded in 2001 That Weren't Applications Made to Download Things That Aren't Applications

  • Music

    July 19, 2001
  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Jesus' Favorite Singer

    Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Lame Old Song

    Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been

  • Music

    July 1, 1999
  • Music

    October 29, 1998

    He'll be there

    Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet

  • Calendar

    January 30, 1997
  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Great ambience

    Getting Sofa-conscious with Roshonnda Red Quotet

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    He stole the soul

    Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli exposes his big Black heart

  • Music

    April 4, 1996
  • Music

    November 16, 1995
  • Music

    October 5, 1995

    Mad about the boy

    A tough, witty, and wicked Boy George dismisses the memories

  • Music

    August 24, 1995

    Full-court press

    There's too much static when Boyz and writers get on the party line

  • Music

    July 13, 1995