• Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Steely Dan at WinStar Casino, 7/18/14

    Steely Dan WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Friday, July 18, 2014 At Winstar Casino in Oklahoma last Friday night, Steely Dan marched in with a sophisticated army of 13 musicians armed to mellow you out. The band's music always has a peculiarly lukewarm character, not quite uptempo enough to ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Steely Dan's Best Songs About Gambling

    That most notoriously unsentimental of bands, Steely Dan, are coming back to North Texas. (Well, the North Texas area. Kind of.) Comprised essentially of two men, singer Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker, the band has shuffled unapologetically through its band members over the years, drawing ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Erykah Badu at WinStar Casino, 7/12/14

    Erykah Badu WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okalahoma Saturday, July 12, 2014 From Oak Cliff to just over the Oklahoma border to WinStar World Casino it's just about 80 miles, roughly 90 minutes if you get lucky and there's no traffic. From Dallas proper it's an hour and from Denton it's just ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Erykah Badu's Most Lovably Eccentric Moments

    Dallas doesn't get to call itself home to tons of living legends, but nowhere else in the world has the privilege of calling itself the home of Erykah Badu. As one of the most influential figures in modern R&B and one of the most interesting people alive, Badu is almost as famous for her antics as s ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at WinStar Casino, 7/5/14

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Saturday, July 5, 2014 It could be said that there are two types of Beatles' fans: those who revere them as enlightened mystical geniuses for their revolutionary experimentation in music, and the other type which prefers the ... More >>

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    June 29, 2014

    Watch Erykah Badu Crash a TV News Telecast to Kiss Reporter

    We'll say this much about Erykah Badu: she has a real sense of humor. This year has scene her get into some hot water -- that whole performing for an African dictator thing didn't go over so well -- but the Dallas R&B singer is still out having plenty of fun, thank you very much. In fact, Badu snuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Dolly Parton Played the High Priestess and the Jester at WinStar Casino

    Dolly Parton WinStar Casino, Thackerville, OK Friday, May 30, 2014 Dolly Parton, the country singer and theme park owner once labeled by Barbara Walters as a "country music caricature of her own design," sashayed onto the stage of WinStar World Casino's massive 3,500-seat Global Event Center on Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    6 Videos of Dolly Parton Being a Total Lady Boss

    47 years and 42 albums into her career as a singer-songwriter, Dolly Parton is still being a boss. Her indomitable smile and colorful wardrobe has long since been burned into the psyche of the country, far beyond the fans of country music. In fact, earlier this month, her latest bluegrass-and-gospel ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    3 Doors Down's Chris Henderson Saw 3 Doors Down Before He Was Even In The Band

    3 Doors Down​Love 'em or hate 'em, 3 Doors Down have been around since the mid-'90s, with five albums in their canon. They're currently touring on last year's mega-selling Time of My Life, but you can still hear songs on the radio from their debut album. Led by vocalist (and the band's original dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Girl Talk Cancels July WinStar Casino Gig. Tonight's Granada Show Is Still On, Though.

    Womp, womp.​Picked up your fresh-off-the-presses print issue of this week's Observer yet? No? Well, go do so right now. We'll wait.Got it? Good! Now, flip the issue open. Not far, just right there after the cover. Yeah, page 3. There, you'll notice -- it's tough not to -- a massive, full-page, col ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 12, 1995

    Racetracks lament

    Trinity Meadows may show whether Texas racing industry can get past the gate