Hook 'em.Today marks a milestone of sorts: On July 8, 1958, the RIAA issued its very first gold record. The recipient of this gold record? The Oklahoma! soundtrack. Not as exciting as other music being produced at the time, but, hey, people liked it. And people bought it. Musical soundtracks we ... More >>
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 >>
Late yesterday, as the boy grew fidgety from yet another day stuck at home, we flipped on the teevee hoping to find something interesting, educational. Which meant: No Disney Channel, no nonsense. A few flips later, and there we were on C-SPAN2, listening to former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk address t ... More >>
Brooklyn Decker? Meh.10. Though the NFL did its best to pamper the thousands of journalists at Tuesday's Media Day, it was still an uncomfortable experience out at Cowboy Stadium. Waiting for hyper-thorough security checks of bags and body. The 100-yard walk from security (which was conduc ... More >>
Man, just seeing the name Avril Lavigne on the charts again takes me back to my teenage years. Back then, I loathed her singles "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" for their obvious pretense toward skater punks. Seems little has changed.
Earlier this week, we shared with you Selena Gomez's new music video for "A Year With No Rain," a clip that finds the freshly 18-year-old Grand Prairie native touting her new of-age appeal. Meanwhile, on Sunday night at the Superpages.com Center, Gomez's BFF and fellow Disney Channel-approved st ... More >>
Westlake's Own Jonas Brothers just wrapped a big weekend, as their Disney Channel original movie, Camp Rock 2, which also features Colleyville's Own Demi Lovato, made its television debut. But, go figure, the DFW Diz Kids weren't the only musicians in the cast: Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook is in the ... More >>
I usually don't go after underage artists (har dee har, guys) in this column. Most of the kids you see on the charts are likely being paraded around by their parents and music industry captains with little artistic integrity on their part. So, it's not usually their fault they're making bad music. A ... More >>
Thursday, July 23, at The Door
Patrick MichelsOur music editor in action ... Well, none of them are building wind farms in West Texas. Two have known the soft touch of Mike Modano. Three are former or current Disney Channel stars. All are enamored of copious amounts of free publicity. Two have posed nude. And all have been named ... More >>
Kenny Chesney @ Pizza Hut Park, Saturday, May 2Sure, his tractor is sexy, but that was the last thing Kenny Chesney fans were thinking about Saturday in Frisco. Instead of disappointing thousands when a spring storm rolled in, the sleeveless heartthrob pressed on, giving concert-goers at least a lit ... More >>
In a year that saw Ozzy, the Jonases and The New York Times storm through North Texas, which area music stories will go down as the most important of 2008?
A Little Bit Longer (Hollywood)
Rainn Wilson comedy is more childish pop than hard-core funny
She's now lined up to be the next Hannah Montana.
A Carrey co-star visits the Improv
High School gets straight A's
Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants
Tune up and laugh at Stanton's Garage; a fun ride into Bombay Dreams
Two Marx beat as one
Life is coming up cow patties for kid comedian Corbin Corona
I coulda sworn I was there when they turned on the TV
Metamorphosis (Buena Vista/Hollywood)
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
A teen girl with issues keeps secrets for 50 cents a pop--and who cares?
Tim Allen's the only tool in this humorless revenge comedy
The Boss is coming to your living room
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying
June 11 - 17, 1998
Wishbone's Dallas creator prepares to follow Barney down the PBS path to riches
Atomic Cafe filmmaker Jayne Loader has won raves for her CD-ROM Public Shelter, but calls the 'new medium' a dud