Karen Brooks Harper
5 years ago | DFW Music News
Celebrated Texas drummer Joe Cripps has been missing from his Arkansas home for two weeks, according to police and family who are asking for help in locating him. Cripps, the former drummer for Denton-based polka band Brave Combo, was reported mis...
Texas native songwriter Amanda Shires had a handful of anxiety-inducing and hormone-driven questions while she was pregnant with her daughter just over a year ago. They’re questions any expectant new parent recognizes: Can I do this? Are we ready?...
5 years ago | The Industry
It’s a random Tuesday in Oak Cliff, and the lobby of the Belmont Hotel is jumping. Celebrated rocker Alejandro Escovedo has come downstairs from his apartment on the hotel’s second floor and is playing an acoustic version of his hit “Always a...
For a while there two years ago, it seemed to Alejandro Escovedo as though it were all crumbling. His legendary rock 'n' roll career. His physical health. His mind. His beloved Austin, a place he had helped create as much as it had created him. Ab...
5 years ago | Openings and Closings
The owner of the restaurant and live music venues Love and War in Texas closed his Grapevine location this week as he prepares to open a new venue in East Texas. The original Plano location remains open. Owner Tye Phelps told the Observer that the...
Officials with the East Texas town of Lindale approached the family of country superstar Miranda Lambert to ask if they could help save their downtown. When they asked if the country music superstar was willing to use her headquarters there t...