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Is Dallas Arts Criticism too Negative? Or too Kind? Plus: Your Weekend Concert Picks

Today I briefly stopped by the TASA (Texas Associations of Schools of Art Conference) Conference, which included our own Peter Simek.The rest of the lineup included Jennifer Smart (Arts + Culture), Lauren Smart (The Dallas Observer), Gini Mascorro (KXT), and Lee Escobedo of Thrwd.  Two very interesting points were brought up. An attendee raised his hand […]

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Concert Picks for Oct. 16: Derrick Carter | “Vibe” | “Big Bang”

Earlier today I told you all about the Metronomy show happening at Trees, and obviously, I am dying to go. I’ve been under the weather today, so you should go, on the off-chance I don’t make it. There is another event that’s definitely worth your time this evening, and perhaps it can act as an […]

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Concert Picks for Oct. 2: Jail Flanagan’s New Project | Golden Boys | The Travis

Former Denton resident and Golden Boys’ founding member, John Wesley Coleman III, is playing at Fred’s Texas Cafe in Fort Worth this evening. He’ll be joined by Wreckless Eric, who was recently on the receiving end of some very high praise from a very respectable songwriter, Greg Cartwright, when he was guest editing Magnet magazine over the […]

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Q&A: Lily Allen On Not Reading Your Own Press and Covering Squeeze

That song has a resonance because my mom was really young when she had her first child, who’s my older sister. She came to London and met a guy, and I don’t know. I suppose when I listen to that song I imagine my mom being very young and kind of lost, and at a difficult crossroads in her life. It kind of has a resonance in that sense.

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