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Rahim AlHaj, Iraqi Oud Virtuoso, on How Music Crosses Cultures

by | Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:00 CST
AlHaj, who performs in Austin on Friday, is a former political prisoner whose music fuses Eastern and Western influences.
Janis Joplin, pictured here in New York City in 1969, embraced a bohemian appearance and style. by

Janis Joplin’s Inimitable Voice

An authoritative new biography explores what drove the iconic Texan singer.

Texas-born rock icon Janis Joplin has been one of American culture’s most compelling figures for more than 50 years, in large part because of the intrigue she...Read More

Reynolds performs The Desert at Mimms Ranch in Marfa in 2014. The site-specific work was the first part of a triptych that also included the bilingual cross-border opera, Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance. by

Mr. Reynolds’ Opus

How Graham Reynolds became Texas’ top composer.

How Graham Reynolds became Texas’ top composer. by Rose Cahalan October 14, 2019 Walk into composer Graham Reynolds’ East Austin studio, and the first thing...Read More

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The Symphony Comes to South Dallas

Music education and enrichment opportunities are scarce in my neighborhood, but the Dallas Symphony aims to bridge the gap.

She is growing a cosmic garden, she is one of the fates stretching a string of life before her, she is Moses parting the sea before turning to bring the waves d...Read More

Stevie Ray Vaughan at the Texas Flood album release show in 1983. by

‘Texas Flood’ is a Soulful Portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughan

A new biography captures Vaughan’s journey from record-obsessed Dallas kid to all-time guitar god, taking care to convey what made his music transcendent.

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Ray Vaughan succeeds in just the way it must to reach both Vaughan’s fans and those first learning why he’s a sh...Read More

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