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A historic night in Texas music: Musicians, fans celebrate Guy Clark

A host of musicians and production personnel sing “Happy Birthday” to Guy Clark (sitting, center), the dean of Texas songwriting, during a celebration of his 70th birthday Wednesday night at the Long Center in Austin. The sold-out audience was treated to performances by Rodney Crowell (standing, third from right), Lyle Lovett (center, in suit), Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry, Rosie Flores (standing, far right), Joe Ely (standing, fourth from right), Terri Hendrix, Verlon Thompson (sitting, left), Shawn Camp (sitting, right) Jack Ingram, Terry Allen, The Trishas, Jerry Jeff Walker (standing, in hat) and John Townes (JT) Van Zandt II (standing next to Walker). Staff Photo by Terry Mathews


It was a rockin’ good time at the Palladium

And a good time was had by all... or that seemed to be the general consensus Wednesday as Evanescence completed the last haunting notes of “My Immortal” — the song the entire Palladium Ballroom audience had waited all night to hear.


Hallelujah: k.d. lang brings it to the Meyerson

When Canadian born singer k. d. lang took the stage at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center last Tuesday night, the crowd lept to its feet, whooping, hollering, whistling and generally making a huge fuss.


The Capital Grille and Johnny Mathis - A night of good food, good music and good friends

The stars aligned Saturday night to present gifts beyond imagination. Even the searing 109° heat did not diminish what the universe had in store for Carol and John Allen, Sue Ann and Benny Johnson and me.


Q&A: Songwriter Verlon Thompson ‘Works’

Nashville musician Verlon Thompson knows a thing or two about work. He grew up on a farm in Binger, Okla., located south and west from Oklahoma City. He’s spent over 30 years as a musician and songwriter. He’s toured the world with Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark. He’s produced several of Clark’s CDs.

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