Music

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Jan 20 - 5:05pm

Anyone who’s ever listened to his or her favorite band play that one great song in concert understands the raw, unbridled power of live music. There’s just something special about being in the presence of gifted musicians, experiencing their unique art first-hand and sharing those notes...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Sep 28 - 12:18pm

A decade and a half has passed since five aspiring musicians, with an average age of 15, formed a band in a garage in their hometown of Fort Worth. They named it Green River Ordinance (GRO) after the Texas state law forbidding door-to-door sales. On this 15th anniversary, to mark the years...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Mar 23 - 4:29pm

Fort Worth native Trevor Douglas made it to the ranks of American Idol 2015’s Top 24 contestants. He traveled to Nashville for the Season 14 auditions and performed Sing by Ed Sheeran for the judges, who all gave him a resounding “yes.” While Douglas is only 16 years old, he...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Dec 3 - 9:57am

The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra has produced a long line of men and women who went on to distinguished careers as professional musicians.

An international tour is a significant part of the youth orchestra experience. The 2014 tour to Italy featured a concert in the Tuscan city of Lucca. Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. Without the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, John...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:17pm

Pat Green is in good company with his latest tune. The Texan released a new single, Girls From Texas, with Houston native Lyle Lovett joining him on the mid-tempo song.

| by Jessy Diamba | Girls From Texas is presumably from an upcoming new album. Green’s last studio record, What I’m For, was released in 2011, but he also released Songs We Wish We’d Written, a collection of some of his favorite hits, in 2012. While the singer hasn’t...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 3:16pm

Luke Wade and Reagan James from the Metroplex are both competing to be the winner of NBC’s The Voice. From Burleson, Reagan James had both Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani spinning their chairs in the first seconds of her blind audition. James chose Blake Shelton as her coach after he...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Sep 24 - 10:26am

Betty Lynn Buckley and T Bone Burnett were both 19 years old and living in Fort Worth when they began making music together. Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies, often referred to as “The Voice of Broadway.” Burnett is renowned for his brilliant...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2014 Apr 28 - 3:18pm

The Fort Worth Music Festival returns to the Panther Island Pavilion this month for its fourth year under its new moniker.

Ray Wylie Hubbard will take the stage at this year's festival. Underscoring the depth and variety of Fort Worth’s musical traditions, the two-day, two-stage event (formerly Jazz by the Boulevard) showcases 18 bands across several genres,...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Feb 18 - 11:36am

Arlington-based group Pentatonix takes over the music scene with their innovative twist on pop and electronic music.

Your unique style of infusing a capella with popular music blows me away. Why a capella?  It started out as a hobby. We started as an a capella trio when we were young. Then we put our stuff on YouTube. What we have is very special and not many people can do this a capella thing. We’ve...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Jan 23 - 2:51pm

We sat down with Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying and got the lowdown on the band and the album.

Arlington-based group Pentatonix takes over the music scene with their innovative twist on pop and electronic music. Not able to hide by synthesizers (the nature of a capella), this group relied on their raw voices to carry them to the top of the Billboard charts. Creating their own arrangements...

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