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Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Ball draws her listeners deep into her music with stories to tell, along with her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party on stage.

Updated May 28, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Now that we’ve had a couple weeks to digest the sad news of Fox’s decision to cancel “American Idol” after next season, let’s look at the big picture, and also take time to congratulate season 14 winner Nick Fradiani.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

If you’re fortunate enough to have a hit song, you might find yourself at the Billboard Music Awards.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Whether singing of lost love or alcohol addiction, T. Graham Brown squeezes every ounce of soul from a song. His bluesy, country voice won fans of the traditional Nashville sound and contemporary crossover hits.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Grammy Winner Jo-EL Sonnier will take the stage on Friday, May 22 for Downtown at Sundown. Young Band Nation will open for the headliner at 6 p.m.

Posted May 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM

The series will kick off Friday, May 15, from 6-9 p.m. with Austin-based Wendy Colonna, who is originally from Southwest Louisiana.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM

With the news this week that Fox’s “American Idol” — once the undisputed emperor of televised singing competitions — will be coming to an end, it’s hard not to draw a parallel to the rise of one of the most addictive TV shows ever made: Spike’s “Lip...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 8:57 AM

Are you a singer-songwriter? Do you possess the talent necessary to be a recording artist? Do you have dreams of making it big in the music world? If your answer to those questions is “yes,” Chesky Records is looking for you.

Posted May 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Hare received the Grammys for his bass work, engineering and pre-production on local musician Jo-El Sonnier's album The Legacy. He has been with Sonnier for the past 17 years as well.

Updated May 7, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Sometimes, it’s best to leave things as they are.

Updated May 6, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Suzy Bogguss hit the big time in the early ’90s with hit songs blending contemporary and classic country with the sound of folk music.

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