Denton band The Southpaw Preachers nominated for Dallas Observer Music Awards, plans first album

DENTON, TEX. — The Southpaw Preachers, which considers itself “dirty, gritty soul-funk,” has been nominated in the Best Jazz Act category for the Dallas Observer Music Awards 2016, along...
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Artist completes project illustrating portraits of 100 influential woman

A St. Louis cartoonist and illustrator, who goes by the name Rori, recently completed a project intended to raise awareness of powerful women from history. The "100 Days 100 Women" series...

Comedian Jimmy Nelson discusses his start in the North Texas comedy scene

Dallas comedian Jimmy Nelson, 26, runs a monthly show called Third Thirsty Thursday Comedy Night at Tutta’s, a West End pizza restaurant in downtown Dallas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byPRcdRxOqA Nelson will compete in the...
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Book Review: Trevor Noah’s ‘Born A Crime’

Stand-up comedian Trevor Noah, 32, has become a household name after he took over Jon Stewart’s beloved Daily Show in Dec. 2014. He had quite the pair of shoes...

He’s a Rebel: The Speedlights’ band leader Dwayne Ray discusses power pop’s revival and...

DENTON, TEXAS — Dwayne Ray, 42, is known for performing in Denton bands including the Jackson 8, the Denton County Revelators — a band “spreading the word of Denton County” —...

‘People, Politics, Pressure, Punk’: Nasty Women Takes on Adversity Through Literature

“Punk, power, Brexit, role models, sexual assault, immigration, pregnancy, Trump’s America, contraception, fetishisation”— these are just a few themes covered by Scottish publisher 404 Ink’s upcoming non-fiction book, Nasty...

Laughing at Police Violence: Brooklyn comic Kerry Coddett joins HBO docuseries ‘Problem Areas’ to...

HBO’s new show Problem Areas, hosted by former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac, joins the late night arena as a comedic docuseries created to confront and provide solutions for...

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Cracker Barrel bans All Scripture Baptist event after pastor spreads ‘hate’ and ‘divisiveness’

Cracker Barrel has prohibited a Tennessee pastor who doubles as a local county police detective, and his church, from hosting an event at one...
Witten the giraffe died at Dallas Zoo on Monday while undergoing a physical exam. (Twitter)

Jason Witten the giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo

Jason Witten -- a 1-year-old giraffe named after the Dallas Cowboys tight end -- died Monday while under anesthesia for a routine physical exam,...

Personal Essay: Lessons learned from my walk of shame

In the dark time shortly before Uber hit New York City suburbs, I was perched at the local watering hole I frequented. In retrospect,...