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  • There will be noise: Hearing Damage, a.k.a. the Rat Opera, celebrates the loud life of Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra

    Rob Elba is grinning, so the offer at first seems like a joke.
  • Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith dies at 75; blues musician

    Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith dies at 75; blues musician
    At 17, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith left the Arkansas farm where he was raised to travel to Chicago, where he first heard Muddy Waters when his mother took him to a club. Inspired by the great bluesman, Smith never went home. Instead, he taught himself to...

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...

    Tobacco Road at 100: A few more reasons to celebrate

    Tobacco Road at 100: A few more reasons to celebrate
    There are many reasons to genuflect at the humble altar of music, booze and camaraderie known as Tobacco Road that have nothing to do with its unlikely centennial, being celebrated with a party on Saturday. No. 1 is its mere existence. If it’s been...

    Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW

    Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW
    AUSTIN, Texas — As you read this, Austin's South by Southwest festival is over for 2012. The "Welcome SXSW!" signs have been peeled from club facades, movie marquees, hotels and gas stations. The handbills advertising movies, bands and the newest...