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May 1, 1987

Every Good Boy Does Fine

In the late seventies, celebrated pianist Van Cliburn inexplicably disappeared from public life. No tortured artist in hiding, Cliburn is having the time of his life sitting around his Fort Worth mansion in his bathrobe.

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November 1, 1986

Who Made the Cut?

On LPs spurred by the MTV limelight, Timbuk3 blends street beast with witty wordplay, the True Believers combine six-string moxie with striving vocals, and the Tail Gators pack a sonic wallop.

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September 1, 1986

The Faulty Cure

Houston is famous for medical cures. But when British rock star Ronnie Lane came to town with a crippling disease and $1 million for research, all he got was crippling legal problems.

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April 1, 1986

Manchild in Musicland

Charlie Sexton. Austin’s guitar-playing boy wonder, is now dream fodder for the masses; Eric Johnson is our latest contender for guitar hero.

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September 30, 1985

Dancing in the Streets

Tuff Enuff, the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ fifth and finest album, has a snap, crackle, and pop that could finally make the T-Birds explode.

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July 1, 1985

Music to My Ears

The small-town orchestra has it all: performers who love the music passionately, audiences who lend their wholehearted support, and even occasional moments when all the instruments are playing the right note.

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April 30, 1985

The Shaggy Club

In a mixed-up world, mixed-up kids need somebody who really understands. In Dallas that somebody is a punk DJ called Shaggy.

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March 1, 1985

New Music Man

A producing career, a hit video, a record company, successful sound tracks: Austin’s Patrick Keel is having it all.

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May 31, 1984

Top O’ the Pops

The fare offered by the Houston Pops Orchestra may not be highbrow, but conductor Ned Battista thinks it’s American music at its best.

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August 31, 1983

Blues at His Fingertips

Bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan showcases his powerhouse guitar on a nationally released record. Also on new LPs are fellow Texans, from country king George Jones to Austin cutups the Big Boys.

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May 31, 1983

The Sphinx Who Sings

Austin blueswoman Angela Strehli is an enigma, but there’s no secret to her success: she writes great material and sings it with unbeatable style.

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February 1, 1983

Thunder Claps

The Fabulous Thunderbirds storm away on a new album that shows why they’re Texas’ hardiest rhythm and blues band. Eight more releases capture everything from mandolin picking to Balinese monkey chants.

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November 1, 1982

Halftime Heroes

The bright-eyed, pink-cheeked cream of Texas youth aren’t scrambling on the football field. They’re playing in the high school band.

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May 31, 1982

Twelve-Pack To Go

A dozen new releases by everyone from the late, legendary Janis Joplin to rising star Rodney Crowell to perennial favorite Waylon Jennings.

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August 1, 1981

Trial by Piano

Why knock yourself out for two grueling weeks at a piano competition in Fort Worth? For $12,000—and a string of concert bookings money can’t buy.

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May 31, 1980

Wax Works

The beat goes on in Texas music - from Christopher Cross’s pop ‘n’ roll to the ever-rich rhythm and blues of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

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April 30, 1979

Say Uncle

You may have to bar hop to find Austin’s best-kept musical secret-Uncle Walt’s Band. And, presenting the annual Buddy magazine music awards, sealed with a kiss.

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