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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Bob Schneider to headline Hats Off For Hospice

Texas singer-songwriter Bob Schneider will perform music from the first volume of his three-part extended play series at Central Texas Medical Center’s Hats Off For Hospice this weekend.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Kent Finlay’s name forever synonymous with Texas music

Finlay died at about 1:35 a.m. Monday at his country home near Martindale, surrounded by family and friends who sang his favorite songs as he was passed.

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Could a San Marcos homecoming be a healing finale for George Strait?

Considering the agony he encountered on the side of a winding country road in 1986, it’s embarrassingly presumptuous to even ask such a thing. But as he retires from touring, the ‘King of Country’ might consider the...

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Q&A: Kent Finlay on the soul of an artist

The San Marcos live music pioneer talks about the soul of an artist, the plasticity of pretenders — and how Cheatham Street Warehouse looks to separate one from the other.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Audio: Christmas Ball putting the swing in San Marcos

A Texan put Christmas into country music and a Texan made it swing. It is only fitting that San Marcos, home of the Western Swing Hall of Fame, will be filled with the sounds of Western Swing...

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I, Robbie; they, Robots

Robbie and the Robots are a San Marcos band with a lot of history in the area. The center and songwriter of the band remains the talented Robbie Doyen. They will be at the Triple Crown Friday...

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

BIGFest benefit has big stars and big hearts

BIGFest, a three day musical feast, will be at the Cheatham Street Warehouse Friday through Saturday. It's a benefit for the Cheatham Street Music Foundation, but the listener will benefit, too.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Western Swing Hall of Fame swings this weekend

It's the 18th Annual Texas Western Hall of Fame and Texas Natural Festival this weekend with made-in-Texas goods, food, Texas history and, of course, all that fabulous Western Swing music.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Ingrams to be awarded honorary doctorates

Bruce and Gloria Ingram, active Texas State benefactors and founders of Ingram Readymix, will be awarded honorary doctorates at Texas State this month.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Center For Texas Music History wins Awards

The Center for Texas Music History at Texas State sponsored two programs that recently won prestigious national awards.

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