Dallas Austin
American musician
Dallas Austin
Dallas Austin is an American songwriter, record producer, and musician, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of his most notable clients include Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, TLC, Boyz II Men, Pink, Monica, Gwen Stefani, Stacie Orrico, Another Bad Creation, Fishbone, Sugababes, Anastacia, Namie Amuro, Kim Zolciak from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and McFly.
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TCU starts “Texas Frogstorming Tour” in San Antonio
Houston Chronicle - almost 2 years
TCU alumni are reacting with unmatched enthusiasm after the Horned Frogs’ stunning football success last season, capped by a 12-1 record and a No. 3 finish in the final national polls. An enthusiastic crowd of about 200 turned out Thursday night at the Pearl Studio to visit with TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte, football coach Gary Patterson and men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson. It was the start of the school’s annual alumni visits across the state. Other visits in the next several days include stops in Houston, Dallas, Austin and others across the country. “It’s been awesome,” said Del Conte, who was one of the speakers at Thursday’s event. “The reality is we have 80,000 alumni and we know where over 50,000 are. So when a Frog shows up, they all come out.” The athletic department plans to have other visits across the nation this spring and summer capitalizing on the school’s momentum, which has included a share of its first Big 12 football championship and the renovat ...
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Virgin America to battle Southwest on Dallas-Austin route
USA Today - about 2 years
With the new service, Virgin America will go head-to-head with Southwest.           
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Technical Analyst
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Details: Technical AnalystA New Breed of ConsultingSense Corp is a new breed management consulting firm. We are the firm business leaders call when they realize recycled, off-the-shelf solutions aren’t taking them where they need to go. The difference is in how we take ownership of our client’s problems- It’s not enough to throw bodies and resources at business issues. As Sense Corp segment leader Josh Hagens, says, “Clients appreciate that we identify, recommend and implement solutions that don’t overburden their financials." The way we do business dramatically increases the success of our clients.The Sense Corp CompassWe may be the only management consulting firm in the country where being brilliant isn’t enough to land you a job. Sense Corp people must be brilliant, creative, human, and fun all at once. In other words, we hire terrific, well-rounded people. Its one reason clients love working with us. And it’s why we enjoy working with each other. We may not sound like typical consul ...
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Sprint Adds 6 Spark Cities, LG Flex and Netgear Mingle Hotspot
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Sprint's high-speed Spark LTE service just got bigger. The carrier has announced six new cities that can enjoy speeds up to 60 Mbps, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Lauderdale. Sprint has also added two new Spark-compatible devices: the curved LG Flexphone and Netgear Mingle hotspot for Virgin Mobile.
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Pebbles Reid Claims TLC's Chilli Had an Affair With Ex-Husband L.A. Reid, Slams VH1 Biopic
US Magazine - over 3 years
Sounds like TLC's problems with former manager Perri "Pebbles" Reid weren't just of the financial variety. Three weeks after the premiere of VH1's CrazySexyCool biopic about the smash 1990s girl group -- and two decades after the release of TLC's debut album Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip -- Pebbles is finally ready to tell her side of the story of what went wrong between her and group members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Appearing on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Pebbles defended herself against claims that she mismanaged the trio's money and forced them into bankruptcy. She also threw out a few allegations of her own -- including that Chilli had an affair with her then-husband, L.A. Reid. PHOTOS: The best girl groups of all time Pebbles admitted she never actually caught the two in flagrante, but told Williams she "absolutely" believed they were sleeping together behind her back. (She and Reid divorced not long af ...
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Gridiron Heroes makes stop on Rice campus
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
As part of its Road Trip for Heroes campaign, Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation made a stop on the Rice campus Thursday afternoon. The goal for Road Trip for Heroes is to raise a minimum of $100,000, which will be used to purchase two wheelchair-accessible vans for injured athletes and their families in Texas. Gridiron Heroes announced that $92,000 of the $100,000 goal has already been raised. “We have raised a good amount so far, but we’re not there yet,” organization co-founder Eddie Canales. “Our goal is to raise a minimum of $100,000, so we still need help in reaching that goal. I can’t stress enough the importance of purchasing these vans for families in need.” Since its inception, Gridiron Heroes has donated 10 wheelchair-accessible vans and provided direct support of over $500,000 to more than 50 high school football players and their families. Gridiron Heroes was founded in 2003, two years after co-founder Chris Canales, a senior defensive back at San Marcos ...
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TLC 'Posh Life': Lady Gaga Collaboration In The Works, Says T-Boz
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas prepare to release their as-yet-untitled opus under their TLC group name on October 15, two reported tracks that have fans buzzing are “Meant to Be” (written by Ne-Yo) and “Posh Life” (written by Dallas Austin and Lady Gaga). There has been speculation about who may be featured on the project, which will feature a collection of new tracks in addition to previously released hits. And the pair recently revealed to MTV News that Gaga may very well appear on “Posh Life.” “Lady Gaga actually recorded a song TLC-vibish, but she was like, 'I don't want to disrespect the girls,' and we were like, ‘girl, let’s do something with it,’ T-Boz revealed. “And so, she was just so excited…It was so funny [hearing] her [sing] like us, so hilarious. So I was just like, ‘why not sing it then?’ And she was just like so excited and we're excited." In addition to releasing their first album in nearly 11 years, the trio’s VH1 biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The ...
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Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Semi-Secret Songwriting Connection
Huffington Post - about 4 years
2012 will be remembered for countless things, but most of these memories will be soundtracked by Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," a song that pretty much single-handedly reminded everyone why pop music matters. It's easy to forget in the song's stratospheric rise that, while Justin Bieber may have accelerated its ascent — or, let's be honest, got people to give it a chance in the first place — the song was written, recorded and released well before Biebz and his wunderkind manager Scooter Braun got involved. It's even easier to forget, albeit mostly because few people ever knew, that the now-classic song was co-written by Josh Ramsay, the emo-haired lead singer of Canadian pop-rock outfit Marianas Trench. But even if most "Call Me Maybe" fans (or, rather, most people) have no idea about Ramsay's Carly Rae connection, important industry players are now well aware of his role in creating one of the most indelible pop songs in recent memory. "Just more opportuni ...
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Gobza.com launched in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Shreveport
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
The website gobza.com is launched Sept. 7 in Houston, Dallas, Shreveport, Austin and San Antonio.
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AT&T spends almost $1.1 Billion to deliver Texas customers 4G Service and Faster Internet
Best Syndication - over 4 years
(Best Syndication News) - During the first half of 2012, AT&T has spent almost $1.1 billion in wireless and wired network upgrades in Texas so they can better serve their customers. The improvements include 4G service, which is the fastest broadband wireless service for mobile devices. The improvements included new cell sites and towers to further expand coverage and to handle more data transfer. AT&T launched their 4G LTE service in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, Bryan-College Station, and Waco during the first part of 2012. There were 14 new cell sites and 124 sites that added more capacity in North Texas. read more
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Amb. Andrew Young to Celebrate 80th Bday with Oprah and others in Atlanta
Cascade Patch - almost 5 years
Throughout the years Andrew Young has been one of Cascade's most beloved politicians.  It is only right that as he reaches the milestone of his 80th birthday that we celebrate along with him and show our gratitude. As a very young man, Ambassador Young marched along side Dr. Martin Luther King and devoted his life to the cause.  Andrew Young continues to fight for causes via his Andrew Young Foundation. On May 20, 2012 Andrew Young will celebrate his 80th birthday with members of the corporate community, family and friends.  The party will feature celebrity guests performances including Grammy Award winner India Arie, singer actor Tyrese, Sheila Raye Charles , (Ray Charles Daughter) and Simone (daughter of Nina Simone) and South African born vocalist Tsidii Le Loka.  They will be joined by honorees  Dallas Austin, Edwin Moses, Laura Turner Seydel and Oprah Winfrey. Comic Jonathan Slocum, and actress, dancer, writer and producer, Jasmine Guy will host this special birthday celebra ...
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Cities move to regulate payday lenders
my SA - almost 5 years
Cities move to regulate payday lenders In Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Brownsville, Irving, Mesquite, Sachse, Richardson, Garland and Little Elm, city governments have passed zoning ordinances to limit the expansion of payday lending businesses in their cities. The recent state laws require payday and auto title lenders to be regulated by the state and to post a schedule of fees in visible places in their businesses. “In Dallas and Austin, we are leading the fight at the local level, because the state has been hindered by the significant lobbying effort that the industry has taken on,” said Barksdale English, a policy aide for Austin City Councilman Bill Spelman, who authored a recently approved zoning ordinance that limits where payday and auto title loan businesses can be located. [...] this constitutional protection can be bypassed if payday lenders register their businesses as “credit service organizations,” which under state law are defined as organizations that improv ...
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Chris And Kyle Massey Encourage Kids To Listen Carefully
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Starkey Hearing Foundation and Scholastic joined more than 1,400 students and teachers this week at Central Middle School in Eden Prairie, Minn. for an educational assembly to mark the launch of Listen Carefully – a national hearing awareness campaign that promotes one simple message: Hearing is fragile. So don’t listen loudly. Listen carefully. During the assembly, students were treated to special presentations from songwriter and producer Dallas Austin and Disney and Nickelodeon stars Chris and Kyle Massey. Austin mixed beats on his Beat Thang beat machine, while the Massey brothers entertained the crowd with their hip dance moves. Creating an interactive learning experience, numerous students also participated in on-stage activities, including a dance competition. Students and teachers also took part in demonstrations on better hearing techniques. Special guest Dr. Dave Fabry, Starkey Hearing Technologies, led the demonstrations, which included a hearing loss simulation to s ...
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Weekend sightings: Kevin Bacon at Bacon Fest; Justin Timberlake at Fado
ajc - almost 5 years
Kevin Bacon (second from right, in white -shirt and sunglasses) showed up to BaconFest this weekend. Kevin Bacon at BaconFest. How perfect is that? The actor, in town shooting a television pilot, stopped by the 12th annual event put on by Dad’s Garage Theatre this weekend. “Never been to BaconFest in Alanta before,” he tweeted on Saturday. “What does one wear?” Jeans and a t-shirt evidently. Or a bacon costume. Bacon posted this photo of himself on his blog and wrote, “Best BaconFest ever. Support Dad’s Garage.” In other weekend sighting news, Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams, in town filming “Trouble With the Curve,” headed to Fado in Buckhead Saturday night. A number of people tweeted photos but it was pretty dark in there. We’re working on finding a good one to post. This project has been shooting in numerous area locations, most recently at Turner Field last week. Meanwhile at STK, Dallas Austin was serving as DJ for the evening and Jessica Alba sto ...
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After Facebook Kills Places, Deals is Next to Go - PC Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Initially, Deals on Facebook are available in Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, and San Diego, but the service will likely expand to more cities in the future. "While many Deals on Facebook offer discounts, it's more important to us that you find
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One Republic's Ryan Tedder could bring Memphis-style BBQ to Denver and beyond - Westword (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Tedder is franchising from Trace Ayala, Eytan Sugarman and Justin Timberlake -- yes, that Justin Timberlake -- who created the original outpost of the spot, and he's listed Denver, alongside Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta,
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How Stand for Children plans to mobilize Texas parents - Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Right now we're talking to community leaders in Dallas, Austin (central Texas), and San Antonio, and we will be organizing in all three cities at some point in the near future. Where we go first, though, will depend on which community has the greatest
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Ryan Tedder Is In On Justin Timberlake's Barbecue Chain - Popdust
Google News - over 5 years
Everywhere, that is, being Denver, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Washington, DC, Palo Alto, New Orleans and Atlanta. Tedder is the first franchisee, and we must say, we can't think of a better pop musician to quietly get into the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dallas Austin
  • 2014
    Age 43
    Austin has 4 children in total from various partners, and has been romantically linked with model Jessica White in 2014.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    In July 2006, Austin was arrested and held in a United Arab Emirates prison on drug charges.
    More Details Hide Details After U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch interceded on Austin's behalf, the UAE consulate in Washington, D.C. placed calls to Lionel Richie for a character reference. Richie recounts for the New York Times: It was, 'Tell me what kind of guy is Dallas Austin.' I said, 'Listen, this is a great guy. He's done a great job for the community. A gangster, a hoodlum, a thug, he's not. Austin pleaded guilty in court, apologized for his actions, and was subsequently granted a royal pardon by Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • 2004
    Age 33
    In the 2000s, Austin worked with pop acts and produced hit singles like TLC's "Unpretty", Pink's songs "Don't Let Me Get Me" and "Just Like a Pill" and Gwen Stefani's 2004 single "Cool".
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  • 1997
    Age 26
    On June 2, 1997, TLC singer Chilli gave birth to another son, Tron Austin.
    More Details Hide Details Austin owned a personal recording studio named D.A.R.P. Studios, whose acronym meant Dallas Austin's Recording Projects. It was later renamed to UAMG Studios, whose acronym meant Urban Angels Music Group.
  • 1994
    Age 23
    Austin's oldest son Cypress Rankin-Austin was born in 1994 during his relationship with attorney Lee Hopson (née Rankin).
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    Austin then worked with Madonna on her 1994 album Bedtime Stories.
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  • 1990
    Age 19
    In 1990, Austin branched out on his own.
    More Details Hide Details His work on Motown led him to work on albums by other acts signed to the label - the first being the little known group Glasswurk. Austin later helmed the bulk of the debut albums for the Motown signees Another Bad Creation and Boyz II Men. Austin was later recruited by L.A. Reid and Babyface to work on a couple of projects for their record label, LaFace Records. The duo recruited him to work on the debut album for TLC. From there, he was granted a deal for his short-lived group Highland Place Mobsters, which was Austin joining the members Glasswurk who were formerly signed to Motown. After his success with other acts, Austin was recruited by After 7 to produce a few songs on their second album, Takin' My Time.
  • 1989
    Age 18
    Austin got his start in the industry by way of Klymaxx member Joyce Irby. Under her guidance, he was enlisted as a producer for her company Diva One Productions. Austin produced the lead single of Irby's debut for Motown Records as well as the songs "My Music" and "I Will Always Love You" for Troop's 1989 album Attitude.
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  • 1970
    Born on December 29, 1970.
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