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Not a morning passes that I don’t get a good laugh from the guys on The Ticket sports radio station 1310. Several of the ticket broadcasters, many who hail from the East Dallas area, have on-the-side musical interests: Mike Rhyner fronts Petty Theft, a Tom Petty cover band that plays concerts at the Arboretum and various venues around the ‘hood. Danny Balis, who lives in the M Streets, was a member of Sorta with White Rock area resident Trey Johnson and he recently released a very well-received solo album, “Too Much Living”. George Dunham, who lives nowhere near the neighborhood (Southlake) but who is nonetheless well known around here, leads the country act, the Bird Dogs. Now, morning show star Gordon Keith, who used to live in East Dallas and who is still frequently spotted at Gold Rush and other East Dallas joints, is getting together with his old band for a one-night-only Autism Speaks benefit at the Curtain Club. Back when Keith was 16, he says, his band opened for The Romantics — you know, the guys who sang “What I Like About You” — so he was kind of a big deal on the music scene.

The show is Saturday March 5 at 9:30 p.m. in Deep Ellum at the Curtain Club. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 online. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks, a charity that Gordo says is close to his heart because a few of his musician friends have children dealing with autism.

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