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Coming to DVD & Video-on-Demand on August 28

He’s worked with Carole King, Ani DiFranco, and a host of great Texas artists — but can music producer Mark Hallman keep his studio open in the age of streaming?


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    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM · $15.00 USD

    Open Ears House Concert - Rain Perry & Mark Hallman in attendance

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The Shopkeeper

Everybody can make a record.
Nobody can make a living.
Now what?
A film by Rain Perry
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