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Little town, big playlist

How an up-and-coming city on the outskirts of Dallas redefined itself through music

A 19th Century statue of the Roman goddess Minerva overlooks a Hot Summer Nights show in Sherman during the summer of 2017.

By John W. Odneal For Sherman, TX

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“To see some of these big-name rock acts – that’s just not something that anyone else is offering. And we do it for free.”

— Sherman Mayor David Plyler