'The Don of Dancehalls is gone': Musicians, artists remember Broken Spoke owner James White

 James White, the owner of the legendary South Austin dance hall the Broken Spoke for more than 50 years, died at 81, his family confirmed Sunday. 

Musicians who have played at the Broken Spoke and artists around Texas are remembering the man who created one of the city's best-known music venues. 

"I met James in 1973. All the dances,movie shoots,music videos James always opened the Spoke door for us and made us feel like family," Austin musician Ray Benson wrote in a tweet Sunday. 

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