Longview natives Matthew McConaughey and Brandon Maxwell are among the honorees of this year’s Texas Medal of the Arts Awards. The full list is announced January 10. The awards take place in Austin February 26-27.
Beckanne Sisk reunites with her childhood ballet coach Pat George Mitchell, returns to her hometown of Longview to perform The Sleeping Beauty, March 1-3, at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center presented by Longview Ballet Theatre and Ballet West II.
Wills Point native Jimmy LaFave (1955-2017) was not only an award-winning singer/songwriter, he was an accomplished photographer who chronicled his “fascination with America’s unique but disappearing landscape, roadside signs, buildings and the American history they express.”
As guests enter Dolli’s Diner on Pecan Street in downtown Nacogdoches, they are greeted by a stunning display of large, colorful, expressive portraits along a brick wall. Created by artist JD Cole, the paintings are Nacogdoches people in scenes that reflect their lives in Texas’ oldest city.
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth easily ranks as one of the top visual art venues in Texas, but few may know that its origin is tied to an art-loving couple who themselves originated from rural Upper East Side of Texas.
Set to perform on the Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA) stage November 11 is “My Funny Valentine” celebrating romantic stage and screen songs. Ireland’s foremost trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan and international award-winning vocalist Shona Henneberry, along with piano accompaniment, perform showbiz favorites like “Moon River,” “Stardust,” and “My Funny Valentine.”
Rose Ellen and Pearl are East Texas gals. Born and raised here, they walk the walk and talk the talk. The two women are now in their sixties, and prefer to be called boomer/seniors rather than “seniors,” which designates someone older, like their friend Peggy, who celebrated her 90th birthday dancing at the senior center.