Live Music ‘Jamboree’ Comes to Palestine Saturday


An evening of down-home music called “A Piney Woods Christmas” will be presented Saturday, December 5, at the Palestine Civic Center, 1819 W. Spring Street, Palestine, Texas.

“We are all excited about the Christmas show this year,” said Dan Manuel, the show’s producer.

This year’s show will feature Morgan Alexis winner of the Dogwood Jamboree Talent Search for 2013. Alexis has recently signed a new recording contract and has a new Country Music Video on CMT.

Kristyn Harris, “Entertainer of the Year” in western music for 2014, will also be featured. Harris is nominated for the category of “single of the year” by the Western Music Foundation. She is a frequent performer in Branson, Missouri, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Others appearing on the show that night will be Tavie Spivey of the group Shake Rattle and Roll; Mandy Seale; W.J. Copeland; Sissy Perry; Tammy Bostick; Joe Hancock; Hal Roper; “Flo;” “Uncle Joshua;” George Lester; and Manuel.

There will also be three contestants competing in the “Dogwood Jamboree Talent Search” finals that night. The contestants are Hannah Dot Cook of Mabank, Texas; Carson Wallace of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; and Emily Worley of Emory, Texas.

“These kids are super talented and will help make the evening an enjoyable experience,” said Manuel. The winner will be named “Artist of the Year’ and will receive a large cash award and a $500 photo session from Lee Loveless Photography.

Santa Claus will also make an appearance and young people can have their picture made with Santa at no cost.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. At the intermission, door prizes donated by local merchants and businesses will be given away.

Adult tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets for children are $6 for those 6 through 10 years of age. Children under 5 get in free.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Hometown Pharmacy, Dogwood Diner, Bishop’s Brisket House, or by calling 903-729-7080 or 903-724-2556.

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