March-April 2019

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Townes Van Zandt Influence Continues Today

The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century.

Captured Art

Photographers capture the beauty of the Upper East Side of Texas.

East Texas Sip and Shop

East Texas Sip & Shop takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along the way.

The Fun Begins for Marshall Main Street

Downtown Marshall, Texas, comes alive every second Saturday beginning in March – and every month through October – with an outdoor festival hosted by Marshall Main Street.

UT Tyler Presents International Exhibition

The University of Texas at Tyler features the 34th Annual International Exhibition through March 8 in the Meadows Gallery.

International Earth Day Is On Spring Equinox

International Earth Day was initiated to make earth inhabitants aware of their responsibility to care for the planet.

Barstool Races Return to Ben Wheeler With Joint Activities in Edom

Ben Wheeler’s famous Barstool Races are expanding this year to include a full day of activities and concerts, and participation from their FM 279 sister city, Edom, just eight miles east, for this annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.

Discovery of Rock Wall Led to Town’s Name

The town of Rockwall was established April 17, 1854, and named after a natural formation of an underground “wall” located nearby.

Blake Neely Composes Score For Ask Dr. Ruth

Adding to his long list of credits for composing original music for film like You, The Flash, Super Girl, and Riverdale, Paris native Blake Neely is the composer for the new documentary Ask Dr. Ruth.

Lone Star Impressions Impress

The Tyler Museum of Art features a legacy that still wields vast influence over the contemporary Texas art scene in “Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press” through April 20.

Stepping on Dinosaurs

New Event Celebrates Art on Van Gogh’s Birthday

The first annual Van Go Art Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in Van City Park in Van, Texas, on the 166th birthday of Vincent Van Gogh.

Artist Captures Faces of Newgate

When artist Anup Bhandari was growing up in Nepal, he saw how kind his father was to others, even to strangers. Those memories followed him to Texas as an adult and eventually collided with some people that inspired him to do the same.

The Pulse of the Ages

Enjoy Wings Over Pegasus for a Good Cause

The Pegasus Project presents the Fifth Annual Wings Over Pegasus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in Murchison.

Folk Legend Eric Andersen Comes to the Bowery Stage in Winnsboro

Eric Andersen is one of the pioneers of the folk movement that began in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Born After Columbine

Student Shares Views of Trying to Get an Education Under Constant Threat of Violence

Cowan Center Presents The Chieftains, Finding Neverland, Dan Rather, and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet

UT Tyler’s Cowan Center has four remaining shows in its 2018-19 season closing out this spring.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman By Jill Lepore

“Feminism is not a is a principle.”

Music City Texas Showcases Native East Texans

Music City Texas Theater, in Linden has been busy putting together an impressive full line-up of shows for this spring and early summer.

Texas Abandoned Dogs Find Homes in New Jersey

There are a lot of dog lovers in Texas but even they can’t take in all the homeless dogs in the state.

Blue Moon Celebrates Lavender

Blue Moon Gardens celebrates all things lavender at their Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27.

Happy Birthday Vernon Dalhart

On April 6, 1883, Marion G. Slaughter was born in Jefferson, Texas.

Spokenword Invitational Takes Place in April

The 2nd annual East Texas Spokenword Invitational takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Food Worx Kitchen, 1523 East Erwin Street in Tyler.

Lola’s Handcrafted Sandwiches Continue to Impress

Lola’s Handcrafted Sandwiches in Tyler repeatedly provides guests with some of the freshest, biggest, and most flavorful sandwiches in the Upper East Side of Texas.

Downtown Living Puts Residents in Center of Action

Residents are enjoying their front-row view living in downtown Sulphur Springs.