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.
This Carthage, Texas, native has won numerous awards and appeared with some of the top country music artists, including Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 hit musical Oliver, Shani Wallis — the actress who played Nancy— is touring Europe and the United States. She's making an appearance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center (HCPAC) in Athens.