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Celebrate and experience new art, wine tasting, and delicious cuisine at the 2020 KilGogh Art & Wine Exhibition February 21-22 in historic downtown Kilgore.

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This year’s Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey set a record with 4,591 nominations for a growing list of gems in the region featuring delicious food, wonderful attractions, beautiful backdrops, one-of-a-kind shops, exciting entertainment, and many talented individuals. We lo…

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County Line Magazine celebrates its 15th year of conducting the annual Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey. Among the more than 3,500 nominations and some 60 ultimate recognitions were numerous visual, performing and musical arts winners. This blog will feature those winners …

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One of those annual "best kept secrets" nears again, and anyone with any sort of liking of music should participate by attending at least one performance.

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Register by April 25 for the Ninth Annual East Texas Energy Symposium. The East Texas Oil Museum on the Kilgore College campus will host the event set for May 1 at the Charles Devall Student Center building, 726 Nolen Avenue, Kilgore.

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Dude! You missed Coachella again? The tickets went on sale in January. Sure was pricey this year — $429 to get in the gate and $999 to hang with the swells. No wonder you weren’t there. Oh well, you weren’t going to get close to Beyoncé anyway.  

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It was 60 years ago when Kilgore’s 23-year-old Van Cliburn took the world by storm when he won the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow during the Cold War April 13, 1958. He played Tchaikovsky’s "Piano Concerto No. 1" and Rachmaninoff’s "Piano Concerto No. 3" in the competi…

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As a winner in Brookshire’s Food Stores’ "See RED and WIN" online game, Jami Shaw, who shops at Brookshire’s in Kilgore, received a check for $28,050. The "See RED and WIN" game offers customers a chance to win part of over $15 million in prizes and money-saving offers. Customers play to win…

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The Kilgore College Theatre Department will present the Texan comedy Greater Tuna beginning Thursday, November 16, in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

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Nothing rocks a building like a magnificent pipe organ sounding out the power and emotions of an expert player.

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There’s nothing like a pipe organ performance that rattles the building and gives you goose bumps at the same time. Perched in front of a multi-keyboard instrument that requires all hands and feet, an artist can enrapture his or her listeners with a variety of emotions and sounds — at times …

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The Kilgore College Theatre Department will present Arthur Miller's Tony award-winning play The Crucible beginning October 12 in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

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Purple hull peas are a favorite southern dish, and musical twins Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark, who perform onstage under the unusual name The Purple Hulls, are serving up their own acoustical version of the homegrown dish to an increasingly hungry audience.

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Below are the selected winners out of 526 submissions in this year’s poetry contest organized by Young Audiences of Northeast Texas in partnership with County Line Magazine, InSpiritry, Rusk County Poetry Society, and Region 7 Education Service Center. A special congratulations goes to 12th …

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Schools, clubs, and a range of mentoring programs throughout East Texas focus on encouraging and empowering children, with some geared specifically toward artistic pursuits and others toward girls and the goal of helping youth visualize lives of achievement, accomplishment, and personal powe…

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