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Living and playing in the Upper East Side of Texas for about six months of the year means easy access to fresh, locally grown produce. Rural folks and small town leaders know how to make a party out of anything and their markets are no exception.

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Mount Vernon Music hosts award-winning flutist Mehrdad Gholami in a musical exploration of cultures at the convergence of Europe, Asia and the Middle East on February 22. In a program titled "From the Caucasus to the Caspian Sea" the audience will savor the experience of music largely unknow…

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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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Mount Vernon Music (MVM) invites the public to "Lessons with the Masters" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall. A celebration of those whose creative genius applied also to teaching, the program showcases music by composer-teachers.

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Mount Vernon Music proudly presents Wind Synergy," a concert of music for wind instruments and piano at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 in Mount Vernon Music Hall. The program includes two quintets for piano and winds by Beethoven and Mozart, along with music by Wayne Barlow and Mikhail Glinka.

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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 restaurants, drinking establishments and places to get food -- prepared or for coo…

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The Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest recognizes favorite Places, People and Food & Drink options in a 35-plus county region. The annual contest is sponsored by County Line Magazine and its readers and online followers provide the votes.

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Really good coffee houses offer a wide selection of great coffee in a place that encourages relaxation and conversation. They have attentive wait staff and baristas that are excited to please guests with their creations. They can be a refuge, a meeting place for friends or a place to meet fo…

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No list of area adventures is complete without the region’s offerings of oddball treasures in museums and quirky educational exhibits. In the Upper East Side of Texas some are small, others are quaint, and a few are downright strange. Almost all, however, seem well suited to a prepared explo…

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It’s been two years since they played the last Gala, and now Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band is coming back to kick off Mount Vernon Music’s (MVM) 13th season on Saturday, August 25, in The Loft of the M.L. Edwards building, overlooking Mount Vernon’s Plaza Square at 103 South Kaufman Street.

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Two fun-loving pups get into mischief before realizing they have to get home, and an unlikely foursome of animal friends set out to find a better life making music together. Both stories come to life in Mount Vernon Music’s (MVM) annual children’s concert set for Monday, June 11, at 2 p.m. i…

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Two gorgeous sonatas by Johannes Brahms are center stage in Mount Vernon Music’s (MVM) Mother’s Day program Woodwind Fireworks and Two Takes on Brahms on Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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While driving in Franklin County, about a mile and a half off I-30 near Mount Vernon, travelers might startle — or scratch their heads — when they turn into the drive of a small version of the Alamo mission, complete with the same stone facade and wooden gate. A Texas flag flies high in fron…

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Mount Vernon Music presents a children’s concert from 2-3 p.m., Monday, June 11 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall, 402 Leftwich. The concert is a celebration of the organization’s release of a new book and CD of The Town Musicians, a delightful musical retelling of the story of four animal perf…

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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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The grace, grandeur and order of the Baroque Era are alive and well in Mount Vernon Music’s upcoming program of chamber sonatas by Italian and German masters on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm in Mount Vernon Music Hall.