Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas was born in Big Sandy, Texas, in 1874, one of nine children of former slaves who sharecropped on a cotton plantation in the northeastern part of the state. Thomas left home around 1890 to pursue a career as an itinerant "songster."
The McKinney Community Band is presenting an online patriotic concert titled “Americans We” on the band’s YouTube channel at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 27.
The iconic Threadgill’s on North Lamar in Austin closed down for good a few weeks ago as it faced an uncertain future amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant and musical hotspot opened in December 1981 by Kenneth Threadgill, one of the people who created the world-famous Austin music scen…
The University of Texas at Tyler is presenting online art exhibitions featuring works by students graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The exhibits are published online due to public health precautions, and can be viewed on the Meadows Gallery web page.
North Texas Performing Arts, based in Plano, Texas, is hosting virtual summer camps for all ages. NTPA is adding two new programs for youth ages 7-18: A half-day “Virtual Theatre Explorers” and full-day “Virtual One-Week Productions,” in addition to hourly online class options throughout the…
Jazz pianist William M. (Red) Garland was born in Dallas May 13, 1923. He learned to play clarinet as a child and alto saxophone at Booker T. Washington High School, though he did not graduate. He joined the Army in 1944 and served at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he learned to play piano fr…
Celene Terry always dreamed of painting in watercolor. After retiring from a career in education, she seized the opportunity and developed advanced skills over the past 14 years while living near Cedar Creek Lake and participating in the Star Harbor Watercolor Society.
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The second annual Van Go Art Show was scheduled to take place Saturday, April 11 in Van, Texas. It cancelled due to COVID-19. Please take a look at the artwork of these artists and visit their sites (follow links on their names) to see more and purchase if you can — all their spring and summ…
The Texas Forest Trail invites you to take the time to share a story about East Texas with all of East Texas. The roots of those who live in East Texas run deep and strong. The area is known as the gateway to Texas. Texas heritage and culture are everywhere – from historic downtowns, restore…
The piney woods of East Texas had a profound impact on the art of Russ Havard, born in Lufkin in 1971, who now creates paintings and collages featuring the trees of East Texas as symbols of our inner and outer lives.
Sofia Talvik of Sweden played one of her last U.S. tour shows March 14 in Winnsboro, Texas, before COVID-19 brought an end to gatherings for the foreseeable future.
LMFA's new exhibit features 50 original works by local artists, April 4-June 27, as part of Longview 150, the city’s sesquicentennial celebration.
The Lake Country Symphonic Band in Mineola launches its 2020 season this Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Titled "High Sticking," the concert features the talents of three energetic percussionists on Mark Ford's "Stubernic Fantasy." Written for Eugene Corporon and the band at the University of No…
The Henderson County Art Club presents their 92nd annual Fine Art Show & Sale April 16-18 upstairs in the Women’s Building at the East Texas Arboretum, 1601 Patterson Rd., Athens. Works of art from local painters, sculptors, and photographers will be on display.
Gallery Main Street in Tyler is showcasing works by Caldwell Arts Academy students from March 5 through April 7.
The Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District Foundation presents the second annual Tribute to Townes Van Zandt from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020, at The Forge Bar & Grill in historic downtown Ben Wheeler.
The Henderson County Performing Arts Center’s 2020 season continues with a hilarious production of the play Steel Magnolias. Performances are at 7 p.m. two weekends - February 20, 21 & 22 and 27, 28 & 29, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at 400 Gibson Rd., Athens.
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…
Celebrate and experience new art, wine tasting, and delicious cuisine at the 2020 KilGogh Art & Wine Exhibition February 21-22 in historic downtown Kilgore.
Renowned contemporary artist JD Miller is scheduled for an annual Valentine’s Day LIVE painting from 6 - 9 p.m. on February 14, 2020 at Samuel Lynne Galleries, 1105 Dragon Street in Dallas.
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