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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.

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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. 

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.

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. 

Kyser Musical Products, Inc. has released the Limited-Edition Milton Kyser Signature Acoustic Quick-Change Capo, or the "Milton" capo,  in celebration of its 40th anniversary in 2020. The capo is thoughtfully designed to pay tribute to company founder Milton Kyser, who revolutionized guitar …

Door Controls USA in Ben Wheeler sends out thousands of Christmas cards every year to customers and friends all over the world. Owned by the Gilchrist family, the company began featuring colorful artwork of matriarch Sharon Gilchrist on the cover of their cards in 2002.

Rehearsals for the upcoming musical production of Oliver! are underway at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center (HCPAC). Lionel Bart’s adaptation of the Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist comes to life on HCPAC’s main stage with adorable urchins, nasty villains, lovable wenches and rogues. …

Owen Cunningham Wilson - actor, screenwriter, and producer - was born on November 18, 1968 in Dallas, Texas. His mother was a photographer and his father was an advertising executive and operator of a public television station. Both his brothers, Andrew and Luke, are also actors.