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Tyler native Sarah Bray is returning to launch a new fashion brand at Olive and Home, an interior design studio at 6813 Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. She is launching a collection of fashions, Sarah Bray Bermuda, in October as a pop-up inside the design store.

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Born October 5, 1943, Steve Miller’s career spans 60 years and includes popular singles such as “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Rockin’ Me,” “Jet Liner,” “Jungle Love,” “Take the Money and Run,” and “Abracadabra.”

When Darrin Morris Band released “Country to the Bone” to Texas country radio this summer, the guys hoped fans would embrace the song’s theme which promoted a country way of living and a love for the USA. The song has resonated with both fans and radio stations. This week it sits strong in t…

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that it is seeking participants for the Born to Read program, which promotes early childhood literacy in East Texas.

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More than 80 years ago Orson Welles and his troupe of radio actors interrupted the Columbia Broadcasting System's programming to "report" that Earth had been invaded. The broadcast was a joke but people didn't know that and were scared. Some people supposedly jumped in their cars to flee the…

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Please Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB) of Dallas features "Past and Present: Photographs by Earlie Hudnall, Jr." online through September 30 and in its gallery by appointment, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, September 15 through October 31.

Gallery Main Street spotlights local photographer John Deaton by showcasing his solo art exhibit “Spectrum.” The exhibit opened July 11 and runs through September 8.

Cheryl Medow is featured in a new exhibition presented online by PDNB Gallery in Dallas through August 29. Medow takes photographs of a diverse variety of birds, traveling to environments sometimes as close as her backyard and often traveling to places far from home. 

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The City of Tyler Beauty and the Box program is a beautification effort that began in 2016 to take utilitarian traffic boxes and transform them into works of art by local artists. What started as a pilot program of 10 boxes in the Downtown Business Arts and Culture District has grown to 58 v…

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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."

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.