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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.