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A delightful collection of illustrated poems written around the turn of the 20th century


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Didn't it Rain?

Mar 19, 2017

The close-harmony groups of the 1940s created a distinctive sound, using their voices to emulate bass guitars, drums, and even trains. You can hear that styling on the track "Didn't it Rain" by the little-known Southern Harmonizers. The song is an upbeat retelling of the story of Noah and the ark. 


  The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, who writes a novel of Anna Wulf writing a novel 

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden shows us "Travelin' Up" by the Singinaires. Released on the little-known Glad-Hamp Record Label, "Travelin' Up" is a joyful, easygoing gospel gem. 


Another emotional, lovely, gentle collection of poetry by Mary Oliver.


Some of gospel music's most passionate music was recorded by custom recording studios, where groups didn't have to worry about recording what's popular or what would sell. Take for example, "The Old Rugged Cross" by the Tabernacle Singers of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis Missouri. 


There's plenty to do this week and you can hear about it all on this week's Act Locally Waco.


Somewhat of a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in modern London.


Over the years, several groups have performed and recorded under the name "The Gospelaires." But Shout! host Bob Darden's favorite group is The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio. But not much is known about the group that performed roughly from 1954 - 1980. 


Events: February 24 - March 2

Feb 24, 2017

This week there's a score of plays and musicals to keep you entertained, from "Alice in Wonderland Jr." to "Jackie & Me." There's also plenty of music and outdoor events too. Hear about it on this week's Act Locally Waco. 


Absorbing story of a woman and her sister, emotionally abandoned by their mother.


There's plenty of events to keep you entertained this week, from the Deep in the Heart Film Festival to the Homespun Quilters Guild Show. But there's plenty more and you can hear all of it on this week's Act Locally Waco. 


  Fun adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set in a maximum security prison.

 

 

 

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Bessie Griffin

Feb 12, 2017

In this week's episode of Shout! host Bob Darden looks at the career of Bessie Griffin, a marvelous singer who could never bring herself to sing the blues, which - in some gospel circles - was called the "devil's music." 


Waco will soon be awash in the pink-and-red glow of Valentine's Day, and there's plenty of events around town to mark the holiday. Find out about all the happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco.


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