Art and Culture

Art and culture

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.


Intense adult story of a woman suddenly and inexplicably abandoned by her husband.


From 1937 to 1989, the Rev. William Holmes Borders Sr. was the pastor for the Wheat Street Baptist Church, which has served Atlanta for nearly 150 years. Rev. Borders had a reputation for knowing and loving good gospel music, which became clear with the songs the choir recorded.


Find out about all the local happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco. 


Lyrical, pleasant story of a half-dozen characters in Haruf's fictional town of Holt, CO.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Friendly Four

Jan 29, 2017

The Black Gospel Restoration Project works to preserve America's fast-vanishing vinyl legacy of gospel music's golden age. Some of the records they receive and preserve are by well-known (and well-documented) artists. Others, however, are obscure artists with little known about them. One such group: The Friendly Four.


A woman falls in love with her college professor and ends up in New Mexico during WW II.


Courtesy of Deep in the Heart Film Festival

Next month, Waco will become a hub for all things cinema as the Deep in the Heart Film Festival is set to kick off. The festival is in its first year and will be full of young filmmakers hoping to get their big-break and movie-lovers looking to catch a weekend full of film. 


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Billy Preston

Jan 22, 2017

Billy Preston's "Gospel in My Soul" -- a song filled with a sanctified beat and a screaming Hammond organ -- has all the makings of a gospel classic. (And close listeners would recognize it as the theme song for Shout!). In this episode, Robert Darden looks at the life and times of Billy Preston.


This Friday, you can kick off your weekend with the Brazos Theatre Group's latest murder mystery or head down to Common Grounds to catch Ryan Thomas perform. But here's plenty more to do this week and in the week ahead -- hear about it on this week's Act Locally Waco. 

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