Art and Culture

Art and culture

This week you can wrap yourself up in the holiday cheer with events and activities throughout Wacotown, from the Brazos Theatre's Christmas Carol radio show to Waco Wonderland. But there's plenty more to keep you busy this week. Find out about all the happenings on Act Locally Waco.

Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity

Most everybody admires Aretha Franklin, but who does the music icon look to for inspiration? In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about The Davis Sisters, a group who specialized in "hard gospel".

Four young girls, all named Guinevere, navigate living in a convent.

Scrawled on walls in cities like New York, Rio De Janeiro, and London are the words “education is not a crime.” You can now find that phrase in Waco. It’s part of an international awareness campaign. KWBU sat down with the mural's artist and a member of the Baha'i Center to find out more.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Jubilee

Nov 28, 2016

Remember Doo-Wop? In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden takes a look at jubilee, a gospel music styling that could be the root of Doo-Wop, the popular 1950s genre.

A moving collection of poems of reflection on women’s issues

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Vinyl

Nov 21, 2016

On this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about vinyl. Most every audiophile knows the two most common sizes were the seven-inch 35 rpm and the 12-inch 45 rpm. But there's another, lesser-know size: the 16 inch.

An absorbing tale of Dmitri Shostakovich caught in a web of a political nightmare.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Pop IQ

Nov 14, 2016

How good is your pop music IQ? Did you know many notable R&B, Soul and Pop singers got their start in gospel music?

Events: November 11 - 17

Nov 11, 2016

There's plenty to do in Wacotown in the week ahead. Tonight you can join the Downtown Waco Farmer's Market as they celebrate its 5th anniversary. There's also a wide range of theatrical performances, from "The Little Mermaid" to "Rapunzel." But that's not all, hear about all the happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco.

Delightful and heart-wrenching story of love lost and of love found.

"The Old Ship of Zion" is a favorite of Shout! host Bob Darden. In this episode Darden explores the history of this "haunting" version of an ancient spiritual.

Events: November 4 - 10

Nov 4, 2016

This is the first week of November and there's plenty fall activities to keep you busy in Wacotown. Find out about all the week's happenings, from 5Ks to the Waco-McLennan County Library Book fair, on this episode of Act Locally Waco.

A large cast of characters try to survive in a “rust-belt” town in New York.

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