Art and Culture

Art and culture

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. 

Events: March 3 - 9

Mar 3, 2017

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.

Events: February 17 - 23

Feb 17, 2017

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." 

Events: February 10 - 16

Feb 10, 2017

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.

Events: February 3 - 9

Feb 3, 2017

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.