Art and Culture

Art and culture

Noted gospel music historian Dr. Mellonee Burning said that if gospel music is to flourish for another 100 years, it's all up to the African American church choirs, especially the youth choirs.  


Mesmerizing tale of a group of citizens of Holt, Colorado, by an amazing writer.


Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls and Johnny Taylor all spent time as part of the Highway QC's.  The group is still going strong today.


Chicago and Birmingham will always be hot beds of gospel music, but gospel music has flourished across the U.S.  for decades.


Events July 21- 27

Jul 21, 2017

Cool summer Night with Art and Jazz, The Tex-Mex Comedy Tour, TriWaco Triathlon, and Independent Movie Monday are a few things happening in Waco this week.  


Delightful story of an editor at The New Yorker obsessed with punctuation and pencils.


Gospel's music's most prolific artist is, no question, the Reverend James Cleveland. 


The 8th Annual Coryell Creek Critters Barbecue Cookoff, Texas Sports Hall of Fame Book Festival, Brazos River Sharkfest Swim, Lunch with Master Gardeners and more in this edition of Act Locally Waco. 


A heartbreaking story of a young girl who escapes the terrors of her homeland.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Doris Akers

Jul 9, 2017

Doris Akers was a Gospel Hall of Fame vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger and choir director. From 1945 to 1995 she worked with Gospels best loved artists.


Final installment of Soul at the White Heat: Obsession, Inspiration, and the Writing Life.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Highway QC's

Jul 2, 2017

If the only thing you know about The Highway QC's is that they were the group that Sam Cook left to join the Soul Stirrers, then you've missed out on some seriously great gospel music. 


Story of a child who overcomes a tremendous birth defect.


The Golden Age of Gospel music was also the Golden Age of Gospel Quartets.


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