Art and Culture

Art and culture

Compelling story of a woman suffering from anorexia, and the cultural struggles she faces.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: What are Spirituals?

Oct 23, 2016

On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Robert Darden explores what spirituals could have sounded like. The technology to record these songs was nonexistent during the 1800s, but versions of the spirituals were sung in the 20th century. 

Events: October 21 - 27

Oct 21, 2016

It's slowly beginning to feel like fall here in Texas and there's plenty outdoor and indoor events to keep you busy this week in Wacotown. From a handful of races and walks to the regular Monday documentary screenings at the Waco Hippodrome, find out everything going on in this week's episode. 


Wondrous prose of an M.D. studying a newly discovered South Pacific tribe.

  

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Mass Choir

Oct 16, 2016

On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Robert Darden explores the sounds of mass choir and the difficulties of recording these large groups.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: What is Gospel?

Oct 14, 2016

In Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories -- and plays recordings -- from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. This series will explore the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel", providing cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their community, and the influence they have had on the rest of American music. In this first episode: what's gospel?


There's plenty to do this week in Wacotown, and you can find out about it all  on this episode of Act Locally Waco. 


Suspenseful story of a single mother, an impulsive marriage, and dark secret.


There's plenty to do this weekend in Wacotown, and to get your weekend started off you can check out the Silobration at Magnolia Market. You can also check out the "Welcome to Waco" pop up event, which is part of First Friday in Downtown Waco. Find out about all the week's happenings on this edition of Act Locally Waco. 


Story of a farm family moving west from Connecticut and ending up in Ohio.


Events: Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

Sep 30, 2016

It's officially fall here in Central Texas and that means cooler temps for all the outdoor activities to do this week, like the Cultural Arts Fest. You can also check out the Author Alley series at the Central Library. Find out about all the happenings in this weeks Act Locally Waco. 


In this special episode of Likely Stories, Jim McKeown interviews Grace Tiffany, author of Gunpowder Percy.
 


There's plenty to do in the week ahead in Wacotown, from the Brazo's Theatre Group's latest show to a handful of documentary screenings at the Hippodrome. Learn about all the happenings in this week's Act Locally Waco. 
 

Wonderful memoir of a child’s desire to become a writer and how she achieved her goal.

This week there's plenty to keep you busy in Wacotown. You can head to the grand openings of the Waco Hispanic Museum and the East Waco Library, or check out the Heart of Texas Airshow or MDA's Chillin and Grillin at Indian Spring Park. But that's not all there is, find out more in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 


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