Art and Culture

Art and culture

What's Happening in the Waco Arts Scene?

Apr 3, 2017

Arts are important to our community.  And there is so much going on.

You can find out about so many of the events through a number of events calendars.

Act Locally Waco  - ActLocallyWaco.org

Waco Trib events calendar

and Waco and the Heart of Texas

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden takes us through a protest spiritual with a hidden message of freedom, Roll Jordan Roll. 

 


  Novel by Vladimir Nabokov presents a quandary for this reviewer

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Kumbayah

Mar 26, 2017

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about the First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church Senior Choir No. 1. On one of the group's records you'll find a rousing rendition of the spiritual "Come By Here Lord", or as it's more famously known as "Kumbayah." 


A delightful collection of illustrated poems written around the turn of the 20th century


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Didn't it Rain?

Mar 19, 2017

The close-harmony groups of the 1940s created a distinctive sound, using their voices to emulate bass guitars, drums, and even trains. You can hear that styling on the track "Didn't it Rain" by the little-known Southern Harmonizers. The song is an upbeat retelling of the story of Noah and the ark. 


  The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, who writes a novel of Anna Wulf writing a novel 

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden shows us "Travelin' Up" by the Singinaires. Released on the little-known Glad-Hamp Record Label, "Travelin' Up" is a joyful, easygoing gospel gem. 


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.


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