Art and Culture

Art and culture

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.


Two brothers and their wives meet for a dinner to discuss the behavior of two of their children.

    

Learn about the House of Beauty record label. 


A selection of books for everyone’s tastes.

    

Roscoe is the living embodiment of Southern black music history.


Woman, abandoned by her partner, faces challenges raising her child alone.


The Rev. Cleophus Robinson hails from the famous Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church of St. Louis - and it's really hard to separate the two. 


Events June 2 - 8

Jun 2, 2017

Another eventful week in Waco with the mini book sale, free community fishing day at the Waco Wetlands, a game maker collective, RiverSounds at MCC, the Wade Bowen Music Festival.  You can see a full calendar of events at ActLocallyWaco.org.


An intimate look at the lives of four slaves in 1840s Tennessee

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