Art and Culture

Art and culture

An important reminder of the horrors of nuclear conflagration. 

"Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is often considered a spiritual, but this Christmastime song isn't actually a spiritual at all. In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden tells us about the song, and we hear The Harmonizing Four's rendition of it. 

Engrossing and thought provoking novel of a cognitive scientist examining his life.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Black Nativity

Dec 19, 2016

Some of the most well-known spirituals revolve around Christmas. These songs - like "Mary, Whatcha Gonna Call That Pretty Little Baby" -- were featured in the 1961 off-broadway premiere of Black Nativity. 

Events: December 16 - 22

Dec 16, 2016

This week there's plenty chances to catch Santa around town, so don't miss out. But there's also plenty of other holiday events to keep you busy, from the Waco children's Theater's produciton of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to seasonal concerts. Find out about those events and more on this week's Act Locally Waco. 

Latest collection of Billy Collins offers a slight detour from his usual humor.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Gospel Quartets

Dec 11, 2016

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden takes us to Birmingham, Alabama, where we hear the sounds of one of the area's greatest gospel quartets, Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes. 

Events: December 9 - 15

Dec 9, 2016

This week you can wrap yourself up in the holiday cheer with events and activities throughout Wacotown, from the Brazos Theatre's Christmas Carol radio show to Waco Wonderland. But there's plenty more to keep  you busy this week. Find out about all the happenings on Act Locally Waco. 

Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity

Most everybody admires Aretha Franklin, but who does the music icon look to for inspiration? In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about The Davis Sisters, a group who specialized in "hard gospel".

Four young girls, all named Guinevere, navigate living in a convent.


Waco Baha'i Center Shows Advocacy Through Art

Nov 30, 2016

Scrawled on walls in cities like New York, Rio De Janeiro, and London are the words “education is not a crime.” You can now find that phrase in Waco. It’s part of an international awareness campaign. KWBU sat down with the mural's artist and a member of the Baha'i Center to find out more. 

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Jubilee

Nov 28, 2016

Remember Doo-Wop? In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden takes a look at jubilee, a gospel music styling that could be the root of Doo-Wop, the popular 1950s genre. 

A moving collection of poems of reflection on women’s issues

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Vinyl

Nov 21, 2016

On this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about vinyl. Most every audiophile knows the two most common sizes were the seven-inch 35 rpm and the 12-inch 45 rpm. But there's another, lesser-know size: the 16 inch.