Art and Culture

Art and culture

An absorbing tale of Dmitri Shostakovich caught in a web of a political nightmare.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Pop IQ

Nov 14, 2016

How good is your pop music IQ? Did you know many notable R&B, Soul and Pop singers got their start in gospel music?


Events: November 11 - 17

Nov 11, 2016

There's plenty to do in Wacotown in the week ahead. Tonight you can join the Downtown Waco Farmer's Market as they celebrate its 5th anniversary. There's also a wide range  of theatrical performances, from "The Little Mermaid" to "Rapunzel." But that's not all, hear about all the happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco. 


Delightful and heart-wrenching story of love lost and of love found.


"The Old Ship of Zion" is a favorite of Shout! host Bob Darden. In this episode Darden explores the history of this "haunting" version of an ancient spiritual. 


Events: November 4 - 10

Nov 4, 2016

This is the first week of November and there's plenty fall activities to keep you busy in Wacotown. Find out about all the week's happenings, from 5Ks to the Waco-McLennan County Library Book fair, on this episode of Act Locally Waco. 


A large cast of characters try to survive in a “rust-belt” town in New York.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Civil Rights

Oct 30, 2016

On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Robert Darden looks at the intersection of gospel and politics. As early as the 1940s, some artists were placing political messages on the b-sides of their records. 


Events: October 28 - November 3

Oct 28, 2016

It's Halloween weekend and there's plenty of spooktacular events to keep you busy. The Waco Hippodrome will be screening "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", several groups in town will be hosting fall fairs and have trick-or-treat events. But that's not all -- find out about all the local happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco.


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?


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