music

St. OIaf Choir Brings Sacred Chorale Music to Waco

Feb 3, 2016
Courtesy of St. Olaf Choir

Faith, service, ministry, and hope. These are the words the St. Olaf Choir has lived by for more than a century.  The chorale group will bring those elements to their performance at Baylor University this week. KWBU’s Stephanie Lee takes a closer look at what has kept the group running all these years.

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll hear about a longstanding music program at Mission Waco. But the kids that go through this program aren’t just learning how to craft songs, they’re also learning to cope and deal with the problems they face day-to-day. That’s because these kids are high-risk youth, and Pastor Gabriel Dominguez, who leads the program, is helping them, through music.


Jill Ament

Young Waco artists and musicians used to hang out at Beatnix coffee house before it closed its doors in 2012. KWBU’s Jill Ament says the former owners are trying to open back up – this time in the heart of Waco.


In his own words, Sammy Davis, Jr. was "the only black, Puerto Rican, one-eyed, Jewish entertainer in the world."

His daughter, Tracey Davis, shares memories and details of his life in her new book, Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father. It's based on conversations Davis had with her father as he battled throat cancer near the end of his life.