Benefits to help those in need almost comes as second nature to many musicians and so it's no surprise that musicians across Texas have been organizing to meet the enormous need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that struck Houston and much of the Texas Gulf Coast. 

A story in The Oklahoman has actor Hal Holbrook announcing that he's stepping down from performing as American author and humorist Mark Twain, a role he's filled for more than a half century.

Texas country singer (and Lorena native) Holly Tucker had plenty to sing about last Friday, more than the usual Friday night show: Tucker took home four awards from the East Texas Music Awards held Sept. 8 in Bullard.

I'm trying to avoid wind and wave metaphors these days, but there are a bunch of movies leaving town by Thursday to make room for horror feature "It," "Home Again" and "True To The Day" — six by my count.

Waco native and Richfield High grad Tim Allen brings his blues/rock band Bluestime and several Waco-inspired songs to a Saturday gig at Ace's.

Actress and singer Barbara Cook, who died Tuesday, sang on one of the first albums I remember as a child. She was the voice of Marian Paroo, the River City librarian, on the original cast soundtrack of "The Music Man" and while her silvery soprano made an impression, I probably was more focu…

KWTX-TV's two Vietnam War documentaries, "We Can't Forget Vietnam" and "From The Ashes Of Vietnam," continue to bring the station honors and attention.

The week ahead sees premieres of two made-in-Waco movies, screenings of past film festival shorts and the departure of several features washed away by "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

— Saturday's matinee of "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at the Jubilee Theatre  had a first for me: a full house that missed a sellout by only a few seats.

—I go on statewide radio around lunchtime today (Monday, June 26) to talk with the public radio program "Texas Standard" about reaction to the upcoming mini-series "Waco" and the yet-untitled film about the same subject.

Those who thought themselves lucky — or perhaps blessed — to see gospel and rhythm-and-blues great Mavis Staples perform last month in Waco may want to prepare for a second dose coming this summer: Gospel music icon and pastor Shirley Caesar will sing in Waco on July 8.

Benefits to help those in need almost comes as second nature to many musicians and so it's no surprise that musicians across Texas have been organizing to meet the enormous need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that struck Houston and much of the Texas Gulf Coast. 

A story in The Oklahoman has actor Hal Holbrook announcing that he's stepping down from performing as American author and humorist Mark Twain, a role he's filled for more than a half century.

Texas country singer (and Lorena native) Holly Tucker had plenty to sing about last Friday, more than the usual Friday night show: Tucker took home four awards from the East Texas Music Awards held Sept. 8 in Bullard.

I'm trying to avoid wind and wave metaphors these days, but there are a bunch of movies leaving town by Thursday to make room for horror feature "It," "Home Again" and "True To The Day" — six by my count.

Waco native and Richfield High grad Tim Allen brings his blues/rock band Bluestime and several Waco-inspired songs to a Saturday gig at Ace's.

Actress and singer Barbara Cook, who died Tuesday, sang on one of the first albums I remember as a child. She was the voice of Marian Paroo, the River City librarian, on the original cast soundtrack of "The Music Man" and while her silvery soprano made an impression, I probably was more focu…

KWTX-TV's two Vietnam War documentaries, "We Can't Forget Vietnam" and "From The Ashes Of Vietnam," continue to bring the station honors and attention.

The week ahead sees premieres of two made-in-Waco movies, screenings of past film festival shorts and the departure of several features washed away by "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

— Saturday's matinee of "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at the Jubilee Theatre  had a first for me: a full house that missed a sellout by only a few seats.

—I go on statewide radio around lunchtime today (Monday, June 26) to talk with the public radio program "Texas Standard" about reaction to the upcoming mini-series "Waco" and the yet-untitled film about the same subject.

Those who thought themselves lucky — or perhaps blessed — to see gospel and rhythm-and-blues great Mavis Staples perform last month in Waco may want to prepare for a second dose coming this summer: Gospel music icon and pastor Shirley Caesar will sing in Waco on July 8.