For all those concerned that all the 25th anniversary revisitings of the 1993 Branch Davidian crisis would once again blacken Waco's eye, here's a bit of ratings news that might ease the worry.
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce has announced the lineup for this year's Texas Food Truck Showdown held March 17 at Heritage Square, so mouths can start watering.
The Waco Civic Theatre picked the musical "Hands On A Hardbody" a year ago, but its performance this and last weekend seems well-timed for the Trump years.
This year's Texas Educational Theater Association convention winds up Saturday in Galveston and three Waco-area theater teachers will be coming home with something new for their awards shelf or wall.
Oscar nominations came out this week — a lot of solid ones, I thought — and one of the critically acclaimed features of late 2018, "Phantom Thread" with Daniel Day-Lewis, is opening in Waco.
—"Dance, Dance, Dance!," Thursday's Waco Symphony Orchestra dance-themed concert, succeeded in getting listeners' toes tapping and heads nodding, with the visual accent of four dancers onstage a fitting punctuation.
Baylor University professors Allison and Joe Alford will be contestants on a Monday episode of the syndicated game show "Wheel of Fortune," shown at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 on KCEN-TV, Channel 6.
January is starting off true to form as a good movie month in Waco, when critically praised films that opened in larger cities trickle down to Waco-sized markets.
Several Central Texas choral groups bring their Christmas music to the small screen this week with televised specials by the Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International and Baylor School of Music's choirs and orchestra.
Lots of movies scurrying about in the aftermath of last week's "The Last Jedi" release and with six movies opening this week — two today, four on Friday — some have to leave.
Coming in the formidable shadow of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this Friday (well, Thursday night) is the highly rated "The Disaster Artist" with James Franco directing and playing Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric creator/producer of "The Room," considered by many one of the worst movies ever made.
Maybe this is a sign that movie theater chain AMC is giving smaller, acclaimed films a showing before the Godzilla of December movies, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," opens Dec. 15, but the critically praised movies "Lady Bird" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" arrive at Waco's AMC…
Opera singer Renee Fleming charmed a full Waco Hall with more than her voice at Tuesday's Waco Symphony Orchestra concert, complementing lovely singing with an engaging onstage manner that had audience members singing, even whistling along.
Waco's smaller screens will host three independent films — well, two films and a television special — Wednesday and Thursday that showcase subjects that normally don't get a lot of attention.
Lest attention should lag in its hugely popular series "Fixer Upper" with Waco's Chip and Joanna Gaines, HGTV dropped a sizable tease about the final season in David L. Haynes' HGTV blog.
For those fans of Al Gore's 2006 documentary on climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth," the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate Change will screen the 2017 follow-up "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" for free at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Waco Hippodrome.
The remaining performances of Baylor Theatre's "Crazy For You" are sold out and that's a good and bad thing - good in that sellouts are always good for a theater and bad in that this confection of an entertainment has an end.
Half of the characters in Arthur Miller's drama "All My Sons" fall near the age of the actors in its McLennan Theatre, the twentysomething children of the Keller and Deever families, but it's the actors playing the parents who provide the play's emotional gravity.
Some readers had asked last week why "Battle of the Sexes" didn't open in Waco where it had in other cities. I didn't know — because, Waco? — but suggested it might at a later date.
Two bands that played at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, where a gunman killed 56 people Sunday night, intend on coming to the HOT Fair and Rodeo.
In a brilliant performance of Brahms' Second Piano Concerto with the Waco Symphony Orchestra Thursday night, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo displayed the impressive musicality that results when both head and heart drive well-trained hands.
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.
Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson, a winner of the Grammy Award's Lifetime Achievement award, will come to Waco next month for an Oct. 19 concert at the Waco Hippodrome.
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.
Those who liked "Hell Or High Water," the film written by Taylor Sheridan, cousin of McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara — and I'm one who really liked it as well as Sheridan's Oscar nomination for best original screenplay — may want to know that Sheridan's next film, "Wind River," open…
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…
Single tickets for the Waco Symphony Orchestra's Nov. 7 concert with soprano Renee Fleming and the Aug. 26 Margarita & Salsa Festival went on sale Aug. 1.
McLennan Community College guitar instructor Jon Fox has recorded and released his arrangements of songs from MCC's "Songs For Kenny" concert this spring.
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."
—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.
The word came out today that the DIY Network has picked up Clint and Kelly Harp's proposed television series "Wood Work" and will air it beginning in early 2018.
South Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, winner of this year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will play with the Waco Symphony Orchestra in September.