When Texas country singer-songwriter (and Waco native) Wade Bowen announced names and a new location for this year's 20th anniversary edition back in March, he mentioned more would be coming as contracts got approved and finalized.

The Funny Farm Family, one of the Art Center of Waco's more eclectic and iconic sculptures, turns 50 years old this year and the artist who made it, Austin's Bob Wade, plans to throw a party for it Saturday.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces this year's Oscar winners on Sunday night, March 4, which means this weekend may offer the best local - and possibly last - chance to see some of the Best Picture nominations.

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.

—"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.

The second shoe of the 25-year retrospectives of the Branch Davidian raid. siege and fire drops Thursday night with ABC's two-hour "Truth and Lies" episode at 8 p.m.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…