Just as Waco has shifted in out-of-town perception to become a tourist destination, Waco art sellers and artists are hopeful for another change in mind: Waco as a place to buy fine art.
The pop-rock musical “Bare” playing Friday and Saturday at the Waco Civic Theatre aims at young teens and adults, but not because of anything suggested by its title.
Spring, as Ted Nugent might put it, is the time when great shaggy beasts shake off winter’s sluggishness and, with hot blood pumping through their veins, go forth to stalk the land.
If there’s one takeaway from “Solo: A Star Wars Story ,” it’s that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia.
The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir, which has traveled the world entertaining and leading praise, will continue its Texas swing with a stop Thursday evening at St. Eugene Catholic Church in McGregor.
At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real “Deadpool” fans know to stick around until the ushers toss them out.
Jane Fonda said recently that “Book Club” was the most fun she’s ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates — namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen — but may also have been referring to the wine. There is lots and lots of fine wine in “Book Club” — in fact, it seems like nobody’s allowed to have a conversation after 4 p.m. without an oversized glass of Chardonnay.
Art will go beyond surface delight to issues of literacy and communication in two community projects with public receptions Thursday.
Predicting May weather in Waco for the annual Pints in the Park is a gambler’s game, but the remaining elements of Saturday’s edition — Texas barbecue, beer and live honky-tonk music — surely rate as a Texas trifecta.
The start of a national tour always is a big thing, but the concert that kicked off the current “Jesus, I Believe” tour for Christian worship band Big Daddy Weave was more memorable than usual: a Carnegie Hall performance backed by a 250-voice choir.
The Brazos Theatre cast performing this weekend is accustomed to making up lines and situations in their regular mix of improv comedy and murder mysteries.
When Melissa McCarthy, as the newly divorced, 40-something mom Deanna in “Life of the Party,” decides to re-enroll in college, my seatmate at a recent screening turned to me with a question about McCarthy’s choice of major: “What the heck is she going to do with a degree in archaeology?”
There is one perfect moment in “Breaking In “ that one goes to see a movie like “Breaking In” for and it comes relatively early on.
For a writer and performer whose songs have provided inspiration for millions of Christians, Michael W. Smith found himself at a strange place more than a year ago: creatively blocked and several years past his last album, released in 2014.
As Waco artist Marsha Wilson knows, jokes and puns come with the territory: Her art is hot. She’s burning to make more. Her work is smoking.
Shotgun Rider, the Texas duo of Logan Samford and Anthony Enriquez, knows the task ahead — building a base in Texas and beyond — means introducing fans to two distinctives, the band’s West Texas-lonesome sound and its name.
The title character of Jason Reitman’s “Tully” descends not from the clouds, carried by an umbrella in the wind, but glides cheerfully through the front door on a black night. She arrives just as Marlo (Charlize Theron), the mother of two plus an unplanned-for newborn, is reaching the limits of exhaustion.
For a musical set in a specific time period, the 1950s, “Grease” and its high school story of romance and mild rebellion has proven remarkably timeless.
Tejano icon Little Joe Hernandez admits that though he lives in Temple, he doesn’t play many dates for his Waco neighbors.
The Central Texas Choral Society will do its part to mark the centennial of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein by performing his “Chichester Psalms” in its spring concert Monday night at Truett Seminary’s Powell Chapel.
New food trucks offer baked potatoes with fillings and toppings, and Middle Eastern dishes served as a wrap or over rice.
The Waco Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 season will revisit several popular past performers, particularly Grammy Award winning pop/jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, and add well-known actor Henry Winkler as a narrator for the season closer.
Baylor University Film and Digital Media students put their work on public display Friday night with the annual Black Glasses Film Festival held at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave.
It’s not just wine stimulating the senses at the Waco Winery Tasting Room and Rooftop Patio, but sound and sight from its small stage.
Atlanta saxophonist Mace Hibbard performs with the Waco Jazz Orchestra on Monday night, but with a different status: distinguished guest artist rather than talented Waco High School student.
McLennan Theatre will stage its production of “The Wind In The Willows” on the banks of the Bosque River this weekend, but the river setting is meant more for atmosphere than reenactment.
When the band Honest Men opens for Kings Kaleidoscope Sunday night at Common Grounds, they’ll know the territory: The band started three years ago at Baylor University and Common Grounds was a basic venue.
Live music and award recognitions combine Friday night at the Music Association of Central Texas’ annual Groovy Awards, held at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum.
The band names Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and California Honeydrops offer no clues to the style of music they perform — horn-driven swing and infectious rhythm-and-blues/soul, respectively — but both suggest an easygoing, fun vibe for their audiences.
Those who’ve ever wondered what the animated television series “The Simpsons” would look like after 75 years — I know, a pressing question — “Mr. Burns — a Post-Electric Play” offers some answers.
Texas country star Pat Green comes back to Waco’s The Backyard April 27 with a new album of his songs. That’s not unusual, but who’s singing them is: a Who’s Who of Texas country.
Texas country singer-songwriter Josh Grider returns to his former musical stomping grounds of Waco Saturday night to open for Josh Abbott and his band at The Backyard in what Grider jokingly refers to as “a night of two Joshes.”
The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill
Atlanta-based comic, rapper and online personality DC Young Fly headlines shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave.
The Art Center of Waco moved a major step closer to a downtown home this week with the completed purchase of a South Eighth Street property and building.
“Color Me You,” the indie film with China Spring’s Kaley Caperton Melcer as its lead, arrives in Waco this week with a five-day run that starts Sunday at the Waco Hippodrome. Color her happy.
Viewers may be forgiven for being confused by Wes Anderson’s movies. Constructed with dollhouse fastidiousness, their hyper-symmetrical, squared-off tableaus dressed with gorgeous textures and color palettes — and their clipped dialogue delivered with deadpan sincerity — they depict a universe with only glancing resemblance to the real world.
Texas country singer Cody Johnson looks at Saturday’s concert at the Extraco Events Center where he’s headlining a lineup of Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan and Shotgun Rider, and thinks how far he’s come in Waco.
In many performing art circles, the year 2018 has special meaning. This would have been the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, one of the most important and celebrated musicians in American history.
Nashville country singer Maggie Rose has been playing and performing for more than 10 years, but Thursday night marks something new: her first show in Waco.
For those who can’t get enough anniversary coverage of the Branch Davidian raid, siege and fire, the Smithsonian Channel offers up one more documentary look.
Neck flexibility exercises may help an anticipated 50,000 fans prepare for this weekend’s Heart of Texas Airshow at Texas State Technical College, which promises plenty to look at on land and in the air.
Art gets an additional tea Saturday as the annual Art on Elm arts festival adds an Elm Tea Fest, complete with an afternoon tea party.
Gaetano Donizetti’s 1840 comic opera “The Daughter of the Regiment” returns to a Waco stage Friday and Saturday as McLennan Opera’s spring production.
The audience at the Waco Symphony Orchestra’s season-closing April 12 concert at Waco Hall likely will recognize the music, passages from more than a dozen movie themes and soundtracks.
Navy Band Southwest's pop/rock ensemble The Destroyers plays a free Navy Week concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets required for seating, available at wacohippodrome.com/events.
David Rovics sings to educate, motivate and entertain, all during the same show or rally, but, then, that’s what an activist folksinger does.
Performer Johnny Lovett wants to save the sounds of country music’s greats and the vault is his voice.
Spring weather is bringing more than flowers and Waco music fans might want to stock up on insect repellent with regional and national acts scheduled for outdoor night concerts, many set along the Brazos River’s stretch through Waco.