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.

Legos were invented in 1949. The character of Batman, 10 years before that. “The Lego Movie” (2014) and this year’s “The Lego Batman Movie” riffed brilliantly on those storied histories — simultaneously mocking and honoring pop subcultures that have grown organically around millions of acts …

Last spring when I was in New York, I was walking through Madison Square the night I arrived and encountered a striking piece of public art called “Big Bling,” by contemporary sculptor Martin Puryear. It was in the middle of a lawn so you couldn’t just walk right up to it, but I circled it a…

Last spring when I was in New York, I was walking through Madison Square the night I arrived and encountered a striking piece of public art called “Big Bling,” by contemporary sculptor Martin Puryear. It was in the middle of a lawn so you couldn’t just walk right up to it, but I circled it a few times from the pathways, looking at it from different angles, and took some pictures. I initially didn’t know what to make of it, but I liked it.

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When it was learned the Foo Fighters had turned to a polished pop producer for their next album — a hitmaker for Sia, no less — you could be forgiven for fearing the band was shedding their hard-charging skin. After listening to “Concrete and Gold,” it’s clear that’s a bunch of fooey.

Women give, men take and the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety in director Darren Aronofsky’s “mother! “ It is an audacious, bold and fascinating fever dream of a film. It’s allegory for, well, everything (the environment, marriage, art, spirituality, you name it!), that will challenge, distress and edify anyone who chooses to submit themselves to this creation for two hours.

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo faces a busy fall: concerts in New Mexico, Texas, California, Nebraska, Oregon, Kentucky and Colorado. Travel abroad to concerts in Canada, Scotland, South Korea and Lebanon. Performances of works by Brahms, Ravel, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Strauss, Mozart and Bartok. Promotion of the Decca Gold album “Cliburn Gold 2017” containing his performances of Ravel’s “La Valse” and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Sonata.

First appearances can be deceiving in Vincent Terrell Durham’s play “The Fertile River,” beginning with the title: It’s not about a geographic feature or its agricultural value.

Of all the artists today who incorporate political content into what they do, the most widely known is Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist born in Beijing in 1957. He knows well the troubles that can plague artists in his homeland. In 1958, his family was sent to a labor camp because his father, an acclaimed poet, had run afoul of the government. A decade later, during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, his father was again censured and forced to be a communal toilet cleaner. Ai left China and lived in the United States from 1981 to 1993.

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There’s a reason that Stephen King’s 1986 novel about a demonic clown who terrorizes a group of children is called “It” and not “Him.” In King’s tale, which is now a feature film, it’s not the bogeyman, but fear itself — that ephemeral, foglike, ungraspable emotion — that haunts its pages. Oh, there’s a monster in the new movie — you’d have to be living under a rock not to have caught a glimpse of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in your Twitter feed lately — but he (or, rather, it) is never one thing, taking on the form of whatever scares you the most.

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

For some songwriters, there’s a deeper goal than entertaining and amusing their listeners, a side of the music and lyrics that speak to the soul and spirit.

I first heard their music when I played an arrangement of their tune “Black Cow” in high school jazz band. There was something about its jazzy grove that instantly intrigued me. But I already had my favorite music and was as comfortable in my tastes as any high school student.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Whenever country singer Thomas Rhett posts a video of his 1-year-old daughter, Willa Gray, or a photo of his wife, Lauren, on social media, Rhett’s dad, Rhett Akins, knows exactly what fans are saying in the comments.

The unfolding calamity of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Gulf Coast area this past week may shade the typical celebration for Labor Day weekend, the holiday that traditionally bookends the summer, but for those needing a break, however small, from the concern and human drama, there are plenty of opportunities.

As a historian, one of my pet peeves is when my fellow professionals write and speak about history as though other historians were their only audience. (None of my colleagues in the Baylor history department are like this, I hasten to add.)

Baylor University professor and gospel music authority Bob Darden will speak on “Music That Matters: The Enduring Power of Freedom Songs,” a lecture sponsored by the Historic Waco Foundation, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive. Free.

I can’t decide if I’m surprised by the news from late last week that all the members of the presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities had resigned. They cited as their reason the president’s comments following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, along with a host of other administration policy positions of which they disapproved.

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The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

Waco guitarist and band leader Classie Ballou has provided the live music for scores, if not hundreds, of good occasions during a five-decade career, so it’s only fitting that when he turns 80 years old, family and local musicians are returning the favor.

As I write these words I’m listening to a song called “Gentle on My Mind.” In 1967, a singer and guitarist named Glen Campbell won two Grammy Awards for his recording of it, along with two more that year for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” When he recorded these songs, Campbell was known in the business as a talented musician whose solo career just hadn’t taken off. Now it did.

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The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

If we have learned anything from the Cooking Channel, it’s that talent isn’t defined by the ingredients you use but what you do with them. By that measure, director David F. Sandberg is an alchemist of the first order, taking the base — even leaden — components of horror and whipping them into a shivery chiffon of dread.

The Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” rocked this year’s Tony Awards, putting it on a must-see list for those Waco theater mavens lucky enough to make it to New York. For those with no New York in their immediate future, “Dear Evan Hansen” seems likely destined for non-delivery in Waco.