If poetry consists of the best words in the best order, a definition attributed to 19th century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, this weekend will feature more best words and more best orders than usual in Waco.
Rain dripping, ocean waves crashing on the shore, river rapids, even the silent fluttering of butterflies — all make music to Waco musician Sandi Horton, who translates them into a different music when she composes.
Drake and Kanye West — two reigning kings of pop music — both flooded the American consciousness with music this summer in strikingly different manners.
Not since Anima against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”
Printing limitations and cost drove comic book artists to strong colors, less subtlety and bold lines to tell their stories. The pop art movement that arose in the 1960s used the limited palette and bold graphics of mass media and advertising to catch eyes and make a statement in art galleries.
Vistors to Historic Waco Foundation’s East Terrace house will find something transparent missing from “A Fashionable Past,” the exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories drawn from the foundation’s considerable collection: the glass.
In the new Paramount Network series “Yellowstone,” the Dutton family owns the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, a swath of Montana wild that’s comparable in size to Rhode Island.
Writer and director Boots Riley’s crackling first film “Sorry to Bother You” may just be the craziest movie of the year. Fierce, provocative and bold, it’s a challenging social statement about race and capitalism wrapped in a colorful, magical realist coating that will leave your head spinning. It is not perfect — far from it — and really goes off the rails at the end, but its ideas and impact are undeniable.
There’s an oppressive bleakness to the brutal action-thriller “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” But with faces like Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, what are you going to do?
For a few shining minutes, “Uncle Drew” is the movie it surely intended to be: funny and clever, quick and snappy, and most of all, fun — all infused with love for the great sport of basketball.
It’s the fourth year at Touchdown Alley for Waco’s Fourth on the Brazos celebration and organizers are expecting largely a hometown crowd for the midweek holiday.
The farmer and the rancher figure how to be friends yet again in this weekend’s Waco Children’s Theatre production of “Oklahoma!,” but the musical also provides a chance for friends made by the children’s theater summer camp to revisit those memories.
Singing got Connie Smith into country music some 50 years ago, made her a star and still gives her joy in front of an audience.
Though much of Texas country mourned at George Strait’s 2014 announcement that he would retire, country singer Derek Spence found a silver lining.
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Two months after securing a downtown building, Art Center of Waco board members and supporters are gearing up for the next phase of a project with green its predominant color: fundraising.
Here’s the good news: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom “ is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with Chris Pratt’s high-wattage charisma on full blast and a fair amount of self-aware humor intact, there are certainly worse ways to spend a couple hours in the air-conditioned multiplex this summer.
The second “u” in Rumours signals something different that the rest of the band’s show name explains: “The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show.”
Years of teaching high school theater gave Chad Kennedy an ear for teenage dialogue, so when he came across playwright Lauren Gunderson’s two-person play “I And You,” the sound of it sold him.
Those looking to visit noteworthy out-of-town museum and gallery shows can take in a new exhibit of rarely seen dinosaur fossils and replicas opening this weekend in Dallas while a San Antonio show of Egyptian animal mummies heads toward its close.
A new downtown Waco mural is in the works, and 10 Waco Independent School District students will present their design to developer Shane Turner for approval Monday.
Americana is the broad umbrella under which Texas singer-songwriters Shakey Graves and Paul Cauthen fit, but authenticity may be their greater connection: Both create the music they want and in the way that they want.
It’s the sort of family reunion that makes one squirm to live through or, if on the outside, laugh at the familiarity of it: The child who returns to a smaller hometown after life in the big city.
Waco’s Juneteenth Family Fun Day, already one of the state’s larger Juneteenth celebrations, expands into an Extravaganza this year, with three days of activities and performances by the platinum-selling ’90s soul and hip-hop group Dru Hill and gospel singer Myron Butler.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If the term “outlaw country” evokes images of Willie Nelson’s hippie braids or Waylon Jennings’ “Honky Tonk Heroes,” then you’ll want to see a new museum exhibit offering a deeper look at the poets, pickers and characters that revolutionized country music in the 1970s.
Creepy, creepy, creepy. Writer-director Ari Aster makes an impressively unnerving debut with “Hereditary,” a meticulously crafted horror thriller starring Toni Collette.
For Austin band Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes, it’s all about the party. Or the show. Or whatever it takes to get an audience on their feet, happy and leaving with a good feeling.
Sundae Drivers and Los Roachez, two Waco-area bands familar to local clubs and stages, take the weekend’s headliner slots at The Backyard downtown, giving fans live doses of Americana, rock, country and blues.
“The Rider,” a marvelous film by Chloé Zhao, tells the story of rodeo horseman Brady Blackburn, who, after suffering a near-fatal head injury after being stepped on by a bucking bronco, must find his place within a world where the phrase “ride or die” takes on real, high-stakes meaning.
The tragic 1912 sinking of the luxury ocean liner RMS Titanic with the loss of some 2,200 passengers is a story that still captivates modern-day imaginations.
A milestone birthday merits something special. That’s why Texas country musician and Waco native Wade Bowen is changing some things for his annual Bowen MusicFest, which turns 20 this Sunday.
Texas country singer-songwriter Kyle Park says the title of his new album, "Don't Forget Where You Came From," explains in part the change in sound from his last album, "The Blue Roof Sessions."
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The Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer travels for many families, some of whom might be looking for a museum or art gallery visit to work into a city visit.
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.
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.
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 Brazos Theatre cast performing this weekend is accustomed to making up lines and situations in their regular mix of improv comedy and murder mysteries.
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.
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?”
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.
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.