There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-out, designer-label, crazy-rich opulence often characteristic of rom-coms yet extreme enough here to make even C…
Comic William Lee Martin still answers to Cowboy Bill, the nickname a grandfather gave to him, but the salty language that once peppered his routines no longer is something he hangs his hat on.
Austin singer-songwriter Kelly Willis says it’s been quite the year since she and her husband and fellow musician Bruce Robison performed in Waco, a year marked by anxiety in good and bad shades.
In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. He would send a white co-worker to play him for in-person meetings as part of the wild undercover operation, but Stallworth was the one on the phone, insisting his hatred for non-white races with everyone from the local chapter members to the KKK’s “grand wizard” David Duke himself.
We’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies.
Texas country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney is no stranger to two-stepping and partying — her current tour with Ward Davis is titled “High on Honky Tonk” — but she’s also not one to side-step the harder places of life in her music.
When Waco musician, promoter and The Backyard co-owner Brian Brown decided to celebrate his 50th birthday with music and friends, he picked a Waco duo that’s all about using the former to make the latter.
Married With Sea Monsters, the Waco indie rock band with the indefinable name, returns to town after a two-year hiatus, performing with three other bands at a Saturday night show at Spin Connection.
Waco native Johnathan Newton felt that for all his love of gaming, comics and cosplaying, as a person of color he didn’t quite fit at a comics or gaming convention.
Slow Rise Slice House
Lynnette Geary initially teaches students to play the carillon on a modified electric keyboard.
From the get-go, “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” a Kate McKinnon-Mila Kunis buddy spy comedy, has two things going for it.
Despite a similar title, “Christopher Robin” is in no way to be confused with “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” last fall’s soberly fact-based drama about the relationship between “Winnie-the-Pooh” author A.A. Milne and his son. (Christopher Robin Milne, as you may remember, was the inspiration for the famous stuffed bear’s human companion, a small British boy called Christopher Robin.)
August heat usually means an entertainment slowdown in Waco, but at the Hippodrome, August means heating up.
“We can end the violence” — it’s no surprise that Kristen Kelly’s Believe logo will be a frequent sight Saturday.
Melvin Schuetz quips that he has one foot in the past and the other in the future.
The vibrantly colored origami cranes taking flight against a sky of patterned gold, blue and black on the side of a downtown Waco building mean different things to different people.
Work by world-famous British street artist Banksy will come to Waco’s Cultivate 7twelve art space this September in a multimedia event organizers say will boost Waco’s arts profile and provide a catalyst for arts conversations.
And so, fellow moviegoers: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what Tom Cruise can — and will — do for you.
Twenty years after scoring breakout success with his song “I’ll Be,” country/pop singer-songwriter Edwin McCain finds rewards in the smaller details of life.
It’s hard to sum up the Nashville musical duo Dailey & Vincent in a few words. Dailey & Vincent, for instance, is short for Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, but they’re more than two performers, often playing with a backing band, as they will at their Aug. 2 show at the Waco Hippodrome.
On the menu: Wraps, salads, waffles, fresh cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, smoothies.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field this June, Kenny Chesney flew in a large group of VIP guests to visit with him before performing for some 55,000 fans. They weren’t music industry bigwigs.
For those who grew up with the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” the Waco Civic Theatre’s summer production offers something that the movie doesn’t have: a three-dimensional experience.
Texas country singer-songwriter Wade Bowen has been on The Backyard’s stage several times before and has shared a stage with fellow musician Randy Roberts even more times, but Wednesday’s “Hold My Beer and Watch This” show will have special resonance.
Hayden Smith, lead singer for the Waco band When Forever Ends, admits that coffeehouse Common Grounds, the venue for his band’s show on Saturday night, doesn’t readily spring to mind when thinking of Christian heavy metal rock.
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.
The Raleigh and The Hightop at the Waco Hippodrome
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.
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.
Milo All Day
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.
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.