Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan’s slow-burn comic book send-up “Unbreakable.” A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta (i.e. brittle …
Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This is a film made by a non-historian for an audience of non-historians, he says. There are no dates, names or locations. Neither are there an…
Austin-area singer-songwriter Austin Meade doesn’t quite fit the stereotype of a Texas country performer with his long hair, half-arm of tattoos and an affinity for loud rock guitars, but that’s because stereotypes can mislead.
Once both Baylor University and McLennan Community College get into their spring semesters, the concert scene starts to become busy with potential audiences now in town.
Connally Junior High theater arts teacher Kay Bell writes about a group of homeless people who find a home of sorts when they band together in “Born to Win,” but her play debut seems to have already found a home: a sellout Saturday night at the Waco Hippodrome.
The title of “Green Book” derives from a period when African-Americans often traveled at their own risk, especially in the Jim Crow South. Unwelcome in many restaurants, hotels and other public establishments, they even faced death in “sundown” towns, where they were warned to get out before evening, or else.
A 24-hour period early last month sums up a lot of why the Oak Ridge Boys have proven so popular over the decades.
Local classical music fans will have the chance to hear some rarely played works in the Waco Symphony Orchestra’s Jan. 17 concert, from a 19th century piano concerto by a female composer to the first of Gustav Mahler’s muscular, full-blooded symphonies.
Two veteran Texas country performers well-known to Waco audiences bring their distinctive styles and experiences to the Waco Hippodrome this weekend.
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Overwhelmed by all the TV you haven't seen? Get ready for even more.
When the newsroom discussed 2018's top local news stories several weeks ago, the ones involving the arts in my mind didn't quite make the bar for the Top 10, though definitely they were notable for the arts organizations or groups involved.
The first week of the new year has found some Central Texas television viewers looking for familiar channels in new locations.
The Mayborn Museum’s “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” is sailing on to its next destination, with two days left in the blockbuster show that is leaving organizers with smiles.
Who knew the kid could take down the king?
January means a slow month for many live music venues as fans recover from Christmas season spending and New Year’s Eve partying, but it’s only a sign of a busy, star-studded year to come at the Waco Hippodrome.
NEW YORK — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated.
Whose words these are I think I know.
If 2018 will be remembered for anything, it will be for well-executed blockbusters: From “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” to “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” and “Halloween,” audiences were treated to exceptionally smart, technically proficient, visually rich exercises in action, romance, horror and other genres whose mass appeal usually makes them immune to questions of sophistication and aesthetic taste.
As the final days of 2018 wheeze to the year’s conclusion, party planners are putting final touches on celebrating what’s behind in the past or what’s ahead.
Fort Worth-area promoter Sam Houston has fond memories of watching television’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Dean Martin Show” back in the 1950s and 1960s when variety shows were common fare.
“The Darkest Night of the Year” is the theme for Friday’s Analog Waco storytelling event, but it’s a safe bet that many of those participating won’t be talking about the winter solstice that night.
The last weekend before Christmas finds two Waco stages stirring musical holiday mixes.
We’ve put together a short list of Waco nonfast-food restaurants open on Christmas Day for those with guests in for the holiday — or who simply would prefer to eat out rather than cooking a meal.
Waco gets a double dose of Cowboy Christmases — one classic, the other cosmic — this week with two nationally known singer-songwriters bringing their versions to the Waco Hippodrome.
Holiday shows on Waco stages this weekend offer different strokes for different folks, with laughs, sniffles and warm hearts intended as the end results.
The C that’s dominating Winterfest at The Backyard stage Friday through Sunday is for country, not Christmas, although live music and a good time certainly fit into a holiday celebration.
Christian singer-songwriter Cynthia Clawson and her composer husband Ragan Courtney know Waco from many performances here, work with Word Music and plenty of friends made through the years.
Nationally known comic Carlos Mencia brings his stand-up comedy to Waco in a 7 p.m. Friday show at the Waco Convention Center. General admission tickets are $35, $45 for VIP seats, available online at popup.seatengine.com.
Waco audiences will get plenty of Murphey’s love for American folk music, Christmas and the West in his Thursday night Cowboy Christmas Show, but not from another Murphey labor of love for another genre of Texas music, the progressive country or outlaw country that rolled out of Austin in the 1970s.
Christmases past and present overlap this weekend with downtown events such as Christmas at the Silos, A Dr Pepper Christmas and First Friday offering present-day celebration and shopping and this year’s Christmas on the Brazos providing a look back in the past.
Waco fans of Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” will find a combination of the familiar and the new in Sunday’s production at Waco Hall.
Christian singer David Phelps revisits his Waco hometown this month with Christmas on his mind, but maybe even more so this year.
With more than 22 years of performances and touring under their collective belt, Austin-based Americana rockers Reckless Kelly can handle all sorts of shows: outdoor concerts, nightclubs and bars, festivals and listener-friendly theater shows.
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.
Hello, holidays: The downtown Waco tradition returns with the tree lighting, fireworks, a parade, a Snow Tube Hill and Ferris wheel, children’s activities and youth and community group performances. Oh, shopping, too.
When it comes to quilting, artist Judy Steward believes in a big tent approach.
Waco stages ring again with music this weekend with national and regional tours dropping in to add country, classic hits, Las Vegas pop and Americana before Christmas music starts to dominate.
B.J. Barham, founder and leader of the alt-country/Americana band American Aquarium, remembers how he and his band came second place to livestock when they first played Waco.
Honky Tonk Kid BBQ
Thanksgiving means a reunion of family and friends for many and Texas country singer-songwriter Wade Bowen will add fans to that group when he returns to his hometown to perform Friday night at The Backyard.
Dallas saxophonist Rob Holbert won’t say his Friday night show in Waco is definitely his last in his hometown, but he won’t guarantee a future encore.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?
Told that his Saturday night show was at the Waco Hippodrome, Texas country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush had one question: Is this a dance or a show?
Two indie films with Texas connections make their debut in Waco screenings this week although independent and Texas are their main common threads. Well, both are also free.
Texas country star Pat Green comes back to Waco Friday night with a few new songs and an updated set list, but at this stage in his career, he’s got more than music to express his creativity and energy.
A man raised as an elf (Lucas Smith) looks for his human father and revives the Christmas spirit beyond the North Pole in Christian Youth Theater Waco’s “Elf Jr.,” performed Thursday through Sunday at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive.
Sometimes a rat will bring others behind it, and when it comes to the Banksy street art painting “Haight Street Rat” on display in Waco, that’s a good thing.
Two popular art shows in Waco end their run this week, giving area art buffs one final weekend to get in a last look.
Waco-area residents have dropped off nearly 300 films and videotapes for digitization in the first three days of the Texas Film Round-Up held at Waco-McLennan County Library locations.