Working on Sunday's story about marketing Waco, and downtown Waco in particular made me think about two developments in Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia empire that would come online in the next couple of years: the $10 million expansion of the Silo District and the Gaines' new cable network developed with Discovery.
Two Kentucky filmmakers come to Waco on Monday to show a film they say shows the impressive resilience of Texans in the days after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast in 2017.
Rudy Gatlin, the youngest of the three Gatlin Brothers, has a simple explanation for how three Texas brothers have enjoyed sustained success over four decades in country music: “Larry wrote some great songs. We sing in tune and we sing harmony,” he said in a recent phone interview.
The audience at Friday’s “The Carpenters Tribute” at the Waco Hippodrome will experience something many fans of pop duo Karen and Richard Carpenter in the 1960s and 1970s never saw: a live performance.
If you’re going to see one comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver, please make it the 2017 film he co-scripted, “The Big Sick.”
EAST TROY, Wis. — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin’s struggling dairy country in September.
“Frida Cow-lo,” the painted Fiberglas cow in the front gallery at Art Forum of Waco, serves as a good introduction as any to the exhibit it’s in, “Frida Kahlo: Fountain of Inspiration.”
The First Friday celebration of downtown Waco shops, restaurants and entertainment venues adds a new focus on Friday with the start of mini-district hub stations as a periodic way to get visitors sampling different sections of downtown.
t’s the fifth year to celebrate Fourth on the Brazos at McLane Stadium’s Touchdown Alley and this year’s public celebration won’t change its successful formula of live American music and patriotic tunes, food and drink and fireworks.
Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. “I didn’t think I had to save the world this summer,” he complains.
“Midsommar” is a waking nightmare and I mean that in the best possible way.
Some 57 years after theater pioneer Paul Baker left Baylor University in a storm of controversy, a photo exhibit detailing his theatrical legacy is, surprisingly to some, finding its home back at the Baylor Department of Theatre Arts.
More than two dozen Waco Sculpture Zoo animals destined for riverside display still remain in wraps, but a possible public viewing by year’s end is a step closer after federal officials recently approved their installation plans.
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a soulful if brooding young man, with a very pleasant singing voice. But when we meet him, the fledgling songwriter and supermarket clerk from coastal England feels stuck in the middle of a hard day’s night. If he doesn’t get any help soon, he’ll end up a real nowhere man.
What a spell for sentient toys. A week after the child-crafted plaything Forky found life in “Toy Story 4” and Chucky was reborn in “Child’s Play,” the evil vintage doll of the “Conjuring” spinoff series “Annabelle” is back, too, in “Annabelle Comes Home.” Surely, a tea party must be in the offing.
The second Texas State Musician scheduled for this month’s RiverSounds concert series performs Thursday night and in the minds of many of his longtime fans, he’s been a Texas state musician for some time.
When the Nashville country rock band A Thousand Horses makes its Waco debut on Saturday night, they won’t need a GPS to find their way around town: The wives of two band members are Waco natives.
Hearts take on a symbolic quality in “With Love and a Major Organ,” the Julia Lederer play opening Thursday at Baylor University, but they represent the characters’ real and not symbolic emotions.
Haunted for more than a decade by a framed woodcarving of a young man with arresting eyes, Waco resident David Gradel continues to search for answers.
Garrett and Kendra Welch, both health care professionals, are opening a Board & Brush franchise in Westrock Centre on Hewitt Drive, one of four new leases signed at the center.
There are two movies opening this weekend that feature iconic anthropomorphic dolls. Be very careful which one you choose.
The smooth, warm voice of country singer Tony Jackson carries many of his fans back to a time when the likes of George Jones, Conway Twitty and Bill Anderson led the country charts.
Downtown Waco artspace Cultivate 7twelve will host a burst of arts activities later this month with a more specific purpose than many of the exhibits, workshops, concerts and other activities the space usually hosts: raising money to pay its property taxes.
A bad first date might seem to last a lifetime and that’s the time period traveled, in imagination at least, in Baylor Theatre’s production “An Infinite Ache.”
A collection within a collection takes the spotlight this summer at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art, where works by French post-impressionist Edouard Léon Cortès go on exhibit.
Acclaimed New Orleans artist Richard C. Thomas could fill a wall with examples of his artwork and years of working with youth.
The music at Friday’s Brazos Nights concert gets rootsy, but essentially American and Texan with a lineup featuring Austin blues-honky-tonker Charley Crockett, Fort Worth rock-and-rollers Quaker City Night Hawks and Houston native/Waco transplant Thomas Csorba.
John Schneider has plenty of hats to wear these days and not just ones that the singer and actor has found at Waco’s Standard Hat Works during visits here.
Dad jokes usually is a hashtag or punchline on social media these days, but on Sunday it describes an afternoon of comedy at Brotherwell Brewing.
Haliburton’s Soul Food
As announced earlier this week by ABC affiliate KXXV, Waco's one of the locations for this summer's "American Idol" audition tour.
For Waco artist Ty Nathan Clark, there’s more to memory than meets the eye, but what meets the eye can stimulate the deep, irrational and random way memory often works.
Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge doesn’t fit easily into a musical box and he’s fine with that.
Texas country singer-songwriter Deryl Dodd won’t need directions to the Melody Ranch when he and his band come for their show Saturday night: It’s the place that got him started as a country performer back in the 1990s when he was a Baylor University student.
Waco country music fans can hear classic songs from Texas country veterans Johnny Bush and Johnny Rodriguez with the two performers returning to Waco in separate shows this weekend.
Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic ”Rocketman,” a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn’t lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it’s a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it’s gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most conventional places.
Texas country star and Waco native Wade Bowen planned to make last year’s 20th MusicFest memorable, but he didn’t expect it would be in the way it turned out.
Once again the river of the RiverSounds music series at McLennan Community College has the last say.
For many Waco residents and families, the time for summer travels starts with the end of school this month.
Waco history goes on as thick as the paint on the southwest wall of Diversified Product Development, 1001 Webster Ave., and that’s the point.
In “Be the Astronaut,” the traveling exhibit opening Saturday at the Mayborn Museum, participants can guide rockets, fly lunar landers and drive Martian rovers with one big advantage over reality: A mistake won’t kill them.
Jacob Green and his wife Katie Selman moved to Waco from Brooklyn, New York, two years ago and fell in love with the city’s comfortable scale, friendly people and natural beauty.
Central Texas’ Ted Nugent fans have a home field advantage when it comes to Uncle Ted’s summer tours: The veteran rock guitarist often warms up with a local May show.
Actor Leslie Jordan said “Exposed,” the one-man show he presents May 31 at the Waco Hippodrome, isn’t stand-up comedy as much as the Southern storytelling with which he grew up.
Art in its varied roles — creative expression, pastime, therapy, entertainment — goes on public display this weekend at a location normally not known for art: the Salvation Army’s Community Kitchen and Shelter at 300 Webster Ave.
“A Dog’s Journey” tries to prove that it’s possible to make an uplifting movie in which a dog dies — repeatedly. That’s not a spoiler; it’s literally the plot of the film.
Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling 2012 novel, “The Chaperone” fictionalizes an episode in the life of silent movie star Louise Brooks. Yet the intermittently effective drama that unfolds is as much about the contrast between the 1920s and 2019 as it is about the relationship between Brooks and her minder.
Tayla Lynn knows her show Thursday night at the Waco Hippodrome carries the Memaw seal of approval.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the Music Association of Central Texas, the organization plans to throw a street party Sunday with members providing the music.
After years of performing with dozens of Waco musicians, jazz pianist Dave Wild brings in a collaborator close to home Monday night: his bass-playing brother Ken.