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.
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.
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.
It’s futile to ask “why more” in the movie business, but it’s hard not to go in a little suspicious of a fourth “Toy Story.” The trilogy was so perfect.
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 Édouard 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.
Watching “Late Night,” an enjoyably zippy if scattershot comedy about a veteran late-night host and her fresh-faced new writing hire, a persistent thought runs through your head: How have we been abiding without a steady supply of leading roles like this for Emma Thompson, and why haven’t we by now elected her ruler of all living things?
Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing “Men in Black” neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever.
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.
If the sweet, animated 2016 film “The Secret Life of Pets” was mostly for kids, its new sequel might be for another segment of the audience altogether — whoever is buying the tickets. Amid the cute critter shenanigans, this one has plenty of lessons for the parents.
The good news is “Dark Phoenix” is neither an apocalypse nor is it “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but this latest installment is not exactly a solid step forward or a satisfying ending for anyone.
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.
It’s been a bit since moviegoers had the chance to catch up with Godzilla, five years in fact, which in cinematic franchise time feels like at least a few decades. In other words, it’s understandable if you go into “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” a little rusty on just what went down in Tokyo and San Francisco back in 2014.
Teenage brains. Alcohol. Driver’s licenses. Put them together and what you get, inevitably, are a whole bunch of bad decisions — in real life and in movies.
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.
Saturday’s Pints in the Park at Brazos Park East features Texas barbecue, Texas craft beer and — Texas bluegrass?
Heart of Texas Dog House
By virtue of its marketing campaign (and, um, its name), the film ‘Tolkien” suggests that it is a portrait of the formative years of J.R.R. Tolkien, the English author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” And while it certainly is a literary coming-of-age story — Nicholas Hoult plays the young J.R.R., or Ronald, as a young man, with Harry Gilby covering his teenage years — it is also very much a movie about three other young men, or at least Tolkien’s relationship to them.
Spring flowers add fresh color to Waco gardens and landscapes in May, but the month also sees it indoors with several new art exhibits at Waco galleries and venues.
Concert lineups and their locations often provide a rough approximation of a performer’s success or status: Opening act, middle act or headliner? Small club or arena?
Country singer Gene Watson released his second gospel album, “My Gospel Roots,” last year in part as a tribute to the parents who brought him up in the music-rich environment of a hymn-singing church. He didn’t realize it would provide renewed attention to his long-running career.
Singer-songwriter Bart Crow and his band return to town for a Fight For Five benefit this Friday at Karem Shrine, but the Austin musician doesn’t plan on anything different than giving his best.
Waco Civic Theatre director Eric Shephard knows there’s a storyline for the musical “Mamma Mia!” whose production closes the theater’s 2018-19 season.
Waco artist John Storm regularly fills sketchbooks with the flotsam and jetsam of daily life — images sparked by words, music and memory.
Organizers of last August’s Dream Con hoped their new convention for fans of gaming, anime, comic books and cosplay (costume play) would find a following in Waco. The answer — yes, after attendance topped 1,000 — leads to this weekend’s sequel, Dream Con 2019.