Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre

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The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre adds to the historic charm of downtown New Braunfels. This landmark opened its doors in 1942 and is now host to a variety of plays and musical acts. Run by its own non-profit organization, the Brauntex Theatre gives back as a community center used by local clubs, organizations, schools, and church groups. The Brauntex Theatre is also host to... Read More

Summer Sampler

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SUMMER SAMPLER Highlights from the Summer’s Best Arts Offerings Around the State By Holly Beretto Texas summers mean sizzling days and balmy nights. They’re times to kick back, relax, hit the rivers and roads along the Lone Star State, and see why, when it comes to fun, everything really is bigger in Texas. Throughout the state this summer is an almost endless array of cultural... Read More

Musical Comedy ‘Nunsense’ at Salado Silver Spur Theater, Last Shows June 24-25

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What do you get when you have 4 dead nuns in a freezer locker and five more trying to raise money to properly bury them? Punchline: “Nunsense,” one of the funniest musical comedies ever to grace the Salado Silver Spur Theater stage, June 3-25. (No matinees.) The play, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin, originated as a line of greeting cards, graduated into a cabaret... Read More

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (FOR BELOVED COSTUMES)

Green Curtain Dress (the Portieres Dress) worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. Image courtesy Harry Ransom Center.

Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin Preserves Pieces from Gone With the Wind Green Curtain Dress (the Portieres Dress) worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. Image courtesy Harry Ransom Center. - By Holly Beretto - “I think universities are the last great places for intellectual discovery and for keeping culture and heritage... Read More

Bathing Beauties

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In 1929, bathing beauties traveled from Russia, Romania, Turkey, France, England and a half dozen other countries to participate in the International Pageant of Pulchritude on Galveston Island, Texas. Although, contestants may not travel from afar – through the efforts of Islander By Choice, LLC (IBC), this classic bathing beauty contest has been revived as the Galveston... Read More

Texas Art in Great Supply in Wichita Falls: Sculpture Lovers, Prepare to Indulge

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- By Ashley Diamond - Crepe Myrtle—12 ft Enamel on Iron installed in 1982 to commemorate the city’s centennial. One fantastic perk of working for Texas LIVE Media is that when I travel the state of Texas, I learn more about the places I travel than I ever would normally.  As the future wife of a Wichita Falls hometown boy, I have visited the North Texas city many times over... Read More

Galveston ArtWalk

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:: By Kara Mullins :: Every 6-8 weeks, the streets of Galveston’s downtown historic district fill with art enthusiasts. The Galveston Arts Center has put on ArtWalk for the last 20 years. It takes place in existing galleries and non-profit spaces. ArtWalk is a great time to mingle, view wonderful art, listen to good music, and eat at many of the delicious restaurants downtown... Read More

New Favorite Artist – Chelsea Moon with Uncle Daddy

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It’s not often that I click on Facebook ads. In fact, I really can’t recall ever clicking on the ads. But I must admit, with the targeted demographics that Facebook is now able to offer, they occasionally catch my attention with alluring new tidbits I can’t resist. Today, I did not make it to our beloved church service, but still felt the longing to worship... Read More

Texas Trash & Treasure

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Off the Road and Lovin’ It! For Richard and Linda Hamilton, establishing new roots and Texas Trash and Treasures in Carmine, Texas is all about “making a major lifestyle change.” “For twenty years,” explains Linda, “we’ve showed at everything from the smallest flea market to the largest flower show. Then one day, we took an inventory of our lives and decided what... Read More

Leon Collins and Molly Bee

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Renowned folk artist Grandma Moses explained her inspiration this way, “I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows…but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.” There are ongoing discussions of the distinctions between high and low art- the work of formally educated artists versus the expressions of the untrained. There are... Read More

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