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Waxahachie’s Crossroads of Texas Film Festival is now named the Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival. The dates for the 2018 festival will be April 19-22, 2018, and will once again feature favorite Texas films, but also include more Texas music. “Since the festival began in 2014, we have incorporated more music into the programming each year, so it just made sense to have the festival’s name reflect that,” said Amy Borders, festival director. “The films and the music that come out of Texas have a real richness and authenticity that others don’t always have, and we will keep celebrating that,” she said. The event will celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2018. Each year, the programming committee selects a theme for the festival, and they have chosen “Heroes” for 2018. The idea is to curate an event that will include films that tell the stories of all types of heroes – military, first responders, musicians, athletes, cowboys, and everyday people, with the lineup announced in late 2017. “One of the elements we have in the works is a closing night concert and live album recording with some iconic Texas musicians,” said Borders. In addition to the updated name, the festival will also have a different venue, the historic 1902 Chautauqua Auditorium that will house all the events for the four-day celebration. “The Chautauqua is a venue that just feels really good, not to mention the history. Entertainers from Will Rogers to Flaco Jimenez have performed on that stage. It’s like Gruene Hall and the Majestic Theater all rolled into one,” said Borders. Tickets for the 2018 festival will go on sale following the lineup announcement later this year. For more information on the Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival, please visit the festival website at www.crossroadsoftxff.com, or call 469-309-4012.