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EGuide Tyler June 1, 2017 • Issue 6, Volume 5

Holy Guacamole:

Great Mexican Food Indeed!

Coffee Outside Tyler:

Brewing Community, One Cup At A Time

903 Handmade:

Crafting Dreams Downtown

The Gospel of Music:

Lee Mathis and The Brutally Handsome

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June 1, 2017 • Issue 6, Volume 5

Contents 5-6 Food

» “Holy Guacamole...Indeed” by Barbara King » News & Events

7-10 Things to Do

» “Coffee Outside Tyler: Brewing Community, One Cup at a Time” by Johnny Griffith » The 2017 Garden Tour Set for June 3rd » 33rd Annual Tomato Fest: June 10th, Jacksonville is Getting Juicy » Kick Off Summer at the Goodman » Start the Summer with Tons of Fun at Liberty Hall » Spring Fun Walks, 5K’s, 10K’s, 15K’s, and More » “Hit the Bricks: Every Second Saturday, Downtown Tyler is the Place to Be” by Holli Fourniquet » “903 Handmade: Crafting Dreams In Downtown Tyler” by Johnny Griffith » Tickets Now on Sale for the 4th Annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl

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» “Lee Mathis and The Brutally Handsome: Spreading the Gospel of Good Music” by Johnny Griffith » Radney Foster Announces Texas Tour Dates » Big Pines Blues Festival: June 2nd & 3rd Longview Gets The Blues » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music » Trace Adkins to Headline the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, “Legends of the Call”

18-19 Family

» The Tyler Library Gets Ready for Summer » Summer Robot and Space Camps at TJC » Summer Kicks off at the Movies » At CESSE This Month: Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays, Star Parties and More

20 Theatre

» East Texas Symphony Orchestra Announces It’s 2017-2018 Season » Upcoming Plays, Musicals, and More

22 Art

» “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Danny Guire: Physical Graffiti” by Derrick White » 6x6@110 at Gallery Main Street » At the Tyler Museum of Art This Month

23 Books

» “Summer Reading Filled with Inspiration,” Reviews by Gini Rainey

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...Indeed! By Barbara King The folks that brought you the popular Juls restaurant on Old Jacksonville, have new culinary treats in store for your palate. Step inside Holy Guacamole, and you’ll be delighted with the colorful ambience, enticing smells, and friendly faces. It’s an established location with a new twist; the remodeled former Juls café is now serving Mexican specialties for the entire family. The Schulz family has once again put together a unique dining experience; from the tongue-in-cheek “Holy Guacamole” piñatas that grace the dining room to the outside rustic eating area where you can relax and watch the kids play. Open since the beginning of May, Holy Guacamole is the collaborative family vision of the Schulz family: Jay, wife Pam, and children Matt and Priscilla. “We came up with the entire look and feel of the new place,” Jay explained. “Every decision, from the name to the logo design was a consensus, but not without a lot of discussion.” Not a chain or franchise, the restaurant is the brainchild of the family, who stand behind their solid reputation in the Tyler community since 1985. All menu items are freshly made to order and can be modified to your taste. Place your order at the front counter, then sit down and start with appetizers like nachos, the baddest Guacamole on earth, choriqueso (savory queso dip), or Mexican street corn bites topped with Cotija cheese, Elote seasoning with chipotle mayo, and chopped cilantro.

Appetizers run the gamut in price from $4.95-$7.95. Freddy’s Famosas Fajitas are “hot, smokin’ sizzling to your table” and include your choice of beef, chicken, or shrimp, with all skillets served with rice or calabacitas and either borracho pork black bean or pinto refried. Especialidades de la Casa include “Wild Thang Burrito,” “Mexican Hippie Skewers,” “Texas Sombreros” (sopes topped with refried beans and either beef taco meat or chicken guisada), “Diablo Tacos,” “El Grande Flaco Quesadilla,” “Jay’s Carne Asada,” Grilled Chicken Monterey, or for those not tempted by the Mexican flavors, the “Cheeseburger Classico.” Those eating lighter can enjoy items from the Sopas and Salads part of the menu, including “Old Skool” Taco salad, Tijuana Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup, or Boss Man Chili. Think out of the box and build your own Mexican bowl with all kinds of options including Spanish rice, chopped romaine lettuce, beans (borracho, pork black beans, refried pinto, chorizo potato hash), and proteins (taco beef, chicken guisada, beef or chicken fajita, or shrimp). Then add on items like roasted corn, spinach, all kinds of cheese, and pico de gallo to make it your own. For the Schulz clan it’s all about family, and it’s reflected on the “Para Los Ninos” for the little ones in your life. They can choose from cheesy enchiladas, crunchy or soft tacos, or quesadillas, served with a side choice of celery sticks with peanut butter, apple slices with caramel sauce, refried beans and Spanish rice, or pineapple chunkies. Future plans for the kiddos include a playground area with Astroturf and coined rides. It’s more of a casual atmosphere than Juls next door, but along with your Mexican favorites, you can also enjoy Holy Margaritas, local craft beers, and wine by the glass or bottle. The outdoor enclosed eclectic-styled patio is the perfect place to socialize, relax, and watch the water with family and friends. “We want to make it a place where people want to eat, visit, and stay for awhile,” said Schulz. “We have always taken pride in our service and being part of the community in everything we do.” Finish off your delicious meal with a dessert; either crispy churro bites, tres leches vanilla cake, or cinnamon sugar chips. (On a side note: all meals come with chips and salsa, and there’s always free ice cream for the kids).

Holy Guacamole also caters for larger parties, minimum of 10, in the Tyler community. The restaurant is open Monday-Wednesday, 11am-9pm and Friday and Saturdays, 11am-10pm. Plus, there are more great things in store right next door. Step outside of Holy Guacamole and right up to the order window of CupPow for a specialty smoothie, juice, coffee, and more. They are open every weekday morning at 7:30am until closing at 5pm. The espresso, juices, power bowls, and smoothies are made-to-order. Coffee drinks are specially made cappuccinos, French press, cortado, iced coffee, café au lait, espresso, or lattes; take your pick. Fresh juices might be more up your alley, including California Soul (pineapple, spinach, celery), Kale Storm (apple, kale, lemon), Diplomat (carrot, apple, ginger,

spinach, parsley, kale), Farmacy (carrot, orange, garlic beet, parsley, lime), or Vitamin Seed (orange, beet, pineapple). Power bowls are yours for just $5.75 with a base like acai, coconut milk, avocado, spinach, banana, and agave with toppings like blueberries, granola, blackberries, or sliced almonds. Cup-Pow also serves up excellent smoothies, 16 oz. or 24 oz., like Greenleaf, V-18, Field Day, Strawburst, or Chunky Monkey. You can go natural with fresh fruit choices like blueberry, banana, strawberry, mango, peach, or orange. The Schulz family have dreamed big and added yet another dimension to their gastronomic arsenal: Holy Guacamole and Cup-Pow. The restaurant is located at 7212 Old Jacksonville. Call for catering or for more info at (903)581-5857 or find them on Facebook.

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Every Tuesday - “Keep It Local Tuesdays” supports local restaurants by meeting and eating at a different locally owned restaurants every Tuesday evening, usually around 7pm. This gathering is open to anyone. Check their Facebook page for where they are meeting each week at KeepItLocalTuesdays. First Thursday each month, June 6th (4-10pm) - “Yappy Hour” will be held at ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway, Tyler. “Yappy Hour = Beer + Dogs.” Bring your family, friends, and your dog. There will be food available. This will be held the first Thursday of each month benefitting Pets Fur People. More info at Last Saturday each month - True Vine Brewery will host its monthly Open Taps. These fun and amazing events, always held on the last Saturday of the month, are a great time to sample the latest creations of the brewery, hear live music, and meet up with friends. This beer factory has some of their current on-the-market beers, limited/experimental brews, and the amazing Tyler area community that takes place in the Back Yard. The first 500 adult-drinker guests to arrive will receive a limited edition True Vine glass. True Vine Brewery is located at 219 Englewood, Tyler, by the Cotton Belt Building. For more info go to Bring your own chair! Advanced Eventbrite tickets are capped and only available until 12 midnight the day prior to the event. “At-the-door-tickets” are always available on the day of the event at the checkin/registration table for $15. Children 11 and under get in free with an adult ticket. Tickets are not required for children. Entry for nondrinker adults and humans 12 years and over is $4 in advance or $5 at the door. A portion of all proceeds will go to a local non-profit. Second Friday of each month (5-8:30pm) Reggie’s Monthly Cruise In - Reggie’s Burgers, Dogs & Fries, 1400 WSW Loop 323 in Tyler, hosts Reggie’s Monthly Cruise In on the second Friday of each month. All makes and models welcome. Reggie’s will have their certified Angus beef hotdogs for a $1. Don’t forget to grab a $2 Float Set-up, to wash it all down. Make sure to bring your cars, trucks, and bikes to show off to everyone. Reggie’s has teamed up with Mike from “Big Dog Custom Carts” to make this cruise in even better. Come on out and show off those sweet rides, and if you don’t have anything to show off, then come to enjoy the food and the view. Ongoing - Rose City Farmer’s Market (7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, continues every Saturday through November 18th) - Shop for locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers, pastured beef, lamb, chicken, and pork, yard eggs, goat cheeses, freshly baked breads and pastries, honey, jams, and jellies. Enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee while you stroll the market listening to local musicians. This kid-friendly and pet-friendly market is open every Saturday. If you’d like to become a member of the market email or go to June 13th (5:308:30pm) - Pooches on the Patio will be held at Old Chicago Pizza, 405 WSW Loop 323, Tyler. There is nothing like the great outdoors with your dog and friends. Join the fun on the patio for delicious food and drinks. Bring your furry friends, and enjoy a great evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA of East Texas. The Northeast Public Health District requires that all attending dogs be current on vaccinations and wear a current rabies tag. In addition, all puppies under one year of age in attendance must be fully vaccinated. In order for all pooches to be on their best behavior, refrain from bringing your unaltered pets to this event. It is free to attend. Upcoming Pooches on the Patio are: • July 11th (6:30-8:30pm) - Rotolo’s Pizzeria, 8970 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler • October 7th (11am-6pm) - Dogtoberfest Craft Beer Festival

June 24th (6-10pm) - Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl - Enjoy tasting wine and food from area restaurants and wineries while you swirl around Downtown Tyler. Tickets are $50 and are currently on sale. A ticket entitles a guest to visit each of the wine and restaurant sites to enjoy a sample of wine and/or food. Only 500 tickets are sold, and this is usually a sold out event, so get your tickets early. For more info go to

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Palio’s Pizza has opened at 6611 S. Broadway, Ste 100, in Tyler. Palio’s Pizza Cafe serves the best gourmet pizza, salads, and pastas and has a deep commitment to their products, environment, and hospitality. Palio’s creates the perfect atmosphere – whether it is a business lunch, date, or dinner with the family. Palio’s is open 11am-10pm, and they serve lunch and dinner. For more info go to or find Palios Tyler on Facebook. Pokey O’s Food Truck is showing up at a lot of events around Tyler. They serve “custom” made-to-order ice cream sandwiches that are prepared individually and served from their Dessert Truck. They guarantee a unique and nostalgic experience for you and your guests. For more info call (903)508-5155 or go to Tavolo Italian Kitchen has opened at 7428 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Ste. 10. Tavolo Italian Kitchen’s motto is “Life begins and ends around the table.” Tavolo Italian Kitchen offers Mediterranean cuisine, but specialize in Italian fare. Whether you are craving threecheese ravioli or Tuscan grilled chicken, you can count on them to provide you with a hefty serving of scrumptious dishes. Tavolo Italian Kitchen is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm, and Sunday 11am-8pm. Happy hour is Monday-Saturday 4-8pm. For more info call (903)534-9779 or go to tavoloitaliankitchen. com. Sonoma Grill at 7428 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Ste. 10 recently closed. What About Kabob and His Gyros, but locals called it “What About Kabobs” or just “Kabobs” for short has closed. It was wellknown for gyros and other fast and unique Greek specialties. It was a favorite among high school and college students, especially, but also among those of all ages who craved something besides a burger for lunch. The business originally opened in 2011. Kabobs was located on the south southwest Loop 323 in Tyler. Many East Texans will be sad to see that this one-ofa-kind eatery has closed its doors. Roost Chicken Salad & Deli has opened in the old Smashburger location on Troup Hwy. at 3314 Troup Hwy. It doesn’t take much to conclude from a name like that, that they’ll be serving up chicken salad sandwiches and offering other deli style sandwiches. Honeybunz Cafe is going into the Smashburger on S. Broadway. It is serving breakfast and lunch and will be coming soon. It is located at next to TCBY. They will be serving honey buns along with other sweet treats. Weinerland Returns! Last year following the deaths of the owners of the iconic Tyler hot dog restaurant Weinerland closed after being opened for over 45 years. It has now reopened with new owners and a new menu but they still have some of everyone’s favorites. Lindsey and Michael Harrison have teamed up with friends, Ashely and John Feldman, and are bringing the dogs back with the family recipes you know and love. Lindsey Harrison said, “What I really remember is the chili cheese dogs,” she said. “And we have the original chili recipe! We’ll be bringing back the old favorites, and adding some new things as well. We’ll be bringing in new varieties.” Welcome back Weinerland!

To Do

Garden Tour Set for June 3rd The Smith County Master Gardeners proudly

Coffee Outside Tyler: Brewing Community, One Cup At A Time By Johnny Griffith Coffee. The magical elixir. The beautiful bean juice. College students and professionals alike consume copious amounts of it. Since its origins around Sufi campfires in Yemen during the 15th century, it has been consumed by royalty and commoners alike. It has been at the center of countless numbers of meetings, treaties, business deals, Saturday morning breakfasts, Sunday brunches, and early morning meditations. Renowned martial artist and actor, Jackie Chan, once aptly said, “Coffee is a language in itself.” One local Tyler resident, Carlos Barron, has recently decided to take that language and use it to build bridges around the city by getting people to sit down together and enjoy a free cup of coffee and all the conversation you can stand as they get to know their neighbors at local events called Coffee Outside Tyler (COT). Carlos Barron’s story begins like thousands of others here in East Texas. Born in Tyler in 1984, Carlos attended school locally, eventually graduating from Robert E. Lee and like so many before, started his college career at Tyler Junior College. After a couple of years there, Barron decided to finish his degree at the University of Texas, San Antonio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2009. After a couple of moves between Tyler and San Antonio, during which he developed a love for cycling, Carlos settled in Austin around 2012 where he worked in a local cycling shop with the goal of becoming a certified cycling mechanic. During his time in Austin, life happens as it often does, and after marriage and the birth of their first child, the Barron family decided to move back to Tyler in 2015 to be closer to their respective families and begin the whole parenting thing with a support system in place. During this transition time back to Tyler, Carlos supported himself by helping out at a ranch owned by family friends as well as working part time at Elite Cycles and Natural Grocers. At this point in Carlos’ story, a vision started to form of combining his love of cycling with getting the community of cyclers together for coffee in order to hang out and get to know each other better. The initial Coffee Outside started as an event held in Bergfeld Park, about 15 months ago, for people to pack some camp stoves and coffee on their bikes, ride to the park, brew coffee, and just hang out. “I really didn’t have this big plan at that time,” Barron remembers about that first event. “It really was a mess. My logistics were off, and it was just us hanging out at the park with our bikes and our coffee. It was drizzling, cold, and soggy, but at some point I stepped back and saw that as people were sharing their coffee with each other, trying new brands, new brew techniques, and having fun, something was happening beyond what my expectations were.” What was happening at that first event was, unexpectedly, the beginnings of what would come to be known as Coffee Outside Tyler. Barron recalls, “I had this realization that we weren’t just brewing community, we were making connections; we were making friendships;

we were just having a great time, and that’s where the meaning of COT came from.” From that first humble beginning, Carlos had this crazy idea that if you give people a venue, a reason, and an opportunity to “engage with others through communications and actions,” then good things are going to happen. Building on a relationship started from his time at Natural Grocers, Carlos tapped Porch Culture Coffee to supply coffee for these events and the idea grew to include not just the bike community, but the entire Tyler community. According to Carlos, “John and Shelly over at Porch Culture are really great people and we use their coffee exclusively out of a desire to promote local connections and networks.” Also from that time period, Barron met Claudia Carmago and Gaby Kingry who have been instrumental in helping with social media as well as photography. Carlos states, “They have been instrumental in capturing and helping share COT’s message. I am not a photographer so having them being part of the team has been a blessing.” Carlos will typically pair with a local business about once a month to host a COT event, and it typically coincides with an event or promotion the local venue is sponsoring. Barron will bring COT to the venue, set up his coffee, and then watch as connections happen right before his eyes. “Each local business has their own community, their own followers, and regular people they serve. Every local business gives something to that community whether we realize it or not,” Carlos muses. “If I’m lucky, I can bring enough of my regular attendees to interact with each individual venue’s community and special things can happen. Even if it is just one new person I meet and connect with, then the day has been a success.” Although COT events are hosted at local businesses, Barron doesn’t rely on those businesses to offset the cost of the logistics for Coffee Outside. Carlos sees this not as a way to make a quick buck, but rather a marathon of building experiences for people by providing an intrinsic value that will make them want to come back. Part of the focus for COT is to bring people’s attention back to what’s happening in the community here in Tyler, and Barron’s hope is that by helping to highlight these local businesses and their communities, locals will start to become more engaged in what’s happening around them. “Boy’s and Girl’s clubs, homeless shelters, and other local charities need people who are willing to engage with their community,” says Barron. “More so than just giving money to make yourself feel better, giving of your time allows that connection to be personal and in doing so, you give the people you are helping value that goes beyond just a dollar amount.” While Carlos hopes that in the future he can combine the Coffee Outside concept with his original love of cycling into a bike shop/coffee shop experience, for now he’s just focusing on continuing to brew his community, one cup at a time. The next scheduled event will be on June 10th at Moss Flower Shop, 2210 Three Lakes Pkwy., Ste. 160 in Tyler, off Old Jacksonville Hwy. near FRESH by Brookshire’s, 9-11am. There will be music provided by Ian Powers, a photobooth provided by Inkredible Sounds, fresh Porch Culture coffee and, as always, the chance to step outside your own box and brew your own community. For more info find Coffee Outside Tyler on Facebook and Instagram.

presents the 2017 Home Garden Tour. Held June 3rd, 9am-3pm, this is a unique opportunity to view five private gardens and landscapes. This year’s gardens showcase a variety of landscaping designs and styles. Featured gardens are: • Hipke Garden, 4213 Fillbrook Ln. • Loeppky Garden, 4405 Lazy Creek • Wade Garden, 3309 Oak Knoll Dr. • Mattek Garden, 6018 Covey Ln. • Strauss Garden, 9613 Chisholm Trail Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 day of tour, and can be purchased at any of the gardens. Tickets are also available at Brookshire’s (100 Rice Rd., Tyler), The Potpourri House (3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler), Blue Moon Gardens (13062 FM 279, Chandler), Anderson’s Gardens & Gifts (19045 CR 139, Flint), and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office (1517 W. Front St. Ste. 116, Tyler). For more info call the Extension office at (903)590-2980.

33rd Annual Tomato Fest:

June 10th, Jacksonville is Getting Juicy Welcome to Jacksonville, where the World’s Largest Bowl of Salsa was made, all 2,672 lbs. in one day by the best tasting fruit: tomatoes! Local farmers are busy getting ready by planting acres of the best tasting tomatoes for the upcoming 33rd Annual Tomato Fest in Jacksonville, Texas. Join the celebration in Downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, June 10th as that’s when the BIG day of activities are happening all day long. More than 200 vendors will be there as well as all kinds of festival food including the famous fried green tomatoes, Farmers Market, $500 Got Talent Contest, $1,000 photo contest, car show, motorcycle show, tennis tournament, art, exhibit, entertainment, Kidz Zone, and so much more will cover five blocks Downtown. Tomato events include a Salsa Contest, Tomato Eating and Peeling Contest, Tomato Archery, Tomato Shoot, Best Home-Grown Tomato Contest, and Tomato Packing Contest along with a tour of the Tomato Shed. Saturday evening Chili’s Street Dance will take place and will feature Brian Chance Band and Lady Chazz and the Tramps. Inside the famous Tomato Bowl (football stadium) more than 100 teams will compete in

the 4 on 4 Soccer Tournament, which kicks off on Friday, June 9th. New activities include 5k Run, Baseball Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, and SpikeBall at Lake Jacksonville. Activities kick off on Monday, June 5th with a corporate challenge Dodgeball Tournament with the finals happening on Tuesday, June 6th. On Wednesday, June 7th, there will be a Gospel Concert featuring Chordsmith, and on Thursday, June 8th local restaurant, Sadler’s, will hold a farmers market. A 4 Man Scramble will take place at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club. The final Tomato Fest week celebration will be at Lake Jacksonville with a Ski Show and, for the first time ever, a Spikeball Tournament. Join the fun and taste for yourself the best tomatoes and fun festival packed with lots for everyone to do. For more info, contact Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at (903)5862217, visit or find Jacksonville Chamber on Facebook.

Kick Off Summer at The theGoodman Goodman Museum Museum will host an

event to Kick Off Summer on Saturday, June 10th, 10am-5pm. There will be many different demonstrations for the whole family to enjoy including yoga, belly dancing, and martial arts. There will also be many activities offered such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, a scavenger hunt, and a petting zoo. “Participating in conjunction with Hit the Bricks for Downtown Tyler every second Saturday of the month, we want to continue to provide more opportunities for families to get outside and enjoy all that Tyler has to offer,” Mary Foster, museum curator, said. This event is open to the public and general admission is free, however some activities do have a cost to participate. The Goodman Museum is located at 624 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler. This event is sponsored by the City of Tyler, Pink Pitbull Productions, and Jump’N Party Rentals. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the Goodman Museum. For more info contact (903)531-1286 or

Goodman Museum Hosts TheAll2017 Celtic Festival laddies and lassies are invited to the

grounds of the Goodman Museum located at 624 N. Broadway Ave. for the second annual Tyler Celtic Festival on Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-5pm. The event will include 40 vendors selling a wide assortment of items. There will be food, Celtic lore storytelling, as well as a battle demonstration by the skilled members of the Shire of Oakwood. The Irish Band, The Jig is Up, will be in attendance playing riveting music, and Paul Watson will be entertaining the crowd on the bagpipes. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Sponsors for this event include Tours of Tyler, Events by Darcey, City of Tyler, Townsquare Media, and Astronet Radio. For more info contact George Jones, event coordinator, at (214)621-6071 or or contact Mary Foster, museum curator, at (903)5311286 or • 7

Start the Summer with Tons of Fun at Liberty Hall Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcom-

ing events - everything from concerts to classic musical sing-alongs and more. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info or tickets go to Upcoming classic movies are: • June 1st - “Double Take: False Colors” in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art • June 8th - “Double Take: The Tender Trap” in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art • June 15 - “Double Take: Marooned” in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art • June 29th - “Jaws” • July 6th - “Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)” • July 13th - “Bernie” • July 22nd - “Sordid Lives” • July 27th - “Bubba Ho-Tep” • August 3rd - “Mean Girls” • August 10th - “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” • August 17th - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” • August 24th - “Hoop Dreams” Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at 7pm. Tickets are available online at or at the door for $7.

Music & More

June 10th (8pm) Edwin Holt & Red Clay Roadhouse Join the Roadhouse once again in Tyler as they keep the home fires burning - taking it back to where it all began. Standing firm with some of the greatest musicians to ever pick up an instrument or wale a tune, this band’s mission is to transform your soul by bringing outstanding entertainment to folks who love real music. Tickets are available at starting at $20.

June 16th (8pm)The Purple Hulls - You could easily say these two musicians were born to make music together. Identical twins Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark of The Purple Hulls were raised on a working family farm in the deep piney woods of East Texas, but that didn’t stop the Texans from finding their way to the hills of Tennessee, specifically, Music City, where they began touring with various country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s largest publishing company, Sony Tree. The Purple Hulls are no stranger to road life and are now blazing the trail as a dynamic sister duo, showcasing their unique sibling harmonies while ripping the strings off any instrument they can get their hands on. If you’re looking for authentic acoustic driven music delivered at its best, your search is over. Join the sisters at Liberty Hall for some fantastic homegrown music from the Purple Hulls. Tickets are $10-20. VIP box seats are $125 and admit four. Friday-Sunday, June 22nd - 25th (Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm) - “Rock of Ages” will be on stage at Liberty Hall. Presented by the Tyler Civic Theatre, “Rock of Ages” takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. For tickets and more info call (903)592-0561 or July 8th (8pm) - Jason Rogers Band will be in concert. Grammy Award-winning, fiddle player Jason Roberts signature style of the Jason Roberts Band, delights fans the world over. Building on a lifetime blessed by musical genes and work alongside Western Swing giants, Jason Roberts leads world-class talents

as front man of the Jason Roberts Band. Having spent his childhood among legends in Texas honky-tonks -and then nearly 20 years with the world-famous band Asleep at the Wheel - Jason has soaked up the very best of Western Swing and brings his own signature style to this traditional American genre. Two Grammy Awards and four individual Hall of Fame inductions later, Jason and his Jason Roberts Band delight fans around the world. Tickets are $10-20. July 15th (8pm) - Card 53 returns! Card 53 Comedy has been the driving force behind the East Texas comedy scene for the last seven years. Their unique brand of “makem-up improv comedy” consists of several scenes where everything is made up on the spot based off audience suggestions. Card 53 considers their show to be “clean-ish” striving to provide the most entertaining show possible, however, due to the unpredictable nature of the show, Card 53 risks embarrassing their mothers, wives, and places of employment all for the sake of providing a night of entertainment like no other in East Texas. Tickets are $15. July 21st (7pm) “One Night with Elvis featuring Travis Powell”- Elvis impersonator Travis Powell, will be performing songs from the 1968 Elvis Comeback Special and hits from the 70’s. While some might have memories of watching Elvis Presley perform “Hound Dog” on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” new and old audiences alike can hear his classics performed live this July! During the concert, Powell will perform songs from Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special and 1970 concert years,

while putting on his best Elvis impersonations. Singing classics, wearing the king’s famous costumes and putting on a smile, Powell said East Texans should be ready for an unforgettable performance. Powell received the 2014 Heart of the King Horizon Award and sang on the same stage Elvis once graced, The International in Las Vegas. He is the champion of the “2016 Tribute to the King Contest.” For tickets, please call 832-312-0074. August 4th (7:30pm) - Hank & Patsy - Hank & Patsy, starring award-winning vocalists, Jake Penrod & Lisa Layne, depicts the lives and music of two of country music’s first superstars. Mr. Penrod’s performance of Hank Williams’ songs and Lisa Layne’s interpretation of Patsy Cline’s music are mesmerizing. Tickets are $25-$35. All seats are reserved. August 19th (8pm) - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band is a modern bluegrass band that plays and sings the songs of the Beatles. Just as the Beatles broke the mold of all things rock and roll, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band follows closely with that same spirit of innovation, interpreting songs already loved by millions. Performing some of the very best music composed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison, beloved songs are presented with instruments you normally wouldn’t expect to hear and are played in a way they are not normally played. The result is a pleasing sound with a lot of fun surprises along the way. Tickets are $15-20. Tickets will be on sale soon for these upcoming concerts and events: • September 8th - “Salute to Sinatra From Las Vegas” • September 16th - Card 53 Comedy • September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler Film Festival • October 6th - “Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic” • October 7th - Doug Stone in Concert • November 25th - Card 53 Comedy Show • December 2nd - Band of Heathens Concert • December 16th - “Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly - A Rockin’ Blue Christmas” Concert

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Thursday, June 1st - Maurice Laperriere Friday, June 2nd - Gary Patrick Saturday, June 3rd - Corey Breedlove Band Tuesday, June 6th - Jason Misenheimer Wednesday, June 7th - Gary Kyle Thursday, June 8th - Clint Alford Friday, June 9th - Corey Coleman Duo Saturday, June 10th - Tuxedo Cats Tuesday, June 13th - Levi Kitchen Wednesday, June 14th - Gary Patrick Thursday, June 15th - Matt Bradshaw Friday, June 16th - Paul Shafer Saturday, June 17th - John Tipton Trio Tuesday, June 20th - Bradford Loomis Wednesday, June 21st - Scotty G Thursday, June 22nd - Douglas Jay Boyd Friday, June 23rd - Jonah Gonzales Saturday, June 24th - Gary Patrick Tuesday, June 27th - Patrick James Wednesday, June 28th - Levi Kitchen Thursday, June 29th - Lauren Alexander Friday, June 30th - Kadie Lynn

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June 10th (7:30pm) - Colin & Brad - Colin and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Second Saturday of each month (June 10th) Mochrie Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (2pm-12 midnight) - Make your way to teamed up to present an evening of Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Enjoy a have improvisational comedy. Using variety of entertainment including self-guided extraordinary their quick wit, Colin and Brad take suggesand guided tours, music, live performances, tions from the audience to create hilarious food, art, movies, and more. Free parking provided on the street or in the parking garage and original scenes...just like a live version of Whose Line! Throughout the evening, the show or take advantage of the free valet parking at becomes truly interactive as audience members Jack Ryan’s and Rick’s on the Square. Rain or shine Downtown will be the place to be every are called to the stage to participate in the fun. second Saturday! For more info and a full list Belcher Center is located at 2100 S. Mobberly of events go to Ave., Longview. Tickets are available at Second Sunday of each month (9-11am)June 17th-18th (9am-5pm) - Lone Star Gun Enjoy Coffee and Cars at the heart of Show - Bring in your old gun and trade up Downtown Tyler. Grab a cup of coffee from Moocho Burrito as you view the cars and meet for the gun you’ve always wanted. Look at all kinds of merchandise from new and used guns, and greet everyone. Coffee and Cars Tyler is knives, swords, hunting gear, books, coins, a monthly gathering of automotive enthumedals, ammo, reloading equipment, and siasts who meet and share their passion for supplies. You might even get to see museum cars at the beautiful and historic Downtown quality memorabilia. Best of all you will enjoy Tyler. For more info go to all of this with the benefit of paying discount CoffeeandCarsTyler.


prices too! This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. You must be 18 to attend. For more info email Michelle@ or call (214)635-2009. Tickets are $7-$10. June 23rd (7:30am-4pm) - Day of Caring at First Christian Church - United Way of Smith County is proud to organize and host the 24th annual Day of Caring on June 23rd for the entire community. This is a unique opportunity to dedicate one full day to local volunteerism. Team build with your colleagues and other community volunteers while helping countless people who will be the benefactors of a Day of Caring. For more info email lgardner@uwtyler. org or call (903)581-6376. June 24th (12 noon-5pm) - Jenna Ortega at The Great Kid Escape - The Great Kid Escape is a fun day just for kids with tons of activities like bounce houses, games, scavenger hunt, and more. The best part? Disney star Jenna Ortega will be there signing autographs for

young guests. This will be a day that kids will remember forever. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Tickets are $40. The event is hosted by 101.5 KNUE, Mix 93.1, Hot 107.3 Jamz, 96.1 Classic Rock. July 15th-16th - Christmas in July at Harvey Hall - Vendors will offer all kinds of items for sale at the annual event set for 9am-5pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. Admission is $2. July 28th-29th - Great Texas Balloon Race will be held at the East Texas Regional Airport, Longview. There will be tons of fun for all ages plus Teazur in concert Friday and The Darrin Morris Band in concert Saturday at 6:30pm. The Balloon Glow will take place each night at 8:50pm. For more info go to Facebook.

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June 3rd (7-8:45pm) - Cast of Bronze Handbell Concert - Enjoy a fun-filled informal and interactive concert that is free and open to the public. See and hear the largest and smallest handbells ever manufactured. Following the concert, members of the audience will be invited to ring bells or chimes and ask questions of the ringers and director. Cast of Bronze performs on 331 handbells and chimes including: seven and a half octaves of American made Schulmerich handbells, six octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes, five octaves of English made Whitechapel handbells, three octaves of Dutch made Petit and Fritsen handbells, three octaves of BoomWhackers and two and a half octaves of DeskSet bells, and two octaves of R.H. Mayland handbells manufactured in the 1880’s. This will be held at First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. For more info go to June 3rd-11th - Parade of Homes Tyler will be held Monday-Thursday 5-8pm, Fridays 3-8pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, and Sundays 2-6pm. Tickets and a list of participating homes are available at June 4th (2pm) - Elvis Tribute Gospel Show will be held at the Lindale Community Theater. Kraig Parker presents his Elvis Gospel Show, 109 W. Hubbard St., Lindale. For tickets, go to June 9th (5-9pm) - Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Putt-Putt Event hosted by Northwestern Mutual-T - Only 4% of the U.S. Federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research, therefore Northwestern Mutual has partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research and end childhood cancer—the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 years old in the U.S. This year, Northwestern Mutual is hosting this event in honor of Hudson Hutchins of Lindale, Texas and Ceely Stout of Sulphur Springs, Texas. There will be unlimited putt-putt, music, games, face painting, raffle drawings, and more. There is a $15 per person entry fee that includes unlimited putt-putt games, two game tokens, one drink, one ice cream sandwich, and one raffle ticket. For info contact (903)730-9313 or email This will be held at Putt-Putt Fun Center, 2311 E. Southeast Loop 323, Tyler. June 10th - Jacksonville Tomato Festival Celebrate this day of entertainment and activities downtown that pay homage to the city’s heritage as a tomato-growing center. For more info, see our feature article. June 10th (10am-5pm) - Black Music Appreciation Month Festival - Black Music Month is an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7th, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music. This celebration will be held in Downtown Tyler in conjunction with Hit the Bricks and is free to attend. For more info go to or call (903)218-1388. • 9

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Every Second Saturday, Downtown Tyler is the Place to Be! By Holli Fourniquet On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over will converge in Downtown Tyler for a new event called Hit the Bricks. Downtown Tyler will be bursting with family fun, entertainment, music, food, history tours, art, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant, bar, or retail establishment. With its ongoing revitalization, Downtown Tyler has become a happening place to be. So far, it’s still one of Tyler’s best kept secrets, but the secret is out! Visit Tyler, the City of Tyler, and Downtown businesses, organizations, and enthusiasts are all coming together to organize activities for the entire family the second Saturday of every month throughout Downtown Tyler. Hit the Bricks will offer a chance for the community to come together in the heart of the city. The next Hit the Bricks will be happening all day June 10th. Special activities on June 10th include: • Black Music Month Festival on the Square, 10am-5pm. This free event will be fun for the whole family! Enjoy music, food from Brown Suga Catering, vendors, and more. • Edwin Holt & Red Clay Roadhouse will be live in concert at Liberty Hall at 8pm. Tickets are $20-$50. • ETX Brewing Co. will offer brewery tours at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Also, enjoy beer brats, street tacos, and more, as well as live music and fun. • Gallery Main Street will be featuring its annual 6x6 exhibit. View and purchase hundreds of art pieces on display created by participants from all over. • Art and Seek: Local artists will hide art around Downtown. The first to find it gets to keep it! • Half Mile of History self-guided tour: this is an outdoor, half-mile loop around the Square that commemorates significant people, places, or events in Tyler. For a list of locations along the Half Mile of History go to historicpreservation. • Later in the night enjoy live entertainment at Rick’s on the Square and Garage Bar. • Take a Haunted Walking or Riding Tour with Jericho’s Tours of Tyler. It’s $15 per person for the Riding Tour and $8 per person for the Walking Tour. Attendees must pay

in advance online or in cash at the time of the tour (no checks). Tours are limited to 11 people for the Riding Tour, but no limit for the Walking Tour. The Walking Tour will start at 8:30pm and meet by the fountain on the square. The Riding Tour will start at 9:30pm and meet at the Chamber of Commerce. Reservations are required for the Riding Tour. The Walking Tour will start at 8:30pm, and the Riding Tour will start at 9:30pm. To make reservations go to While you’re in Downtown enjoying one of the special events, be sure to check out some of the Downtown businesses. Stop into one of Downtown’s newly opened shops. These stores offer unique items that can only be found in Downtown Tyler. El Guapo Records sells vintage and new vinyl records and 903 Handmade features collections from quality handmade makers local, around Texas, and around the country. Visit one of the Downtown family friendly attractions including Goodman-Legrand Home & Museum, Cotton Belt Depot, Discovery Science Place, Liberty Hall, Smith County Historical Society, Gallery Main Street, or the Tyler Public Library. For dinner sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown eateries. Find anything from cheap tacos and bar food to fine dining and everything in between. There’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too. There is free parking Downtown for Hit the Bricks in the Fair Plaza parking garage (located right beside ETX Brewing Co. and across the street from The Foundry Coffee House), free parking on the square, or free valet parking at Rick’s and Jack Ryan’s. Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday is an event you won’t want to miss! Each one will be unique and different, but rain or shine, cold or hot, there will always be something to do in Downtown on the second Saturday of every month. So grab your friends and family and “Hit the Bricks!” For a full list of activities each month go to

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June 24th, 6-10pm. Tickets are currently on sale. Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl is a special event that draws visitors to the Downtown area. More than 500 people will come Downtown to enjoy wine and food samples, music, art, and more. Locally owned restaurants and area vineyards will offer food and wine samples in Downtown buildings around the square. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and only 500 tickets are sold. This event usually sells out quickly. A ticket entitles a guest to visit each of the wine and restaurant sites to enjoy a sample of wine and/or food. Wineries will offer guests a sample of wine. Guests may just have the sample (one per guest) or may purchase wine by the glass or by the bottle. Guests will also be entitled to a sample from each participating restaurant. Art and music are also part of the event. Host businesses are encouraged to promote themselves with special sales, bounce-back coupon sheets, flyers, and more. This event serves as a fundraiser for the City of Tyler Main Street Program, which must fundraise a large portion of its annual budget. Among the department’s Downtown revitalization programs, the Main Street office manages Gallery Main Street and all of its programming, assists business and property owners, and produces a range of special events. Security will be provided by off– and on-duty police officers. For more info and questions email Sign-up requirements for wineries, restaurants, and vendors are available at DowntownTylerWineSwirl.

Crafting Dreams In Downtown Tyler By Johnny Griffith East Texas has always been home to a strong community of artisans and crafters who take their creativity and pour it into a creation of some sort or another. Typically the only outlets for these “makers” has been festivals, Canton Trades Days, or online. Starting this year, however, a new store in Downtown Tyler opened, and the makers as well as buyers of artisan made merchandise couldn’t be more excited. 903 Handmade is a local brick and mortar storefront catering to merchandise, as the name might suggest, handmade by small batch artisans as opposed to large scale production. The brainchild of Kristy and Nate Norman, 903 Handmade is an extension of their inner creativity and a collaboration with artists from the East Texas area as well as all over the country. Both transplants to the area, Kristy and Nate have embraced the area as their own, and it’s truly a family endeavor as they rotate between working the store and shuttling kids to competitive sports or activities as they integrate family and work. We caught them in between activities recently and managed to get a moment to talk about what 903 means to them and what’s going on Downtown: Johnny: So let’s start with a bit of background for you guys. Who are you, and what brought you to the area? 903: Kristy grew up in Texas, in the Mesquite area, and moved to East Texas (Lindale) when she was a senior in High school. Nate grew up in Michigan and moved here about seven years ago with Target. Kristy went to college at Stephen F. Austin State University and got her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Art. Nate went to college at Central Michigan and got a degree in Business and Marketing. We met about a year and a half after Nate moved to Texas through mutual friends. We’ve both always had a drive to do something on our own and saw this as a perfect way to do so. We have three kids: Sophie (15), Camden (13), and Levi (14 months). We want the store to be part of our kids lives and want to help teach them what it’s like to work for something and give them the skills they need to go out and work in the community. Johnny: Why the name 903 Handmade? What’s the significance to you? 903: Once we knew we wanted to open the store, we had all kinds of different names and variations. We wanted something that helped say who we are in the name. Both of us came up with this same name, and when we talked, we both brought it up. 903 being the area code and pairing that up with “handmade” fit. Johnny: When did you first get the craft bug? 903 Kristy: I’ve has always had the “craft bug;” when I was growing up, my mom always made things, so it’s always been a part of what I do. In 2010, I started making jewelry as Lou Cs Designs. Making hand formed and hand stamped charms, bracelets, and necklaces. I’m excited to have an outlet and to see people enjoy my work! 903 Nate: I started making things with my

Grandfather. My grandma and grandpa would make wooden crafts and travel around to shows. When I would stay with them, I always loved the fact that I would get to work with my grandfather in his shop. In fact, we have not been able to park a car in our garage for several years now because the shop has taken over most of the area. Johnny: At what point did you start to get the idea that this could be more than a hobby? 903 Nate: It’s been a dream of both of ours for several years. We’ve talked about it for a long time, but never took a leap. Kristy was doing a show in Tyler with Lou Cs Designs and ended up being next to Aristeo with El Guapo Records. She started talking with him during the downtime and shared her dream of having a store with her jewelry and also other makers. He was about to open his store and told us we had to come check out the spot next to him. Shortly after that I went and looked at the location and thought it was great. One Sunday I told Kristy to get our son, and we were going for a ride. I took everyone to the store. After about two weeks of thinking and going back and forth on it, we called the property manager. We spent several hours in the store and finally made the decision to go for it. The rest fell into place. Johnny: What was your family’s reaction when you decided to open a brick and mortar? 903 Nate: Our family has been very supportive. Kristy’s mom is one of our makers as well as her sister-in-law. Not only that but they help us a lot with the store and our kids. Johnny: When did you officially open? 903 Kristy: Our first day open was February 10th. We spent almost a month getting displays, building a pallet wall, and meeting with makers for inventory. At the beginning of February, I told Nate that we were going to open on the 10th. It was a lot of very long days working to get everything set up to make it happen. Since we’ve opened, we’ve continued to add on new makers and items. Johnny: How was the response been so far? 903: The response so far has been awesome! We get new people into the store almost daily, and they all have great things to say. We’ve both heard several people say they are happy to see something like this, and they are excited to see what is happening Downtown. Johnny: Do you just showcase your own creations or you collaborate with other local artisans? 903: Both of us have items in the store, but we also have items and collections from makers local to Tyler/East Texas, makers from around Texas, and from around the country. Our goal is to find quality makers both locally and around the country. A little over half of our makers are from East Texas and the Dallas area. Johnny: What type of things can be found at

903 Handmade? 903: We carry quality handmade items from baby clothes made from vintage t-shirts and sweatshirts, burp cloths, teethers to leather and canvas handbags/purses. We even carry a maker from Dallas that uses nothing but recycled materials to make bottle openers and glasses. We have a little something for everyone. Johnny: What has been your proudest moment so far with 903 Handmade? 903: There have been a few. First is being able to work with some awesome businesses in the Downtown area. Everyone has a vision of what we all know it can be. Seeing things like the Off the Square Block Party come together and being able to team up with other small businesses has been awesome. Secondly, we want to support the community that has been supporting us. We just did our first event teaming up with Royal Family Kids and Teen Reach Adventure Camps to help raise money for them. We had a whole day where a portion of sales went to their ministry. Lastly, was a couple of weeks ago when we were at a makers fair in Dallas. We were talking to some makers and telling them who we were, and several of them already knew us. Neither of us really thought anyone outside of Tyler knew anything about us. It was both humbling and very rewarding. Johnny: What’s on the horizon for you and the store? 903: We’re working on getting a website where we can sell online as well as in the store. Right now we just have a small store on our Facebook page but would love to expand this. Johnny: When a new customer walks through the door, what’s the most common reaction? 903: We hear a lot of how they love seeing a store like this with handmade items. They’re happy that we did this, and they can help support makers and also local makers. 903 Handmade is located at 253 S. Broadway. Downtown Tyler, (903)630-7823, and on Instagram.


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Spreading the Gospel of Good Music By Johnny Griffith There’s a new, old sound being heard across venues in East Texas the past couple of years that is part push-back from mindless “Bro-Country,” part ghosts of troubadours past, and part simple expression of the roots of East Texas. Call it Outlaw Country, Train Music, Old-School Country, or HonkyTonk music, the music brings back shades of old Willie, Waylon, Johnny, Merle, and others when country music was more like a sit-down with an old friend over a beer, as opposed to a night at the club drinking cosmopolitans. One of these new troubadours is Lee Mathis and his band The Brutally Handsome. Longtime friends, Lee Mathis and Philip Griffith have been showing up at local venues spreading the gospel of good music across the barrooms, taprooms, and pretty much anywhere with enough room for a few guitars and people willing to listen. We tracked down the duo recently to get some background on what this new revival is all about. Johnny: I’ve got to ask this first: Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome, I’m assuming that’s a reference to “Life In The Fast Lane” by The Eagles. How did you guys come up with that name? Lee: I’ve been an Eagles fan for years and years, and we wanted a band name that was tongue in cheek, but gave reference to some of our influences. It was either that or Lee Mathis and the Knights in Satan’s Service, which now that I think about it... Philip: Yep, “Life In The Fast Lane” was the inspiration for that. I always thought that was a cool line: “...he was brutally handsome, she was terminally pretty,” so when we were kicking around ideas for a band name, I just threw that one out and it stuck. We all love the Eagles, so it seemed fitting. Also, we’ve got some pretty solid self-esteem going on. Johnny: Speaking of the Band, besides you guys, who rounds out the rest of the full band, and how did you all meet? Lee: Phil Howard is our other guitarist, and we’ve known each other since high school. Jon Morrow is our bass player, and I met him through a mutual friend. I didn’t realize at the time, but I grew up with his little brother. Marcus Jones, our drummer, came along, and added some instant chemistry and light-heartedness to the band. Johnny: When did you two first get into music, and who were some of your early influences? Lee: I got my first guitar Christmas of 1993, and I actually still have it. It’s an old Sears acoustic that still keeps perfect tune. I honestly didn’t grow up listening to a lot of music. I was kind of sheltered in that regard. When I did start listening, I remember my first two biggest influences were Hank Williams Jr. and Travis Tritt. I kind of fell into that 90’s country stuff that I’m glad I fell out of later on. I had some friends that introduced me to the Eagles, Tom Petty, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Wow, I was a sponge after that. Philip: I’ve always been into music in one way or another, even before learning to play. Phil Howard and I shared a love for the Beatles and Guns n’ Roses, and in 9th grade science class he declared that he would teach me to play guitar, and we were starting a band. My earliest musical influences were probably the Statler Brothers, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Beatles, James Taylor, and others. Not long after picking up the guitar, my brother in law turned me on to Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Next came a lot of progressive rock, metal, grunge, and rap. Def Leppard is hands down my favorite band. I just love those guys. Johnny: What were some of the things you guys were doing musically before the current collaboration? 14 •

Lee: I was lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist in a band that just didn’t make it. After that, I reached out to Philip, and he and I did some acoustic stuff for quite some time. In fact, our acoustic shows are still some of the most fun things we do. You never know what we may play. Philip: Just before we decided to put a full band lineup behind Lee, Phil Howard and I were playing in the Gene Evans Band. Lee had been with Blind Mojo. Blind Mojo was ending, so Lee and I were playing a lot of acoustic dates. Gene decided to wrap up GEB to focus on his business, so the time seemed right to throw the band behind Lee. Johnny: Lee, your sound is very much a homage to a style of country that seems to be enjoying a revival these days. When did you decide to be a “honky-tonk country singer,” and do you feel it was an extension of who you always were musically, more of a rebellion against the manufactured “bro-country,” or a bit of both? Lee: It seems like I’ve been a Waylon, Willie, and Merle fan for as long as I can remember, and that’s just home base to me. I remember distinctly going to see a Hank Williams Jr. concert a few years ago in Bossier City, and he had two openers, Eric Church and Jamey Johnson. When Jamey took the stage, I was amazed by his voice and his stripped down but polished sound. It wasn’t long after “In Color” had come out, and it amazed me how well written his songs were and his delivery. He probably said two words to the crowd during his hour long set that night, and he even did quite a few covers of people he loved. What do you know, we ended up having a lot of the same of what Jamey called “Honkytonk Heroes.” I started picking up guys like Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, Chris Stapleton, and Sturgill Simpson. I’ve never been a fan of the “bro-country” stuff, and all these guys have the voices to go along with that “three chords and the truth” style that I can relate to. Johnny: About how many shows a month are you guys currently pulling right now? Lee: My best guess is around 12-18 gigs a month. We’ve pulled two a day several times, but I love it. I want to be that band that’s known as a hard working band. There’s a lot of bands that I know of, mostly on a national level, that you just hardly ever hear from. They’ll take a two-year hiatus or more, but I can’t see us doing something like that, even if I just have to grab my guitar and go play with some buddies or do a song swap, that’s what it’s all about to me. Johnny: How much of your set is original stuff as opposed to covers? Lee: Right now, we’ve got four originals in the set. I’ve got a binder full of lyrics that are looking for melodies. It’s fun to me when we take an old song that I wrote in 2002 and put music to it. We’re going to eventually get more and more originals in the set, but I still want to pay homage to Merle, Waylon, and the guys that paved the way. Philip: Currently, we’re playing about four hours worth of material, and we’ve only had time to work up four of the originals with the band. That will change very soon, but rehearsal time is critical, and we’re always looking for ways to change the set in response to the audience. The other originals that we want to add to the set will take higher priority over the next few weeks as time permits. Johnny: Where do you pull inspiration from for your originals? Lee: Well, life is where you get the best stuff. However, I’ve written some that were too autobiographical at different points in my life. I’ve written a couple where it’s about situations friends have gotten into. I’ve written some where it’s stuff I’ve gotten into. There’s love songs. There’s blues songs. There’s country heartache songs. I’ve never run short on ideas. Philip: When writing together, Lee usually comes in with most of the lyrics sketched out really well, so my role is generally to form a musical framework with just the right arrangements. Then, we beat our heads against the wall refining the lyrics to best convey the ideas while still fitting with meter, inflection, and so on. It’s a process. Johnny: What’s been your best on-stage memory, so far, with this project?

Lee: I used to sit around just wondering why gigs were hard to book. They still are at times, but not as much anymore. But when it was hardest, and I was having a hard time playing anywhere, out of the blue, a musician from Longview named Allen Wayne Nichols, messaged me and asked if I’d be willing to play a show at Memphis Bar in Longview opening for his band, Outbound Train, who was opening for a reunion show of Flyin’ Kornbread. I gladly accepted. I had no idea what to expect. I had never met Allen Wayne, much less any of the people that would be there that night. Philip played that night with me, duo acoustic. We got there; Al was so nice, like we’d known each other for a while. He introduced me to some guys that I literally call some of my best friends now. I met his band, the infamous Doghouse Dave Stopani and Kevin Blalock, as well as other musicians there that night, like David Baxter who was the lead singer of Flyin’ Kornbread as well as David Smith, lead singer of Double Nickel Band. All those guys are just aces in my book. Another thing that made that evening so great for me was getting up on stage and not knowing what to expect. We had a great show, and after every song, people were hooting and hollering and loving it. All of the musicians were really supportive as well, and to this day, we all support each other and try to lift each other up. Philip: I think our first show at a place called Pinky’s really stands out in my mind, because it showed us that if we keep working at it, this band can be something good. Johnny: What’s been your best off-stage memory? Lee: In August of 2016, my wife and I met Hank Williams Jr. before a show in Houston. I didn’t actually get a whole lot of time to talk to him, but I said, “Man, I have been waiting for this moment to meet you for 30 years!” He has this charisma about him that’s larger than life on stage, but he’s very personable. We shook hands, and I have a great photo and memory of that meeting. Philip: Lee and I went to the Generation Axe tour and did the meet and greet with Zack Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Tosin Abasi, and (my hero) Steve Vai. Lee offered his condolences to Steve for losing the guitar battle to the Karate Kid. It was great! Johnny: Who in music gets you excited when you listen to them right now? Lee: Musically, I’m all over the place. Just today I listened to an old Merle Haggard album that just struck a nerve and made me say, “Damn, Merle!” I really get excited when I hear guys like Blackberry Smoke, and I still love guys like KISS. I dig a lot of the local guys too such as Outbound Train, Double Nickel Band, Nick Brumley, and the Mansion Family. Philip: Ian Moore, Devin Townsend, Biffy Clyro, Celldweller (Klayton/Circle of Dust), Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Dream Theater, and tons more. Johnny: What’s on the horizon for Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome for the rest of 2017 and beyond? Lee: We’ve got our first album coming out at the end of July that we’re excited about. It may very easily replace Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the Eagles “Greatest Hits 19711975” as the best selling album of all time that is if I can afford to buy that many. We’re going to keep playing as often as we can, broadening our radius of how far we play. In November, we’re opening for Jason Boland & the Stragglers at Love & War in Lindale; we’re psyched about that one! We’re so proud of the

name we’re building and the places that we’ve played that has embraced our music and what we do. Philip: We’ve got an album coming out July 29th, and we’ve got Phil Howard moving to second electric guitar. Phil adds tons more energy to the show as a guitarist. He and I have always worked well together as a guitar team. He had been playing keys with us, but we felt that asking him to move to guitar would be a good kick in the seat of the pants for all of us. Johnny: What would you tell a first time fan to expect at your show? Lee: It’s not a straight up country show. There’s a lot of southern rock as well as blues in our show. Just when you think we’re fixing to take you to George Jones town, we’ll play “The Thrill Is Gone” by B.B. King. It’s a high energy show, and I’m so fortunate to have two amazing guitarists, a rock steady melodic bass player, as well as a great drummer, and I play guitar too. It’s real Americana music but there’s no categories that we stick to. You’ll hear Waylon, Blackberry Smoke, Led Zeppelin, and there’s some of the newer country guys that you’ll hear too, but they all sing country the way country used to be played and is finally being played again. I’m also really proud of our originals, and each show, I see people singing along to songs I’ve written. That’s one of the greatest feelings in the world for a musician. Philip: Expect to hear some of the great country classics mixed with newer country artists that are keeping “real country” alive. Of course, the Brutally Handsome is a rock and roll band at heart, so expect some good ol’ southern rock and a bit of blues. Our goal is to keep upping the ante with our onstage energy. Upcoming Shows: • June 2nd - The Catch, Longview (Acoustic Show) • June 3rd - The Garage Bar, Tyler (Full Band) • June 23rd - ETX Brewing, Tyler (Acoustic Show) • June 24th - Pinky’s On The Bayou, Bossier City, La (Full Band) • June 30th - The Catch, Longview (Acoustic Show) • July 15th - The Bar C Club, Queen City (Full Band) • July 29th - CD Release Party at The Memphis Club, Longview (Full Band) For more info go to LeeMathisSolo.

Radney Foster Announces Texas Tour Dates Radney Foster is

coming to Lindale to Love & War in Texas on June 2nd! Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Radney Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He’s written and produced songs for Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban, Sara Evans, and the Dixie Chicks. Radney Foster will be playing 12 shows throughout Texas in June, with full dates listed below. More about Radney Foster Though Radney has been telling stories in song for more than three decades, his latest endeavor digs a bit deeper. The Sycamore Creek project includes a CD as well as a book of short fiction. While they stand alone, the

full story is told through both the book and album. Radney has also recently released “The Foster” EP with singer-songwriter Kyle Hutton, which benefits foster care aid and awareness in Texas. The two teamed up for the fivesong project, which came out March 31st, to bring awareness to the lack of available, safe homes and many children in need throughout the state. All proceeds from the EP go back to foster care awareness and aid in Texas. You can read more about Radney and his current projects via “Texas Monthly,” “Billboard,” and “American Songwriter.”

Tour Dates

• June 2nd - Lindale, Love & War in Texas * • June 3rd - Plano, Love & War in Texas * • June 4th - Georgetown, Sheraton Conference Center & Hotel Benefitting Help Our Wounded • June 8th - Alvin, “Alvin Live” • June 9th - Austin, The Saxon Pub • June 10th - Eden, Green Apple Arts Center • June 11th - Kerrville, Kerrville Folk Festival • June 28th - Beaumont, Courville’s Restaurant • June 29th - Tomball, Main Street Crossing • June 30th - New Braunfels, Gruene Hall • July 1st - Port Aransas, Black Marlin *With full band

Big Pines Blues Festival:

June 2nd & 3rd Longview Gets The Blues This two-day outdoor blues festival, formerly T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, will take place again this year and guarantees a great lineup of blues. The event will take place at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center located at 100 Grande Blvd., Longview.

Performance Schedule: Friday, June 2nd

“New faces of the blues” featuring young up-and-coming blues artists will perform. Sponsored by Welch Funeral Home, The Cammack Family, and Marcus and Karla Welch. Gates open at 4pm and admission is free. Scheduled are: • The Peterson Brothers • Ally Venable Band • Riverside Blues Band with Carter Wilkinson (2016 T-Bone Walker Junior Showcase winner) • Red House Revival, featuring Andrew Greear (2016 Junior Showcase finalist)

Upcoming Concerts June 10th (10am-5pm) - Black Music Month

Festival 2017 - Black Music Month is an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7th, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music. The festival is free to attend and will include food by Brown Suga Catering, Comedian Mama Jo’, dancing, music, vendors, and kids activities. For more info find the event on Facebook. June 10th (8pm) - Edwin Holt & Red Clay Saturday, June 3rd Roadhouse - Join the Roadhouse once again A full day of blues music with the Junior in Tyler as they keep the home fires burning Showcase youth competition in the morning taking it back to where it all began. Standing and professional entertainment starting midfirm with some of the greatest musicians to ever afternoon. Festival concludes with the Big pick up an instrument or wail a tune, this band’s Pines Jam hosted by Jimmy Wallace and the mission is to transform your soul by bringing Stratoblasters about 11pm. Scheduled are: outstanding entertainment to folks who love real • Darrell Nulisch music. Tickets are available at rosepickermusic. • Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones Blues Band com starting at $20. The concert will be held at • AJ Cascio & The Two Tone Blues Band Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin St., Down• Johnny and The Night Crawlers town Tyler. • Pleasant Hill Quilting Group June 16th (8pm) - The Purple Hulls - You There will also be a car and cycle show, a could easily say that identical twins Katy Lou fun run, food vendors, and beverages. and Penny Lea Clark of The Purple Hulls were Tickets born to make music together. The Purple Hulls Tickets for the 2017 two-day event are are no stranger to road life and are now blazing currently available online. There will be no the trail as a dynamic sister duo, showcasing admission charge for the Friday, June 2nd per- their unique sibling harmonies while ripping formances. Advance general admission tickthe strings off any instrument they can get their ets for the Saturday, June 3rd performances are hands on. If you’re looking for authentic acoustic priced at $20. VIP packages are available. driven music delivered at its best, your search is This will be held at the Maude Cobb Con- over. Tickets are $10-20. VIP box seats are $125 vention Center, 100 Grande Blvd., Longview. and admit four. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. For tickets go to Erwin St., Downtown Tyler,

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The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9

Tuesday, June 27th

Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Patrick James, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Thursday, June 22nd Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony7-10 mous, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Chris Colston, 7-11 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Dakotas Chop House – Douglas Jay Boyd, Mic, 7-10 7-10 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Grace Pettis, Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 6-8 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Oliver, 6-9 Razzoo’s – Ally Venable Band, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 7-11 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Friday, June 23rd

11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Chris Colston, Saturday, June 17th 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lady Chazz & Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 The Tramps, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – John Tipton Trio, Coyote Sams – Meredith Crawford, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Jonah Gonzales, 8-11 8-11 El Guapo – DJ Klinz, DJ Rifle, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junebug Fest. ETX Brewery – Lee Mathis, 7-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Allen Wayne 11am Nichols, 7-10 FRESH – Frio River Band, 6-9 FRESH – Proven Justice, 6-9 Kawa’s – Heather Harper, 7-10 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lago Del Pino – Elegant Few, 9-12 Lake Palestine Resort - Kid Icarus Project, Kawa’s – Blake Hopkins & Jacob Fair, 7-10 3-6 Lago Del Pino – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – The Powell Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Brothers, 9-1 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, M6 Winery – David Cooley & Friends, 8-12 12:30-6 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Billie Jo Republic Icehouse – King Richard & The Sewell & Tammy Marler, 8-12 Bayou Boys, 8-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Private Drive, 8-12 Rick’s – DJ No Cover, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 5, 9-1 Rose City Farmer’s Market - Eric Moseley Stanley’s BBQ – Senior Gringo, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Duo, 8am-12 noon Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Rotolo’s – Heather Harper, 9-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, The True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 London Souls, 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Saturday, June 24th True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ally Venable Band, 9-1 Sunday, June 18th Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick Band, Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 8-11 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The El Guapo – Jeremiah Jackson, 5-8 ETX Brewery – The Scrips, 7-9 Acoustics, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 3-5, Jennifer Lynn, 7-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Love & War, Lindale – Gary Nicholson, Pat FRESH – Kopastetic, 6-9 Kawa’s – Pocket Tangerine, 7-10 Waters, 9-1 Lago Del Pino – Live Music, 8-12 Monday, June 19th Lake Palestine Resort - Grant Cook, 3-6 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, M6 Winery, Bullard – Jed Dillingham, 6-9 3:30-6 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Chris Tuesday, June 20th Colston, 9-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Munkey Rench, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Bradford Loomis, Rick’s – Live 80, 9-1 Rose City Farmer’s Market -Withrow 7-10 Cooley & Friends, 8am-12 noon F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Rotolo’s – Doubleshot, 9-1 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Tuxedo Cats, 6-9 mous, 8-12 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Mic, 7-10 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Republic Icehouse – Heather Little, 6-8 Yamato – DJ, 8-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris XLN – Big Hotel, 9-1 Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, Sunday, June 25th 7-11 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Wednesday, June 21st The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Acoustics, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ryan DoughThe Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 erty, 7-10

Wednesday, June 28th

The Back Porch, Kilgore – Matthew Jackson, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Josh Newcom, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9

Thursday, June 29th

The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lorri Rice, 7-10 Circle M Crawfish – Chris Colston, 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Lauren Alexander, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Shane Rendon, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Kawa’s – Karaoke, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Clint Alford, 8-12 Razzoo’s – Paul Shafer, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9

Friday, June 30th

11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Coyote Sams – Paul Shaffer, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Kadie Lynn, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Lucas For Sheriff, 7-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junior Clark, 7-10 FRESH – Coldfire, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Lago Del Pino – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Mike Ryan, Truck Stop Gamblers, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Cody Canada & The Departed, 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick Band, 8-12 Rick’s – DJ No Cover, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ian Moore, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12

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the donors, supporters, contributors, and volunteers that they have been able to provide this incredible contribution. The 2017 Cattle Barons’ Gala will be held on August 12th at Texas Rose Horse Park/ Brunson Equestrian Center, 14078 State Hwy. 110 N., Tyler. This one-of-a-kind evening featuring food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much past 30 years, more will be highlighted with this year’s headthe commuliner Trace Adkins. nity and the With a rich history in country music, Trace surrounding areas have is a perfect fit for the theme, “Legends of the joined together Call,” which honors those legends in the community who have fought the fight against canto contribute more than cer as well as the volunteers, businesses, sponsors, and members of the medical community $10 million who are themselves legendary for working and dollars to the American Can- giving tirelessly to find a cure for this dreaded disease. cer Society of Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered Tyler. It is only because of the countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more than 10 million albums. His hits include generosity of

“You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” In recent years, Adkins has performed ten USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil rig worker recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins played a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, and Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted GAC’s

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“Legends of the Call”

This is a benefit to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. In addition to fundraising for local services, the event helps increase education and awareness to make people understand that there are services available for them whenever they are diagnosed with a cancer. This year’s Li’l Wrangler is Annie Merrick, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Merrick For more info and tickets go to or call (903)597-1383.

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provided. It is free to watch these historic classic movies. June 3rd (10am-2pm) - Fiber Artists Live Demo - Join the Library for this fun live demo. June 7th (6-8pm) - Hunt for Ghosts - Hunt for Ghosts in the Library with Mike McCaskill, Ghost Speaker/Ghost Hunter who will be here to lead those attending on an after hours ghost The Tyler Library will host many exciting hunt in the library. This is an 18+ event; the summer events. The Tyler Library is located at program could be scary for children. 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Most events June 19th (9-10am) - Heritage Quest - Join • July 28th - Toni Simmons Story Teller are free. The Library is open Monday-ThursHeritage Quest with 1st Vice-President, Quarday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday Kid Buzz terly Editor, and Former President of The East 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. For more info Held Wednesdays 2-3:30pm for kids in Texas Genealogy Society Scott Fitzgerald. call (903)593-7323 or go to 1st-5th grades, Kid Buzz will teach children about various topics this summer. Topics are: June 14th (5-7pm) - Finding Bigfoot - Jeff Children • June 7th -Build A Tool Box with Home Depot Stewart, also known as The Cryptohulk, is a • June 14th - Ed-ZOO-cational, Caldwell Zoo wildlife expert and Cryptozoologist. Jeff will Storytimes All storytimes will be in Taylor Auditorium. • June 21st - Bees, Monarchs, and Seed Bombs be giving a talk on finding Bigfoot and other outdoor creatures. If you are a Bigfoot fan or with Ranger Boyd from Tyler State Park • Leeme un Cuento/Read to Me Storytime just love hearing outdoor paranormal stories • June 28th - Coding with Sphero Robots (children 3-6) is on Mondays at 10:30am. this event is for you. • Lap & Play Time (babies up to 18 months) • July 12th - Reveal Art • July 19th - Age of Trash and K-cup creations June 15th, 22nd, and 29th (10am-12 noon)features stories, songs, and playtime with with Ranger Boyd from Tyler State Park developmental toys at 9:30am. Wool Needle Felting - Learn how to make • Toddler Explore Storytime (children under • July 26th: Breakout Box cute felt objects. All supplies are provided. age 3) is on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This class is open to adults ages 18 and up. Summer Stem/Steam Classes • Read Aloud Crowd Storytime (children 3-6 Registration is required, and space is limited. For kids in 4th-6th grades, held Fridays years old) is on Thursdays at 10:30am. Call the information desk for more details. 4-5:30pm. Topics scheduled are: • June 2nd - Rocket Science June 5th-July 28th - Summer Reading June 21st (6-8pm) - Aliens and Your Future Program at the Tyler Library - Log 12 hours • June 16th - Green Screen British best-selling author and Ufologist Nick • June 30th - Astronomy of reading to earn a free book and a chance Redfern will be on hand selling and signing his • July 14th - Bridge Building at prizes. Just setup an online account to log books with proceeds benefiting the Friends of your reading time by going to • July 28th - Water Colors the Tyler Library. Clairvoyant Buffy Clary will Makerspace will be held every Friday and following the Summer Reading Club link. look into your future and hopefully see a lot of 4-5:30pm. You can earn extra points by reading books reading and visits to the Tyler Public Library. from special lists, attending library events, Summer Movie Matinees 3rd Sunday of every month (2-4pm) Liberated playing online games, and more. More points The Summer Movie Matinees is free and Book Worms - Join the new Liberated Bookmean more chances for prizes. Don’t have happen on Mondays at 2pm and Tuesdays at worms Book Club featuring African American a computer or a smartphone with internet 10:30am. Movies scheduled are: writers. June selection: “All About Love” by access? No problem, you can log your reading • June 5th and 6th - “Trolls” Bells Hooks. time using the library’s computers or Wi-Fi. • June 12th and 13th - “Kung Fu Panda 3” Every Monday (4-5pm) - Adult Coloring - Enjoy The Summer Reading Program will kickoff • June 19th and 20th - “Sing” a relaxing and stress free session of coloring twice with Touch a Truck on June 5th, 9-11am. • June 26th - “Moana” a month. All materials are provided. 10th and 11th “The Lego Batman • July Every Thursday (2-4pm) - LEGO® Block Movie” Every Tuesday (10am-1pm) - Quilting Class Party - Children ages 3 and up, bring your • July 17th and 18th - “Kubo and the Two - Learn the art of quilting at the Library. Class imagination for an afternoon of building Strings” participants will complete individual and group and playing! LEGO® and Duplo Blocks are quilting projects. Fabric and quilt patterns will provided. LEGO® Block Party meets the first Teens be provided. Participants are asked to provide Saturday of each month. Teen Tuesdays their own sewing machines, if you have them, Story Time at Panera Every Tuesday this summer Tyler Library scissors, and neutral or white thread. For more Every Monday June 12th-August 14th (10am) will host entertaining and educational workdetails and a complete list of supplies please Story Time at Panera - Join the fun at this shops for your teen 2-3:30pm for students contact the Library’s information desk. story time for children ages 3-5 at Panera entering 6th-12th grades. It is free to attend. Every Tuesday (5:30-6:30pm) - Evening Bread, 5755 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. This is These include: Meditation - Learn the practice of Heartfulness • June 6th: Nerf War free to attend. • June 13th: Ed-ZOO-cational with Caldwell Meditation with Gayathri Kambhampati. Fab Fridays Every Wednesday (5:30pm) - Gentle Yoga Zoo Held 10:30am and 11:30am for ages 5 and • June 20th: Archery with Ranger Boyd from This gentle yoga class will be taught by Meagan up, Fridays will be fun learning and exploring. Vrba who is certified in yoga, CPR, and first Tyler State Park Topics scheduled are: aid. You must bring your own yoga mat. • June 27: Breakout Box • June 9th - Dru Woods Story Teller and • July 11th: Teen Chopped Every Saturday (11am-12 noon) - Crochet Puppeteer • July 18th: Age of Trash and K-cup creations Classes will be held on the 3rd floor Internet • June 16th - Blue Blazes Jump Rope Team with Ranger Boyd from Tyler State Park Center Workroom. These are free classes. • June 23rd - Fishing with Ranger Boyd from • July 25th: Interactive Harry Potter Movie Learn to crochet with Library staff and volunTyler State Park teers. All materials are provided. All experience Adults • June 30th - The Creature Teacher levels are welcome. • July 14th - Caddo Indian Mounds June 2nd and 16th (1:30pm) - Veteran’s Every second Saturday (2:30-3:30pm) - The • July 21st - Bats with Ranger Boyd from Tyler Movie - The movie is sponsored by the East Texas Genealogical Society - The East East Texas Veteran’s Alliance, and lunch is State Park

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Texas Genealogical Society meets in the Taylor Auditorium the second Saturday. Third Saturday of every month (11am-12 noon) - Beginner Computer Classes - The Library offers computer classes for the beginner. Classes will cover basic computer knowledge, email basics, job search basics, and how to write a résumé. Seating is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. Last Tuesday of every month, June 27th (10-11am) - Club Read - Join the Club Read group in discussing this month’s read "Independence Day" by Richard Ford.

Free Bus Rides will be June 1st - August 31st

Show your Tyler Public Library card and get on or off the bus at the bus stop located in front of the Fair parking garage, which is closest to the Library. Only one library card per family is required. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, over 18, at all times. Transit and transfer passes are free for children up to age 18, only to and from library. Adult passes are $1 each.

Summer Robot and Space Camps at TJC These are great camps for your children!

Campers must provide their own snacks. Meet at TJC Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center, 1205 S. Palmer. For more info or to register, go to robotics-camp. June 26th-30th (9am-12 noon)- Robot Camp - Instructed by Brian Kremer, coordinator for the Center for Earth and Space Science Education, invites middle school students to a week long, intensive summer camp experience held at CESSE. Participants will learn all about the different components of robotic systems. They will be able to build various robots that can complete a variety of different tasks. At the end of the week, the campers will be able to take home a robot that they built by themselves. For ages 10-14. The cost is $178 and includes a t-shirt, camp photo, and all supplies. Meet at TJC Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center, 1205 S. Palmer. June 19th-23rd and July 17th-21st (9am-12 noon) - Space Camp - Instructed by Brian Kremer, coordinator for CESSE, invites elementary school and middle school students to an out of this world, intensive summer camp experience. Participants will explore the many qualities and unique features of the Earth, the Moon, the Solar System, and our surrounding galaxy, the Milky Way. Each of the five, halfday sessions will include a planetarium show, outdoor activities (weather permitting), and classroom instruction in which students will be exposed to the many facets of Astronomy. For ages 8-12. The cost is $178 and includes a t-shirt, camp photo, and all supplies.

• August 14th-18th - “Chicken Run” • August 21st-25th - “Home” • August 28th-September 1st - “Monsters vs. Aliens”

Classics: Clint Eastwood

At CESSE This Month:

Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays and StarVisitors Parties to the Center

Relive your favorites on the big screen with our SMG Classics series! Call theater for times. • June 7th - “Dirty Harry” • June 14th - “Million Dollar Baby” for Earth & Space Sci• June 21st - “Magnum Force” ence Education (CESSE) • June 28th - “Mystic River” at TJC have a lot to do Daily show schedules are as follows: this month. Along with Classic DC There is something for all ages at local the ongoing exhibits and productions, these Tuesday-Friday June 6th-30th This Summer, the heroes of the DC Unimovie theaters. Join the fun! • 10am - Children’s Show verse take to the big screen! Relive your favor- events will take place. • 11am - “Space Park 360” ites on the big screen with our SMG Classics Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays • 12 noon series. Call theater for times. Held monthly, Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays are Catch a show in Downtown Tyler’s historic “Live Sky • July 5th - “V For Vendetta” fun for the entire family. Performances are theater, Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin, Tonight” • July 12th - “Batman” (1989) June 17th and July 15th. “Rock on Demand” Tyler. Movies scheduled are: • 1pm - “Ocean • July 19th “Batman Returns” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with • June 1st - “Double Take: False Colors” in Wonderland” • July 26th - “The Dark Knight” vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visiconjunction with Tyler Museum of Art • 2pm - “Hidtors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000• June 8th - “Double Take: The Tender Trap” • August 2nd - “The Watchmen (Director’s den Universe” Cut)” watt, digital surround sound system plays in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling • 3pm - “Great White Shark” • June 15 - “Double Take: Marooned” in con- • August 9th - “Superman” (1978) • 4pm - “Violent Universe” • August 16th - “Man of Steel” Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith. Tickets junction with Tyler Museum of Art are $5 for each show. Special Showings • June 29th - “Jaws” Special Needs Screenings • July 13th - “Bernie” Saturday, June 17th and July 15th A Star Party Saturday Family friendly movies are free for children • July 22nd - “Sordid Lives” Ongoing the first Saturday of each month • 7pm and 8pm - “Rock n Roll Saturday” with special needs and their siblings, with • July 27th - “Bubba Ho-Tep” (8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm), you can see a Star Saturday, June 24th adult tickets available for before-noon price. • August 3rd - “Mean Girls” Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot • 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, and 4pm - “Great Special Needs Screenings are shown with the • August 10th - “Fast Times at Ridgemont planetarium dome. Learn all about the stars, White Shark” lights up and the volHigh” the planets, and the constellations as you take • 1pm and 3pm - “Explore Wild Ideas with ume lowered, and chil• August 17th - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” a tour of the night sky and travel to distant the Shark Brothers” dren are free to move • August 24th - “Hoop Dreams” planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC around, talk, or even More Info Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at astronomy professor with telescopes set up Ticket vary depending on activity. 7pm unless noted. Tickets are available online dance in the aisles duroutside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at Most showsprices ing the movie. Special offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All at or at the door for $7. the astronomical objects with your own eyes Needs Screenings are Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for stuuntil 10pm. Best of all, it is completely free! shown at 11am. Parendents, children, and senior citizens. Individual tal guidance is always Dome Shows shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students, Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at suggested. The schedCESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only is 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are uled movies are: CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday (doors open $3. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the available at the door and at studiomoviegrill. 9:30am-4:30pm), Saturday (doors open front counter or at com. For more info call (903)508-6991 or go • June 3rd - “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead 10am-4:30pm). CESSE is closed on Sunday The Center for Earth & Space Science to Along with the hot Men Tell No Tales” and Monday. Please call for availability due to Education at TJC is located at 1411 E. Lake new movies, SMG offers classic movies and • June 10th - “Captain Underpants: The First possible field trips that have been scheduled. St., Tyler. special showings. Epic Movie” • June 24th - “Cars 3” Ghibi Fest Film Series • July 8th - “Despicable Me 3” Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnerEvery month Barnes & Noble (B&N) has a variety of events. All are ing to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces to free to attend. B&N Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. Tyler. Call theater for times. Movies are: For more info on this and other events call (903)534-3996 or go to • June 25th - “My Special Presentation Neighbor Totoro” July 24th (7:30-9pm) - “Look to the Sky” (Dubbed) Presented by Erik Hands” - Come one, come • June 3rd (11am) - “If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!” Storytime - If you see a poster that says “You Can Do Any• June 26th - “My all for a Special Screening of “Look To The thing at the Library!,” it is NOT giving you permission to put on a cirNeighbor Totoro” Sky,” an inspirational film that will give you cus! But Magnolia doesn’t see any problem with setting up her own (Subtitled) joy in your heart and compassion in your soul. big top. She’s got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball • July 23rd - Kiki’s Delivery Service” (Dubbed) “Look to the Sky”weaves together the uplifting routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won’t fit between the bookshelves? Activities to • July 24th - “Kiki’s Delivery Service” true stories of young people who have demfollow. (Subtitled) onstrated the spirit of Superman. This docu• June 10th (11am) - “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Storytime - With his trademark use of humor• August 27th and 28th - “Castle in the Sky” mentary explores the power of hope and the ous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech will truly inspire (Dubbed) importance of positive ideals while encouraganyone starting out in the world! Join this special Storytime with activities to follow. • September 24th - “Nausicaa of the Valley of ing viewers to find the superhero within them• June 17th (11am) - “Father’s Day” Storytime - Just in time for Father’s Day, this playful book the Wind” (Dubbed) selves. “Look to the Sky” is an inspiring look follows four father-child pairs as they spend happy, silly times together, popping bubble wrap, • September 25th - “Nausicaa of the Valley of at what is possible for the world and for your watching cartoons, and taking part in shopping cart races. These dads may look like grown-ups the Wind” (Subtitled) own lives. Put on your cape, and be inspired! on the outside, but underneath they’re kids just like you. Activities to follow. • October 29th - “Spirited Away” (Dubbed) Tickets are $11. For more info or to buy tick- • June 24th (11am) - “The Rainbow Fish” Storytime - This modern classic is celebrating its 25th • October 29th - “Spirited Away” (Subtitled) ets go to year in print! With eye-catching foil stamping glittering on every page, it offers instant child • November 26th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” appeal. But it is the universal message at the heart of this story about a beautiful fish who learns (Dubbed) to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions, that gives the book its lasting appeal. • November 26th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” Times Square Cinema Presents The 2017 Activities to follow. (Subtitled) Summer Movie Special. All movies FriChildren’s Summer Series day-Saturday and Monday-Thursday are at 9:30am. Doors open at 9am. Tickets are $1 SMG’s Children’s Summer Series offers and $3 Kid’s Combo’s are available. All Mova budget friendly entertainment option for ies Rated-G. families, summer camps, and weekday pro• June 9th-10th and 12th -15th - “Rio” grams to escape the summer heat by watching $1 screenings of recent, popular, children • June 16th-17th and 19th-22rd - “Rio 2” • June 23rd-24th and 26th-29th - “Ramona films. Call theater for times. and Beezus” Scheduled are: • June 30th-July 1st and 3rd-6th - “Chicken • June 5th-9th - “How to Run” Train Your Dragon” • July 7th-8th and 10th-13th - “Everyone’s • June 12th-16th - “Rio” Hero” • June 19th-23rd - “Turbo” • July 14th-15th and 17th-20th - “The Pea• June 26th-30th - “Trolls” nuts Movie” • July 3rd-7th - “Horton • July 21st-22nd and 24th-27th - “Space Hears a Who!” Chimps” • July 10th-14th - “Kung • July 28th-29th and 31st-August 3rd - “ChipFu Panda 3” munks: Chipwrecked” • July 17th-21st - “Shrek the Third” • August 4th-5th and 7th-10th - “The Tale of • July 24th-28th - “Madagascar” Despereaux” • July 31st-August 4th - “The Peanuts Movie” • August 7th-11st - “Ice Age: Dawn of the • August 11th-12th and 14th-17th - “Horton Dinosaurs” Hears a Who” • 19

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2:30pm) - “Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be on stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. This June 30th-July 2nd (Friday-Saturday at fabulously fun international award-winning 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “Peter Pan Jr.” musical is based on the adored movie. This is a STAR Camp student production on “Legally Blonde The Musical” follows the the Braithwaite Stage. Based on the Disney film transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, “Disney’s stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit Peter Pan Jr.” is a modern version of the time- of her dreams. This action-packed musical less tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up... explodes on the stage with memorable songs with no flying required. The score includes and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious new arrangements of classic Disney songs and and heart-warming, this musical is so much a story featuring one rousing adventure after World-class guest artists, the return of a fun, it should be illegal! “Legally Blonde The popular trio, and Beethoven’s monumental another. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to Musical” will take you from the sorority house Symphony No. 9 will headline East Texas her brothers, Michael and John, but when her to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, father announces she must move out of the new heroine (and, of course, her chihuahua, Richard Lee, music director and conductor, nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children Bruiser). Based on the adored movie, “Legally announced. and whisks them away to Neverland. Their Blonde The Musical” stays true to form with During five concerts, the orchestra will present music ranging from classics by Rachjourney introduces them to the Lost Boys, a peppy score and playful book. This musical maninoff, Brahms, and Bruckner to contemporary music by film score composer John Williams, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. marches John Philip Sousa, and the “Orange Blossom Special.” pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose “What a season,” Lee said. “As usual, there is something for every taste. I’m very excited when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden about the number of works that will be performed for the first time ever by the ETSO.” captain, who has his own sinister plans in Center. The box office is open Monday-Friday, Season tickets are on sale. Subscriptions for all five concerts start at $47. A three-concert mind for our hero. “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” is a 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. For more info call package is also available. magical story with countless opportunities for (903)592-0561 or October 7th, the season will open with acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker performing clever staging and design, and large ensemble Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concert will also feature the rarely-heard numbers featuring cliques of classic characters. July and August - Texas Shakespeare Festival - The Texas Shakespeare Festival is East Texas’ Helios Overture by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Tickets are $12.50 each. Tyler Civic Theatre only professional theater company. TSF is a November 11th, the Veterans Day concert will be a tribute to those who have served. It will is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to include a performance with East Texas Youth Orchestra of Tchaikovsky’s rousing 1812 Overthe Tyler Rose Garden Center. The box office is summer repertory company producing two ture. John Tyler High School ROTC Honor Guard will make a presentation during John Wilopen Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Shakespeare plays, a non-Shakespearean liams’ “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan.” The tribute will open with Suppe’s For more info call (903)592-0561 or tylerciv- classic, a musical, and a production for children during the summer. The main stage Light Cavalry Overture, and there will be works by Sousa, Debussy, Elgar, and Walton. Ret. Maj. productions are produced in rotating repertory Gen. Anthony Cucolo, vice chancellor of The University of Texas System, will serve as host. 22nd-25th (Evenings at 7:30pm, Thursday-Sunday with matinee and evening January 20th, 2018, the season will continue with the Dame Evelyn Glennie. Considered to June at 2:30pm) - “Rock of Ages” will performances each day. For more info go to be the foremost percussionist in the world, Glennie is the master of more than 1,000 percussion Sundays on stage at Liberty Hall. Presented by the instruments. She will play American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto. The con- be Tyler Civic Theatre, “Rock of Ages” takes you cert will also include Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. March 24th, 2018, a highlight of the season will be the return of “Time for Three.” This trio back to the times of big bands with big egos of classically trained musicians performed with the ETSO in 2015. During the concert, they will playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated present a blend of classical favorites and mash-ups of music by artists such as Justin TimberBroadway musical features the hits of bands lake, Katy Perry, and The Beatles. including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat April 28th, 2018, the season will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral, which includes the powerful “Ode to Joy” in the last movement. The orchestra will be joined by Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. This show four soloists, the ETSO Chorus, and the combined UT Tyler Chorus and Patriot Singers. Cam- will be performed at Tyler’s Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Downtown Tyler. For more info call eron Rose, director of choirs at The University of Texas at Tyler, will direct the choruses. (903)592-0561 or For more info or tickets go to or call (903)526-3876. All subscription series concerts are performed at the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts July 20th-23rd, July 27th-30th, and August EGuide Tyler Center. 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Art Inside the Artist’s Studio:

Danny Guire: Physical Graffiti By Derrick White I enjoy the physical look of graffiti art and the buildup of composite layers. From abandoned buildings to railroad cars, the graffiti style is visually interesting and captivating in its energy, boldness, and complexity. Keep in mind graffiti style artwork is different than plain and criminal vandalism. Graffiti suggests a powerful artistic style and a statement, often from those in our society who are disenfranchised and marginalized. It is layered and multifaceted street art expressing powerful messages to the general public, and it is different from scrawling a crude genital drawing or an offensive word in the destruction of someone else’s property. It is more artistic than what you find in a bathroom stall. Wikipedia describes graffiti as art “containing writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or painted (sometimes illicitly) on walls or other surfaces, often within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Now, paint, particularly spray paint, and marker pens are the most commonly used materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime. Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages, and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Controversies surrounding graffiti continue to create disagreements among city officials, law enforcement, and artists (or taggers/writers) wishing to display and seek appreciation for their work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti. It is a rapidly developing art form in which the value is highly contested and reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction. Good graffiti can become a cultural landmark of a city. Anonymous graffiti artist Banksy has attained worldwide notoriety with his

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provoking images painted or stenciled around the streets of London. Banksy has also recently taken on the political tensions of the Palestinian territories, where he has created images on Israel’s highly contentious West Bank wall. “A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to,” Banksy said.  Danny Guire is an East Texas artist from Longview working as a painter, sculptor, and muralist. Danny’s style is graffiti-esque in its spontaneity, flowing organic forms, and intrepid, vivid, colorful palettes. “I have been drawing since I was little,” Danny said. “I would go to church, and the sermon was in Spanish, so to keep me occupied I was given pencil and paper. I would doodle and draw robots.” Danny is from Arizona, and he and his family lived in Florida before settling in Longview in 1994. He recalls the colors and culture of Florida as being alive and vibrant and unlike anything he had seen before. While there, he kept to himself and looked for ways to stay busy. He would draw constantly and he also started drawing and copying Disney cartoon characters. Danny recollects, “When I first moved to Longview at the age of 12, I was the new guy once again. I started drawing graffiti imagery and break dancing. I was active in visual art through middle school and junior high. My father was a commercial painter, and I would help him paint apartments and houses solid colors. I got accustomed to painting on walls, and it has helped me with the confidence to tackle larger canvases.” “My cousin was a big inspiration,” Danny adds. “He made drawings while he was in the penitentiary. Some of his art made it into “Lowrider Arte” magazine. He would draw comic book characters as well as realistic portraits of celebrities. I love the creative mind. My

private collections throughout the region, distill scenes from iconic films ranging from the Elvis Presley vehicle “Tickle Me” to the noir classic “The Big Heat.” at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior Related programming in the works College main campus. Regular TMA hours include a summer film series co-hosted by are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5pm the City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall. The exhibition Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and runs through August 20th. most major holidays. The Museum is supUpcoming Exhibits ported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of Tyler. For more info call • June 4th-September 17th - “Making A Splash” (903)595-1001 or go to • October 1st-January 7th - “Andy Warhol: Through August Screen Prints & Snapshots” 20th: “Double Drawn from the Cochran Collection in Take: Works by Georgia, the works in this highly anticipated Ed Blackburn” exhibition represent a cross-section of some This solo of the most iconic output from history’s most show organized celebrated purveyor of Pop Art. The subjects by the TMA, range from the dark (Dracula) to the whimsihighlights the cal (Howdy Doody, Mickey Mouse), creating a acclaimed cross-section of Americana through the lens of Texas artist’s Warhol’s singular vision. The name recognition ongoing fascination with pop-culture, partic- that comes with Warhol is an immediate draw ularly movies. The 30-plus paintings, prints, in the art world, and we anticipate this exhibition easily to be among the 10 most popular and lithographs gathered from public and

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grandfather could play many musical instruments, my uncles were teaching me things from the break dancing era of the 1980’s, and I was learning to play the guitar with my family. I grew up with a lot of flavor and creativity surrounding me.” After graduating high school in 2000, Danny served in the U.S. Navy. He has explored the rave music scene (a large dance party featuring performances by DJs, selecting and mixing a seamless flow of loud electronic dance music). “My artistic expression has taken many forms from drawing to dancing to playing music to painting,” states the artist. Danny enjoys painting with acrylics and was recently reintroduced to oil painting. He is excited about exploring this medium with the pleasure and satisfaction he derives out of the process. Danny finds inspiration in many sources from Disney and other cartoons, like Voltron and “ThunderCats” (American animated television series) as well as Akira (a Japanese, science fiction, anime film), and a slew of other Anime. He is also inspired by music, breakdancing, and talented family members. “It has taught me patience and helped me to calm my mind, and in a sense, meditate as I work. Stress is the enemy,” says Danny. Regarding artistic challenges Danny mentions, “Selling art is difficult. The internet has helped, but it’s still the most difficult thing to deal with currently.” Longview arts advocate and art gallery owner Paula Davis has recently reopened P’s Gallery in Longview after a brief hiatus in 2012. Her gallery represents East Texas contemporary artists working in a variety of different media and styles, including the work of Danny Guire, whose work is on view all of June. She asked Danny to join her stable of artists in the TMA’s history. The exhibition continues through January 7th, 2018. Summer Art Camps Sign your children up for these fun Summer Camps! From late June-early August, close to 70 kids ages 7-13 and older dive into hands-on art experiences in a series of half-day and full-day camps. Each session is supervised by degreed artists and educators, and culminates with a small exhibition of campers’ work and a community reception. • June 12th-16th (9am-12 noon) - “Let’s Go Lego®” (ages 6-8) • June 19th-23rd (9am-12 noon) - “Let’s Go Lego®” (ages 9-12) • July 10th-14th (9am-12 noon) - “Action! Through Art” (ages 6-8) • July 17th-21st (9am-12 noon) - “Action! Through Art” (ages 9-12) • July 24th-28th (9am-12 noon) - “Rube Goldberg Challenge” (ages 6-8) • July 31st-August 4th (9am-12 noon) “Rube Goldberg Challenge” (ages 9-12)

back in 2011. She states, “I first met Danny when professor John Hillier of Kilgore College, brought his art appreciation class on a field trip to P’s Gallery. I knew then Danny had a lot of promise and appreciation, plus he has a good dedication to grow in his diversity. I am proud to be showing his work again.” P’s Gallery is located at 5576 Judson Rd., Longview. For more info follow artist Danny Guire and P’s Gallery on Facebook.

This Month at Gallery Main Street

Gallery Main Street is an arts hub for the community throughout the year. A new and unique exhibit is on display at the Gallery located at 110 W. Erwin St., Tyler. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 12 noon-4pm, closed Sunday. For more info call (903)593-6905,

6x6@110 To Be Held June 6th On June 6th, the 6x6 exhibit will open at

6pm. Each piece will be sold for $20, with all proceeds going to help fund the City of Tyler Main Street Department, which operates Gallery Main Street. The project earned the distinction of receiving the Best Promotional Event award from the Texas Downtown Association. Special credit for the success of 6x6@110 is project chairman Dace Lucia Kidd, a local artist who donates many hours of her time to see the project through. Over 700 6x6 canvas’ have been entered this year! For more info go to downtowntylerarts. com, call (903)593-6905, or follow the Downtown Tyler Facebook Page.

Upcoming Exhibits

Gallery Main Street features a new exhibit of original art approximately every eight weeks. Each exhibit opens with a Saturday reception at 5:30pm and features music, an opportunity to meet the artists, refreshments, and more. Remaining Gallery Main Street 2017 exhibits are: • July 8th - Opening of “Color Blind(ed)” • September 9th - Opening of “On the Cutting Room Floor” Exhibit • November 11th - Opening of “Heavy Metal” All Gallery Main Street exhibits are juried. Top-scoring pieces are selected, and the piece with the highest score receives a Best in Show. To enter your work, go to, select “Gallery Exhibits” from the left-side menu, and then select the “Gallery Exhibit Information for Artists” tab.


were advised to institutionalize her following her birth. Written by Pam and her husband David, it chronicles how she courageously accepted the challenges life put in front of her. Rather than seeking sympathy for the seemingly insurmountable obstacles she faced, she became a prime example of someone who turned “you can’t” into “I can!” From her placement in a school for handBy Gini Rainey icapped children to her eventual rise to the position of Supervisor of Speech Pathology at “She Will NOT Grow Walter Reed Hospital, this book follows the Out of It! A Memoir struggles and successes of Pam Silverwood. In of Love, Hope and an engaging style, filled with both pathos and Promise” by Pam humor, Silverwood and Hack recount her life Silverwood and David in a truly encouraging and uplifting manner. Their writing style together is perfectly B. Hack seamless and totally refreshing. This is defiThis heartnitely a “can’t put down” read that will leave felt story is about you feeling inspired and uplifted. a baby who was Rating: 5 of 5 – Copyright 2017, Amazon born with the Kindle Publishing Book worst degree of Spina Bifida and “If You Tell Me, I Can Fly!” by Sharon Thayer Sharon Thayer, a national award-winning whose parents

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author, brings another book to her readers that is filled with hope and promise of the ability to do just about anything they want. With two editions, one geared toward girls and the other toward boys, the suggested reader age is 8 through adult. Illustrated with amazing water colors by Linda Nagy, Thayer subtly encourages the reader with inspiration to believe in their ability to excel. By using several examples of residents of the animal kingdom, Thayer shares a message of encouragement. For example, in the story of a caterpillar dreaming of flying, we are poetically taken from caterpillar to chrysalis and butterfly – the realization of a dream. In conclusion, she compares the life of a young woman as she emerges from childhood’s cocoon. The analogy is lovely. What I find incredible about Sharon Thayer is her life’s journey from a dyslexic child to an inspirational author. A former teacher and owner of a nature-based childcare center, Thayer recognizes that those who need this message most are not in a place where

they can access it. Consequently, Carousel Publishing partners along with individuals and corporations is contributing and raising funds in order to place these books in their hands. Rating: 5 of 5 – Copyright 2017, Carousel Publishing, Inc.

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