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May 1, 2018 • Issue 5, Volume 6

Susan G. Komen® Race for the Cure, May 12th

M6 Winery, Celebrating Hit the Bricks for the Food Blacktop Mojo is Burning the Good Things Truck Festival Downtown Up The Roads These Days


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May 1, 2018 • Issue 5, Volume 6

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Things to Do » Susan G. Komen 2018 Tyler Race For The Cure® May 12th » 34th Annual Tomato Festival Saturday, June 9th » Food Truck Festival Downtown: Come to Downtown Tyler for #HittheBricks, Saturday, May 12th » Lindale’s 8th Annual Piney Woods Wine Festival May 11th-12th » Pets Fur People: Yappy Hour » Pets in the Park in Whitehouse » Downtown Tyler Film Festival Deadline is Approaching » May is Historic Preservation Month in Tyler » 5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More » Ride, Walk or Run for Outdoor Fun: “Four Pedals of the Rose” » Upcoming at Cowan Center: The Celtic Woman in Concert » Sing & Swim Along’s at Liberty Hall » Pooches on the Patio at 1836 Texas Kitchen This Month » Walk With a Doc & Ask Your Questions » Fresh Produce is Starting to Arrive at Local Farmers Markets » Tyler State Park Offers Springtime Outdoor Fun » The Frisbee Dog & Disc Championship Comes to Tyler » Caldwell Zoo Summer Camps Announced for This Summer » Annual Garden Tours Come to Tyler June 2nd » Celebrate the Women in Your Life Mother’s Day 11 Food » “M6 Winery: Celebrating Life & Good Things” Written and Photographed by Barbara Greenbauer » Food News & Events 14-18 Music » “Blacktop Mojo: Burning Up The Roads” by Johnny Griffith » Porchfest 2018: Two Days of Music on Two Stages » Roxy Roca: No One Ever Leaves a Show Dissatisfied » October 13th, Award-Winning Band MercyMe in Concert » “Jenn Ford, A Lifetime Journey” by Johnny Griffith » Southern Raised, Southern Strong: Easton Corbin to Headline » Lagopalooza 2018 » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music 19 Theatre » Tickets on Sale for CCT’s Season Finale: “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” by Cristin Parker » Upcoming Plays, Musicals, and More 20-21 Family » Book Signing for Patricia Taylor Wells & A Free Makerspace at The Library » Barnes & Noble Booksellers Story Times » #HaveFunMakeaDifference for the #SchoolisCool Program » GeekEnd May 5th-6th in Kilgore » Time to Celebrate Summer Camps at the Discovery Science Place » Free Family Movies in the Park: “LaLa Land,” A Date Night » TJC Offers Summer Activity & Camps » A Classically Good Time at the Movies 22 Art » “Inside the Artist’s Studio: James R. Pace, Defining an East Texas Spirit” by Derrick White » This Month at Tyler Museum of Art: 14th Annual High School Art Exhibition on Exhibit » 6x6@110 and Solo Show at Gallery Main Street 23 Books » “What’s on Your Reading List for Summer?” by Gini Rainey » Book Clubs & Book Signings

Singing Summer Songs AT LIBERTY HALL MAY 3RD (7-9PM)

“Juno” Movie Quote Along MAY 12TH (2PM)

“The Blind Side”

MAY 20TH (3PM AND 7PM)

“Aint Always Been Saved” JUNE 2ND (2-3:40PM)

“Finding Dory” Swim Along JUNE 7TH (7-9PM)

“Back to the Future” Quote Along JUNE 15TH (7-9PM)

“Grease” Rockin’ Rydel Sing Along JUNE 16TH (7-9PM)

Jeannie Seely with Dion Pride & The Moore Sisters JUNE 27TH (7-9PM)

Country Music Hall of Famer Connie Smith JUNE 30TH (2-3:30PM)

“Tarzan”

JULY 5TH (7-9PM)

“Jaws” Quote Along JULY 20TH (7-9PM)

“Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute”

For tickets go to LibertyTyler.com

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To Do Susan G. Komen 2018 Tyler ® Race For The Cure May 12th Registration is open for the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen

Tyler Race for the Cure® set for Saturday, May 12th, at Bergfeld Park. It takes everyone to help raise awareness and funds to help the medically underserved get the breast health screenings, education and resources they need. The Komen Race Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. “This is the largest event for our community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those we have lost, and serve those in need.” Breast Cancer Survivors who wish to be recognized will receive a pink SURVIVOR t-shirt as part of their registration. Beginning at 7am breast cancer survivors will be treated to a breakfast during their celebration on the tennis courts at Bergfeld Park, followed by the survivor group photo which will take place at 8am. In addition, all participants are encouraged to wear “in memory” or “in honor” back signs, honoring loved ones for their strength and courage. This is one of the signature traditions that make the Komen Race for the Cure® so unique. Call (903)561-6992 or visit komenectx.org to register or to find more information about the 2018 Race for the Cure®. Online registration is open and continues through Friday, May 11th. Along with a registration form, participants are encouraged to download a pledge sheet for the Power of 10 and help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure®. Donations through fundraising are a substantial part of revenue each year. Every dollar raised goes toward screening mammograms, education and research. Online registration is $30 for adult (18+), $30 for Survivors, $20 for youth (up to 17 years of age), and $30 Sleep In for the Cure. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds from the Komen Tyler

34th Annual Tomato Fest June 9th Welcome to Jacksonville - home of the best tasting fruit - tomatoes!

Local farmers are busy getting ready for the upcoming 34th Annual Tomato Fest in Jacksonville, Texas by planting acres of the best tastin’ tomatoes. Join the celebration Saturday, June 9th in downtown Jacksonville for a BIG day of activities that will be happening all day long. Over 200+ vendors and all kinds of festival food, including the famous fried green tomatoes, Farmers Market, $500 Got Talent Contest, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Tennis Tournament, Soccer Tournament, Softball Tournament, Entertainment, Kidz Zone, and much more will cover 5 blocks downtown. Tomato events include Salsa Contest, Tomato Eating and Peeling Contest, Tomato Archery, Tomato Shoot, Best Home Grown Tomato Contest, Tomato Packing Contest and tour of the Tomato Race for the Cure® stay in the local community to fund breast health Shed. Saturday evening, Chili’s Street Dance will take place featuring screenings and educational projects. The remaining twenty-five Brian Chance Band and Lady Chazz and the Tramps. percent is used to fund national research projects. Sponsorships Activities kick off on Saturday, June 2nd with a 5K run for the Race are currently being accepted, with packages starting at sponsored by All Smiles. Monday, June 4th and Tuesday, June 5th is $500. Family First Clinic’s corporate challenge Dodgeball Tournament. On The Susan G. Komen promise is to save lives and end breast Wednesday, June 6th, a Gospel Concert sponsored by Whataburger cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for featuring The Group will perform at Central Baptist Church. New all and energizing science to find the cures. Our vision is a world this year on Thursday, June 8th is the Farm to Table dinner that will without breast cancer. For more info visit komen.org or call take place at Castle on the Lake on beautiful Lake Jacksonville and 1(800)-GO-KOMEN. will be catered by Rob Gowin, Sadler’s Kitchen & Catering. A 4 Man May 12th starting at 11am, come out for the Race for the Cure Scramble takes place at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club on Friday, After Party at Broadway Square Mall in Center Court. Runners, walkers and shoppers are encouraged to join Broadway Square Mall June 8th. The final Tomato Fest week celebration ends at Lake Jacksonville with a Ski Show on Sunday, June 10th. for food samplings, swag bags and other giveaways and informational tables to discuss and distribute information on breast cancer Taste for yourself the best tomatoes! For additional info prevention and detection. A fashion show will conclude the event call (903)586-2217, JacksonvilleTexas.com, or Facebook.com/ with all the trendiest styles for summer. This is free to attend. JacksonvilleChamber.

Food Truck Festival Downtown:

workshop is available. This continuing STEM will feature the opportunity to meet the featured education for children and teens will feature artist and be among the first to see and purchase Drawing with Finch™ Robots. pieces from the exhibit. Admission is free. • In honor of Historic Preservation Month there • Also, while at the Gallery, be sure to pick up will be a “My Tyler” Memories Booth (12 your 6”x6” canvas for the “6x6@110” show. This PARKING IS FREE in the parking garage and noon-4pm) at Gallery Main Street. This will be a show features thousands of canvases that are on the square. Also, there will be a FREE continually running camera that will allow folks sold for $20 with all proceeds going to Gallery hop on/hop off shuttle sponsored by Tyler to share their memories of Tyler. Main Street. Canvases are free and should be Innovation Pipeline that will take you around! • The classic movie “The Blind Side” will show on returned to the gallery by May 30th. the big screen at 2pm at Liberty. Michael Oher Downtown Tours (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has businesses drifted in and out of the school system for years. • Held all day, the self-guided walking tour of the and attracHalf Mile of History is an outdoor, half-mile loop Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and tions (around around the square that commemorates signifiher husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. the square and cant people, places, or events in Tyler. A digital Tickets are $6 at the door. off the square) brochure for the self-guided tour is at ow.ly/ will be bursting Shopping s8iD30czlpb. with things • Ye Olde City Antique Mall will again host • At 8:30pm, the Haunted WALKING Tour of to do for the a Treasure Hunt: find hidden bricks with Downtown will be held. Tickets are $8/person entire family the second Saturday of every month discounts and free items as you shop. and available at toursoftyler.com. for “Hit the Bricks.” • The Rose City Farmers Market will be open at • At 9:30pm, the Haunted RIDING Tour of Saturday, May 12th is the hugely popular 302 S. Broadway Ave., 8am-12 noon. Downtown will be held. Tickets are $15/person FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL! Currently 10 food • El Guapo Records features vintage and new vinyl. and available at toursoftyler.com. trucks will be there: Ted Kamel, Kona, Pokey • 903 Handmade has unique collections from Music O’s, Café 1948, Say Cheese, K-Jack’s Ice Cream, quality handmade local makers from locals, • ETX Brewing Co. will have R&R music group, BT’s Rollin Smoke Pit BBQ, Susie Q’s Frigid Frog, around Texas, and around the country. 8-10pm. No cover. Lupita’s, and Wienerland. Bring a picnic blanket • Moss: Where Flowers are Fair features local and and lawn chairs for the whole family to the square fairly traded flowers, plantings, and vintage finds. • The Garage Bar will have John Hord Band, 9pm-12 midnight. You must be 21 to attend. to enjoy Downtown. • Moon River Naturals has wonderful body • Rick’s on the Square will host Trajikly White, Also going on will be these fun activities: products using local, organic ingredients. 9pm-1am. For 21 and older adults only. To Do Art • A Scavenger Hunt will be at Goodman Museum. • Gallery Main Street will have its opening for the Museums & More • At the Tyler Public Library, a free Makerspace Visit one of the Downtown attractions first Solo Art Exhibit 5:30-8pm. This free event

#HitTheBricks, Saturday, May 12th

2ND SATURDAY

FOOD FOOD JACK RYAN'S

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Restaurants

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. • Jack Ryan’s Steak & Chophouse, located at 102 N. College Ave., is open 5-10pm. • Black Pearl, located at 106 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-12 midnight. • Rick’s on the Square, located at 104 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am. • Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 113 E. Erwin, is open 12 noon-10pm. • SportsZone, located at 115 E. Erwin St., is open at 12 noon-1am. • Garage Bar, located at 418 E. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am. • The Foundry Coffee House, located at 202 S. Broadway, is open at 7am-11pm. • The Porch at ETX Brewery, located at 221 S. Broadway, is open 7:30am-12 midnight. It is pet friendly outside on the patio. • Strada Caffè, located at 302 E. Front St. Strada Caffè 2 Year Anniversary Party will be 7-10pm. More Info

For a full list of activities each month go to VisitTyler.com/SecondSaturday or find the event on Facebook.

FREE PARKING AT FAIR PARKING GARAGE & ON THE SQUARE

SHOPPING SHOPPING ART ART OPENING FOR “SOLO ART YE OLDE CITY ANTIQUES ROSE CITY FARMERS MARKET, 8AM-12 NOON EL GUAPO RECORDS 903 HANDMADE MOSS: WHERE FLOWERS ARE FAIR MOON RIVER NATURALS

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.

MUSIC MUSIC GARAGE BAR ETX BREWING CO RICK’S ON THE SQUARE

SCAVENGER HUNT AT THE GOODMAN-LEGRAND MUSEUM MAKERSPACE AT TYLER PUBLIC LIBRARY 2-4PM TYLER MEMORIES BOOTH AT GALLERY MAIN STREET, 1-3PM “THE BLIND SIDE” WILL SHOW AT LIBERTY HALL, 2PM

TOURS TOURS WALKING & RIDING TOURS HALF MILE OF HISTORY TOURS

INFO BOOTH AT GALLERY MAIN STREET

TED KAMEL KONA POKEY O’S CAFÉ 1948 SAY CHEESE K-JACK’S ICE CREAM LUPITA’S BT’S ROLLIN SMOKE PIT BBQ SUSIE Q’S FRIGID FROG WIENERLAND

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Lindale’s 8th Annual Piney Woods Wine Festival May 11th-12th The City of Lindale is hosting the 8th

Our food is great and our employees are the friendliest around! We offer a wide variety of food! If you have not been to Purple Pig, then we’d love to see you! Dine-in, to-go orders, and catering available.

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Annual Piney Woods Wine Festival Friday, May 11th 5-9pm, and Saturday, May 12th 11am-7pm. The event features wine tastings by the 19 wineries on the Piney Woods Wine Trail, many of them national award winners. Uncork the fun with musical entertainment, arts and crafts geared for the wine enthusiast, great food, and of course lots of wine. This event is free to attend. A wristband is required per day if you plan on tasting wine ($1 per sample), buying a glass of wine ($5 or more) or bottles while enjoying live musical entertainment inside Picker’s Pavilion. Each wristband comes with a wine glass and a six-bottle wine tote. Music for the Piney Woods Wine Festival is:

private event rentals plus community activities. It is celebrating 100 years old this year. If you have • 6pm - Billie Jo Sewell any questions, go to visitlindale.com/events or • 7:30pm - Jon Christopher Davis, email info@lindaletx.gov. Tickets are available for Will & Crystal Yates purchase at Eventbrite or at the door. Saturday, May 12th The Piney Woods Wine Trail is made up of • 4pm -Robert Finney about 19 vineyards, located from Mount Pleasant • 5:30pm - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band to Nacogdoches, Texas. Some have tasting rooms The Picker’s Pavilion is located at 205 E. North and restaurants and others hold tours and special St., in Lindale. Formerly a cannery storage facility, events. Wineries on the Piney Woods Wine Trail can the Picker’s Pavilion is a historical location, and has been revitalized by the City for public and be found at pineywoodswinetrail.com. Friday, May 11th

May 5th (7am-2pm)

Lake Tyler Fishing Tournament

Pets Fur People Present Yappy Hour

It’s The Only Place To Be{Er} Happy! Yappy Hour will be held Thursday, May 3rd, 4-10pm at ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway Ave, Downtown Tyler. Bring your family, friends and your dog to this monthly event where the focus is simple: to drink beer and help dogs. There is free dog training by the famous trainer, Bill McFarlin at 6:30pm. Contests are held at 6:30pm, 7pm, and 7:30pm. All winners will receive a $25 Visa gift card. This is free to attend and fun for everyone. Further Yappy Hours are June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th, and October 4th. May 19th (3-6pm)

Paws in the Park

You and your leashed dog are invited to the first ever Paws in the Park at Whitehouse City Park. Come meet fellow dog owners, other pet enthusiasts, and local vets and animal service providers from 3-6pm. It is free to attend.

Open to everyone, this Bass Tournament will be held with check-in and dinner Friday night at 6pm at Lakeview Community Church, 17035 Hwy. 64 East, Tyler. The tournament will begin Saturday at 7am and go till 2pm. Weigh-in will be at the Hwy. 64 ramp. There will be prizes for 1st place, 2nd, and 3rd. For more info call (903)566-3454 or go to lakeviewtyler. org. Entry fee is $25 per person.

May 16th (11:30am-1pm)

IABC East Texas Luncheon & Workshop:

Learn to Take Great Photos The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” has never been truer in today’s imaged-based society. Learn how to improve your images on smartphones and tablets during this upcoming photography luncheon and workshop, sponsored by the East Texas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Local corporate photographer Callynth Finney will present “Great Photos from your Cellphone” at this meeting at Callynth Photography, 117 E. Erwin St. in Downtown Tyler. Tickets are available on Facebook for $12-$28.45.

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coming up quick. The regular deadline is April 30th and the extended deadline is May 31st. Filmmakers can submit their entry online at TylerFilmFest.com. A celebration of storytelling through film, DTFF has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world. Representatives from many different countries have been accepted into past festivals, including Portugal, France, and Iran. The festival also seeks to grow local independent filmmaking and encourages East Texas filmmakers to submit their work. DTFF is a short film festival and entries must be 15 minutes or less to qualify. Films can be narrative or documentary, and must have been completed after January 1st, 2015. The top films from each night will be re-shown in the “Best of the Fest” on Sunday. The Festival will be held at Liberty Hall, 103. E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler, October 11th-14th. Tickets will be available at TylerFilmFest.com or at LibertyTyler.com at a later date. Also, tickets will be available at the Liberty Hall box-office. More information is at TylerFilmFest.com, on Facebook, or by calling (903)593-6905.


Ride, Walk or Run for Outdoor Fun: May is Historic “Four Pedals With of the Rose” Preservation Month in Tyler warm weather arriving May is National Preservation Month and was

established in 1973. The National Trust invites everyone to celebrate Preservation Month through the “This Place Matters” campaign. The City of Tyler is partnering with local organizations to demonstrate why “Tyler Matters” this month. Events include: Historic Preservation Achievements – Kick- Off Ceremony

• May 4th (5:30-8pm) - Mayor’s Proclamation and Local Landmark ceremony for Liberty Hall. Admission is free. Local Landmark Owner Evening of Appreciation

• May 10th (5:30-8pm) - Invitational

“My Tyler” Memory Booth at Hit the Bricks - Second Saturday

• May 12th (12 noon-4pm) at Gallery Main Street, free admission.

in Tyler, outdoors is a destination for enthusiasts who want to bike, hike, and walk on local trails. The Tyler Parks and Recreation department and the Tyler Bicycle Club continue the “Ride the Four Pedals” initiative, encouraging all ages to ride, run, or walk all four of the designated trails and be a part of nature. The “Four Pedals of the Rose” is a series of four trails that stretch more than 33 miles and showcase both the city’s urban landscape and its natural beauty. Trails in Faulkner Park, Tyler State Park, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Lindsey Park attract locals and visitors alike. The 10-mile

Lindsey Park trail, designed by professional cyclist Nevada Thompson, was completed in 2013 as the newest addition to the network, and was developed as a joint project between the city and many volunteers. The four designated trails (Lindsey Park Trail, Faulkner Park Trail, The Tyler State Park Trail and the UT Tyler Trail) are designed for runners, walkers, and bicyclists of all ability levels, and each one is different. Beginners can ride parts of each trail and work their way up to the more challenging sections. Lindsey has more open spaces, and Faulkner has more twists and turns. Tyler State Park offers many challenging elevation changes and has been called one of the best trails in Texas. The UT Tyler trail is a shorter option but still offers a fun time. People who ride, run, or walk all four trails are encouraged to fill out a form online, and will receive a “I Rode the Four Pedals of the Rose” decal from Tyler’s Parks and Recreation Department proclaiming their accomplishment. Maps are available at parksandrec.cityoftyler. org/ParksSpecialProjects/Ridethe4PedalsoftheRose.

May 19th (9am-6pm)

Spring Fun Fly

World War II fighters, bi-planes, helicopters, and stunt planes will be all in the air at the same time at the annual east Tyler modelers Club Spring fun fly here dozens of experienced pilots turn out for the annual event. The event draws young and old to see what the acrobatic pilots can do with remote controlled planes. There will be planes from 12-foot wing-spans to barely a foot. “Everybody since the Wright brothers have been fascinated with aircraft, and this gives you a chance to come out and get up close and personal because these aircraft fly just like the real ones do,” says model pilot Jimmy Shaw. The Tyler Modelers Club holds this event every fall and spring. For more info call (903)520-2688. This will be held at the Northside RC Park, Hwy. 69N in Tyler.

The Amazing Preservation Race

• May 19th (10am1pm) in Downtown Tyler. The cost is $10 for a team of 2-5 people. Tyler’s P.A.S.T (Preservation Advocacy Series & Trainings) Lunch and Learn

• May 24th (11am-1pm) at Hollytree Country Club. The topic will be “Marketing Historic Properties.” Tickets are $20 an attendee. Imagine the Possibilities Tour

• May 31st (4-6pm) in Downtown Tyler, free admission. Visit TylerHistoricPreservaiton.com to view the event calendar with full details and additional events. Contact Amber Rojas via email at arojas@ tylertexas.com or by phone at (903)531-1174 with any questions.

5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More To add a walk, run, or biking event, please send

to, eguidemagazine@gmail.com. It is always free to list any event. April 28th - Tyler Rose City Miracle Run - Run for the kids who can’t. Run for the kids in your life. Run to make miracles. Simply lacing up your shoes and run (or walk). Participating in the 2018 Tyler Rose City Miracle Run can help make miracles for sick and injured kids of Northeast Texas. This will be held at Rose Rudman Park in Tyler starting at 8am. Register is at localraces.com. May 5th - XTC Cinco De Mayo Mini-Tri - Come out and bike, run, swim...and eat tacos! What better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than with a 5-mile spin bike, 2-mile run and 250-meter swim. They will have complimentary margaritas and a food truck on-site. For more information or to register, contact (903)561-3014 or email a.coreycruz@ gmail.com. This will be held at Tyler Athletic and Swim Club, 11208 Oak Creek Blvd., Tyler. May 12th 2018 Komen Tyler Race for the Cure® Save the date for the 20th Anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure. At 7am, the Survivor Celebration opens. At 8am, the Kids Dash begins. At 9am, the 5K starts. This annual event raises funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors who step up and take action by fundraising for the cause. This will start at Bergfeld Park, 1501 S. Broadway, Tyler. To register go to komenectx.org. May 18th - Christus Trinity Mother Frances 5K Glow Run - Gear up, paint up, and get your glow on! At 9:15pm (yes, in the evening) the race will begin at the bandstand on the west side of the First Monday Grounds. This is just a fun run and it is completely free. They will have t-shirts and glow products available for sale. For more info go to runsignup.com.

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Wednesday, May 2nd - Luqman Rashada Thursday, May 3rd - Lucas Kelm Friday, May 4th - Gary Patrick Saturday, May 5th - Clay Thrash Wednesday, May 9th - Dustin Becker Thursday, May 10th - Owen Tiner Friday, May 11th - Maryah & Martyn Saturday, May 12th - Gary Patrick Band Wednesday, May 16th - Darrin Morris Friday, May 18th - Chance Pena Saturday, May 19th - Matt Raker Band Wednesday, May 23rd - Gary Patrick Friday, May 25th - Paul Shafer Wednesday, May 30th - Corey Breedlove Restaurant Hours (Late nights are bar only): Mon-Thur:11am - 10pm, Fri: 11am - 12am, Sat: 2pm - 12am

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Upcoming at Cowan Center:

TheTheCeltic Woman On Stage Cowan Center is located at 3900 Univer-

sity Blvd. on the UT Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)5667424, or go to cowancenter.org. Upcoming productions are: April 28th (7:30pm) - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 will be presented at the Cowan Center. The East Texas Symphony will close their season with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9. The

Orchestra will be joined by ETSO Chorus, UT Tyler Concert Chorale, and Patriot Singers, and a quartet of soloists. The concert also features the ETSO premiers of Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Brahms’ Nanie. It’s a grand evening of choral music ending the season on a high note. May 10th (7:30pm) - The Celtic Woman will be in concert at the Cowan Center. This global phenomenon started on a winter Dublin night in 2004. The idea was conceived to create a musical ensemble featuring a selection of exceptional classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Tickets are $42-$77.

At Liberty Hall This Month Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcoming events. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at libertytyler.com. May 3rd (7-9pm) - “Juno” Movie Quote Along - Come join the fun at the quote along to this classic movie. The storyline is: When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy. Tickets are $6 at the door. All students get a $2 discount when presenting a valid student ID. May 12th (2pm) - “The Blind Side” will show on the big screen at Liberty. Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael’s legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael’s tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player. Tickets are $6 at the door. May 20th (3pm and 7pm) - “Ain’t Always Been Saved” will be on stage. The touring stage play “Ain't Always Been Saved” is coming to Tyler. Follow the story of Vicki Lorraine Morgans as she tries to redeem her life, her career and her fortune. Oh, but soon she will see that getting the pieces of your life back together ain’t always so easy, especially when you “ain't always been saved.” Tickets start at $20. June 2nd (2-3:40pm) - “Finding Dory” Swim Along - Come out and join the fun at the sing along. Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now

knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. Tickets are $4-$6 at the door and online. June 7th (7-9pm) - “Back to the Future” Quote Along - Join the fun as this classic movie is shown on the big screen again. In this 1980’s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the 1950’s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown. Tickets are $6 at the door and online. Student get a $2 discount when presenting a valid student ID. June 15th (7-9pm) - “Grease” Rockin’ Rydel Sing Along - Sing along to this classic! Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950’s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines? Tickets are $6 at the door and online. June 16th (7-9pm) - Jeannie Seely with Dion Pride and The Moore Sisters - Grand Ole Opry Star Jeannie Seely, recently celebrated 50 years as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Known as “Miss Country Soul,” her 1966 number-one hit “Don’t Touch Me” stayed on the charts for five months. The song opened many doors for her and she became a member of the Porter Waggoner TV show. With a successful breakthrough hit, Jeannie found herself traveling from coast to coast for concert appearances. The new demands forced her to leave Porter Wagoner’s show - and today Jeannie jokes that she was replaced by Dolly Parton because Dolly’s ‘hits’ were bigger! Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by calling (866)710-8942.

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Walk With a Doc & Ask Your Questions The Smith County

Medical Society and Fit City Tyler invite the community to participate four legged best friend this in weekly Walk With a month! Doc programs, which is for anyone interested in The SPCA of East Texas rescues, fosters, taking steps to a healthier lifestyle. rehabilitates, and adopts homeless pets from the Walk With a Doc is held September through community. The SPCA is located at 4517 Old June and is a FREE program that allows the public Bullard Rd., Tyler, (903)596-7722, spcaeasttx. to receive free health com. Scheduled events are: education from doctors • May 10th (6-8pm) - Pooches on the Patio will while outside the be at 1836 Texas Kitchen, 2467 Crow Rd., Tyler. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a great medical setting. Join any of evening. these weekly walks • May 20th (10am-12 noon) - Hounds & by meeting at Rose Grounds will be held at Cork Food & Drink, Rudman Park at 109 E. Grande Blvd., Tyler. Bring your fluffy, four legged friends, and join good company for the Copeland Road trailhead at 6pm. brunch and coffee. Let the SPCA help you find the perfect forever • May 5th: “CBD Oil and Epilepsy” with Gina Jetter • May 19th: “Allergens Triggering Asthma” with friend! For dogs and cats that are available for Gonzalo Alvarez del Real adoption, go to spcaeasttx.com. The SPCA is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm • June 2nd: “Shoulder Pain” with Jon-Michael Cline and Saturday 10am-4pm. The SPCA is dedicated • June 16th: “‘ICE’ Phone Settings: Be Prepared” to improving the lives of animals, alleviate their with Jeffrey Beers suffering, and elevate their status in society. “Our Friendly dogs, parents with strollers, and goal is to find the perfect pet for your lifestyle and kids on bicycles are welcome. In the event household. All our dogs reside in foster homes of bad weather, the topic and speaker will be until their forever family is found. On Saturdays, rescheduled. you can meet some of our dogs in person.” For more info go to fitcitytyler.com.

Fresh Produce is Starting to Arrive Everything is blooming,

growing, and flourishing in East Texas, and it’s time to head back to your local favorite farmers market. Be sure to check one of these out for all kinds of goodies. Rose City Farmers Market, Tyler

Saturday mornings, 8am-12 noon, the Rose City Farmers Market is a neat, unique experience for the whole family. Located just a block from the Square, in the Unclaimed Furniture parking lot in Tyler, the market brings all that’s fresh straight to you: fruits, vegetables, and herbs all grown within 75 miles of Tyler. That includes pasture-raised beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey, free-range/ non GMO eggs, and goat cheeses. Treasures from East Texas fields like arugula, carrots, kohlrabi, radishes, beets, turnips, strawberries, new potatoes, mustard greens, kale, lettuce, cilantro, onions, swiss chard, and parsley will be on hand as the crops come in. Also, everything from fresh bread to flowers, coffee, jams and jellies, baked goods, Texas olive oil, handcrafted art, and Texas fruit wines are on hand, too. Local musicians will be showcased every Saturday, plus there is a new, exciting addition of rotating food trucks! Bring the family and spend Saturday mornings at the Rose City Farmers Market, located at 236 S. Broadway in Downtown Tyler. Visit them on Facebook, and at rosecityfamersmarket.com and foodcoalition.org. East Texas State Fair Market

East Texas State Fair Farmers Market, located at the Fairgrounds, 2112 W. Front St., Tyler, is located under the large pavilion. They are open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7am-1pm starting May 5th. The East Texas State Fair Farmers Market is sourced from 100% local farmers who grow all of the food they sell on their own land. This is a covered/open air market, with local grown, fresh fruits, veggies, and flowers. There are also crafters, homemade baked goods, preserves, and fresh eggs. This farmer’s market is located right behind the Rose Garden. Tyler Farmers Market

Tyler Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the Broadway Square Mall located at 4601 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. The Tyler Farmers Market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 7am-2pm. They feature seasonal items under a big white tent.

Lindale Farmers Market

Ongoing every Saturday (9am-1pm) - Lindale Farmers Market will be held at Parrott Park at the Old Mill Pond Museum, 2900 S. Main St., Lindale. Lindale Farmers Market is dedicated to providing locally grown produce and items personally created by hand within a 100 mile radius of Lindale. Fruits, vegetables, artisan wares, and more are featured each week. Everything is home grown, home made, and hand crafted. For more info go to facebook.com/Lindale-Farmers-Market.

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Tyler State Park Offers Springtime Outdoor Fun

At Tyler State Park, you can boat, fish, swim in the lake, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geo cache, camp, bird watch, and study nature. It is located at 789 Park Road 16, Tyler. All events are free with fee paid for admission into the park. Adults are $6 daily, and children 12 years and under are free. For more info go to tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler or call (903)597-5338. Tyler State Park offers several events this month. April 28th (8-10am) - Tyler State Park Birding Tour - Travel into the park to find birds, observe them in the wild, and add them to your lists. This is lead by the Park Ranger and is recommended for ages 7 and up. April 28th (2-3pm) - Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators - Bring your camera for this one! Discover the explosion of color in the Post Oak Savannah as prairie and woodland wildflowers bloom. You will also see colorful pollinators and the equally colorful predators that hunt them. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short walk. EGuideMagazine.com • 9


Caldwell Zoo This Summer Kids and the zoo just naturally go together and

Caldwell Zoo has special summer activities planned just for kids. Caldwell Zoo educators are offering a variety of summer day camps for youngsters ages 4-11 years. These fun, yet educational camps are age-appropriate ed-ventures filled with lots of Zoo fun. Activities include animal information, time on zoo grounds, art activities, stories, games, songs, and close encounters with touchable small animals. All zoo teachers are employees of Caldwell Zoo, have degrees and have gone through background checks and drug tests. As educators, they always look forward to day camp and have planned lots of fun experiences for the campers. All camps require advance registration and payment. These camps are almost full. Also, Zoo-niversity Camp will be held MondayWednesday, June 25th-27th, 8am-4pm. Back by popular demand, this three-day, two-night camp is for teens entering the ninth through twelfth grades. Zoo-niversity is an opportunity to work alongside the zoo’s professional zookeeping staff. This camp

Annual Garden Tours Comes to Tyler June 2nd June 2nd, a unique opportunity to view five

will convince you that dirty jobs really can be the most fun. Register early as they can only accept a few campers for the Zoo-niversity. Camps are $225-$275. Tickets for admission to the regular zoo are $8.95 for children 3-12, $12.95 for adults 13-54, and $10.95 for seniors 55 and over. Caldwell Zoo has memberships available. Caldwell Zoo is open March - Labor Day 9am-5pm. The Caldwell Zoo is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-0121 or email info@caldwellzoo.org.

private gardens and landscapes will be offered as part of the SCMG Annual Garden Tour, 9am-3pm. This year’s gardens showcase a variety of landscaping designs and styles ranging from a lake setting to a small intimate garden. Gardens include: • Barone Garden – 910 S. Chilton, Tyler • Dugan Garden – 628 Whittle, Tyler • Reuter Garden – 1025 Arlington, Tyler • Russell Garden – 16411 Caddo Trail, Bullard • Atchley Garden – 16088 Treasure Cove, Bullard Tickets are $10 and $15 the day of the tour. Advance tickets will be on sale May 1st-June 1st at Brookshire’s Rice Road, Potpourri House in Tyler, Blue Moon Gardens in Edom, Anderson’s Gardens & Gifts in Flint, and at the SCMG Extension Office, 1517 W. Front St., # 116, Tyler. By mail, tickets are available up to May 20th. Please mail check to SCMG Garden Tour, 19461 Sandhill Lane, Flint TX 75762.

Celebrate theWomen in Your Life

May 4th (6pm-12 midnight) - Fuzion Bar “Pink Everything Party” is benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Tickets are $10 general admission, $30 for VIP which includes entrance, drink, and entree. DJ Mad Hatter will be mixing all the best hits live. Additional information is available at (903)508-9424. May 5th (11am-12:30pm) - Mother’s Day Gift Making Workshop - Pottery Cafe will be helping you to make a special Mother’s Day gift painting a succulent planter for Mom. Children will take home soil and succulents. The planters they paint will be glazed and fired and ready to pick up in one week. This will be held at Pottery Cafe, 5380 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler. Find the event on Facebook to register.

The Frisbee Dog & Disc Championship Comes to Tyler The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People is

bringing top Frisbee Dogs to Tyler for the third annual Tyler Disc Dog Championship Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th at Lindsey Park. Again this year, Pets Fur People will be partnering with the Rose City Disc Club. It’s a natural for the two organizations to come together to benefit the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People – East Texas’ only brick and mortar, no-kill animal shelter. Tyler Disc Dog and Disc Golf Championship is a major fundraiser for the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People. They receive no government funding and rely on donations from the community. “We are so excited,” said Bill McFarlin, renowned dog trainer. “My dog Ziva is ranked number 15 in the world of frisbee dogs. We love this sport. We wanted to bring an event here so everyone could see the skills of these dog athletes.” Over 50 top ranked dogs are expected to compete. Frisbee dogs compete on a national circuit to earn points for their ranking. “They just love to play,” said Mr. McFarlin. “All of these dogs are ready to go and know when it’s time to show their skills.” At the event, the dogs compete in six events including the crowd favorite, “Freestyle.” The audience will also select the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and sunscreen and enjoy watching these amazing athletic dogs. The competition will run 9am-4pm each day at Field 12 at Tyler’s Lindsey Park. Admission is by donation. Details about the event are posted at PetsFurPeople.org, and a special event page is on PetsFurPeople’s Facebook page. May 5th (12 noon-1am)

The 17th Annual

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

This event benefits the American Cancer Society-Tyler and will be hosted by Jammin’ Jimmy Olson. Robin Boogie Butt and Brian Chance Band will provide the music. This will take place at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 4301 S. Broadway, Tyler. Come out for the fun and make a difference. For more info search Facebook for “JJO Radio.” 10 • EGuideMagazine.com


Food

Foodie Events

M6 Winery:

Celebrating Life & Good Things Written and Photographed by Barbara Greenbauer Take some time to wind down, breathe, and enjoy a superb glass of wine at M6 Winery & Tasting Room and Gift Shop in downtown Bullard. Owners Joe and Anne Moody set the pace as the charming and affable owners who greet you at the door and welcome you inside. The atmosphere is palatable the minute you arrive, inside the front door is a Texas trove of hand-made one of a kind wood pieces that can either house your own wine collection or accent it. Move along into the inner room and you will feel right at home as you order wine, food, and listen to live music. Joe Moody is in his element and passionate about his foray into the wine business. Relying on his business background and his interest in the wine-making industry, he has developed an inventory of his own, a grand selection of whites and reds that will be taste bud treats to either the wine connoisseur or novice. “Wine is about celebrating life and the good things,” explains Moody. “Anne and I have traveled from California to Italy and experienced multitudes of vineyards and tasting rooms. We were ready to bring all of our experiences to East Texas.” M6 derives its name from the Moody’s family of six, including the four grown children who were a piece of the business from its infancy. M6 Winery & Tasting Room is nestled on a corner of downtown Bullard, a piece of property Joe Moody has owned for over 20 years that has served as his office for both an oil/gas and real estate business over the years. “Creating a good wine is an act of love and patience,” explains Moody. “Grapes cannot be rushed and in the process, you have to be aware of what you are looking for in a flavor profile. It takes a lot of planning and preparation; blending is like art with different aromas, colors, and flavors.” The tasting room is an experience in itself, from the beautiful front and center bar fashioned from the ribs of wine barrels to the tin roof and rough cedar ceiling accents. Choose your wine and sit back while local musicians entertain. There’s another great space outside that the Moody’s affectionately call The Vinery, a vine-covered patio with plenty of room and great furniture to sit on while you enjoy the Texas weather. Your palette will applaud you when you sample an M6 original wine. White wines include the Blue Norther, an aromatic semi-sweet Riesling with hints of apples and stone fruit. The Bluebonnet is an off-dry white blend, perfect for poultry, fish, and pasta dishes. Or try the Sweet TexAnne, named for Mrs. Moody, with sweet honeysuckle and strawberry overtones. This wine is perfect for summer salads and cheeses and is sweet enough to serve as a light dessert wine. The Texas Viognier is an unoaked, medium to full-bodied dry wine, with notes of pears, honeysuckle, and tangerine. It pairs well with roasted poultry, orange chicken, seafood, apricots, fennel, capers, or pumpkin. M6’s Rosé wines include the Blushing Texan,

a semi-sweet Rosé wine blend with a light pink color. The appropriately monikered Tyler Rosé is a dry blend with a touch of High Plains Zinfandel. This blend was created especially for our local Tyler market and its famous association with roses. If red is more your thing, there are lots to choose from. Friendship Red is made with the hearty Ruby Cabernet grape. It is a great compliment to all things pasta, as it goes great with all sauces, from marinara to Alfredo. The Moodys very first Signature Blend is Vintner's Touch, a bold red blend that pairs well with roasted meats. This blend is made from grapes grown both in Texas and California. Red Texana is great with Texas BBQ or Tex-Mex dishes. It is full-bodied and made from the Ruby Cabernet grape. It has a spicy finish. Feel free to pair your wine with meat, cheese, or combo plates, olive oil with bread and spices, or a slider plate. Paired flights include a chocolate or cheese, and of course, you can do a Tasting Flight of five different wines and keep the signature M6 tasting glass. M6 wines range from an affordable $18 to $28 a bottle. Be part of the family and join the M6 Wine Club to experience the best of their offerings with five wine shipments annually. When it’s time to get your selections, M6 offers a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres to members at pickup parties. M6 can host your private party and create personalized wine labels to commemorate any event from birthdays to anniversaries. Joe has nothing but compliments for the winegrowing community in East Texas saying, “We are all very supportive of each other and share resources and information.” Mark your calendars for the Piney Woods Wine Festival, May 11th-12th and join M6 and 18 other wineries on the trail for a spectacular weekend of music, art, and of course, lots of wine to taste. Lauren and Bobby Grounds from Tyler wanted a new destination and searched the internet for wine and live music and found M6. “We love this venue,” said Lauren. “It’s very different and fun, and the wine is fantastic.” They were trying the Blue Norther and the Blushing Texan with a cheese plate and Billy said “We will definitely be back. We like the atmosphere here. It’s very welcoming.” Joe is thrilled that M6 wines are featured at favorite Tyler restaurants including Rotolo’s, Dakota’s, and The Grove. “Mention that you would like to try an M6 wine and you won’t be disappointed,” he said. The Moodys welcome you to experience M6. “We want everyone who visits us to feel like they are our honored guest,” said Joe Moody. M6 is open Saturdays from 1-6:30pm and is located at 201 W. Main St., Bullard. They can be reached at (903)360-0369, by email at info@ m6winery.com, or on Facebook at M6Winery.

May 1st (5-8pm) - The Grove Two Year Anniversary Shrimp Boil - Come celebrate the two year anniversary at The Grove Kitchen & Gardens with a Shrimp Boil. Music, drinks, great food, and friendly people will make your otherwise ho-hum Tuesday one for the books! Tickets range from$20-25 and can be purchased on eventbrite.com. The Grove Kitchen & Gardens is located at 3500 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. May 1st (6:30-9:30pm) - Prisoner Wine Company Dinner - The Prisoner Wine Company is coming to Dakota’s Chophouse to pair their beautiful wines for a fabulous wine dinner. The wine dinner will be five courses and the price is $100 per person which includes wine, food, tax, and gratuity. To RSVP call (903)581-6700 to reserve your spot. Dakota’s Chophouse is located at 4803 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler. May 2nd-3rd (11:45am-1pm) - Now Open for Lunch at the Tyler ISD Culinary Café - This is a student-run restaurant inside the Career & Technology Center. Students in the Culinary Arts program get practical experience in preparation for working in the industry or attending post secondary school. By eating lunch at the café you are directly supporting this program. The Career & Technology Center is located at 3013 Earl Campbell Pkwy., Tyler. For more info find the event on Facebook. May 4th (5pm) - 1st Annual Tyler Rock Gym Mudbug Boil - Bring your family and come join the 1st Annual Crawfish Boil plus climb the rock walls. Advance ticket purchase are required, purchase at bit.ly/crawdadtrg. Crawfish will be provided by The Catch. Tickets are $25 for 5 pounds of crawfish with corn and potatoes; with every 3 pounds purchased you can get a $12 climbing pass. Café 1948 will be out with coffee and shaved ice. More information can be found at tylerrockgym.com/trg-1st-annual-crawfish-boil. May 5th (2-7pm) - Derby Day at The Grove - Join the fun to watch “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with drink specials - Mint Juleps, of course -and contests for best dressed (individual, hats, outfits, and couples). There will be kid-friendly activities including stick horse races while the adults enjoy the watch party for the race. The Grove is located at 3500 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. This is free to attend. May 12th (7-10pm) - Strada Caffe 2 Year Anniversary Party - Strada is pulling out all the stops for this party! They will be breaking in the new patio with some of your favorite craft beer, wine, and delicious small plates, and of course, your favorite Strada espresso beverages and homemade pastries. Tunes will be provided by El Guapo Records. Strada Caffe is located at 302 E. Front St., Tyler.

May 12th (2-9pm) Mudbugs & Brews at True Vine Brewing Co. - Join the first ever crawfish boil at True Vine Brewing Company! Coffee Landing’s Seasoning & Catering will be cooking up the mudbugs, and True Vine will be providing their epic ales to wash ‘em down. Tickets are $25 per person online ($30 at the door) and include two pounds of crawfish, two beers, and a commemorative pint glass. Additional crawfish and beers will be available for purchase. True Vine Brewing Company is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Pkwy., Tyler. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. May 17th (7-9pm) - Kiepersol Pairing Event Held at Strada Caffe, 302 E. Front St., Tyler, this wine pairing is a one-of-a-kind experience pairing a special, one-night only small plate menu with some of your favorite Kiepersol wines. Tickets include four courses of small plates and wine pairings, including discussion and education of flavor profiles, tasting notes, and the winemaking process with the winemakers themselves. Pre-sale tickets are only available at eventbrite.com. No purchase at the door available.

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Recently opened is The Original Pancake House, located at 7278 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, (903)630-9332. Try the potato pancakes or the strawberry crepes - they are excellent! Kublai Khan has opened at 3709 Troup Hwy., Tyler, (903)630-6102, kublaikhanstirfry.com. They feature bowls, classic hibachi entrees, sushi and tempura rolls, and more. A specialty of the house is the unique Thai ice cream rolls - the Girl’s Best Friend has strawberries, banana, strawberry syrup all topped with whipped cream (think banana split), then rolled up and served sushi style! Cantina Laredo is opening this month at 7428 Old Jacksonville Rd. in Tyler. From their website, Cantina Laredo features the taste of modern side of Mexican food. This chain restaurant features all your Tex-Mex favorites like tapas, tamales, fajitas, and more. New creations like Ensalada De Mango y Pollo: chicken breast on field greens with mango, mint, jicama, red grapes, spicy pepitas, queso fresco, and honey vinaigrette. Ahi Tuna Tacos and Camaron Poblano Asada will also be featured. Lunch is served! Cork Food & Drink, located at 109 E. Grande Blvd., is now offering lunch. Cork offers delicious and unique wines, hand crafted cocktails which pair well with small plates and tapas. Their menu features farm fresh vegetables, free range poultry, wild isle organic salmon, and grass-fed beef. Every Wednesday, there is half price bottles of wine. Go to CorkTyler.com for more info. The Catch on Old Jacksonville is open for lunch and dinner now. On the lunch and dinner menu is PoBoys, Jalapeño Crab Chowder, fried baskets, salads, Dungeness crab, crawfish, shrimp, whitefish, oysters, and tons more. This new location of The Catch is located at 7428 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. Their Facebook page is teasing a Sunday Cajun Brunch feast coming soon!

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LIVE MUSIC6 NIGHTS A WEEK

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May 5th

Tuxedo Cats

May 12th

Stefan Cotter

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Purple Velvet Fox Band

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Monday: Ramoth Gilead Tuesday: Kids Night w/ Dustin Becker & Co. Wednesday: Happy Hour 3-Close w/ Big Funky Cloud 7-10 Thursday: Blues & BBQ w/ TJ Hammersly & Friends Saturday 12-3: TJ & Donny


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ROXY ROCA Show starts at 8.

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Music Blacktop Mojo: Burning Up The Roads By Johnny Griffith About a year and a half ago I sat down to interview Blacktop Mojo, a Jacksonville based hard rock band riding a wave of momentum after several successful years together and an upcoming album release. The end of that interview finished with this: “Blacktop Mojo can still be heard around East Texas on a regular basis, but I would definitely suggest checking out their website for more information and a sample of their music if you haven’t heard them. If it’s in your wheelhouse, get out and support a great local band that won’t be local for much longer at the rate their Mojo is working.” It turns out I was a little more prescient that I anticipated as Blacktop Mojo’s stock has only risen in the ensuing months. With a successful album release, ever increasingly distant tour stops, and mounting accolades from industry critics and magazines, local BTM shows are becoming harder to come by. In case you might not have heard of Blacktop Mojo, their sound can be described as “modern rock that got dragged through a puddle of southern rock and then dipped in a little bit of grunge.” The band was originally formed in 2012 and the lineup includes Matt James on vocals, Nathan Gillis on drums, Kenneth Irwin on rhythm guitar, Ryan Keifer on lead guitar, and Matt Curtis on bass. With a huge sound and chest shaking vocals, Blacktop Mojo brings a high energy rock show that leaves fans wanting more everywhere they go. While in the midst of rehearsals last month for their most recent tour that kicked off in San Antonio on April 20th, we caught up with them to see what had been going on for the past year and a half and what was on the radar for the rest of the year. Johnny: So it’s been about a year and a half since our last interview with you guys and the last time we talked there was an album in the works. When did “Burn The Ships” release and how was the process different from the first time around when you recorded “I am”? BTM: “Burn The Ships” released in March of 2017. The biggest difference between this record and our first record, “I Am,” was the amount of time we took for pre-production. On “I Am,” we spent about two weeks getting ready and arranging the songs before we went in to record it, where on “Burn The Ships,” we spent about eight months demoing and playing around with different ideas. Johnny: How has the reception been to the album so far and do you guys have your own personal favorite song from it? BTM: The reception to the album has been incredible this far. We’ve had countless positive reviews and feedback from publications all over the world. Also, our first single off of the album entitled “Where The Wind Blows" reached number 27 on the Billboard Active Rock chart last summer.

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Porchfest 2018:

Two Days of Music on Two Stages The Third Annual Porch Fest is almost here! May 11th and 12th will be filled with music, friends, and family at The Back Porch in Kilgore. There will be Rock, Blues, Country, Americana, and loads of fun all around. This year 25 musical acts on 2 stages are scheduled, and they are the best around! Friday, May 11th, the music begins at 3pm, and the outside stage is gonna be rocking starting at 4pm. Friday’s Acoustic Stage will host April Taz and Mayson, Matthew Jackson, Eric Fayard, and Johnny: You guys got to open for Bon Jovi last after that sort of trip, but you guys are right back year in a sold-out stadium. Tell us about that about at it, playing Rock Fest 2018 up in Wisconsin with David Allen, The Drifting Outlaw. On the outdoor stage will be Jonathan Terrell, how you guys got that honor and a little about the some huge names, do you guys ever have to step experience? back, take a breath, and say to yourself “this is our Darrin Morris Band, Adam Brown and The Triple Crown Band, The Mansion Family, and Dennis BTM: We actually won that honor in a contest reality”? Ross and The Axberg Brothers, Erick Fayard the band was putting on. We submitted some of BTM: We are very blessed to be able to wake Saturday, May 12th, the music begins at our original music and were picked by Live Nation up and do what we love every single day. They 11am, and goes all the way until 12 midnight! Lee and the band’s management to open up the show. say “you never work a day in your life if you do Mathis, Gary Patrick, Brick Street Blues Band, Cole The experience was beyond amazing and the what you love,” so I don't think we’ve ever really Allen, Garth Lagrone, Meredith Crawford with crowd was very receptive to us. We cannot thank thought about taking a break. Jenn Ford, Heather Little, Rio Wallace and Brittany the Bon Jovi camp enough for the opportunity and Johnny: Were you able to see yourself at this Journey, and Clint Alford are scheduled. for treating us so incredibly. point back when you played your first show at the Also, The Stratoblasters, Alan Fox Band, Johnny: Obviously that put you in front of a Neches Fall Festival or the first “official” show as Teazur, Ally Venable Band, Sweet Pain, and White lot of potential new fans but what would you say BTM at the Shelton Gin back in 2012? Trash Wannabees perform. the biggest takeaway from that event was? BTM: It would have been hard to imagine There will also be vendors, music, food, and BTM: Our biggest takeaway from that night getting to do what we do now back then. We’ve fun, so bring the whole family and lawn chairs. was that whether you're playing in front of 20 always just been happy to be able to play music for Tickets are on sale now on outhousetickets.com! or 20,000 people, you should treat it the same people. Ticket options are: way. Make everyone feel like you're playing in a Johnny: With what’s on your plate for the first • $50 - VIP Ticket - Includes a seat at a table for stadium even if it's an empty room. half of this year, I almost hate to ask, but what’s on both days, meet-n-greet with Jonathan Terrell on Johnny: Blacktop Mojo has been trending the radar for the second half of 2018 that you can Friday and The Stratoblasters on Saturday steadily upward the past couple of years with share with us? • $30 - 2 day adult ticket several accolades from industry publications, over BTM: We have plans to keep touring • $20 - Saturday only adult ticket (12 and Up) 40 thousand likes on Facebook, a new album, and throughout the rest of the year and are currently • $15 - Friday adult ticket you guys seem to play everywhere and anywhere. writing music for our third record. • $10 - 2 day child ticket (ages 6-11) What kind of effect has the increased exposure and Johnny: What has been the best memory from • $5 - 1 day child ticket success had on the daily routine and what kind of the ride so far? • Ages 5 and under are free new challenges have came along? BTM: It’s hard to pick just one from all of it. Saturday is also family day 10am-2pm. With BTM: Our daily routine hasn't changed much One of my favorites so far was riding back into purchase of an adult ticket, one child can get in when we’re home. We still write and rehearse on a town off of our first tour last Summer/Fall. We’d free. regular basis and go about business as usual. The been out on the road for over 60 days straight Tickets are available at outhousetickets.com. increased exposure has made touring opportuni- with 7 of us basically living out of our van. We The Back Porch is located at 904 Broadway in ties more readily available for us and has increased were tired, beat up, and hungry, but everyone was Kilgore, thebackporchkilgore.com. the number of people we can reach with our smiling and joking with each other. It really felt A portion of sales will be donated to the music, which is super exciting for us. like we had accomplished something. Kilgore Boys and Girls Club as they gear up for Johnny: You have a pretty extensive tour their summer program, and they will have a booth For more information on Blacktop Mojo and coming up that you’ll already be on the road when they’ll be back at a location near you, check accepting sports equipment, sunscreen, bug spray, for when this goes to print. Is this the biggest art supplies, games, and PG rated movies so they them out on the web at Blacktopmojo.com or tour BTM has embarked on and what goes into can start off the summer with a bang! facebook.com/BlacktopMojo. planning a 2-month long road trip that covers, as best I could count, 32 states, both sides of the May 10th (7:30pm) country, Canada, and 43 shows? BTM: This is our most extensive tour to date. A lot of planning, routing, and generally putting The Celtic Women will be presented at the Cowan Centhe puzzle pieces together has gone on over the ter. This global phenomenon started on a winter Dublin past few months by us and our team to make this night in 2004. The idea was conceived to create a musical happen. We couldn't be more excited to get back ensemble featuring a selection of exceptional classically and traditionally trained Irish female musiout on the road and see our friends across the cians. Tickets are $42-$77. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the UT Tyler country. campus. Tickets are available by calling (903)566-7424, or go to cowancenter.org. Johnny: I’d say it would be time for a break

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Roxy Roca:

No One Ever Leaves a Show Dissatisfied Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q will host the fun and energetic band Roxy Roca May 4th (8-11:55pm). Tickets are $7 at the door. Roxy Roca has been described as a sonic shot in the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul, funk, and rock n' roll complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tentrevival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune overflows with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that 'happiness is a choice' sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s Cannon can deliver. Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in

Upcoming Concerts

May 4th (9pm) - David Allen, The Drifting Outlaws will be in concert at Click’s Live. Tickets are available at the door with proper ID. May 5th (12 noon1am) - The 17th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration benefiting the American Cancer Society-Tyler with Jammin’ Jimmy Olson, Robin Boogie Butt and Brian Chance Band will take place at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 4301 S. Broadway, Tyler. Come out for the fun and make a difference. For more info search Facebook for “JJO Radio.” May 19th (7-10pm) - Memorial Day Concert featuring Chrystal Rucker will be held at Omega Ministries International, 202 N. Parkdale Dr., Tyler. Tickets are $18-$29 at eventbrite.com. May 4th (8pm) - Ray Wylie Hubbard will be at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are available at outhousetickets. com. Tickets are $20 for general admission. May 10th (6:30-8:30pm) Amber Settle “Inheritance” Album Release Party

2011. Building on the band’s first fulllength album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy” with sounds reminiscent of Stax Records and Motown, the band plans to release its follow up later this year entitled “People Rise Up.” The album was recorded at The Bubble in Austin with none other than Grammy Governor Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Darkness, Toadies, Jet). Recently, Roxy Roca released the first single off the album “Taurus,” complete with an complimentary music video and now available on all major streaming services. With the guidance of superproducer Smith, the new album features a grittier, edgier sound steeped in the hard funk and blues of the 1970s, but with one foot firmly planted in today's music landscape. Further plans for 2018 include an official showcase at this year’s SXSW and a return to Japan for the band's second international tour. Stanley’s Famous BarB-Q is located at 525 S. Beckham, Tyler, stanleysfamous.com. - Join in celebrating the completion of debut worship EP “Inheritance.” Come grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the band play all of the songs live. The Foundry Coffee House is located at 202 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler. Admission is free. May 18th (8pm) Wayland Hicks will be at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are available at outhousetickets.com. Tickets are $10 for general admission. May 18th (8pm) - Shooter Jennings will be at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler. Tickets are available at the door and also outhousetickets.com. May 19th (7pm) - Upon a Burning Body, Volumes, and The White Noise. Tickets are $21-$25. Clicks is located at 1946 ESE Loop 323, Tyler. Tickets are available at etix.com. June 1st (8pm) Cody Canada & The Departed will be at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler. Tickets are available at the door and also at outhousetickets.com.

A Guaranteed Sell-Out - Get Your Tickets Now!

October 13th, Award-Winning Band MercyMe in Concert MercyMe will be in concert at The Oil Palace is October and is guaranteed to sell-out! Since their debut in 2001, Grammy®nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners, MercyMe has sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with ‘I Can Only Imagine,’ (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), ‘Here With Me’ (No. 4 AC), ‘Homesick’ (Top 10 AC), and ‘So Long Self.’ Their radio success has continued with recent singles ‘Flawless’ (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and ‘Greater’ (No. 1 for 16 weeks)​, landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s 2015 Year End charts. MercyMe made history in 2014 as ‘I Can Only Imagine’ surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s ‘Word Of God Speak’ the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the

US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. Their most recent project “MercyMe, It’s Christmas!” debuted atop the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart and became an instant classic. Their eighth studio release, “Welcome To The New,” garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in all three Christian categories and two Grammy® nods; the album is available in stores now. Tickets start at $19 and are available at oilpalace.com. The Oil Palace is located at 10408 State Highway 64 East, Tyler, (903)566-2122.

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Jenn Ford, A Lifetime Journey

Johnny: Your bio says you’ve been “singing your entire life” so what was your earliest memory of being drawn to singing and making music? Jenn: It’s funny you ask that, my grandma called By Johnny Griffith me last week when the single dropped and she says One could make the argument local musician I’ve been singing my whole life. My parents would and vocalist Jenn Ford is one of the hardest working probably say the same thing. I remember standing women in the East Texas music scene. That’s not to next to my mom in church and listening to her take away from the other women who are out there intently because she always harmonized. I’m glad I busting it every day for their music and craft, but it grew up with that and I picked that up because of her. does illustrate just how much Jenn has had going Later on, I remember my mom, dad, brothers, and since moving back to East Texas after her service in sisters always telling me to be quiet. I’m the oldest, so the United States Army concluded in an Honorable they never won that battle. Discharge in 2009. Johnny: When did you first get the sense that this Her roles have included lead singer in several was something you wanted to be more than just a music projects such as Bleed The Rain, and Jen & Rio, hobby or something to do while in school? co-host of the ETX Music Awards in 2015 and 2016, Jenn: Well, we weren’t poor, but we had a modest and most recently co-hosting the Texas Country life. My dad and mom wanted to keep us out of Music Awards while working on her first album. trouble, so they limited our exposure to mainstream With a great work ethic, a voice that allows her to sing media, but dad played Alabama, Randy Travis, John just about any genre with authority, and an onstage Fogerty, Boston, Foghat, and Chicago. I loved the comfort that comes from years of experience, Jenn Beatles, blues, and rock ‘n roll. My favorite song, Ford is guaranteed to bring a quality show, gig after like the one that grabbed me as a young woman was gig. Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Mom We recently slowed her down long enough to get wanted me to sing church music, but I soaked it all some more background on her and see what’s coming up. When I went to college is when I blasted Sheryl Crow, Sade, Natalie Merchant, 4 Non Blondes, and up this year:

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Grunge Rock. I realized I wanted something more out of life, and joining the military was my chance. Johnny: What was your first performance? Jenn: I think maybe when I played Cinderella (pre-fairy godmother) in kindergarten? My mom always says I acted real sassy. She swears that they made me the “ugly Cinderella” because I was too pretty. I roll my eyes at that. I was just glad to be on stage, and my mom is way more sassier than I ever could be. Johnny: You have a pretty broad spectrum of influences, and have performed in a pretty broad spectrum of projects over the years. Do you have a preference when it comes to sitting down and creating music or do you enjoy the flexibility of being more pragmatic? Jenn: I create whatever I think my audience will connect with while using true emotions that I’ve felt. It helps to have a degree in journalism. You learn how to connect ideas in a precise way. Or maybe being a musician helped me be a writer? I don’t know but music came first definitely. Johnny: You served in the U.S. Army and were selected to tour with several music assignments. How do you think your musical experience prior to service prepared you for those opportunities? Jenn: One, it exposed me to the most professional

and talented musicians in one organization where the sole purpose was to perform. We practiced daily, we had organization, we had people from all walks of life and cultures, so we did everything when it comes to music - jazz, classical, country, blues, rock, pop, patriotic, you name it. I spent 4 years in Germany learning Motown and blues basically, that is what the crowds wanted, and the general attitude was either ‘get some soul’ or get outta the way. I also learned to manipulate my voice from an opera singer when I was pregnant and unable to perform at all the shows. I signed up for 3 months of voice lessons from an American woman married to an Italian man, living and performing in Germany. She heard me at the first lesson and decided against teaching me classical music. She said she knew I could do it, but would never make it a career. The best advice I’ve ever gotten was from that woman. She said, “Sing how you speak.” That helped me relax into my true voice. Johnny: You were able to perform hundreds of shows, all over the world during your service time. What do you think you took from that experience that most prepared you to pursue your dream of a career in music? Jenn: Well, I don’t usually get afraid. I get anxious and excited, which is different to me. I try to prepare for days in advance, and when the lights come on, I just jump out there. It’s kind of like jumping off the high dive for me. Once you get over the height, it’s all downhill, right? I also think I learned the rhythm of a show day, like how many hours I need to warm up, get dressed, and get ready to be in my best performance mode. It helps me relax too because when something goes wrong. This attitude isn’t necessarily reflected in my daily life though. I’m pretty high strung and music actually calms me down. Johnny: Since moving back to East Texas you’ve been a busy woman, with some pretty wide-ranging projects, the latest of which is the recent release of your first single, “Baby Get Your Boots On” with Texas Country Records. How was that experience and were there any unexpected challenges in the recording process? Jenn: It is a totally unexpected and serendipitous thing, this whole experience. When I was signed, it was 2 weeks after I co-hosted the awards with Brandon Rhyder, and was basically just as unbelievable, especially after it started off as just a summer internship with Texas Country Music Association. I fast tracked my graduation because I felt like I needed to keep the momentum going. The only real obstacle is that we thought it would come out earlier, but my producer was moving into his new studio. I am so glad I waited for him to move. Johnny: Are your live shows primarily solo or do you have some with a full band? Jenn: For the last 2 years, I’ve been a solo acoustic artist, hiring musicians just to keep my name out there, while I look for the right band members. Now that we’ve narrowed the sound of the EP down, I have been able to form and woodshed all the music. Johnny: Are there any shows on the radar in May and June that are “can’t miss” events? Jenn: Oh yeah, lots of stuff coming up. But I am the most excited about opening up for Doug Supernaw in June at The Back Porch. He’s just such a legend and a good friend of my manager. Johnny: What is on the agenda for the rest of 2018 now that the single was released? Jenn: Well the full EP is almost done, I’ve got probably 10 more in the back of my mind, and I’m just focused on developing the band and getting us ready to tour Texas venues. I’m ok with being on the road and so is my family, it’s just logistics now. Like I need a touring van and stuff like that. Johnny: If you had to pick one memory from the journey so far...what would be the most memorable? Jenn: I think that it is when I get on stage - seeing people smiling and shaking their head. It makes me feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. The most memorable thing is when I sang in front of 1000 folks last year and got a standing ovation at the Texas Country Music Awards. I felt like, “Well, if I can pull that off, maybe I can do it again.” I guess we will see. Jenn Ford can be found at facebook.com/jennfordofficial or jennfordmusic.com.


RedTheDirt Festival is a Sell Out 2018 Red Dirt BBQ

Participating BBQ joints in the festival are: BBQ On The Brazos, Bet The House BBQ, Black's Barbecue, Bodacious Bar-B-Q, Brotherton's Black Iron Barbecue, & Music Festival will be held Buzzie's BBQ, Country Tavern, May 5th, 12 noon-11:30pm in Evie Mae's Barbecue, Hutchins Downtown Tyler and although BBQ, Kreuz Market, LeRoy And there are no tickets left for sale, Lewis, Lockhart Smokehouse, you can still win them at various Louie Mueller Barbecue, Meat promotions on Facebook. Church, Micklethwait Craft Celebrating the 5th anniverMeats, Miller's Smokehouse, sary of the Bud Light Red Dirt Opie's Barbecue, Riverport BBQ, BBQ & Music Festival will be Roegels Barbecue Co., Schmidt Downtown Tyler, you can come Family Barbecue, Stanley's out to sample smoked meats from 25 of Texas' Famous Pit BBQ, The Slow Bone, Truth BBQ and most celebrated barbecue joints and hear a five-act Tyler's Barbeque. concert featuring red dirt music stars like Aaron For more info go to reddirtbbqfest.com. Follow #reddirtfestival on social media for ticket Watson, Pat Green, Koe Wetzel, Josh Weathers, giveaways. and Read Southall Band.

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Concert at Oil Palace

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is coming to East Texas for a concert at The Oil Palace on August 13th at 7:30pm. The 270-member Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is directed by Carol May 17thCymbala, the wife of Pastor Jim Cymbala. Made up 19th - Linmostly of church members without formal vocal dale Chamtraining, over the years the choir has received five pionship Dove Awards and six Grammy Awards. The choir Rodeo - It’s has performed at Billy Graham Crusades and the almost rodeo 2012 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, time again D.C. in Lindale, After nearly thirty years of recordings and Texas! The live performances, Carol and the choir continue 31st Annual Lindale Championship Rodeo will be to rely on the Lord for his grace and direction in held at the Lindale Rodeo Arena. We are continutheir ministry. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is May 5th (10aming a three-night rodeo with “slack” on Saturday a highly unlikely group of people, a mixture of 1pm) - Fine Arts ethnic and economic backgrounds, in the heart of morning. This year the LinBooster Club a city synonymous with coldness and decay. Made dale Championship Rodeo Car Show will be LIVE MUSIC: up of doctors, attorneys and former street people, sponsoring this has teamed up with the Ram The 2018 American Cancer Society’s Tyler Thursday nurses and ex-crack addicts, the choir is a unique fun event for all Rodeo Series to bring you Cattle Barons’ Gala will be held June 16th at Texas Tyler Dudley exciting rodeo action and cross section of humanity. Pastor Cymbala explains ages. This will be held at Cum- Rose Horse Park, 14078 TX-110, Tyler. Come “None of us would have met if it weren’t for Christ. Friday events all three nights. Gates out and two-step the night away at the “Southern Our backgrounds are just too diverse. But all of us berland AcadBillie Jo Sewell open at 6pm, Muttin’ Busemy High, 7200 Raised, Southern Strong” Gala that promises to be have one thing in common: we have all been lifted tin’ will be at 6:15pm, live the highlight of summer! Saturday Paluxy Dr., Tyler. Gates open at 8am. Spectaup and changed by the power of Jesus Christ.” Easton Corbin is 2018 Cattle Barons’ Gala Steve Carpenter music starts at 6:45pm, and tors are welcome starting at 10am. Registration is Starting each rehearsal with prayer reinforces that headline. With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards, principle. the rodeo begins at 7:30pm. $25 per car. Spectators will enjoy an art exhibit and performances by the music department and and nominations, plus performances on some of This will be held in the Lindale Rodeo Arena, 609 Tickets start at $15 and will be available at dance team. There will be concessions, face paint- the biggest stages in the world. American Songoilpalace.com. The Oil Palace is located at 10408 W. Hubbard, Lindale. Register for Mutton Bustin at ing, and a 50/50 raffle will be available. For more writer says, “Easton Corbin has one of those rare, TX 61, Tyler, (903)566-2120. the Chamber office in Lindale. info email cahfabpresident@gmail.com. glorious voices that was just made for singing country music.” Guest performance is the Tyler May 12th (8am-3pm) - East Texas Salute Texas Dudley Band. Lagopalooza 2018 Veterans Classic Car Show - Join the 2018 East There will be lots of food, drinks, silent April 29th, 12 noon-9pm, Lago Del Pino will host their Annual LagoTexas Salute honoring Vietnam Veterans! Bring auctions, vendors and tons of fun. Tickets for $100 palooza 2018! On stage will be Tuxedo Cats, Dustin Becker, Tyler Dudley, your family for the day and enjoy 50+ military Lucas Kelm, Chris Oliver and Company, Sabrina Toole, Stefan Cotter String will be available for a drawing to win a 2018 Z71 vehicles on display, classic car show, firepower Band, Heather Nikole Harper, and Logan K. Strong. There will be Bottomless Cattle Barons’ Edition Crew Cab truck. demo, live music, Vietnam Wall, flyover and Crawfish, games, drink specials and more. Tickets are $200 per person for general more. Classic car show registration is $20 and Tickets can be purchased at outhousetickets.com or at the door for $30. includes lunch. Contact mikebalfay@gmail.com admission and $300 for Barons admission and can Tickets will give you access to a full day of music and allow you to eat as to register. This will be held at the American Free- be purchased at tylercattlebaronsgala.org. much crawfish as your heart desires. Lago Del Pino is located at 14706 CR For more information contact Cindy Brady at dom Museum, 1051 N. Houston St., Bullard. It is 1134, Tyler, (903)561-5246. (903)597-1383 or cindy.brady@cancer.org. free to browse the cars and it is free to attend.

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EGuideMagazine.com GigGuide ETX Brewery – Harvest Thieves, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Zach Pohl, 7-10 FRESH – Purple Velvet Fox, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ Screedlez, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ Panda, 8-12 Saturday, May 12th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Stratoblasters, Alan The Grove – Gary Patrick, 9-12 Kawa’s – Quentin Moore, 7-10 Fox Band, Teazur, Ally Venable Band, Sweet Pain, White Trash Wannabes, Lee Love & War, Lindale – Wayland Hicks, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Mathis, Gary Patrick, Brickstreet Blues Band, Cole Allen, Garth LaGrone, Meredith Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Shooter Wednesday, May 2nd Jennings, 9-12 Crawford & Jenn Ford, Heather Little, Rio The Back Porch, Kilgore – Callens & Clark, Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Wallace & Brittany Journey, Clint Alford, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Sabrina Toole, 8-12 10am-1am Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Time Machine, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater – Nikki & Ryan, Dakota’s Chop House – Luqman Rashada, Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 7-10 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – The Groove Society, 9-12 Clicks Live – DJ Cicero & DJ Anders, 8-12 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Sunday, May 6th Club 155 Black Ice, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Dakota’s Chop House – Gary Patrick Band, Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Woodshed with Heather Little, 7-10 Casburn, 6-9 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 ETX Brewery – R&R Music Group, 8-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Yamato – DJ Juice, 9-12 Love & War, Lindale – Charley Crockett, 8-12 FRESH – Casey Martin, 6-9 Thursday, May 3rd Saturday, May 19th The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Monday, May 7th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Dave Martinez, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Teazur, 9-1 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Erick Fayard, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Fuzion Bar - DJ David, 9-1 Big Sandy Music Hall - Stefan Cotter, 8-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Douglas Jay Boyd & Friends, Clicks Live – DJ Cicero & DJ Anders, 8-12 Garage Bar – John Hord Band, 9-1 The Central Station, Gladewater – Down Home 6:30-9:30 Dakota’s Chop House – Lucas Kelm, 7-10 Kawa’s – Trey Rose, 7-10 Band, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Colton Ayers, 7-10 Tuesday, May 8th Lago Del Pino – Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 Clicks Live – Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Fuzion Bar - DJ Mad Hatter, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – The Statesboro Revue, 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The White Noise, Convictions, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ Juice, 8-12 The Briars, 8-12 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Dakota’s Chop House – Matt Raker Band, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Dagnabbit Band, 8-12 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 M6 Winery - Tommi Jo Harris, 3-6 ETX Brewery – Purple Velvet Fox, 8-10 Razzoo’s – Al & The Long Shots, 7-10 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Todd Rinlee, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Bluez Boyz, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Cole Allen, 7-10 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 5-7 Rick’s – Trajikly White, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Co., FRESH – Tuxedo Cats, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – George Faber & Friends, Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Stefan 6:30-9:30 Fuzion Bar - DJ David, 9-1 6:30-9:30 Cotter, 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – The Leftovers, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Lake Palestine Resort - Justin Dean, 6-9 Friday, May 4th Wednesday, May 9th Casburn, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Steve Carpenter, Doug 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Billie Jo Sewell, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Kent, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Sweet Pain, 8-12 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 M6 Winery - Withrow Cooley & Friends, 3-6 The Central Station, Gladewater – Ace Deuce, Dakota’s Chop House – Dustin Becker, 7-10 Yamato – Levi Kitchens, 9-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Sunday, May 13th 7-10 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Rick’s – Big Daddy Band, 9-1 Clicks Live – David Allen, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Woodshed with Heather Little, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Purple Dakota’s Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Acoustics, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Velvet Fox Band, 6:30-9:30 Downtown Kilgore - Conjunto Dispuesto, 8-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus ETX Brewery – Riley Redding, 8-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Thursday, May 10th Casburn, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Big Gus & The Love & War, Lindale – Carter Winter, 4-8 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Swampadelic, 7-10 Monday, May 14th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blaine Hart, 7-10 XLN – The Blacksmiths, 9-1 The Foundry - Aaron James, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater – Keith Rea Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar - “May the 4th Be With You” Stanley’s BBQ – Douglas Jay Boyd & Friends, , 7-10 with DJ Lonnie Love Sunday, May 20th 6:30-9:30 Clicks Live – DJ Cicero & DJ Anders, 8-12 FRESH – 6 Miles To Mixon, 6-9 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Cowan Center Celtic Woman, 7-9 Tuesday, May 15th Fuzion Bar - DJ Screedlez, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Dakota’s Chop House – Owen Tiner, 7-10 Garage Bar – DJ Panda, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Acoustics, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Travis Bolt, 7-10 Kawa’s – Billie Jo Sewell, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Fuzion Bar DJ Mad Hatter, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Ray Wylie Hubbard, Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Garage Bar – DJ Juice, 8-12 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Max Stalling, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Wesley Pruitt Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6 -10 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Monday, May 21st Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Karaoke, 8-12 Razzoo’s - Tyler Dudley , 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Co., Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 6:30-9:30 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 5-7 Stanley’s BBQ – Douglas Jay Boyd & Friends, Rick’s –Chinatown, 9-1 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – George Faber & Friends, 6:30-9:30 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Wednesday, May 16th 6:30-9:30 Stanley’s BBQ – Roxy Roca,8-12 Tuesday, May 22nd The Back Porch, Kilgore – Heather Harper, Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Friday, May 11th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 7-10 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Casburn, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris Band, Dakota’s – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Adam Brown & The Triple Crown Band, ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 Republic Icehouse – Patrick James, 7-10 Yamato – DJ Hogan, 9-12 The mansion Family, Axberg Brothers, Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Saturday, May 5th Erick Fayard, Matthew Jackson, April Taz Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker, 6:30-9:30 Woodshed with Heather Little, 7-10 & Mayson, David Allen, 2-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater – Ace Deuce, Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Wednesday, May 23rd 7-10 Big Sandy Music Hall - Stefan Cotter, 8-11 Thursday, May 17th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Dakota’s Chop House – Maryah & Martyn, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – The Hotel Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 ETX Brewery – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Drifters, 7-10 Dakota’s Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Doug Kent, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jackie Darlene, Circle M Crawfish - Billi Jo Sewell, 8-11 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 Clicks Live – DJ Cicero & DJ Anders, 8-12 7-10 Club 155 - Black Ice, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Billi Jo Sewell, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night FRESH – Al And The Longshots, 6-9 Dakota’s – Clay Thrash, 7-10 Woodshed with Heather Little, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ Mad Hatter, 8-12 Fuzion Bar - DJ Screedlez, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Bluez Boyz, 8-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Garage Bar – DJ Juice, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ Panda, 8-12 FRESH – Senor Gringos, 6-9 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Sabrina Toole, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Rugged Grace, 8-12 The Grove – Live Music, 9-12 Thursday, May 24th Hollytree Country Club - Heather Harper, 6-9 Razzoo’s – Johnny & The Night Crawlers, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ David, 9-1 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Garage Bar - Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Love & War, Lindale – Mark McKinney, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 5-7 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ramoth Gilead, 8-12 DJ Panda, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – George Faber & Friends, Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Owen Tiner, Clicks Live – DJ Cicero & DJ Anders, 8-12 The Grove – Live Music, 9-1 6:30-9:30 9-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tyler Stokes, 7-10 Kawa’s – Maryah & Martyn, 7-10 True Vine Brewing Co. Jared & The Mill, 5-9 The Old Firehouse, Edom – Nick Annis, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ Mad Hatter, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, Friday, May 18th Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ Juice, 8-12 11am-1pm Republic Icehouse – Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Cole Allen, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Matt Kimbrow, 8-1 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Party Machine, 8-12 M6 Winery - Scott Behrend, 3-6 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Adam Brown & The Razzoo’s - Alex Smith, 7-10 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Triple Crown Band, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Donovan Keith, 9-12 Ricks - Ghost Town Blues Band, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Delta Blues The Central Station, Gladewater – Lori Rice Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Band, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Darrin Morris Band, 7-11 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 5-7 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival - Josh Weathers, Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Dakota’s Chop House – Chance Pena, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – George Faber & Friends,

Tuesday, May 1st

11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Anna Stockdale , 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Co., 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

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Read Southall Band, Koe Wetzel, Pat Green, Aaron Watson, 4-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – John Anderson, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-12 Rick’s – Haywire, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Tuxedo Cats, 6:30-9:30 Stone Country, Lindale – Adam Brown & The Triple Crown Band, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Kid Icarus, 9-1 Yamato – DJ, 8-11

Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing - Heather Harper, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Tyler Dudley, 9-12

6:30-9:30

Friday, May 25th

11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater – Sean Berry, 7-10 Dakota’s Chop House – Paul Shafer, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Meredith Crawford, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Amanda Pruitt, 7-10 FRESH – Stefan Cotter, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ Screedlez, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ Panda, 8-12 Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Jason Herrin Band, 9-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 80, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 8:30-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ Cash, 9-12

Saturday, May 26th

The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dagnabbit Band, 9-1 The Central Station, Gladewater – Last Call Outlaws, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tyler Dixson, 7-10 FRESH – The P-51’s, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ David, 9-1 Garage Bar – Live Music, 9-1 The Grove - Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Chris Colston, 8-12 M6 Winery - Todd Wright, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Ben Lowery & THe Texas Express, 9-12 Republic Icehouse – 6 Miles To Mixon, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 5, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donny, 12-3, Open Mic, 7:30-11:30 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN – Joey Love, 9-1 Yamato – DJ, 8-12

Sunday, May 27th

Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Acoustics, 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Monday, May 28th

Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Douglas Jay Boyd & Friends, 6:30-9:30

Tuesday, May 29th

11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Co., 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, May 30th

The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakota’s Chop House – Cory Breedlove, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Open Mic, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wednesday Night Woodshed with Heather Little, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6:30-9:30 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12

Thursday, May 31st

11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris Band, 8-12 Clicks Live – DJ Cicero & DJ Anders, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Audrey Oliver, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ Mad Hatter, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ Juice, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Hannah Cook, 8-12 Razzoo’s - Billi Jo Sewell, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 5-7 Stanley’s BBQ – George Faber & Friends, 6:30-9:30


Theatre

Tickets on Sale for CCT's Season Finale:

“Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” By Cristin Parker Get ready for a rootin’-tootin’, rip-roarin’ good time during the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s final production of the 2017-18 season, “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch (or The Perfumed Badge).” “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” hits the CCT stage Saturday and Sunday, May 5th-6th and Friday and Saturday, May 11th-12th. Show times are 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday, at the historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, 157 W. Fifth St., just off the square in downtown Rusk. Advance tickets for all shows are $10, and $13 for adults. At-the-door tickets are $15 each. Call the CCT box office, (903)683-2131, or visit cherokeetheatre.net to reserve tickets. This classic old-West melodrama finds Detective Harry Heartstone on the trail of the dastardly villain, Snipe Vermin. Throw in a lady sheriff, an evil hotel owner, a stranded theater company and a dim-witted sidekick, and let the hijinks begin. “This is a throwback to the zany live theatre of yesteryear,” producer Lisa Pierce said. “The audience will get lots of opportunities to participate by

Events & Plays

April 28th (7:30pm) - East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral, which includes the powerful “Ode to Joy” in the last movement. The orchestra will be joined by four soloists, the ETSO Chorus, and the combined UT Tyler Chorus and Patriot Singers. Cameron Rose, director of choirs at The University of Texas at Tyler, will direct the choruses. For more info or tickets go to etso.org or call (903)5263876. Concerts are performed at the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. May 4th-6th, 10th-13th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm for a Mother’s Day Brunch) - “The Odd Couple” - This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his Two different mind when the clean casts. Two different freak and the slob directors. Different ultimately decide to room together with scripts. Same set. hilarious results as Double Your Fun “The Odd Couple” is with the 2-Weekend born. The May 13th, Odd Couple Package Mother’s Day show for only $30! See the offers an optional brunch. Tyler Civic MALE version on the Theatre is located at first weekend and the 400 Rose Park Dr., FEMALE version on the Tyler, next to the Tyler second weekend. Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. May 4th-6th, 11th-13th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) “The Miracle Worker” will be on stage at Henderson Civic Theater. “The Miracle Worker” is a three-act play by William Gibson adapted from his 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name. It is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life.” Henderson Civic Theater is located at 122 E. Main, Henderson. For more info call (903)657-2968 or go to hendersoncivictheatre.org. May 19th (6pm) - “50th Anniversary Gala” will be presented by Tyler Civic Chorale. For more info go to tylercivicchorale.org or facebook.com/

cheering the heroes and booing the villains. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be on the edges of your seats – it’s not one to miss!” Cast members include John Earle as Harry Heartstone; Corey Flomnsbee as Snipe Vermin; Ryan Glaze as Barney; Jordan Langford as Bill Filbert; John Ervin as Col. Crabtree; Amy McCalister as Sheriff Willie Lovelace; Josie Fox as the Widow Black; Frances Green as Martha Muldoon; and Joyce Melton and Emily Pierce as Flora and Dora. “We’ve got a great cast and crew who’ve really been working hard, while having a great time putting this show together,” director Serena Bemis said. Bemis and Pierce said while the play is family friendly in content, costumes and set pieces are as authentic as possible. “We do have saloon girls who are dressed accordingly – not vulgar or anything, but we do want parents to be aware,” Pierce said. tylercivicchorale. Tickets are available through TCC members and at the door. June 7th-17th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) - “Ring of Fire” - From the iconic song book of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness, redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune - performed by a multi-talented cast - paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate! This is a great show indeed. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. June 29th30th, July 1st (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) - Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. - Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film. Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. July 4th (4pm) - “Annual Independence Day Concert” will be presented by Tyler Civic Chorale at First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St., Tyler. For more info go to tylercivicchorale.org or facebook.com/tylercivicchorale. Tickets are available through TCC members and at the door.

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Family Book Signing for Patricia Taylor Wells & Makerspace At The Library The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Tyler. For more info call (903)5937323 or go to tylerlibrary.com. Children All storytimes will be in Taylor Auditorium. • Leeme un Cuento/Read to Me Storytime (children 3-6 years old), Mondays at 10:30am • Lap & Play Time (babies up to 18 months) features stories, songs, and playtime with developmental toys at 9:30am every Wednesday • Toddler Explore Storytime (children under age 3) is on Wednesdays at 10:30am • Read Aloud Crowd Storytime (children 3-6 years old), Thursdays at 10:30am May 5th (2-4pm) - LEGO® Block Party - Children ages 3 and up, bring your imagination for an afternoon of building and playing! LEGO® and Duplo Blocks are provided. May 12th and 26th (2-4pm) - Makerspace This continuing STEM education for children and teens will feature May 12th: Drawing with Finch™ Robots and May 26th: Maze Challenge with Finch™ Robots. May 19th (10:30am) - Family Movie Matinees Families are invited to watch fun feature-length films in the library’s auditorium. A different movie will be shown each day. Pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly snacks welcome. May 6th (2-4pm) - Celebrate Ramadan - Children and families will go from station to station to learn about different elements of Islam and how Ramadan is celebrated.

Patricia Taylor Wells - Local Author Patricia Taylor Wells will be selling and signing copies of her new memoir, “Mademoíselle Renoír à París.” May 5th (10am-12 noon) - EastSide Fiber Artists - This is an open gathering of all things fiber. Whether you quilt, knit, crochet, weave, spin, needle felt, come be a part of this fun group. May 11th (11:30am) - “Sex in the Garden, All About Propagation” with Debbie Watkins will be presented as part of the Smith County Master Gardener Series. May 17th (5pm) - Reel Talk - This event is like a book club but for movies! Free to attend. May 4th and 18th (1-3pm) - Veteran’s Movie Join this biweekly screening of movies presented especially for veterans. This free event is held the first and third Friday every month. May 29th (10am) - Club Read - Join the Club Read group in discussing this month’s read, “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. Every Tuesday (10am-1pm) - Quilting Class Learn the art of quilting at the Library. Fabric and quilt patterns will be provided. Participants are asked to provide their own sewing machines, if you have them, plus scissors, and neutral or white thread. For details and a complete list of supplies please contact the Library’s information desk. Every Tuesday (5:30-6:30pm) - Evening Meditation - Learn the practice of Heartfulness MeditaTeens Every Tuesday (4:30-5:30pm) - Teen Tuesdays - If tion with Gayathri Kambhampati. you are in Middle School or High School you’re Every Wednesday (5:30pm) - Gentle Yoga - This gentle yoga class will be taught by Meagan Vrba in! The Library will have games, activities, and who is certified in yoga, CPR, and first aid. fun just for teens. Events are: • May 1st: Free Play with Finch™ Robots Every Saturday (11am-12 noon) - Crochet • May 8th: Dancing with Finch™ Robots Classes will be held in the 3rd floor Internet Cen• May 15th: Battle Bots with Finch™ Robots ter Workroom. These are free classes. Learn to • May 22nd: Scavenger Hunt crochet with Library staff and volunteers. All Adults materials are provided. All experience levels are welcome. May 19th (10am-3pm) - Book Signing for

Barnes & Noble Booksellers #HaveFunMakeaDifference for theThe#SchoolisCool Program Story Times Every month Barnes & Noble (B&N) has a

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variety of events. All events are free to attend. B&N Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info on this and other events call (903)534-3996 or go to barnesandnoble.com. • April 28th (11am) - “Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?” Storytime - Full of rhyming fun, “Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?” features appearances by some of the world’s greatest scientists. Young readers will enjoy learning about scientists and how they changed the world. • May 5th (11am) - “Llama Llama Loves to Read” Storytime - Llama Llama is becoming a reader and can’t wait to show his mother everything he’s learned. Join this storytime and activities featuring this beloved character. • May 12th (11am) - Mother's Day Storytime featuring “I've Loved You Since Forever” and “Everything Is Mama” - Join this special Mother’s Day storytime featuring books by bestselling authors Hoda Kotb and Jimmy Fallon. Activities to follow. • May 19th (11am) - “Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century” Storytime - Join this storytime and activities in celebration of the Royal Wedding. In this wonderful book about weddings big and small, Fancy Nancy helps out the bride and attends a fabulous party. • May 26th (11am) - “An Elephant & Piggie Biggie!” Storytime - Elephant & Piggie are back to celebrate 10 years of friendship in this special collection featuring five classic Elephant & Piggie stories. Join this storytime with activities to follow.

“School is Cool” Program is trying to collect 2000 fully stocked backpacks for Texas children. They will be collecting school supplies and the Tyler Area Business Education Council will be on site to help collect supplies and monetary donations on July 28th in Downtown Tyler. You do not have to leave your vehicle to donate. There will be a drop off lane set up in front of the courthouse if you do not wish to stay for the festivities and simply want to drop off your donation. No child should have to start school without supplies! There will be music, games, bike/car show, and entertainment downtown will be for everyone. Downtown businesses will be open to the public. There will also be a ride around town at 2pm to collect and pick up supplies from residences as wel las businesses. Lighthouse for the Blind will assemble the backpacks. “The School is Cool event will be held August 2nd at Harvey Convention Center. A list of supplies that are needed is available. You can also make a monetary donation by contacting Jesse “Hippie” Vann for more information at (903)531-1100.


June 18th-22nd: Make: Create

During the week children will learn about the design process, then apply those ideas to bridges, buildings, fog cannons and more. June 25th-29th: Mad Science

If it bubbles, oozes, or pops, campers will give it a try during this camp. Young camper scientists will make slime, rockets, and more.

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Kilgore Geekend celebrates its fifth year with the addition of premium events in the historic Texan Theater in downtown Kilgore. Hero Pass tickets for these events are $5 for 1 day or $8 for both days. $1 of ticket sales go to Heroic Inner Kids, Geekend’s official charity for 2018, and $1 goes to the Texan Renovation Fund. Outdoor activities are free including bands, vendors, LARP, and more. The Hero Pass includes a swag bag for the first 100 tickets sold, access to extra vendors, access to featured guests, Harry Potter trivia contest, Cosplay contest, discussion panels lead by our featured guests Manga artist Ben Dunn, Mendez Series author, and Edward Hancock II who will lead a panel on writing, as well as internet legend Herb Midgley who will lead a panel on screenwriting with local screenwriter Scott Miles. Antarctic Press will be there as well doing panels and checking out new artists and more. Texan Theater is located at 225 S. Kilgore St., in Kilgore.

July 9th-13th: 3D Modeling, Minecraft

Time to Celebrate at the Discovery Science Place Discovery Science Place (DSP) is located at

Everyone loves Minecraft, and campers will put that knowledge to good use by transforming their Minecraft designs from the digital space to the real world using 3D printing technology.

Summer Camps at Discovery Science Place

July 23rd-27th: 3D Modeling, Minecraft II

308 N. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)533-8011 or go to discoveryscienceplace.org.

8 weeks of camps are planned, from June 11th-August 10th. Each week has a different theme, and campers are divided into two age groups based on school grade: entering 1st-3rd grade, or for students entering 4th-6th grades. Camps are from 10am-4pm each day, and extended programming is available from 7:30am-5:30pm The cost is $175 per week per camper with a 10% discount for DSP museum members. Cost includes a snack and all camp materials each day, but campers will need to bring a sack lunch. Camps are: June 11th-15th: Vex Robotics 1

Whirling wheels and motors during this robotics camp are the focus at this upgraded Vex Robotics camp where campers build claw bots and tackle new challenges!

July 16th-20th: Vex Robotics II

at the recently remodeled Bergfeld Amphitheater, 1501 S. Broadway, Tyler. Bring a lawn chair if you want or blanket for an evening under the stars. All movies are on Saturdays at 8pm. Admission is free and open to the public. • May 5th - “LaLa Land” Date Night Movie • May 12th - “Emoji Movie” • May 19th - “Nut Job 2, Nutty by Nature” In case of inclement weather, movies will be rescheduled. For more info call (903)5957271 or go to cityoftyler.org.

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Whirling wheels and motors during this robotics camp are the focus at this upgraded Vex Robotics camp where campers build claw bots and tackle new challenges! Everyone loves Minecraft, and will put that knowledge to good use by transforming their Minecraft designs from the digital space to the real world using 3D printing technology.

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July 30th-August 3rd: Take Flight/ Make it Move

This exciting week lets campers explore various forms of flight, from airplanes to rockets, as well as learning the basis of movement and flight. Rockets will launch, planes will glide, cars will loop-de-loop, and more. August 6th-10th: Kitchen Chemistry

No summer camp at the DSP would be complete without Kitchen Chemistry week. Campers will make slime, learn about cooking with solar power, and create paint using vegetables and spices.

WALK ‘N ROLL

Free Family Movies in the Park:

“LaLa Land,” A Date Night Movie Free family movies continues this month

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May 12th (9:30am-2:30pm)

The East Texas Center for Independent Living (ETCIL) presents this free annual event There will be lots of things to do for the family. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. For more info look for them on Facebook.

“Humpback Whales:” An Amazing, Beautiful Movie Visitors of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College will have a lot of fun this month. Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter.tjc.edu. CESSE is located at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler.

TJC Offers Summer Activity & Camps

Dome Shows

CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. Call for availability in the event of field trips. Daily show schedules are: From animation to athletics, horsemanship to robotics, and • May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (11am) - “A Starry Night” scuba to improv comedy, Tyler Junior College has a summer camp to • May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (12 noon) - “Humpback Whales” • April 26th and 28th (2pm); May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (1pm) spark the imagination of any young explorer. “Moons: Worlds of Mystery” Registration is open now for TJC Summer Camps for kids ages 3 • April 24th - May 31st (2pm) - “Space Next” and up. Camps begin Monday, June 4th-mid-August. • April 24th - May 31st (3pm) - “Dream Big: Engineering Our “TJC camps offer great opportunities for kids to gain skills to World” succeed in sports and learn about other cultures through art, science • April 24th - May 31st (4pm) - “From Earth to the Universe” and technology, “but they’re also often a kid’s first opportunity to Rock ‘n Roll Saturday spend time on a college campus. Ultimately, we hope our campers are inspired to pursue a college career someday.” TJC offers more Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family! A performance than 60 activity camps. The camps are operated at several locations will be May 18th. Two shows will be presented. “Space Park360” will be shown at 7pm and “Rock on Demand” at 8pm. Tickets are $5. on the TJC campus, including the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, Wagstaff and Gentry gyms, the Ornelas A FREE Star Party Saturday HPE Center, art department, science labs, swimming pool, and May 5th (ongoing the first Saturday of each month), you can see a gymnasiums. Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome. Athletic camps, run by TJC coaching staff and players, include: This is a unique opportunity for families to view the beautiful heavens baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. of east Texas. Best of all, it is completely FREE! Live Sky shows are at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescope viewing is at 8-10pm. For details, go to tjcsummercamps.com.

A Classically Good Time at the Movies There is something for all ages at local movie theaters. Join the fun at Studio Movie Grill (SMG), located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at studiomoviegrill.com. SMG offers box office hits as well as special screenings. These include: Classic Musicals

Relive your favorites on the big screen with our SMG Classics series. These start at 7:15pm. • May 2nd: “Singin’ in the Rain” • May 9th: “Victor/Victoria” • May 16th” “Cabaret” • May 23rd: “Fame”

• May 30th: “Hairspray” (2007) • June 6th: “Purple Rain” Special Needs Screenings

Family friendly movies are free for children with special needs and their siblings, with adult tickets available for beforenoon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered. Special Needs Screenings are shown at 11am. The scheduled movies are: • May 12th: “Avengers: Infinity War” • June 2nd: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

• June 23rd: “The Incredibles 2” • June 30th: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Children’s Summer Series

SMG's Children's Summer Series offers a budget-friendly entertainment option for families, summer camps, and weekday programs to escape the summer heat to watch $1 screenings of recent, popular, children films. • May 28th-June 1st: “Flushed Away” • June 4th-8th: “The Book of Life” • June 11th-15th: “How to Train Your Dragon 2” • June 18th-22nd: “Ferdinand” • June 25th-29th: “Captain Underpants” • July 2nd-6th: “The Boss Baby”

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Art

Inside the Artist’s Studio:

James R. Pace

Defining an East Texas Spirit By Derrick White “An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are so many creative and talented artists in East Texas. I’m excited to see this genre of talent grow within our community; in terms of venues, pop-up shows, support and opportunities. There are many moving parts to our expanding East Texas visual arts scene including the Tyler Museum of Art, Downtown’s Gallery Main Street, Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Tyler, as well as local encouraging businesses like Strada Café, El Guapo Records, True Vine Brewing Company, and many more. However, there is one East Texan who is not just an artist but rather the bedrock institution of artistic voice coming from Tyler. I first encountered the work of James Robert Pace around 1991 while I was attending the University of North

This Month at Tyler Museum of Art:

Texas. His painting, “Lunatic Celebration,” was exhibited in a group show in the fine arts gallery. It stopped me dead in my tracks. It was amazing. The work visually achieved everything I aspired to be as an artist. I wrote a report about the painting and I did multiple renditions of the composition in my sketchbook. In later years, I curated an exhibition including the work of James Pace at the Art Corridor Gallery at Tarrant County Community College - Arlington. Today, I am privileged to call James Pace a colleague and a trusted friend. Pace’s work has evolved, experimented and changed over the years but it never fails to bring me to an ‘aha moment.’ His work immediately makes me realize, that the piece it is exactly how art should be; formed, composed, and constructed. James Pace’s influence on area artists would be hard to underestimate. Another artist friend and colleague, Paul Jones, worked with James Pace at UT Tyler while getting his undergraduate degree. The influence Pace carried through to Jones’ work was evident in his paintings long after the partnership ended. Take Jones for example: when you see James’ work, it is precisely what you want your own art to look like. James Pace has shaped and invigorated many devotees. James Pace is a Distinguished Professor of Visual Art at The University of Texas at Tyler where he has taught since 1985. He holds an MFA degree from Arizona State University and a BFA from the University of Oklahoma. Pace was appointed to the Oge’ Professorship in Visual Art, the White Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, and received the Chancellor's Council Teaching Award. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally since 1976 and has received numerous awards for his paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media work. He maintains an active studio practice in the forest of East Texas, where he lives with his artist wife, Philana Oliphant, poet daughter Aza Rene’ Pace, and an ever changing number of rescued dogs. “Like most people who practice art making, I’ve done so for as long as I can remember. I’m sure most people find some kind of early support through family and friends, and thereby experience some type of self-actualization. I did, still do,” states the artist. Adding, “I grew up around university professors: historians, biologists, musicians, writers, and I was fortunate to have had intimate access to their

14th Annual High School Art Exhibition on Exhibit The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon

lives. I witnessed their discipline, their fascination with their subject and it was inseparable from their daily lives. They chased curiosity. Seeing the lifestyle they practiced, I had an early sense I would combine my interest in art with a university life. It was all I ever considered doing.” James Pace attended the University of Oklahoma School of Art, which during his matriculation he found to be a forward thinking, supremely funky, very diverse place. James remembers, “These people were freaks about making. It’s all we did, it’s all we talked about, and it’s all we spent what little money we had on.” Pursuing his MFA at Arizona State. Pace recalls loving the desert. “A friend and I spent many, many hours and days exploring the entire state. The environment had an indelible affect on both my work and my outlook. I came to believe in the importance of finding concepts through experience, getting lost, and with the help of others, finding my way back. The worst things can make the best things possible. This still happens to me today,” affirms the artist. “Trained in printmaking, painting, and drawing, I always thought those were my media interests. But, one day, while working on a large canvas on the floor of my studio, I inadvertently dropped a piece of paper on the painting. The experience brought a flood of memory of long forgotten understanding. I knew mixed media was my way of finding a full voice of aesthetic consideration,” states Pace. He concludes, “For the past 30 years it has been my greatest gift to work with Philana Oliphant. Her grace has been a wonder for me. You can see it in how she works, and in the results of those efforts. She is prolific, she is connected to the biggest ideas of connectedness, but mostly she has been a kind and loving partner. We have raised a daughter, who has taken the baton and continued to run faster than I could ever conceive. A recent MFA in poetry, now

Regional Catholic School, Cumberland Academy, Grace Community School, John Tyler High School, and Robert E. Lee High School, all of Tyler; The Brook Hill School, Brownsboro High School, Bullard High School, Chapel Hill High School, Elkhart High School, Frankston High School, Whitehouse High School, and Winona High School. Support for the exhibition is provided by Collectors’ Circle-Platinum Sponsor The Rogers Foundation; and Collectors’ Circle-Gold Sponsors Martha and Randy Key, McElfatrick Charitable Foundation and Myrtis D. Smith.

a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing, Aza to this very day has taught me more than I can express.” “I believe, as artists, we are conduits to the zeitgeist. And frankly, this is our charge. If the culture permits us to do this, we should open up and let it out. Otherwise, we fail culture and ourselves,” declares James. Dedicated to the visual art spirit of East Texas and to seeing it prosper and grow as well as garner the statewide and national attention it deserves, he states, “Over the past several months, Philana and I have doubled the size of our shared studio. We are so very fortunate to have such a place to work. We realize we want to use this new studio for more than just ourselves. We hope this place may become a place for our community of artists and thinkers to congregate. We hope to facilitate a more cohesive, yet diverse arts community. This isn’t about our success, but helping in whatever ways we can, the next generation of artists.”

6x6@110 and Solo Show at Gallery Main Street There is a lot to do at Gallery Main Street this month! 6x6@10 Continues Submission Process

The annual 6x6@110 is an art fundraising project to benefit Gallery Main Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA Street in Downtown Tyler, hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday. The Texas. The gallery is a City Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum of Tyler facility operated “Sticks and Stones: Works by Helen Altman” is supported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of with cooperation of the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition, an allTyler Museum of Art celebrates the arrival of springtime with a Tyler. For more info volunteer group of artists who schedule and jury fine arts exhibits quarter-century survey in the career of one of the most diverse and call the museum and organize projects. All of the net proceeds of 6x6@110 will go to at (903)595-1001, prolific contemporary Texas artists. “Sticks and Stones: Works by support those activities. Helen Altman” continues through June 3rd in the museum’ s Bell tylermuseum.org, The annual 6x6@110 fundraising project will be held June 6th Gallery. Admission is free. or email info@tylerat 6pm. Each piece will be sold for $20, with all proceeds going to The exhibition, organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb museum.org. help fund the City of Tyler Main Street Department, which operates Bell, features more than 40 pieces spanning a dynamic body of work TMA’s 14th Gallery Main Street. by Altman, a Fort Worth-based artist noted for her ability to move Annual High The name “6x6@110” reflects the fact that all artwork sold in the between various series across an eclectic array of media. School Art show will be 6”x6” canvas’ and they will be shown at Gallery Main “Sticks and Stones” focuses on her fascination with flora and Exhibition on Street at 110 W. Erwin, Downtown Tyler. Exhibit Through fauna, which “have been a much-appreciated constant in my life,” Deadline for entries is May 30th. Canvases are free and can be the artist said. “They have been a constant source of joy and also a May 6th picked up at the Gallery. source of coping.” An unprecFirst Solo Show Opening Altman’s specific choices of media throughout her career edented number Help celebrate the opening of Gallery Main Street’s first fine art blankets, wire birds, egg editions, and torch drawings, to name just of aspiring artists a few - also reflect a pronounced emphasis on exploring the unique solo artist exhibit on Saturday, May 12th, 5:30-8pm. This free event from local schools will feature the opportunity to meet the artist and be among the first will have their first in the everyday. to see and purchase pieces from the exhibit. The exhibit will run “Many of my works use commonplace materials and objects. I opportunity for a full museum exhibition with the Tyler Museum of through June 4th. Art’s “14th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” continuing through respond to ready-made objects that are often discards or flawed in The jury will select the top three groups of submittals and then some obvious way,” she said. “Alterations in these familiar things May 6th at the Museum. The museum is located at 1300 S. Mahon additional information and show descriptions will be submitted. elevate them and draw parallels to our own human predicament.” Ave. Admission is free. The jury will review all additional information and will announce Altman received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of What began in 2005 as a small showcase for 23 students from the solo artist on April 28th. Arts degrees from the University of Alabama, as well as her Master of four area high schools has blossomed into a major exhibition and Other Upcoming Exhibits Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. community event. This year’s juried competition tops the previous Her work has been widely exhibited and is featured in record of 2016, spotlighting for the first time the work of more than Remaining shows this year are: 100 students from a best-ever 14 high-school campuses in Tyler and numerous public collections, including the Art Museum of South • Solo Show #2 - Deadline June 17th, opening July 14th East Texas, The Grace Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art • “Assemblies” - Deadline July 29th, opening August 11th nearby cities. The community is invited to meet the participating artists, enjoy in San Diego. • “Alternate Perspective” - Deadline September 30th, opening Support for “Sticks and Stones” is provided by Collectors’ Circle light refreshments, and cast their votes for the annual Viewers’ October 13th Choice Award to be presented at the exhibition’s conclusion. Ballots Platinum Sponsor The Byars Foundation. • Holiday Market - Deadline November 25th, opening Special events in connection with the exhibition include: Free are available at the Visitor Services desk in the TMA lobby. December 8th Participating schools in the “14th Annual High School Art Exhi- First Friday tours at 11am May 4th and June 1st; and Family Days You can enter your art at DowntownTylerArts.com. For more bition” include All-Saints Episcopal School, Bishop T.K. Gorman info call (903)593-6905 or go to DowntownTylerArts.com. from 2-4pm Saturday, May 12th. 22 • EGuideMagazine.com


Books What’s on Your Reading List for Summer? By Gini Rainey “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

If you are interested in reading a book that has won nearly every award out there, then this is a must-read for you. Scheduled to be a series next season on Hulu, this page-turner follows the perfect-on-the-outside family as their life is shattered by a nomadic artist and her daughter who land in their neighborhood. Written by the same author of “Everything I Never Told You,” Ng doesn’t disappoint in the building of three-dimensional characters who can hold their own in the real world. With opposing family values creating social conflict after social conflict, this book is simply a book of contrasting human characteristics. While the topics of conflict were introduced gently, there is nothing gentle about the impact they had on both families. Although this book started out slow, it wasn’t long before it turned into a can’t-put-down pageturner. I found that I couldn’t read this book without feeling anger, sympathy, joy, worry, hope, and loss. “Little Fires Everywhere” might be a fast read, it is definitely an emotional roller coaster, so get ready for an excellent literary ride. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Penguin Books

“The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel” by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Christians and non-believers a better understanding of the history of the Bible in addition to the many translations and paraphrases of the Bible If you’re anything like me, reading the Bible that are already available. He has taken what histostraight through is nearly impossible. Studying rians know about the lives of people in Biblical individual verses on my own time is easier, but leaves a lot to be desired as far as any kind of conti- times and woven it with the historical books of nuity. “The Book of God” was recommended to me the Bible and provided us with a new and intrinsic way to view the people of the Old and New by one of my pastors a few years ago as a means Testaments. to provide me with a greater understanding of Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 1998 – Zondervan the Bible. Written in novel form, Wangerin helps to make the ancient men, women, and events “The Unmasking of Dr. Harrison Miller come alive with Moseley” by Stella Brooks vivid detail and Are you a WWII history buff? How ‘bout a dialogue. Texas high school football fan? Are you interested I will admit in an aspect of Ft. Worth’s Depression-era history? that even though I If any or all of those topics catch your eye, love the language you will get your money’s worth of stories from used in the King the book “The Unmasking of Dr. Harrison Miller James version, Moseley” by Stella Brooks. It offers such unique there are times nuggets of Texas and WWII history that has yet to when the lilting be addressed. phrases make Author Stella Brooks, in her first published it difficult to work, achieves an informing and warm balance comprehend and between biographical facts and connecting the focus on the core reader to the characters.Similar to non-fiction messages. One biographies, this book is written in third person. of the greater The author does a great job connecting the reader bonuses gained with Miller’s thoughts and emotions allowing the by reading this reader to watch the story unfold before their eyes. version is the flow of the stories, especially when It is obvious to any reader that this book was reading the Old Testament. well researched and that much of the informaWith this book, Wangerin has provided tion was provided to the author through her first

Events

tylerlibrary.com. May 2nd (6pm) - Barnes & Noble Book Club May 29th (10am) featuring “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Club Read - Join the Wolitzer - Join in B&N’s inaugural book club Club Read group in discussing this month’s night, featuring “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer. Attendees will receive an exclusive read, “News of the bookmark, and one signed copy of this book World” by Paulette will be given away per store. Jiles. The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 May 19th (10am-3pm) - Book Signing for PatriS. College Ave., Tyler. cia Taylor Wells - Local Author Patricia Taylor Club Reads’ events are Wells will be selling copies of her new memoir, free. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to “Mademoíselle Renoír à París.” The Tyler Public

hand interviews with Dr. Moseley and his “brothers” from the Masonic Home. By the time the last page is read, it is clear this story was told not only with paper, pen and ink, but also with heart. It is a true account of Miller’s life that could not be told in any other way. From the author Stella Brooks, “His wife forewarned me that he had never discussed his life. He had given small morsels of information, but nothing more. But it was one of those small morsels that had me intrigued. I knew there had to be more to this man. Something was missing Expecting the same resistance, I knocked on his door. He must have felt instant trust because he spilled everything. Miller’s wife said ‘Stella, You have the magic key. Miller has never told anyone about his past, not even me.’ Those close to Miller echoed the same. It was a miracle indeed. This book is a lifetime of silence unmasked. I will always cherish our friendship.” “The Unmasking of Dr. Harrison Miller Moseley” is a gripping story of faith, dedication, perseverance, and overcoming adversities in order to achieve greatness. Rating: 5 of 5, Self Published Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com. May 19th (12 noon-4pm) - “Forever Friends Eight on Ten” Book Signing - Purchase your copy of “Forever Friends Eight on Ten” and get R. Jay Berry to sign it at Barnes & Noble, Tyler. “Forever Friends Eight on Ten” tells the story of eight friends who become friends at work and have remained friends for over forty years. These friends are more than friends, they are family. This is an excellent book about friendship!

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