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May 1, 2017 • Issue 5, Volume 5

Contents 5-6 Food

» “Meet the Chef: Cody Baschnagel at The Potpourri House” by Barbara King » Republic Icehouse: Enjoy the Patio with an Ice Cold Beverage in Hand » News & Events

7-10 Things to Do

» “Hit the Bricks: Every Second Saturday, May 13th, Downtown Tyler is the Place to Be” by Holli Fourniquet » Tickets Now on Sale for the 4th Annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl » The 2017 Garden Tour Set for June 3rd » Start the Summer with Tons of Fun at Liberty Hall » Spring Fun Walks, 5K’s, 10K’s, 15K’s, and More » At CESSE This Month: Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays and Star Parties » 33rd Annual Tomato Fest: June 10th, Jacksonville is Getting Juicy » Piney Woods Wine Festival May 12th-13th » Festival Fun All Over East Texas

11-18 Music

» “Heather Harper: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait” by Johnny Griffith » “Edwin Holt & The Red Clay Roadhouse Band: Still Feeling Blue After All These Years” by Johnny Griffith » Big Pines Blues Festival: June 2nd & 3rd Longview Gets The Blues » “Kilgore Celebrates Local Music and Food at Porch Fest” by Jenn Ford » “Take Me 2 Vienna” Featuring Tyler’s Take 2 Band with the East Texas Youth Orchestras » Trace Adkins to Headline the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, “Legends of the Call” » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music

19 Family

» The Tyler Library Gets Ready for Summer » Summer Kicks off at the Movies

20 Theatre

» Upcoming Plays, Musicals, and More

22 Art

» “Inside the Artist’s Studio: April Moore, Wrap it up, I’ll take it” by Derrick White » At the TMA and Gallery Main Street This Month

23 Books

» “Great Books for Mom” Reviews by Gini Rainey

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Republic Icehouse: Enjoy the Patio With An Ice Cold Beverage in Hand

Meet the

By Barbara King Mention The Potpourri House and both locals and out-of-towners know it as the destination boutique and restaurant where you can dine and shop, boasting the best salad bar in East Texas. It’s an eclectic mix of jewelry to purses, candles to lamps, with a warm, welcoming patio-like dining feel where you can enjoy a fantastic meal. Behind every great dining experience, there is a kitchen where the culinary magic begins. And at the helm is Cody Baschnagel, the tall, smiling presence in the frenetic activity where your meal is made at The Potpourri House. A relative newcomer on The Potpourri House scene, he has been the executive chef for eight months, and it is clear to see he’s the head of the 13 person team getting the meals prepared and ready to serve. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu, the famous French culinary and hospitality school, Baschnagel admits that cooking “is truly my passion, and it’s just a lot of fun tweaking recipes and being creative with food.” With a 60-hour work week that includes purchasing produce, meats, and vegetables, managing staff, and prepping meals starting at 8am, it’s a consuming job being an executive chef. He says that The Potpourri House menu is an eclectic mix of American/Italian dishes, including standard favorites like Chicken Lou Al (breaded chicken breast or fried shrimp on penne pasta, topped with white wine cream sauce) or the fish-lovers Tilapia Veracruz (grilled tilapia filet on rice pilaf with mangotomato relish). Start off your dining adventure with an appetizer, including your choice of spinach artichoke dip, Thai egg rolls, or spicy boneless buffalo wings. Baschnagel says his favorite dish to prepare is the standing pork roast, served with chipotle sauce. He is proud of their hand-cut, aged steaks, and that their pasta sauces and soups are all made from scratch. Today, the kitchen is buzzing while Baschnagel preps a gluten-free favorite, sesame tortilla-encrusted chicken. Other glutenfree items are creamy pepper jack chicken or salmon served over gluten-free corn pasta. The restaurant proudly serves 1855 Premium beef, always prepared to your liking. Beef

is supreme, with New York strip, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon, and twin tenderloin medallions as dining options. Chicken fare includes charbroiled marinated chicken, chicken almondine, and honey mustard, cashew-encrusted chicken. The soup and salad bar is home to fresh fruit and salads and some of the best homemade soups “this side of the Red River,” and of course spuds with all the fixings. Burgers and sandwiches are big hits too, with a hot French dip, The Majestic (ciabatta bread loaded with ham, turkey, avocado, bacon, tomato, and alfalfa sprouts), or cold chicken salad, fresh smoked turkey, or pimento cheese. You can build your own burger with all kinds of cheeses, mushrooms, and bacon to add to the mix. Lunch is a treat in itself, with menu items including chicken almond crepes, smoked Italian meatballs and penne, and always a favorite, southern fried fish. It’s a family affair at the Potpourri House, where kids up to age 12 eat free every Monday and Tuesday night. Kids can pick their favorites from corn dogs, grilled cheese, burger, soup and salad bar, or chicken strips. Don’t forget about dessert at the restaurant with mouth-watering options like chocolate marquise (chocolate ganache, rum-soaked genoise cake with roasted hazelnuts), glutenfree petite crème brulee, coconut royal cake, deep dish apple pie, turtle fudge cheesecake, or a decadent chocolate fudge nut brownie.

With such beautiful days of seemingly endless sun, it’s a shame to sit inside anywhere in Tyler. Republic Icehouse, located at 3807 University Blvd. in Tyler, is a great place to hang out on the patio this spring, offering both shaded options for large groups and intimate areas for just the two of you. Inside, Republic Icehouse has a large horseshoe bar connecting you via huge garage doors to a nice outdoor stone-paved patio that surrounds the front areas. Enjoy late sunny afternoons at picnic tables under umbrellas, as well as the long daylight savings hours that are ideal for happy hour and early evening drinking al fresco. The ambiance here is “Industrial meets Country” and Republic offers a good place for a family meal, date night, or to just hang out with friends. There are a lot of televisions inside, as well as a pool table and some Baschnagel says he is always experimenting arcade games. with the menu, especially with seasonings and An open area different twists on tried and true recipes. When hosts a large dining room, he does have free time, he likes to fish, hike, stage, and and kayak, but also admits that he does sneak huge 9'x16' in some food shows like “Good Eats” and “A Cook’s Tour” featuring chef Anthony Bourdain. HD projector screen The restaurant also handles a full scope of that is ideal catering, and with reservations you can have for watchone of their party rooms that are perfect for wedding and baby showers, business meetings, ing sports. Throughout awards ceremonies, or family reunions. The restaurant is the spot for live and local the restaurant, musicians Thursday, (Todd Rinlee), Friday (Paul there are 18 Ruark), and Saturday (Bobby & Ken) 6:30-9pm big screen HD TV’s, so you with no cover. Wine is served by the bottle or can always find glass, domestic and imported beer is available your favorite including Blue Moon, Shiner, and Becks. game on. But back to the kitchen where Baschnagel The menu is prepping more delectable dishes and the line features steaks, cooks are slicing and dicing...a sample of surf chicken fried and turf, cooked to perfection is ready to be steak, pork served to guests...and it’s another night of fine chops, catfish, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and dining at The Potpourri House. Tex-Mex favorites like quesadillas, nachos, Shop, stay, and dine at The Potpourri and tacos. Sliders, stacked fries, wings, and House, located at 3320 Troup Hwy., Ste. 300. Their hours are Monday-Wednesday, boutique chips and dips are favorites on the starters 10am-7pm, and the restaurant 11am-8pm; menu. Thursday-Saturday boutique is open 10amFor more info you can reach Republic Ice9pm, and the restaurant is open 11am-9pm. house at (903)504-5860 or go to republiciceFor large parties, catering, or more info call house.com. Republic Icehouse is located just (903)592-4171 or go to potpourrihouse.com. across from the UT Tyler campus.

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Schmidt Family Barbecue (Bee Cave), Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas, Plano), Kreuz Market (Lockhart, Bryan), Joseph’s Riverport BarB-Q (Jefferson), Opie’s Barbecue (Spicewood), Roegels Barbecue Co. (Houston), Meat Church (Waxahachie), Micklethwait Craft Meats (Aus& Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, tin), BBQ on the Brazos (Cresson), Stiles May 6th, on the Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin), Bet the House square in Down- BBQ (Denton), Buzzie’s BBQ (Kerrville), Bodatown Tyler. Tick- cious BBQ (Longview), Truth BBQ (Brenham), ets are sold out but you can still go... Pecan Lodge (Dallas), Miller’s Smokehouse you can win tick- (Belton), and Tyler’s Barbeque (Amarillo). East Texas native Cody Johnson will headets by watching line (10:15-11:45pm). Johnson will be supthe Facebook page at www.facebook. ported by Wade Bowen (8:30-9:45pm), Cody Canada and the Departed (7-8pm), Shane com/reddirtbbqfest for contests! Smith & the Saints (5:30-6:30pm), and FlatThis year’s festival will feature 22 of the land Cavalry (4-5pm). state’s most celebrated barbecue restaurants The Bud Light Red Dirt BBQ & Music that will provide samples of their smoked meats. Participating restaurants include: Stan- Festival is presented by 101.5 KNUE, Radio Texas, LIVE! With Buddy Logan, and Tyler ley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Tyler), Louie MuelFord. For more info go to reddirtbbqfest.com. ler Barbecue (Taylor), The Slow Bone (DalA portion of the proceeds benefit The las), Black’s Barbecue (Lockhart, Austin, San Marcos), Hutchins BBQ (McKinney, Frisco), Heart of Tyler/Tyler Main St. Downtown Tyler.

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Burger Warehouse will soon open in Green Acres Shopping Center in Tyler. This new restaurant will be next door to Sherman Williams and Uptown Vapor. In-N-Out-Burger will be opening a restaurant in The Village at Cumberland Park. “The company purchased and closed on about 1-acre at the corner of Centennial Parkway and Broadway Ave.,” said Matt Wilson of The Retail Connection, which operates The Village at Cumberland Park. In-N-Out-Burger specializes in hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and its double-double burgers. Taco Cabana will be opening a restaurant in The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center this fall. Tyler residents previously enjoyed having a nearby Taco Cabana, which operated in the current T.G.I. Fridays location for about two years in the late 1990’s. The location closed in 1997. False alarm - Burger Grind is reopening in Tanglewood Shopping Center in east Tyler. They will be reopening in mid-May. Wienerland is reopening in the original location on 5th St. in Tyler. Wienerland has been a staple of the Tyler landscape for 45 years. Tyler mourned the loss of this iconic hot dog stand. Long time Tylerites Ashley Feldman, Lindsey Harrison, and families could not see this great stand disappear into the past of Tyler. So after much “prayer and consideration they are reopening Wienerland. The number one comment we get is ‘don't change the chili.’ Our answer - we bet you order a second chili dog!” Weinerland is located at 1325 E. 5th St., Tyler, across from Tyler Jr. College. Go Fish Modern Japanese Kitchen is now open at 127 WSW Loop 323, across the street from Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. “We are proud to be the first in Tyler to serve new popular style Japanese foods, build your own Hawaiian poke bowls, and sushiritto and sushi rolls. And the cool thing here - drive thru sushi!” Watch their Facebook page for specials.

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First Thursday each month, May 4th (4-10pm) - “Yappy Hour” will be held at ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway, Tyler. “Yappy Hour = Beer + Dogs.” Bring your family, friends, and your dog. There will be food available. This will be held the first Thursday of each month benefitting Pets Fur People. More info at facebook.com/ETXBrew. Second Friday of each month (5-8:30pm) Reggie’s Monthly Cruise In - Reggie’s Burgers, Dogs & Fries, 1400 WSW Loop 323 in Tyler, hosts Reggie’s Monthly Cruise In on the second Friday of each month. All makes and models welcome! Make sure to bring your cars, trucks, and bikes to show off to everyone. If you don't have anything to show off, then come to enjoy the food and the view! Ongoing - Rose City Farmer’s Market

(Southside location: 7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, continues every Saturday through November 18th / Downtown location: 815 Broadway Ave., Tyler, opens May 4th and continues every Thursday through summer; 8am-12 noon) - Shop for locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers, pastured beef, lamb, chicken, and pork, yard eggs, goat cheeses, freshly baked breads and pastries, honey, jams, and jellies. This kid-friendly and pet-friendly market is open every Saturday. If you’d like to become a member of the market email carmen@foodcoalition.org or go to foodcoalition.org. May 5th (5-10pm) - Cinco De Mayo at True Vine Brewery - Celebrate independence this Cinco de Mayo in the BackYard at True Vine! There will be festive music, Curbside Taco, special beer releases, and unicorn piñatas for los niños! True Vine Brewery is located at 219 S. Englewood Ave., Tyler. May 6th (11am) - Kentucky Derby Brunch at Dakotas - Get to Dakotas early and enjoy a wonderful brunch before the Kentucky Derby kicks off. The brunch will offer some Kentucky Derby favorites, Mints Juleps, and more. Dakotas is located at 4803 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler, (903)581-6700. May 11th (5:308:30pm) - Pooches on the Patio will be held at Gusano's ChicagoStyle Pizzeria, 7278 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. There is nothing like the great outdoors with your dog and friends. Join the fun on the patio for delicious food, drinks, and fun. Bring your furry friends, and enjoy a great evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA of East Texas. The Northeast Public Health District requires that all attending dogs be current on vaccinations and wear a current rabies tag. It is free to attend any of these events. Upcoming Pooches on the Patio are: • June 13th (6:30-8:30pm) - Old Chicago Pizza, 405 WSW Loop 323, Tyler • July 11th (6:30-8:30pm) - Rotolo's Pizzeria, 8970 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler • October 7th (11am-6pm) - Dogtoberfest Craft Beer Festival May 27th (6:30-9:30pm) - Farm Dinner by Red Moon Farm and Twin Pines BeefHosted on the beautiful wooded property of Twin Pines Beef, this multi-course dinner features fare from local farmers and ranchers, including craft cocktails and local brews. Twin Pines Beef is located at 18480 CR 446, Lindale. Tickets are $42 at eventbrite.com. June 24th (6-10pm) - Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl - Enjoy tasting wine and food from area restaurants and wineries while you swirl around Downtown Tyler. Tickets are $50. A ticket entitles a guest to visit each of the wine and restaurant sites to enjoy a sample of wine and/or food. For more info or tickets, go to tylerwineswirl.com.


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Every Second Saturday, May 13th, Downtown Tyler is the Place to Be! By Holli Fourniquet The next “Hit the Bricks” is May 13th, 2pm-12 midnight in Downtown Tyler. On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over will converge in Downtown Tyler for a new event called “Hit the Bricks.” Downtown Tyler will be bursting with family fun, entertainment, music, food, history tours, art, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant, bar, or retail establishment. Visit Tyler, the City of Tyler, and Downtown businesses, organizations, and enthusiasts are all coming together to organize activities for the entire family the second Saturday of every month. “Hit the Bricks” will offer a chance for the community to come together in the heart of the city. Special activities on May 13th include: Ruthie Foster will be live in concert at Liberty Hall at 8pm with Ramoth-Gilead as the opener. Tickets are $15-$30 or $200 for VIP Box Seats (admits 4 people). The last time Ruthie Foster was in Tyler, it was a sell out show, so make sure to get your tickets early! Historic Preservation is “Larger than Life on the Square.” Have fun with the whole family playing Jumbo Playing Cards, Jumbo Dominoes, Giant Kerplunk, Giant Jenga, and more. ETX Brewing Co. will offer brewery tours at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm (limited to the first 25 people per tour); $1 off pints until 6pm, a food truck, and live entertainment 8-10pm. An Art Show, 11.1, will be at Martin Walker, P.C., 6-8pm. Enjoy an art exhibit by local artist Dace Lucia Kidd – a contemporary artist. Primarily a painter, she works with traditional and contemporary compositions. Art and Seek will take place where local artists hide art around Downtown. The first to find the art gets to keep it! Half Mile of History self-Guided Tour will be offered. This is an outdoor, half-mile loop around the square that commemorates significant people, places, or events in Tyler. For a list of locations along the Half Mile of History go to cityoftyler.org/departments/ historicpreservation. Rick’s on the Square will have live music by Dallas party band Professor D starting around 9pm. Garage Bar will have live music as well. Also, you can take a Haunted Walking or Riding Tour with Jericho’s Tours of Tyler! It’s $15 per person for the Riding Tour and $8 per person for the Walking Tour. Attendees must pay in advance online or in cash at the time

summer at the 4th annual Wine Swirl Saturday, June 24th, 6-10pm. Tickets are currently on sale. Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl is a special event that draws visitors to the Downtown area. More than 500 people will come Downtown to enjoy wine and food samples, music, Inaugural Poster Contest art, and more. Also, this year, The City of Tyler, Tyler Main Locally owned restaurants and area vineStreet and the Downtown Tyler Arts Coaliof the tour (no checks). Tours are limited to yards will offer food and wine samples in tion are hosting an inaugural Downtown Tyler 11 people for the Riding Tour, but there is no Wine Swirl commemorative poster art conlimit for the Walking Tour. The Walking Tour Downtown buildings around the square. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, test. The winning image will be printed as a will start at 8:30pm and meet by the founand only 500 tickets are sold. This event usu- limited-edition art poster to be sold by Galtain on the square. The Riding Tour will start ally sells out quickly. lery Main Street as a fundraiser for the Gallery at 9:30pm and meet at the Chamber of ComA ticket entitles a guest to visit each of the during the Wine Swirl. The winning artist will merce parking lot. Reservations are required for wine and restaurant sites to enjoy a sample of receive a $250 prize. Art of a variety of media the Riding Tour. The Walking Tour will start wine and/or food. Wineries will offer guests will be accepted for this competition. at 8:30pm, and the Riding Tour will start at Deadline for entries is 4pm on May 5th. 9:30pm. To make reservations go to toursofty- a sample of wine. Guests may just have the sample (one per guest) or may purchase wine All entries must be submitted to gallerymainler.com. by the glass or by the bottle. Guests will also street@tylertexas.com or by calling (903)593A Brewery & Barista Poker Run with Tyler Bike Club will also take place. Park in the Fair be entitled to a sample from each participating 6905. Entries must be completely original art. Plaza Parking Garage and meet at ETX Brewing Co. at 6pm. Prizes will be given at the end of the ride for the best poker hand! Jack Ryan’s has released their new spring In May, the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department continmenu and spring cocktail list. Try some of their ues its free Movies in the Park Series at the new venue, Pollard dishes and drinks before they’re gone! There will be tons of vendors and perform- Park, located at 710 E. Amherst St. in Tyler. Movies in the Park include: ers all around on the Square, too. While you’re in Downtown enjoying one of • Saturday, May 6th: “The Little Mermaid,” (animated) at 8pm • Saturday, May 20th: “Secret Life of Pets,” (animated) at 8pm the special events, be sure to check out some In the event of inclement weather, Movies in the Park will of the Downtown newly opened shops. These stores offer unique items that can only be found be moved to the Glass Recreation Center, located at 501 W. 32nd St. For more info, contact (903)595-7271. It is free to come watch these movies! in Downtown Tyler. • El Guapo Records sells vintage and new vinyl records • 903 Handmade features collections from quality handmade makers local, around The Smith County Master GardenTexas, and around the country ers proudly presents the 2017 Home Gar• Moon Rivers Naturals specializes in body products using local and organic ingredients den Tour. Held June 3rd, 9am-3pm, this is a • Ye Old City Antiques will bring you back to unique opportunity to view five private gardens and landscapes. This year’s gardens past days and treasures showcase a variety of landscaping designs and Visit one of the Downtown family-friendly attrac- styles. Featured gardens are: • Hipke Garden, 4213 Fillbrook Lane tions including GoodmanLegrand Home & Museum, • Loeppky Garden, 4405 Lazy Creek sponsored and provided by the Smith Cotton Belt Depot, Discov- • Wade Garden, 3309 Oak Knoll Drive County Master Gardeners. The programs • Mattek Garden, 6018 Covey Lane ery Science Place, Smith will be held on Fridays at 11:30am in the • Strauss Garden, 9613 Chisholm Trail County Historical Society, Tyler Library’s Taylor Auditorium. May’s Tickets $10 in advance; $15 day of tour Gallery Main Street, or the lecture is “Heat Loving Plants” with Andie purchased at any of the gardens. Tyler Public Library. Rathbone. Tickets are available May 1st-June 2nd at For dinner, sink your • September 9th (9am) - Pella-legna Vineyard/ Brookshire’s (100 Rice Rd., Tyler), The Potteeth into one of the local Winery “In Vino Vertias” is the topic of this pourri House (3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler), Blue Downtown eateries. Find month’s lecture. Single tickets are on sale the anything from cheap tacos and bar food to fine Moon Gardens (13062 FM 279, Chandler), day of the lecture for $15 per person. Anderson’s Gardens & Gifts (19045 CR 139, dining and everything in between. There’s no • November 11th (9am) - East Texas Garden Flint), and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining Lecture Series this month is by Dawn Stover, Office (1517 W. Front St. Ste. 116, Tyler). options downtown. SFA Gardens entitled “Designed Plant ComThere is free parking in the Fair Plaza park- Also, tickets can be mail ordered by May 20th munities-Planting for Pollinators in a Pest to SCMG Garden Tour, 19461 Sandhill Ln., ing garage (located right beside ETX Brewing Wide World.” This will be held at the Tyler Flint, TX 75762. Co. and across the street from The Foundry Rose Garden Center. Tickets are on sale the Other events can be found at txmg.org/ Coffee House), free parking on the Square, or day of the lecture for $15 per person. smith/coming-events. Upcoming events are: free valet parking at Rick’s and Jack Ryan’s. For more info call the Extension office at For a full list of activities each month go to • May 5th (11:30am) – Master Gardeners at visittyler.com/secondsaturday. the Library is a free series of five lectures (903)590-2980.

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Tedeschi and has recorded tracks with Warren Haynes, Big Head Todd, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, among others. Outside of her 2010, 2012, and 2014 Grammy nominations, Ruthie has been recognized by organizations such as the Austin Music Awards (2007, 2008, and 2013 Best Female Vocalist), Blues Music Awards (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013), and Living Blues Awards (2010 Critics’ Poll Winner and 2011 nominee for Blues Female Artist of the Year). Tickets are $15-30. VIP box seats are $200 and admit four. June 10th (8pm) - Edwin Holt & Red Clay Roadhouse - Join the Roadhouse once again in Tyler as they keep the home fires burning taking it back to where it all began. Standing firm with some of the greatest musicians to Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcom- ever pick up an instrument or wale a tune, this ing events - everything from concerts to clas- band’s mission is to transform your soul by sic musical sing alongs and more. Liberty has bringing outstanding entertainment to folks something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located who love real music. Tickets are available at at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more rosepickermusic.com starting at $20. info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. June 16th (8pm) - The Purple Hulls - You Upcoming classic movies at Liberty are: could easily say these two musicians were • May 12th - “Mamma Mia” Sing Along born to make music together. Identical twins • May 26th - “Batman” Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark of The Purple • June 1st - “Double Take: False Colors” in Hulls were raised on a working family farm in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art the deep piney woods of East Texas, but that • June 8th - “Double Take: The Tender Trap” didn’t stop the Texans from finding their way in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art to the hills of Tennessee, specifically, Music • June 15 - “Double Take: Marooned” in con- City, where they began touring with various junction with Tyler Museum of Art country artists and writing songs for Nash• June 29th - “Jaws” ville’s largest publishing company, Sony Tree. Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at The Purple Hulls are no stranger to road life 7pm. Tickets are available online at libertyty- and are now blazing the trail as a dynamic ler.com or at the door for $7. sister duo, showcasing their unique sibling harmonies while ripping the strings off any Music & More instrument they can get their hands on. If May 13th (8pm) - Ruthie Foster - Ruthie you’re looking for authentic acoustic-driven Foster released her debut, “Full Circle,” in music delivered at its best, your search is 1997 and was followed by “Crossover” in over. Join the sisters at Liberty Hall for some 1999. The two albums secured Ruthie as fantastic homegrown music from the Purple an up-and-coming singer/songwriter in the Austin scene and caught the attention of Texas Hulls. Tickets are $10-20. VIP box seats are $125 and admit four. independent label Blue Corn Music. She has collaborated on stage with artists ranging from Friday-Sunday, June 22nd - 25th (Evenings at Bonnie Raitt to The Allman Brothers to Susan 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm) - “Rock of Ages”

Start the Summer with Tons of Fun at Liberty Hall

will be on stage at Liberty Hall. Presented by the Tyler Civic Theatre, “Rock of Ages” takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. For tickets and more info call (903)592-0561 or tylercivictheatre.com. July 8th (8pm) - Jason Rogers Band will be in concert. Grammy award-winning, fiddle player Jason Roberts brings his signature style with the Jason Roberts Band, delighting fans the world over. Building on a lifetime blessed by musical genes and work alongside Western Swing giants, Jason Roberts leads worldclass talents as front man of the Jason Roberts Band. Having spent his childhood among legends in Texas honkytonks - and then nearly 20 years with the world-famous band Asleep at the Wheel Jason has soaked up the very best of Western Swing and brings his own signature style to this traditional American genre. Two Grammy awards and four individual Hall of Fame inductions later, Jason and his Jason Roberts Band delight fans around the world. Tickets are $10-20. VIP tickets available. July 15th (8pm) - Card 53 returns! Card 53 Comedy has been the driving force behind the East Texas comedy scene for the last seven years. Their unique brand of “makem-up improv comedy” consists of several scenes where everything is made up on the spot based off audience suggestions. Card 53 considers their show to be “clean-ish” striving to provide the most entertaining show possible, however,

due to the unpredictable nature of the show, Card 53 risks embarrassing their mothers, wives, and places of employment all for the sake of providing a night of entertainment like no other in East Texas. Tickets are $15. August 4th (7:30pm) - Hank & Patsy - Hank & Patsy, starring award-winning vocalists, Jake Penrod and Lisa Layne, depicts the lives and music of two of country music’s first superstars. Mr. Penrod’s performance of Hank Williams’ songs and Lisa Layne’s interpretation of Patsy Cline’s music are mesmerizing. To learn more about these artists, go to JakePenrod.com and LisaLayne.com. Tickets are $25-$35. All seats are reserved. August 19th (8pm) - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band - This is a modern bluegrass band that plays and sings the songs of the Beatles! Just as the Beatles broke the mold of all things rock and roll, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band follows closely with that same spirit of innovation, interpreting songs already loved by millions. Performing some of the very best music composed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison, beloved songs are presented with instruments you normally wouldn’t expect to hear and played in a way they are not normally played. The result is a pleasing sound with a lot of fun surprises along the way. Tickets are $15-20. Tickets will be on sale soon for these upcoming fall concerts and events: • September 9th - A Night of Jazz • September 27th-29th - Downtown Tyler Film Festival • October 7th - Doug Stone in Concert • November 25th - Card 53 Comedy Show

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

send to eguidemagazine@gmail.com. It is always free to list any event. May 6th - 5k for a Healthy Life - Professional Athletes Against Childhood Obesity (PA2CO) unites communities and promotes active lifestyles through runs and events throughout the year. Find them at Tyler Junior College on May 6th as they partner with Bazaar Savings to bring you a 5K for a Healthy Life Donation Run and appearances by professional NFL athletes during the PA2CO's Pro Football Experience. Join in for a time of community, fun workouts, food, and raffles. This event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas and TJC's Brothers 2 Brothers (B2B) and Sisters 2 Sisters (S2S) programs. If you have any questions about this race, contact the race director at info@pa2co.org. May 12th (9pm) - Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System 5k Glow Run - At The Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest, after the balloons fade out Friday night, it will be your turn to turn on the glow. The course will begin on the west side of the First Monday grounds near the bandstand. This will be an exciting event with the unique twist of glowing and running in the dark. There will be glow stations throughout the course where runners will wear reflective t-shirts and accessories that come alive under the black lights. The 5k is free, however, it will cost $10 per carload to enter the festival grounds, so be sure to come early to enjoy the festival, concert, and Balloon Glow. If you’d like a neon-colored 5k Glow Run t-shirt, the cost is $15. For more info and to register go to facebook.com/ balloonfestcanton. May 13th - Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure - Register today to support efforts to end breast cancer forever, celebrate survivors, or rally around a friend or loved one battling breast cancer. Your participation makes a difference! For more info go to facebook.com/ komenectx. May 13th - Grit and Glory Race - It’s time to defy the odds and overcome your obstacles. Discover the world of obstacle racing with this four-mile trail race that includes 20 plus obstacles. The race course winds through the beautiful woods and meadows of Camp Tyler Outdoor School and along the bank of Lake Tyler, with obstacles scattered along the course. In addition to the four-mile obstacle course, there is also a one-mile obstacle course race for the kids. This race promises to challenge all fitness levels and be a fun experience for all. For more info go online to gritandgloryrace.com. May 13th (Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30am)- Little Heroes 5K of East Texas & 1M Hero Dash - This event will take place at Rose Rudman Park, located at 450 Shiloh Rd., Tyler and will benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for neurofibromatosis. All pre-registered participants will receive a race t-shirt. For more info and to register go to runsignup.com. May 15th - 5k Run 4 the Son - Join the fun for this worthy cause! T-shirts are available for everyone, and participation awards will be given to the first 100 online registrations. Register online at ccctyler.org or call Crossroads Church at (903)939-9400. Proceeds go to the Whitehouse Food Pantry. July 1st - Rise Up 5k - Sponsored by CARES, a non-profit organization that provides a co-production platform for empowering charities and schools with the ability to co-produce a consolidated running event benefiting multiple partner organizations. People of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations will “rise up” together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. CARES produces the national Rise Up 5k, as well as Turkey Trot 5ks and St. Patrick Day 5ks all across the nation with partner charities. For more info go to localraces.com/ rise-up-5k/rise-up-5k-tyler-tx.

At CESSE This Month:

Rock n Roll Saturdays and Star Parties Visitors to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) at TJC have a lot to do this month. Along with the ongoing exhibits and productions, these events will take place.

Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays

Held monthly, Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays are fun for the entire family. Performances are May 20th, June 17th, and July 15th. “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith. Tickets are $5 for each show.

A Star Party Saturday

Ongoing the first Saturday of each month starting May 6th (8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation

in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome. Learn all about the stars, the planets, and the constellations as you take a tour of the night sky and travel to distant planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC astronomy professor with telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at the astronomical objects with your own eyes until 10pm. Best of all, it is completely free!

Special Showings

CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday (doors open 9:30am-4:30pm), Saturday (doors open 10am-4:30pm). CESSE is closed on Sunday and Monday. Please call for availability due to possible field trips that have been scheduled. Daily show schedules are as follows: • 11am - “Dino Passage to Pangaea” • 12 noon - “Wonders of the Universe” • 1pm - “National Parks Adventure” • 2pm - “Humpback Whales” • 3pm - “Ocean Wonderland” • 4pm - “Live Sky Tonight”

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Saturdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th • 11am - “A Starry Tale” • 12 noon - “Super Volcanoes” • 1pm - “To Space and Back” Tuesdays-Saturdays • 2pm - “From the Earth to the Universe” • 4pm - “Violent Universe: “Catastrophes of the Cosmos” Ticket prices vary depending on activity. Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Individual shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only is $3. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front counter or online at sciencecenter. tjc.edu. The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC is located at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler.

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33rd Annual Tomato Fest:

Inside the famous Tomato Bowl (football stadium) more than 100 teams will compete in the 4 on 4 Soccer Tournament, which kicks off on Friday, June Welcome to Jack9th. New activsonville – where the ities include World’s Largest Bowl 5k Run, Baseof Salsa was made – ball Tournaall 2,672 lbs. in one ment, Volday by the best tastleyball Tournament, and SpikeBall at Lake ing fruit – tomatoes! Jacksonville. Local farmers are busy getting ready by Activities kick off on Monday, June 5th planting acres of the best tasting tomatoes with a corporate challenge Dodgeball Tourrd for the upcoming 33 Annual Tomato Fest nament with the finals happening on Tuesin Jacksonville, Texas. Join the celebration in day, June 6th. On Wednesday, June 7th, there th Downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, June 10 will be a Gospel Concert featuring Chordas that’s when the BIG day of activities are hap- smith, and on Thursday, June 8th local restaupening all day long. rant, Sadler’s, will hold a farmers market. A 4 More than 200 vendors will be there as Man Scramble will take place at the Cherokee well as all kinds of festival food including the Ranch Golf Club. The final Tomato Fest week famous fried green tomatoes, Farmers Marcelebration will be at Lake Jacksonville with a ket, $500 Got Talent Contest, $1,000 photo Ski Show and, for the first time ever, a Spikecontest, ball Tournament. car show, Join the fun and taste for yourself the best motorcy- tomatoes and fun festival packed with lots for cle show, everyone to do. For more info, contact Jacktennis sonville Chamber of Commerce at (903)586tourna2217, visit JacksonvilleTexas.com/Tomato-Fest ment, art, or find Jacksonville Chamber on Facebook. exhibit, entertainment, Kidz Zone, and so much more will cover five blocks Downtown. Tomato events include a Salsa Contest, Tomato Eating and Peeling Contest, Tomato Archery, Tomato Shoot, Best Home-Grown Tomato Contest, Tomato Packing Contest along with a tour of the Tomato Shed. Saturday evening Chili’s Street Dance will take place and will feature Brian Chance Band and Lady Chazz and the Tramps.

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Piney Woods Wine Festival May 12th-13th The Piney Woods Wine Festival will be held in Lindale, Texas for the second year at Picker's

Pavilion, 205 E. North St. The event features wine tastings by the 19 wineries that make up the Piney Woods Wine Trail, many of them national award winners. It all begins Friday, May 12th, 5-9pm and Saturday, May 13th, 11am-7pm. Artisans geared for the wine enthusiast will have their booths set up at the Festival. Uncork the fun with musical entertainment, great food, and of course, wine! This festival will be offering samples of wine for $1 each, glasses of wine for $5 each, as well as selling bottles of wine. There will also be food and music inside the Pavilion. Entry into the Picker's Pavilion is $10. You will receive one wine glass and a six bottle carrier tote bag. People under the age of 21 may enter the Pavilion for $5 admission. The festival will be followed by a concert hosted by Love & War in Texas for a separate ticket price that can be purchased by going to outhousetickets.com. Randy Rogers will be headlining the outdoor stage at the Cannery. Also, The Powell Brothers, Chris Colston, and Bo Brumble will perform starting at 7pm. Tickets to this concert are available separately from the festival for $20. For more info on the latest developments for the festival go to the Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival's Facebook page, or pineywoodswinefestival.homestead.com, or you can call (903)8815103 with questions.

Festivals

in a row, and this year things May 6th (1pm-12 midnight) - Red Dirt BBQ are going to & Music Festival - The fourth annual Bud be bigger and Light Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival returns better than to the brick streets of Downtown Tyler. Cody ever. Located Johnson is headlining this year's festival, and on the west he's joined by Wade Bowen, Cody Canada and side of the First Monday grounds, this year’s the Departed, Shane Smith & The Saints, and festival will be a wonderful time for families. Flatland Cavalry. For more info go to reddirtb- For more info go to balloonfestcanton.com. bqfest.com. This event is sold out. There will also be a Christus Trinity Mother May 12th-13th - Porch Fest 2017 - Porch Fest Frances Health System 5k Glow Run starting at 9pm on May 12th. 2017 will be a 2-day event that will be fun for the whole family. There will be live music, May 20th - Tyler Celtic Fest - This year, this vendors, a fish fry, crawfish boil, kiddie area popular festival will feature new Highland with activities and entertainment, and more. Games and more stages with more Celtic The music lineup is jam-packed full of talent entertainers plus tons of vendors. It is free to Friday and Saturday. For more info go to attend and fun for the whole family. This will thebackporchkilgore.com. be held on the Goodman-LeGrand Museum grounds, located at 624 N. Broadway, May 12th-13th (8am-10pm) - Tailwind Downtown Tyler. For more info go online to Regional Balloon Fest 2017 - The Tailwind toursoftyler.com. Regional Balloon Fest is back for it's 6th year

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Heather Harper:

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait By Johnny Griffith We live in a culture that’s more and more obsessed with instant gratification while less interested in waiting for anything. Whether it be binge watching entire seasons of your favorite show, ordering your coffee ahead of time, or starting a job expecting a corner office, we want what we want, and we want it right now! There is a local rising pop musician, however, who is going against the flow and taking her time with her music career. Born and raised in Tyler, Heather Harper is a 2007 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School who has music in her blood, yet is only recently getting her career off the ground. Heather got her first guitar around age 7 and learned to play by ear while listening to her family members perform. A natural talent, Heather would frequently sing the national anthem at games and create self-made CD’s to give out to her friends and teachers “just in case she became famous someday.” Well, that day might be just around the corner as Heather just released her first single back in February and seems to be poised for success. She sat down with us recently to tell us a little bit more about herself: Johnny: Your interest in music began at an early age. What was your motivation to start playing music in the first place? Heather: I first picked up music at just 3 years old. One night my mom heard a noise coming from the bathroom and heard singing, and my mom thought it was coming from a doll, but when she looked in it was me singing. It was a part from the movie “Little Mermaid” from the scene when Ariel got her voice back. She couldn’t believe such high notes were coming from such a little girl like me and the fact that I was able to hit those notes. I believe that was the first time my mom knew I could sing and ever since, I haven't stopped singing. It was my mom who inspired me the most to get into music. Growing up I used to watch her perform around locally for church and community events. She even got an opportunity in Nashville one year. Eventually I got to join in with her at events starting when I was about age 10, and it was at that moment I knew that’s what I wanted to do. Johnny: When and where was the first event you performed at publicly? Heather: Well, I first started performing in church, and my first big event was at the Chandler City Hall when I was just 11 years old in 2000. I remember I was dressed up really western and sang "Daddy's Hands" and "Love Can Build a Bridge," and then mom and I sang "Grandpa" together. Johnny: Who were some of the early musical influences that shaped your style? Heather: Growing up, my musical influences at the time were Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, and many more. And even in today’s music, such as Taylor Swift and Tove Lo, have a lot to do with my musical influences and the shaping of my signature style/sound. Johnny: When did you begin writing your own music? Heather: I first started writing songs when I was in middle school. It started with me writing poems first then turning them into songs. But now when songs come to me, they first start with a melody in my head, then I put lyrics with it. A lot of my songs are written truth about my life or others’ lives and even sometimes I may just write about something fun. Sometimes it takes me anywhere from 10 minutes to weeks to write a song. I write whatever comes to me. Just because I am a pop singer doesn’t mean I am a pop songwriter. When I write my music I don’t like to label myself a certain genre during writing time. I figure out later what genre the song would fit with. I have written many songs, anywhere from country to christian to pop, etc.. Johnny: In an area where Country and Rock are so prevalent, how did you gravitate toward

pop music as your style of preference? Heather: I grew up around mostly gospel, bluegrass, and country music because that’s what my family mostly played. And that’s what motivated me to want to be different, to just “do” something different. I didn’t want to be like everyone else. And my parents were definitely supportive of the idea. Johnny: Has that presented any challenges finding local gigs? Heather: Well sure, but you just have to keep putting your foot down. I believe I am already making a difference. For example, I have been booked at Clicks, which has been known for being a rock music venue. I have already been playing here locally in the East Texas area and will continue to do so wherever I can. Johnny: How integral has family been in your success? Heather: My family is 100 percent supportive of my music career. They have all been there since day one and continue to be there for me every step. My family is what also helps me get through any challenges in my career. Johnny: You recently released a single, “Moonlight.” How has the response to that been so far and how was the process of recording for you? Heather: “Moonlight” has so far been a great success in my book, for example, in less than one month it received over 7,000 listens on Spotify. It took me about a month to record it in the studio, which was at Studio 333 with Chad of Mauldin Productions. The recording process went very smoothly. I don’t think I could have picked a better person than Chad to work with. I was amazed at how quickly he picked up my songs and knew exactly how I wanted them to sound. I also just got through last month in March shooting my music video, which is expected to be released sometime in May 2017. And I already have my next single “Emotions” ready, which just released a few days ago. Johnny: Okay, so it’s been 10 years since you graduated from Robert E. Lee, which is almost a lifetime in the music business. You settled down, married your high school sweetheart, and started a wonderful family, but do you have thoughts that maybe you waited too long to get in the game? Heather: I always get asked this question, why go for it now? And why are you just now recording and releasing songs you have written years ago? My answer is, to be honest I am glad I didn’t go for it 10 years ago knowing what I know now about the music industry. I feel back then I wasn’t truly prepared and ready. I was offered many opportunities back then, but my mom and dad would both tell me it’s not the right time yet, and I am glad I listened to them. But, it’s about having patience, timing, educating yourself, your fans, not giving up, and most importantly trusting in God because he knows your future. Johnny: What are you most proud of in your career so far? Heather: What I am most proud of in my career so far is finally getting my songs recorded and released and also the thrill of performing for others. Music is not what I do, it’s who I am, and to finally be able to express myself in my own music is an awesome feeling. Upcoming Shows: • May 20th: M6 Winery, Bullard • June 17th: Kawa’s Grill & Lounge, Tyler For more info about Heather Harper go to heatherharpermusic.com or find her on Facebook.

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Edwin Holt & The Red Clay Roadhouse Band:

Still Feeling Blue After All These Years By Johnny Griffith Edwin Holt caught a mad case of the blues about 30 years ago, and it hasn’t let go yet. The East Texas native was a graduate of West Rusk where he spent most of his time around the band hall when he wasn’t at home listening to his father’s collection of 45’s to the tune of Sam Cooke, Little Milton, and the like. After high school, Holt sought to spread his wings and ended up at The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Here, he was exposed to music in a way he never had been before. Eventually finding his way to Dallas, Edwin would make his mark on the Blues Scene over the next several years playing with established acts. After earning the respect of his peers through years of gigs, Holt was eventually asked to take over Johnnie Winters’ backing band after his death. Eventually Holt stepped away from touring to spend more time with family and focus more on his design firm right here in Tyler. Fast forward to present day and Holt once again finds himself at the helm of a new group, The Red Clay Roadhouse, and this time the sound is probably the most unique blend he’s every been a part of. We caught up to the blues man recently to get to know him better and get the scoop on his latest project. Johnny: You've been in music for a long time, at last count I've got you more than 30 years in the business, but let’s go back to the beginning. When did you first get the itch for music? Edwin: The big “aha” moment for me was when two guys from Greenville, Mississippi would take me to see James Son Thomas perform in Oxford. James was the real deal, which would then turn into an introduction to the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, an event that I attended for 13 years in a row and would finally headline three years in a row later on in life. Johnny: East Texas has a deep, rich, musical history, but the blues has often taken a backseat to other genres. Mississippi, on the other hand, has the ghosts of blues legends around every corner. What was it that drew you into the blues when you went to Ole Miss and then later when you came back to TCU? Edwin: I couldn’t get out of the music scene long enough to actually attend class, which dented my grades. Frustrated with my lack of academic progress, my parents would pull me out of Oxford (Mississippi) and place me at Kilgore Junior College until I could get my grades up to attend TCU, but Mississippi was the turning point for me in blues music. I think East Texas has nurtured a number of great musicians, but historically they left for bigger and better things. Freddie King, George Jones, etc… As far as drawing me into the blues at TCU, I missed Mississippi, and so I went looking for what I missed and found it deep in the depths of South Dallas. An entire subculture of music that exists underneath all the glitz and glamor of Dallas. This is the real turning point where I decided to take the plunge and begin establishing myself as a musician and performer. I would soon join an all black blues band and tour every juke joint within Texas and even Oklahoma. Johnny: Who were some of your early influences as you were getting your start in and around Oxford, Mississippi? Edwin: Again, the main figure would be James Son Thomas, but that all changed as I began to progress within the urban

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areas of Dallas. There’s a transformation that the black blues world made from rural blues to soul blues. From the delta of Mississippi, I would soon evolve into the sounds of Johnnie Taylor, a much more soulful sound or slick blues as some folks refer to it. Johnny: As you split time at TCU between class and a burgeoning musical career, how did your family react and were there ever any doubts in the early days that you'd made the wrong choice? Edwin: I actually graduated from TCU with a degree in liberal arts, and I would go on splitting my time between a day job and a musical career; something that I still struggle with today. I tell people all the time that I don’t know if music is a temptation, a distraction, or an opportunity. I’ve done well with my career as a designer, but I’ve struggled all my life between two loves. Johnny: Obviously history proved you made the right choice, finding success while becoming a regular in the blues scene and playing with some of the legends in the business. With so many memorable gigs with legends in the genre, are you able to pick one show that just stands above the rest? Edwin: The best moments never happen on stage. Shows are calculated and rehearsed. There are moments that happen on stage that are special, but a true moment happens unrehearsed and by the seat of your pants. That moment for me was during a funeral. Mary Collier, or Lady Princess as she was known, passed away when I was in my thirties or so. She was a mainstay in the south Dallas blues scene and the greatest unknown vocalist you’ve never heard. We performed together for 10 years or so before she would finally pass away. Every well known south Dallas blues artist attended the funeral. We all sat on the back row. Ernie Johnson, R.L. Griffin, Tutu Jones, Big Charles Young, and myself. During the service, Johnnie Taylor entered from the side carrying a folding chair then placing it in the center aisle in front of God and everyone, unfolded it, and sat down. While whispers and gasps of surprise riddled through the crowd, the preacher asked if Mr. Taylor would like to come up and say a few words. Johnnie then stood up, took the mic and began to sing, requesting a male chorus from the back row. We all stood up, went to the front, and backed him up while he sang gospel. One of the most amazing moments of my life and completely unplanned. I’ll never forget it. Johnny: Your career has had several twists and turns over the years, a major one of which was when the backing band for that very same Johnnie Taylor asked you to be the band leader after his death in 2000. Was that a call you were expecting and how did it feel to have to take on that mantle? Edwin: It was a huge undertaking and meant a lot of rehearsals. I hate rehearsals. Horns, charts, timing had to be

right on for all numbers. It’s a ton of work for a big band due to the number of moving parts, but the impact is over the top. Some of the best little moments of absolute bliss happen during solo horn parts with a powerhouse of players pushing sound forward. Johnny: Musicians aren't exactly famous for knowing when to walk away from a gig, especially a particularly sweet one, but you were able to successfully step away and focus that creative drive on your business for the sake of your family. When was the moment you knew it was time to come home? Edwin: Like I said, the battle has never ended. I’ve been stepping back and forth over the line for thirty years. It’s a struggle I’m sure I’ll be dealing with until they put me in the ground. Johnny: So as it turns out, music wasn't done with you, and a few years later you find yourself once again at the head of another band. This time, however, the big band sound has been traded in for something completely different. How did the idea for the Red Clay Roadhouse Band come about, and who are the members? Edwin: What’s interesting about this sound is that it showed up every year on a fishing trip. Each year, thirty close friends would leave the world behind and head to Uncertain, Texas for an annual fishing trip. I always had pickers show up, and we would jam around the campfire at night. One year, my pickers out of Austin couldn’t make it so I pulled in Cadillac Sky out of Fort Worth. I became close to two of their members. Ross Holmes on fiddle and Matt Menefee on banjo. Ross would soon hit the big time touring with Mumford and Sons. Between gigs with Bruce Hornsby, he called me and wanted to know if we could do something between shows. I really didn’t know what we could do on stage, so I literally threw some songs on the table. Before we knew what was happening, a new sound was born in Tyler, Texas. Johnny: The sound seems to me to be a unique blend of blues, bluegrass, roots, and Americana, thrown into a blender, mixed-up, and poured out on stage. How would you describe it? Edwin: Yeah, that’s it all right. Hard to define whatever is coming out of that blender, but it sure tastes good. Johnny: With genres like Rock and Country dominating the gig landscape in this area, how has the reception been to what the Red Clay Roadhouse Band brings to a show? Edwin: That has been the most interesting piece to this new sound. Most, if not all, of my followers are from the ages of 45-75. They are people that grew up listening to real music and long for something that’s not made in a machine. I would like to think that we represent what’s right in the music world. Real music that pulls from the soul. Johnny: What is on the horizon for Edwin Holt and the Red Clay Roadhouse Band for 2017? Edwin: Ha! Who knows. I’m taking this whole thing one day at a time. I’ve been doing it for so long that I’ve given up the idea of becoming famous. I just do what I do because I love making music. And if I can make someone happy with what I do on stage, then I’m all the better for it. Johnny: If I'm a new fan looking to go to my first Red Clay Roadhouse Band concert, what can I expect? Edwin: Food for the soul, my brother. So I hope you’re hungry! Upcoming Shows: • May 27th: Bright Star Theater, Texarkana, Texas • June 10th: Liberty Hall, Tyler, Texas • September 23rd: Big Truck Theatre, Taylor, Mississippi For more info about Edwin Holt and Red Clay Roadhouse go to redclayroadhouse.com or find them on Facebook.


Upcoming Concerts May 12th-13th - Piney Woods Wine Festival

live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography, and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards will feature in the group’s award-winning signature style. Randy Rogers Tickets start at $45. Belcher Performance Band in concert. Center at LeTourneau University is located at The Piney Woods 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call Wine Festival is (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. Box held in Lindale, office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Texas for the June 10th (8pm) second year at - Edwin Holt Picker's Pavilion, & Red Clay 205 E. North Roadhouse - Join St. The event features wine tastings by the 19 the Roadhouse wineries that make up the Piney Woods Wine once again in Trail, many of them national award winners. Love and War in Texas will be hosting a concert Tyler as they keep the home fires after the wine festival featuring the Randy burning - taking it Rogers Band with Bo Brumble, Chris Colston, back to where it all and The Powell Brothers. Purchase tickets for began. Standing firm with some of the greatest concert at outhousetickets.com. musicians to ever pick up an instrument or wale May 13th (8pm) Ruthie Foster - Ruthie Foster a tune, this band’s mission is to transform your released her debut, “Full Circle,” in 1997 and soul by bringing outstanding entertainment to was followed by “Crossover” in 1999. The two folks who love real music. Tickets are available albums secured Ruthie at rosepickermusic.com starting at $20. The as an up-and-coming concert will be held at Liberty Hall located at singer/songwriter in 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. the Austin scene and June 16th (8pm) caught the attention - The Purple Hulls of Texas independent You could easily say label Blue Corn Music. these two musicians Since then, Ruthie has were born to make stuck with Blue Corn music together. to release seven albums Identical twins Katy over the past twelve Lou and Penny Lea years. She has collaboClark of The Purple rated on stage with artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to The Allman Hulls were raised on a working family Brothers to Susan Tedeschi and has recorded farm in the deep piney woods of East Texas, but tracks with Warren Haynes, Big Head Todd, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, among others. that didn’t stop the Texans from finding their Tickets are $15-30. VIP box seats are $200 and way to the hills of Tennessee, specifically, Music City, where they began touring with various admit four. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s Erwin St., Downtown Tyler, libertytyler.com. largest publishing company, Sony Tree. The May 16th (7:30pm) - Celtic Women: Voices Purple Hulls are no stranger to road life and are of Angels - Multi-platinum international music now blazing the trail as a dynamic sister duo, sensation Celtic Woman presents “Voices of showcasing their unique sibling harmonies Angels” showcasing the angelic voices of Susan while ripping the strings off any instrument McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon, they can get their hands on. If you’re looking and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic for authentic acoustic driven music delivered violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group at its best, your search is over. Join the sisters at Liberty Hall for some fantastic homegrown of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a music from the Purple Hulls. Tickets are fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural $10-20. VIP box seats are $125 and admit tradition. Featuring many songs from the forth- four. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., coming “Voices of Angels” album, this inspiring Downtown Tyler, libertytyler.com.

Big Pines Blues Festival:

June 2nd & 3rd Longview Gets The Blues This two-day outdoor blues festival, formerly T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, will take place again this year and guarantees a great lineup of blues. The event will take place at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center located at 100 Grande Blvd., Longview. Friday performances will feature a younger set of blues musicians that festival organizers have styled “Next Generation of the Blues.” Topping the evening of free music will be crowd favorites, the Peterson Brothers, along with Kilgore's own Ally Venable Band. Saturday’s full day of music kicks off at 10am with the 2017 Junior Showcase for young musicians 18 and under. Admission to those performances are free to the public. There will also be a car and cycle show, a fun run, food vendors, and beverages. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Elvin Bishop and his band will headline the professional performances that begin Saturday afternoon. Also on the schedule are vocalist and Dallas native Darrell Nulisch, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones Blues Band featuring Kerrie Lepai, plus AJ Cascio & The Two Tone Blues Band, Johnny and The Night Crawlers, and the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group. Saturday evening wraps up with all performers participating in the Big Pines Blues Jam led by Jimmy Wallace and the Stratoblasters.

May 2nd - Heather Little May 5th - Billie Jo Sewell & The Generations May 6th - Texas Rebellion May 9th - Gary Patrick May 12th - Gary Patrick Band May 13th - Lee Mathis Band May 16th - Todd Rinlee May 19th - Kid Icarus Project May 20th - Johnny & The Nightcrawlers May 23rd - Lee Mathis & Phillip Griffith May 26th - The Tuxedo Cats May 27th - Bluez Boyz May 30th - Wes Nixon Prizes!

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Tickets for the 2017 two-day event are currently available online. There will be no admission charge for the Friday, June 2nd performances. Advance general admission tickets for the Saturday, June 3rd performances are priced at $20. VIP packages are available. This will be held at the Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grande Blvd., Longview. For tickets go to bigpinesbluesfestival.com.

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Kilgore Celebrates Local Music and Food at Porch Fest By Jenn Ford The Back Porch Stage on Broadway is preparing for the Second Annual Porch Fest set for the weekend of May 12th-13th. The festival is a two-day event with more than 23 musical acts, countless vendors, a children’s area, crawfish, catfish, and a magician. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or at the gate on the weekend of the event. Ticket prices are $10 for one day and $15 for two days for adults. Children ages 6-12 are $5 per day, while children under 6 have free entry. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Most of the talent is local, featuring awardwinning artists from Kilgore, Henderson, Tyler, Longview, Hallsville, Gilmer, and Kemp, to name a few. Even 2016 “America’s Got Talent” sweetheart, Kadie Lynn will be at the festival for the second time around, performing on the main stage on Saturday with her new full band. “What I like most about Porch Fest is all of the amazing artists and bands that you get to see. Last year, we got there pretty early and stayed ‘til it was almost over,” said Kadie Lynn. “I can’t wait for even more talent this year.” Kadie Lynn spent some of the time enjoying the wares of local Kilgore boutique, Everything That Blings, which set up a booth in the vendor area. Jacqueline Henly, owner of Everything that Blings, showed Kadie Lynn a rockabilly dress with beautiful roses and guitars on it. They bought it on the spot at the festival. Kadie Lynn’s mother, Deborah Roberson said, “That dress turned out to be a hit in the parade and on stage of the ‘America’s Got Talent’ Kadie Lynn Day in Gun Barrel City. I can’t wait to see what treasure I find this year.” Although the festival-goers are typically from the surrounding areas, many East Texas natives make the second weekend of May a

Mojos, Tuxedo Cats, White Trash Wannabees, Cody Wayne, Ally Venable, and Teazur. Cody Wayne is currently on the Texas Charts with his newest release, “Fly High” and will be performing Saturday evening. “The Back Porch is the perfect venue for a festival event with multiple stages, exceptional food, and two days’ worth of music. What more could you ask for,” Wayne said. special time to come back home and enjoy The Back Porch is the reigning ETX Music some home-town fun. Venue of the Year. The venue boasts a Houston resident Vanessa Biggar attended Awards great menu with everything from hamburgers, the event last year with her mother and son jalapeno poppers, homemade chips and queso, and has plans to attend again this time. while their chicken fried steak is so good, it “I enjoyed all the good eats, lots of terwill make you wonder if your mama made it. rific booths with local merchants, and the live All of the menu items will be available on music... it was incredibly impressive. Even the festival weekend, including their full bar though we live in Houston now, my family will and wide selection of local, imported, and be front and center for Porch Fest this year domestic drafts. too,” Biggar exclaimed. Although their delicious food is what Musical artist and Longview resident Cole started the success of the restaurant, the ownAllen said, “Between family, work, and players Jackie and Vicki Clayton knew several years ing music, I don't have a lot of free time to get ago that in order to keep up, they would have out and listen to live music. I look forward to to expand. Porch Fest because it gives me the opportu“We turned the former sand volleyball nity to hear some of the other local songwritcourt into a full patio and added live music on ers and bands in the area that I don't get to see the weekends. It was in steps, but two years very often.” ago we did the final addition of a roof, which Most of the artists perform regularly at the increased our ability to keep the largest part of Back Porch. The Friday lineup consists of Dar- the restaurant open year-round,” Jackie Clayrin Morris Band, Blak Box, Dennis Ross and ton said. the Axberg Brothers, Sweet Pain, and The “Then we added two acoustic nights on Adam Brown Band. Wednesday and Thursday, giving us four nights Saturday, both stages will play continuous of music a week. We like to bring in a variety music. The outside stage will feature acousof acts - Country, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Blues tic acts Bobby Oliver, Cole Allen, Jenn Ford, - all styles are welcome here.” LaDarius “Low D” Daniels, Sabrina Toole, Lee Aside from the music, the children’s area Mathis, Red House Revival, Matthew Jackson, features several activities, games, face paintand Adam Brown. ing, a bounce house, a dunking booth, and a The main stage on Saturday will feature return visit from Johnny Magic, who will be Salvation From Sundown, Johnny and the doing strolling magic for the festival goers on Saturday. Nightcrawlers, Kadie Lynn, Bobby O and the

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“Take Me 2 Vienna”

Featuring Tyler’s Take 2 Band with the East Texas Youth Orchestras East Texas Youth Orchestras will collaborate with the Take 2 Band to bring a night of classic rock-n-roll to east Texas in ETYO’s inaugural fundraising event, “Take Me 2 Vienna.” This sure to be sellout concert will be held at TJC’s Wise Auditorium, 7:30pm on Saturday, May 20th. The orchestras, seating 115 student musicians in their 2016-17 concert season, have been invited to represent Texas in Austria at the Vienna International Youth Music Festival in 2019. In this fundraising concert, sponsored by TJC’s Alumni Association, ETYO will join Take 2 in performing such memorable classics as “Back in the USSR,” “Going to California,” “Stairway to Heaven,” and many more. For more info and tickets go to ETYO.org. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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Johnny Magic is one of the largest magical acts in the United States and performed at the 2016 Porch Fest, with about 300 children and adults amazed at his tricks, one of which where he cut his assistant in half! “It’s definitely a fun time. It’s a lot of work, but everything comes together, and we love doing stuff with our community,” Lindsey Hammontree, general manager of the Back Porch said. Porch Fest is 3pm-12 midnight Friday, May 12th; and 11am-1am Saturday, May 13th. Gates open an hour before the activities begin, and vendors are open to the public without a wristband. For more info and tickets, go to thebackporchkilgore.com.


Trace Adkins Headlines Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala of the Call” “Legends Over the past 30 years, the community and

Call,” which honors those legends in the community who have fought the fight against cancer as well as the volunteers, businesses, sponsors, and members of the medical community who are themselves legendary for working and giving tirelessly to find a cure for this dreaded disease. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold the surrounding areas have joined together more than 10 million albums. His hits include to contribute more than 10 million dollars “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Counto the American Cancer Society of Tyler. It is try Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In only because of the generosity of the donors, The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelsupporters, contributors, and volunteers that they have been able to provide this incredible ton), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole contribution. The 2017 Cattle Barons’ Gala will be held Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program on August 12th at Texas Rose Horse Park. and the American Red Cross, for whom he This one-of-a-kind evening featuring food, raised more than $1.5 million dollars as windancing, a spectacular auction, and much more will be highlighted with this year’s head- ner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” In recent years, Adkins has performed ten liner Trace Adkins. With a rich history in country music, Trace USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions is a perfect fit for the theme, “Legends of the

from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil rig worker recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins played a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, and Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring everyday heroes.

“Legends of the Call”

Legends are those we think of as historymakers and world-changers. As chairs of the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, Darla Childress and Debra Smith hope to honor those who have, over the last three decades, generously volunteered their time, given of their resources, and poured so much heart into the call to fight cancer. They believe all those who bravely battle this disease - and all those who support them - change the world in a beautiful way with their courage and presence.

They make history with every stride. The chairs are extremely excited to dedicate this 30th Anniversary to those “Legends.” The 2017 “Legends of the Call” Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala will be held at Texas Rose Horse Park/Brunson Equestrian Center, 14078 State Hwy. 110 N., Tyler. This year’s Li’l Wrangler is Annie Merrick, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Merrick For more info and tickets go to cattlebaronsgala.net or call (903)597-1383.

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EGuideMagazine.com GigGuide Band, 9-1 The Boiling Catch – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Meredith Crawford, 7-10 Monday, May 1st FRESH – Tuxedo Cats, 6-9 Garage Bar – Cody Wayne Band, 10-1 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, Lago Del Pino – The Leftovers, 9-1 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Cole Risner, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Max Tuesday, May 2nd Stalling, 9-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Fest: F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Flatland Cavalry, 4-5 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Shane Smith & The Saints, Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- 5:30-6:30 mous, 8-12 Cody Canada & The Departed, 7-8 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Wade Bowen, 8:30-9:45 Mic, 7-10 Cody Johnson, 10:15-11:45 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Bruce Robison, Republic Icehouse – Heather Little, 6-8 Tennessee Jet, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Republic Icehouse – Texas Rebellion, 8-12 Oliver, 6-9 Rick’s – No Limits, 9-1 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, River Run ATV, Jacksonville – Aaron 7-11 Lewis, Jason Cassidy, 8pm Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Rose City Farmers Market – Eric Moseley Wednesday, May 3rd Duo, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Sabrina Toole, Stanley’s BBQ – Deerhunter, 8-12 7-10 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Yamato – DJ, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Kyle, 7-10 Sunday, May 7th The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Acoustics, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Austin Layne, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Stefan Cotter Bluegrass The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Project, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Casey Donahew, What about Kabob – Open Mic, 5-7 Jeremy McComb, 8-12 Thursday, May 4th

Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-12 Rick’s – Time Machine, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Ken 12-3, Live Music, 6-9 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Wednesday, May 17th The Back Porch, Kilgore – BlackboX, 7-10 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Kid Icarus Project, 7-10 Clear Springs – Live Music, 6-9 Sunday, May 21st Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Acoustics, 7-10 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Charlie Robison, Love & War, Lindale – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Zach Coffey, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 6-9 Monday, May 22nd What about Kabob – Open Mic, 5-7 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, Thursday, May 18th 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tyler Dudley, Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Circle M Crawfish – Chris Colston, 7-11 Tuesday, May 23rd Dakotas Chop House – Live Music, 7-10 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tom McElvain Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 & The Dirty Posos, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Kid Icarus Project, Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony8-12 mous, 8-12 Potpourri House – Todd Rinlee, 6-9 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Razzoo’s – Brian Chance Band, 8-12 Saturday, May 13th Mic, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Porch Fest., Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Lee Mathis & Philip 8-12 Friday, May 19th Griffith, 6-8 The Boiling Catch – Justin Dean, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Click’s Live – Reign, Born & Raised, 9-12 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Sweet Pain, Oliver, 6-9 Club 155 – Black Ice, 9-1 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, Coaches & Cowboys – Jon Wolfe, 9-1 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Tuxedo Cats, 8-11 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Clicks Live – Fuel, Marcy Playground, This Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 ETX Brewery – The Haggertys, 7-9 Monday, May 8th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Casey Martin, Day Forth, Big Story, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Big Gus & The Wednesday, May 24th The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 7-10 Coyote Sam’s – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Swampadelics, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jimmie Barnes, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Meredith Crawford, Crawfish Barn – David Allen, 8-12 FRESH – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Brannon Barrett, Lago Del Pino – Live Music, 9-1 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Travis Bolt, 8-11 Liberty Hall – Ruthie Foster, 8pm Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Tuesday, May 9th 7-10 ETX Brewery – Jeremiah Jackson, 7-9 Love & War, Lindale – Chris Colston, Bo Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Amanda Pruitt, Crawfish Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Brumble, Randy Rogers, Powell Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 The Grove – Dustin Becker, 6-9 7-10 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Brothers, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Kawa’s – Quentin Moore, 7-10 FRESH – Texas Rebellion, 6-9 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 M6 Winery – Tommi Jo Harris, 1-3, T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Love & War, Lindale – Mike Miller, 8-12 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Sweetwater Band, 4-6 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Potpourri House – Todd Rinlee, 6-9 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Razzoo’s – The Leftovers, 7-10 Kawa’s – Bluez Boyz, 7-10 mous, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Western Love & War, Lindale – Jay Statham & The Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Lago Del Pino – DJ, 8-12 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Deluxe, 9-12 Tokie Show, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Blane Howard, Mic, 7-10 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 6-9 Friday, May 5th 8-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Ray True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 6-8 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 Wylie Hubbard, 9-1 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – CW & The What about Kabob – Open Mic, 5-7 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dixie Bent, Republic Icehouse – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Thursday, May 25th Delta Blues Band, 8-12 Oliver, 6-9 8-12 Rick’s – Professor D & The Playschool, The Back Porch, Kilgore – Austin Layne, Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, The Catch – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 9-1 7-10 8-12 7-11 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Rose City Farmers Market – Keith Rea, Circle M Crawfish – Chris Colston, 7-11 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 8-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Live Music, 7-10 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 ETX Brewery – Metrograde, 7-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3 Wednesday, May 10th The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jim McAdams, The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Bo Daniels, Stone Country, Lindale – Frio River Band, Republic Icehouse – Kid Icarus Project, The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 7-10 8-12 7-10 9-1 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Rick’s – DJ No Cover, 8-12 FRESH – Groove Slaves, 6-9 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Audrey Oliver, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Razzoo’s – Kid Icarus Project, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Porter Davis, 8-12 The Grove – Purple Velvet Fox, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Kawa’s – Tuxedo Cats, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Paul Shafer, 7-10 XLN – Hubcap & The Loose Nuts, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Lago Del Pino – DJ, 9-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Yamato – DJ, 7-10 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Friday, May 26th Love & War, Lindale – Phil Hamilton, Brian Sunday, May 14th T.D. Wilt, 6-10 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Chance, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Grove – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – ET Jazz Band, 8-12 Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Orchestra, 8-12 Saturday, May 20th The Catch – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Jared Deck, 8-12 Acoustics, 7-10 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – The Tuxedo Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 6-9 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 Cats, 9-1 What about Kabob – Open Mic, 5-7 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 ETX Brewery – Brothers & Sisters, 7-9 The Boiling Catch – Justin Dean, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Paul Thorn, Nick Thursday, May 11th Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jackie Darlene, Clicks Live – The Cuckoos, 9-1 Verzosa, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Billie Jo Sewell, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Leap Of Faith, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Pocket Tangerine, Monday, May 15th 7-10 Rick’s – DJ No Cover, 8-12 FRESH – Johnny & The Night Crawlers, 8-11 Dakotas Chop House – Scotty G, 8-11 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, River Run ATV, Jacksonville – Frank 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wesley Pruitt 6-9 Foster, Justin Wells, 8pm Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 3-5, Heather Little, 7-10 Band, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 FRESH – King Richard & The Bayou Boys, Kawa’s – Quentin Moore, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker Trio, 8-12 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Lago Del Pino – DJ, 8-12 6-9 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 The Grove – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Tuesday, May 16th Love & War, Lindale – Dalton Domino, The Grove – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – David Lee, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Mike & The Moonpies, 8-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Midnight River Potpourri House – Todd Rinlee, 6-9 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Choir, 9-1 Razzoo’s – Al & The Longshots, 7-10 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Drew Fish F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 M6 Winery – Owen Tiner, 1-3, Heather Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Band, 8-12 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Harper, 4-7 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- Mario’s – Live Jazz 6-9 Friday, May 12th Saturday, May 6th 8-12 mous, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Chase Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – The Dagnabbit 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open McClanahan, 9-12

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The Back Porch, Kilgore – Porch Fest., 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Coyote Sam’s – Eric Moseley Duo, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Natalie Rose Duo, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Lacie Carpenter, 7-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Audrey Oliver, 7-10 The Foundry – The Magills, 6-9 FRESH – Senor Gringo, 6-9 Hollytree Country Club – Patrick James, 6-9 Lago Del Pino – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Will Hoge, Tennessee Jet, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – The Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Gary Patrick, 8-12 Rick’s – DJ No Cover, 8-12 Sand Bar, Kilgore – Bluez Boyz, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12

Mic, 7-10 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Todd Rinlee, 6-8 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

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The Back Porch, Kilgore – Mouse & The Traps, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – The Leftovers, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Joseph Drew, 7-10 FRESH – The Haggertys, 6-9 The Garage Bar – Teazur, 9-1 The Grove – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Lago Del Pino – Live Music, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Live Music, 9-1 Mario’s – Live Jazz 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Ben Lowery & Texas Express, 9-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Bluez Boyz, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 80, 9-1 Rose City Farmers Market – David Allen, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Yamato – DJ, 8-11 XLN – Bobby O & The Mojo’s, 9-1

Sunday, May 28th

Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Acoustics, 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Love & War, Lindale – Casey Daniels Band, Kevin Fowler, 8-12

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

Tuesday, May 30th

Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anonymous, 8-12 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Mic, 7-10 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Wes Nickson, 6-8 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, May 31st

The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Wayne Garner, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Live Music, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 What about Kabob – Open Mic, 5-7

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learning about new pre-published young adult books during the “Books and Bevvies” program, Wii games, and FrankenToys. Tuesday, May 23rd (4:30-5:30pm) - FrankenToys- Make a Monster! Students in middle and high school will reassemble parts of old toys to make their This month the Tyler own monster masterpiece. Library will host many exciting events for young and Tuesday, May 9th (4:30old alike. The Tyler Library 5:30pm) - “Books and is located at 201 S. College, Bevvies” - Teens are invited There is something for all ages at local Downtown Tyler. Most events are free. The to the Library to hear about and review the movie theaters. Join the fun! Library is open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, latest young adult fiction, some before it is Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and published, all while enjoying fun beverages Sunday 1-5pm. For more info call (903)593- and delicious treats. Catch a show in Downtown Tyler’s historic 7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com. Events include: theater, Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. Movies scheduled are: • May 12th - “Mamma Mia” Sing Along 3rd Sunday of every month, May 21st • May 26th - “Batman” Storytimes (2-4pm)- Liberated Bookworms - Join • June 1st - “Double Take: False Colors” in All storytimes will be in Taylor Auditorium. the new Liberated Bookworms Book Club conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art • Leeme un Cuento/Read to Me Storytime featuring African American writers. The May • June 8th - “Double Take: The Tender Trap” (children 3-6) is on Mondays at 10:30am. selection is “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” in conjunction with Tyler Museum of Art • Toddler Time Storytime (children under age by Kaitlyn Greenidge. • June 15 - “Double Take: Marooned” in con3) is on Wednesdays at 10:30am. junction with Tyler Museum of Art • Read Aloud Crowd Storytime (children 3-6 Every Monday (4-5pm) - Adult Coloring• June 29th - “Jaws” Enjoy a relaxing and stress free session of years old) is on Thursdays at 10:30am. • July 13th - “Bernie” coloring twice a month. • July 20th - “Sordid Lives” Saturday, May 6th (10:30am-12 noon) Every Tuesday (10am-1pm) - Quilting • July 27th - “Bubba Ho-Tep” American Girl® Book Club - Learn about Class - Learn the art of quilting at the Library. • August 3rd - “Mean Girls” Kaya’aton’omy, an American Girl from 1764. • August 10th - “Fast Times at Ridgemont If you would like to help plan the event, find Class participants will complete individual High” a game, craft, or activity that Kaya would have and group quilting projects. Fabric and quilt • August 17th - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” enjoyed doing please come. The Library would patterns will be provided. Participants are appreciate donations of packaged snacks and asked to provide their own sewing machines, if • August 24th - “Hoop Dreams” treats to serve. The American Girl Book Club you have them, scissors, and neutral or white • September 7th - “The Graduate” thread. • September 14th - “To Sir With Love” meets the first Saturday of each month from • September 21st - “American Graffiti” September-May. Every Tuesday (5:30-6:30pm) - Evening 5th - “Frankenstein and The Bride Meditation - Learn the practice of Heartfulness • October Saturday, May 6th (2-4pm) - LEGO® Block of Frankenstein” Meditation with Gayathri Kambhampati. Party - Children ages 3 and up, bring your • October 12th - “The Evil Dead” imagination for an afternoon of building Every Wednesday (5:30pm) Gentle YogaDoors open at 6pm, and movies start at and playing! LEGO® and Duplo Blocks are 7pm unless noted. Tickets are available online This gentle yoga class will be taught by ® provided. LEGO Block Party meets the first at libertytyler.com or at the door for $7. Meagan Vrba who is certified in yoga, CPR, Saturday of each month from September-May. and first aid. You must bring your own yoga mat. Saturday, May 20th (10:30am) - Family Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at Movie Matinees - Families are invited to Every first and third Friday, May 5th and 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are watch a fun feature-length film in the library’s 19th (1-3pm) - Veteran’s Movie - These auditorium. Due to licensing agreements, bi-weekly screenings of movies are presented available at the door and at studiomoviegrill. com. For more info call (903)508-6991 or go movie titles are not allowed to be listed in especially for veterans. to studiomoviegrill.com. Along with the hot print, but you can find them at TylerLibrary. Every Saturday (11am-12 noon) - Crochet new movies, SMG offers classic movies and com. Pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly special showings. snacks are welcome. A different movie will be Classes will be held on the 3rd floor Internet Center Workroom. All materials are provided. shown each day. Shared Stories Film Series First and Third Saturday of every month, Saturday, May 20th (1:30-3:30pm) - CeleStudio Movie Grill hosts its brand new May 6th and 20th (11am-12 noon) - Beginner brate Ramadan - Children and families will film series to educate, enlighten, and inspire Computer Classes will cover basic computer go from station to station to learn about women of all ages. Raising awareness of issues different elements of Islam and how Ramadan knowledge, email, job search, and résumés. impacting women, the film series includes is celebrated. This program is best suited for Last Tuesday of every month, May 30th films about women as well as panel discusages 5 and up. (10am) - Club Read - Join the Club Read sions and guest speakers from local non-profgroup in discussing this month's read. its for women. Many of the films will have donated to the nonprofit co-preMay 5th (11:30am-1pm) - Master Gardeners proceeds senting. The film series’ Shared Stories PSA in the Library will present: “Heat Loving Every Tuesday (4:30-5:30pm) - Teen TuesCompetition is done in partnership with DalPlants” in the Taylor Auditorium. days- If you are in middle school or high las Film Society’s High School Roundtable school you’re in! The library will have games, May 17th (5-6pm) - Author Meet & Greet Program. The winning PSA will be screened before every film. activities, and fun just for teens. Earn volunteer with J.B. Smith - Meet J.B. Smith author • May 1st, 7pm - “Escalation” hours completing special projects. May events of “The Unholy Ghost Murder” and “The • May 2nd, 7pm - “Abortion: Women Tell” include building in the new Makerspace, Christmas Day Murder.”

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• May 3rd, 7pm - “English Vinglish” • May 4th, 7pm - “Hidden Figures”

Special Needs Screenings Family friendly movies are free for children with special needs and their siblings, with adult tickets available for before-noon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered, and children are free to move around, talk, or even dance in the aisles during the movie. Special Needs Screenings are shown at 11am. Parental guidance is always suggested. The scheduled movies are: • May 13th - “Guardians of the Galaxy” • June 3rd - “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” • June 10th - “Captain Underpants” • June 24th - “Cars 3” • July 8th - “Despicable Me 3”

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 by watching $1 screenings of recent, popular, children films. Scheduled are: • May 29th-June 2nd - “Monsters vs. Aliens” • June 5th-9th - “How to Train Your Dragon” • June 12th-16th - “Rio” • June 19th-23rd - “Turbo” • June 26th-30th - “Trolls” • July 3rd-7th - “Horton Hears a Who!” • July 10th-14th - “Kung Fu Panda 3” • July 17th-21st - “Shrek the Third” • July 24th-28th - “Madagascar” • July 31st-August 4th - “The Peanuts Movie” • August 7th-11st - “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” • August 14th-18th - “Chicken Run” • August 21st-25th - “Home” • August 28th-September 1st - “Monsters vs. Aliens”

Mother’s Day Classics In May, SMG celebrates Mother's Day all month long with our SMG Classics series! • May 3rd - “Singin’ in the Rain” • May 10th - “The Wizard of Oz” • May 17th - “An American in Paris” • May 24th - “Anchors Aweigh” • May 31st - “Band Wagon”

Carmike 14 Special Presentation July 24th (7:30-9pm) - “Look to the Sky” Presented by Erik Hands - Come one, come all for a Special Screening of “Look To The Sky,” an inspirational film that will give you joy in your heart and compassion in your soul. “Look to the Sky”weaves together the uplifting true stories of young people who have demonstrated the spirit of Superman. This documentary explores the power of hope and the importance of positive ideals while encouraging viewers to find the superhero within themselves. “Look to the Sky” is an inspiring look at what is possible for the world and for your own lives. Put on your cape, and be inspired! Tickets are $11. For more info or to buy tickets go to risinghero.org.

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(whose music director, David Downes, was the driving force behind Celtic Woman's formation in 2004). The Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 Events & Plays S. Mobberly, Longview. Box office hours are May 4th-5th (7:30pm) - Harmony & Under- Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. standing “Broadway Blast” - This spring production is a high-energy performance of June 30th-July selections from stage and screen. This is free 2nd (Fridayto attend and will be held at the Jean Brown Saturday Theatre on the Tyler Junior College campus. 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) May 5th-7th - “Peter Pan Jr.” and May - This is a STAR 11th-14th Camp student (Evenings production on at 7:30pm, the Braithwaite Sundays at Stage. Based on 2:30pm) the Disney film “The Second Time Around” will be on stage at Tyler Civic and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, “Disney's Peter Pan JR.” is a modern version of the timeTheatre. Senior citizens Samuel Jonas and less tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up... Laura Curtis, a widower and a widow, strike with no flying required. The score includes up a love affair. When they announce plans to live together without marrying so they can new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after keep social security benefits they'd otheranother. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to wise lose, their children hit the ceiling even though they were never close to their deceased her brothers, Michael and John, but when her father announces she must move out of the parent and their own marriages leave a lot nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children to be desired. Tyler Civic Theatre is located and whisks them away to Neverland. Their at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Rose Garden Center. The box office is open Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. For more info call (903)592-0561 or tylercivicthe- pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded atre.com. captain, who has his own sinister plans in May 16th mind for our hero. “Disney's Peter Pan JR.” is a (7:30pm) magical story with countless opportunities for The Celtic clever staging and design, and large ensemble Woman numbers featuring cliques of classic characters. will be Tickets are $12.50 each. Tyler Civic Theatre presented at is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to The Belcher the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The box office is Performance open Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or tylercivCeltic Woman first rose to acclaim with an energetic ictheatre.com. stage show that shared much in common with June 22nd-25th (Evenings at 7:30pm, similarly minded productions like Riverdance Sundays at 2:30pm) - “Rock of Ages” will be

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on stage at Liberty Hall. Presented by the Tyler Civic Theatre, “Rock of Ages” takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. This show will be performed at Tyler's Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)592-0561 or tylercivictheatre.com. July 20th-23rd, July 27th-30th, and August 3rd-6th (Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm) - “Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be on stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. This fabulously fun international awardwinning musical is based on the adored movie. “Legally Blonde The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! “Legally Blonde The Musical” will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and, of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). Based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde The Musical” stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously

enjoyable from start to finish. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. For more info call (903)592-0561 or tylercivictheatre.com. July & August - Texas Shakespeare Festival The Texas Shakespeare Festival is East Texas' only professional theater company. TSF is a summer repertory company producing two Shakespeare plays, a nonShakespearean classic, a musical, and a production for children during the summer. The main stage productions are produced in rotating repertory Thursday-Sunday with matinee and evening performances each day. For more info go to texasshakespeare.com.

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Art Inside the Artist’s Studio:

April Moore

Wrap it up, I'll take it. By Derrick White “Art is everything to me. It is how I live, pay my bills, and how I learn. It is how I teach my children and anyone wanting to learn from me. It is how I sort my thoughts. It is how I meditate. It is how I stay sane. I believe we are made in the image of God. If so, we are all creators of our own worlds. I love to create, and I love to learn, so I can expand my world,” declares local artist April Moore. Moore started out studying architecture at Texas A&M. She loved the design classes but not the technical part. So she moved on and spent a semester at home at Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. She graduated with a BFA in Visual Communications from UT Austin. Moore spent the next ten years freelancing in Houston and Tyler, working for all kinds of businesses. She started working for Brookshire’s Grocery Company in 2001 as a graphic artist doing design work, including the ads you receive in your weekly mail, working with a food stylist to create the “Celebrate Cooking” magazine, and her first vehicle wraps. During a short stint in Louisiana, she set up her design shop called ‘April Moore Design Store’ to continue freelancing. Moore then came back and began working for the University of Texas at Tyler as a graphic artist for the Marketing and Communications Department. Moore recently participated in Beauty and the Box, a beautification project hosted by the City of Tyler to turn the utility boxes around town into local works of art. The Beauty and the Box project challenged local artists to create

pieces of art to be wrapped around utility boxes. Moore is the creator of the artwork that led to the recent utility box art wrap hullabaloo. A resident wanted it moved out of view of their home and into a more public space instead of residential areas. However, others showed up in droves in support of the artist and the image. “I was honored to get to do a box, and then when I heard it was immediately being removed, I was heartbroken,” she states. “For my ‘Hide & Seek’ utility box art, Bobby Conley, owner of The Tyler Wrap Company gave me the opportunity to draw the box they were sponsoring for the City of Tyler’s Beauty and the Box Project. I was floored by the support for my art to stay where it had been placed. It was so cool to see the community stand up for art in our city, where it is so lacking at times.” “It is exciting to see the city make an effort to put some art on our streets. Art gives folks a place to gather and creates community,” states the artist. “My piece is called ‘Hide & Seek’ because it is a celebration of joy and play. I made the kids so colorful because I wanted to represent the fact that we are all colors – the way God created us. Also, I was creating street art, and I wanted the box to be wrapped in color like so many murals in large cities. Young children naturally play together. They don't see race or color. So, I thought the theme worked well for this project,” she adds. The art wrap was recently moved to a more public space at the corner of Hogg Elementary and The Children’s Park. “I am thrilled at its new location,” Moore said. “You couldn’t see the little girl before because of the one-way traffic where

At The theTylerTyler Museum of Art This Month Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S.

Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of Tyler. For more info call (903)5951001 or go to tylermuseum.org. Acclaimed Local Photographer Langham Turns Lens on Tylerites with TMA’s “Brickstreet Anthology” A project more than two years in the making is coming to fruition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s first new exhibition of 2017. The distinct personalities of more than 50 Tylerites as captured on film are the focus of “Brickstreet Anthology: Photographs by Robert Langham,” open to the public through May 14th. Admission is free. Organized by the TMA, “Brickstreet Anthology” is the product of acclaimed local photographer Robert Langham’s extensive research and travel throughout Tyler “to train his lens on numerous local personalities who are as varied as they are dynamic,” TMA curator Caleb Bell said. Shooting 22 • EGuideMagazine.com

it was originally placed. She now faces Broadway so everyone can see her. I also hope I get to do more boxes because if I had my way, we would have little children of all colors playing all over the city,” Moore said. Last year, Moore became the art director for UT Tyler. The artist declares, “I love my job because I touch so many different media, from the university viewbook and recruiting materials, to wall murals for athletics, to vehicle wraps. I get to work with an incredible team supporting me, at what I believe is a beautiful campus.” Moore continues to freelance through April Moore Design Store, designing brand materials as well as car and boat wraps for The Tyler Wrap Company. “I love that I get to see my work driving down the road. Wraps have a much longer shelf life. I hate knowing that sometimes my hard work on a newspaper ad ends up in the trash,” laughs Moore. This artist designs using Apple products. “I have always used a Mac. UTT sent me to a design conference opening the world of touch screen technology to me. I treated myself to an iPad Pro, and now I am drawing on it all the time. I can draw something and it could end up as big as the side of a building. I can paint on it, too. I am able to turn my iPencil into any kind of pen or brush tool I desire. I am also trying to learn the art of lettering on it,” informs Moore. She adds, “Our school is growing faster than we can keep up with, and we are figuring out who we need to be to best serve all of East Texas. It is an exciting time to be a part of the community here at UT Tyler.” Like many artists, Moore grew up loving to create. She currently knits and crochets. Her grandmother and parents encouraged her by giving lessons and providing supplies for her crafting, drawing, and painting ideas. “I grew up oil painting with my teachers Daphna Lilienstern, Penny Sanders, and Ann Andrews,” remembers the artist. Moore is inspired and influenced by impressionist and post-impressionist artists such as Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Georges-Pierre Seurat, and Henri Matisse. She also responds to the contemporary work of artists like Janet Echelman and her giant, floating, fiber sculptures. Moore explains, “I think I like all the backstories almost more than the pieces themselves, learning about the why and the how. Everyone has a story, and I love stories.”

on black-and-white film rather than relying on digital imagery, Langham’s subjects range from business and civic leaders to citizens going about their everyday business “to capture the essence of what it means to be a member of our unique community.” Tyler native Langham has been photographing East Texas subjects since 1971, when he took his first photojournalism class at TJC. His avid interest in fine art photography led him to an apprenticeship with the legendary Ansel Adams, and eventually, wide acclaim in his own right while maintaining a successful commercial photography business in his hometown. Additionally, he has shared his passion with new generations for more than two decades as a photography professor at his alma mater, TJC. Support for the exhibition is provided by Gold Level Collectors’ Circle Sponsor Myrtis D. Smith. Special Events Special events in connection with “Brickstreet Anthology” include First Friday Tours at 11am May 5th. Family Days are 2-4pm Saturday, May 13th. Admission to all special events is free, but reservations are encouraged. May 14th - August 20th: “Double Take: Works by Ed Blackburn” This solo show organized by the TMA highlights the acclaimed Texas artist's ongoing fascination with pop-culture - particularly movies. The 30-plus paintings, prints, and lithographs gathered from public and private collections throughout the region distill scenes from iconic films ranging from the Elvis Presley vehicle “Tickle Me” to the noir classic “The Big Heat.” Related programming in the works include a summer film series co-hosted by the City of Tyler's Liberty Hall. The exhibition runs through August 20th.

This local talent shows no signs of slowing down. She brings an enthusiasm to all she does. “When a graphic designer creates a logo for your business, they are giving your business a branding identity so people can find you and recognize what you do, so you can make money. This value is going to bring back your investment tenfold. Pay your graphic designer what they are worth,” recommends Moore. For more info follow April Moore on Facebook and Instagram.

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

6x6@110 To Be Held June 6th

The Sixth Annual 6x6@110 project will be held June 6th at 6pm. Each piece will be sold for $20, with all proceeds going to help fund the City of Tyler Main Street Department, which operates Gallery Main Street. 6x6@110 is an award-winning event that involves creation of canvases that portray a myriad of subjects in a wide variety of media. The project earned the distinction of receiving the Best Promotional Event award from the Texas Downtown Association. For more info on this project and other painting parties go to downtowntylerarts.com, call (903)593-6905, or follow the Downtown Tyler Facebook Page.

Upcoming Exhibits

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

Upcoming Exhibits • June 4th - September 17th - “Making A Splash” • October 1st - January 7th - "Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots" Drawn from the Cochran Collection in Georgia, the works in this highly anticipated exhibition represent a cross-section of some of the most iconic output from history's most celebrated purveyor of Pop Art. The subjects range from the dark (Dracula) to the whimsical (Howdy Doody, Mickey Mouse), creating a cross-section of Americana through the lens of Warhol's singular vision. The name recognition that comes with Warhol is an immediate draw in the art world, and we anticipate this exhibition easily to be among the 10 most popular in the TMA's history. The exhibition continues through January 7th, 2018. Summer Art Camps Sign your children up for these fun Summer Camps! From late June-early August, close to 70 kids ages 7-13 and older dive into hands-on art experiences in a series of half-day and full-day camps. Each session is supervised by degreed artists and educators, and culminates with a small exhibition of campers' work and a community reception. • June 12th-16th (9am-12 noon) - “Let's Go Lego®” (ages 6-8) • June 19th-23rd (9am-12 noon) - “Let's Go Lego®” (ages 9-12) • July 10th-14th (9am-12 noon) - “Action! Through Art” (ages 6-8) • July 17th-21st (9am-12 noon) - “Action! Through Art” (ages 9-12) • July 24-28th (9am-12 noon) - “Rube Goldberg Challenge” (ages 6-8) • July 31st-August 4th (9am-12 noon) - "Rube Goldberg Challenge" (ages 9-12)


Books Great Books for Mom By Gini Rainey “The Secret Wife” by Gill Paul If you are a fan of Russian history and unrequited love, this book has your name all over it. “The Secret Wife,” is a captivating romance between cavalry officer Dmitri Malama and Grand Duchess Tatiana, the second daughter of Russia’s last tsar, who first met in 1914. It also tells the story of Dmitri’s great-granddaughter, Kitty, who inherits his secluded lake cabin in upstate New York and travels there from England to escape her cheating husband. Moving back and forth between Dmitri and Tatiana’s romance in revolutionary Russia, and Kitty’s life as she attempts to restore the cabin and perhaps her marriage, this wonderfully researched novel gives an insight into the life and times of Russia in the early 20th century. Using her incredible and imaginative writing skills, Paul weaves a history for truly believable characters because Tatiana and Dmitri actually did exist, and perhaps Tatiana was not murdered along with the rest of the Romanov family. The historical facts were so masterfully written right up to the murders that you are left with a sense of what might have been, if… “The Secret Wife” was beautifully and skillfully written and is one of the best historical novels around. The characters are complex, and the research was diligent and gives insight to the disappearance of the Romanov family. It is definitely worthy of a read. Rating: 5 of 5 – Copyright 2016, Avon “If I’m Found” by Terri Blackstock Continuing the story of Casey Cox, that began with Blackstock’s first book “If I Run,” on the run because of a murder she didn’t commit and told from three points of view, this was a real page turner for me. Escaping her hideout in Shady Grove, Alabama, and heading west, Casey takes on a new identity and stays under the radar of smarmy and on the take cops who murdered her father. Finally finding someone she can trust, Casey begins to work with Dylan Roberts (a private investigator who was hired to find her) to uncover the graft in the Shreveport, Louisiana police force. This book covers everything from PTSD, child abuse, bad cops, false accusations, living on the lam all the way to a hint of romance

and discovering God is in your corner. With great character development, a fast pace, and a whole lot of intrigue, this was one book I could not put down. This book came to me for review from the publisher, and when I received it I found it was the second in the Casey Cox series. I was a bit concerned that it might be difficult to pick up where the first book left off, but that was not the case. With the three main characters telling the backstory from each of their points of view, it didn’t take long for me to figure out the players and where they had come from. And, wouldn’t you know it? There was a major non-ending to this book! Am I going to read the next one in the series? Pretty darn sure I am. I think I’m also going to connect with the first one. I recommend that if you like a fast-paced, hard-to-put-down book, this is definitely one you really need to read. Rating: 5 of 5 – Copyright 2017, Zondervan “A Lifetime of Coincidents” by Jack Tep I can’t deny it. I love being contacted by publishers/agents to review books because it provides me with an opportunity to read something outside of my normal genre and helps give their writers’ efforts a boost. This book might be an exception. Written by retired Jack Tep, this book is, in theory, about how his life experiences connect to greater events in history. Most of this book content is made up of very short, random observations by Tep that are thinly and remotely tied to events or people that he feels share a connection to him or events in his personal life. Unfortunately, his rambling efforts tend to support the theory that you can obtain connectivity to just about anything working backwards from the facts. The irrelevancy of so many of the historical observations in relation to Mr. Teps’ experiences is evident in this short bit: “On my way home from work, I would often stop at the corner 7-Eleven and buy some candy for the kids. A short time later, Sammy Davis Jr. had a big hit, quite possibly the biggest of his long career, with ‘Candy Man.’” It left me asking “..and?” For me, it would have made a whole lot more sense if Mr. Tep would have at least indicated that perhaps his children had called him the Candy Man or began to, following the release of that song. I’m not saying that his writings aren’t worthwhile. I’m just saying that perhaps the contents of this book would be better shared with Mr. Tep’s family and close friends. I will say, though, that I have to admire the courage of his convictions in that he took the time to write all of this down and have this little book published. It’s more than a lot of people do when they say they would like to write a book. My hat’s off to Mr. Tep. Rating: 2 of 5 – Copyright 2016 - Xlibris

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