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October 1, 2017 • Issue 10, Volume 5
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» “Hit the Bricks: Turn Tyler Pink Second Saturday Fun” By Holli Fourniquet » October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Everything is Turning Up Pink » “Taking Strength from Her Art: How an Artist Beat Breast Cancer and Made Her Dreams Come True” » Countryfest 2017: The 33rd Annual Lindale Chamber of Commerce Festival » “The ‘Blessing of the Animals:’ St. Francis Episcopal Continues a Tradition” By Linda Gray » This Fall at Liberty Hall » Dogtoberfest: Craft Beer Festival & Animal Adoption, The Best of Both Worlds » Edom Art Festival: A Family Tradition of Original Art, Food and Music » Brookshire’s 2017 Firefighter National Combat Challenge in Tyler » Classic Movie Fun for Everyone » 5K’s, Fun Runs & More » “In Celebration of Fall and Halloween: A Spooky Good Time” By Gini Rainey
» “Owen Tiner: Making A Little Mischief” By Johnny Griffith » “Lauren Alexander: Earning Her Own Scars” By Johnny Griffith » “Metrograde: Not Afraid Of Change” By Johnny Griffith » The Old Firehouse Kicks Off The Season with Dana Cooper, Pierce Pettis, and Tom Prasada-Rao » “Concerts Galore in East Texas This Month » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music
» Free Days at Caldwell Zoo: Phone Book Recycle Days » Movies in the Park Returns for 13th Fall Season » Tyler State Park Celebrates Fall » “Gabby Z’s Ice Cream Dreams” By Barbara King » At CESSE This Month: Science Saturday, Dollar Days, Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays, and Much More
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» “Fall Reads” Book Reviews by Gini Rainey » Events: Liberated Bookworms, Author Meet & Greet, Greg Gutfeld, Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair, E-Book Book Club, and Club Read
» “Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Texas Biennial Miles and Miles of Texas” By Derrick White » TMA Casts Spotlight on Pop Art Icon with “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots”
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Hit the Bricks:
Turn Tyler Pink October 14th By Holli Fourniquet Downtown businesses and attractions (around the square and off the square) will be bursting with things to do October 14th. PARKING IS FREE in the parking garage and on the square. Also, there will be a FREE hop on/hop off shuttle sponsored by Tyler Innovation Pipeline that will take you around Downtown starting at 12 noon. With its ongoing revitalization, Downtown Tyler has become a happening place to be. Visit Tyler, the City of Tyler, and Downtown businesses, organizations, and enthusiasts are all coming together to organize activities for the entire family the second Saturday of every month throughout Downtown Tyler, on and off the square. Hit the Bricks will offer a chance for the community to come together in the heart of the city. This month’s event will feature the annual Turn Tyler Pink Festival! There will be food trucks and family friendly activities happening on the square beginning at 12 noon. Take your photo next to the pink fire truck and make sure to buy a t-shirt to help support breast cancer awareness. All proceeds from the shirts go to the Tyler firefighter’s C.A.R.E. (Cance Awareness and Relief Effort), the American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen. Plan your day to attend one of these special activities:
• Turn Tyler Pink activities on the square, 12 noon-5pm, Turn Tyler Pink speakers and educational opportunities, 5-7pm, t-shirt sales and Blood Drive, 12 noon-7pm • Trick or Treating (1-8pm) and food trucks (4-8pm) at Tyler Innovation Pipeline • Callynth Photography: Selfie Photo Booth, $10 mini makeup application (Faces by Tasha), and a raffle for a free professional headshot and spa treatment, 4-10pm
• Gallery Main Street - Italian Culture Workshop featuring water marbling demo, Italian treats, Italian music, and a presentation on
• Strada Caffè will offer a free brewed or iced coffee for anyone wearing a pink shirt to support Turn Tyler Pink, 8am-1pm
• 8:30pm - Haunted WALKING Tour of Downtown ($8/person), get tickets at toursoftyler.com • 9:30pm - Haunted RIDING Tour of Downtown ($15/person), get tickets at toursoftyler.com
• El Guapo Records live music by Austin Walls and Michael Morse, 2-5pm • The Garage Bar live music by Down & Out Band • ETX Brewing Co. live music by Shay Bailiff, 8-10pm and Say Cheese Food Truck, 4-10pm • Rick’s on the Square live music by Inside Out, a Party/Dance Band from Dallas
October, Everything is Turning Up Pink Breast cancer is the second
most common kind of cancer in women, with more than 200,000 women in the U.S. expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. The good Shopping news is that many women can survive breast While you’re in Downtown enjoying one cancer if it’s found and treated early. With of the special events, be sure to check out some of Downtown’s shops. These stores offer that in mind, October has been designated as unique items that can only be found in Down- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it provides a chance to raise awareness about town Tyler. the importance of early detection of breast El Guapo Records sells vintage and new vinyl records; 903 Handmade features collec- cancer when it’s easier to treat. For more info about National Breast Cantions from quality handmade makers local, cer Awareness Month and what you can do around Texas, and around the country; and to help promote it by turning “Tyler PassionYe Olde City Antique Mall offers a variety of ately Pink,” contact the Komen Foundation at treasures. komen.org.
Visit one of the Downtown family friendly attractions including Goodman-Legrand Home & Museum, Cotton Belt Depot, Discovery Science Place, Liberty Hall, Smith County Historical Society, Gallery Main Street, or the Tyler Public Library.
Great Texas Shootout In Beep Baseball
October 7th (10am-6pm) Join the fun at the 9th Annual Breast Cancer and Blind Awareness Day with the Great Texas Shootout in Beep Baseball. Hear some dynamic speakers. Special presentations will be made by the NBBA president and the Tyler Restaurants You will see some exciting games For dinner, sink your teeth into one of the Tigers. between the seven NBBA teams that represent local Downtown eateries. the state of Texas. You will fall in love with Find anything from cheap tacos and bar food to fine dining and everything in between. the game like the rest of us! Enjoy a day of There’s no excuse to leave hungry with all food, fun, and healthy competition. The event is free to the public. There will be a memorial of the dining options because in Downtown to honor those who fought the battle against you can have your cake and eat it too. breast cancer. More Info Also, the Tyler Tigers will accept any donaHit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday is an event tions as they prepare for the 2018 World you won’t want to miss! Each one will be Series from July 29th, 2018-August 4th, 2018. unique and different, but rain or shine, cold For more info contact (903)714-2697. or hot, there will always be something to do This will be held at Moore Magnet School, in Downtown on the second Saturday of every 2100 Devine St., Tyler. More info can be found month. at facebook.com/events/1609247359150025. Grab your friends and family and “Hit Cut-A-Thon at Ulta Salon the Bricks!” For a full list of activities go to October 8th (11am-6pm) visittyler.com/secondsaturday. Ulta is having a big day with fun for all Future “Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday’s” are: November 11th and December 9th. ages plus Haircuts & Style and Facefit Facials BLACK PEARL DON JUAN ON THE SQUARE ETX BREWING CO. FOUNDRY COFFEE HOUSE GARAGE BAR JACK RYAN'S STEAK & CHOPHOUSE RICK'S ON THE SQUARE SPORTS ZONE BAR & GRILL MOOCHO BURRITO CAFE 1948 STRADA CAFFE
Bras for a Cause
October 10th (5:30-10pm) Bras for a Cause will be held at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center, 1565 FM 2493 E., Bullard. Bras for the Cause 2017 is a fundraising event to increase awareness of breast cancer and contribute to organizations that fund research and grants for women’s screening and care. This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen East Central Texas who supports and funds programs locally in the Greater Tyler area. For tickets, search for Bras for the Cause on Facebook.
Turn Tyler Pink Downtown Tyler
October 14th (12 noon-7pm) Enjoy a day of fun in Downtown Tyler while also raising funds for breast cancer. Turn Tyler Pink will offer live entertainment, health information, a blood drive, and activities for the whole family. They will also be selling this year’s CARE t-shirts to help raise funds. This year’s event takes place at T.B. Butler Fountain Square in Downtown Tyler. There will be food trucks and family friendly activities under tents on the square from 12 noon-5pm. Breast Cancer support, treatment and information vendors, and companies will be set up for the community. Turn Tyler Pink events including speakers, performers, and lots of information for community members going through cancer or supporting family members going through treatments. The Pink Fire truck will be on the
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are on special all day. For a $20 donation benefiting BCRF, the Salon at Ulta is hosting “A Day of Beauty” at their Tyler location, 5510 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Donate a minimum of $20 and get “Haircut & Style” at The Salon or get a Facefit Facial for a minimum of $10 at the Skin Bar. 100% of the donations go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. First come, first served. No appointments will be accepted. For more info call (903)581-7318.
Italian culture by Italian import, Valentina Corino. Seats are limited and tickets are $20, 12 noon-4pm. For tickets go to downtowntylerarts.com. • Art Exposition Exhibition at Tyler Innovation Pipeline - Art, food, and drinks plus Kelly Gowan’s art exhibit will be held at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood St., Downtown Tyler. Drinks are being donated by True Vine Brewery.
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square from 12 noon-7pm - get your picture taken with it! T-shirts will be for sale at the event and at Gallery Main Street prior. Proceeds benefit three organizations: the Tyler firefighters’ C.A.R.E. (Cancer Awareness and Relief Effort), the American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen. The Tyler Professional Firefighter’s Association created the Tyler Firefighter Cancer Awareness & Relief Effort (C.A.R.E.) in 2008. They hosted the first Turn Tyler Pink, a women’s cancer awareness and fundraising event, in October 2009. For more info go to facebook.com/TurnTylerPink.
donated. Also, you can paint rocks with other fellow rock painters, and then you can hide them wherever you choose. You can then follow the page on Facebook (Tyler Texas Rocks) to see if anyone has found your rocks! #tylertexasrocks. This will be held at Hand Me Ups Consignment, 2629 University Blvd., Tyler. For more info go to facebook.com/handmeupsconsignment or call (903)630-6463.
Pink Promise Gala: “Pistols and Pearls” Country Style with Wade Bowen
October 28th (5-11pm) The Pink Promise Gala, “Pistols and Pearls” mission is to promote breast health awareOctober 14th (8am-1pm) ness and provide funds for screening mammoStrada Caffe, located at 302 E. Front St., grams, breast health education, and outreach Tyler, will be hosting a Pink Day with free iced to the women of East Texas. You can access or brewed coffee to each guest that wears their the concert area at 5pm with music startpink shirt to Strada! Turn Tyler Pink is an ing at 7pm. Entertainment will be provided annual event to raise awareness and funds for by Rich O’Toole, Will & Crystal Yates, and a cancer patients and survivors in Tyler, Texas. Texas Country favorite, Wade Bowen. Tick“Rock Your Pink” Fashion Breast Cancer Event ets in advance are $40 at outhousetickets.com October 27th (4-8pm) and at the gate tickets are $50. Please contact At this after hour shopping and sales (903)780-0015 for more details. This will be event, 10% of all sales from the event will be held at The Cannery Stage in Lindale.
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Taking Strength from Her Art How an Artist Beat Breast Cancer and Made Her Dreams Come True
In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, I am proud to introduce an amazing abstract artist, who also happens to be a stage III Breast Cancer Survivor. Her name is Kelly Gowan, and she is someone you are definitely going to want to follow. Earlier this year, Kelly was accepted in the prestigious Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival, where more than 1,500 artists applied and only about 215 were accepted. By the end of the weekend her booth had sold out, and the event proved to be a springboard from which she hasn’t slowed down. Her styles are unique with jaw dropping large pieces of abstract resins that look like oceans or marble geode rocks. She slips into her painting zone where she mixes resin with various mediums and inks, while utilizing a blow torch and heat gun to achieve the end results. She also does abstract acrylics utilizing water and movement to create unique pieces. These crazy acrylics are done outside where she can be as messy as she wants. Her paintings are all created from feelings of the moment. The images formed during the process can betray many different emotions, but you will see in her work it is mostly peace, happiness, and strength. She has successfully worked with clients’ homes and businesses to come up with pieces of art that truly add beauty to the environment and she welcomes commissioned work. Kelly is excited to have her first art exhibition in Tyler. If you enjoy art, food, and drinks, you should come see her October 14th, 1-8pm, at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood St., Downtown Tyler, just blocks from the activities of Tyler’s main street and across from the Tyler Transit Department and Cotton Belt Depot. Drinks are being donated by True Vine Brewery, and there will be some local food trucks as well. The Tyler Innovation Pipeline is housed in an early 20th century building that was completely renovated with all new state of the art technology and machinery for an entrepreneurship shared space of the community’s freelancers, consultants, and Shark Tank wantto-be’s. Gowan’s art is now on display throughout the entire building and is also for sale. There will be auctioned art on October 14th during the monthly Hit the Bricks event Downtown, as well as other pieces and prints you can purchase and take with you. Kelly’s art is displayed in a growing list of other East Texas locations as well. As part of its interior renovation, Wasabi’s Sushi Restaurant off Broadway and Donnybrook Ave. is hosting a six-month exhibit of Kelly’s pieces throughout the restaurant that are for sale. Her pieces are also featured in what she calls “a hidden gem for great pizza” at Moe’s Pizza near Holly Lake Ranch. Moe recently renovated his restaurant after a flood, and the modern new interior design with tall ceilings and gorgeous
cedar beam accents make for a great place to hang some of her art. Kelly Gowan is an amazing example of what happens when someone goes through a life altering experience, such as breast cancer. She went from owning a staffing company, living in Dallas, to fulfilling her dreams of living on a lake and painting. But before she got to where she is today, she was truly put to the test of life with cancer. Kelly was only 31 and had two babies in diapers in 2005 when she was diagnosed with the most aggressive type of breast cancer, stage III, in her lymph nodes. Her cancer was detected because she felt a lump while taking a shower. Initially it was thought to be related to recently having had babies, but later found out it was cancer. Before she knew it, her life spiraled, and she had a port installed to administer chemo, a lumpectomy, which did not get all the cancer, a bi-lateral mastectomy, radiation, reconstruction, and after care. She is here today as a testimony to anyone going through cancer, to never give up and to follow your dreams. She believes very strongly in the power of prayer and staying positive. All that she went through helped bring her to where she is today. When not creating resins in her inside studio, she loves to be outside with her paint, canvas, and water. Not only the water in the lake giving her inspiration, but she is a messy painter who uses water with various mediums to achieve a specific look such as in the painting of a tree she called “Strength.” “Strength” was actually a painting she submitted to apply as an artist in the Fort Worth Main Street Art Show. Strength is what Kelly truly represents. Prints of this painting will be for sale at her exhibition on October 14th at Tyler Innovation Pipeline. For more info about Kelly’s journey of art and life go to kellygowan.com or find Kelly Gowan Art on Facebook.
33rd Annual Lindale Chamber of Commerce Country Festival Saturday, October 14th, the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce will host the biggest Countryfest ever in Downtown Lindale at Blackberry Square. Since 1984, Lindale’s Countryfest has continued to entertain thousands of visitors and residents, with arts and crafts, games for the kids, great food, live entertainment, and much more. Each and every year added variety is given to the expanding crowds. Get up early and stay late - because you are all invited to Lindale for the day! It all starts in Downtown Lindale with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the First United Methodist Church at 7am. Scheduled to begin at 8:30am will be the Harvest Hustle 5K presented by Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LISD Education Foundation starting in Downtown Lindale at Blackberry Square. The Harvest Hustle will begin in the heart of Lindale on Industrial St., adjacent to the Lindale “Pickers Pavilion.” Runners will “get their legs under them” on the flat first half mile traveling through a residential area east on North St., then turn north onto the challenging rural rolling hills of Iron Mountain Rd. At the “halfway” point, runners will enter the beautiful Trail Creek Farm and will travel into the farm, around the barn, out the gate, and back onto Iron Mountain Rd. The back stretch for runners will again be the rolling hills of Iron Mountain Rd., to the west turn onto North St. for the half mile dash to the finish.
The “Blessing of the Animals:”
St. Francis Episcopal Continues a Tradition By Linda Gray Approximately 85 million families in the United States own a pet or 68% of American households. That mind-boggling number comes from the 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, and logically they want us to love and dote on these special members of our family. A family that cares for and loves their four legged - or two, or zero - child or sibling may already know that there is a patron saint for animals, St. Francis of Assisi. Born in 1181 or 1182, he began his life as Francis Bernardone, son of a wealthy cloth merchant. He initially was trained as a soldier, but chose a marriage with Lady Poverty, denying his inheritance to serve God. (Catholic Online, 2017, catholic.org). He is commonly depicted with an outstretched hand
Stay after the race for all of the activities of “Countryfest” in Lindale. Following the Harvest Hustle 5K, you can stroll through the arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge Car Display, and bid on auction items. Children can spend the day at a variety of activities including: The Texas Bank and Trust climbing wall, Lindale Police Department’s Kid’s ID Booth, and lots of carnival games provided by the First United Methodist Church. Live entertainment will kick off at 10:15am and will conclude at 3:30pm. The Kiwanis will host a Silent Auction from 10am-12 noon. Then, Kiwanis will begin a Live auction, with numerous items being auctioned off from 12:30-2:30pm. Past auction items have included: restaurant gift cards, merchant gift cards, jewelry, autographed memorabilia, and a few trips. This year the Crossroads Classic Car Show to benefit the Lillie Russell Memorial Library will be held in conjunction with Countryfest. There will be Vintage, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Vettes, Mustangs, Modern, Classics, Mopars, and more to see. For more info on all the events of the day contact the Chamber Office at (903)882-7181 or go to lindalechamber.org. This will be held at Pickers Pavilion, 205 E. North St., Downtown Lindale. to feed birds or pet animals and is the patron saint of archaeologists, ecology, Italy, merchants, messengers, and metal workers. A patron saint is a heavenly protector by Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox, and branches of Islam (Wikipedia). Patron saints have days of celebration or honor, known as feast days, to remember the work they have done for their faith. The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4th. In Tyler, St. Francis Episcopal Church celebrates St. Francis this year on Sunday, October 8th, but begins the festivity early on Saturday, October 7th at 10:30am with a “Blessing of the Animals.” Families gather on the front lawn of the church, with their animal family members on a leash, crated, or caged for a short service and special blessing by the rector, Father Mitch Tollett. “This annual event is a highlight for our parish, as well as members of the community,” said Fr. Tollett. “We have blessed a variety of pets, including horses, and welcome all to join us.” St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 3232 Jan Ave., inside Loop 323 at the intersection of Jan and DeCharles in Tyler. For more info go to StFrancisTyler.org or call (903)593-8459. This is free for anyone and their furry friends to attend.
October 7th (8-10pm) - Doug Stone in Concert - Best known for his hit singles, “I'd Be Better Off,” “I Thought It Was You,” and “A Jukebox With A Country Song,” Doug Stone has been a country music star since 1990. His first four albums went either platinum or gold, and he has been making music for three decades. Liberty Hall is proud to welcome Doug Stone back to Tyler for a night of great music. Tickets start at $18. October 26th (7pm) - Haggard & Jones - Ben and Noel Haggard, sons of Merle Haggard, and Georgette Jones, the only child of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, pay tribute to their parents as they perform classic hit songs from their legendary families. Tickets are $35. November 19th (7pm) - Michael Jackson Tribute Light Show spectacular starring America's #1 MJ impersonator Danny Dash Andrews is coming to Liberty! Be a part of this incredible concert experience that pays tribute to the life and legacy of The King of Pop. A show for all ages, this two-hour, non-stop high energy show will take you on a breathtaking magical musical journey that spans Jackson’s four decade career. This extraordinary production features state of the art lighting and concert sound that truly captures the essence of Michael Jackson’s worldwide concerts. Tickets are $20-$50. VIP packages are available.
ThisLiberty FallHallat isLiberty Hall hosting a variety of upcom-
ing events - everything from concerts to classic musical sing-alongs and more. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at 7pm unless noted otherwise. Tickets are available online at libertytyler.com or at the door for $7. Upcoming classic movies at Liberty are: • October 5th Double Feature: “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” • October 13th “Friday the 13th” • October 19th “The Thing” • October 27th (8pm) - “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Virgin Edition • October 28th (11pm) - “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Floor Show • October 31st - “Halloween” • November 2nd - “The Big Chill” • November 9th - “Almost Famous” • November 16th - “Purple Rain” • November 24th - “The Last Waltz” Music & More October 6th (8-9:30pm) - “Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic” - Lozoff is a crowd favorite and has been studying and performing his brand of deep magic for over 15 years. This is a show that will mesmerize and entertain audiences of all ages. Tickets start at $20.
Craft Beer Festival & Animal Adoption, The Best of Both Worlds Saturday, October 7th, 11am-6pm, you can experience the best of both worlds: dogs and beer! The goal of the festival is to find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible. With more vendors and more breweries, this year promises to be even bigger and better. This event was launched in 2016 to bring East Texans together for a day full of food, fun, and fur! The goal being to find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible. Dogtoberfest is the culmination of adoptable pets, pet friendly vendors, live music, local food vendors, and 25 breweries with more than 80 craft beers for the tasting. Food galore will be available too, with some of Tyler’s favorites on location including Cafe 1948, Grub Burger, Kona Ice, Pokey O’s Cookies and Ice Cream, Lupita’s Restaurant, Rotolo’s Pizzeria, SayCheese!, Lola’s Sandwiches, Juls, Holy Guacamole, Cup-Pow, and The Stand. More than 80 craft beers will be available too. You can taste them by purchasing
a Craft Beer Tasting Punch Card at spcaeasttx.com/events/ dogtoberfest. The Craft Beer Tasting Punch Card is $15 in advanced and $20 at the gate. Tasting is available 12 noon-6pm. A Souvenir Tasting Mug will be given too. One Punch Card is for 10 twoounce samples of craft beers. Music will be on stage featuring Babe, a six-piece alt-rock band from Tyler as well as Matt Raker Band. Matt is a 19 year old singer, songwriter, and musician from Tyler with an Indie Rock style, which is mostly a relaxed, chill vibe. Chance Pena will play as well as the band Generations, which has a new country and classic rock style. If that were not enough, JT Wilkinson and the band Kinfolk will also perform. It’s going to be a full day of music! Several rescuers will be on hand with dogs that are available for adoption. Loads of vendors will be set up all along the festival grounds including Nature’s Secret, Southern Sis Bowtique, Therapet, Farmhouse Pet Bakery, Noah’s Critter’s, Dog Scouts of America, and more. The event will be held at 151 Market Square Blvd., Tyler. It is free to attend.
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Edom Art Festival:
A Family Tradition of Art, Food, and Music Edom Art Festival will be held October 14th-15th, 10am-5pm, in Edom. Admission is free. The Edom Art Festival will be celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2017. It all started in 1971, when a potter from Arcata, California, moved to Edom, Texas, along with his wife, (who was originally from Texas) their dogs, horses, cats, and a dream for starting a rural art community. The potter was Doug Brown of Potters Brown, and after settling into some old buildings in Edom that they could afford, one for the pottery and one for a jewelry studio for Sharon, they began to build the dream. Visitors relish the ambiance and flavor of the Edom Art Festival, in the meadow behind the artists’ studios located in the center of this tiny hamlet. The relaxed atmosphere lends itself to great conversations with exhibiting artists, which is impossible in a large city event. More than 30 artists will have their work on exhibit. Here you will find jewelry, pottery, photography, sculpture, baskets, woodworking, glass, and original garden art. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, paintings, handmade journals, and mixed media creations made from recycled materials. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate his skill at the forge and perhaps a potter at the wheel. The music this year will be completely singer/songwriter based, which is being sponsored by the Forge in Ben Wheeler, in an intimate setting with the beer and wine garden. “Keeping it Local” is the theme, with White Fox Vineyard and Athens Brewery and perhaps a sneak peek at the really local vineyard
in Edom, Green Goat Winery, and of course, the rich talent of musicians in the area. All music will be performed on the Red Barn Stage on the fairgrounds. Delicious food is available from local vendors with culinary treats such as Cajun gumbo, homemade sorbet and gourmet ice cream, to frothy root beer and corn dogs, fish and chips, and pork sandwiches. There will also be demonstrations from potter Randy Brodnax from Elmer, Louisiana, and if you have never seen Randy “perform,” it is a show. His raku pottery demos are wonderful, firing pots in an outdoor setting and selling his work. Another showman who has been at the show for several years is Lonnie Robinson and his portable forge offering blacksmithing demos all day. The festival provides fun for all, with a kid’s area to express themselves with art. They can take their masterpieces home with them or donate them to become part of the festival gallery. Painting and murals from previous years adorn the grounds and entry. Free parking is provided behind the festival, and paid parking at the Methodist Church as a fundraiser. Handicap parking is available just west of the entrance at the corner of FM 279 and FM 314. For more info call (903)852-6473 or (903)258-5192 or go to visitedom.com.
Brookshire’s 2017 Firefighter National Combat Challenge This year Tyler will once again host
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always fun to see the locals face challenges that our firefighters face all the time.” This is the 11th year Tyler has hosted this event. The event is expected to bring in an estimated 300 competitors and even more spectators. the Brookshire’s 2017 Firefighter Combat “The Combat Challenge is National Challenge, a competia unique competition between tion that pits firefighters against firefighters from all over the one another racing a course state,” Tyler Fire Chief David designed to simulate some of Coble said. “They compete the day-to-day obstacles fireagainst each other doing the fighters face. things they do in their job, The event is free to spectaskills that are the craft of our tors and will take place Octoprofession. At the end of the ber 5th-7th. All activities will day, the fastest time wins.” be located in the parking lot of Also, the No. 88 Nationwide Broadway Square Mall in Tyler, Chevrolet SS show car, a replica 4601 S. Broadway Ave. near of Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s car, will Sears. be on display during Saturday’s This year, you can be part of competition. the action! Sign up yourself and a team to race Top sponsors for this event include Brookthe course against other corporate teams. The registration fee is $200 per team with five peo- shire Grocery Company, ETMC, Ark Assurance Group, CBS 19, Delek Refining, Ltd., and ple on each team. The Waterpark at the Villages. “The corporate challenge gives the comFor more info about the Brookshire’s Firemunity a chance to not only be spectators, but fighter Combat Challenge find the event on also participate in the event,” Cindy Smoak, Vice President of SPORTyler said. “Plus, it’s Facebook.
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(Dubbed) • November 27th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Subtitled) Special Needs Screenings movie theaters. Join the fun! Family friendly movies are free for chilStudio Movie Grill dren with special needs and adult tickets are Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at 8954 available for before-noon price. Special Needs S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at Screenings are shown with the lights up and the door and at studiomoviegrill.com. the volume lowered. Special Needs Screenings are shown at 11am. The scheduled movies are: Classic Western Series Relive your favorites on the big screen with • October 14th - “My Little Pony” • November 11th - “Thor: Ragnarok” our SMG Classics series! • October 4th - “The Treasure of the Sierra Times Square Cinema Madre” Times Square Cinema is located at 5201 S. • October 11th - “The Wild Bunch” Broadway, Tyler. • October 18th - “The Outlaw Josey Wales” “Special Blessings” Movie Day Ghibi Fest Film Series These special movies are held monthly for Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnering to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces to families of special needs children and presented by First Baptist Church in Whitehouse. Tyler. Movies are: These movies are shown starting at 9:30am. • October 29th - “Spirited Away” (Dubbed) • September 30th - “The Lego Ninjago Movie” • October 30th - “Spirited Away” (Subtitled) • October 14th - “My Little Pony” • November 26th - “Howl’s Moving Castle”
5K’s, Fun Runs & More The 2017 Downtown Tyler To add a walk, run, or biking event, please send to email@example.com. It is Film Festival Wraps Up always free to list any event. September 30th - ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Tyler will be held at 8:30am at Village of Cumberland Park. It features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. For more info go to zeroprostatecancerrun.org/tyler. October 7th - Corkscrew Half, 10K, and 5K - iTRI365 is bringing a half marathon to Kiepersol Estates. For half marathon runners, the route will only be in the vineyard the last quarter mile to the finish line. 5K and 10K participants will enjoy a more scenic, yet challenging, route through the estates and vineyard, however, less than 50% of either race will be on trail. Runners will get the best of both worlds! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mane Mission. For more info and to register go to active.com or find the event on Facebook. October 7th (4pm) - Walk for Water - Experience a task that Ugandans do at least once a day, walk for water. Proceeds and donations will support the purchase and implementation of water tanks, harvesting systems, and water purification at PCM’s five schools. The Walk will start at Bergfeld Park where individuals and families will take an empty jerry can and walk it to the Children’s Park to fill it in the stream. They will then return to Bergfeld Park and empty the can into a Community Life Straw to be filtered. The PCM Uganda Choir will sing, dance, and proclaim the goodness of Jesus. Bergfeld Park will be screening the movie “SING” following the choir concert. This is free to attend. For more info go to facebook. com/events/1631587310216374. October 13th - White Cane Walk - Plan to walk to celebrate the independence of blind Americans! The President of the United States annually recognizes White Cane Day by the Blind Americans Equality Day Proclamation on October 15th to acknowledge the abilities of people who are blind and to promote equal opportunities as any other American. For more info go to whitecaneday.org. October 14th - Harvest Hustle 5K Lindale, presented by Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge, will take place as part of the Lindale Countryfest, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the LISD Education Foundation. This starts in Downtown Lindale and goes through Trail Creek Farm, then on to the rural rolling hills of Iron Mountain Road and returns to Downtown Lindale. Stay after the race for all of the activities of “Countryfest” in Lindale. Admission fees are $25-$35. Register at lindalechamber.org. October 14th - Tyler Faith Walk will be held at Woldert Park in Tyler, 8am-12 noon. This is presented by the East Texas Minority Health & Wellness Coalition. More info can be found at facebook.com/EastTexasMinorityHealth. October 14th (10am) - Out of the Darkness Walk - Everyone is welcome! Join in the Out of the Darkness Walk to fight against suicide alongside the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To sign up go to afsp.donordrive. com/team/namiatuttyler. This will be held at Rose Rudman Park in Tyler. Tyler is joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. October 15th - “The Rose” - Tyler Rose Half Marathon and 5K - The course will be open for 6 1/2 hours. This allows walkers to compete at a 15-minute per mile pace. It does not allow for long stops. The Tyler Rose Half benefits The UT Tyler Cross Country and Track Teams. For more info go to mellew.com/the-rose.
The Downtown Tyler Film Festival closes out September 30th. Saturday, September 30th, 7-10pm, “Best of the Fest,” which includes the Wrap Party with food and drinks, is $10. Tickets are available at the box office, which will open at 6:30pm. A celebration of storytelling through film, the Downtown Tyler Film Festival has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world; England, Spain, Iran, and more. The festival also seeks to encourage locally-made Texas independent films. All entries are 15-minutes or less in length and represent a variety of genres including comedy, drama, documentary, and science fiction. Thursday night featured the work of
numerous young filmmakers, students under the age of 18. The top short films from each night will be re-shown in the “Best of the Fest” screening on Saturday night. Contest winners will be announced and will receive cash prizes. Also, September 30th, a Film Workshop will be held at 1:30pm at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood, Downtown Tyler. This is a filmmaking workshop for people who have always wanted to make movies but did not know where to start. Instructor David Broom will show you how to get started on that script, designing your set, finding cheap props, shooting on location, applying special effects, and editing everything together to make your own film masterpiece. There will be two one-hour sessions on Saturday, September 30th at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $10 or $5 when you present your ticket for any of the nights of the Downtown Tyler Film Festival. October 1st, 10am-1pm, a Downtown Tyler Film Festival After-Party Brunch will
be held at Strada Caffe, 302 E. Front St., Downtown Tyler. If you wear your Downtown Tyler Film Festival t-shirt to brunch, you will receive a free coffee drink for showing the film festival some love! If you bring your ticket stub from the festival, you’ll receive a free pastry with any purchase. There will be live music, mimosas, coffee, and of course, delicious brunch food. The Festival is held at Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. More info is available at TylerFilmFest.com or by following Tyler Film Fest on Facebook. Any inquiries should be made to Downtown Tyler at (903)593-6905.
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In Celebration of Fall and Halloween:
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Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by kidfriendly activities such as trick-or-treating. This year’s celebration of Halloween in America is expected to push the amount of money spent on this event to more than 9 billion dollars. We’ve crawled all over the place and rounded up the following events to help you make some exciting plans for the celebration of fall and All Hallow’s Eve this year: October – Every Weekend – Pumpkin Patch at Texas State Railroad – Take a ride on the Texas State Railroad that features an hour and a half layover at the pumpkin patch at the depot where you can pick your own pumpkin. For more info find the event on Facebook. October – Every Weekend (Saturdays 10am-6pm; Sundays 1-5pm) – Moore Farm – Located at 22142 CR 181, Bullard. Take a hayride to the pumpkin field to pick your own pumpkin and wander through the corn maze. For more info go to facebook.com/ moorefarmsbullardtexas. October – Every Weekend (7-10:30pm) – World of Khaos Thrill Park – 33,000 square feet of random haunt matter greets you at 816 E. Oakwood, Tyler. Tight security in place. General admission is $20. For more info go to facebook.com/ WorldOfKhaosThrillPark.
October – Every Weekend through November 5th (Fridays 6-10pm, Saturdays 10am-10pm, Sundays, 12-6pm) – Yesterland Farm – Located at 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, Fall Festival and Fright Nights provide plenty of family entertainment. For more info go to yesterlandfarm.com. October 5th (7pm) - Double Feature: “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” will be showing at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. For more info go to libertytyler.com. October 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 27th-31st – The Forest of Fear – A brand-new Halloween attraction in Tyler will begin with a short, haunted hay ride from the parking lot up to the main gates followed by an hour long walk of terror through the Forest of Fear that is filled with horrifying Halloween fun. $15 admission. For more info go to toursoftyler. com/forest_of_fear. October 6th-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-28th – Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines RV and Cabin Resort has lots of fun fall activities planned. Whispering Pines is located at 5583 FM 16E, Tyler. For more info go to jellystoneatwhisperingpines.com. October 13th (7pm) - “Friday the 13th” will be showing at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. For more info go to libertytyler.com. October 14th (8:30pm) – Ghost Walk – Meet at the fountain in Downtown Tyler for a 2-hour tour. $8 per person. For more info go to toursoftyler.com/tyler_ghost_tours. October 14th (10:30pm) – Haunted Tyler Tour – Meet at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Broadway. Unique, scary, and interesting, this 3-hour tour will take you to several haunted places in Tyler. Adults are $15, kids 12 and under are $7. For more info go to toursoftyler.com/tyler_ghost_tours. October 14th (10am-5pm) - Prowl O Ween - Join Pepe and his pride at Tiger Creek Wild Life Refuge as they are on the prowl for a fun filled day. Expect to trick or treat throughout the grounds, participate in activities, and visit with special guests. Pepe hopes to see everyone in their best costumes. Tiger Creek is located at 17552 FM 14, Tyler. For more information visit facebook. com/tigercreekwildliferefuge. October 19th (7pm) - “The Thing” will be showing at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. For more info go to libertytyler.com. October 24th (5:30-8pm) Pooches on the Patio at Juls – Bring your costumed pooch and enjoy a great meal at Juls, 7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. For more info go to spcaeasttx.com/events-calendar. October 26th (4-7pm) - Fall Family Fun Festival will be held at the Glass Center, 501 W. 32nd St., Tyler. Children are encouraged to
wear costumes to the free festival, and they can receive candy and play games. October 27th (8pm) - “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Virgin Edition will be showing at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. For more info go to libertytyler.com. October 28th (9pm-12 midnight) – Halloween at Lago – Featuring live music by Workin’ On It and drinks by the lake. Costumes encouraged. Lago del Pino is located at 14706 CR 1134, Tyler. For more info go to facebook.com/ lagodelpino. October 28th (7-10pm) – Boo Bash – Hosted by KDF Dance and Gym, 2612 S. Main in Lindale. Put on your coolest costume, bring your best dance moves, and enjoy the 2017 Boo Bash, a Dance for all 5th & 6th grade students. Costume contest, snacks, decorated pumpkin contest, and fun will be had. For more info go to facebook.com/KDFDanceandGym. October 28th (11pm) - “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Floor Show will be showing at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. For more info go to libertytyler.com. October 29th (5-7pm) – Trunk or Treat – Pollard UMC, 3030 Copeland Rd., is hosting this family friendly event. Wear your costumes, win prizes, play games, and have fun. October 29th (6-9pm) – 2nd Annual Community Fall Festival – This family friendly event is being held at Southpoint Church, 8171 CR 2170 Rhones Quarter Rd. For more info go to facebook.com/ SouthPointCOG. October 31st (7pm-12am) – Forest of Fear – Located at 3125 CR 317 in Tyler, The Forest of Fear is over half a mile walk on a trail, in the dark, through a terrifying forest where your fears will come to life. Do you dare to enter the Forest of Fear and if so, will you survive? For more info go to eventbrite.com/e/ forest-of-fear-texas-tickets. October 31st (6-8pm) – Harvest Festival – Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville will be hosting this family fun event that features games, food, prizes, and more. Central Baptist Church is located at 1909 E. Rusk, Jacksonville. For more info find the event on Facebook. October 31st (7pm) – “Halloween” will be showing at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, Tyler. For more info go to libertytyler.com.
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October 8th (Second Sunday of each month, 9-11am) - Enjoy Coffee and Cars at the heart of Downtown Tyler. Grab a cup of coffee from Moocho Burrito as you view the cars and meet and greet everyone. Coffee and Cars Tyler is a monthly gathering of automotive enthusiasts who meet and share their passion for cars at the beautiful and historic Downtown Tyler. For more info go to facebook.com/ CoffeeandCarsTyler.
For more events and to add your events for free, go to EGuideMagazine.com/calendar. September 30th (5pm-12 midnight) - Blocktoberfest - Join the fun at Off Square Downtown Tyler in the 200 block of S. Broadway. This Octoberfest/German-themed block party will feature German beer, German food, and live music. This is a family friendly event with free admission with a nonperishable food donation to benefit the East Texas Food Bank. This Blocktoberfest is brought to you by ETX Brewing Co., El Guapo Records, Moon Rivers Naturals, 903 Handmade, Lightbox Collective, Moss- “Where Flowers are Fair,” Café 1948, and Ted Kamel Foods. Free to attend. October 2nd and 9th (6-8pm) - “So You Want to Learn Adobe After Effects” - This is a Creative Crash Course at Tyler Innovation Pipeline. This is the first class in a series of five sessions led by MikeInMotion that will take you from an absolute beginner to knowing the ins and outs of video production in Adobe After Effects. Each session is only $50, meaning that you can take the entire course for as little as $250. This will be held at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood, Downtown Tyler. To register go to eventbrite.com October 3rd (12 noon-1pm) - 1st Tuesday in the Garden: “From Bulbs to Blooms” - Smith County Master Gardeners gives gardeners a sneak preview of the October 14th Plant Sale (8:30am-1:30pm) with Anne Pattullo hosting. This is held at the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler. For more info go to txmg.org/smith/coming-events. October 3rd (6-9pm) - Sight Night: The Joy of Sight - This fun night Downtown will feature local art, love music, and lots of food. It will feature art by local artists in an art silent auction. Tickets are a $5 minimum donation. All proceeds give sight to the blind in Togo, Africa. This will take place at Callynth Photography, 117 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Tickets are available at sight.org. October 5th and 12th (6-8pm) - “All About Audition” - This is a Creative Crash Course at Tyler Innovation Pipeline. This is the first class in a series of 5 sessions led by MikeInMotion that will take you from an absolute beginner to knowing the ins and outs of audio production in Adobe Audition. Each session is $50, meaning that you can take the entire course for as little as $250. This will be held at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood, Downtown Tyler. To register go to eventbrite.com October 7th (2-5pm) - Make Your Own EGuide Tyler Pumpkin Patch - Daily Grace Effect will host a
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Pumpkin making workshop. The kits make three pumpkins with real stems and include a basket ready for very own Pumpkin Patch. The class is $30. Daily Grace Effects is located at 3320 E. Fifth, Tyler, (903)570-5143. October 7th (8am-1pm) - Senior Center Senior Sale - The sale will be held at the Glass Recreation Center, located at 501 W. 32nd St. This sale is for gently used items and handmade crafts. Admission will be free to the public. Those 50 and better who would like to sell items may rent space for $20. For more info call (903)597-0781. October 7th (9am-3pm) - Metroflex Gym Tyler presents Muscles For Miracles Strength Competition, benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Proceeds will help children facing fights few of us could ever imagine. The public is invited to participate or attend the show. Entry fees are $50 per lifter and includes both bench and deadlift. Tickets to watch are $5. Children under 5 are free. This will be held at Metroflex Gym Tyler, 3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler. October 9th (7-9:30pm) - Brook Hill’s Founder’s Day Dinner & Keynote Address with Lee Strobel - The public is invited to this 20th Celebration at Brook Hill School. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance at eventbrite. com. Brook Hill School is located at 1051 N. Houston St., Bullard. October 10th (10:30am-1pm) - 44th Anniversary Banquet benefitting Meals on Wheels - This year’s event will feature live music from the TJC Jazz Band, an incredible silent auction, delicious food, and much more. Reservation are $35 per person, or $25 per current MOW volunteer. Please contact (903)525-0906 or eventbrite.com. October 13th (9am-9:30am) - White Cane Day Walk - The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired. Find the event on Facebook for more info. This will take place at Horizon Industries, 500 N. Bois d’Arc, Tyler. October 14th (9am-4pm) - Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games - All ages are welcome, and admission is free. Celebrate the rich culture of the Celtic heritage and enjoy music, vendors, Highland athletics, and kilts of all colors. This will be held at South Spring Baptist Church, 17002 Hwy. 69 S., Tyler. For more info call (903)839-0111 or go to tylerscottishfest.weebly.com. October 14th - Chandler Pow Wow will be held at Winchester Park, 601 Broad St., Chandler. This free fall festival will feature live entertainment, parade, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, and great food. For more info go to chandlertxchamberofcommerce.com. October 14th (11am-9pm) - Kilgore Oktoberfest will be presented by Kilgore Main Street and City of Kilgore, Texas. Check facebook.com/KilgoreMainStreet for details. October 14th (10am) - Fall Classic Skateboard Contest will be held at Noble E. Young Park, 3119 Seaton St., Tyler. Come out and help build a bigger better park! This event is sponsored by Save Noble Skatepark. October 14th (6:30-10pm) - Therapet Totally Unleashed - This is not going be one of those stuffy galas - this is a Texas-sized party with music by Texas Rebellion, food by 1836 Texas Kitchen, live and silent auctions, casino games, drinks, and of course, Therapets! Tickets are $125. This will be held at KE Bushman, 1565 FM 2493, Bullard. For more info or tickets, visit therapet.org/unleashed. October 19th-22nd - The 84th Texas Rose Festival will be held with “Celestial Wonders” as its theme. See our pull-out for more info or go to texasrosefestival.com. October 20th (9am-12 noon) - Family Fun Fishing Day - The whole family can take part in fishing at Woldert Park Pond, 501 W. 32nd St., Tyler. Texas Wildlife and Fisheries will give a free clinic before fishing begins. For info contact (903)595-7271. October 20th-22nd - 2017 Piney Woods Open presented by Dynamic Discs and RCDC - This
is a three-day PDGA A-tier event with tee times. Lindsey Park will play host again for up to 432 players on its three championship caliber courses. For more info go to pdga.com/tour/ event/32999. This will take place at Lindsey Park, Tyler. Tickets are available online at discgolfscene.com. October 21st (2-6pm) - Vine Day - Join the Mariachi in the vineyard as they put the vines to sleep for the season. This will take place in the Kiepersol Winery Tasting Room at Kiepersol, 3933 FM 344 E., Tyler. For reservations, call (903)894-3300. October 26th (4-7pm) - Fall Family Fun Festival will be held at the Glass Center, 501 W. 32nd St., Tyler. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to the free festival, and they can receive candy and play games. October 27th-29th (Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm) - East Texas Rose Comic Con - This fun event just keeps getting better and better! This science fiction, fantasy, horror-based convention brings in stars of stage,
screen, comics, and more. There will be three days of geeky fun you will not want to miss (Friday is Ultra VIP only). Check out eventbrite. com for tickets. There will also be around-theclock gaming and an amazing cosplay contest. Tickets range from $10-$110. Friday 5-8pm is “sneak peek” night for VIP ticket holders only. October 28th (10am-5pm) - McCasland Allstate Annual Veterans & First Responders - Join the fun to celebrate and honor Veterans and First Responders! This is a communitywide family friendly event with tons of activities including a horse petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, hula hoop performances and lessons, balloon artist, bean bag toss, chili cook off, vendor booths, food truck row, and photo booth. Admission is $10 and children under 12 are free. This will be held at Bergfeld Park, Tyler. October 28th (3pm) - Steps4Vets featuring Stoney Larue - Come out for a night of music by headliner Stoney Larue! Also performing will be Cheyenne & The Generation Gap, Chris Colston, and many more. Proceeds will benefit
Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center in Tyler. Tickets are available at outhousetickets. com/Event/Event9452. October 28th (10am-2:30pm) - 15th Annual Day of Remembrance - Anyone who has been touched by the loss of a child is welcome to attend this event, held at The Children’s Park, 110 E. Dobbs St., Tyler. Pre-register your child at childrensparktyler.org or by calling (903)9391597. Admission is free. October 27th-28th (10am-6pm) - Fall Feral Hog Festival - Ten years of Hog Festivals have passed! Can you believe it? If you’re a vendor, a cooker, a parade participant, an outdoorsman, a music lover, have an amazing talent or just a lover of piggies - COME TO BEN WHEELER on October 27th and stick around! Events are October 27th (7pm) at Moore’s Store, the Fall Feral Hog Queen Pageant will take place followed by Texas Rebellion. October 28th at 10am - “Ben Ten” Fall Feral Hog Festival Parade will begin, followed by live music all day. For more info go to benwheelertx.com.
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Making A Little Mischief By Johnny Griffith “Still waters run deep” is an old cliche that suggests beneath a calm demeanor, lies a more complex picture that can be full of passion and inspiration. The same can be said about Owen Tiner. While it’s easy for him to be labelled as a teacher simply because that’s his most visible aspect, beneath the exterior swirls a myriad of descriptors: father, husband, Aggie, coach, musician. Tiner graduated from Mineola ISD in 1998 and moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M. In 2007, Owen relocated back to East Texas to become a teacher and coach, and he currently teaches in the Canton area. In what I’m sure he would describe as his most successful aspect, he is a loving husband and devoted father to two girls. However, there is this other aspect as well: musician. Tiner has always harbored a love of music, and it has manifested in several forms over the years. Most recently he has been playing solo gigs around the area in a more subdued manner, focusing more on the substance than the show. We recently caught him in between classes to chat for a bit: Johnny: You’ve been performing music in
East Texas for a while now. When were you first drawn to music? Tiner: I don’t think I can really pinpoint a specific time. Music was always “there” from as far back as I can remember. My mother’s side of the family are all fairly musically inclined. She and her sisters grew up in East Texas performing in a little trio; my aunt Sandy played piano for the church I grew up in. They all sang in the choir as did my sister, cousins, and I. Southern Baptist churches teach kids music and even a little music theory very early. Dad played in a band in college and was an avid concert goer, and his musical taste was all over the map. I’d hear 3 Dog Night, The Beatles, Don Mclean, Johnny Cash, Beethoven, and Johnny Mathis in a single afternoon. But I really got hooked when I discovered playing the guitar and bass (taking lessons from the legendary John Defoore) and found this whole world out there of music not on the radio. Wow! And you can go see these guys around here! Johnny: What were some of your influences early on that shaped your musical direction? Tiner: My influences are about like my attention: I’m constantly drawn in a thousand directions. That’s now, but the beginnings were classic rock and blues guys, I guess. From Led Zeppelin, the obligatory Tom Petty, Allman Brothers, and Stevie. Then I went through a country phase of a lot of Dwight Yoakam and Willie. When I started making my own music, it was largely artists that were exceptional with lyrical content in addition to the music such as Dylan, Mclean, Counting Crows, Tom Petty (again), and later, Whiskeytown, Tom Waits, Uncle Tupelo, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Todd Snider, Fred Eaglesmith, Son Volt, Reckless Kelly, The Old 97’s, Rodney Crowell; how much time do we have here? Sometimes, I sound more like a fan of music than a musician. Johnny: How would you describe your music now, and how has it evolved over the years? Tiner: I’ve definitely gotten softer. I played in the Texas/Red Dirt scene (I think that’s what they call it now) in the early 2000’s in a band that was a lot more rock and roll than “Texas Country” for a while. Long hair, loud, and smokey. Our
music got a lot better over time. More developed, I guess. I picked up the mandolin and harmonica along the way, and we started doing some more musically intricate stuff. More than just banging guitars. It was more focused. I started playing with other groups some, and in song swaps and things like that with members of my band and with guys that weren’t in my band. I really liked that “unscripted” and unrehearsed atmosphere a lot. I felt like I got to connect with people and other musicians on a much deeper level. I met a mixed bag of “proper criminals” during that time; some of which I still play with now. Slowly, my “rockin’ red dirt” stuff wasn’t as appealing as say Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and the Avett Brothers. I started to dig the banjo, sing high harmonies, and I started picking up and writing stuff that I wouldn’t have tried in my other band. I was having a ton of fun! That original band came to an end, but I kept on playing with other people as much as six nights a week. I was terrified going solo acoustic in the beginning. I’m a people guy. Someone to give and get back from on stage. When it’s just you, that’s a bit more difficult. It’s scary if you don’t have a large fan/friend base that’ll come see you all the time. I had already graduated from college and wasn’t really plugged into the school anymore, and therefore solo gigs were something I tried to avoid, although I did a fair amount of them. After moving up here to East Texas, I certainly would consider myself a solo acoustic guy. It just kind of happened that way. Now, I think I’d describe my music as Americana singer/songwriter or “back porch” music. Woody, acoustic music with a little mischief attached. Johnny: Are you primarily a solo act, or do you collaborate with other musicians regularly? Tiner: Primarily solo acoustic now, although that is changing some. Not in the form of a band but because I am playing mandolin, etc. with other groups and artists a little bit. I’ve found it keeps me learning, engaged, and more excited and eager. Johnny: How much original music do you typically try to work into a set? Tiner: Always tricky, right? It depends on the
venue and the time I have to play. Three hours is a lot of music. But even the cover stuff I do doesn’t seem to be recognizable to a lot of folks in this area. I try to do songs that fit with the stuff that I’ve written so it feels a little more seamless. I’m not the guy that does a cover for the sake of just doing the popular song. There was a time, but I do throw in a “Dock of the Bay” or “7 Spanish Angels” to make it all right, though. Johnny: Do you typically play in the immediate vicinity, or do you get the opportunity to travel? Tiner: I do travel but not very often and usually to places where I’ve done very well in the past or with good friends. I stick to the general East Texas area currently. I did plenty of travel when I first started. Johnny: What are some of the challenges of balancing the passion for music with the responsibilities of being an “adult?” Tiner: I’m a husband and father first, a teacher second, and a musician third.The cool thing is that you can usually mix two of those at a time. Having time to write is still something I struggle with. Being a school teacher keeps me young, however, and gives me plenty of inspiration to write. Johnny: What have been some of your best memories on stage and off? Tiner: I’ve been privileged to play with a lot of big names over the years and a few sold out places, always loved that. But some memories that stick out are playing at Luckenbach with three of my best friends in front of an incredible crowd. Doing a song swap with Susan Gibson at the Houston Rodeo BBQ area to a crowd of like four people. (Sounds a lot less cool than it was.) The Mucky Duck in Houston. Oh, and totally getting blown off by my future wife after a show because she “wasn’t gonna be that girl.” Johnny: What’s currently queued up in your playlist? Tiner: Robbie Fulks - Fare Thee Well, Carolina Gals Catch Owen Tiner at an upcoming show near you, and check him out online at facebook.com/owentinermusic.
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By Johnny Griffith Lauren Alexander is breaking your rules. Just listen to her latest album “Smoke Signals,” and she’ll tell you. Obsessed with music from an early age, Lauren was surrounded by opportunities to explore, educate, and express herself in a myriad of genres. Once the Bullard native had a taste of the stage she never looked back, but don’t call her a Country artist; she’s much more than that box can hold. Crossing her “twangy country roots” with “soul driving classic rock,” she sprinkles on a healthy dose of folksy Americana for a unique, expressive, soul-bearing blend of original music and lyrics that invites you to break the rules along with her. In between traveling and her latest project, a new song release “Sleeptalking,” Lauren caught her breath long enough to answer some questions about where she’s been, what she’s doing now, and where she’s headed. Johnny: When did you first develop an interest in music? Lauren: I was always around music growing up. My dad is a sound engineer and plays guitar so there were instruments and equipment lying around all the time, and my parents were cool about letting me be super loud. Having that freedom early on led me to be very comfortable in a creative mindset. Johnny: Do you remember when and where you first performed in public? Lauren: My very first performance was at church when I was just six years old. From there I performed at fairs and festivals around Texas, pretty much anywhere I could. I remember being so nervous early on. I wanted to be up there singing, but I didn’t want anyone to look at me! Johnny: How integral was your family in helping you develop that early interest? Lauren: I think I would have found music at some point no matter what, but my family is the reason I was able to get started so young. They drove me all over Texas to play at festivals and dive bars, and every other Sunday we would drive to Fort Worth for yodeling lessons. I knew very early on that music wasn’t just a hobby for me. It is a blessing that I’ve been able to focus primarily on my music, and I have to credit so much of my success to my parents and the family of people that have been so supportive of my vision. Johnny: When did you make the decision to start writing your own music? Lauren: I’ve always been a little shy, which has led me to feel misunderstood a lot. Songwriting was the best way I found to communicate without having to say a word. It’s easier to express your feelings when they’re tied up with a melody that carries half of the weight. Writing songs is like another part of my language now that helps me to organize all of my thoughts and feelings. I have to write for my world to make sense. Johnny: Has the writing process evolved as you’ve become more experienced in the craft? Lauren: My process is different every time, so I can’t say that it has changed. My creative headspace is definitely different than it used to be, but I think that mostly just comes from gaining new experiences and being comfortable with who I am and what I have to say. Johnny: Your sound is quite a unique tapestry that has threads of several different styles and artists weaved into it. How do you describe it, and who are the artists you looked to for inspiration in the evolution of your sound? Lauren: The evolution of my sound has been very organic. I grew up singing country music, but as I got older and began to develop my own musical appetite, I didn’t limit myself to being just one kind of artist. As I’ve transitioned into the sound that I have now, and writing for “Smoke Signals,” I’ve listened a lot to The Black Keys, Grace Potter, and Lana del Rey,
as well as Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and The Beatles. I think you will always be able to hear whispers of my country music upbringing in everything I do. Johnny: You grew up in Bullard and have played all over East Texas, but you’ve spent a lot of time in Nashville as well. How much of the time is split between the two these days, and what kind of professional challenges does a move like that bring? Lauren: I lived in Nashville for about a year and a half. There’s music going on all the time, and I found a really great community of people that were really into what I was doing. But I missed having the freedom to travel. I missed my band. At one point I was working three part time jobs, playing shows at night, and still paying for groceries with spare change and calling home for money. I got into a really dark place being stuck there. I had to make the best decision for my career and myself, which was to move back home to East Texas and have more freedom to go and play shows wherever I want. I’ve been lucky to find cool music communities all around Texas, Colorado, and California. I joke a lot that I basically live in my car; it feels like it sometimes! Johnny: Your debut album “Smoke Signals” is a great release, and the production value is out of this world for a debut from an independent artist. Who did you work with on this, and what has the response to the album been so far? Lauren: Thanks! “Smoke Signals” is one of my greatest accomplishments. I’m so incredibly proud of that record and all the great people who were involved with it. I worked with Rosewood Studios in Tyler where I’ve been recording since I was 12. They’re the best, and people seem to really love it. I’ve gotten some radio play on several songs from that album, which is one of the coolest feelings in the world. Johnny: Behind every successful singer at some point is a solid band. Do you have a regular cast of musicians taking the stage with you? Lauren: I’ve been touring with my guitar player (and husband) Richie and my drummer Jeff for about six years. My bass player Stacy has been with us for about two years. We’ve all got a really good thing going on. I feel comfortable knowing that they’ve got my back on stage, and I think that’s really important. Johnny: What do you feel has been your biggest milestone to this point in your career? Lauren: Releasing “Smoke Signals” was huge for me because I worked so hard on it, but I’ve also gotten to play a lot of cool stages and travel to so many beautiful places; so it’s hard for me to pick just one big moment. Johnny: Where does Lauren Alexander go from here? Lauren: My plan is to keep doing what I’m doing: playing shows, writing songs, and putting out music. I’ve got another album in the works that I’m very proud of, which will be released in 2018. I’ll also be having a baby in February, and I can’t wait for the new adventure and challenge of touring with a kiddo. Upcoming Shows: • October 13th and November 17th: Eagles Bluff - Bullard • October 14th: The Grove - Tyler For more info go to: • laurenalexander.com • facebook.com/laurenalexandermusic
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Not Afraid Of Change
By Johnny Griffith Change is not always the easiest thing to accomplish but let’s face it, if you don’t have the ability to change, sooner or later you will be left behind. This holds true in most things and certainly in music. The guys from Metrograde, a rock band out of East Texas, know this all too well as they have all came from different projects to end up in Metrograde, which even began life as a different band before settling on the current band lineup. Burning up stages all over Tyler, Dallas, and beyond, Metrograde has carved out their own brand of entertainment that is musically sound, relevant, and complex enough to keep even the most casual listeners engaged. Eager to get some background on these guys, I tracked them down to get more info. Johnny: Give me some history on the band members so the readers get a sense of who you are. Seth: I was born in Shreveport, LA. I grew up both in Shreveport and Jacksonville, Texas. I started playing piano as a kid, taught by my mom, then drums, then guitar as a teenager. I played the French horn and cello in school and grew up with a love for classical music, rock music, and folk music, [all while] being influenced by my widely-varied family. I was very
influenced on the guitar by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, and later on things like Smashing Pumpkins and Incubus. I played in a band called Truffula Tree for several years that I loved, and now I love what we are doing with Metrograde. I’m very thankful to the other guys for bringing me in because I’ve learned a lot, and this is some of the most fun I’ve ever had playing music. Joe: I grew up in Tyler and went to Robert E. Lee High School. My grandfather and dad were musicians and got me into playing violin and drum lessons when I was a kid. That was how I got into music. I always played with my neighbor, and [we] learned songs we liked. At 13 I decided I wanted to play music for the rest of my life. Darriel: I was a military brat, so I grew up in a lot of different places. I was born in Maryland, started school in Hawaii, and would eventually grow up and finish school in Greenville, Texas. My grandfather was a alto saxophonist for the U.S. Navy Jazz Band, and when my family lived in Maryland, I would play the piano in his basement all the time as a kid. I eventually joined band in 7th grade and played the clarinet. During high school, I also played alto sax and drums in jazz band. I went to Trinity Valley Community College and started my music degree as a percussionist. During that time, I played keys (split keys and bass) for a band that meant a lot to me, called Blue Jean Harmonica. After getting tired of having to split all of my parts, I picked up the bass guitar, and I fell in love with that instrument. I later went to Tyler Junior College and was a member of the drumline there, where I met Joe and Boomer. I went to UT Arlington after that to finish my undergrad degree and got heavily involved with the jazz program there as a bassist. Much of the influence on my playing comes from what I’ve learned there. Boomer: I grew up in Marshall. My first musical influence was my grandfather who would play old southern gospel songs on guitar while my grandmother sang. He always saw how much I enjoyed listening and learning
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some of those old hymns and would eventually encourage me to pursue music in life. I came to Tyler for school where I met Joe and Darriel. Being on the Apache Punch Drumline was an incredible experience and what gave me the drive to be the best musician I can be. Johnny: Where does the name Metrograde come from? Metrograde: It came around when we were deciding to rebrand the band after we learned that we shared names with another established band called Night Lights. Around that same time, our lead singer at the time was leaving as well, so it lent itself to a natural evolution of the band. Basically, we were sitting around a table having a meeting about that and new names, when Darriel (the bassist) came up with the name Metrograde, and it stuck. Johnny: Whose idea was it to start the band? Metrograde: It was Joe and Boomer’s idea to start the band. It grew out of the open mic that Joe, Boomer, and Darriel were playing that summer. The topic of bringing back some old music from an old band came up, and we ran with it. Shortly after we found Brandon and wrote some new music for a few months before recording. Johnny: What was the original line-up? Metrograde: The original line-up was Brandon Van Hoven on the vocals, Joe Snyder on guitar, Darriel (pronounced Dare-EEE-uhl) Montgomery on bass, and Austin “Boomer” Tackett on drums. Johnny: What’s the current line-up of the band? Metrograde: The line-up is the same, other than the lead singer. Seth Lord, who has the coolest last name ever, is now our lead singer, as well as our second guitarist. Johnny: How would you describe your sound? Metrograde: As pretentious as this may sound, what we go for is music that is very accessible and engaging to both musicians and the common listener. Johnny: What are your influences musically? Metrograde: A few of our many influences are Kings of Leon, Minus the Bear, The Killers, Incubus, and Two Door Cinema Club. Johnny: When and where was your first gig?
Metrograde: Our first gig was on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014 at The Chuggin’ Monk in Arlington. Johnny: What’s been your favorite memory so far as a band? Metrograde: It’s kind of a tie between opening up for P.O.D. a few years ago and the process of recording our new album. Johnny: Obviously you guys play the Tyler/ Dallas areas, but how far outside those markets do you book shows? Metrograde: We don’t really play outside of those areas, but that’s a strategic choice. We’re really focused on building up a more regional following so that when we eventually push outside of Tyler/DFW, we can do so with more success. Johnny: What are some of the highlights of this fall for Metrograde? Metrograde: A few weeks ago, we got to play for an engagement! We played Eric Clapton’s “Baby I Love Your Way” as our friend proposed to his girlfriend of nearly three years. She said yes, and it made for a really cool moment for all of us! Johnny: How about the next year, what are the goals for the group? Metrograde: We’re looking to finish our album and try to get ourselves signed to a reputable label. We all feel pretty strongly that we have the drive, the talent, and the product to make that happen. Johnny: What has been your biggest success so far as a band? Metrograde: We’ve been meeting more and more people who seem to have a genuine interest in our music ambitions. It’s been really cool to see so many people help us attain our goal of performing our music as a career. Johnny: What do you hope that people hearing you for the first time take away from the show? Metrograde: We really hope that the passion for making and performing music for others really shines through when we’re on stage and that it encourages others to do the same. Metrograde on the web: • facebook.com/metrograde • metrogrademusic.com
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with a bang as The Old Firehouse announces the return of three blockbuster musicians to Edom for acoustic concerts in the only “listening room” in the area. October 21st - Dana Cooper Dana Cooper, who begins the series, is a “powerhouse” troubadour who dedicated his life to music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories, and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. November 11th - Pierce Pettis Gracing the Firehouse stage for the fourth time, Pierce Pettis is adored by critics and public alike. He is one of this generation’s most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture the common elements in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel. He is working on a new solo project this year and is expected to perform some of these new songs during his visit. December 2nd Tom Prasada-Rao Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician’s musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His rich, effortless voice belies his fine musicianship and extraordinary songs. After leaving the Texas area to concentrate on his production credits for the past few years, he returns to the Firehouse stage, also for the fourth time. After being featured on the nationally syndicated TV show “Troubadour Texas,” Tom is once again touring and has made it a point to stop in Edom to visit with his many friends and fans. Other concerts include: • January 6th - Randy Brown, Dave Sherman, Heather Little • January 27th, 2018 - Jeff Black • February 17th, 2018 - Tony Ramey • March 10th, 2018 - Rupert Wates • March 24th, 2018 - Sofia Talvik • April 24th, 2018 - Ryanhood Doors open for all concerts at 6:30pm with “Schmooze Hour,” and the music begins at 7:30pm. The Old Firehouse is located at 8241 FM 279 in Edom. The Old Firehouse is an intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free “coffeehouse” music room that has made a name for itself by bringing national acoustic folk musicians to their stage performing all original music. For more info, a schedule for the entire season, or to purchase advance tickets for any concert, go to theoldfirehouse. net or call (903)852-ART1 (2781). More info and links to sample music can also be found on the website.
September 30th (7pm) - Neal McCoy & Friends will present a special evening of fun. Once again Neal McCoy and his special guests Restless Heart and Jack Hanna will put on a great show benefiting East Texas Angel Network. This is the 23rd annual fundraiser supporting the East Texas Angel Network. This will be held at Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University, located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. September 30th (8pm) - Wayland Hicks will be in concert at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are $10 in advance at outhousetickets.com. October 6th (9pm) - Jason Boland and The Stragglers will be in concert at Red Rooster in Hawkins. Tickets are $15 and are available at outhousetickets.com. October 7th (8pm) - Doug Stone in Concert - Best known for his hit singles, “I’d Be Better Off,” “I Thought It Was You,” and “A Jukebox With A Country Song,” Doug Stone has been a country music star since 1990. His first four albums went either platinum or gold, and he has been making music for three decades. Liberty Hall is proud to welcome Doug Stone back to Tyler for a night of great music. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. October 8th (4pm) - Texas Music Sunday: Cody Canada & The Departed with Saints Eleven will be in concert at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are $10 at outhousetickets.com. October 9th (7pm) - The Beach Boys will be in concert at Belcher Center in Longview. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold, but these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. October 13th (8pm) - Cody Jinks will be in concert at Coach’s & Cowboy’s, Tyler. Tickets are $10 in advance at wildtexastickets.com. Tickets start at $27. October 20th-21st (All day) - Rockers, Riders, & Ribs Festival will feature Foghat, Kentucky Headhunters, Lance Lopez, Louisiana Swamp Donky, Brandon Giles, Hootz, White Trash Wannabees, and more. Come out to the biggest party East Texas has ever seen! “The Longview News-Journal’s” Rockers Riders & Ribs will feature biker events and a BBQ cook off. For tickets go to rockersridersribs.com. October 26th (7pm) - Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father Tour” will be in concert at Green Acres Baptist Church, 1607 Troup Hwy., Tyler. Special guest Matt Maher will also perform. Tickets start at $26.75 and can be purchased at itickets.com. October 27th (8pm) - Theory of a Deadman will be in concert at Clicks, Tyler. Tickets start at $59 at etix.com. Tickets start at $25. October 27th (7:30pm) - “Rosanne Cash: Black List River” - In “Black List River” Rosanne Cash offers a sweeping song cycle culled from her award-winning Southern and soul trilogy of works “Black Cadillac” (2006), “The List” (2009), and “The River and The Thread” (2014). Featuring guitarist and partner
John Leventhal and their band, this concert features some of the most acclaimed and beloved music of Rosanne’s career. Tickets are $52-$62. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)5667424, or go to at cowancenter.org. October 27th (8pm) - Cody Cannon of Whiskey Myers with Alex Smith will be in concert at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are $10 in advance at outhousetickets.com. October 28th (7:30pm) - Shake, Rattle & Roll - This nationally and locally recognized ‘50s and ‘60s group will make you stop, drop, and roll with laughter as they take you back to a time of innocence with their beautiful harmony, choreographed moves, comedy, and hula hooping skills. Tickets are $15. Lindale Community Theater is located at 109 W. Hubbard St., Lindale, (903)638-0402. November 2nd (7:30pm) - “America” - When they won the Grammy® for Best New Artist in 1972, it was only the beginning. Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, better known as “America,” were on their way to selling out venues across the world, while six of their albums went Platinum or Gold. Harmonizing their way to the top of the charts for the first time with their signature song “A Horse With No Name,” they became a global household name and paved the way to the impressive string of hits “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don't Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Tickets are $57-$67. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or go to at cowancenter.org. November 2nd (8pm) - Building 429, Josh Wilson, Chris August will be in concert. Through their songs and their high energy live shows, Grammy® nominated Building 429 is a band that has been touted throughout their 15-year career as “authentic and amazing – uplifting and unforgettable,” along with being “truly focused on bringing glory to God.” Now, Building 429 is sure to continue keeping fans on their feet and singing their hearts out with a brand new collection of songs. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. November 5th (7pm) - Charlie Daniels Band will be in concert. Charlie Daniels Band has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy® for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info go to belchercenter.com. November 11th (9:30pm) - Bri Bagwell will be in concert at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are $10 in advance at outhousetickets.com.
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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, October 3rd
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Clint Alford, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, October 4th
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lori Rice, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Kyle, 8-11 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 – Barrett Barber, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6-9 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12
Thursday, October 5th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dale Sullivan, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Chris Watts, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Brian Lambert, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Kawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Sideshow Drifters, 8-12 Potpourri House – Todd Rinlee, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins - Bradley Banning, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9
Friday, October 6th
11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dale Sullivan Band, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Chris Colston, Brian Chance, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Jonah Gonzales, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Meredith Crawford, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Joe Savage, 7-10 FRESH – Gary Freeman & The Groove, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – The Tuxedo Cats, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Phil Hamilton, Jesse & The Midnight Peddlars, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 9-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Jason Boland, 7-10 Rick’s – Chinatown, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Chant, 8-12
Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – LUcas Kelm, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, October 7th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ally Venable Band, 9-1 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Club 155 - Black Ice, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – Lady Chazz & The Tramps, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Heather Harper, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tyler Joiner, 7-10 FRESH – Old Omen, 6-9 Garage Bar – Lee Mathis, 8-12 The Grove – Quentin Moore, 10-12 Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Liberty Hall - Doug Stone, 8-10 Love & War, Lindale – Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue, 9-1 M6 Winery – The Nearly Brothers, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Wesley Pruitt, 8-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Lori Rice, 7-10 Rick’s – Live 5, 9-1 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 VFW, Jacksonville - David Allen, 7-10 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 XLN – The BlackSmiths, 9-1 Yamato – Bluez Boyz, 9-12
Sunday, October 8th
Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Acoustics, 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Love & War, Lindale – Cody Canada & The Departed, 9-1
Monday, October 9th
The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Belcher Center, Longview, The Beach Boys, 9pm Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9
Tuesday, October 10th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Trey Dillon, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 KE Bushman - The Haggerts, 5-9 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anonymous, 8-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, October 11th
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jesse Duke Pushwater, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 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 – Calamity Janes, 7-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12
Thursday, October 12th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Adam Brown, 7-10 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Justin Ross, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Anna Stockdale, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Kawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11
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Love & War, Lindale – David Joel Band, 7-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Bradley Banning, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9
Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Matt Raker Band, 6-9
Tuesday, October 17th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Friday, October 13th Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – What The Funk, Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters AnonyCentral Station, Gladewater - Bryan White, mous, 8-12 7-10 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Clicks Live –Starset, 6-9 Oliver, 6-9 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Muscadine Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Bloodline,Cody Jinks, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 8-11 Wednesday, October 18th Eagles Bluff - Lauren Alexander, 6-9 ETX Brewery – Al & The Longshots, 8-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Nick Brumley, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junior Clark, Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 7-10 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 FRESH – Tyler Dudley, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Darrin Morris, 8-11 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Hollytree Country Club - Gary Patrick, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Kawa’s - Don Elbert, 7-10 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Love & War, Lindale – Jon Stork, 8-12 & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Open Mic, Love & War, Lindale – Austin English, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6-9 7-10 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Thursday, October 19th Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Chris The Back Porch, Kilgore – April Taz & Colston, 7-10 Mayson, 7-10 Rick’s – Time Machine, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Audry Oliver, 8-11 Stanley’s BBQ – The Rocketboys, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Lori Rice, 7-10 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Kawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Blindpursuit, 8-12 True Vine Brewing – Ian Power, 5-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Bradley Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Banning, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Saturday, October 14th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Friday, October 20th Bergfeld Park - The Magills,Chance Pena, 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Minor Notes Jazz Band, Cory The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blaine Hart Morrow 6-9 Band, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater - Sean Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Berry, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Chance Pena, 8-11 Dakotas Chop House – Natalie Rose Band, ETX Brewery – Lucas For Sheriff, 7-10 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Heather Little, Edom Art Fest. - Travis Bolt, 10:30-11:30, 7-10 Tami Hix, 11:45-12:45, Stephen FRESH – Coldfire, 6-9 Morris, 1-2, Meredith Crawford, Garage Bar – Blacktop Mojo, 8-12 2:14-3:15, Heather Little, 3:30-4:30 The Grove - Live Music, 9-12 El Guapo Records - Austin Walls &Michael Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Morse, 2-5 Love & War, Lindale – Prophets & Outlaws, ETX Brewery – Shay Bailiff, 7-10 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 3-5, Travis Bolt, 7-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Mariah FRESH – Shane Pons, 6-9 Keltner, 8-12 Garage Bar - Down & Out Band,9-1 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 The Grove - Lauren Alexander, 9-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Kawa’s - The Grove Slaves, 7-10 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 KE Bushman - Texas Rebellion, 7-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Clint Love & War, Lindale – Brandon Rhyder, Bo Alford, 8-12 Hennessy, 9-1 Rick’s – Live Music, 8-12 M6 Winery, Bullard – Eamond McAuley, Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 3:30-6 Stanley’s BBQ – Kopastetic, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz 6-9 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Drew Fish Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Band, 9-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Jonah Gonzales, 5-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – The Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Whiskey Prophets, 7-10 Yamato – BABE, 9-12 Rick’s – Inside Out, 9-1 Saturday, October 21st Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Southern Roots, Stanley’s BBQ – The Vegabonds, 9-1 6:30-9:30 Cascades Country Club - Candace Miller, Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – 6-9 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 The Central Station, Gladewater - Working True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 On It, 7-10 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Yamato – DJ, 8-11 Dakotas Chop House – Paul Shafer, 8-11 Sunday, October 15th ETX Brewery – Sabrina Nicole, 8-10 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, Edom Art Fest. - Sharon Walker, 10:30Tanner Sparks, 7-10 11:30, Stefan Cotter, 11:45-12:45, FRESH3-5, – Casey Martin, 6-9 Joe Savage, 1-2, Audrey Oliver, Garage Bar - Chad Pather, Cooper Wade, 3:30-4:30 8-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 The Grove – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Harvey Hall - Dorsey Summerfield, 7-10 Monday, October 16th Kawa’s – Bluez Boyz, 7-10 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Eleven Hundred
Springs, 9-1 M6 Winery, Bullard – Kelsey Pate, 3:30-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 The Old Firehouse, Edom - Dana Cooper,6-9 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Tyler Lenius Band, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 80, 9-1 Rockers Riders & Ribs, Longview - White Trash Wannabees, 12-1, The Hootz, 1:20-2:20,Brandon Giles, 2:40-3:40, Louisiana Swamp Donky, 4-5, Lance Lopez, 5:30-6:30, Kentucky Headhunters, 7-8, Edgar Winter, 8:30-9:30, Foghat, 10-11 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Tuxedo Cats, 6:30-9:30 Stone Country Dance Hall - Relentless, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 XLN – King Richard & The Bayou Boys, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 9-12
Sunday, October 22nd
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 – Read Southall, Lee Mathis, 8-12
Monday, October 23rd
The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9
Tuesday, October 24th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Jason Misenheimer, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anonymous, 8-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, October 25th
Dakotas Chop House – Matt Raker Band, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Allen Wayne Nichols, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Ginny Mac, 7-10 FRESH – Big Hotel, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Kawa’s - Clint Alford, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Cody Cannon, Alex Smith, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Wayland Hicks, 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Rick’s – Professor D & The Playschool, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Wes Jeans w/ Hank Schyma, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Lucas Kelm, Dustin Becker, The Scrips, Blind Pursuit, 5-12 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, October 28th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Stratoblasters, 9-1 Cannery, Lindale - Wade Bowen, Rich O Toole, Crystal Yates, 5-10 The Central Station, Gladewater - Low D, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick Band, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Jazz Connection, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Heather Harper, 7-10 FRESH – Dustin Becker, 6-9 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – Paul Shafer, 7-10, DJ 9-1 Love & War, Lindale – Wade Bowen, Rich O Toole, Crystal Yates, 5-10 M6 Winery, Bullard – Lacie Carpenter, 7-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Texas Rebellion, 9-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Charlie Robison, 7-10 Rick’s – Big Daddy, 9-1 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, The New MasterSounds, 6:30-9:30 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Haggertys, Big Funky Cloud, The New Mastersounds, 6-12 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 XLN – Chris Wallace & Delta Blues, 9-1 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
The Back Porch, Kilgore – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 8-11 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 – Clint Alford, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, Sunday, October 29th 6:30-9:30 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Thursday, October 26th Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Forge, Acoustics, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 7-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Lauren Alexander, Love & War, Lindale – Jarrod Birmingham, 4-7 7-10 Monday, October 30th The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jennifer Westwood, 7-10 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Kawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Liberty Hall - Haggard & Jones, 7pm Tuesday, October 31st Love & War, Lindale – Riley Redding, 8-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Bradley 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Banning, 8-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Clint Alford, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Friday, October 27th Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters AnonyThe Back Porch, Kilgore – White Trash mous, 8-12 Wannabees, 8-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 The Central Station, Gladewater - Darrin Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Morris Band, 7-10 Oliver, 6-9 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Click’s Live – Theory Of A Deadman, 7-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Cowan Center - Rosanne Cash, 7:30
Family Free Days at Caldwell Zoo
Gabby Z’s Ice Cream Dreams By Barbara King
Treat yourself to a one-of-kind taste treat at Gabby Z’s Ice Cream Dreams. The funky store is an offshoot of the Burger Grind restaurant on Old Jacksonville and features ice cream that is out of this world. Caldwell Zoo offers numerous extra-speGabby’s is named after owner Brandon cial Zooper Days throughout the year. Events Zarecor’s young daughter, and it’s a great place are free with zoo admission and do not require to relax with family and friends for dessert advance registration. for Thanksgiving fun. Believe us, this is a tur- after your burger. The ice cream side of things • September 31st-October 1st (9am-4pm) key of an event. opened in June and has been really busy over Phone Book Recycle Days - Help our Earth Tickets are priced in several levels. Caldwell the summer months as a place to beat the heat. and get free admission to the zoo. Bring an The ice cream is rich, creamy, and really old, outdated phone book to be recycled and Zoo Members and children two and younger are free. Children 3-12 tickets are $8.95, adults unique. You won’t find anything like it in receive one free admission for each phone book recycled. Admission good for the day of 13-54 are $12.95, and seniors 55 and over are Tyler, as it comes straight out of Michigan. $10.95. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for Ashby’s Sterling flavors are ordered fresh every the event only. discounted group admission pricing. You can week, and you will find new selections ranging • October 14th (1:30pm) - African Penguin become a member by downloading a form at from more than 70 available flavors. The ice Awareness Day - Tuxedo-clad friends invite cream parlor regularly features 12 original flacaldwellzoo.org. you to share their very special day! vors every week. Located on 85 beautiful acres in Tyler and • October 27th, 28th, and 29th (1pm) - Boo at Originating in Michigan in 1984, the the Zoo - Join the fun for some merry, not-so- a longtime favorite for all ages. Caldwell Zoo award-winning ice cream, created by the Davis scary Halloween fun. There will be fun games is open March – Labor Day 9am-5pm and family “tastes as good as it looks.” Their claim and treat stations around the zoo. Be sure to after Labor Day – February 9am-4pm. It is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, to fame is that the flavors are created, not wear your favorite Halloween costume. copied, with unique names that reflect their • November 18th (1:30pm) - Wattle We Think (903)593-0121. For more info go to caldwellgoodness. of Necks - Come on up to the African Huts zoo.org. Parking is always free. On my recent visit, flavors included Cool Mint Cookie (mint ice cream with chocolate covered mint cookie balls and a chocolate cookie fudge swirl), Michigan Pothole (thick, Cooler fall temperatures mean the return of the Tyler Parks and Recreation’s popular Movblack-tar fudge in chocolate ice cream with ies in the Park series. This season marks the 13th year for the outdoor film series, recognized chunks of chocolate asphalt), Nana’s Banana locally as a budget-wise, family-friendly way to enjoy pleasant fall evenings in Bergfeld Park at Pudding (banana pudding ice cream swirled the newly reconstructed amphitheater and Centene Stage. with marshmallow crème and vanilla cookies), The film line-up is: NSA Country Apple Pie (no sugar added pie October 7th at 7:45pm – “Sing” - A koala impresario chips and apple pie ribbon in no sugar added stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, apple ice cream). and the contest attracts the attention of musically inclined Manager Angel Garza explains “the banana animals like a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elepudding ice cream has real bits of banana pudphant, and a punk porcupine. ding in it, and so does the apple pie ice cream; A special concert will take place before the October 7th it’s incredibly rich and true to taste.” movie starting at 6pm featuring the Uganda Choir. The fifth Stan and Sharon Sobotka from Flint, Parental Care Ministries Uganda Choir will perform songs, dropped by to check out the ice cream, chooscultural dances and give testimonies about life in Uganda. ing Sangria Sherbet with chunky pineapple October 21st at 7:30pm – “The Man Who Knew Too Much” - The classic Alfred Hitchcock film featuring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day where American vacationers get caught up in an assassination plot. This movie is part of the Rose Festival Arts and Crafts Fair event and a great date night deal. Visitors to the Center for Earth & Space All films are rated PG this fall and free soft drinks will be provided by Tyler Beverages. Visi- Science Education (CESSE) at TJC have a lot tors can bring a blanket, chairs, picnic, and enjoy the show. to do this month. The CESSE at TJC is located For more info call (903)531-1214. at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. “Roll Drop Bounce!” Exhibit State Park.” Classes include: This new exhibit, “Roll Drop Bounce!” October 7th (2pm) - Dutch Oven Cooking is a totally kinetic and hands-on experience Tyler State Park is launching a series of & Zombie Apocalypse Hike - The Zombie that appeals to the wheel-spinning, ball tossclasses that are open to all ages of park visi- Apocalypse hike is a game of chance and ing, and continuously bouncing kids of all tors and geared toward nature enthusiasts. super fun, plus it focuses on survival skills. ages. The physics of motion is the topic of Tyler State Park is located at Hwy 14 north the exhibit, but the main theme is having fun October 21st (9am) Family Fishing This of Tyler. doing experiments with balls and wheels. session focuses on the basics of fishing, such The fall education lineup is intended to as how to cast, tie a knot, bait a hook, and Dollar Days help people reconnect with the outdoors For a limited time only CESSE is bringing reel in the big one. Participants can borrow with all sessions offered on park grounds, their Dollar Tuesdays back. Any show ticket from a limited supply of poles or bring their 789 Park Rd. 16. Day passes are $6 for on Tuesday is only $1! adults; children 12 and younger get in free. own. Educator Appreciation Day For directions and additional class info, call October 28th (1pm) - “Spooky Animals” Saturday, September 30th, CESSE will host This class provides a close-up look at creepy (903)597-5338 or email boyd.sanders@ an educator appreciation day to thank all the tpwd.texas.gov. For camping fees and avail- crawlers and secretive creatures responsible teachers and educators for their hard work. ability, go to tpwd.texas.gov and select “Tyler for rustling noises in the forest. Simply bring your valid school ID, and you will
Phone Book Recycle Days
Movies in the Park Returns for 13th Fall Season
At CESSE This Month
Tyler State Park Celebrates Fall
and Michigan Pothole, the decadent chocolate selection of the week. “Stan never orders chocolate, but he got a sample, and he devoured it,” said Sharon. “The ice cream is better than any I’ve ever had, and the prices and selection are great,” she said. Prices are very reasonable: $2.49 for one scoop, two scoops for $4.39, with a waffle cone for an additional $.75. Also on the menu are chocolate dipped cones, shakes and malts, tye die shakes (pictured), floats, banana splits, and specialty sundaes. Sundaes feature brownies, peanut butter cup, chocolate chip cookie, double oreos, or s’mores. The Burger Grind and Gabby Z’s are a great place for students to eat, meet, hang out, and study. Dominique Hawkins, a student at East Texas Christian Academy was grabbing a cookie dough cone and meeting with a friend to study. “I live really close by, and we like to meet here and get a treat,” she said. The ice cream parlor is not a chain, but locally owned with customer service as their number one priority. “We are getting a lot of repeat customers, and the word is spreading around town about the quality of our ice cream,” explained Garza. Visit Gabby Z’s, and treat your sweet tooth to an ice cream of your dreams! Visit them on Facebook for special drawings and a list of their current flavors at Gabby Z’s Ice Cream Dreams. Gabby Z’s Ice Cream Dreams is located at 15902 CR 165, just off of Old Jacksonville Hwy. in Tyler. gain free admission for yourself and a guest. Rock ‘n Roll Saturday Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family. Performances are October 21st, November 18th, and December 16th. “SpacePark360” will be shown at 7pm and “Rock on Demand” at 8pm. Mad Science Saturday October 14th (4-6pm) - Three amazing shows are on slate: Amazing Mad Science Show, Science at Home, and Hands on Science. Engineers Shape the World...dare to walk on eggs? Make wooden structures fall due to earthquakes? Join as your young engineers learn how to build and shape the world. Family Science Night starts at 4pm. Tickets are $10 and sell very fast for this event. A Star Party Saturday October 7th and November 4th (ongoing the first Saturday of each month, 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome.
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Theatre Events & Plays
Steel Magnolias By Robert Harling
October 7, 13 & 14 @ 7:30pm October 8 & 15 @ 2:00pm Tickets on sale September 30th
Mike Knight & His Band
Live in Concert to “Raise The Roof” Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30pm Tickets on sale October 16th
Elf the Musical, Jr.
Music by Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin December 7, 8 & 9 @ 7:30pm December 10 @ 2:00pm Tickets on sale November 20th
Cherokee Civic Theatre ~ 157 West 5th ~ Rusk Texas Tickets: www.cherokeetheatre.net or 903-683-2131
October 21st - Dana Cooper Dana Cooper, who begins the series, is a “powerhouse” troubadour who dedicated his life to music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories, and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame.
November 11th - Pierce Pettis Gracing the Firehouse stage for the fourth time, Pierce Pettis is adored by critics and public alike. He is one of this generation's most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture the common elements in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel. He is working on a new solo project this year and is expected to perform some of these new songs during his visit.
December 2nd - Tom Prasada-Rao Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His rich, effortless voice belies his fine musicianship and extraordinary songs. After leaving the Texas area to concentrate on his production credits for the past few years, he returns to the Firehouse stage, also for the fourth time. After being featured on the nationally syndicated TV show “Troubadour Texas,” Tom is once again touring and has made it a point to stop in Edom to visit with his many friends and fans.
For more info, a schedule for the entire season, or to purchase advance tickets for any concert or a season ticket, go to theoldfirehouse.net or call (903)852-ART1 (2781).
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October 3rd (7:30pm) - The World Famous Glen Miller Orchestra will be on stage. Lake Country Playhouse is located at 114 N. Johnson St., Mineola. For more info call (903)569-2300 or go to lakecountryplayhouse.com. October 5th-14th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “The Fantasticks” will be on stage at Henderson County Performing Arts Center. “The Fantasticks,” with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. Henderson County Performing Arts Center is located at 400 Gibson Rd., Athens. Tickets are available at the door, by calling (903)675-3908 or at hcpac.org. October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th (7:30pm) - “The Tin Woman” will be on stage at The Palestine Community Theatre and uses humor and pathos to explore loss, and what it means to be given new life. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy is unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. The Palestine Community Theatre is located at 213 W. Crawford, Palestine. For info and tickets go to outhouseticket.com. October 7th-8th, 13th-15th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “Steel Magnolias” - The gossiping ladies at Truvy’s beauty salon serve up wit, squabbles, and truth with a heaping helping of love in this heart-warming comic drama. Friendship, family, and a few eccentricities make this the favorite story of Southern women surviving and thriving in times of tears and times of joy. Cherokee Civic Theatre is located at 157 W. 5th St., Rusk. For tickets or more info call (903)683–2131 or go to cherokeetheatre.net. October 7th (8pm) - “Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens it’s season with acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker performing “Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” The concert will also feature the rarely-heard Helios Overture by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. For more info or tickets go to etso.org or call (903)526-3876. Concerts are performed at the UTT R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. October 9th (7pm) - “The Beach Boys” will be in concert at The Belcher Performance Center. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards)—Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/ vocals), Brian Eichenburger (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band for their 2017 Wild Honey World Tour. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. October 12th-15th (Nightly at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “The Addams Family” will be presented by the R. E. Lee High School Theater department. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. R. E. Lee High School is located at 411 ESE Loop 323, Tyler. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ TylerLeeTheatre/ October 12th-15th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) - “The Crucible” will be presented in the Van Cliburn Theater on the Kilgore College campus. The play chronicles events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials
and the paranoia and deceit that gripped many Puritan towns of New England during the late seventeenth century. Inspired by the McCarthy hearings of the 1950’s when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists, Miller’s play reveals how accusations of witchcraft led to one town’s undoing. The Van Cliburn Theater is located at 1611 S. Henderson in Kilgore. For more info e-mail the KC Theatre Box Office at email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased online at kilgore.edu/drama. October 20th-22nd, 26th-29th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) - “Little Shop of Horrors” will be on stage at the Tyler Civic Theatre. The sci-fi musical comedy features a man-eating plant. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. October 21st-22nd (7pm) - “Stringed - The Musical” will be presented in UT Tyler’s University Center Ballroom. An original musical theater production, “Stringed” is presented in partial fulfillment of Devin Coats’ Bachelor of Music Degree. A spooky, upbeat ‘dramedy’ with puppets come-to-life, “Stringed” tells the story of a young girl’s emotional adventure of coping with loss and finding her family. The performance will feature a live chamber orchestra with string quartet, piano, and harp. UT Tyler’s campus is located at 3900 University Blvd. Admission is free. For more info visit facebook. com/events/1445957828793193. October 21st (7pm) - “Just As I Am” will be presented at Caldwell Auditorium. “Just As I Am” is a powerful production that explores the lives of a group of professional women with very different personalities and who are all members of an organization that exemplifies sisterhood. Most of the ladies joined the organization to build confidence, self-awareness and to give back to the community. But what they discover is so much more. Caldwell Auditorium is located at 300 S. College in Downtown Tyler. For more info and to purchase tickets visit eventbrite.com. October 25th-28th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Matinee October 23rd at 2pm)- “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be presented by the Tyler Junior College Theater Department. Faithful to the dreamy custom-bound world painted by Washington Irving in his story of the same name, the play mixes horror, fantasy, and romance and features an extraordinary cast of characters that dabble in the supernatural. Tyler Junior College’s Jean Browne Theatre is located on the TJC campus. For more info call (903)510-2212 or visit tjc.edu. October 27th (7:30pm) - Rosanne Cash will be presented at The Cowan Center in “Black List River.” Rosanne Cash offers a sweeping song cycle culled from her award-winning Southern and soul trilogy of works “Black Cadillac” (2006), “The List” (2009), and “The River and The Thread” (2014). Featuring guitarist and partner John Leventhal and their band, this concert features some of the most acclaimed and beloved music of Rosanne’s career. Tickets are $52-$62. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the UT Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or go to cowancenter.org. October 29th (7:30pm) - East Texas Symphonic Band will be presented at The Belcher Performance Center. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. October 28th (7:30pm) - Shake, Rattle & Roll - This nationally and locally recognized ‘50s and ‘60s group will make you stop, drop, and roll with laughter as they take you back to a time of innocence with their beautiful harmony, choreographed moves, comedy, and hula hooping skills. Tickets are $15. Lindale Community Theatre is located at 109 W. Hubbard St., Downtown Lindale. Call (903)638-0402 for more info or go to lindalecommunitytheater.org. October 28th (7:30pm) - “Halloween Spooktacular” will be presented by the Longview Symphony Orchestra at The Belcher Performance Center. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com.
Books “Raney: A Novel” by Clyde Edgerton With the promise on the cover that “this book is too good to keep to yourself. Read it aloud with someone you love, then send it to a friend,” I picked up this book while in Florida this fall and read it in about a day. I kept trying to read parts of it to my nearly comatose husband while lying on the beach, but maybe the fact that I kept saying “OMG this is so YOUR family” made him start turning a deaf ear every time he heard me snort out loud. The primary focus of this book centers on the marriage of Raney, a small-town Baptist and her husband Charles, a liberal from Atlanta and how they learn to adjust their expectations of each other to find a common ground for a lasting relationship. The true essence of this book is the importance of communication in marriage. It’s about two different people coming from radically different backgrounds and both believing to the core that their way of viewing the world is right and how they learn to find a commonality and listen to each other. If you are from the south or know someone from the south, this book is sure to strike a chord of familiarity with you. Not a serious read by any stretch of the imagination, “Raney” should have you laughing out loud when you realize how very human and real Edgerton has made all his characters. If you are as fed up as I with all political correctness that is flying around our world these days, you will be delighted at the first two years, two months, and two days of this young couples fledgling marriage. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2012 - Algonquin Books “A Penny Lost” by Aspen Bassett Although labeled a “Young Adult” book, I thoroughly enjoyed this read filled with timetravel, auras, and chakras that Bassett used to weave a tale about an identical twin, Penny, and the hunky guy, “Stranger,” from down the street as they visit different times in history, impacting people’s lives everywhere they land. I will admit this is another light read, but
it definitely is a page-turner, and for a beach book, it provided an excellent escape from my work-a-day world while I was on vacation. Making my brain kick into a whole new mode, I had a good time wrapping it around the adventures of Penny and Stranger, that involved the Lusitania, pirates, and Lafayette and provided a great romp through history. Bassett is a librarian who grew up learning about chakras and auras and the true power of imagination and brings all that to her writing. She has a certificate in Women’s Meditation and is working toward a diploma in Integrated Healing Arts. Even if you don’t believe in the meditative arts, this book would still be a very interesting read and might just open your mind to the unlimited possibilities that surround all of us every day. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Tea First Publishing “The Reluctant Savior” by Robert Erickson What do you get when you have the survivor of a messy divorce who also just happens to be an amazing entrepreneurial businessman who leaves town for a month-long sabbatical in a camper who lands in a small town that is struggling to survive? A pretty interesting book that keeps you riveted to the very end. Reading this book, written by a graduate of Texas Tech University who co-owned and ran a family business for 20 years, you will be filled with a sense that the author knows his stuff about encouraging people to envision and fulfill their dreams. With a pretty good knack of character building and descriptive techniques, it didn’t take long for me to form mental pictures of the people of Towson and to have a desire to visit this lovely locale (probably somewhere along the coast of Oregon). With a bit of romantic tension thrown in for good measure, I found the entire book captivating and had a hard time putting it down. My only problem with the book was the title. I really didn’t get the sense that the main character, Michael, was reluctant, and it was a bit of a stretch for me to see him as a savior. I rather had the sense that he was more of an encourager and a facilitator whose business savvy and generosity enabled a small town and its inhabitants to realize the full potential of their community and themselves. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2015 – Robert Erickson
Events Third Sunday of every month (2-4pm) Liberated Bookworms at Tyler Library- Join the new Liberated Bookworms Book Club featuring African American writers. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. This is free to attend. October 6th (12 noon-2pm) - Author Meet and Greet - Meet author C.M. Bratton and get an autograph. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free. October 10th (7:30) - Greg Gutfeld will be presented at The Cowan Center. “New York Times” best-selling author, Greg Gutfeld has been called “outrageous and outspoken,” neither of which he denies. A Libertarian political satirist, humorist, magazine editor, and blogger, he is best known as the co-host of the Fox News Channel program “The Five,” a weekday program, and his other show, “The Greg Gutfeld Show.” Tickets are $17-$37. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the UT Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)5667424, or log on at cowancenter.org. October 12th-14th - Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair - For more than 46 years the volunteer members of the Smith County Medical Society Alliance have sorted, labeled, shelved, and organized donated books for their two sales each year. Culling, sorting, pricing, and shelving by volunteers takes place
two or more days a week almost all year long to keep up with the large volume of donated books. They have every topic represented in 25 sections: Fiction – paperback and hardback, Children’s and Young Adults (a room full of specially priced books), Biographies, Cookbooks, Travel, Gardening, Large Print, Gift Books, Hobbies, Texana, Westerns, Mystery, Science, Science Fiction, Classics, Business, Romance, Self-Help, Health, Home and Repair, Art, Theatre, Religion, Reference, History, Military, and the list goes on and on. For additional info go to scmsalliance.com or call Book Fair at (903)561-1353. October 26th (10am) - E-Book Book Club - Join the E-Book Book Club group in discussing this month’s read, “All the Single Ladies” by Dorethea Benton Frank. Don’t have an e-reader? Ask the Information desk for details on how you can check one out. The E-Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free. October 31st (10am) - Club Read - Join the Club Read group in discussing this month’s read, “The Doll House” by Fiona Davis. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free. November 11th (10am-4pm) - AAUW Tyler Book Sale - The AAUW is holding it’s annual Book Sale this year at First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway, Tyler, in conjunction with their Holiday Bazaar. This is free to attend.
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degree from DePaul University in Chicago,” Castro said. Castro blogged each part of her trek across the state. East Texas has so much to offer with its visual arts scene as well as other thriving ventures and communities. It is an honor for us to be included in the conversation about Texas contemporary art. I had the pleasure of hosting Leslie Moody Castro on her visit to our city, and I was proud and excited about the introductions I was able to make. “East Texas, you are beautiful, and I am proud of the artwork being made in this area.” The following are some edited excerpts from Castor’s Texas Biennial Road Trip Blog: “I had never been to Tyler, and I was eager for what I was about to learn. Tyler Junior College is a partner organization with the Biennial. I had heard Tyler has a burgeoning arts community centered around the junior college and the university. We went to Tyler Junior College. The campus is absolutely stunning, and even though it was summer, the energy on the campus was palpable. The art facilities are better than in some bigger universities I have visited in the past. I learned everyone teaching at the school is a practicing, professional artist and is also expected to show their work. Professors are not just expected to teach medium and technique, but offer insight to professional practices.” “Later that evening we pulled up to the beautiful home of James and Philana Oliphant Pace. There was so much love and respect among everyone in the room, and I felt lucky to be there. They had prepared a small spread of bites, handed me a beer, and we all walked outside to their shared studio to talk about their work. I walked over to Philana’s area of the studio, and we
began talking about the foundations of drawing. Her work is meticulous, but the concentration and focus of her mark making is completely embedded in the sound the mark is making as she places it on the paper. Philana’s marks operate in two time frames, the present and the immediate past. She listens to the sound of the mark and the sound offers direction for the next mark. It’s a micro-moment of noise she has the sensitivity to hear, and after speaking with both Philana and James about their practices, it was clear how they had become such important mentors in the arts community.” “It was while visiting Philana and James that I really realized I was on a road trip with the entire state of Texas. We talked about the general need for connectivity between places in the state, and how I hoped the road trip could provide some of that. As we all said our goodbyes, I walked away feeling like I truly had a community in Tyler, and the Biennial could do a job bigger than just an exhibition. At that moment I also realized the amount of support the project was truly receiving. We began as total strangers in a place I had never been to, and I walked away with the support of a new community.” “Being on the road, and traveling is not glamorous, most of the time it’s isolating and lonely, but my time in Tyler was warm, inviting, and friendly. It was during a conversation with Philana I realized this road trip existed in three time zones: the past, immediate present, and future. I was present in the moment of one place, planning for the next place, and writing about the place I had just been in, and the observation was just another moment I realized the empathy that existed in their community of artists, and I was even more grateful to be invited in. As I hopped in the car to head to Huntsville, I realized visits like Tyler were exactly the reason this road trip was both necessary and wonderful.” After the close of the Austin exhibition, partner organizations, including TJC, will advocate for Texas contemporary art in a variety of ways such as hosting selected works of the Biennial exhibition, hosting artists’ talks, demonstrations, and panel discussions with Biennial and local artists. Relive the whole road trip by reading Castro’s blog at texasbiennial.org/roadtrip.html. For more info go to texasbiennial.org.
Arts Complex. The FAC Gallery provides a place for invited artists, undergraduates, and graduate students to display their UT Tyler hosts several galleries with a variety of art works. Featuring BFA Senior Exhibitions and other studenton exhibit. For more info, call (903)566-7237 or email driven collaborations, this gallery provides students with a firstname.lastname@example.org. On exhibit this month: clean space to install, view, and photograph work inside the complex. In conjunction with special topics and art history Meadows Gallery courses, students have curated special exhibitions from the The Meadows Gallery is Tyler Museum of Art’s permanent collection, given talks on the located within the R. Don work, and hosted opening receptions in the gallery. Cowan Fine and Performing • Through October 6th - Selected works from current Studio Arts Center on the campus of Art Students UT Tyler. The Meadows Gallery • October 16th-27th - MA Thesis Exhibition: Joanna Gifford exhibition schedule includes • November 13th-24th - MA/MFA Thesis Exhibition: Brandie nationally known guest artist Covington exhibitions, the Annual International Exhibition, faculty curated exhibitions, MFA thesis exhi- UC Gallery bitions, and a student juried exhibition each summer. The UC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Uni• October 9th-November 17th - Sam Houston State Studio Art versity Center. This gallery is dedicated to exhibiting student Faculty Exhibition. A reception will be held at 6pm October work. 26th. • Through December 15th - Work by Current Adjunct Instructors: Abhidnya Ghuge, Alicia Quijano, Chelsea Baranski, and Fine Arts Complex Gallery The Fine Arts Complex Gallery is located in the new Fine Lori Solley
Events & Classes October 7th and December 9th (10am-2pm) - Mosaic with Glass Class - You will learn about patterns, applying the glass on glass, cutting glass, grinding glass, and about grouting your project. All tools are provided for students’ use during class time. Reserve your space by calling (562)964-4841 or email email@example.com. Cost is $25 per person. This will be held at Hobby Lobby, Tyler. October 14th (1-8pm) - Kelly Gowan Art Exhibition at Tyler Innovation Pipeline - If you enjoy art, food, and drinks, then you should come to Kelly Gowan’s exhibit at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood St., Downtown Tyler. Gowan’s styles are unique large pieces of abstract resins, that look like oceans or marble geode rocks. For more info go to facebook.com/ kellygowanart. October 14th (12 noon-4pm) - Italian Heritage Day at Gallery Main Street - Celebrate all things Italian. 12 noon2:30pm, Theresa Cheek will demonstrate and share the history and Italian influences of the art of marbling. To reserve your spot, go to eventbrite.com. Gallery Main Street is located at 110 W. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler, (903)593-6905.
Inside the Artist’s Studio:
The Texas Biennial Miles and Miles of Texas By Derrick White Over the summer, in the span of seven weeks, curator Leslie Moody Castro visited 25 Texas cities, 200 artist’s studios, and traveled 11,033 miles! The Texas Biennial is an exhibition of contemporary art celebrating the many cultures and identities influencing and impacting our daily lives across our state. Of the 1,217 applicants, 33 artists were chosen to exhibit in Austin September 30th–November 11th. One artist is from Tyler: Philana Oliphant Pace, an excellent choice. Philana is a respected and sincere art professor at Tyler Junior College. She embodies a quiet, incredibly patient, forgiving, and knowledgeable approach to instruction. Her artwork, from large-scale sculpture installations to hand crafted drawings and cut-outs are all completed with precision and persistence. Philana Oliphant Pace mentions in her artist’s statement, “My drawings are remnants of a behavioral form allowing my mind to achieve a meditative state. The results rely on a physiological statement, which is the first principle of communication. The forms are pieces of an infinite puzzle. They are repetitive, connective, and possess a sense of time. Searching for grace, the union of drawing and sculpture manifests what I will pass on while releasing what I will not.” Her artwork exemplifies craftsmanship, passion, and diligent patience. After a period of evaluation and restructuring, the Texas Biennial is returning in its sixth edition with an ambitious program celebrating the heterogeneous voices across Texas. In 2017, efforts are being made to shift the focus onto communities and learn from them through the curatorial process. This year the Texas Biennial welcomed Leslie Moody Castro as independent curator and artistic director. Castro has a history of making artistic voices and the communities they work within central to her practice. “I am an independent curator and I split my time between living in Mexico City and Austin, Texas. I earned my Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Museum Education and Museum Studies and my Bachelor’s
The University of Texas at Tyler This Month
Local Tyler Abstract Artist Kelly Gowan On Exhibit
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TMA Casts Spotlight on Pop Art Icon with “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots” One of the most highly anticipated
exhibitions in recent years comes to the Tyler Museum of Art with “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots,” open to the public October 1st-January 7th, 2018 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Museum members and special guests are invited for a first look at the exhibition during the Preview Reception 5:30-7pm Saturday, September 30th at the Museum. To RSVP or for more info on becoming a TMA member, call (903)595-1001. General exhibition admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Admission is free for TMA members, students, children under 12, Tyler Junior College faculty/staff, and City of Tyler employees. The exhibition, organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, features close to 40 works by the late Pop Art icon, including a series of Warhol’s signature silkscreen prints drawn from the Cochran Collection of LaGrange, Ga., and a collection of his celebrity-centric Polaroid photographs from the Meadows Museum of American Art at Centenary College of Louisiana. “Screen Prints & Snapshots” showcases several distinct bodies of work from the later career of Warhol, widely recognized as the father of the Pop Art movement and known for his renderings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Brillo boxes, and the “cult of celebrity” that surrounded his Manhattan studio, The Factory. Highlights of “Screen Prints & Snapshots” include the silkscreen prints from the 1986 Cowboys and Indians he completed shortly before his death, spotlighting such iconic subjects as John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt, and Geronimo; his 1981 Myths series, featuring touchstones of American pop culture including Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody, and Superman; and selections from his “Flash,” Flowers and Television series. Rounding out the exhibition are a selection of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints, shot from 1958 until Warhol’s 1987 death and offering insight into his intimate relationship with his celebrity friends – Dolly Parton, Jack Nicklaus, and Pia Zadora among them. Support for the exhibition is provided by Community Partner Sponsor Southside Bank and Media Sponsor Tyler Today Magazine. Special events in connection with “Screen Prints & Snapshots” include free First Fridays featuring guided exhibition tours at 11am October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st, and January 5th; and Family Days 2-4pm October 14th, November 11th, and December 9th. Landscapes of Fort Worth’s Daniel Blagg in Spotlight with TMA Exhibition “Roadside Distractions” The raw realities of urban landscapes marked by the passage of time as seen by one of Texas’ most prolific contemporary artists are the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s major exhibition, “Roadside Distractions: Works by Daniel Blagg,” on exhibit through November 26th. Admission is free. Organized by the TMA, “Roadside Distractions” showcases 25 of Blagg’s urban realist paintings that depict a wide variety of decaying objects along roads, including old signs and abandoned buildings – with one notable exception, and a subject that will be familiar to Tyler residents: the Sky Vue Drive-In, a venue that plays first-run films but often is considered something of an anachronism as one of only 17 operational drive-in theaters remaining in Texas. All works in the exhibition are recent, including a watercolor piece the artist completed only weeks ago and will be shown to the public for the first time. Growing up in west Texas, Blagg and his
twin brother, Dennis, became fascinated by the desolation of the landscape surrounding them. After serving time as illustrators for the U.S. Army (Daniel in Vietnam, Dennis in Korea), their evolution as artists simultaneously converged and diverged as the brothers co-founded Artspace 111 in Fort Worth, where they both have resided for more than 40 years. As their careers have progressed, Dennis has focused more on scenes of rugged nature while Daniel has been drawn to civilization in a state of limbo. Support for Roadside Distractions is provided by Collectors’ Circle-Platinum sponsor The Byars Foundation. Special Events Blagg will return to the TMA for a gallery talk on his work at 2:30pm Sunday, October 15th, with a small reception to follow. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged at (903)595-1001. Additional special events include guided First Friday Tours at 11am October 6th and November 3rd; and Family Days from 2-4pm Saturday, October 7th and November 11th. More Info The Tyler 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)595-1001 or go to tylermuseum.org. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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