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September 1, 2017 • Issue 9, Volume 5

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Only as high as I can reach, can I grow. Only as far as I seek, can I go. Only as deep as I look, can I see. Only as much as I dream, can I be.

Downtown Tyler:

East Texas State Fair:

Hit the Bricks Sept. 9th for Loads of Fun Food, The Midway, Games & Music

The Leftovers:

Just As Good The Second Time Around

Riley Redding:

A New CD, “Shovels And Strings”

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September 1, 2017 • Issue 9, Volume 5

Contents 7-11 Things to Do

» It’s Time for the 2017 Downtown Tyler Film Festival » “Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday Fun” By Holli Fourniquet » Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance announces Rose City Fiesta This Month » The Big Texas Fest is Coming to Lindale September 8th-10th » A Special Choral Event of Philippine Madrigal Singers in Tyler » Cooler Temperatures This Fall Bring Hot Nights at Liberty Hall » East Texas State Fair September 22nd-October 1st » Edom Art Festival: A Tradition of Fine Art » Art of Peace-Tyler: Spread Peace, Love and More

14-18 Music

» “The Leftovers: Just As Good The Second Time Around” By Johnny Griffith » “Jeremiah Jackson: Trying Hard To Be The Shepherd” By Johnny Griffith » “Riley Redding: Shovels and Strings” By Johnny Griffith » The Old Firehouse in Edom Announces New Blockbuster Acoustic Music Season » “Sweet Pain: Bringing Rock To The People” By Johnny Griffith » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music

19 Family

» Caldwell Zoo Phone Book Recycle Day » Movie Fun for Everyone All Around » New Stuff to Explore the Universe at CESSE » Barnes & Noble Booksellers Storytime Events

20 Theatre

» Upcoming Plays, Musicals, and More

21 Books

» “Get Ready to Read” Book Reviews by Gini Rainey » Events: East Texas Book Bash, Club Read Book Club, Author Greg Gutfeld Distinguished Lecture Series, and Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair

22-23 Art

» “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Michelle Flanagan” By Derrick White » The University of Texas at Tyler Faculty Studio Art Exhibit to Feature Ceramics, Collage, and Sculpture » AASH Vol2: An Annual International Juried Art Show Downtown Tyler » Historic John Biggers Mural Comes to the Tyler Museum of Art This Month

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It’s Time for the 2017 Downtown Tyler Film Festival

Hit the Bricks:

Second Saturday Fun

By Holli Fourniquet Downtown businesses and attractions (around the square and off the square) will be bursting with things to do the second Saturday of every month. Downtown Tyler businesses have something fun for the whole family and, of course, the chance to check out the great, locallyowned restaurants, bars, retail establishments, museums, and other Downtown businesses. PARKING IS FREE in the parking garage and on the square. Also, there will be a FREE hop on/hop off shuttle that will take you around Downtown starting at 2pm. 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. The next event will be September 9th. Plan your day to attend one of these special activities: Family • Scavenger Hunt at the Goodman Museum • Vendors and activities on the square, The Tyler HBA announced its plans to 11am-5pm host the first ever Hispanic celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month. Art The event will be held on Satur• Gallery Main day, September 23rd from 2-10pm at the Street curfestivities.” Downtown plaza in Tyler. rent Art Exhibit Opening, “On the Cutting Tyler HBA Executive Director Nancy RanSponsored by Brookshire’s and Super 1 Room Floor” gel said, “The Tyler HBA is excited and thrilled Foods, this will be the first of its kind to cele• AASH Vol2 juried art show at Martin to not only present the first Hispanic celebration brate and honor the many contributions HisWalker, 7-10pm held during Hispanic Heritage Month in this panics have made to the United States. Movies The all-day family-friendly fiesta will feature area, but also proud of the support our com• “Film Festival Favorites” at Liberty Hall, munity shares in hosting an event of this calilive music by Maximo Norte, La Luz Roja de 3-5pm San Marcos de Baldemar y Raul, La Sonora Din- ber to Tyler. We are also proud to have BrookTours amita, Los Morros and Grupo Latitude. shire’s and Super 1 Foods as our title sponsor. There will be food, vendors, kids’ activiLocal sponsors include Palateria Polar, La Tien- • Tour the brand new Innovation Pipeline where you can learn how to be a “maker” ties and an entire day of fun for all age groups. dita, TBH, City of Tyler, State Farm Insurance No entrance fee will be required, however, the John Merrill, Remax Juan Gonzalez, Tyler Junior • 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm – Tour ETX Brewing Co., $10 per person, limited to the first 25 Tyler HBA is a non-profit organization and will College, State Farm Insurance Michael Munn; people be accepting donations. Media Sponsors include Vita Latina Magazine • All day - Self-guided walking tour of the Half Tyler HBA President and Marketing Super- Alpha Media, Telemundo Este de Texas KLTV Mile of History - this is an outdoor, half-mile visor at Brookshire Grocery Company, Jim 7.3 & Noticias del Este de Texas, Mega 99.3 loop around the square that commemorates Bodenhamer said, “BGC is pleased to partReynolds Radio Tyler, TX, La Vida TV, La Invasignificant people, places, or events in Tyler. ner with the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance sora 96.7 Tyler, TX & La Invasora 92.3 ShreveA digital brochure for the self-guided tour and be the title sponsor of the first Rose City port, LA Alpha Media, Mix 93.1 Townsquare can be found at Fiesta celebration. I would like to thank our • 8:30pm - Haunted WALKING Tour of supporting vendors Frito-Lay, Mondelez, Mis- Media, Super 103.1 & Fun 95.3 & 102.3 East Texas Results Media and JJO Radio. Downtown ($8/person), get tickets at toursion, Tabasco, Kellogg’s, Takis, La Vaquita, For more information or sponsorship/ Heineken, Tecate, Dos Equis, Modelo and • 9:30pm - Haunted RIDING Tour of DownCorona, who are sponsoring this exciting fam- dor opportunities, please contact Nancy A. Rangel, Executive Director at nrangel@tylertown ($15/person), get tickets at toursoftyily event. I encourage everyone to show their support for the community by joining the or (903)245-0544.

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Music • Hannah Dot Cook live on the Square, 2-3pm • Live music at ETX Brewing Co. • Live music at Garage Bar • Live music at Rick's on the Square While you’re in Downtown enjoying one of the special events, be sure to check out some of Downtown’s shops. These stores offer unique items that can only be found in Downtown Tyler. El Guapo Records sells vintage and new vinyl records; 903 Handmade features collections from quality handmade makers local, around Texas, and around the country; and Ye Olde City Antique Mall offers a variety of treasures. Visit one of the Downtown family-friendly attractions including Goodman-LeGrand Home & Museum, Cotton Belt Depot, Discovery Science Place, Liberty Hall, Smith County Historical Society, Gallery Main Street, or the Tyler Public Library. For dinner, sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown eateries. Find anything from cheap tacos and bar food to fine dining and everything in between. There’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too. There is free parking Downtown in the Fair Plaza parking garage (located right beside ETX Brewing Co. and across the street from The Foundry Coffee House), free parking on the square, or free valet parking at Rick’s and Jack Ryan’s. Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday is an event you won’t want to miss! Each one will be unique and different, but rain or shine, cold or hot, there will always be something to do Downtown on the second Saturday of every month. Grab your friends and family and “Hit the Bricks!” For a full list of activities each month go to “Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday's” are: • September 9th • October 14th - Turn Tyler Pink • November 11th • December 9th - Blue Santa Crawl


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also seeks to encourage locally made Texas independent films. All entries are 15 minutes or less represent The Downtown Tyler Film Festival will be and variety of held September 27th-30th. Tickets are on sale agenres includat ing comedy, Saturday, September 9th, 3-5pm, “Film drama, docuFestival Favorites” will be shown during Hit mentary, and the Bricks: Second Saturday; admission is free. science ficThe daily pass for Wednesday-Friday, Sep- tion. Thursday tember 27th-29th, 7-9pm, is only $5. night will feaSaturday, September 30th, 7-10pm, “Best ture the work of numerous young filmmakers of the Fest,” which includes the Wrap Party under the age of 18. with food and drinks, is $10. The top short films from each night will The Producer’s all-access pass (all four be re-shown in the “Best of the Fest” screennights plus Wrap Party) is available for only ing on Saturday night. Contest winners will be $20. announced and will receive cash prizes. Tickets in advance are available at LiberPlease note that some films feature mature or in person beginning Septemcontent. Parents are urged to use discretion ber 9th at Gallery Main St., 110 W. Erwin St., and refer to the festival schedule and program Downtown Tyler. On every festival night, the guide at for film content. box office will open at 6:30pm. The Festival will be held at Liberty Hall A celebration of storytelling through film, located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. the Downtown Tyler Film Festival has grown More info is available at to be an international film festival comprised or by following Tyler Film Fest on Facebook. of short films from around the world; EngAny inquiries should be made to Downtown Tyler at (903)593-6905. land, Spain, Iran, and more. The festival • 5

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and War in Texas, Pink Pistol, and Picker’s Pavilion proudly present the First Annual Big Texas Fest, featuring diverse Texas music, arts, food, and spirits Friday-Sunday, September 8th-10th. Visit to see the full line-up and purchase your tickets! Performers scheduled include: Robert Earl Keen, Monte Montgomery, Sergeant Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band, Roxy Roca, Uncle Lucius, Charlie Robison, Aaron Watson, and many more. Tye Phelps, owner of Love & War in Texas stated, “I am proud to announce that Love & War in Texas will award Robert Earl Keen the first Texas Legacy Award for his contribution to Texas Culture.” According to Chad Franke, one of three developers of The Cannery Lindale, “This endof-the-summer event is bringing something for everyone. The five-stage event will include the Pink Pistol stage and the Picker’s Pavilion stage. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to 21 Texas music artists, experience beautiful Texas art showcased in Artist Alley, and taste the Tour of Texas, featuring food and spirits from all five regions of the Lone Star State.” “Lindale is boasting the largest Live Artist Alley in East Texas. We will have wire sculptors, clay throwing demonstrations on a pottery wheel, live painters, 3D chalk artists, glass art demonstrations, and coppersmiths along with many more live art demos both days. The art will culminate Saturday night with a live art auction to benefit the artist and the event,” states Kerian Massey, Art Coordinator of Big Texas Fest. “Surrounding Picker’s Pavilion will be a plethora of fine artists and craftsmen. The art vendors will be handpicked Texans who represent the best in their skills and styles, like original paintings, found object sculptures, pottery, woodworking, hand forged metal jewelry...the list goes on and on!” The festival will take place in Downtown Lindale at the New Cannery Development. The event will be 5pm-12 midnight on September 8th; 11am-12 midnight on September 9th; and will end with Texas Music Sunday from 12 noon-7pm on September 10th. The schedule is: September 8th - 4pm-12 midnight • Love & War Stage: Craft Beer Expo featuring Robert Earl Keen Beer • Love & War Stage: TJC Jazz Band • Wine Pairing Dinner in Art Breezeway (Wine pairing with Vino Di Mora) • Cannery Fountain Stage: Profetic Calaveras • Pink Pistol Stage: Riley Redding • Love & War Stage: Aubrie Lynn • Cannery Stage: Charlie Robison • Cannery Stage: Headliner - Robert Earl Keen September 9th - 11am-12 midnight • MC welcomes crowd, prayer, national anthem, and the Mahaffeys • Pickers Stage: Black Tie Strings • Pink Pistol Stage: Kylie Rae Harris • Fountain Stage: The Nelson Family (Motown/Gospel)

A Special Choral Event of the Philippine Madrigal Singers in Tyler On Tuesday, September 5th, the

Philippine Madrigal Singers will be performing at Caldwell Auditorium at 7pm. The Philippine Madrigal Singers are a world-class professional choir, having won most major competitive choral prizes across the world including Marktoberdorf and the European Grand Prix of Choral Singing on two separate occasions. The “MADZ” maintain an active international touring schedule, and perform an exciting, wide-ranging repertoire that you and your choir members will love. The organizing committee is offering $10

• Love & War Stage: Sergeant Pepper Bluegrass Band • Pickers Stage: Beer Expo featuring Tru-Vine Brewery • Love & War Stage: Card 53 Comedy • Cannery Stage: Marichi Campanas con America • Cannery Fountain Stage: Sip & Paint with Crystal Yates • Love & War Stage: South Austin Moonlighters • Love & War Stage: Roxy Roca (Funk/Soul) • Cannery Stage: Monte Montgomery • Cannery Stage: Uncle Lucius (Americana) September 10th - 12:30-2pm • Love & War Stage: Cross Brand Cowboy Church (music) • Love & War Stage: One Horse Town • Texas Music Sunday Radio Show • Outdoor Stage: Bradley Banning, Cameran Nelson, Aaron Watson (tickets sold separately, tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show) “This all-genre music, art, and spirits festival is a dream come true for the Lambert family,” said Bev Lambert, owner of The Pink Pistol and Red 55 Winery. “Music of all kinds has always played a major role in our family traditions. To be at the center of the current swell of entertainment is most exciting for us. We send big congrats to Tye, the City of Lindale, and the partners in the Cannery Lindale for making this grand idea into the reality of an entertainment complex!” Please bring lawn chairs to all three festival days. This is for all ages and a rain or shine event. Tickets will be $50 + tax at the gate. In advance, tickets are $40 at There will be free entry for children 12 and under. Service fees may apply. Other tickets are available for specific events. A Big Texas Fest ticket is required to attend and are sold separately. • Sip and Paint with The Corky Painter tickets are $40. • Wine Pairing Dinner by Vino Di Mora are $40. Media partners include: KETK NBC, KFXK Fox 51 & KTPN The Z MyNetwork, 106.5 Jack FM, KYKX 105.7, 104.1 The Ranch, and La Invasora 96.7 / La # 1 en exitos. For tickets and more info, go online to This is a rain or shine event.

tickets (reduced from $20) to local choirs, including their friends and family members. If you will contact them directly, they can provide these reduced tickets and have set aside reserved seating close to the stage for you and your guests. To do so, please contact Alfred Llave at (904)476-2101, or email him at This event benefits two charities:, which fights to end child exploitation in the Philippines and the Fil-Am of East Texas Scholarship Fund.

Other Events

Cooler Temperatures & HotLiberty Nights at Liberty Hall Hall is hosting a variety of upcom-

ing events - everything from concerts to classic musical sing-alongs and more. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info or tickets go to Upcoming classic movies at Liberty are: • September 7th - “The Graduate” • September 9th - Past Film Festival Favorites • September 14th - “To Sir With Love” • September 21st - “American Graffiti” • September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler Film Festival • October 5th - Double Feature: “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” • October 12th - “The Evil Dead” • October 13th “Friday the 13th” • October 19th “The Thing” • October 26th “A Nightmare on Elm Street” • October 27th and 28th - “Rocky Horror Picture Show” • October 31st - “Halloween” • November 2nd - “The Big Chill” • November 9th - “Almost Famous” • November 16th - “Purple Rain” • November 24th - “The Last Waltz” • December 1st - “The Normal Heart” • December 7th - “White Christmas” • December 8th - “Die Hard” • December 14th - “Scrooged” • December 16th (2pm) - “Frozen” Sing Along • December 21st - “It’s a Wonderful Life” Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at 7pm. Tickets are available online at or at the door for $7.

Audition. Don't miss your chance to learn this valuable skill set and achieve your goals. Each September 11th (6-8pm) - “So You Want to session is only $50, meaning that you can take Learn Adobe After Effects” - Learn Adobe After the entire course for as little as $250. Innovation Effects from the ground up. This is the first class Pipeline is located at 217 E. Oakwood St., Tyler. in a series of five sessions led by MikeInMotion For tickets, go to For tickets, go that will take you from an absolute beginner to to knowing the ins and outs of video production in Adobe After Effects. Don’t miss your chance September 30th (9am-5pm) - September to learn this valuable skill set and achieve your Photography Workshop - Do you have a decent camera but don't know how to use it? Maybe goals. September 14th (6-8pm) - All About Audition Workshop will be held. Learn Adobe you have a good eye, but you want to learn how to create better photos? By the end of this Audition from the ground up by signing up to take a Creative Crash Course at the Innovation workshop, you will be rockin’ that camera! This workshop will cover the basics (and more) of Pipeline. The Innovation Pipeline will have digital photography plus how to use the manual five iMacs available with Audition installed for settings on your camera. Learn about lighting, member use only. Members must reserve the composition, and how to create the kind of iMacs in advance if they do not want to use their own equipment. iMacs will be reserved on photos you want but can't seem to get. This a first-come, first-served basis through the reser- is an entry level workshop. You will need to bring your DSLR camera. Breakfast will include vation system. This is the first class in a series pastries and coffee. Lunch will be catered by of five sessions led by MikeInMotion that will take you from an absolute beginner to knowing Villa Montez. This will be held at Callynth the ins and outs of audio production in Adobe Photography, 117 E. Erwin, Tyler. Tickets are

available at for $211.99. No experience is neccessary to take this course. October 7th (10am-2pm) - Mosaic with Glass Class - Learn about the beauty of Mosaic on Glass, appearing in the window through the sunlight like a stained glass window without the lead or without any soldering required. You will learn about patterns, applying the glass on glass, cutting glass, grinding glass, and about grouting your project. All tools will be provided. Reserve your space by calling (562)964-4841 or email The cost is $25 per person. This will be held at Hobby Lobby, Tyler. October 18th (11am-3pm) - Artist Christopher Radko® Signing Event - Meet Christopher Radko® Artist, and Mario Tare who will be available to sign Christopher Radko® handcrafted ornaments and décor, including “It’s Christmas Time,” a piece created exclusively for the 2017 Signing Event at Cole and Co. This will be held at 2467 Crow Rd., Tyler. It is free to attend. For more info call (903)592-8585.

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September 3rd (7-9pm) - Friends Giving Back Presents “Laugh Beat,” an evening of comedy to benefit The American Heart Association. Performing will be comedians Mike Merrill, DC Ervin, Key Lewis, and Dwayne Perkins. Tickets are $35. September 16th (8-10pm) - Card 53 Comedy Show - With recent sold out performances, Card 53 returns to Liberty Hall. Card 53 always features their trademark hilarious makemups. This show is recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets are $15. September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler Film Festival is 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. Tickets range from $5-$20 and are available at the door and online. 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. 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.


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East Texas State Fair September 22nd-October 1st The East Texas State Fair offers something

for everyone in the family – there are rides, plenty of food and shows for every age. The fair comes to town for about 11 days every year and each year, the rides, entertainment, contests, and the food seem to get bigger and better. To make things easier on you, so you can plan ahead, we gathered up all of the information you need to know. The Shows & Exhibits The petting zoo, pony rides, and the much loved marketplace will return. Agriworld returns and again continues to help children to experience the sights and sounds of the farm. AgriWorld offers a unique educational opportunity to help students relate the foods, fibers, and other products they use each day to the industry that produces them. As they explore a “World of Wonder” in AgriWorld, students can experience the Secret Garden, Country Life, Wildlife Wonders, and learn about the Science of Agriculture in My Community. Additionally, young children will delight in ImAGination Station, an imaginative play area designed for young children to experience amazing Farm Life. The Hay Show & Auction will be held with the Howdy Neighbor Barbecue & Hay Auction September 25th at 11:30am. Livestock shows, creative arts competitions, photography, horticulture, and more will be on exhibit. Last years’ favorite attraction is back as well. The Miracle of Life Birthing Center is returning with up to 10 baby calves being born during the fair! See the cute babies, learn about cattle production, and who knows, you might get to witness The Miracle of Life! New this year is “Arcy the Artist,” known for his unique style of large scale mural art. He will create 10 amazing murals during the fair. His creations will be on display daily at the fairgrounds, and if you come at the right time, you’ll get to see the artist at work. This year, the Tiger Show will feature a presentation of Bengal/Siberian tigers from some of the most prestigious circuses in the world, including the Moscow State Circus in Russia, as the Nerger family brings the largest and most spectacular tiger show traveling in North America today. Friday, September 22nd is free for senior citizens. “Under the East Texas Stars” is this year’s theme. Ages 55 or better are invited to enjoy a full day of activities, entertainment, and fun. Special activities are scheduled in the Rose Garden Center 8:30am-1pm. Admission is free for this age group until 6pm. There will also be fun Bingo games set-up in Harvey Hall! The Midway A favorite at the fair is always the Midway, and this year, there will be the usual games and exciting rides as well as the largest ride in the Fair’s history! Towering 100 feet above the midway, “The Slingshot” will stretch you like a rubber band and thrust you into the air to extreme heights (150 feet!) at intense speeds. In fact, you’ll feel 3-to-5 g’s of force as you’re launched into the sky. If you like the idea of basically being a human-sized pebble in a gargantuan rubber band, then this ride is for you. The Slingshot will cost $25 per person to ride and will be available during regular carnival hours: weekends from 12 noon-11pm and 4-11pm on weekdays. If you are not that brave, perhaps you would be interested in some of the other thrill rides that will be at this year’s East Texas State Fair such as: The Freakout, The Fire Ball, or The Rock Star. Classics return like the ferris wheel, House of Mirrors, The Zipper, and tons more. The fair offers an armband that gives you the ability to enjoy the rides as many times as you want for a reasonable price. The Food Of course there is a ton to see, but there is even more to eat! You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a samosa from The Crazy Samosa. Every year we look forward to their amazing Kenyaninspired dishes.

Greenbriar Foods has been cooking up consistently great grub at the fair for more than 15 years. Last year’s People’s Choice Award winner, Greenbriar Foods is a tradition for fair goers looking for what some would call “the best burger in town.” Located just in front of the East Pavilion, you’ll recognize Greenbriar foods for the large crowd gathered in front. From Harlon’s BBQ, Kinfolk Tator Hut, SMOKINLIKEYALIKEIT, the Seafood Cajun Express, Texas Twister, The Weenie Shack, Leimon’s Pizza, and of course, Totally Nutz there is something for everyone. Don’t forget dessert! Granny’s Cheesecake & More returns with her amazing collection of deep-fried and chocolate-dipped sweets. You can’t visit the fair without visiting Granny right in the heart of Food Row. Trinity Lutheran Church returns as a fair favorite offering yummy homemade pies too. Music Join the fun at the East Texas State Fair for ten awesome nights of live music under the carnival lights. Meet your friends in the Beer Garden then grab a seat for one of the nightly free concerts. Great performances from local artists and national acts will be performed starting each night at 8pm. • September 22nd (8-9:30pm) - Jamie Richards (Red Dirt/Texas Country) • September 23rd (2:30-10:30pm) - COUNTRYFEST featuring Kevin Fowler, Rick Huckaby, Jeremy McComb, Gary Kyle, Chris Colston (Red Dirt/Texas Country) • September 24th (4-9pm) - La Invasora Conjunto Fest (Hispanic) • September 25th (8-9:30pm) - The Tuxedo Cats (Classic Rock) • September 26th (8-9:30pm) - Radio Birds (Rock) • September 27th (8-9:30pm) - The Nightowls (Soul) • September 28th (8-9:30pm) - Mike & The Moonpies (Red Dirt/Texas Country plus it’s College Night) • September 29th (8-9:30pm) - Rick Trevino (Classic Country) • September 30th (2:30-10:30pm) - COUNTRYFEST featuring William Clark Green, Ray Johnston, Dalton Domino, Drew Womack, Kylie Rae Harris (Red Dirt/Texas Country) • October 1st (4-10pm) - La Invasora Conjunto Fest (Hispanic) All concerts are free with Fair admission. Discounted ticket packages are available in advance. Tickets & More Info The East Texas State Fair takes place at 2112 W. Front St. Tyler, (903)597-2501, Tickets are adult $10, children 6-12 $6, and children under 5 are free when accompanied by adult ticket buyer. Carnival ride wristbands are $25, which allow you to ride as many rides as you want unlimited. Advanced ticket discounts are available online at Advance tickets can also be bought at your local Brookshire’s or Super 1 Food through Wednesday, September 21st. Free student and college night tickets are available at Fair hours are weekdays 2-11pm, weekends 10am-11pm. Carnival hours are weekdays 4-11pm, weekends 12 noon-11pm, and the last Sunday 12 noon-10pm. The fair is open for lunch on weekdays 11am-2pm with free admission.

Edom Art Festival: A Tradition of Fine Art

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. Leathersmiths, knife makers, weavers, painters, glass blowers, woodworkers, architects, jewelers, and other potters have moved in and out of Edom over the years, finding a home base for their studios plus also finding acceptance and collaboration of their dreams, as well as establishing themselves as The Edom Craft Community. Doug Brown started the Art Fair in 1972, wanting to provide a place for artists and craftsmen to sell their work and for a weekend to come together and celebrate the arts and friendship and to show what a nurturing place this was for artists. The show was for many years strictly by invitation only, but in 1995, became a juried show, open to anyone by application and passing a criteria for quality. For all these years, the event was always held on the grounds behind the studios, which is owned by the Browns. 1999 was the last year the fair was held in Edom for a few years because it just became too much for the

Browns to continue to have it on their property. It moved to the grounds of the Tyler Museum of Art, and to springtime, where they had a great partnership and volunteers to help with their efforts from the Museum. After five years, it moved back to Edom and was taken over by the newly formed Edom Chamber of Commerce. It also moved to the property adjacent to the old fairgrounds, which is now owned by Bud and Ann Berry. It is a wonderfully large meadow that can accommodate not only artists but food vendors, a kids art area, parking, music, and new this year - a beer and wine garden. There are some changes this year. The music 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.

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, blacksmithing demos all day. Edom has not changed much in 45 years; most of the buildings still look pretty much the same. Several of the artists are still there; new artists have come and continue to come. It is a wonderful testament to these artists who have persevered over all of these years. The concept of establishing a place for artists to come together in friendship and sell their work still abounds to this day as one of the most well-respected art festivals in Texas. “Build it and they will come” is still the mantra and sometimes old is new again, for the 45th year. For more info call (903)852-6473 or (903)258-5192 or go to Admission is free.

“Art of Peace-Tyler:”

Spread Peace, Love and More September 15th24th, the 7th Annual “Art Of Peace-Tyler,” an East Texas celebration of peace, creates community and welcomes new friends to the area. Events include: September 15th (12 noon-1pm) - Honk for Peace - Every Friday on the Downtown Square in Tyler, a group of people dedicated to peace hold signs encouraging us to wage peace and not war. Come be a part. September 15th (6-10pm) - Songs of PeaceJoin the fun at Stanley's Famous BBQ, 525 S. Beckham, for dinner and drinks with local artists playing their favorite peace-themed songs. September 16th (10am-2pm) - Day for Kids at Bergfeld Park - Visit the “Art Of PeaceTyler” booth at the annual Boys & Girls Club of East Texas Day for Kids. Bring your family for interactive art projects, and write peace messages on boards for the next Habitat for Humanity of Smith County home. September 16th (7pm) - Peace Open Mic Poets, singer-songwriters, and spoken word artists, are asked to join at this year’s Peace Open Mic at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship off of Old Omen Rd. in Tyler. September 17th-24th - Peace Art ExhibitHeld at Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave., Tyler, the exhibit is free and open to the public during museum hours. September 19th (5-6:30pm) - Peace Meditation - Held at the Tyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College, Tyler, several meditators will talk about their experience with meditation. Heartfulness Meditation will be led by UT Tyler instructor and meditation trainer Gayathri Kambhampati. September 21st (12 noon) - Peace Pole Dedication - Help dedicate the 2017 “Art Of Peace-Tyler” Peace Pole at Bergfeld Park. The Peace Pole contains a call for peace as a reminder of the communal desires for peace, especially for children. This is the fourth Peace Pole being planted in Tyler. September 21st (6pm) - Peace Meal Celebrate Peace Day by joining community members, peace advocates, and new friends for a meal and uplifting program. This will be held at Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center, 3013 Earl Campbell Pkwy., Tyler. September 21st (7:45pm) - Human Peace Sign - After the Peace Meal come join in while making a Human Peace Sign. The 2017 “Art Of Peace-Tyler” Peace Honoree is Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. For more info and tickets go online to • 9

Ongoing Events

Second Saturday of each month (September 9th, all day) - Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler - Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses offer fun all day long. Free parking. Rain or shine Downtown will be the place to be every second Saturday! For more info and a full list of events go to or search for Hit the Bricks on Facebook. September 10th & 24th (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 Canton First Monday Trade Days Market is held Thursday-Sundays. What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques, and collectibles that can be found anywhere. For more info call (903)567-6556 or go to Dates are: August 31st-September 3rd, September 28th-October 1st, November 2nd-5th, and November 30th-December 3rd.

More Events For more events and to add your events for free, go to September 2nd-4th - Sharon Shrine Circus will return to the Oil Palace, 10408 Hwy 64E, Tyler. With three rings of affordable family fun, “The Jordan World Circus” will thrill fans of all ages. See the death-defying aerial acts and animal attractions including tigers and elephants. Discount tickets are available at Shows are Saturday, September 2nd at 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, September 3rd, 1:30pm and 5:30pm; and Monday, September 4th at 1:30pm and 5:30pm. September 5th (12 noon-1pm) - 1st Tuesday in the Garden - Smith County Master Gardeners will be held. “Fall Vegetable Gardening with Greg Grant” will be the topic. This is held at the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler. For more info go to September 8th (6:30-10pm) - ETX Music Awards will be held at KE Bushman’s, 1593 FM 2493, Bullard. This event is focused on all major music genres in Texas. The public votes for their favorites in categories that include radio stations, magazines, venues, and genres like Americana, country, gospel, rock, metal, jazz, blues, hip-hop, Tejano, and more. Awards will be presented during the event when winners are revealed. Performers are chosen from 180 finalists. For more info or tickets go to There will be an “After Party at X’LN featuring King Richard & The Bayou Boys. “Bring the after party to X’LN and celebrate the awards and the brand new King Richard CD release 9pm-close.”

September 11th (7-8am) - Smith County 911 Event - Join in this memorial as they remember September 11, 2001’s Emergency Responders and those who died in the line of duty from Smith County since that day. Students, residents, and First Responders of Smith County will be gathering on the Downtown Tyler Square. Free. September 12th (6:30-9:30pm) - Bling-O, a ladies-night-out of Bingo played for designer purses, is a fun night of games, food, and fellowship. The event will include a silent auction as well as many additional games and a chance drawing. The 2016 event was an amazing event with more than 550 people in attendance and lots of fun games! Enjoy the evening, and see if you can take home a little bling from BLING-O. The net proceeds from the event support the children of Smith County who have been physically and sexually abused. For tickets go to cacsmithcounty. This will be held at Cascades Country Club, 2611 Cascades Golf Club Dr., Tyler. September 12th (5:30-7pm) - Cocktails & Conversations: Deeper in Debt, Women & Student Loans - Join AAUW Tyler as they report a broad overview of how student debt became a women’s issue. It aims to change the conversation around student debt so that it includes gender-based analysis and solutions. Please RSVP to this event or send an email to This will be held at Texas 1836 Kitchen, 2647 Crow Rd., Tyler. This is free to attend. September 14th-16th - CCC Fall Sale - “Recycling East Texas since 2002!” The CCC Sale is where more than 1,400 East Texas families come together and sell their gently used, no longer needed items such as clothes, toys, books, furniture, home decor, outdoor play equipment, bikes plus more. At 50-90% of retail, it’s the best way to save money and make money as you clothe your family. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, Tyler. Admission is free and the doors open at 9am daily. Go to for more info. September 14th (6:30-10pm) - Wish Night: An Evening of Wishes - Make-A-Wish North Texas is proud to host the third annual An Evening of Wishes. An Evening of Wishes is a business casual event featuring dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, Cake & Cork, a surprise wish reveal, and more! This very special evening will be emceed by Kaci Koviak of KETK/Fox 51 and feature wish kid Rachel, all presented by Sadler’s Smokehouse. For tickets or more info, contact apearson@ntx. or (903)206-4405. This will be held at Hollytree Country Club, Tyler. September 16th (10am-2pm) - Day for Kids will be held at Tyler Bergfeld Park. Children can take part in games, activities, special events, and receive a goodie bag in a free showcase for organizations that cater to youth. Boys & Girls Clubs across the country and around the world celebrate this day created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children. This Day for Kids is sponsored by KLTV, Christus Trinity Mother Frances,

Brookshire’s, and JD Byrider will have lots of fun entertainment, music, giveaways, free t-shirts, food, and much more including Kids Celebration by WOW Attractions. For details or participation contact or call (903)593-9211. September 19th (6-10pm) - Hearts of Hope benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Luis Sottil Foundation. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and supporters of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are invited to attend a live and silent auction showcasing the work of internationally renowned artist Luis Sottil and the Miracle Children artists who are participating in this second annual event. Tickets are $100 per person. This will be held at Willow Brook Country Club. For more info about the event or sponsorships call (903)6064752 or go to September 20th (7pm-12am) - Selena Tribute Concert will be held at Coach’s & Cowboy’s, 8374 Paluxy Dr., Tyler. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. RPH Live Productions of Tyler will present this Selena Tribute Concert played live by Bidi Bidi Banda from Austin, Texas. Bidi Bidi Banda is Austin’s first all-star Selena Tribute band and is composed of members of some of Austin’s premier Latin bands. They will bring to you the finest Selena tribute that you can possibly imagine. Now, get ready to sing, dance, and relive Selena. For more info and tickets go to September 23rd (7pm) - “A Night at the Museum” will be held featuring creative cocktails, dinner, music, entertainment, silent auction, and more. Features are hors d’oeuvres and science-themed cocktails using dry ice and glowing quinine, science demos sure to wow you, including colorful flames, -321 degree liquid nitrogen, and more, seating throughout the galleries, dinner items that incorporate molecular gastronomy, unique silent auction packages with mobile bidding, live music, games, and more! For more info, call (903)533-8011 or email Discovery Science Place is located at 308 N. Broadway, Tyler. September 23rd (10am-2pm) - Shine at the Shrine Classic Car Show - Custom cars will be on display and competing for trophies and bragging rights! Top 10, Best in Class, People’s Choice, and tons more awards will be given. There is a $20 registration fee to participate, which includes two meal tickets and a t-shirt. To see the cars in the show is free. For more info email This will be held at the Sharon Shrine, 10027 Hwy. 31E, Tyler. September 23rd-24th (10am-6pm) - YesterLand Farms Grand Reopening will take place honoring First Responders and US Military who put their lives on the line for us daily. All first responders and military (active duty or retired) with a valid ID will receive a free Amazement Pass plus half off for up to three family members. Enjoy the new Twister Town, roller coasters, candy cabin, corn maze craze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, apple cannon, fresh lemonade, pig races, festival foods,

fireworks, Fright Farm, and more. See more at September 22nd-October 1st - East Texas State Fair - The annual East Texas State Fair takes place on the fairgrounds at 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. The fair features food, carnival rides, concerts, horticulture show, art show, livestock competition, photography competition, Senior Day, and much more. A schedule and admission tickets is available at etstatefair. com. Discount tickets are available too. September 30th (8am-12 noon) - St. Mary Magdalene Car Show - The Knights of Columbus and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church will hold their 5th Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show with registration beginning at 8am on the grounds of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Flint with free coffee and donuts provided to entrants. Entry fees for first vehicle entered is $25 and $15 for each additional vehicle entered. Lunch will be provided for each participant and a guest. The general public is welcome. Admission is free. Contact Ron Groman at (903)253-3212 for more info. October 3rd (6-9pm) - Sight Night: The Joy of Sight - This fun night Downtown will feature local art, live music, and lots of food. It will feature art by local artists in an art silent auction. Tickets are a $5 minimum donation. This will be a fun night where you get to see beautiful local art while supporting a good cause. 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 October 5th - Scott’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Nationals - Watch Tyler’s local firefighters and others run the toughest two minutes in sports. This family friendly event is free to the public to watch. This is held at the Broadway Square Mall parking lot, 4601 S. Broadway, Tyler, behind Sears. For more info, go to October 7th (11am-6pm) - Dogtoberfest will again be held. “This year, we plan to make Dogtoberfest even bigger and better!” Dogtoberfest is the culmination of adoptable pets from local animal rescue groups, pet related vendors, local live bands, craft breweries, restaurants, and food trucks. The ultimate goal of the day is finding forever homes for as many of the homeless pets in our community as possible.” Dogtoberfest will take place on Market Square Boulevard behind Gander Mountain, 151 Market Square Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)596-7722 or go to 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.

A Local’s Favorite Hang Out Catfish Crab Etouffée Beer Shrimp Lobster Boudin Wine Crawfish Alligator Tamales Steaks Oysters Gumbo Burgers Chicken Catfish Pizza PoBoys Sausage 10 • • 11


Every Monday

18th Matt Raker Band







With The Chris Oliver Project









Big Funky Cloud








western star band




A Part of the Art of Peace Festival








W i t h t h e A l ly V e n A b l e b A n d

w/ CharliE STouT




Katy G & the Girls

w/ Johnny & the Nightcrawlers



Music The Leftovers:

Just As Good The Second Time Around

By Johnny Griffith A lot of times the word “leftovers” can have a negative feel to it. Sure, leftover pizza is almost better than fresh when you eat it cold for breakfast the next day, but if you’re one of the leftovers after the kids at school finish picking their sports teams, then you aren’t feeling very good about the word. Local musicians Mike Hill, Stacy Shew, and Paul Shafer (no, not Paul Shaffer of David Letterman fame) are proving that leftovers are nothing to turn your nose up at, and to drive the point home, that’s the name of their band: “The Leftovers.” Based out of Tyler, Hill (drums), Shew (bass), and Shafer (guitar/vocals) have all spent time in previous projects and in some cases, are still actively involved in other local acts but have more than enough chemistry to go around as The Leftovers have found something unique in their own right and are starting to wow audiences around the area several times a month. With each member bringing their unique perspective to the band, the musical combinations coming off the stage often result in different takes on classics and covers not being done by other bands in the area. I reached out to Paul Shafer to get some more information for music lovers out there: Johnny: Where are the band members from originally? Paul: Mike grew up in Kilgore, Stacy grew up in Athens, and I was born in Houston but grew up most of my teen years in the Texarkana area. So we are pretty much native East Texas boys. Johnny: What is the musical background of the band members? Paul: Mike and Stacy have been a part of the music scene in East Texas for a while. Mike has

been playing drums since he was six, and Stacy had his first gig at age 15. Those guys have played in really great bands and have traveled pretty much to every town around East Texas that had or has live music. I have been playing music for more than 20 years writing and covering music all during that time while playing live. Johnny: So I’m assuming “The Leftovers” is a reference to you guys all being members of other bands at some point. How did you all meet? Paul: We became friends from the music scene in Tyler really. We hit it off and really enjoyed seeing each other before we started playing together. We were busy doing our own projects at the time, and we joked about starting a band together. Mike came up with the name “The Leftovers” for that reason you mentioned, and it stuck after our first gig together. Johnny: I’ve heard some tracks, and it seems to be pretty eclectic. Do you have a style you focus on, and are there any originals in the mix? Paul: We don’t play any of my originals in The Leftovers. When we started getting serious about playing together, we knew that we just wanted to be a fun cover band that plays songs people recognize, but not always pick the obvious ones. We wanted to make the songs our own with our individual styles. We all enjoy different kinds of music, and it just gels so incredibly well to what our sound has become. Mike is such a solid drummer with great fills and tempo; Stacy is a monster of a bass player with great creativity; and I’ve loved picking up my electric guitars with some reverb and 80’s sounds to create something that is completely opposite from my acoustic guitar sound when I play solo. Johnny: How has the response been to “The Leftovers” so far? Paul: Really good! We usually make new friends at every gig and try to be as relational as we can before and after the set we are booked for. People are always kind to us after our set mentioning our sound or song choices, but the best compliment that I receive with this band is that people always say it looks like we are

having so much fun on stage. In return, they have fun! Johnny: How many shows are you currently doing a month on average? Paul: We play on an average of 4-8 shows a month together. Johnny: Are you primarily playing out of the Tyler area or have you done gigs out of the immediate area? Paul: Tyler/Longview/Nacogdoches mostly, but we are in talks with several other venues a little farther out. Johnny: With so many gig opportunities, do you guys have any side hobbies? Paul: It’s pretty crazy because music is such an important part to all of our lives, it’s pretty much our main hobby even though we consider it more than that. Mike and Stacy both have families and have played with some amazing bands over the years, so it truly is an honor for me to share the stage with them when we get to. Mike does really great graphic design work, DJ’s for weddings/parties/etc..., and also currently plays with the amazing Kid Icarus Project. Stacy works for Kyser Capos and plays with a very talented local artist, Lauren Alexander. I continue to play solo a lot around town and occasionally have some musician friends of mine to back me up at gigs. Johnny: What have been some, if any, of the challenges in maintaining “The Leftovers” with your other commitments? Paul: Well the calendar is the biggest

struggle. We love playing together so much, however, we are full supporters of each other’s schedules and work around them. Johnny: Do your bandmates from other projects ever moonlight with you guys? Paul: We would love to see that happen. We’ve had some pretty cool experiences at certain gigs with: people that we currently play with in other projects; have played with; or other local musicians/singers joining us on stage for a song. Johnny: What’s been the coolest memory from the stage with this band? Paul: The chemistry. Personally, I remember the first gig we played booked as The Leftovers. After the first song, I looked at Stacy and Mike with a big smile on my face saying, “THIS IS AWESOME!” What I love about this band is that I keep saying that somewhere during the set every gig we play together. Johnny: What’s coming up the rest of the year for The Leftovers Paul: More shows. More venues. More friends. More fun! Be sure to like The Leftovers on Facebook for news and upcoming events: •

4803 Old Bullard Rd, Ste 1, Tyler, TX 75703 (903) 581-6700 — LIVE MUSIC

Tuesdays - 7-10 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8-11 pm Saturday, September 16th Friday, September 1st

Matt Raker Band

Tuesday, September 19th

Tuesday, September 5th

Wednesday, September 20th

Wednesday, September 6th

Thursday, September 21st

Thursday, September 7th

Friday, September 22nd

Friday, September 8th

Saturday, September 23rd

Gary Patrick Band Tyler Dudley Levi Kitchen Clint Alford Paul Shafer

Saturday, September 9th

Paco Estrada Trio

Lucas Kelm

Gary Patrick

Darrin Morris

Greg Schroeder

Lauren Alexander Trio Tuesday, September 26th

Jason Misenheimer

Tuesday, September 12th

Wednesday, September 27th

Wednesday, September 13th

Thursday, September 28th

Thursday, September 14th

Friday, September 29th

Friday, September 15th

Saturday, September 30th

Trey Dillon Gary Kyle

Billie Jo Ferguson Gary Patrick

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Senor Gringos

Saturday, September 2nd

Corey Breedlove Patrick James Levi Kitchen

Dustin Becker Trio

Restaurant Hours (Late nights are bar only): Mon-Thur:11am - 10pm, Fri: 11am - 12am, Sat: 2pm - 12am

Jeremiah Jackson:

Trying Hard To Be The Shepherd

By Johnny Griffith Jeremiah Jackson, the name sounds like a character from a Tarantino movie. Perhaps it could have been a “Jules” type character, full of great wrath and furious anger, or perhaps it could have been a Marcelus Wallace type character, smooth and controlled but dangerous nonetheless. Once you hear Jeremiah Jackson on stage, however, you realize that this is Vincent Vega at Jackrabbit Slim’s sort of cool. Laid back and digging a five dollar milkshake while winning the dance competition. The catch, though, is Jeremiah Jackson isn’t a “who” per se, but rather an idea of a musical collective with a main character and some supporting actors along the way. Jeremiah Jackson is the brainchild of Patrick Saikin, mild mannered history professor by day, soulful blues rocker by night. An amalgamation of several different influences and styles, a JJ show can run the gamut from groovy acoustic jams to full blown electric ladyland and everywhere in between. Always his biggest critic and constantly looking to improve the craft, Patrick Saikin doesn’t like to dwell on successes and failures but rather the journey. I managed to catch up with Patrick recently and get some more insight to this Jeremiah Jackson cat: Johnny: Let’s start off with a little bit about the man behind Jeremiah Jackson and your background. Patrick: I’m from Longview, originally. I played bass as a teenager at my high school, Trinity School of Texas. Twice a week we had a chapel service, I played bass and sang worship songs. Jump forward a year later and I was in a thrash punk band called The Snapnecks. This sudden change from worship to punk probably influences the way I write today. I moved to Tyler to attend UT Tyler and studied there until I earned my Masters in History. Johnny: Where was the original exposure to music, and what spurred that initial interest? Patrick: I’ve been interested in music for as long as I can remember. My immediate family is most likely to blame for my keen interest in ALL things music. My mother and I would sing along to the oldies station on the way to school each morning. I’m pretty sure the first song I ever learned to sing was Hound Dog. My dad on the other hand, raised me on a trifecta of Led Zeppelin, Santana, and Jethro Tull. I didn’t discover people like David Bowie until I was older. I remember visiting my oldest brother at college, and he had Bowie’s last concert as Ziggy Stardust playing on his TV. He expressed true freedom. Being true to yourself. Johnny: So, where did the name Jeremiah Jackson come from? Patrick: I had a friend in high school named Jeremy Jackson. He said it was short for Jeremiah. I thought it was the coolest name in the world. I always wanted to be cool. I was bullied a lot in school, and subconsciously I guess I thought it was a way out. I’m not sure; it’s just a name that really stuck. Johnny: I’m confused, is Jeremiah Jackson a solo project or a full band because I’ve seen evidence of both along the way? Patrick: In essence, this is more or less a solo project. I’ve rotated a few members through the years. At this point my lineup consists of a bass player and drummer for my full band shows. I’ve played with several drummers across Texas including Josh Stewart, Chewie Taylor, Michael Graham, Charlie DeBolt, Jeremy Grisham, and Mikey Uptmor. I’ve only had two bass players: Chris Austin and Cory Zimmerman. My most current members are Mikey and Cory. Both have great chemistry as a rhythm section. Johnny: Okay so when was Jeremiah Jackson “born?” Patrick: I guess it was “born” when I started college at UT Tyler. I got together with my friend Doug and started playing the songs we wrote individually. We even played a couple shows with a full band but never got really serious about anything. I went off and spent some years in The Problem Preachers and Channel 8. After that, I decided to bring JJ back. Johnny: I’ve listened to some of your tracks and, depending on the song, it seems like your

music has threads of everything from David Bowie, to Zeppelin, to Ministry, and even Robert Johnson and ZZ Top. How do you describe the music, and what are your influences when it comes to writing? Patrick: The foundation of my influence comes from all those you listed. However, the framework, plumbing, electrical work, etc... comes from a wide range of places. I listen to Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains, Dolly Parton, Fugazi, The Strokes, Loretta Lynn, and that’s just the mix for a single day. What gets me started doesn’t necessarily have to be musical either. A song usually starts with an emotion, either simple or complex. Johnny: How has the response been to JJ so far? Patrick: People see me get on stage and think I’m the sound guy or a roadie. Then they see me put on the guitar and probably think, “Oh geez, what is this?” I think one of the main reasons people respond positively to my music is because they’re coming into it with such low expectations. I don’t like to judge myself because I know I can always be better than I was yesterday. Johnny: How many shows are you currently doing a month on average? Patrick: I used to play up to eight shows a month with Channel 8, but I’ve cut down a lot since then. My plans for this fall and into next year are 2-4 shows a month. Johnny: You recently released an album. How has the response been to the new release, and what did you learn about yourself and the band through that process? Patrick: The biggest thing I learned through the process was all the work and months of planning that goes into a release and supporting tour. Despite all the effort it took, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Johnny: What has been your coolest memory with JJ to this point? Patrick: Coming back to Tyler to play my EP release show at El Guapo Records. I was not expecting such a large turnout. If anything, it reassured me that people were actually listening. Johnny: Besides your own stuff, what are you listening to currently that excites you? Patrick: Something that I’ve been listening to over and over again is the Post Pop Depression album by Iggy Pop. He got together with Josh Homme of QOTSA and put out one of the most gorgeous and solid sounding rock albums of the last decade. Iggy’s voice has aged like a fine wine, reaching rumbling lows while still having this hauntingly delicate nature that gives me shivers. It’s one of the most perfectly produced albums I’ve heard in a long time. One day, I hope to create something as poignant. Johnny: What is on the radar for JJ? Patrick: I’m currently working on a wrestling themed music video with videographer Josiah Sage and The League of Lions. I’m hoping to have that released by the end of the year, maybe with a viewing party. I’m also looking into recording another EP soon. I’ve been spending the past two months writing, hopefully something comes of it. Johnny: Final question; if you got to share the stage with one non JJ musician, past or present, for one song, who is the musician, and what song would you play? Patrick: Likely David Bowie. To play the guitar on Moonage Daydream in his band is a dream. Check out Jeremiah Jackson at: • •


7:30pm Boogie Butt Productions Presents

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singer-songwriter Riley Redding from Lindale. A 2012 graduate of Lindale High School, Redding attended Tyler Junior College where he received an associates degree in Business Administration. After an early interest in sports, Redding wasn’t overly involved in school activities and spent most of his summers, as well as spring breaks, working during the day and hanging out with friends at night. Little did Redding know at the time that these memories would provide fertile soil for cultivating great songs just a few years later as a performer and songwriter with an album to his credit. Riley took some time to answer some questions for us recently: Johnny: When was your first memory of showing interest in music? Riley: I’ve always enjoyed music, but when I tried picking up a guitar to learn when I was 12, I got frustrated very quickly and put it down. I didn’t come back to it for several years. When I turned 17 I decided to try again, but this time started taking interest and really trying to learn. Initially, I began playing in church. Looking back, a forgiving audience is a great place to start when you’re young and building your confidence. The rest, as they say, is history. Johnny: Who were some of your early influences that kept you focused and involved in music? Riley: I’d have to say my grandmother mainly, but between her and my mother, I By Johnny Griffith managed to stay focused long enough for the For several years, radio country music has bug to catch. Musically the list of influences been pushing what could be described as a goes on and on forever! There are too many shallower brand of the genre. Just like anygreat songs and great songwriters out there to thing, there are ebbs and flows in the indusnarrow down the list. try and often ratings are driven by the most Johnny: When did you discover you had a easily digested version of something out there. knack for songwriting? Luckily, there has been an opposite and equal Riley: I met a man named John Defoore, reaction to this trend with many artists optand he introduced me to it when I was around ing for a more genuine version of the craft 20, mentoring me along the way. I wouldn’t that stays more true to the roots and history of necessarily say that it was a knack, though, country music. Local artists here in East Texas but rather more of a learned passion. You seem especially proud to stick to those roots, write, and write, and write, then before long, and one of those up and coming artists is it becomes a way of life. Sometimes it becomes

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hard to operate in the real world because you’ve spent so much time creating your own little one to live in during the writing process. Johnny: Where do you tend to draw inspiration for your songs? Riley: Inspiration is all around us, but I tend to draw from a mix of my own experiences growing up as well as those around me. I had some great times with my friends when we were younger, and those memories can make for some great songs. Really though, creativity is where you find it, and if you look hard enough, you can see it in just about anything. Johnny: Are you primarily a solo act or do you play with a band during live sets? Riley: Right now I’m trying to do a good mix of solo and full band sets. It really just depends on the venue and the circumstances. Johnny: How integral has your family been when it comes to this musical path you’re following? Riley: You know, everyone just wanted the best for me so obviously some were hesitant about it at first, but others have supported 100% the entire way. Eventually, everyone came around and they all support it now. Johnny: Your bio says you spent summers working with your father as a kid. Do you feel those days grounded you with a work ethic and connection to East Texas that comes through in your music? Riley: Yes, very much so. It taught me that working hard can get you a lot of places dreaming and talent alone can’t. A lot of folks don’t want to put in the man hours, or get frustrated and quit when it gets a little rough. I feel like when I combine talent and passion with hard work, the sky's the limit. God has blessed me with a wonderful upbringing and a wonderful passion and dream to follow. Focusing on Him is what keeps me going. Johnny: You recently released an album. How was that experience? Riley: It was tough! A lot of work goes into it. I must admit, I was naive. It’s been wonderful though. I have learned so much, met some amazing people, and built tons of great relationships. I wouldn’t trade the experience for

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the world. Johnny: How has the reception been to the new music so far? Riley: Amazing! I have been overwhelmed with kind words and comments. People seem to really be taking a liking to it, which I am very glad of! Johnny: What have you been most proud of to this point in your career? Riley: This album is the highlight of my career right now, but anytime I can connect with someone through my music is pretty amazing as well. Johnny: If I’ve got one word to describe Riley Redding to potential new fans, what do I use? Riley: Authentic. For more info on Riley Redding find him on Facebook at rileyreddingmusic.

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By Johnny Griffith Growing up in the 80’s for me was a great time. There are much worse things than having no responsibilities other than school, hanging out with my friends, and of course, listening to 80’s metal. My days and nights during middle and high school replay in my mind to a soundtrack of Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and many others. These songs always take me back to specific memories of events and people that usually always make me smile. One of the few local bands that have embraced this genre and consistently encourage audiences to bang their heads is Sweet Pain. Based in the Tyler area, Sweet Pain (SP) has been rocking the stage with the sweet sounds of slick guitar solos and power ballads for several years now. A regular at local clubs and festivals, SP has been helmed by Sonia and Kindra Tiner for over a decade and after many changes in the roster of the band over the years, the lineup has solidified in recent years and is poised for bigger and better things. I recently sat down with Sonia to get to know Sweet Pain better: Johnny: Give me the current rundown of who is in the band and a little of their background. Sonia: I was born in St. Charles, MO and moved to Tyler with my mother in 1981. I went to high school at Chapel Hill and graduated from TJC with a degree in Radiology Technology. I took piano lessons at age 11, and I’m a self-taught guitarist. I currently work in the I.T. Department for Gregg County, and in my spare time, I like riding my 2004 Harley Fat Boy, playing Playstation 4, and shooting guns. Kindra Tiner was born in Athens, Texas graduated from Trinidad High School, and currently lives in Tyler. Kindra lost her mother to brain cancer in 1989. She is a self-taught musician and has played lead guitar in several country bands since the age of 14. She decided to learn how to play bass guitar for Sweet Pain in 2007. She works at Skeeter Bass Boats in Kilgore and enjoys riding her 2005 Harley Deuce in her spare time and fishing. Richard Callahan is originally from Houston and studied computer systems and technology at MTI College of Business and Technology in San Jacinto, Texas. He has taught and performed music in Tyler for more than 15 years. His other projects include guitarist for Church in the Barn and Senor Gringo. Richard teaches at Guitar Center in Tyler while writing and recording his own music in his spare time. Last, but not least, Derold Miller, originally from Redwood City, CA, learned how to play drums at age 11, on his uncle’s set. He also served in the U.S. Navy for 4 ½ years. Derold played in several rock and metal bands in the California and Seattle areas. Although his days of playing in multiple bands are over, he enjoys playing a round of golf and Playstation 4. He is currently the I.T. director for Gregg County. Johnny: So what is the significance in the name of the band “Sweet Pain?” Sonia: Well, pain can be bittersweet in many cases. We were sitting around talking about how you do something you love, even if it hurts you physically or mentally. So “Sweet Pain” came to life. Johnny: SP has been doing this for over a decade now, to what do you attribute your continued success? Sonia: Our genre of music is something people from all ages and backgrounds can relate to. We try to play songs that take you back in time and songs people can rock out to. Johnny: Speaking of those songs, what guided you towards that specific genre? Sonia: When we started building our set list we wanted to bring back the 80’s hair band songs that just weren’t being played any more. Especially, bands like Heart, Journey, and Guns n Roses just to name a few. We also wanted to play songs that younger and older generations

both would recognize and go, “Oh yeah, I love that song” or “I remember jamming to that song back in high school!” It is definitely a by-product of the music we grew up listening to. Johnny: Does Sweet Pain stick to covers, or do you work some originals in? Sonia: Between Richard and myself, we have several originals. We just finished recording “Queen of Misery,” which is about domestic violence that I wrote back in 2007 based on my personal experience. We are now working on “Dark Side,” “Reflections,” “Madness,” “My Heart Bleeds,” and “Rag Doll.” Our goal is to incorporate two or three originals in each set. This gets our stuff out there while we still rock out the popular cover tunes. Johnny: How many shows on average

do you guys play? Sonia: We typically average three shows a month although we tried to cut back to two a month because we played every weekend for eight years, and I was worn out. Many people have reached out to us for benefits and other venues, so we have a busy schedule in September. Very Busy! Johnny: What has the summer been like for Sweet Pain? Sonia: We have been off since July 4th. This summer I had to have surgery on my right foot so we haven’t played any shows since July 3rd. We wer back to a full schedule in August. Johnny: How far do you typically travel to gig? Is it primarily local, or do you get regional/statewide coverage? Sonia: We have played at The Horseshoe Casino in Bossier several times, along with many Motorcycle Rallies and festivals like Thunder in the Pines, Rally in the Crater, Hot Fun Summer Run, 3-Day Thaw, Bugs-n-Blues, Hawg Wild Rally, Porchfest, and Tomato Fest. Other areas include Nacogdoches, Palestine, Dallas, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Selman, Tyler, Longview, etc... We typically play close to home but are looking to branch out of the area in the future. It would be great to play something like Rocklahoma or Ozzfest! Johnny: What have been some of the challenges you’ve had maintaining the band for more than 10 years? Sonia: Wow! Finding the right mix of talent and personalities has probably been our biggest challenge. We’ve been through a handful of lead guitar players until Richard Callahan said he wanted to play with us permanently. He’s been with this band a little over a year now. Derold “Big D” Miller has been our drummer for a little over three years. Kindra and myself are the only two original members. Now that we have the right people in place, everything is going right for us! Johnny: On the thought of things going right for you guys, Sweet Pain has been nominated for some awards recently, haven’t you? Sonia: This year we are nominated in several categories at the ArkLa-TX music awards on November 4th. “Queen of Misery” is up for Song of the Year, while the band is nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Kindra is nominated for Bassist of the Year, Derold is nominated for Drummer of the Year, Richard is nominated for Guitarist of the Year, and I’ve been nominated for Songwriter, Guitarist, and Female Vocalist of the Year. We are very thankful to all of the fans, friends, and family members who nominated and voted for us. Johnny: What does the rest of 2017 look like for Sweet Pain? Sonia: The rest of this year, we are focusing on completing our CD and adding more cover songs to our set list. We are going to keep raising the bar higher and higher, and we will keep live music alive! Be sure to check out Sweet Pain on stage this month: • September 1st - The Back Porch, Kilgore • September 9th - XLN, Tyler • September 16th - Fundraiser for Judson Road Volunteer Fire Department, Longview • September 17th - Benefit For Krystina, City Park in Kilgore • September 23rd - Hawg Wild Rally, Chireno, Texas • September 29th - Lonestar Icehouse, Longview Also be sure to check out Sweet Pain on the web: •

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September 8th (7:30pm) - “Salute to Sinatra From Las Vegas” is an exciting and nostalgic journey through many of the most celebrated songs of the Great American Songbook. You will experience an unforgettable show - brilliantly performed by nationally renowned tribute artist Dave Halston. Tickets are $20 and $33. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler, September 8th (8pm) - Zane Williams will perform at Coach’s & Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy Dr., Tyler, September 8th-10th (Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 11am-12am, Sunday 12:30-7pm) Lindale Big Texas Fest will feature live music by Robert Earl Keen, Monte Montgomery, Sergeant Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band, Roxy Roca, Uncle Lucius, Charlie Robison, Aaron Watson, and more. This will be held at The Cannery, 55 Miranda Lambert Way, Lindale. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at September 15th (8pm) - Sam Riggs will perform at Coach’s & Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy Dr., Tyler, September 15th (7pm) - The Toadies will be in concert at Click’s Live, Tyler. Tickets are available at Tickets start at $21. September 16th (6pm) - Gaither Vocal Band will be in concert at Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University, located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go online to September 16th (8pm) John Conlee will be in concert at Red Rooster Icehouse, 1470 N. Beulah, Hawkins. For tickets go to Tickets start at $50. September 16th (8pm) - Curtis Grimes will be in concert at Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler. Tickets are $12 at September 22nd (7pm) - Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October will be in concert at Click’s Live, Tyler. Tickets are available at Tickets start at $25. September 30th (8pm) - Wayland Hicks will be in concert at Love & War. Tickets are $10 in advance at October 7th (8pm) - Doug Stone in Concert - Best known for his hit singles, “I’d Be Better Off,” Doug Stone has been a country music star since 1990. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info or tickets go to October 9th (7pm) - The Beach Boys will be in concert at Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University, located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to 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. For tickets go to


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Saturday, September 2nd 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Todd Freeman & Bullet Proof, 8-12 Big Sandy Music Hall - Rafael Espinoza, 7-10 Club 155 - Black Ice, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Boonshine, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Guthrie Kennard, 7-10 FRESH – Big Hotel, 6-9 Garage Bar - Cody Wayne, 7-10 The Grove - Patrick James, 10-1 Kawa’s – Heather Harper, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Brian Chance, 9-1 M6 Winery, Bullard – Eamond McAuley, 3:30-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Jason Herrin Band, 9-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Rick’s – Professor D & The Playschool, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Quentin Moore & Antwyn Jackson, 6:30-9:30 Stone Country, Lindale – Casey Martin, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Vintage Edom - Callens & Clark, 12-3 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Xln – Live Music, 9-1 Yamato – Tyler Dudley, 7-10

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Friday, September 8th

11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Big Texas Music Festival, Lindale - TJC Jazz Band, Profetic Calaveras, Riley Redding, Aubrie Lynn, Charlie Robison, Robert Earl Keen, 4-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Zane Williams, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Paul Shafer, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Owen Tiner, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Shelby Ballenger, 7-10 FRESH – Proven Justice, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 KE Bushman’s - ETX Music Awards, 6-10 Liberty Hall – Salute To Sinatra, 7:30pm Love & War, Lindale – Aubrie Lynn, Charlie Robison, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Tony Ramey, 9-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Rick’s – Chinatown, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Western Star Band, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 XLN – ETX After Party, 9-1 Yamato – DJ, 9-12

Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Saturday, September 9th Acoustics, 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 9-1 Love & War, Lindale – The Dirty River Boys, Big Texas Music Festival, Lindale - Black 7-10 Tie Strings, Kylie Rae Harris, Sergeant Pepper Bluegrass Band, Crystal Yates, Monday, September 4th South Austin Moonlighters, Roxy Roca, The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Monte Montgomery, Uncle Lucius, FRESH – The Whiskey Prophets, 6-9 11am-12 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Paco Estrada Trio, Tuesday, September 5th 8-11 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 ETX Brewery – Metrograde, 8-10 The Central Station, Gladewater - King The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tanner Sparks, Richard, 6-9 7-10 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 FRESH – Old Omen, 6-9 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 The Grove – Live Music, 12-3 Dakotas Chop House – Tyler Dudley, 7-10 Kawa’s – Gary Patrick, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 M6 Winery – Owen Tiner, 3-6

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Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Generations Band, 8-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Rick’s – Professor D & The Playschool, 9-1 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, The Leftovers, 6:30-9:30 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 – Sweet Pain, 9-1 Yamato – Clint Alford, 9-12

Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Rick’s – Chinatown, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Night Of Peace, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12

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Friday, September 22nd

11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Chris Colston, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Clicks Live - Justin Furstenfeld, 8-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Daryle Singletary, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Greg Schroeder, Saturday, September 16th 8-11 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Eagles Bluff Country Club - Gary Patrick, The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jarrod Sterrett & 7-10 Sunday, September 10th The Hired Guns, 9-1 ETX Brewery – Lori Rice, 7-10 Big Texas Music Festival, Lindale - Cross Clicks Live – Last Day Living, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Old Omen, 7-10 Brand Cowboy Church, One Horse Dakotas Chop House – Senor Gringo, 8-11 FRESH – The Magills, 6-9 Town, Bradley Banning, Cameran ETX Brewery – Ramoth Gilead, 7-10 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Nelson, Aaron Watson, 12pm The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, The Grove - Lauren Alexander, 9-12 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 3-5, Sabrina Toole, 7-10 Kawa’s – Keith Rea, 7-10 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 The Foundry - Caroline Cobb, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Nate Kipp, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The FRESH – Johnny & The Night Crawlers, 6-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Acoustics, 7-10 The Grove - Gary Patrick, 10-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Luke The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Hollytree Country Club – The Frio River LaPrade, 8-12 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Band, 6-9 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Tejas Brothers, Aaron Lake Palestine Resort – Kid Icarus, 6-10 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Watson, 9-1 Love & War, Lindale – Matt Kimbrow, Jon Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Stork, 9-1 Rick’s – The Pictures, 8-12 Monday, September 11th Winery, Bullard – Eric Moseley, 3:30-6 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 M6 Mario’s – Live Jazz 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Austin Meade with Charlie Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Curtis Stout, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Grimes, 9-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Tuesday, September 12th Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – John Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Conlee, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater - King True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Rick’s – Live 80, 9-1 Richard, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – BABE, 9-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Mike Dakotas Chop House – Trey Dillon, 7-10 Saturday, September 23rd Zito with The Ally Venable Band, F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris 6:30-9:30 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Band, 9-1 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- Stone Country, Lindale – Jake Penrod, 9-1 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – mous, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Lauren Alexander, Marcus Casburn, 6-9 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 8-11 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris East Texas State Fair - Jamie Richards, 8-10 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Oliver, 6-9 ETX Brewery – Chris Cunningham, 8-10 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Yamato – Low D, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, XLN – Live Music, 9-1 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 3-5, Lee Mathis, 7-10 Sunday, September 17th Wednesday, September 13th FRESH – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris Garage Bar - The Leftovers, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Matt Dunn, 7-10 The Grove – Gary Patrick, 11-2 Band, 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Kawa’s – Quentin Moore, 7-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Crystal Yates, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Kyle, 7-10 Monday, September 18th M6 Winery, Bullard – Jonah Gonzales, The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 3:30-6 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Stanley’s BBQ – Matt Raker Band, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Ben Lowery & & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Texas Express, 9-12 Tuesday, September 19th Love & War, Lindale – Jay Statham & The Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Rick’s – Big Daddy, 9-1 Tokie Show, 8-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6-9 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Stefan Dakotas Chop House – Lucas Kelm, 7-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Cotter String Band, 6:30-9:30 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Stone Country Dance Hall - Relentless, 9-1 Thursday, September 14th Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Chris Colston, mous, 8-12 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 7-10 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris XLN – Bone Dancer, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – Billie Jo Ferguson, Oliver, 6-9 Yamato – Karaoke, 9-12 8-11 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Ty Stokes, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Sunday, September 24th Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Wednesday, September 20th Kawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Love & War, Lindale – Dan Johnson & The The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ryan Dougherty, The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The 7-10 Salt Cedar Rebels, 8-12 Acoustics, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Luke Pell, Hudson Friday, September 15th The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Moore, 8-12 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – The Tuxedo Monday, September 25th Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Cats, 8-12 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Love & War, Lindale – Tanner Sparks, 8-12 East Texas State Fair - Tuxedo Cats, 8-10 Clicks Live –Local H, The Toadies, 9-1 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6-9 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Sam Riggs, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 Tuesday, September 26th Thursday, September 21st ETX Brewery – Austin Layne, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Billie Jo Sewell, 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blakbox, 7-10 7-10 Cascades Country Club - Texas Rebellion, Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 FRESH – Purple Velvet Fox, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Jason Misenheimer, 7-10 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Matt Kimbrow Band, Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Darrin Morris Band, East Texas State Fair - Radio Bird, 8-10 Gary Kyle & The Kin, 8-12 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 8-11 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Open Mic, Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters AnonyKawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11 7-10 mous, 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Riley Redding, 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, September 27th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jimmie Barnes, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Corey Breedlove, 8-11 East Texas State Fair - The Night Owls, 8-10 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 – Cody Wayne, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6:30-9:30 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12

Thursday, September 28th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Cole Allen, 7-12 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Patrick James, 7-10 East Texas State Fair - Mike & The Moon Pies, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – 8 Ball Aitken, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Kawa’s – Open Mic, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Justin Mason, 8-12 Razzoo’s – The Kid Icarus Project, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Andy T. Featuring Anson Funderburgh, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9

Friday, September 29th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lady Chazz & The Tramps, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 8-11 East Texas State Fair - Rick Trevino, 8-10 ETX Brewery – Lee Mathis, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – James Bullard, 7-10 FRESH – Bluez Boyz, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – The O’s, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Rick’s – Big Daddy, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Katy Guillen & The Girls, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12

Saturday, September 30th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Adam Brown & The Triple Crown Band, 9-1 Circle M Crawfish – Teazur, 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Dustin Becker Trio, 8-11 East Texas State Fair - Country Fest., 8-10 ETX Brewery – Clover The Girl, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Jake Pyeatt, 7-10 FRESH – Second Childhood, 6-9 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – Live Music, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Wayland Hicks, 9-1 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – East Texas Jazz Orchestra, 9-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Groove Slaves, 6:30-9:30 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – The Magills, 6-9 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 XLN – The Spills, 9-1 Yamato – Recent Rumors, 9-12


to bring Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces to Tyler. Movies are: • September 24th - “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” (Dubbed) • September 25th - “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” (Subtitled) • October 29th - “Spirited Away” (Dubbed) There is something for all ages at local • October 30th - “Spirited Away” (Subtitled) movie theaters. Join the fun! • November 26th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Dubbed) Movie in the Park: Lindale • November 27th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” September 23rd (12 noon-2pm), “The (Subtitled) Jungle Book” - The Parks and Rec Board of Special Needs the City of Lindale is hosting a Movie in the Park night at Darden Harvest Park to celebrate Screenings Family the completion of phase one. The movie will friendly movstart at dark (exact time will be announced closer to the date) and music will be played for ies are free for one hour prior to the movie start time. Come children with out with your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and special needs and their sibfamily and enjoy! lings, with adult tickets available for before-noon Bringing food and drinks is encouraged, price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with but please leave your pets at home. the lights up and the volume lowered, and chilLiberty Hall dren are free to move around, talk, or even dance Catch a show in Downtown Tyler’s historic in the aisles during the movie. Special Needs theater, Liberty Hall, located at 103 E. Erwin, Screenings are shown at 11am. The scheduled Tyler. Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at movies are: 7pm unless noted. Tickets are available online • September 2nd - “Leap” at or at the door for $7. Mov- • September 30th - “Lego Ninjago Movie” • October 14th - “My Little Pony” ies scheduled are: • November 11th - “Thor: Ragnarok” • September 7th - “The Graduate” • September 14th - “To Sir With Love” Times Square Cinema • September 21st - “American Graffiti” Times Square Cinema is located at 5201 S. • September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler Broadway, Tyler. Film Festival • October 5th - Double Feature: “Franken“Special Blessings” Movie Day stein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” This is a special presentation of mov• October 12th - “The Evil Dead” ies held monthly for families of special needs • October 13th - “Friday the 13th” children presented by First Baptist Church • October 19th - “The Thing” in Whitehouse. These movies will be shown • October 26th - “A Nightmare on Elm Street” starting at 9:30am. Everyone is welcome! • October 27th and 28th - “Rocky Horror Pic- • September 30th - “The Lego Ninjago Movie” ture Show” • October 31st - “Halloween”

Movie Fun for Everyone

Studio Movie Grill Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at For more info call (903)508-6991 or go to Along with the hot new movies, SMG offers classic movies and special showings. “Lord of the Rings” Special Series Relive your favorites on the big screen with our SMG Classics series. • September 6th - “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” Extended Edition Classic Western Series Relive your favorites on the big screen with our SMG Classics series. • September 13th - “Unforgiven” • September 20th - “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” • September 27th - “The Searchers” • October 4th - “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” • October 11th - “The Wild Bunch” • October 18th - “The Outlaw Josey Wales” Ghibi Fest Film Series Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnering

Fall Fun at Tyler State Park:

Hawk Watch, Dutch Ovens, & Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park is launching a series of classes that are open to all ages geared toward nature enthusiasts. The fall education lineup is intended to help people reconnect with the outdoors with all sessions offered on park grounds, 789 Park Road 16. Day passes are $6 for adults; children 12 and younger get in free. For directions and additional class info, call (903)597-5338. For camping fees and availability, go to and select “Tyler State Park.” Classes include:

At CESSE This Month:

New Stuff to Explore in the Universe This Fall Visitors to the Center for Earth & Space

Science Education (CESSE) at TJC have a lot to do this month. Ticket prices vary depending on activity. Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Individual shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only tickets are $3. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front counter at The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC is located at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am4:30pm, Saturday 10am-4:30pm. CESSE is closed on Sunday and Monday. Dollar Days For a limited time only CESSE is bringing their Dollar Tuesdays back. Any show ticket on Tuesday is only $1! Whether you see one of the children’s shows at 10am or the brand new show “Dream Big” at 3pm, it will only cost you $1 per person. For any questions contact (903)510-2312. Along with the ongoing exhibits and productions, these events will take place. Rock ‘n Roll Saturday Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family. This month the performance is September 16th. “SpacePark360” will be shown at 7pm and “Rock on Demand” at 8pm. “SpacePark360” takes audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides - roller coasters, pendulums, inverters, and more. Seen from the rider's perspective, “SpacePark360” combines full-dome technology with thrill rides

to create a heart-pounding experience. “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith. Tickets are $5 for each show. A Star Party Saturday September 9th (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. Learn all about the stars, the planets, and the constellations as you take a tour of the night sky and travel to distant planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC astronomy professor with telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at the astronomical objects with your own eyes until 10pm. Best of all, it is completely free! Live Star shows will be at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescope viewing will be 8-10pm. Dome Shows CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. Please call for availability due to possible field trips that have been scheduled. Daily show schedules are as follows: September 12th-26th Shows • 10am - Children’s Show (Tuesday-Friday) • 11am - “Totality” • 12 noon - “Great White Shark” • 1pm - “National Parks Adventure” • 2pm - “Hidden Universe” • 3pm - “Dream Big” • 4pm - “Super Volcanos”

Caldwell Zoo Phone Book Recycle Day Barnes & Noble Booksellers Events Caldwell Zoo offers numerous extra-special Zooper Days throughout the year. Events Every month Barnes & Noble (B&N) has a variety of events. All are free to attend. B&N are free with zoo admission and do not require advance registration. • September 15th (5-8pm) - Members’ Only Evening At The Zoo - Zoo members are welcome to enjoy a special evening at the zoo. • September 31st-October 1st (9am-4pm) Phone Book Recycle Days - Help our Earth and get free admission to the zoo. Bring an old, outdated phone book to be recycled and receive one free admission for each phone book recycled. Admission good for the day of the event only. Tickets are priced in several levels. Caldwell Zoo Members and children two and younger are free. Children 3-12 tickets are $8.95, adults 13-54 are $12.95, and seniors 55 and over are $10.95. Caldwell Zoo is open after Labor Day – February 9am-4pm. It is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, (903)593-0121. For more info go to

September 2nd (10-11:30am) - Dutch Ovens, Ecosystem - This special class focuses on traditional meal making: “Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot.” “Cooking in a Dutch oven is a different type of skill,” Sanders said. “We’ll be making some type of cobbler. Of course, if we make it, we’ll have to try it, too. People seem to like that part of the class.” September 2nd (2-3pm) - “Lost” - Visitors can test their outdoor preparedness in this Forest Hike. Head out into the forest and discuss things that you could bring with you on a hike, plus learn things to do if you ever get lost in the forest. September 9th (10-11:30am) - Birding 101: An Introduction - This class is an outside learning opportunity designed to help people identify certain species of birds by sight and sound. September 9th (2-3pm) - “Does This Stream Need A Doctor?” - Participants learn how to examine tiny critters found living

Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info on this and other events call (903)534-3996 or go to • September 2nd (11am) - “Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True” Storytime - Join for Storytime and activities featuring the sequel to “Uni the Unicorn.” Follow Uni and the little girl who believes in unicorns, as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and its inhabitants! • September 9th (11am) - “How to Catch a Monster” Storytime - Is there a monster in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? Parents and children will love this fun, inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren't always as scary as they seem. Come for Storytime, with activities to follow. • September 16th (11am) - “Princesses Wear Pants” Storytime - In their debut children’s picture book, Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim team up for a savvy, imaginative story that celebrates fashion and girl power. Join the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple as she finds a clever way to get the job done while staying true to herself. Activities to follow. • September 23rd (11am) - “Big Words for Little Geniuses” Storytime - In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Come for this special Storytime, with activities to follow. • September 30th (11am) - “Runny Babbit Returns” Storytime - “Runny Babbit Returns,” a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a language all their own. Come for Storytime, with activities to follow.

in wading ponds to gauge the health of the ecosystem. September 16th - Surviving in the Wild This is a three-course workshop. At 10am, at the Wild Food Hike, nature experts lead students on a Wild Food Hike and teach them how to survive a stay in the forest. At 2pm, the class focuses on navigation, and at 4pm, the class will learn how to build a fire to stay warm during an emergency. The wild food hike helps people understand what items in nature are edible and which ones are not, while the navigation class teaches the mechanics of operating a compass. September 23rd (9-11am) - Fishing 101This session focuses on the basics of fishing, such as how to cast, tie a knot, bait a hook, and reel in the big one. Participants can borrow from a limited supply of poles or bring their own. September 23rd (2-3pm) - Wildflowers, Pollinators and Predators - Park educators

plan to hold a class on prairie and woodland ecosystems. The class includes a short hike through various habitats. September 30th (10am) - Hawk Watch This special birding event commemorates the fall migration of certain hawk species. This is peak season for hawks! A couple of years ago they counted more than 400 broad wing hawks come through the area! October 7th (2pm) - Dutch Oven Cooking & Zombie Apocalypse Hike - The Zombie Apocalypse hike is a game of chance and super fun, plus it focuses on survival skills. October 21st (9am) - Family Fishing - This session focuses on the basics of fishing, such as how to cast, tie a knot, bait a hook, and reel in the big one. Participants can borrow from a limited supply of poles or bring their own. October 28th (1pm) - “Spooky Animals”This class provides a close-up look at creepy crawlers and secretive creatures responsible for rustling noises in the forest. • 19

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Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. September 28th-30th (7:30pm - Saturday Matinee - 2:30pm) - “Sylvia” will be presented by Pollard Theater Center. This event will be for dinner and a show. “Sylvia” is a play by A. R. Gurney, about empty nesters Greg and Kate who have moved back to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: “The dog phase of my life is definitely over.” But life has a way of giving you what you think you don’t want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/ poodle mix (played by a female) and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Pollard Theater Center is located at Founders’ Center on Pollard UMC’s campus, 3030 New Copeland Rd., Tyler. For more info or tickets call (903)521-0069 or go to October 7th-8th, 13th-15th (Nightly at 7:30pm and 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 All tickets are reserved seats with member prices of $9 adults, $6 students, and general prices of $12 adults and $10 students. All at the door tickets are $15. 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 or call (903)526-3876. Concerts are performed at the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. October 9th (7pm) - “The Beach Boys” will be presented 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. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to 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 The box office is open Monday - Friday, 10am1pm and 2-5pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students. October 25th-28th (Nightly at 7:30pm) and October 23rd (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)5102212 or visit

September 8th-10th, 15th-17th - (Nightly at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm) - “Yankee Tavern” 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 Playhouse tickets are $15-20 depending on production. September 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 23rd-24th (Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm)- “Leading Ladies” will be on stage at Henderson Civic Theater. This is a comedy play by Ken Ludwig and involves two Shakespearean actors who find themselves in the Amish country of York, Pennsylvania, mounting Shakespeare plays. Henderson Civic Theater is located at 122 E. Main, Henderson. Call (903)657-2968 or go to for more info. September 17th (7pm) - Yo-Yo Ma - The UT Tyler Cowan Center and East Texas Symphony Orchestra join together to present acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in concert with the ETSO. Mr. Ma will perform Dvorák’s dramatic Cello Concerto in B Minor. The evening will also include Dvorák’s Humoresque and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. Mr. Ma has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the invitation of President Obama on the occasion of the 56th Inaugural Ceremony. Tickets are $37-$147. 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 September 22nd-23rd(Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2pm) - “The Olive Press - The Gethsemane Event” will be presented by Tyler Junior College’s Theater Department. Written and directed by Dr. David W. Crawford, TJC theater professor, “The Olive Press” is based on a sermon by 18th century theologian Charles Spurgeon and what might have happened to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Tyler Junior College’s Jean Browne Theatre is located on the TJC campus. For more information, call (903)510-2212 or visit September 22nd-24th, 29th-30th, and October 1st (Nightly 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “The 39 Steps” will be on stage at Lindale Community Theater. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. Lindale Community Theatre is located at 109 W. Hubbard St., Downtown Lindale. Call (903)638-0402 for more info or go to lindalecommunitytheater. org. Doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets are available at the door or online. September 23rd (7:30pm) - “Letters Aloud” will be presented at The Belcher Performance Center. The formula is simple. Each show brings together letters to and from the famous, the infamous, and all us regular folk—making history come to life in surprising, inspiring, EGuide will list any event for free. and hilarious ways. Being famous is someLog on to our website, click “Submit an Event” times a burning desire from a young age. And and simply fill out the form. It’s that easy! sometimes, it’s an accident. In either case, fame teaches you things—about yourself, about hard work, about enjoyment, about pride, and about your impact on the world and others.

Books Get Ready to Read By Gini Rainey “Everything We Keep” by Kerry Lonsdale Once you pick up this perfect debut novel, don’t plan on doing much else until you turn the last page. Aimee, the main character in this book, was scheduled to be married to her childhood sweetheart, but instead, on that date she is attending his funeral. With super character-building skill, Lonsdale hooks the reader into a tale filled with family strife, unrequited love, and inner-fortitude. With great tale-telling skills, Lonsdale takes the reader back and forth from the present to the past, weaving an intriguing story of a young man who would rather explore his artistic side rather than be molded into the corporate heir that his parents want him to be. With the help of the girl who loves him, and the support of her parents, he develops artistic skills that are stunning, only to die on a fishing trip to Cancun. Following his funeral, Aimee wallows in grief and self-pity, until she realizes that life goes on and that it’s time for her to follow her dreams. With the support of her family, friends, and a talented (and good-looking) photographer, Aimee rebuilds her life and tries to move forward and leave the past where it belongs. With a perfect balance of sentiment and reality, Lonsdale has produced a novel that is filled with page-turning suspense. Just about the time you think you’ve got it all figured out, bam! The plot takes a new twist and leaves you wondering exactly what just happened. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2016 – Lake Union Publishing “Everything We Left Behind” by Kerry Lonsdale So, if you didn’t get your fill of intrigue with her first book, Lonsdale’s second book takes up where the first one left off. Using the same character building skills as in her first novel, she introduces a few new characters and

provides a closer look at a couple of the carryover characters. With the intention of not having to issue a “spoiler alert” in this review, just know that what you think might have happened in “Everything We Keep” gets a whole new perspective in this sequel. Using the same technique of visiting the past and then the present for plot intrigue, this book takes the reader from Oaxaca to Hawaii to California. With great descriptive phrases, the reader will feel the heat of Mexico and the cool sands of Hawaii, while getting to know Carlos, a painter, and his two sons. With all the passion of a great love story, this book also explores the smarmy drug traffic trade and the evil minds of well-meaning (?) family members. Undoubtedly as successful as her debut novel, Lonsdale should have a bright future ahead of her, if she continues in the same manner of writing as she has so far. With all the plot twists and turns she employs in her writing, you’ll find both books real page turners. I would suggest you download or purchase both books at the same time because you will want to continue reading about this family once you finish the first book. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Lake Union Publishing “Tell No One” by Harlan Coben Tapping into his great wealth of suspense tale skills, Coben scores a major hit with this novel about Dr. David Beck and the search for his wife who theoretically was murdered eight years prior. Although released in 2009, this book holds up in its references to modern day technology and medical nuances, making this stand-alone book a real attention grabber. Unable to move forward following his wife’s murder, Beck works in a clinic for lowincome patients in New York. Making friends with a drug lord whose son has hemophilia. He turns out to be a life-saver for Beck when strange messages begin to turn up on his computer indicating that perhaps his wife is still alive. Building his characters with his usual finesse, Coben manages to create such realistic subjects, you’ll feel as if you recognize a few of them. If you’re very familiar with the mystery novel genre, you usually can figure out where a plot line is heading. Not so with “Tell No One,” as Coben fills this book with more plot twists and turns than a country road, making “Tell No One” a book that will keep you riveted until you turn the last page. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2009 - Dell


tive libertarian humorous slant. He is the author of several books including bestsellers Last Tuesday of “Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners every month, in the Age of Phony Outrage and Not Cool,” September 26th and “The Hipster Elite and Their War on (10-11am) - Club You.” Member sales begin August 14th, and Read will be held public sales begin September 11th. Tickets are at the Tyler Library. $17-$37. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 Join the Club Read University Blvd. on the University of Texas at group in discussing Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box September’s read, office, by calling (903)566-7424, or log on at “American Heiress” by Jeffrey Toobin. October 12th-14th - Smith County Medical The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Society Alliance Book Fair - For more than 46 years the volunteer members of the Smith Free. County Medical Society Alliance have sorted, September 30th (12 labeled, shelved, and organized donated noon-2pm) - Author books for their two sales each year. This is the Meet and Greet - Meet Alliance’s chief fundraiser with seventy-five Texas award winning percent of the proceeds going toward scholauthor Myra Hargrave arships and 25 percent for Alliance-related McIlvain at the Tyler community projects. They have every topic Library, located at 201 represented in 25 sections: Fiction – paperS. College, Downtown back and hardback, Children’s and Young Tyler. Free. Adults (a room full of specially priced books), Biographies, Cookbooks, Travel, Gardening, October 10th (7:30) - Greg Gutfeld will be Large Print, Gift Books, Hobbies, Texana, presented at The Cowan Center. “New York Westerns, Mystery, Science, Science Fiction, Times” best-selling author, Greg Gutfeld has Classics, Business, Romance, Self-Help, been called “outrageous and outspoken,” Health, Home and Repair, Art, Theatre, neither of which he denies. A Libertarian Religion, Reference, History, Military, and the political satirist, humorist, magazine editor, list goes on and on. There is something for and blogger, he is best known as the co-host of the Fox News Channel program “The Five,” everyone! Most of the books sell in the range a weekday program, and his other show, “The of $.50 to $5. Rare books are here too, in a special place for people to see. For additional Greg Gutfeld Show.” He currently blogs on info go to or call Book Fair Breitbart, where he writes about the news at (903)561-1353. and pop culture of the day from a conserva- • 21


Inside the Artist’s Studio:

Michelle Flanagan By Derrick White It’s a small world, and the art world is even smaller. Be kind to those you meet; you will meet them again. Although it can sometime feel like everyone everywhere is crafting, blogging, painting rocks, or creating some kind of art, the truth is most people do not. If you are a creative person, congratulations, but understand as you stand in line in a big box store or get stuck in traffic most of the humans surrounding you do not regularly participate in creative, artistic activities. If you do not consider yourself artistic, the best thing you can do to change is to begin. Give it a try. Create something for yourself and for the therapeutic benefits and enrichments it adds to dealing with life. There’s no competition with anyone but yourself. Just attempt, improve, and grow. Today is a good day to start. Right now is even better. “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms,” is a quote from the book “Zen Shin Talks” by Sensi Ogui. While attending the University of North Texas, Denton in the 1990’s, I befriended a talented artist named Michelle Flanagan. The University of North Texas has an excellent visual arts program and makes a profound impact on the Texas contemporary art scene. Their graduates are often engaged in all aspects of the art world. Connections occur so often that I am constantly reminded it is a small world, a smaller art world. In fact, half of the full-time faculty members in the art department at Tyler Junior College are UNT alums. So, when my art journey brought me to East Texas it was not surprising to come back in contact with Michelle Flanagan, a Tyler native. Artist Michelle Flanagan was born in Tyler in 1971. Her primary discipline and field of research in art is drawing, but she also explores painting. She works predominantly in the media of graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, and acrylic paint. Michelle completed an Associate in Arts degree in Art at Tyler Junior College in 1991, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art (magna cum laude) at The University of Texas at Tyler in 1994, and worked towards a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art at the University of North Texas, August 1994–May 1997. She had a solo show for her MFA exhibit in Denton, Texas, at the Cora Stafford Gallery, UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. Flanagan lives and works in Whitehouse, Texas. Michelle’s artwork is visually captivating, sensitive, and composed of multiple layers of almost ephemeral mark making. Her subjects are deeply personal, sometime autobiographical, but intensely universal providing powerful connections to the shared human experience. “I typically use and combine graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, oil bars, and acrylic paint. I like the immediacy and control of working on paper. It’s easily accessible, which complements my spontaneous, expressive approach to art,” she said. “I have enjoyed working on stretched canvas as well but through my career as an artist, it’s been less available. Stretched canvas also has

give to it, unlike paper, which has a flat surface and is more rigid,” states the artist. She adds, “My work is figurative, typically portraits or torsos. Style is determined by the nature of the work. I’ve made graphite and charcoal portrait drawings using a realistic style. It is quite gratifying to see how far I can push techniques to have the end result represent the subject realistically. The work I do for myself is more expressive. One of the best descriptions of my autobiographical self-portraits came from my UNT professor in graduate school, cathartic. I look forward to the unexpected and spontaneous. I have such an enthusiasm for watching a work evolve. Through the interplay and control of variables surprise is inevitable.” “I believe artists are just those who do not grow out of the childhood joy of creative exploration,” Michelle said. I have drawn for as long as I can remember. I was educated in the basics of art, and my skills and habits improved. I became very comfortable in the execution of representational, realistic images. I was given positive reinforcement throughout my childhood and teenage years. Positive feedback and encouragement from my mother, family, friends, and teachers enhanced my self-esteem and made me want to create more.” Michelle has great respect and admiration for the ancestors of art. She will often visualize while creating Michelangelo or Titian (masters of the Italian Renaissance), Willem de Kooning (Abstract Expressionist), the group of Expressionists (artists concerned with manifesting feelings over observation). “It is an amazing gift to reflect back on the legacy of art history and good company from which to draw motivation. I feel humbled, honored, and proud,” Michelle said. Her favorite artist is Pablo Picasso (Cubism and more). The business of art comes with its own challenges beyond the trials of the creative process. “I created a website back in the early years of the internet,” Michelle explained. “A part of me believed collectors would immediately find me, flitter upon my doorstep, purchase everything I created, and offer to be my patrons for life. I still don’t know how people make it, whatever that means, especially in the digital age. And, marketing through social networking seems like a full time job. I never sought a business degree.” Michelle added, “Understanding through experience what “starving artist” means is rough.” Being an artist does not mean one must make their living as an artist. You do not have to compete with anyone. Just bloom. Michelle stated, “Having to accept I had to get a real job was difficult. I entered the workforce around 2004 and had a full time job as an administrative

assistant until 2015. My art productivity practically ceased through those years. The past few years have been some of my toughest in life, but things are changing for the better. I’ve created some new drawings and look forward to what awaits me in the future.” I am looking forward to it too. Bloom. Find more info at: • Fine Art America: michelle-flanagan • Facebook: ​

The University of Texas at Tyler Faculty Studio Art Exhibit to Feature Ceramics, Collage, Sculpture Unique artwork including ceramics, collage, and sculpture by The University of Texas at Tyler faculty will be featured in the Studio Art Faculty Exhibition at the Meadows Gallery. University faculty represented in this opening exhibition include Merrie Wright, associate professor of ceramics and department chair; Gary Hatcher, professor of ceramics, art and film, and jewelry and metalsmithing; James R. Pace, professor of printmaking and collage; Dewane Hughes, professor of sculpture; and Alexis Serio, professor of painting and drawing. A public reception with gallery talks will be 6pm Thursday, September 7th at the gallery. The exhibition concludes Friday, September 29th. The Meadows Gallery is in The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Gallery hours are 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday and by special appointment. For more info, contact (903)566-7237 or

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An Annual International Juried Art Show An annual international juried art show, AASH Vol2 (Arcadia Art Show), will open September 9th in conjunction with Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday in Downtown Tyler. The Martin Walker Law Firm, located at 121 N. Spring St., will host the exhibit. Pieces to be displayed at the show will include paintings, photography, sculpture, and assemblage. There will be awards for “Best in Show” and a “People’s Choice” award among others. The event has been sponsored and couldn’t be possible without support of: Martin Walker P.C., Edward Jones, BMW of Tyler, True Vine Brewing Co., and Green Bee Cleaning. September 9th at 7pm the show will open, and it will stay on exhibit through January 12th, 2018. Admission is free. For more info go to September 9th (5:30-8pm) Opening of “On the Cutting Room Floor” Exhibit - Gallery Main Street features a new exhibit of original art approximately every eight weeks. Each exhibit opens with a Saturday evening reception starting at 5:30pm and features music, an opportunity to meet the artists, refreshments, and more. Gallery Main Street is located at 110 W. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-6905 or go to All Gallery Main Street exhibits are juried. Top-scoring pieces receives a Best in Show award.


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Historic John Biggers Mural Comes to TMA The Tyler Museum of Art,

in collaboration with Northeast Texas Community College, is offering a unique opportunity to view a historic work of art recently restored to its original beauty with “John Biggers: A History of Education in Morris County,” open to the public through September 10th at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the TJC main campus. A selection of additional Biggers works will accompany the installation of the mural in the Museum’s Education Classroom, and admission is free. The historic 22-by-6-foot mural, one of four painted between 1950 and 1956 in Texas African-American communities by legendary artist and Texas Southern University art department founder Dr. John Biggers, recently underwent an extensive restoration process following decades away from public view. The mural portrays the artist’s interpretation in the 1950s of education for African-American children in rural northeast Texas. After its stay at TMA, the artwork will move to its permanent home at Northeast Texas Community College campus in Mount Pleasant. Support for this project is generously provided by The Burt and Nancy Marans Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation. “This powerful work of art portrays a story of the struggle for education in rural Texas in the 1950’s, and the story of how the opportunity to show this epic work in our community evolved is a fascinating tale in itself,” TMA Executive Director Chris Leahy said. “For the past year the TMA has been involved with Northeast Texas Community College and Jon Alexander in restoring the life to this piece of American history. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the opening of a new school year with this mural about the education of young African-American children in the 1950’s in Morris County, Texas.” Landscapes of Fort Worth’s Daniel Blagg in Spotlight with New 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 next major exhibition, “Roadside Distractions: Works by Daniel Blagg,” open to the public Sunday, September 4th-November 26th at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is free. Museum members and special guests are invited for a first look at the exhibition and an opportunity to meet the artist during the Preview Reception from 5:30-7pm Saturday, September 9th at the Museum. To RSVP or for info on becoming a TMA member, call (903)595-1001. 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. “Dan and I work in a similar field of study: contemporary landscape painting. He paints the desperate face of urban decline while I paint the harsh face of the Big Bend desert,” Dennis said in comparing his and his brother’s work. “Both of us reflect a gritty reality that reflects a quiet loneliness.”  Daniel Blagg’s work is included in numerous permanent collections including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, the Grace Museum in Abilene, and the Tyler Museum of Art. Though his work has been featured in several group exhibitions at the TMA, Roadside Distractions marks the artist’s first solo show at the venue. 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. “Making A Splash” Organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, “Making A Splash” showcases the drawings and paintings of Shannon Cannings, of Lubbock, the photographs of Leigh Merrill, of Dallas, and mixed media collages of Kelly O’Connor, of San Antonio, in a group exhibition including close to 40 works of art. “Making a Splash” is 0n exhibit through September 17th. “While highlighting the talent of each individual artist in their respective media, the selected works in this exhibition provide a visual celebration of summertime,” Bell said. “From Disneyland and other familiar destinations to water guns and swimming pools, the images evoke a range of themes including nostalgia and Americana.” Upcoming Exhibits • October 1st-January 7th - “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots” Drawn from the Cochran Collection in Georgia, the works in this highly anticipated exhibition represent a cross-section of some of the most iconic output from history's most celebrated purveyor of Pop Art. The subjects range from the dark (Dracula) to the whimsical (Howdy Doody, Mickey Mouse), creating a cross-section of Americana through the lens of Warhol's singular vision. The name recognition that comes with Warhol is an immediate draw in the art world, and TMA anticipates this exhibition easily to be among the 10 most popular in the TMA's history. The exhibition continues through January 7th, 2018. 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

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