Art and Culture

Art and culture

Sometimes, searching for information on many of the songs in the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is like putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle with the blank side up. take for instance the wonderfully charming "His First Miracle" by the Jubilee Stars on Class Records

Fascinating collection of essays by a first-time author

Not surprisingly, a number of well-known musicians came from First Church of Deliverance but it has always been the choirs that have drawn the most attention. 

Funny tale of a detective reduced to roach patrol while struggling to get his badge back.

Gospel music has produced some of the greatest shouters ever. A true gospel shout in an inarticulate explosion of joy or pain or indignation. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s book will open many new vistas to the casual and curious reader.

The Birmingham-Bessemer area has long been one of the great and fertile hot-beds of gospel music.  

Events Aug 25 - Aug 31

Aug 24, 2017

There's a lot to do and a lot to eat in Waco this week. An encore screeening of What about Waco, Kiwani's Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast, Celebration Saturday Gospel Brunch, Act Locally Waco End of Summer Party, Waco During WWI, After School Garden Club, Dinner at 712 and more. 

A collection of new and selected works by one of today’s finest poets.

Hundreds?  Thousands?  No one knows how many small and independent gospel labels there are - but they they have some of the greatest names of all time.

Events August 18 - August 24

Aug 18, 2017

Waco Walks, the Dragon Boat Festival a La La Land Shadow Cast with the Waco Civic Theater, a Murder Mystery Dinner from the Brazos Theater Group and an eclipse viewing are a few things happening this week in Waco.  

Suspenseful tale of the mysterious drowning of a popular teen and a single mother.

When an electric guitar was added, you'd think all of the Ten Commandments were  broken at once.  

Another fine novel by Colm Tóibín about a woman who suddenly loses her husband.

Noted gospel music historian Dr. Mellonee Burning said that if gospel music is to flourish for another 100 years, it's all up to the African American church choirs, especially the youth choirs.