Art and Culture

Art and culture

Act Locally Waco - December 3 - 9

5 hours ago

It's an explosion of holiday events throughout the Greater Waco area. Listen in to find out how to enjoy the many events being offered.


I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

I decided to gather a collection of the best books from 2021.  Some have lagged from earlier memories, and several from new titles ahead.  

  

John Coltrane's 1965 masterpiece has new life thanks to a 56 year old recording.

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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Willie Banks

Nov 28, 2021

This week's episode features Willie Banks, whose career in gospel music spanned over 60 years.


Conversations with Creative Waco -

Nov 26, 2021

Host Kennedy Sam has a conversation with the new Executive Director of the Waco Symphony Association, Carolyn Bess. In the second half of the show, she talks with Rebecca Nall, Assistant Director of Exhibits for Waco's Mayborn Museum.

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Likely Stories : Matrix, by Lauren Groff

Nov 25, 2021

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Fates and Furies and Florida.  Her latest novel is Matrix.  This terrific novel demonstrates the raw power of female creativity in a corrupt world.


David and Art - John Coltrane Pt. 2

Nov 22, 2021

John Coltrane's story in the 1950s and early 60s led to the creation of a profound work of art.

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The Shockley Singers were billed as “The World’s Young Gospel Singers,” but they sound wise beyond their years on “He Brought Us Through.” 

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Act Locally Waco - November 18-25

Nov 18, 2021

Hear about Waco area events happening over the next week, including ways to make someone's holiday more special, recycling, health opportunites and more!

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I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Rebecca Raisin is the author of several novels, including the ‘Little Paris’ series.  Her short stories have been published in various anthologies and fiction magazines series.  The Little Bookshop on the Seine is another novel set in a bookshop.


David and Art - John Coltrane Pt. 1

Nov 15, 2021

The story of American musician John Coltrane is one in which music is transformative.

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Steve Wonder’s “Have a Talk with God” gets a stellar reading by the East St. Louis Gospelettes. Click to listen to this episode.
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Act Locally Waco - November 12 - 18

Nov 12, 2021

It's a busy week in the Heart of Texas! Check out the new Black Gospel Archive and Listening Center on the Baylor Campus, kick up your heels on 7th Street in downtown Waco, enjoy comedy, walks, markets and more!


I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Lily King is the author of several novels with terrific stories, especially The Pleasing Hour, and The English Teacher.  King is the recipient of a Whiting Award.  She lives in Maine.  Her novels are stimulating and deserve my highest praise.  Father of the Rain is her third novel, which spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a frighteningly charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who cannot help but leave him. 

  

Art critic  Clement Greenberg coined the term "Middlebrow" - that midway point between highbrow and lowbrow. 


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