Art and Culture

Art and culture

David and Art - "Dissolving Collections"

Apr 19, 2021

As works of art pass through the ages, they sometimes come together in a museum's collections for the delight of the public.

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The pride of St. Louis, the Rev. Cleophus Robinson, lends his silky voice to the traditional ballad, "God by With You".


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Likely Stories : The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah

Apr 15, 2021

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

Kristin Hannah’s latest novel, The Four Winds, is a heartrending story—a worthy companion to The Grapes of Wrath.

 

  

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

Kristin Hannah’s latest novel, The Four Winds, is a heartrending story—a worthy companion to The Grapes of Wrath.

 


David and Art - "Never-ending Staircases"

Apr 12, 2021

The works of a Dutch graphic artist born in the 19th century still have the power to captivate the mind.

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Sister Rosetta Tharp's legacy as one of the greatest gospel artists of all time is cemented by breezy, bouncy gospel swing tunes like this one, "Go Ahead".


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

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels.  He is the recipient of a MacArthrur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has a Pulitzer Prize and is a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.  His latest book is, The Overstory.

 


David and Art - Country AND Western

Apr 5, 2021

When we lump two different styles of art together under one label, it hides the distinctiveness of both.


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David and Art - "Country AND Western"

Apr 5, 2021

Two styles of music that are often thought of as interchangeable are, in reality, anything but! 

OK, here’s a question for you: What kind of music do they have at Bob’s Country Bunker? Do you know?  According to the wife of the owner, they have both kinds: “Country AND Western.”

If you’re a fan of the 1979 movie The Blues Brothers, you know this is a joke from the film. The audience is amused by her certainty that there are only two kinds of music and that they, at Bob’s, proudly offer both to their patrons.

But the joke also turns on the fact that most people assume that country-western music is one unified thing.  Country music and western music are related, as many genres of 

"Glad That Trouble Don't Last Alsways" is a lasting tribute to one of gospel's least-known - but always listenable - labels: Designer Records from Memphis, Tennessee.


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When I was in about seventh grade, I came upon a book which aroused my interest in Egyptology.  The book was Gods, Graves, and Scholars.  I read at least the Egyptian part of that book numerous times a year.  I have many shelves stuffed with my collection of books on ancient Egypt.  Then, my wife suggested I might like to read a novel by Jodi Picoult, The Book of Two Ways.  My interest in Egypt exploded anew.

 

David and Art - Two Artists in Nature

Mar 29, 2021

Sometimes we miss seeing what connects great art if we focus too much on superficial differences in the artists themselves.

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Emma Weeks and the Faith Temple Radio Choir of COGIC sing their hearts out on Rosie Wallace’s famed “Get Your Business Fixed.”

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Be a Voice for KWBU

Mar 26, 2021

What is your favorite program on KWBU?  When did you become a donor? Have you had a driveway moment?  We'd really like to know! 

Share your voice on a station testimonial.  Yours just might be the message that encourages that next person to become a donor too.    

If you're interested in talking about your love of NPR and KWBU, contact Beth Richards (Beth_Richards@Baylor.edu)  to schedule an appointment.  

Conversations with Creative Waco - Fiona Bond

Mar 26, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam talks with Creative Waco Executive Director Fiona Bond about the state of the arts in the Greater Waco area, and the "green shoots of hope" the continue to grow in 2021.


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