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Act Locally Waco - Events August 6 - 12

Aug 6, 2021

It's all about Back to School and other fun events for kids! Check out the latest by listening to this episode here, and find even more great events at ActLocallyWaco.org!
 


Act Locally Waco - Events August 6 - 12

Aug 6, 2021

It's all about Back to School and other fun events for kids! Check out the latest by listening to this episode here, and find even more great events at ActLocallyWaco.org!
 


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

The Last Bookshop in London, by Madeline Martin, is a marvelous story of love, passion, loss, and terrible hardship.  Martin has penned five other novels, two of which will soon be on my TBR pile.


David and Art - "Where Art and Wine Converge"

Aug 2, 2021

Learning more about what you’re looking at or what you’re tasting is the way to appreciate things more deeply. Click to listen to this episode.
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While a host of gospel greats got their start in the Meditation Singers, their rendition of the Rev. James Cleveland’s “He Has Done Something for Me” is unmatched.

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In this episode, we get an update on all things Creative Waco from executive director Fiona Bond, and we hear from Suzi Elnaggar with Wild Imagings theatre troupe about upcoming projects, and the inspiration that provided the roots for the group.

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Act Locally Waco on the radio spotlights a few local happenings coming up in the next week.  On this edition  you'll hear about Christmas in July at Board and Brush, 'The Rewind" 80's night at the Baylor Club, an IMPROV JAM at Slapstix, the Waco Civic Theatre presentation of Shrek the musical, Jr. and more.  

Remember to submit your organizations events to Act Locally Waco.  


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

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five.  His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize.  Two of my favorite of his novels—The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go--have had acclaimed films.  I feel certain his latest novel, Klara and the Sun, will add to his oeuvre. 


Murals and sculptures can help make our reopening cities more vibrant and lively.


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The Christian Soldiers were one of the many gospel groups to record for the colorful impresario Don Robey’s fine Song Bird label in Houston. Click to listen to this episode. Click the title above to read along. 


Kennedy Sam's guests this week include Wendy Gragg & Michael Carpenter from City Center Waco, who fill listeners in on the new pedestrian friendly walkways around downtown Waco and the "Summer of Downtown", and Waco Civic Theatre Executive Director Eric Sheppard, who discusses what's happening this season and next at the theater.

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

Jhumpa Lahiri has released six novels, and her latest, Whereabouts, is an eclectic series of short ruminations anywhere from one to about five pages.  Her stories are lyrical, witty, interesting, with an ability to draw the reader from one story to the next. 

  

David and Art - "Film as Art"

Jul 19, 2021

Hollywood blockbuster may not be very artistic, but that doesn't mean some films are not.

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“Have You Got Oil in Your Vessel?” by the Golden Crowns of Charlotte, NC, is a marvelous artifact from gospel music’s golden age. Click to listen to this EpisodeClick the title above to read along

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A familar voice is guest hosting this week....Ashley Bean Thornton joins Brodie Bashaw on Act Locally Waco.  This week highlights the City of Waco Job Fair, the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, third Sunday at Eastside Market, a Waco Alzheimer's Association fundraiser, the Waco Civic Theatre run of Little Women, comedy at the Brazos Theatre and two showcases at the Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery.  


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