Art and Culture

Art and culture

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On Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson interviews Adam Moore who created Analog Waco - a local storytelling event that's developed a following over the past year. She also talks with Wendy Gragg, a local storyteller and journalist, about her participation in the event. 


Exhaustive tour through the libraries in the Ancient world from Gilgamesh to the Romans


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

From Paris to Dallas, architect I.M. Pei created timeless art in the buildings he designed.

Growing up in Dallas, and having heard of architecture, I knew the name I. M. Pei before I had any inkling of his story and his significance in the world of art. (more)

With mighty voiced Liz Dargan as the lead vocalist, the Gospelettes released a number of memorable singles in the early '70s, including a fiery version of "Lord, You've Been Good to Me."

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On this episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with Jacob Green and Katie Selman from Keep Waco Loud, a new project that’s connecting music lovers with hard-to-find genres of music in Waco.

Space related events, fundraisers, Memorial Day weekend activites, free events and more are featured in this edition of Act Locally Waco.

This July marks the 50th annivesary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, so you can expect to see lots of space related events as the summer rolls on.  There are a couple of great ones this week....(more)

Mystical story of a young girl obsessed with finding out about her father


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

What it takes to really get into history are the same qualities it takes to get into art. This is not a coincidence.


The Mighty Superiors, known from only a couple of obscure 45s on the Song Bird label, prove that in gospel music an artist doesn't have to be famous to be good. 


Novel by one of the great writers of the 20th century


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

When it’s embroiled in controversy, art can’t speak as loudly as the people who speak against it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t listen to it.

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration of Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” tried to lower the unemployment rate through a vast and varied program of public works.  Along with construction jobs, the WPA also paid artists to decorate new public buildings. (more)

With the Gospel Keynotes, Willie Neal Johnson released a string of memorable, soulful LPs for Nashboro and Malaco beginning in the late '70s. 

Heartfelt novella of a man dealing with his conscience


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The people who participate in a High School Choir Contest testify to the power of the arts.

I recently had the chance to attend a high school choir contest.  I sat in an auditorium while choirs from around the state filed in and out, each performing three pieces for a panel of judges.  The effect was to pull back the curtain and get an appreciation of the work, the stress, the nervousness, the preparation, and the overall effort from countless people for something like this to happen.  (more)

With the Pentecostal Mass Choir of Chicago, Charles Watkins was a gospel music innovator, bringing new textures, rhythms and instrumentations to gospel music. 


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