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Art and culture

Exciting story of a white child kidnapped by the Kiowa tribe.


KWBU's National Poetry Month Series: Christopher Danysh

Apr 30, 2019
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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

Our fourth poet is Christopher Danysh. 

Danysh is a student at Tarleton State University majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. His poetry has been published in Stone Circle, MCC’s Student Literary Magazine, and exhibited in the Central Texas Artist Collective’s Annual Ekphrasis Exhibit.  

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Taking pieces of songs from different sources, Charles Ives made orchestra music that described America.

I spent some time last week listening the music of an American composer named Charles Ives. Born in Connecticut in 1874, Ives isn’t very familiar to the general population but some say he’s one of the few American composers who ranks alongside Europeans.  He wrote his remarkable second symphony between 1897 and 1902 but it wasn’t performed publicly until 1952.  Leonard Bernstein was among those who tirelessly championed the then mostly unknown Ives and his music. ( more)

This nifty self-produced live LP features several great gospel songs on the A side and the powerful, expressive sermon The Ball Game of Life on the B side. 

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This month on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with the Creative Waco staff Fiona Bond, Kennedy Sam and Stefanie Wheat-Johnson about their second annual ArtPrenticeship mural program and what the community can expect to see by the end of the summer. 


Act Locally Waco - Events April 26 - May 2

Apr 26, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton is bringing us events for Children's Book Week and other events to take the kids to,  as well as several fundraisers to support. 


Sweeping novel of the new world open to explorers trying to make a fortune in timber.


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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium.

Our third poet is Isis Lee.

Lee is a local musician, singer-songwriter and poet in the Waco area. She is the organizer and host of the Waco Poets Society and has been published in several magazines including the Stone Circle, Nota Bene and Bohemia. She has also performed in poetry slams and word competitions around central Texas. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

During the American Civil War a German painter showed what art could offer to members of Congress, and to us today.  

In the late 1850s the political future of the United States was growing increasingly bleak, and people openly wondered if the republic could survive as its sections drifted further apart.  To concerned citizens, the presidential election of 1860 loomed large with the potential of driving circumstances past the point of (more)

Chicago's Kelly Brothers bounced around gospel music for a while, cutting great songs,  but never catching a break before moving to King Records in 1963 to record the R&B hit "It Won't Be This Way Always" as the Kingpins  - the year before thr King label went out of business. 

Baylor Connections: Robbie Barber

Apr 19, 2019
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Robbie Barber, Associate Professor of Art in Sculpture and 3D Design, is a professional sculptor with a portfolio of work displayed across the country. In this Baylor Connections, Barber shares the themes that motivate his work, examines the craft of sculpting and previews an upcoming sculpture that will be displayed at the entrance to Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo.

Story of a man who tries to escape from his partner who has abandoned him


(Photo by Akirra Raheem)

For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

Our second poet is Sierra Raheem.

Raheem is a student at Baylor University majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. She recently performed at Cultivate 7Twelve on March 25th at a spoken word and live music event. She also has had her poetry published in The Pheonix Literary Magazine. 

You can read and listen to more of Raheem's work below. 

David and Art - "Travel and Art" Pt. 1

Apr 15, 2019
Joe Riley

In 1919, Americans were wondering if soldiers who had experienced France would come home as different people.

Right after the end of World War One, a hit song swept the United States that reflected on the experiences of the war and pondered its effects on the American doughboys who had gone to France.  It was called “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree)?”  The famous 369th Infantry Regiment Band recorded it in 1919 and it became a sensation.  In subsequent years it would be a hit for several singers.  There’s a good chance you’d recognize the melody. (more)

Legendary gospel producer,  Rev. Lawrence C Roberts, produced most of the Savoy/ Gospel label's hits during the 1950s and '60s - usually featuring his own backup singers, the multi-talented Lawrence Roberts Singers. 

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