Art and Culture

Art and culture

David and Art - Federal Architecture

Feb 24, 2020
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

In what way could the architecture of government buildings say anything about the government itself?


David and Art - Federal Architecture

Feb 24, 2020
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

In what way could the architecture of government buildings say anything about the government itself?


Smooth-voiced baritone Robert Anderson was one of the very few gospel singers who could croon with the best.

Hear the full track here.

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

A recent reminder that I had neglected the works of Colm Tóibín drew me to one of only a couple of his works I had not read.  The South is the story of Katherine Proctor who abandons her family in a move to Barcelona.  There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War.  This is a thrilling story of art and exile and a search for love.  Note there are several brief adult scenes.  


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

An art show from over one hundred years ago broadened American tastes like none before or since. Here's this weeks edition of David and Art with David Smiith.


"I've Been Born Again" is hard gospel from the golden age of the Blind Boys of Alabama, featuring Clarence Fountain. 


"Death by Chocloate" to health and fitness, hear about a number of valentine themed and other community events happening in and around Waco this week.  

If you have waited until now to make plans for your Valentine’s Date – Well – I guess it’s kind of romantic to live life on the edge…lucky for you there is a long list of terrific local restaurants who are offering Valentine’s specials tonight, so hopefully someone will squeeze you in.  That list includes (read more)

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

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch is—to my way of reading—one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.  She passed away February 8, 1999.  She was a British novelist and philosopher.  She has written 26 spectacular novels, along with a short story, plays, philosophy, and poetry.  I have so many stories about her and her works, I could fill several episodes of Likely Stories.


Throwing everything called "art" into a big pile and letting people sort it out isn't the best way of knowing what's worth our time and attention. Fortunately there's help. 

Harry Belafonte's "Oh Freedom" is an early recording of what would become one of the most popular Freedom Songs. 

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

After a few intense stories, I turned my eyes to an interesting novel with some romance and some danger all wrapped up in a nifty story of two women who share a bizarre tale.  Sarah Jio’s ninth novel, All the Flowers in Paris will give you moments of pleasure while keeping you on edge. 


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Sometimes lost works of art can reappear, allowing us a chance to rediscover an artist we'd forgotten about. 


The Staple Singers wrote and recorded "Freedom Highway" during the legendary Selma to Montgomery March in 1965.


The Travelers of Faith take listeners on an unexpected journey in the musical netherworld between jubilee and hard gospel. 


Hosting this week is Kennedy Sam.  Kennedy talks with representatives of the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce on their plans for Black History Month. Also on the program, Kennedy speaks with Dr. Bronwen Forbay of the McLennan County Community College Music Department.  Lastly, we'll hear from David Smith with another installment of David and Art.

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