Art + Music

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Texas

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Texas

Texas has a rich and evolving African American history—from the abolition of slavery on Juneteenth to Barbara Jordan’s ... Read More »

Terry Allen Dishes on Lubbock (And Everything)

Terry Allen Dishes on Lubbock (And Everything)

Terry Allen wears many hats, not that you’ll catch him in a Stetson. Twangy as all get out, the pioneering Texas country Read More »

Q&A with The Iron Orchard Screenwriter Gerry de Leon

Q&A with The Iron Orchard Screenwriter Gerry de Leon

Set and filmed in West Texas, the oil boom period piece starts screening Feb. 22. West Texas wildcatters have long been ... Read More »

Texas Highways Managing Editor Among New Members of the Texas Institute of Letters

Texas Highways Managing Editor Among New Members of the Texas Institute of Letters

The Texas Institute of Letters has spent the past eight decades recognizing the state's literary achievements. Lone Star Read More »

One Artist’s Mission to Make Rankin the Most Painted Town in Texas

One Artist’s Mission to Make Rankin the Most Painted Town in Texas

Artist Matt Tumlinson has made it his mission to quite literally “paint the town” of Rankin, a West Texas community with Read More »

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Faces Financial Struggles

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Faces Financial Struggles

The Texas Observer reports a sharp decline in visitors and slashed funding at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ... Read More »

How a Bunch of “Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks” Transformed Austin

How a Bunch of “Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks” Transformed Austin

In Austin, the funky slacker paradise turned buzzy big city, nothing is quite as certain as cedar fever, the line at ... Read More »

How Beaumont Photographer Keith Carter Redefined the Artform

How Beaumont Photographer Keith Carter Redefined the Artform

He’s one of the world’s great photographers, with a legendary sense for the mystery in the mundane. But right now he’s ... Read More »

Empress of Gulf Coast Soul Barbara Lynn Reflects on Her Decades-Long Career

Empress of Gulf Coast Soul Barbara Lynn Reflects on Her Decades-Long Career

Barbara Lynn was a left-handed young girl in Beaumont when she started sounding out notes and chords on a guitar made ... Read More »

Michael Martin Murphey Saddles Up for Cowboy Christmas Tour

Michael Martin Murphey Saddles Up for Cowboy Christmas Tour

Michael Martin Murphey’s singing rings with the sincerity and authenticity that many find lacking in pop country these ... Read More »

Festival of Texas Fiddling to Highlight Diverse Fiddle Styles in Blanco

Festival of Texas Fiddling to Highlight Diverse Fiddle Styles in Blanco

Need a spark to shake off the post-Thanksgiving, start-of-the-holiday-marathon malaise? Fiddle music could be just the ... Read More »

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