Art + Music

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 »

No Longer in Utopia, Utopiafest to Host Its Intimate Festival with Big Lineup in Burnet

No Longer in Utopia, Utopiafest to Host Its Intimate Festival with Big Lineup in Burnet

Utopiafest is leaving behind the land of perfection for what it hopes are greener pastures. For its 10th iteration, ... Read More »

Beaumont R&B Legend Barbara Lynn Named a National Heritage Fellow

Beaumont R&B Legend Barbara Lynn Named a National Heritage Fellow

The National Heritage Fellowships are the United States’ highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Lynn earned the Read More »

Austin Piano Great Marcia Ball is Still Tickling Them Ivories

Austin Piano Great Marcia Ball is Still Tickling Them Ivories

When Marcia Ball gets to rocking—her long fingers pounding out barrelhouse keyboard rhythms, knees bouncing to the beat, Read More »

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