Anthony Head

For His 30th Album, Dale Watson Pays Tribute to Lead Belly and the 12-String Guitar

July 26, 2023

In 2020, Dale Watson moved to Marshall, right in the same neck of the Piney Woods where early 1900s blues legend Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter began learning the musical instrument that would earn him the moniker “King of the 12-String Guitar.” Watson pays tribute to Lead Belly and his historic guitar on the title track of Starvation Box, a new 12-song collection named for the expression that Lead Belly’s father used for mocking his son’s guitar, the very symbol of his career.

Waco’s Dr Pepper Museum Reopens Historic Bottling Room with New Exhibition

February 22, 2023

Just a three-block walk from the crowds at Magnolia Market in Waco is the Dr Pepper Museum, where visitors can learn all about the quintessential Texas soft drink and get handmade floats at a real old-fashioned soda fountain.

Annual Mermaid Festival Makes A Splash in San Marcos

September 9, 2022

The refreshingly dark, cool interior of LaniKai Lounge & Tiki Room in San Marcos features paintings of beach scenes, a constellation of jewel-toned lights overhead, and a playlist featuring surf guitar music and retro standards, all conjuring dreams of tropical getaways.

Lucky Land Offers a Serene Exhibition of Asian Culture and Art in Houston

June 14, 2022

Just inside the bright red and yellow entryway arch of Lucky Land in Houston, traditional Asian music plays softly, providing a gentle backdrop to the rustling of trees and bamboo stalks and water splashing in an immense koi pond.

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