Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much. Won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach. For 15 years, 7 acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career that’s been hailed as “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road”, Knight has always let his music do most of the talking. And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say. But with his new album Little Victories, Chris Knight has taken the discussion to a whole new level.
His first album of new material in 4 years, Little Victories is a record of blunt honesty, elegiac truths and the raw rural poetry of an artist who’s come into his own and intends to stay. And for a performer who’s been compared over the years to Cash, Prine, Earle and Nebraska-era Springsteen, Knight now stands alone as a singer/songwriter that has carved his own idiosyncratic sound and sensibility out of the dirt road American dream. Little Victories not only sounds like a Chris Knight album, but the best Chris Knight album yet.
Baylor University is hosting a screening of the award-winning Sundance documentary LOOK & SEE, a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, activist, and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers. The film will be screened on [November 2 at 3:30] at the Waco Hippodrome. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farmhouse and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.
Often called “a prophet for rural America,” Berry has long been a voice for the communities that are so often overlooked by the media. Filmmaker Laura Dunn skillfully weaves Berry’s poetic and prescient words with gorgeous cinematography and the testimonies of his family and neighbors, all of whom are being deeply affected by the industrial and economic changes to their agrarian way of life. “It’s a conversation that is more urgent now than ever, as we find ourselves in a deeply divided nation where urban consumers remain so completely disconnected from the rural producers whose work sustains their very lives,” says director Laura Dunn. “Wendell shows us with extraordinary sensitivity, just what fidelity to a place and to one's own community can truly mean.”
A Texas family race to save their daughter when their town is infested by flesh-eating zombies.
When the dead have risen, some things are more important than your own survival.
"Rising Stars and Lone Star Legends, Twenty Years of Texas Music Cafe", is TMC's first PBS Pledge Drive Special which will air on the Hippodrome screen at 7pm on November 1st.
The creation of the Pledge program was requested by local PBS affiliate KNCT in recognition of TMC's twenty-year music series achievements.
Following this pre-Screening "sneak-peak" of the Pledge drive program, The Vordan Karmir Band will perform.
The Vordan Karmir Band is an Armenian Rock Band that started its professional career in 2010. Vordan Karmir has released 4 CDs, several singles, music videos, and is often compared to another wildly popular Armenian rock band, "System of a Down".
(What in the world does a band from Armenia have to do with Texas music you might ask?
Each year, TMC creates a special episode featuring International artists. In the spirit of Texas hospitality, we call this episode "On Texas Soil". Vordan Karmir will be just one of several bands that will be featured in the upcoming International episode.)
From the very first day of Vordan Karmir’s existence, the band created a new form of art within the Armenian musical sphere, as they strongly believe that art is a powerful tool for change.
This approach is reflected both in their lyrics and the musical projects in which they take part. Thorny issues such as corruption, social indifference, etc., are explored in their songs.
The Band recently performed at several international festivals in Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Spain and the USA (including SXSW International Festival in Austin, Texas). Vordan Karmir was the first band to represent Armenia at SXSW in Austin, TX.
In September 2017, Vordan Karmir released a new folk rock album titled LAO. The first presentation in the US was on September 23, at the University of Southern California during the festival of "Innovate Armenia 2017".
If you are a fan of System of a Down, this performance is not to be missed...
Vordan Karmir will perform a set, recorded live in Waco, Texas at the Waco Hippodrome as part of Texas Music Cafe PBS TV Show's 20th Anniversary Celebration on November 1st.
Tickets are just $7 and include the PBS TV program and the musical performance.
For more information about Texas Music Cafe or Vordan Karmir please see the links below.
Texas Music Cafe is a production of E-Cleff Productions, Inc. This show is made possible through the generous support of Texas State Technical College System "Technically Better".
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Watch this cult classic and enjoy a shadow cast performance by the Waco Civic Theatre.
Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.
Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible."
Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Ghostbusters”) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (“Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.
“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
PG-13for sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images.
Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the bogeyman are unleashed.
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.