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Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The curtain is falling again for an historic theater on Main Street, but its owners hope to find a group of investors to purchase the building or operate the venue for its third act. The Uptown on Main, 218 Main St., recently closed after a nearly two-year […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre celebrates 30th with Broadway

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After three decades of bringing great live theater to the Highland Lakes, the Hill Country Community Theatre is celebrating with a Broadway Revue. The Hill Country Community Theatre Players will kick off the event at 3 p.m. June 7. They’ll perform Broadway songs that have been produced at HCCT […]

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Cory Morrow bringing good-time music to Summer Concert Series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Technically, Texas singer-songwriter Cory Morrow will be performing in the Burnet Summer Concert Series on June 6. But Morrow’s welcoming nature makes his shows feel like a gathering of friends rather than a concert, said Damon Beierle of Double Eagle Entertainment and the host of KBEY 103.9 FM […]

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Burnet County mystery author Jan Grape is receiving the 2015 Sage Award on May 17 for her contributions to the genre. Courtesy photo

Local author Jan Grape recognized for contributions to mystery genre

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Members of the Sisters in Crime-Heart of Texas Chapter chuckled at the notion that Burnet County mystery author Jan Grape’s contributions could be summed in a few sentences. (more…)

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Rodeo clown documentary shot in Highland Lakes wins best film

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Filmmaker Noessa Higa was simply happy that her sports documentary, “Man in the Can,” was chosen by organizers of the Hill Country Film Festival to be a featured flick. (more…)

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Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix will perform May 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 909 Ave. D in Marble Falls. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Courtesy photo

Grammy winners return to Marble Falls for show at Trinity Episcopal

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Grammy-award winners Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines had so much fun playing show at Trinity Episcopal Church last year, the duo decided to return. They’ll be in concert May 16 at the church, 909 Ave. D. Doors open at 5:30 with the show starting at 6 p.m. Admission […]

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Johnson City event serves up Sundays of art, wine and music

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — For Susan Kirchman, the perfect Sunday afternoon includes art, wine and live music. That explains why her gallery, TASTE Wine + Art, hosts this type of free gathering the second Sunday of each month. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam gallery showcasing Artists in Action

BUCHANAN DAM — See Artists in Action at the Buchanan Arts and Crafts Gallery. The gallery is launching a new program with artist demonstrations to generate interest in the work of local artists and craftspeople. The initial Artists in Action program is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9 at the gallery, 17534 Texas 29 East. (more…)

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The Hill Country Blenders, a barbershop chorus, are holding its spring concert May 9 at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls at 7 p.m. Courtesy photos

Hill Country Blenders putting on ‘State of Mine’ spring show

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Hill Country Blenders kick off their “cross-country” road trip “A State of Mine” on May 9. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam church putting on toe-tapping gospel music festival

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — With several acres of blooming wildflowers surrounding their church, Genesis Lutheran Church members decided not to “hide it under a bush” but let it and their love for the community shine. And to do it, the congregation is inviting everybody out to the Genesis Lutheran Music Festival […]

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Llano students presenting ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on May 3

The Llano High School Drama department will present a public performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at 4 p.m. May 3 in the auditorium at Llano High School, 2509 Texas 16 in Llano. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. This adaptation was presented for the University Interscholastic League One Act Play contest, and three […]

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Annual ‘Toast to Tony’ concert in Spicewood honors jazz great

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — The final concert of the Spicewood Arts Society 2014-2015 series is a favorite. Nicknamed “A Toast to Tony,” the Motheral family presents its annual tribute to jazz great Tony Campise at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Spicewood Vineyards Event Center, 1419 CR 409. Admission is $50 a […]

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Faith Academy’s Joelton Mayfield taking his music to the next stage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR DRIFTWOOD — As Old Settler’s Music Festival organizers named off the top three finishers in the youth talent competition April 18, Joelton Mayfield wondered if he would once again end up on the outside looking in. During the 2014 show, he came close but didn’t make any of the top […]

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Harmony School of Creative Arts putting on sunny ‘Annie Jr.’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “The sun will come out tomorrow,” and “Annie Jr.” is coming as well thanks to Harmony School of Creative Arts students, staff and parents. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre holding ‘Seussical’ auditions

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is holding open auditions for its production of “Seussical.” Auditions are 7 p.m. April 27-28 at at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 West. The show will run July 16-26 and be directed by Wendy Ferrell. (more…)

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Llano native Lainey Wright releases third album, playing LanTex Theater

Llano native Lainey Wright releases third album, playing LanTex Theater

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Sometimes, letting go of what you know, what is secure, leads you down the most incredible roads. As a freshman at the University of Texas, Lainey Wright found herself torn between her academic studies and her musical endeavors. The “right thing to do” would have been to complete her […]

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Austin-based band MilkDrive. Courtesy photos

Ray Benson, MilkDrive team up for Spicewood Arts Society show

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson is teaming up with MilkDrive, an Austin-based band known for its blend of folk, jazz and bluegrass, on Aug. 24. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"
WHEN: April 23-May with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays
ADMISSION: $20 for adults and $10 for children and students with ID
FOR TICKETS: Call (830) 798-8944 or go to www.thehcct.org

Murder mystery ‘Mousetrap’ keeps audiences guessing until the end

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thrill of a mystery is trying to figure out “whodunnit” before the heroic sleuth. But when Agatha Christie is the brains behind the story, you might walk out of the theater saying, “I never saw that coming.” (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Movies in the Park series
WHEN: Movies start at dark; schedule is “Frozen” on April 17, “The Boxtrolls” on May 15, “Maleficent” on June 19 and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” on July 17
WHERE: Haley Nelson Park, 301 Garden Trails in Burnet
ADMISSION: Free
FOR MORE: Go to www.cityofburnet.com

Burnet’s Movies in the Park features free family films

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET – From a snowman to a girl on fire, the entire family can enjoy this year’s Movies in the Park series at the Haley Nelson Park amphitheater, 301 Garden Trails. The Burnet Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the free movies, which this year are “Frozen,” “The Boxtrolls,” “Maleficent” and […]

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Llano Fine Arts Guild bridges generation gap with student show

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The opportunity for young artists to showcase their works is the reason for the annual student art show hosted by the Llano Fine Arts Guild. The show, which is free to attend, is April 9-12 and April 16-19 at the guild’s gallery, 503 Bessemer Ave. The gallery is open […]

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Heidi Eubanks (left), Ashleigh Goff and Kristin DeGroot rehearse a scene from the Fredericksburg Theatre Company’s upcoming production of 'Crimes of the Heart' by Beth Henley. Kerry Goff directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about three eccentric, disaster-prone Southern sisters coming together after one shoots her husband. Courtesy photo

Fredericksburg Theater Company presenting ‘Crimes of the Heart’

FROM STAFF REPORTS FREDERICKSBURG — After one of the Magrath sisters kills her abusive husband, the three women gather in the family home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, to deal with aftermath. But they soon find themselves digging deep into past problems and relationships. (more…)

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Stone Valley Music Festival near Johnson City attracts big acts

Stone Valley Music Festival near Johnson City attracts big acts

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Randy Holland has made several big-time bookings this year. Aside from being Johnson City’s chief of police, Holland is the promoter for a series of seven concert festivals at Stone Valley Music Park. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam artist Daniel Adams is one of the artists in the Llano area participating in the Llano Art Studio Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28. Maps of the 14 studios on the tour are available at facebook.com/llano.art.studio.tour. File photo

Llano Art Studio Tour showcases creative community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The tagline of the Llano Art Studio Tour sums up the feelings of the creators who are part of the Llano County art scene: “We live here, we create here.” (more…)

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Spicewood author explores God’s creation in children’s book

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE SPICEWOOD — Local author Deborah B. Meyer has just released a new children’s book, “Meet the Brazos Boys.” (more…)

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Bunkhouse Art Gallery show and sale benefits Phoenix Center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — An ideal partnership was created because of the value of art. The 23rd annual Bunkhouse Art Gallery art show and sale is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 21-22 and March 28-29 at Wenmohs Ranch, 573 Old Spicewood Drive in Cypress Mill. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre giving ‘Regards to Broadway’

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is giving its “Regards to Broadway” through a musical fundraiser March 26. The show is 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 West. (more…)

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