Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

A Canadian musical troupe is coming to the Majestic Theatre to perform and the way they make their music is unusual.

Fred Junkin

  On March 10, 2017, Texas lost a legendary music educator and master band director, Fred H. Junkin. He began his teaching career in Teague, Texas before taking a position at Tyler Jr. High for the following three years, 1951-1954. His next professional move was to be his last. In 1954, he and his new bride, Don Beth, relocated to Victoria, Texas, where he led the Victoria High School band program for 31 years.

Tameca Jones has become known as the "Queen of Austin Soul." She got her start more than a decade ago, when she decided to forgo her dream of going to law school in order to focus on raising her twins. At that point, music became both her creative outlet and a way to support her family — and since then, her soulful covers of rock songs have made her a beloved fixture of the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Jones says that, while she feels she's been welcomed into the city's musical community, establishing herself as a soul singer hasn't always been easy.

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Two teen girls ditch their prom for a decidedly more psychedelic and life-changing experience in “The Honor Farm,” a midnight feature at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival that uses the techniques of horror films to tell its story about a rite of passage from a female perspective. Olivia Applegate plays Lucy, who finds herself on a vision quest to a derelict prison farm at night with a group of mushroom-gobbling friends. There’s danger, trepidation, and transformation...

There are a lot of events going on this weekend.  Here's an overview on a few of them.  First off tonight--It's St. Patrick's.

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