11:40 am
Mon March 24, 2014

University musicians to perform new Syler composition at Meyerson

The Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
Meyerson Symphony Center

The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce is excited to announce a new commission by composer James Syler. The new composition, a 20-25-minute long work for Wind Ensemble and Chorus titled The Temptation of St. Anthony, will receive its world premiere at the Meyerson Symphony Center on March 25, 2014, conducted by Phillip Clements (Randall Hooper-Director of Chorus).

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Dallas Comic-Con
3:10 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Heroes (and villians) on display

Kevin Jefferies

The organizers of the Dallas Comic-Con hold several events each year.  The latest event was the Sci-Fi Expo this past weekend, Feb. 8th and 9th.  Numerous comic creators and celebrities were on hand to welcome fans.  Never a let down, the fans truly make the events special, dressing as their favorite characters and letting their creative sides run free.

We have some pictures from the event, highlighting all the great Cosplay adventures of this year's Sci-Fi Expo.

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11:35 am
Mon February 10, 2014

U.S. Navy Band chooses Commerce as tour stop

Seal of the Navy Office of Community Outreach

Each year, the U.S. Navy Band tours throughout specified regions of the country, reaching audiences that do not generally get to see these musical ensembles perform on a regular basis. On February 19th, Commerce, Texas, will be host to the band, one of 22 cities chosen as part of this year's outreach.

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4:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Believe it again: Bryan’s art to feature at the MAC

(still image, captured from video)
Paul Bryan

Back in April 2013, KETR shared news about a collaborative performance art piece that showcased the talents of artist Paul Bryan and composer Chris Ramos, called Believe It Anyway!

This weekend, a film screening at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary marks Bryan’s first major solo exhibition in Dallas. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 11th at 8:15 p.m. A reception is set for 6 p.m.

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Northeast Texas
3:11 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Ray Price entering hospice care in Mt. Pleasant

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones poses with Ray Price before the 2009 ceremony during which Price recieved an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the school.

Country music star Ray Price is entering hospice care at his home in Mount Pleasant. Price had been receiving treatment for cancer at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler and was discharged today.

In a statement, Janie Price said her husband of 45 years had decided "to leave the hospital and return home to spend his final days on his beloved ranch surrounded by the comfort of his home, family and friends."

Price, 87, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011. The cancer has recently spread to his liver, intestines and lungs, according to a hospital statement.

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Arts and culture
10:01 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days Cosplay

Ray Ellerd

The Dallas Comic Con hosted its annual Fan Days over the weekend and we have a taste of the event for you.

Notably Texan
6:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Blue Twenty2's combine diverse influences to create own sound

(Left to right) Brack Key, Shane Parker and "Pua", Blue Twenty2's, performing live at KETR
Matt Meinke

Some bands form when individuals discover their love for a common type of music: country, rock, etc. Other bands find that their members' drastically different backgrounds can meld into a unique sound all their own, as is the case with Bois D'Arc Bash headliners Blue Twenty2's.

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Notably Texan
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Jack Ingram on Houston, reality TV and truth in songwriting

Jack Ingram
Triple Eight Management

Texas country crooner Jack Ingram takes the stage Saturday, September 21, at 10 P.M. as part of the Rally 'Round Greenville fall festival, and as he makes plans to visit northeast Texas, he took a little time to chat with Notably Texan host Matt Meinke and KETR's Jerrod Knight.

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10:41 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Dallas radio legend Kidd Kraddick has died

Dallas-based radio host Kidd Kraddick

According to multiple sources, including the website for KHKS, longtime host of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning may have suffered a fatal aneurysm.

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Newport Folk Festival
8:59 am
Thu July 25, 2013 to share folk festival online

Tegan and Sara play the 2012 Newport Folk Festival
NPR Music is teaming up with NPR Music to bring website visitors live coverage of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival from Newport, R.I., this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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3:10 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

'Way, Way Back' and 'Mud:' Anti-blockbusters

Screen capture from the trailer for "The Way, Way Back"

The summer blockbuster movies are never on my “must see” list, or any other list.  I put them into the same category as roller coasters; I have enough violent ups-and-downs and twists-and-turns in my life as it is, thanks. 

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12:53 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Ask Before You Speak Stupidity

Rhythm & Byssness to be released July 2013

A.B.Y.S.S. a.k.a. ThaByssness is an emcee, singer, songwriter, and performer that hails from New Jersey and her flow is a gutsy and unapologetic delivery of truth, passion and soul over captivating instrumentals.

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Up Next
1:47 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The Ladies' Choice

Phoenix native, Scholar

When people think of Phoenix, they think of the Suns, St. Mary’s Basilica, and of course everyone knows about that Arizona heat. 

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4:18 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Dallas Comic-Con: It's growing

The Dallas Comic-Con took place May 17th-19th at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas.

Thousands of fans of Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and more converged on the Irving Convention Center this past weekend.  Perhaps too many fans?

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11:48 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

The heroes come out to (cos)play - Day 3

Dallas Comic-Con 2013
Kevin Jefferies KETR

The Dallas area Comic-Con, hosted at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas was May 17th - May 19th and we have images of some of the best Cosplay for the event.

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