Fine Arts

April 29th: Hear Poetry at the Library

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Hear poetry performances at the Tyler Public Library April is National Poetry Month and the Tyler Public Library is celebrating by hosting an open poetry reading on Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Philosophy professor Peter Hoheisel, a Jacksonville poet, will open the event with a few brief remarks about poetry, and then attendees will be free to read their own poetry or a poem. “Our culture generally considers poetry to be a frivolity,” said Hoheisel in an interview. “That is why National Poetry month is so important, and why I am excited that the Tyler…

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May 20th: Take Me 2 Vienna at ETYO

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Take Me 2 Vienna featuring Tyler’s Take 2 Band with the East Texas Youth Orchestras ETYO will collaborate with the Take 2 Band to bring a night of classic rock-n-roll to east Texas in ETYO’s inaugural fundraising Event, Take Me 2 Vienna. The orchestras, seating 115 student musicians in their 2016-17 concert season, have been invited to represent Texas in Austria at the Vienna International Youth Music Festival, 2019. In this fundraising concert, sponsored by TJC’s Alumni Association,  ETYO will join Take 2 in performing such memorable classics as Back in the USSR, Going to California, Stairway to…

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Theatre Guide: Peter and the Starcatcher at TJC

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  April 27th (7:30pm) - A 90th Anniversary Music Extravaganza - Celebrate 90 years of excellence at TJC as their bands, choirs, students, and faculty perform a concert of selections from throughout history. This performance will dazzle and delight as we showcase the best of TJC music. Alumni and friends of the music and band programs are especially invited to attend. This is free to attend and will be held at the Jean Brown Theatre on the Tyler Junior College campus. Wednesday-Sunday, April 26th-30th (Friday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm) - Peter and the Starcatcher will be presented at the…

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Attention Playwrights: The 10th New Play Festival Taking Entries

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  Tyler Civic Theatre Center is pleased to announce its 10th New Play Festival! For plays selected, a Readers Theatre will be held in the Rogers Theatre, located at 400 Rose Park Dr. in Tyler, Saturday, July 8th. Adult playwrights (over 18) are invited to submit plays for general/adult audiences or children/teen audiences. Again this year, the festival encourages junior playwrights (ages 12-18) to submit plays for children’s theatre or for older teen audiences. Of the plays chosen to be read at the TCTC New Play Festival, one will be chosen that day to have a full production…

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March 25th: “Invitation to the Dance” at the ETSO

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  A Grammy-winning violinist, an American music icon and local favorites are among the acts that will share the stage with East Texas Symphony Orchestra during its upcoming 1916-1917 season. The 2016/17 Subscription Series continues with the following concerts:. March 25, 2017 – Invitation to the Dance: The concert includes performances by ETSO principal harpist Janel Hector and dancers from Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance. The program features music of Debussy, Ravel and Brahms. April 29, 2017 – Back to the Beginning: The finale is inspired by Lee’s first concert with the orchestra in 2011. Jan Lisiecki returns…

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