Around East Texas

Summer Plays: Legally Blonde, Texas Shakespeare Festival

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July 20th-23rd, July 27th-30th, and August 3rd-6th (Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm) - “Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be on stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. This fabulously fun international award-winning musical is based on the adored movie. “Legally Blonde The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! “Legally Blonde The Musical” will take you from the sorority…

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Radney Foster Comes to Love & War

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Radney Foster is coming to Lindale to Love & War in Texas on June 2nd! Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Radney Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He's written and produced songs for Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban, Sara Evans, and the Dixie Chicks. Radney Foster will be playing 12 shows throughout Texas in June, with full dates listed below. More about Radney Foster…

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Claw Daddy’s: Spicing Things Up In Mineola

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By Johnny Griffith Springtime, more than any other season, brings memories of my younger days flooding back. I’ve always had chronic spring fever and was more prone to skipping class, taking off on road trips, and just generally doing anything where I could soak up the sun waking from its winter slumber. Some of the most memorable of those memories center around crawfish season back in my home state of Louisiana. Spring is synonymous with the rainy season, which in turn meant the Dugdemona would swell and escape its banks bringing with it the promise of pounds upon…

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Hiking and More: East Texas Shows Its Best Colors This Fall

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By Holli Fourniquet If there’s one thing Tyler is known for, it’s for the area’s natural beauty. Nestled serenely in the piney woods of East Texas, the area offers some pretty great landscapes for the outdoorsy types. According to a recent study, most of us are spending half as much time outside as compared to only 20 years ago. It claims that doing outside activities such as hiking is good for the mind, body, and soul. The research showed that hiking clears your head, makes you more creative, boosts your focus, and recharges your mind’s battery. With temperatures…

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Keipersol Distillery Tour

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Distillery Tours Go behind the scenes at the new distillery at Keipersol Estates! We now have public tours every Saturday at the distillery $8 per person at noon, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. This tour shows you the process of making Dirk's Vodka and you get a behind the scenes sample of our upcoming rum and bourbon products. When friends and family and a lot of special people get together for an event like the premiere of Dirk's Vodka at The Distillery at Kiepersol, it amazes me how many people go out of their way to be supportive, kind…

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The City of Edom, An Oasis for Artisans

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By Barbara King Just a scant 20 miles outside of Tyler lies a quaint, flourishing artisan community where you will find an eclectic mix of modern funky design and old-time Southern hospitality. Edom, a one-stoplight town, is chock full of things to see and makes a great getaway just a stone’s throw from everywhere. The one main street is lined with shops and restaurants, in quaint, old refurbished stores that encourage you to amble around, take your time, and browse a myriad of wares from antiques to pottery to apple pies. Coming around the bend into Edom, the…

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