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Stay Cool: Guitar & Yoga Classes from Locals Online

“Support Local” is now more important than ever and with this in mind, here are a few things that locals are doing to help you get through these crazy times. These are really cool unique opportunities and we hope that you enjoy some local love as well as try something new.

Take a Yoga Class with CommUNITY Yoga To Calm Your Fears

This is a 30-minute Beat Fear Flow Class – Online Yoga Class that is taught by local yogis. This is a simple 30-minute flow class designed to get fear out of your head and get you on your mat.

“Living your life in balance not only contributes to your personal happiness and wellness, but also to your family, friends, community, nation, and global community as well. Yoga is for every BODY…ANYONE of ANY age or fitness level. Join us in this practice.”

A little about the studio: “We at commUNITY yoga believe in every person’s ability to make the positive life changes necessary to live a vibrant life. At our studio, you can open yourself to new possibilities and know that we are here to support and encourage you along the way. Take it from us, we know first hand how life-changing it is to address all aspects of your health-physical, mental and emotional- and bring them into alignment with your values. You will find benefits both inside and out from a regular Yoga practice. Set your goal to focus on the whole, and join us at commUNITY yoga.”

CommUNITY Yoga Studio is located at 6421 South Broadway Avenue, Suite 500 in Tyler, (903)520-7726,

Let’s Jam: Take a Guitar Lesson with Ally Venable

As musicians nationwide are out of work and at home, there are some creative ways that they are occupying their time. One way is by local favorite Ally Venable. She is offering guitar lessons via Skype at 

There are several packages available.

You can choose from learning some of Ally’s songs to learning about blues guitar,  and all of them are up close & personal, and live with Ally.

How To Play Lessons include: “Texas Honey,” “Broken,” and “Nowhere To Hide.”

There is also a “Blues 101.” Learn how to integrate basic blues patterns, technique, vibrato, fingerpicking, slide guitar, and alternate tunings into your playing live with Ally. This 45-minute live session with Ally on Skype is unique and will teach you some really cool stuff.

Once any class is purchased, there will be a follow-up email about scheduling. Classes are $50 each. It’s that simple.

Also on her website, you can purchase her latest songs, check out her touring schedule and pick up some really cool Ally swag.

“A power house from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. Guitar Player Magazine stated that ‘Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos.'”

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“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on the Big Screen Again

ATTENTION MOVIE LOVERS! Times Square Cinema, 5801 S. Broadway, Tyler, will be showing some great classics – and adding on to this list as the days come. This movie list is also available for private movie showings. Please call or email with any questions! These movies will be playing the entire week – as listed. For more info call (903) 705-6792  or email

The movie cost is $5 per person.  Times and tickets are available at

  • Every day for one week beginning May 8th: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 8th: “Goonies” (1985)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 15th: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 15th: “Batman” (1989)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 22nd: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azaban” (2004)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 22nd: “Shazam!” (2019)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 29th: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005)
  • Every day for one week beginning May 29th: “Superman” (1978)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 5th: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 5th: “Blind Side” (2009)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 12th: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 12th: “Lego Batman Movie” (2017)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 19th: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
  • Every day for one week beginning June 19th: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
  • Every day for one week beginning June 26th: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
  • Every day for one week beginning June 26th: “Wizard of Oz” (1939)

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Rose City Strong: Buy Cool Swag & #supportlocal

In these trying times, everyone wants to help and do their part. One way is to support local businesses. You can do so and get a cool t-shirt in the process!

VisitTyler and have teamed up and created a cool line of t-shirts, mugs, stickers, caps, and more!

Check out this cool swag and #supportlocal by being #rosecitystrong!


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Cowan Center: “Escape Margaritaville” Opens 2020-2021 Season

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Wondering what is showing at the Cowan Center? 

There’s nothing like opening a season with a fun show and a member party for the ages! No better theme than Jimmy Buffett music, an escape to Margaritaville, and a pre-party for Cowan Center Circle members!

“I think we all deserve some social time with our friends and like-minded Broadway fans,” said Susan Thomae-Morphew, UT Tyler Cowan Center Executive Director.

“This is our 24th Season! We can’t believe it either! We promise to have lots of great talent again and will be gearing up as we celebrate a quarter of a century soon. Over the next 2 years we will be developing programming for new target audiences and upgrading our premiere venue known across the state and beyond as a magnet for amazing artists and shows.”

“The Cowan Center Circle is the lifeblood of the Cowan Center’s service and success. Your membership support is needed now more than ever before. We have big plans and want to make you proud of this wonderful asset we share with so many. It is with you that we reach high and provide the best for our community, state and region.”

“We ask you to renew your membership, consider an upgrade, and invite friends to jump into the Cowan Center family. We want to fill the house every show and share the magic of live performance. Help us reach for the stars and come see some on stage, too!”

“We are grateful for each and every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all again!”

All events are performed in the Cowan Center located on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard – FAC 1120 in Tyler, TX (Google Map).

QUESTIONS? Call (903)566.7424. More information and TICKETS can also be found at Watch for announcements on Cowan’s Facebook and Twitter pages too.


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