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A fiddler who has performed for two former presidents and with musicians such as the Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton will play in Kerrville this month.

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Kerrville locals are invited to a preview party celebrating Playhouse 2000’s award-winning production of “The Pretty Trap” just two days before the company leaves to perform in this year’s national one-act play festival.

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Residents are invited to join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure “Madagascar,” which opens in Ingram on Friday. 

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The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts is planning a full summer slate. 

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I’ll bet many of you have driven through the town of Hye, Texas, and not even realized you were passing by a 100-year-old dance hall. I know I’ve made that journey between Stonewall and Johnson City countless times, and only had eyes for the old Post Office perched on the southeast corner of…

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The Fredericksburg Theater Company announces the cast for the first production of their 23rd season, the musical “The Sound of Music,” which opens June 14.

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Early registration is now open for the Freddyburg Youth Theater Summer Camp. This year students will perform in the junior version of the Disney Broadway musical “Frozen,” based on the smash-hit animated musical film. Until June 16 the fee is only $165. Students from third grade to high scho…

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Tim Summerlin, board president, announced the new 2019-20 concert lineup for Kerrville’s Symphony of the Hills before this season’s final concert performance at the Cailloux Theater.

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FREDERICKSBURG — The National Museum of the Pacific War recognized Lloyd Jolly as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year last Thursday at their Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Das Peach Haus. The Volunteer of the Year is chosen by recommendation from the staff and by adding up hours volunteered dur…

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This summer, the Hill Country Arts Foundation has many activities up its sleeve for youth and adults alike to take in arts and culture. 

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The 2019 Memorial Day weekend will be filled with music of the big bands once again as the Sentimental Journey Orchestra returns to the Cailloux Theater to present “Memorial Memories” on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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Gourds in all shapes, sizes and colors will be squashing all expectations at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.

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The iconic “Welcome Home” sign greets the campers already descending on Quiet Valley Ranch for what has become the longest continuously running music festival in the country. 

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As Memorial Day draws near, many remember those lost while serving in the military. Events in honor of the holiday are happening in the Kerrville area, as well as a few artsy kick-offs for shows and festivals. Here are a few:

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The Shimmy Mob displayed their moves on Tranquility Island bridge Saturday, using belly-dancing to help bring awareness to domestic violence. Shimmy Mob is a worldwide belly dance event, and this year, the Hill Country members are dancing to support Hill Country Crisis Council. For more info…

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Years ago, I had the idea to create an athletic competition that required no athleticism whatsoever: Der Sitzenfest. Competitors would vie for prizes by sitting comfortably in their favorite chair, rocker, or recliner.

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The final three performances of the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s spring comedy, “Bus Stop,” will be this weekend. The plot to the romantic comedy centers on several travelers stranded during a snowstorm just outside of Kansas City. With all roads blocked, five weary travelers are holed u…

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Through songs, stories and poems, R.J. Vandygriff will share “the real story of the cowboy” at the Hill Country Arts Foundation in May.An award-winning actor, songwriter, playwright and singer, Vandygriff — also known as “Joe Texas” — will perform “The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet.” The show is bil…

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An opening reception is being held Saturday for a local club’s spring art show.The Kerrville Art Club will showcase artists who boast a wide range of talents, styles, mediums and tastes at the Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.Attendees may see depictions of realism lan…

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A 23-year-old charity motorcycle rally will kick off May 2 in Luckenbach. Registration is open for the Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally, which will last until May 5 and include scenic bike rides, a bike show, live music, auction, brew and barbecue event, cowboy breakfasts, biker church serv…

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 An acoustic jam session will debut in Ingram on Friday led by mandolin player Rex Mann.Acoustic musicians are welcome to attend with their guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, basses, and dulcimers for a few hours to play and share their musical interests and knowledge. No outside food or d…

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A pastel landscape-drawing workshop is slated to begin Thursday and end Saturday at the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram.The workshop will be led by Doug Dawson. According to a press release from the foundation, Dawson is a founder and teacher at the Art Students League in Denver, Colo…

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 The Hill Country Youth Orchestra will present its spring concert in Kerrville on Sunday.The performers include kids from Kerr County, Boerne and Fredericksburg. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will “showcase our students as they perform music ranging from classical, folk …

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A weekend of live music, barbecue, rodeo activities and more is planned in Harper next month.Harper’s 55th annual Frontier Days will be Friday and Saturday May, 17 and 18 at the Harper Community Park, 211 Pioneer Park Drive.All proceeds benefit the park association.

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The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville is celebrating its 36th anniversary this week by reducing prices for annual family memberships.Until Saturday, the price will be $36 and rise back to $50 on Sunday.Those interested in memberships may visit the museum at 1550 Bandera Highway during norma…

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A question I ask of all recording artists I have the honor of interviewing is whether it is the song or the singer that makes the hit. Jimmy Webb’s response echoed what I heard from singers as disparate as Larry Gatlin, Michael Martin Murphey, and Suzy Bogguss.“Yes, a mediocre singer can be …

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Staff reportsnews@dailytimes.comCamerata San Antonio, the Grammy Award-nominated classical chamber music ensemble, will present its final season concert on Saturday at Schreiner University.The concert, “Beauty,” will feature these works:Ravel: “String Quartet”Turina: “Serenata”Faure: “Piano …

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I  n the pantheon of tribute bands that recreate favorite musical memories, Resurrection rises above.The Journey tribute act is led by Ryan Christopher, a doppelganger of legendary front man Steve Perry.His “origin story” began at a karaoke club, when he was challenged to sing Don’t Stop Bel…

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The Symphony of theHills of Kerrville, Texas, will present its nal concert of the season “Music For All Time: To Everything There Is A Season.”The evening’s musical program re ects the seasons of life, according to Dr. Gene Dowdy, Conductor and Artistic Director.“This concert’s program is ll…

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The Zirkels Zwei Mary & Al Zirkel Retrospective Art Exhibit opened on March 22 and will run through April 26 daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Duncan- McAshan Visual Arts Centerat 120 Point Theatre Road S, Ingram. 

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Five international jazz artists will headline the 2nd Annual Fredericksburg Jazz Festival on April 13 at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium.The Saturday evening concert features ve musicians with credentials that include Grammy Award member- ship, professors of music, and recording/pe…

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Fans of the rock band Journey can relive those musi- cal moments with “Resurrection: A Journey Tribute,” coming to the Kerrville on Saturday, April 27.The event will be a tribute to the music of Journey, and will re- create the experience of a Journey concert from the band’s most proli c per…

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Recently I decided to take a walk on the ribald side and go to a big city comedy club. It was not the experience I expected.My motivation was to catch a comedy act that I stumbled across on the internet. These guys post two-minute bits that hit me in the holy trinity of humor: they are funny…

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Jimmy Webb, the award- winning songwriter of hits such as “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “McArthur Park,” and “Galveston,” will present “An Evening With Jimmy Webb: ‘The Glenn Campbell Years’” on May 11 in Kerrville.Webb will perform and tell the stories behind the songs …