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For those who love theater, today begins a big week, starting with tonight's Tony Awards and continuing with the area opening of an hilarious look at putting on a show, as well as the opening of a classic, but somewhat darker, production. And we can't forget the second week of StageCenter's …

Our incredible Brazos Valley Chorale will close out its wonderful season Saturday night with California Dreamin', a light-hearted concert and fundraiser with music by Leonard Bernstein and some of the biggest hits on the Billboard music charts. A variety of desserts will be served and a cash…

This will be a busy week in the Brazos Valley theater world, with a huge MSC OPAS production spread over three nights and opening nights for The Theatre Company and Unity Theatre in Brenham. The productions at both of those area theaters run three weeks, so there will plenty of time to see e…

The amazing Concerts on Carter Creek closes its 2017-18 season at 5 p.m. today with a concert by the internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev. He will perform the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Modest Muussorgsky.

Growing up, my parents read to me after I got in bed each night. Some of my favorite stories came from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. I thrilled to tales of Mowgli, the human boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Baloo the bear.

Can't get enough Christmas music? Some long-standing holiday concerts have come and gone, but there still is an opportunity to hear "the Christmas story in words and music" today at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station.

Many young people may not be familiar with apartheid, a system of government-imposed segregation that ruled South Africa from 1948 until 1991. They may have heard of Nelson Mandela but not know of the vital role he played in overturning that hated -- and hateful -- system.

Brazos Valley TROUPE begins its 24th season Friday by going back to its earliest days. Lights, Camera ... Action! is an original musical revue that celebrates the magic and music of the movies.

What a great week to be a theater lover in the Brazos Valley. StageCenter and The Theatre Company are opening new productions, Navasota Theatre Alliance ends its run of Steel Magnolias today and Unity Theatre in Brenham heads for a second weekend with its Rodgers and Hammerstein tribute show…

There are so many incredible performance groups here in the Brazos Valley that it takes several months to announce all the new seasons. This week we take a look at one of the premier performance organizations, the Friends of Chamber Music.

I still am on a high from July's presentation of Disney's The Lion King jr. by Brazos Valley TROUPE. It was absolutely first class all the way and has set the bar even higher for our area's premier youth theatre program.

For the past 34 years, the congregation of Bryan's First Presbyterian Church have provided wonderful music to the community free of charge. It is an amazing gift, one that deserves the thanks of the entire community.

Summer is the time for picnics, watermelon, trips to the pool and good, old-fashioned melodramas. Well, get ready to cheer, hiss and throw popcorn: StageCenter is ending its current season with For Her Che-ild's Sake, that needed summer melodrama, which opens a three-week run on Thursday.

Bryan-College Station artist Hailey Herrera’s “Calligraphy + Color Watermedia Abstracts” is the latest exhibit headed to the SEAD Art Gallery in Downtown Bryan, with an opening reception scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday

A lot of people travel this summer, some to places in Texas, others to the four corners of the United States, and others to the nations of the world. Not everyone gets to travel during the hottest months, but a concert tonight can transport us, not only to different places but also to a diff…

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is a big deal, a very big deal. Many people consider it the premier piano competition in the world, while almost everyone else places it in the top two with the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition.

Somewhere, no doubt, Randy Wilson has a huge smile on his face. For years, the longtime artistic director of The Theatre Company in Bryan had dreamed of putting on Stephen Sondheim's one-act musical Assassins. Finally last year, Wilson put Assassins, paired with another Sondheim one-act musi…