Author: Josh Shelton

Lone Star Jam at Lake Bryan

KEOS is the area’s hottest non-commercial, community-supported radio station, and now’s the time to show your support! The Lone Star Jam is a benefit concert overlooking the tranquil Lake Bryan, and Sunday, Oct 7 may be your last chance to see this event at the Lakeside Icehouse. The restaurant and venue is now closed to the public, but it’s opening for a day to host the Lone Star Jam. Krista May, President of the KEOS Board of Directors said, “Having it at Lake Bryan in a beautiful outdoor setting with a great view of the water and sunset has...

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Grab Your Partner for Contra Dance

Contra may not be a “brand new dance,” but it’s more fun than the Cupid Shuffle! All you have to do is follow instructions and enjoy the live music. Dating back to the 1700s, contra has Celtic roots, but it has evolved over the centuries. These days, there’s even techno contra music! John Ivy, fiddler in the Rock Prairie Ramblers, explains that contra dance has made a comeback, nationally in the 1970s and locally in 1996. “It’s popular among youth on the East coast,” Ivy said. “It’s really regional.” Suzanne’s School of Dance hosts contra dance on the first...

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The Choir of Man at MSC OPAS

Are you still rewatching Glee and Pitch Perfect? Hope is in sight for you, then because there’s an international choral sensation with bearded men dancing around a pub, and it’s coming to Rudder Auditorium on Oct. 2 and 3. The Choir of Man is a hit show that debuted at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. With choral versions of pop music favorites, The Choir of Man entertains with choreographed dance moves, foot-stomping and more. “Not only are we part of their first tour – we are opening their first U.S. tour right in Aggieland,” says Anne Black, OPAS Executive...

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Texas A&M’s I-School Bringing New Opportunities for Student Leadership

With the launch of the School of Innovation at Texas A&M last year, the university set out to make it a lot easier for motivated students to work together on creative projects outside of their normal coursework, and often outside their own disciplines of study. The I-School, as it’s called, is connecting students from different colleges and schools across campus, as well as faculty and former students from a broad range of disciplines, all with the aim of encouraging a culture of and active hub for innovation. And every idea and project is student-led. Jennifer Briggs, Creative Manager at...

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Messina Hof Cooking Party with the Chef: Cajun vs Creole

Looking for a little spice in your kitchen? Messina Hof Winery is giving an intro to Cajun and Creole cooking on September 16 at 1 p.m. Learn about what distinguishes both, and find out which recipes are improved with a tip of the wine bottle. Even more delicious, Messina Hof Winery’s cooking parties are held every month, so you can keep coming back for more. Often misused interchangeably, the terms “Cajun” and “Creole” mean a lot more than “Louisiana style.” The Cajuns started as Acadians, migrating from Eastern Canada to Louisiana. The term “Creole” reflects a mixture of ethnicities...

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