Author: Laura Simmons

Mickey and the Motorcars at Grand Stafford Theater

If you’re looking for a night of true Americana rock infused music, look no further than the latest Grand Stafford event. On March 24, Keeton Coffman will be opening for Micky and the Motorcars at the Downtown Bryan theater. Keeton Coffman, born and raised in Bryan, is reviving heartland rock and roll with his new music. A songwriter first and foremost, Coffman wants his music to transport his audience and provide them with an escape, if only for an hour or two.  His latest album, “Killer Eyes,” was released in September of 2016 and creates an image of an...

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Spring Break Painting Workshop in Downtown Bryan

It can be difficult to find family-fun oriented activities during the week of spring break. Luckily, the Bryan/College Station area is host to a number of friendly, creative events available to everyone. One of these events, a painting workshop, will be held in Downtown Bryan during the week of Spring Break. Organized by the Purple Turtle Art Studio, this workshop will run for three days from March 13 to March 15. The class is three hours long from 9:00am to 12:00pm and children can sign up for one day or all three. All supplies are included, plus a snack,...

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Lea DeLaria at Rudder Auditorium

If one of your favorite pastimes is browsing through the latest Netflix series, then there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of Lea DeLaria, who rose to fame for her role in “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” a Netflix original series, premiered July 2013. Inspired by Piper Kerman’s memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” the show follows Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who has a loving fiancé and career. As her past catches up to her, it’s revealed that she must spend the following months in an...

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Max Stalling at The Grand Stafford Theater

Unlike most musicians, Max Stalling hadn’t known from a young age that he would be creating music. A Texas native, Stalling grew up in south Texas before attending Texas A&M University for his undergraduate and graduate studies. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1991 with a master’s degree in Food Science, Stalling relocated to the Dallas area where he worked for corporate companies like FritoLay. In Dallas, Stalling found a community of American music when he discovered the Three Teardrops Tavern and KNON radio station. It was around this time that Stalling began writing country music songs inspired by...

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The Clothesline Muse at Rudder Auditorium

One of the next performances to grace the stage of Rudder Auditorium brings with it a celebration of family and heritage. The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Texas A&M University welcomes the upcoming show, “The Clothesline Muse” on March 1 in Rudder Auditorium at 7pm. “The Clothesline Muse” is a play that emerged from an original dance routine created by Dr. Kariami Welsh, and tells the story of laundress Grandma Blu and her granddaughter Mary Mack who aspires to be a screenwriter. Mary has little appreciation for her grandmother’s stories and family culture, and it isn’t...

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