Author: Laura Simmons

Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October at Grand Stafford Theater

For years, Texas has remained the birthplace of great talent. In Houston in the mid-1990s, an alternative rock band emerged that would soon rise to fame known as Blue October. Vocalist, guitarist, and writer Justin Furstenfeld formed the group with his brother, Jeremy, when he began penning angst-riddled songs inspired by the present grunge movement. This weekend, Furstenfeld lands in the Brazos Valley February 17 to perform at the Grand Stafford Theatre in Downtown Bryan to a crowd eager to hear his stories and share his music. Blue October released their debut album “The Answers” in 1998, but their...

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Fiddler on the Roof at The Theatre Company

If you’re looking for a night of entertainment, look no further than The Theatre Company of Bryan, located right here in the Brazos Valley. Beginning February 18, the Theatre will be performing “Fiddler on the Roof,” a classic musical set in twentieth century Imperial Russia. “Fiddler on the Roof,” based on a series of tales known as “Tevye and His Daughters,” centers around a man named Tevye who wishes to retain the predominant Jewish culture in his household while raising five daughters. It is a constant battle, as the three oldest daughters wish to marry for love, and each...

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Exclusive Interview: Andrew Duhon

Singer/songwriter Andrew Duhon from New Orleans has released three albums, the most recent of which, “The Moorings,” was nominated for a Grammy, and is currently creating music with The Andrew Duhon Trio. We had the opportunity for an exclusive interview to talk about his influences, new music, and upcoming performances, one of which is here in College Station. On February 19, Andrew Duhon will be performing at The Hay Rack Concert House, from 4:30-6:30pm. The suggested donation for the event is $10-$15, and kids can attend for free. MW: How did you know that music was what you wanted...

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Divine Works: Mythology in the Arts at Forsyth Galleries

With the rapid advancements made in science and technology, it’s easy to forget that some of our most precious creations come from past eras. Thankfully, the Bryan/College Station area is home to many galleries continually displaying various art exhibitions, and among them is The Forsyth Gallery, located in Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center. Originally constructed as a museum, The Forsyth Galleries now permanently display important artwork, specifically century glass and American paintings, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a part of the University Art Galleries, their mission is to serve as the premiere resource for art...

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Aggies Got Talent at Rudder Auditorium

It’s no question that the Bryan/College Station area is home to thousands of creative and gifted individuals. If you’ve been looking for an event that will display some of the amazing talent at Texas A&M, look no further than the third annual Aggies Got Talent. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, Aggies Got Talent is a performance dedicated to showcasing the visionary skills of current undergraduate students and organizations. Aggies Got Talent was created after a conversation between Student Body President Kyle Kelly and Gracie Wood, the SGA Development Commissioner. Their goal was to create an event that would...

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