Author: Laura Simmons

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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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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