REVIEW: Avalon Faire sends Kilgore back in time

PHOTO BY SARAH REDFORD The wonderland of the Avalon Faire in Kilgore takes a step back into the glorious days of old, and days that never were. The faire is found at 1076 FM 1252 W, Kilgore, 75662, and is open each weekend in April. Tickets may be purchased on-line or at the box office […]

Famed ‘X-Men’ star takes on young protégé in finale

  Before anything else, I have to tell you this: Logan deserves a second viewing, at least, before you can fully grasp the magnitude of the film. Logan, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and newcomer Dafne Keen, doesn’t feel like a superhero movie, at least, not in the blockbuster, “Marvel […]

Prison documentary sheds light on modernized slavery

  The Netflix Original Documentary “13,” is an in-depth look of the 13th Amendment to present day. The 13th Amendment is the abolishment of slavery in the United States. Even though the act of slavery is gone in reality, through policies it has reinvented itself in different forms since the passing and ratification of the […]

Concept by Design

In his play, Middletown, Will Eno provides us with a dark comedic look at the infinitely connected nature of our lives. Eno bookends seemingly mundane moments peppered with impressionistic existential accents. Our routine day today observations are infiltrated with splashes of absurdity as we are taken on a comedic pilgrimage throughout the many intersecting points […]

Middletown to premiere at KC

Micah Goodding, the director of the KC’s production of Middletown, has a personal connection with this production. As an actor in the Middletown premier in London while he was in graduate school, Goodding expressed the complexities that come with directing and the weight of responsibility that this role carried and is excited about this being […]

KC Dancers to Perform with the East Texas Symphonic Band

On February 13th at 7:30pm a group of Kilgore College Dance students will perform to Pirates of the Caribbean for the East Texas Symphonic Band at LaTourneau University Belcher center.  This event is considered the grand winter celebration.  The mission of the East Texas Symphonic Band is to raise appreciation and awareness of wind band […]

Music Mondays: They Might Be Giants ‘Flood’ Texas

They Might Be Giants perform ‘Birdhouse in your Soul’ at their “Farewell for the Moment” tour in Brooklyn on January 2, 2016. Video shot by Bryan Patti. They Might Be Giants will celebrate the 16th anniversary of their classic album ‘Flood’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin and 7 p.m. […]

Throwback Thursdays: Celebrating love at Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 1, 2015 was the best day of my life. I realized it after the initial emotional shock wore off, and I will never forget the date as long as I live. Myself, my boyfriend Bryan and my sister Kelly were taking our annual trip to the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention in Dallas, where horror […]

Film Fridays: Malcolm McDowell at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015

Filmed by Bryan Patti. Here is my interview with actor Malcolm McDowell on May 3, 2015 at the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention in Dallas. McDowell is an English actor whose career spans over five decades. He is known for his roles as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick’s classic “A Clockwork Orange,” the title character in […]

Throwback Thursdays: How Harry Potter sparked the imagination of generations

 From Fanpop/anadoring. With the unfortunate death of legendary British actor Alan Rickman today from cancer at age 69, I decided to focus my first Throwback Thursday article, which celebrates nostalgic things from childhood, on the Harry Potter book and film series and its effect on my life.   Sowing the seeds of fandom Harry Potter […]