'The Island' on NBC tests survival Skills of 14 men

Survival expert Bear Grylls expects the contestants on his new NBC reality adventure series “The Island” to be more prepared than they would have been had the show debuted a decade ago. …

Jordin Sparks to headline Lake Palestine Palooza on Saturday

Jordin Sparks, an “American Idol” winner who has had several pop music hits, will headline Lake Tyler Palooza on Saturday at The Villages Marina on Lake Palestine. The fundraiser for Pets Fur People, a Tyler no-kill animal shelter, will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the marina located off Highway 2661, just west of Texas Highway 155.

‘Tomorrowland’ promises a world of hope and promise

Coming on the heels of the brutally dystopian vision of what’s to come glimpsed in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the jet packs and “Jetsons” gleam of the charming if preachy “Tomorrowland” comes as a huge sigh of relief.

Black Pointe is ready to transport audiences to Wonderland Video

Black Pointe Dance Company is taking audiences on a journey down the rabbit hole with their inaugural production, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The ballet is based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. The professional company, one of the first in the area, have spent the last six months raising funds, training dancers and undergoing

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David Letterman scores highest rating since '05

David Letterman’s final appearance as host of “The Late Show” delivered the CBS program’s best overnight rating since December 2005, when Oprah Winfrey was a guest. Based on the overnight data from the top 56 markets measured by Nielsen, the…

21 May 2015 [11:54 PM]
Texas State Railroad to salute Armed Forces

The Texas State Railroad will salute those who serve in the armed forces with special Memorial Day weekend activities at its Palestine Depot on Saturday and Sunday. Patriot Trains decorated in patriotic red, white and blue will depart from the…

21 May 2015 [08:12 PM]
City of Tyler postpones downtown art event

The city of Tyler has postponed its ArtSquared event that was scheduled for Saturday on the downtown square. Beverly Abell, of the Tyler Main Street Department, said a new date has not been set. Earlier the city promoted ArtSquared as…

21 May 2015 [08:11 PM]
HCPAC stages 'Living Mrs. Del Vecchio' today

Henderson County Performing Arts Center, 400 Gibson Road in Athens, is staging “The Living Mrs. Del Vecchio.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $17 and can be reserved online at hcpac.org or…

14 May 2015 [08:07 PM]
Liberty Hall seeking battle of the bands applications

Liberty Hall, in Tyler, is accepting applications through June 23 for its battle of the bands event — Rock, Paper, Scissors — set for 8 p.m. on Aug. 1. To apply, bands from East Texas must submit a DVD…

14 May 2015 [08:06 PM]
AlleyFest, 1 day only, set for Saturday

Sticking true to its roots, but with some changes that organizers hope will bring a sense of enthusiasm, AlleyFest is set to return Saturday with fun for the entire family. The annual Longview festival is being cut to one day…

14 May 2015 [07:58 PM]
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Lee Theatre to salute women veterans

The Robert E. Lee High School Theatre Department will pay tribute to women veterans as part of its spring show today through…

14 May 2015 [07:52 PM]
2015 Sizzling Summer Movies

Everything old is new again this summer, as many familiar characters and beloved titles — some more than 50 years old — return to the big screen. That means superheroes, of course, and so summer officially begins with the second…

14 May 2015 [07:49 PM]
Famed country fiddler Johnny Gimble dies at 89

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose career included a stint as a Texas Playboy with the legendary Western swing musician Bob Wills and then gained fame for his backup work with country stars from Merle Haggard…

09 May 2015 [04:43 PM]
Sam Smith cancels more shows to have surgery

The show won’t go on for Sam Smith, at least for now. After recently canceling a string of dates due to a hemorrhage in his vocal cords, the Grammy-winning breakout announced Thursday that the illness will force him to not…

07 May 2015 [11:58 PM]
Student's jewelry collection raises poaching awareness

PITTSBURGH (TNS) — For Hayley Stewart, putting a piece of jewelry together often begins by taking something else apart. Growing up, the Morgantown, West Virginia, native would accompany her father to sales where they’d purchase pieces for his antiques store.…

07 May 2015 [10:13 PM]
HCT'S 'Egg Hunt' comes to Opera House

There’s a lot of silliness set tonight in downtown Henderson as the civic theater’s production of Ken Jones’ “The Great Easter Egg Hunt” comes to the historical Opera House. Mark Headrick, a veteran performer for the Henderson Civic Theatre, is…

07 May 2015 [08:55 PM]
'The Mindy Project' could be boost for Hulu

Should Hulu end up being the rebound platform for “The Mindy Project,” it’d be another high sign of the streaming service’s aggressive push to up its game. Universal Television, the studio behind the Mindy Kaling vehicle, has begun talks with…

07 May 2015 [08:46 PM]
ArtSquared deadline at 5 p.m. on Monday

The deadline for artists to apply to participate in the inaugural ArtSquared May 23 on the downtown Tyler square has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday. The application is available on the website downtowntylerarts.com. “Our ArtSquared committee extended this…

07 May 2015 [08:42 PM]
Theatre Longview's play opens tonight

Theatre Longview’s new-est production, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” opens tonight. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and May 15-16 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and May 17 at Grace Crossing United Methodist Church, 1001…

07 May 2015 [08:42 PM]
Musician Travis Wetzel in concert in Palestine

The Museum for East Texas Culture in Palestine will present a performance tonight by bluegrass, country and gospel musician Travis Wetzel. Wetzel's set at 7:30 p.m. will include bluegrass and gospel favorites. Tickets are on sale, and will be available…

07 May 2015 [08:40 PM]
ArtSquared application deadline extended

The deadline for artists to apply to participate in the inaugural ArtSquared May 23 on the downtown Tyler square has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday. The application is available on the website downtowntylerarts.com. “Our ArtSquared committee extended…

06 May 2015 [03:24 PM]
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