Top 5 things to do in East Texas this weekend, Aug. 28 Video

Our Belen Casilllas has her weekly list of the top five things to do in East Texas this weekend in the video on this…

‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills - and an ugly worldview

If what you’re seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, “No Escape” delivers just that - but falls short with a tone-deaf story and extremely xenophobic worldview.

Shrine Circus rolls through East Texas

The Sharon Shrine Circus will present shows in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Carthage, Longview and Tyler in its annual tour through East Texas. The schedule includes six performances in The Oil Palace in Tyler on Sept. 5 through 7. The Sharon Shrine Circus features the performers of the Las Vegas-based, Jordan World Circus.

Children’s programming is the new front line in the streaming battle

Children’s programming might have just become the new front line in the subscription battle between Netflix, Amazon.com and other major streaming services to boost subscriber numbers.

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Sharpton's show moves to Sunday

The Rev. Al Sharpton is losing his weeknight pulpit on MSNBC and will move to Sunday mornings. In a memo to staffers sent late Wednesday, MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced that Sharpton’s program “Politics-Nation” will air as a weekly hourlong…

27 August 2015 [09:30 PM]
Timberlake helps Swift end historic Staples Center run

LOS ANGELES (TNS) - Early into the final night of a five-show run of sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Wednesday, Taylor Swift made a promise to the nearly 15,000 fans. “Since you’ve done so many crazy things…

27 August 2015 [09:10 PM]
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Shrine Circus rolls through East Texas

The Sharon Shrine Circus will present shows in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Carthage, Longview and Tyler in its annual tour through East Texas. The…

27 August 2015 [09:05 PM]
‘Mistress America’ is an engaging New York story

It’s a 90-year-old song lyric, but Lorenz Hart’s description of Manhattan (from the song “Manhattan”) as a “wondrous toy” holds newfound allure for the bright young things - 21st century moderns - populating Noah Baumbach’s latest chamber-screwball outing, “Mistress America.”…

20 August 2015 [10:47 PM]
Spotlight briefs

Back by demand ‘Rock and Roll Friday’ The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College has brought back “Rock and Roll Friday at the Dome,” shows featuring a virtual coaster ride and animated flights…

20 August 2015 [10:41 PM]
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Grimes' new album is coming out today

Curtis Grimes’s New Album Is Out Today Curtis Grimes, formerly of Gilmer, is releasing his latest country music album, “Bottom…

20 August 2015 [10:41 PM]
TV series for a back-to-school binge

What to do with those last golden weeks of summer? Sure, we could go back-to-school shopping (that “Star Wars” Trapper Keeper is a want), but it’s just so ... much ... hassle. We’ll do it later; instead, why not binge…

20 August 2015 [10:20 PM]
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5 concerts not to miss

The concert calendar in East Texas through the end of the year is filled with an eclectic selection of music headliners. There…

20 August 2015 [10:18 PM]
Spotlight Briefs

Submissions due today for ‘Illustrated Poetry’ Artists have until 5 p.m. on Friday to submit work for consideration in Gallery Main Street’s “Illustrated Poetry” exhibit. The exhibit will feature two- or three-dimensional original art representing the show theme. Artwork…

13 August 2015 [10:58 PM]
Ink Life Tour in Longview this weekend

About 300 tattoo artists, top-notch rock and punk bands, and a variety of sideshows will be on display this weekend as the Ink Life Tour: Tattoo and Music Festival rolls into Longview. Formed in 2009, the Ink Life Tour first…

13 August 2015 [10:39 PM]
Sharon Shrine Circus announces annual tour dates for East Texas

Sharon Shrine Circus will present shows in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Carthage, Longview and Tyler in its annual tour through East Texas beginning Sept. 1 in Lufkin. The schedules includes three shows set for The Oil Palace in Tyler, Sept. 5 through…

13 August 2015 [10:38 PM]
100th East Texas State Fair to feature country music artists

Country music acts will entertain patrons at the East Texas State Fair. “This year is the East Texas State Fair’s 100th Anniversary, making it a very special year,” John Sykes, president, said in a prepared statement. “We have pulled out…

06 August 2015 [10:30 PM]
Spotlight Briefs

‘Legally Blonde’ opens in Athens tonight Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens is staging “Legally Blonde: The Musical” as its summer musical. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30…

06 August 2015 [10:28 PM]
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