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SHSU Alumni Team Up to Hit a Home Run with ‘Damn Yankees’

Damn Yankees to be co-directed by Greg Graham and Kevin Crouch.   By Hannah Zedaker   Greg Graham and Kevin Crouch were musical theatre and theatre majors at Sam Houston State University in the 1990s and early 2000s, respectively, and have since both gone on to have very successful careers ...

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Free Public Events will Celebrate “Huntsville Moving!” Initiative with Art, Music and Dance

As the Huntsville Moving! three-week community initiative soon comes to completion, The Wynne Home Arts Center and SHSU College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication will host two public events on Saturday, April 16 in honor of the project which was initiated by a grant from the National Endowment for ...

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Jazz Festival To Promote Education, Opportunity

by Hannah Zedaker The Sam Houston State University School of Music will host two dozen middle school, high school and college jazz bands as they compete in the sixth annual Bill Watrous Jazz Festival. The 58-year-old event, known as “the state’s oldest jazz festival” will take place in the Gaertner ...

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“According to Coyote” to Bring Theatre to Children for Free

By Hannah Zedaker Children and families of the Huntsville community are invited to immerse themselves in the culture of Native American tribes through “According to Coyote,” as performed by students in Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre. “According to Coyote” is a children’s play written by ...

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Classic French Film to be Presented at Old Town Theatre

by Hannah Zedaker SHSU’s Department of Mass Communication Classic Film series at Old Town Theatre continues with a free film screening of the 1959 French film, “The 400 Blows.” Directed by Francois Truffaut, “The 400 Blows” tells the story of the director’s own troubled childhood, through the role of his ...

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Grant from NEA Will Get “Huntsville Moving!” with Community Initiative

Initiated by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Huntsville community will celebrate dance with a variety of free community workshops, activities and public events. The new initiative titled Huntsville Moving! brings together three professional dance groups, Ballet Folklorico de Huntsville, Nicolay Dance Works and NobleMotion Dance ...

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Nicolay Dance Works Brings “Romance” to Old Town Theatre

Nicolay Dance Works brings a weekend of “Romance” to Huntsville’s historic Old Town Theatre for two performances on March 4 and 5 at 8:00 pm. Featuring a diverse selection of works focused on the theme of love, the program opens with a balletic ensemble work entitled unsurprisingly – ‘Romance’.  The ...

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Grassroots Music Takes Center Stage in “Dust Bowl Motel”

Centered on the struggles, heartbreak and dreams of one woman’s journey to find happiness, “Dust Bowl Motel,” a new play by Huntsville, Texas resident Scott McCarley and writing partner Jim Roth of San Clemente, California, combines acting and storytelling with video, accompanied by live, homegrown, Texas music to capture a ...

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Africa World Documentary Film Festival exhibited on SHSU Campus

By Hannah Zedaker The SHSU Film Production program invites the public to attend the Africa World Documentary Film Festival on Monday, Feb. 15, as part of the university’s observation of Black History Month. The film festival, which is co-sponsored by the University of Missouri at St. Louis, accepts film submissions ...

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“Cardenio” to Make Texas Debut

By Hannah Zedaker The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre invites the public to get swept up in a tangle of love stories as depicted in the upcoming production of “Cardenio.” “Cardenio,” written by Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee, is a romantic comedy which includes fragments ...

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