SUNDAY March 7, 2021
"Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back."
Don Henley

The longer, warmer days ahead are taking us farther away from the crazy pandemic turn that entered our world one year ago. Let’s take Eagles founder Don Henley’s advice and “don’t look back.” Let’s look at all the good things in front of us and set our course to experience the creativity flourishing all over the Upper East Side of Texas.

This week, we look forward to the longer, warmer days ahead. One option is to go sightseeing in Corsicana, where 19 bronze sculptures throughout the city tell stories of the city's past.

We're also looking forward to hearing new sounds. Check out new music by blues guitarist Ally Venable, who releases her fourth album this month. Read more about the Kilgore phenom and her music below. Or take a virtual trip to Ireland for a live concert by instrumentalists We Banjo 3 on Saturday, March 13. Looking ahead never felt better, and we're ready to guide you. — Lisa Tang
"Tanager Grove" by mixed media artist Kimberley Merck-Moore. See more of her works online at Kimberley Merck-Moore Fine Art.
DESTINATION COUNTY LINE
Corsicana’s Bronze Sculpture Tour is a life-sized art exhibit that tells stories about the individuals who built the city’s history. Above is a statue celebrating Collin Street Bakery’s place as "fruitcake capital of the world." Visit the link above to learn how to explore Corsicana's unique treasures.
THIS TIME OF YEAR
The birthplace of the vibrant Boogie Woogie sound eluded music historians for decades — until pianist Omar Shariff returned to help the city establish its connection. Shariff helped Marshall stake its claim as the "Birthplace of Boogie Woogie" when he performed for the city's musical revival in 2010. After the city invited him to be their artist in residence he moved back to Marshall and performed many times before his death in 2012.

Click the link above to learn more about Marshall's role in the genre. Click HERE to hear Shariff playing at the Boogie Woogie Homecoming Concert.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Ally Venable, an award-winning 21 year-old guitarist from Kilgore, Texas, just released her fourth long player, Heart of Fire via Ruf Records.

“My vision was to spread a positive message of love,” Venable says. “The world needs that right now.”

Click HERE to listen to Venable's powerful blues guitar music.
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