Memorial Day weekend is here. It’s a time to honor the nation’s military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice — giving their lives defending our nation and others who needed help. A variety of free, patriotic activities have been scheduled so that the public can gather to show its respect.
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Monday is Memorial Day. Many will participate in the annual custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers, a tradition that began in 1868. Others will attend special commemoration events, or spend time with family remembering loved ones who were lost.
An eerie pall hangs over “Sunshine Superman,” a documentary history of BASE jumping, the practice of skydiving off Buildings, broadcast Antennas, Spans (bridges) and Earth (cliffs).
Let nothing that follows detract from B.B. King’s indelible legacy — a legacy that, though King died early Thursday at 89, stands unparalleled in the history of the blues. He was an incredible guitarist — “without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century,” as AllMusic.com put it. He helped create a ornamented, horn-heavy version of minimalist Mississippi Delta blues without sounding like a cheesy lounge act. And he was a stand-up guy: diabetes advocate, philanthropist, friend of U2’s Bono.
Good, ol’ spring in Texomaland. Between torrential rains and storms, it’s been a tough season for event planners, even if it’s indoors. But in the true, never-give-in spirit Texomans are known for, the show really does go on and this weekend is no exception. You get to select from several indoor and two outdoor events, ranging from quiet and sedate up to loud and proud.
From history to howling, music to mommies and even comics, it’s on tap for this weekend in Texomaland. Some events are free while others require a fee that goes to charitable causes, so enjoy the beautiful weather and explore the communities we call home.
The Denison High School Parent Teacher Organization will present “Hood to VP” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Smith Auditorium of DHS. The event will feature the story of Brian Aspell’s journey from the streets of Fostoria, Ohio to an executive of Champion Coolers in Denison. Aspell’s story is expected to be intense, funny and inspirational with some rap music.
Grayson College’s Music Department will present four free concerts this spring. All programs are held in the Cruce Stark Auditorium on GC’s Main Campus in Denison.
When audience members walk through a speakeasy door at Grayson College, they’ll step into the 1940s world of nightclubs, gangsters and murder – and good food and laughter. “Last Call at Chez Mort” is a comedy murder mystery with a twist, and it is Grayson College Theatre’s debut dinner theatre production.
In recognition of National Library Week, the Denison Public Library celebrated Thursday night with a performance by Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow. The week, which was first celebrated in 1958, recognizes the role of the library within a community.