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Traveling theater begins school visits

Theatricks’ Project Theatre traveling show, The Little Red Hen, will begin its fall season on Oct. 2 with a visit to Houston Elementary School in Denison. The traveling show will be performing at local and area schools during regular school hours every Thursday throughout the fall.

Cast prepares for Jekyll and Hyde

Rehearsals are underway for the Sherman Community Players’ season opener, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, set to begin Oct. 10. The production provides a unique opportunity for a majority of the cast to play a variety of parts and promises to give audiences an interesting twist to the familiar story.

Sherman readies for music-infused Arts Fest

There are times when living in North Texas has its disadvantages — looking your way here, July — but for much of the year, the weather makes Texoma a great place to call home. And Saturdays in September certainly fall in that second category. The Sherman Chamber of Commerce will commandeer the city’s Municipal Park for the annual Autumn Arts Fest this weekend, placing a particular emphasis on the musical arts for 2014.

Wyatt Earp coming to town

It’s a well-established bit of local lore that John Henry “Doc” Holliday practiced dentistry in Denison for a short time in 1874 while trying to duck Dallas gambling charges. Unfortunately for local historians, that was a good three years before Holliday met and began his subsequent association with famed lawman Wyatt Earp, meaning Tombstone’s most famous deputy town marshal never made a mark on Texoma.

After 47 years, the Speedwagon rolls on

Between the two, REO Speedwagon and Chicago have sold more than 140 million albums over the last five decades. They’ve toured the country alongside pretty much any act you can think of from the ’80s, filling stadiums and amphitheaters with crowds and classic rock.

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Dealing with those post-wingding blues

When you’ve been the bride-to-be for more than a year — planning, anticipating and counting down to the big day — it’s not unusual to succumb to disappointment after the party’s over. The same can be said for anyone planning a major event — a huge party, a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, a starring performance. After all that planning, the everyday world is suddenly, well, everyday.

SCP gears up for new season with Jekyll and Hyde auditions

A classic tale of horror - a battle between good intentions and evil forces - will unfold when the Sherman Community Players starts its season in October with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Auditions for the dark tale have been set for 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Finley Theater, 500 North Elm. Call backs will from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Dancing “stars” aid local children

Hot dance moves, delectable food, spirited libations and more are guaranteed at the 2014 Dancing With The Stars fundraiser on Sept. 27. The feisty festivities, sponsored by the Denison Service League, will be held at The Palazzo in Denison and will benefit the underserved children of Grayson County.

Williams, Bacall and the death of star power

The deaths this week of Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams weigh heavily on all those who love film. Some stars are irreplaceable. It’s also an appropriate occasion to revisit a question that has troubled Hollywood these last few years: As much as we’ll miss Williams and Bacall, do movie stars even matter anymore?