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Hot music planned at bluegrass festival

Hot food and even hotter music will be on the menu during the third annual Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, April 24.

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Winning artist returns to exhibit at 2010 April Arts

Al Moore of Wood County will return to defend his title after winning the Best of Show Award at the 2009 April Arts competition. There is speculation as to what will be his subject be for the April 16 and 17 event this year. For more details, see the April 8 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Arts center being expanded in preparation for April Arts

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is hurriedly completing renovations on the Jack Cook Exhibit Hall in preparation for the April Arts portion of Cypress SpringFest weekend, April 16 and 17. See the March 25 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Young artists sought for showcase

The Mount Vernon Music Association is looking for young east Texas singers and musicians for the 2010 Young Artists Showcase concert.

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Saxophonist Shelley Carrol featured in Sunday concert

Saxophonist Shelley Carrol featured in Sunday concertSaxophonist Shelley Carrol will be featured with singer Sandra Kaye in concert Sunday, March 28.

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Rutherford photography show and seminar set

A photography show of work by Dr. Charles Rutherford is set to open Cypress SpringFest weekend at the Old Fire Station Museum. He will share his knowledge and experience of the media in a one-hour seminar. For more information, see the April 1 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Richards to head Writer’s Roundup at Pittsburg

Camp Shiloh Retreat near Pittsburg is headquarters for the 2010 Writers’ Round-up on Friday afternoon, April 23 and all day Saturday, April 24.

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Jazz concert attracts best crowd of year

Jazz concert attracts best crowd of yearA crowd of more than 100 attended the jazz concert at Mount Vernon Music Hall Sunday with performers,

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Sandra Kaye to be featured in concert at the Music Hall

Sandra Kaye to be featured in concert at the Music HallLove songs, blues and jazz will be sung as only Sandra Kaye can do it in the Sunday, March 28 concert at Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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