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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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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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Dr. Maya Angelou to speak

Dr. Maya Angelou to speakThe sold-out lecture by Dr. Maya Angelou at Northeast Texas Community College has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts.See the March 4 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Hames introduces Conrad documentary at film festival

Hames introduces Conrad documentary at film festivalMat Hames, son of local resident  Jackie Stempel, introduced another premiere documentary film at the 2010 South by Southwest® Film Festival in Austin this week. See the March 18 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Exhibit closing

There is just one more week to see the exhibit of nationally recognized photographer Sarah Carson of Dallas at the Old Fire Station Museum.

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Tonic Sol-fa to perform

The Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College will present the vocal group Tonic Sol-fa on Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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Student art exhibit opens Friday, Mar. 5

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will be hosts for a public reception to open an exhibit of Mount Vernon High School  students.

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Jazz, blues concert set at music hall

Mount Vernon Music Associaton will be the hosts for a concert featuring jazz, blues and love songs. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28 at The Music Hall.See the March 11 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Chamber Music Saturday, Feb. 20

Chamber MusicMore than 60 people attended a concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 20 which featured Michael Shih playing a Stradivarious violin and clarinetist Daryl Coad.