Arts and Entertainment

  • The Garden, Artist Laura Briseno’s Latest Works at The Pearce Museum
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette On October 21, 2021, Navarro College art professor and department chair Laura Briseno was struck by a moving vehicle while she was […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Eric and Ieisha Grant
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Paintings by Judy Gallin, War Correspondent, on Exhibit at WLAC
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro Council of the Arts is proud to present it’s newest exhibit to the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery: Judy Gallin’s […]
  • Penguin Project’s ‘Frozen Jr.’ Premieres Friday Evening
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana Independent School District’s “Penguin Project” premieres their performance of Disney’s Frozen Jr. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 in the Corsicana High School […]
  • Corsicana Filmed ‘Red Stone’ To Be Screened at Schulman’s
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Seeing a film shoot take place in Corsicana has been a regular part of life around town for the last few years. One […]
  • Review | Cheer: Season 2
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette *SPOILER FREE REVIEW* When viewers last left the cheer team of Corsicana’s Navarro College, the squad had just won the 2019 National Cheerleaders […]
  • She Can. She Will. She Must
    Navarro College’s cheer coach returns for a second season on Netflix By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The last time I interviewed Monica Aldama was two years ago. I […]
  • Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency Presents February Calendar of Events
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: The Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency presents their February calendar events for the winter 2022 season. February 2022 events include: What: “After Hours,” featuring artist-in-residence […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Zane Marsh and Keeton Roch of Legacy Recording Studio
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Penguin Project Students to Perform Disney’s ‘Frozen Jr.’
    From Staff Reports Get ready for a magical experience as Corsicana Independent School District’s “Penguin Project” students present a story of true love and acceptance between sisters with the performance […]
  • Cinema Corsicana
    Local movie makers discuss the art of Navarro County filmmaking By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Robert Johnson sits down at one of the local downtown coffee shops to […]
  • Navarro College esports ‘Call of Duty’ Team Wins NJCAA Nationals
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Navarro College esports qualified seven teams to participate in the national finals, which is more than ANY other college in the US. The teams that […]
  • Premiere Production of Local Playwright’s Award Winning Script “Breakfast” Seeks Cast
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Auditions for Pam C. Dudley’s Breakfast, directed by Alysia Harris, will be held January 3 and 4 at the WLAC theatre […]
  • ‘Cheer’ Season 2 Debuts on Netflix Jan. 12
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The second season of the Emmy-winning Cheer docuseries is set to debut Wednesday, Jan. 12 on the Netflix streaming platform. The series stars […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Interim Corsicana Fire Chief Wade Gillen
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • NORAD’s Santa Tracker Goes Live Dec. 24
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is getting ready for a special job this Friday, Dec. 24, as it continues its annual tradition […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Chef Lana
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency Receives Grant from Visitors Bureau to Promote Art and Tourism
    From Staff Reports The Corsicana Visitors Bureau recently awarded the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency a $10,780 grant to create video content, blending artist and writer residents’ work while in […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Robert Washington
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Last Open Studios of 2021 for Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency on Dec. 11
    From Staff Reports The last open studio for the the Corsicana’s Artist and Writer Residency takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 11, located at 100 W. […]
  • Review | Play: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Warehouse Living Arts Center (having recently abbreviated its name to “The WLAC”) presents the final show of the 50th anniversary season: The […]
  • Review | Play: CHS Fine Arts Production of Disney’s High School Musical
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Last night marked the opening night, and culmination of months of hard work that all put into the Corsicana High School […]
  • ‘High School Musical’ Premieres Tonight at CHS Performing Arts Center
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana Fine Arts department presents their production of High School Musical, running 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. […]
  • Smash Things Up: Smash Bros. Ultimate Tourney Nov 27 at Schulman’s MBG
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Have you and or your kids been playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate all holiday weekend? Ever been curious to see if […]
  • Review | Film: Night Night
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette There was a lot of local buzz in the early months of 2020 as Corsicana once again became a film set. Night Night, […]
  • A Peek Inside Gallery Wah Wah’s Recent Showing and Reception
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette On Saturday, November 20, Gallery Wah Wah opened it’s doors for a showing and reception. Works were a mix of original […]
  • Navarro College’s “Beauville” Returns Nov. 30
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Navarro College’s “Beauville,” a free community-wide, family-friendly holiday event returns this year starting at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at […]
  • Oklahoma Baptist, UT Permian Basin Set for Dec. 4 Clash in Fun Town RV Heritage Bowl
    From Staff Reports CORSICANA – History could be made as two offenses with a proclivity for putting points on the board meet in the 2021 Fun Town RV Heritage Bowl. […]
  • Review | Play: Dear Edwina
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Premiering tonight, Dear Edwina is the Warehouse Living Art Center’s newest musical for the 2021 season; an imaginative song and dance showcase directed […]
  • Navarro College Choir Performs Holiday Gala Concert
    From Staff Reports The Navarro College Choir presents their Holiday Gala Concert at 6:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 29 at the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, located at 320 N. […]
  • Local Gamer Lands in the Twin Galaxies
    by Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Lamund Henry doesn’t consider himself a professional video gamer. But the month of November has awarded him a unique honor within Corsicana’s local […]
  • Veterans Day Jazz Band Concert at Navarro College Nov. 11
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette PRESS RELEASE The Navarro College Fine Arts Department presents Beau’s Big Band and Big Red Jazz performing a Veterans Day Jazz […]
  • PHOTOS/RECAP: 100-Year Palace Theatre Anniversary Celebration
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Last evening the Palace Theatre celebrated their 100-year anniversary in grand fashion. Starting at the WLAC, guests gathered enjoying the deliciously […]
  • The Mill Town
    After a year of change, author returns to Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Speaking with author Kerri Arsenault again feels like another lifetime; A different newspaper and […]
  • Navarro College’s Haunted Arts Offers Up Three Levels of Scare
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Navarro College Fine Arts presents HAUNTED ARTS: A Haunted House Experience opens 8 p.m. to 11p.m. starting Oct. 29, and runs […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Tammy Wigfall-Haynes
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this brand-new “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • ‘Night Night’ Set to Debut on Apple TV
    Mystery thriller available for pre-order on streaming service By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Locals may remember the film shoot that took place in in January of 2020 for […]
  • The Daytripper’s Corsicana Episode Airs Tomorrow
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Daytripper, a Texas-based travel guide show featuring Chet Garner will highlight a familiar location when its next episode airs tomorrow: Our own […]
  • Collin Street Bakery’s Fruitcake… Is Now A Beer
    Collin Street Bakery and Shiner Beer partner up for a limited porter. By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette UPDATE: 10/27 – Additional details have been added, courtesy of Hayden […]
  • Outside the Circle: Fun Pop-up Events
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette If you are looking for something new, unique, and fun to do there are a number of fun and diverse “Pop-up […]
  • 22nd Annual Corsicana Airsho Takes Flight October 16
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Hosted once again by the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, the Corsicana Airsho takes flight today, October 16, with […]
  • 2024 Solar Eclipse Logo Debuts
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: The city of Corsicana and Navarro College are partnering on a multi-year project to prepare for the 2024 Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. A […]
  • PHOTOS: Navarro College 2021 Legacy Parade
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette With clear skies for the evening, Navarro College held its 2021 Legacy Parade in Corsicana’s historic downtown. The parade celebrated the 75-year anniversary […]
  • VIDEO: Interview – Jason David Frank Visits Corsicana
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Actor and martial artist Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers‘ Tommy Oliver/Green Ranger/White Ranger) visited Corsicana last Sunday in celebration of Oiltown […]
  • Fun Town RV Becomes Title Sponsor of Heritage Bowl in Corsicana
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Corsicana, TX – Fun Town RV, LP – (“Fun Town RV”), the number one towable RV Dealer in Texas and the Heritage Bowl jointly announced […]
  • The Quilts Have Landed at the WLAC
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette It is October which means the air is beginning to cool, Halloween is just around the corner, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are […]
  • Downtown Corsicana Prepares for 2021 Legacy Parade
    From Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette In preparation for Navarro College’s 2021 Legacy Parade, there will be a road closure on Main Street in Downtown Corsicana from 5 p.m. […]
  • Humane Society of Navarro County Hosts Online Pet Costume Contest
    Winners to receive prizes for best dressed pets By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Humane Society of Navarro County is hosting their 2021 online Halloween pet costume contest […]
  • Review | Play: To Kill A Mockingbird
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Most people remember Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird as part of their grade school literature experience. Originally published in 1960, the story […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Kimberlee Walter
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Corsicana Odyssey Historical Tour Takes Place Oct. 8 and 9
    From Staff Reports “The Law and the Lawless,” a Corsicana Odyssey Historical Tour, will take place with a seated performance 7 p.m., Friday Oct. 8 at the Corsicana Library, located […]
  • Main Street Road Closure This Thursday for Strut Down Beaton Event
    From Staff Reports There will be a street closure on Beaton Street between Third and Fourth Avenue from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 for the Strut Down […]
  • Banned Books Week Observed Sept. 26 Through Oct. 2
    Annual event observes freedom of reading By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom of reading while drawing attention to […]
  • A Critical Darling
    New solo performance opens Fator Studio’s 2021 season By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette A new show will be playing at the Fator Studio from 7 p.m. to 8 […]
  • Two New Additions to Your Gazette Experience!
    From Staff Reports As we move into our second year we wanted to bring another hallmark of classic newspapers to the Gazette – The Crossword Puzzle! We will create custom […]
  • PHOTOS: A Celebration One Year in the Making
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Thank you very much to CTWP Copy Center for their quality print-work on the books, Susan Hale for catering, and the […]
  • Green Ranger Returns to Oiltown Comics on Oct. 10
    By John Kaiser – Navarro County Gazette The green cat is out of the bag! The crew at Oiltown Comics have been teasing at a special guest coming into to […]
  • ‘Strut Down Beaton’ Returns to Downtown This Fall
    From Staff Reports “Strut Down Beaton,” an outdoor fashion show in Downtown Corsicana returns 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday September 30, located at 113 N. Beaton Street. Special sponsorship […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Police Chief Robert Johnson and Navarro County District Attorney Will Thompson
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s installment, Kelley has […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – LaMonica Jones Guyton and Veronica Jones
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s installment, Kelley speaks […]
  • Casting Call Next Week for Film About Lefty Frizzell
    From Staff Reports Extravert Entertainment is producing a major documentary and biopic on county music legend singer/songwriter Lefty Frizzell, and traveling to Corsicana to capture stories, photos, home movies and […]
  • Navarro County Pens to Lens Prepares For 2021 Student Competition
    From Staff Reports Navarro County Pens to Lens The Navarro County Pens to Lens event is an annual screenplay competition and short film festival for Navarro County students in grades […]
  • Photos: ‘Big Boy’ Comes to Town
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette. Just after 12:15 p.m. today, the Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4014 majestically rolled into town today, greeted by enthusiastic locals. Built in […]
  • Union Pacific’s Big Boy Locomotive Returns in 2021 With 10-State Tour; Eight Whistle-Stops Across Southeast Texas – Aug. 15-16
    From Staff Reports Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during World War II, has embarked on […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Aimee Kasprzyk
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s installment, Kelley speaks […]
  • Free Comic Book Day Returns to Oiltown Comics
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Join Oiltown Comics in celebrating Free Comic Book Day, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm, Saturday, Aug. 14. The store is located […]
  • Review | Concert: Noel and Ben Haggard
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette After 17 months of being closed, the Palace Theatre opened its doors to celebrate their first live performance at the theater with Noel […]
  • Altitude Trampoline Park Celebrates One Year of Business
    Anniversary celebration planned for play area By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Altitude Trampoline Park plans to celebrate its one-year anniversary 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. […]
  • Art Alley Brings Colorful Murals to Downtown Corsicana
    Colorful murals create a new section downtown By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette There’s a new little art spot coming to Downtown Corsicana. It’s just the right amount of […]
  • Photos: Pooch Paddle at Jester Park Pool
    A stormy start clears for puppy playtime By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Despite a thunderstorm slowing the start of the annual swimtime event for dogs, the Pooch Paddle […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Dr. John D. Updegrove
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Review | Play: Nunsense
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Nunsense is the newest musical to grace the Warehouse Living Arts Center’s 2021 season. Originally introduced as a line of greeting cards, creator […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Alysia Harris
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • Pooch Paddle Returns Aug. 1
    By Ducky Abay – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Dear readers, You may (or may not) know that I am NOT a water dog. My breed was bred for […]
  • Dancing For Our Stars Returns This Saturday
    Navarro Colleges huge yearly fundraiser is in final preparations for the big night. By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette One of the glitziest, hardest to get in, […]
  • Corsicana Artist and Writers Residency Presents Series of Events at Storefront
    From Staff Reports Corsicana Artist and Writers Residency – formerly 100W – has a series of events coming up in the new space called STOREFRONT, located at 203 N. Commerce […]
  • ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Directors Look for a Strong, Diverse Cast
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Warehouse Living Arts Center is hosting auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Aimee Kasprzyk with Barbara Kelley as assistant director. […]
  • Finding Belonging in A Small Town
    Texas artist brings a feeling of “home” to her sculptures By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Entering the Samuels Studio building, located at 207 N. Beaton Street in Downtown Corsicana, […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Destinee Merida
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “CANA Girl Speaks” […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Twila B. Goode
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s “Speaks” episode, Kelley […]
  • Palace Theatre Releases Fall 2021 Schedule
    From Staff Reports As part of their 100-year anniversary celebration, the Palace Theatre has announced their fall season lineup with a series of specialty shows this August and September. Tickets […]
  • Independence Day Celebration Held at I.O.O.F. Park
    Fireworks, children’s activities kick off Fourth of July By Guy Chapman The City of Corsicana Freedom Festival, starts at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 4 at the I.O.O.F. Park., located at […]
  • Storefront Presents “No Cowards in Our Band” Special Screening
    Press Release by Special to the Navarro County Gazette Multidisciplinary artist and performer, and Corsicana Artist & Writer Residency alum, Masud Olufani plays Frederick Douglass in the musical production No […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Dr. Tommy Stringer
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s special episode, Kelley […]
  • Review | Play: Charlotte’s Web: The Musical
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For generations, the story of Charlotte’s Web has been a beloved children’s tale. Written in 1952 by E. B. White and later adapted […]
  • Nuns Make A Habit Out of the WLAC
    New, but familiar favorite Nunsense graces the theater By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Warehouse Living Arts Center recently announced a change in their 2021 season line-up of […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Pastor Dairy Johnson
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In this week’s episode, Kelley celebrates […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – William Lewis III
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. In celebration of Father’s Day, CANA […]
  • Warehouse Youth Theatre Company Returns from TNT Youth Conference with Awards
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Last week the Warehouse Youth Theatre Company (WYTC) traveled down to Bastrop to attend the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Youth Conference. The TNT […]
  • Review | Play: Walking Across Egypt
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Clyde Edgerton, Walking Across Egypt opened on June 10, and is currently running at […]
  • Shaver Statue Continues Towards Funding Goal
    Raising money continues for statue of country legend By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Mark Watson is still very much a man with a personal mission. The May 29 […]
  • The Garden Druid – Native Planting
    By Jody Jordan – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Dearest Navarro County, we need to talk natives. I know, I know – We’ve spent a lot of time stripping […]
  • ProHealth Chiropractic Center Hosts ‘Parking Lot Party’ On Friday
    From Staff Reports ProHealth Chiropractic Center is hosting a free “Parking Lot Party” 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 11 in their parking lot, located at 725 N. Main […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Mayor Don Denbow
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. This week on the CANA Girl […]
  • History: Corsicana’s First Home Video Game
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Most people don’t associate the town Corsicana with Nintendo video games, but in June of 1988, Tradewest made Corsicana known for a new […]
  • State Fair of Texas Returns to Dallas in 2021
    “Big Tex” and corn dogs mark 135th anniversary By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For those who missed their favorite Midway games and fairground snacks due to the pandemic […]
  • The Garden Druid: Best Plants for a Sustainable Garden
    By Jody Jordan – Special to the Navarro County Gazette The Garden Druid Spring gardening for 2021 has been quite the adventure for anyone I have asked, thanks to the […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – ShaMyron “Frutti” Brown
    From Staff Reports CANA Girl Speaks, hosted by Barbara Kelley, is a Corsicana-based podcast that encourages, brings awareness, and inspires to empower the community. This week’s guest on CANA Girl […]
  • Photos: Storefront, Samuels Gallery Open
    New bookstore and gallery come to Downtown Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Storefront, the Corsicana Artist Writer and Residency bookstore, soft opened today to the public. Alysia […]
  • Fundraiser and Street Dance for Shaver Statue Today
    Fundraising continues for local country legend By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette A fundraiser and street dance for the Billy Joe Shaver bronze statue will be held from 3 […]