Arts and Entertainment

  • ‘Night Night’ Set to Debut on Apple TV
    Mystery thriller available for pre-order on streaming service By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Locals will likely remember the film shoot that took place in in January of 2020 […]
  • 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 For the last 125 years, Collin Street Bakery’s DeLuxe fruitcake has […]
  • 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 […]
  • Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency Celebrates Last Seasonal Open Studio, New Bookstore Opens
    Residency’s last residency tour of the season features multiple downtown events By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette While the Corsicana Artist Writer and Residency is set to close for […]
  • Reminder: Daryoush Ababaf: ‘Master of Wood Marquetry’ Exhibit on Display at Pearce Museum
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: (Corsicana, Texas) The Pearce Museum at Navarro College is currently showcasing their latest exhibit, Daryoush Ababaf: “Master of Wood Marquetry,” on display through July 17, at 3100 W. Collin […]
  • Review | Play: Steel Magnolias
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre & Gallery officially kicks off its 50th anniversary with the premiere of Steel Magnolias, a dramedy performance […]
  • Gamergenixgo Comes to Corsicana
    Chamber of Commerce celebrates mobile video gaming experience By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Gamergenixgo took place tonight in the parking […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Mayor of Rice, Honorable J Nicole Jackson
    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, Kelley talks with the […]
  • The Navarro Council of the Arts presents ‘Studio Magic!’
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE The Navarro Council of the Arts is pleased to announce their newest exhibit at the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery, Studio Magic! Featuring the works […]
  • Royal Legacy Circus Comes to Navarro County Expo Center
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Corsicana, TX – Royal Legacy Circus is coming to Corsicana 7:30 p.m., Tuesday May 18, with additional shows at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Kamar Chambers
    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, Kelley has a discussion […]
  • Circus On Ice Coming to I.O.O.F. Center
    By Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: Circus On Ice is coming to town in Corsicana. The great Circus On Ice is coming to town, 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., May 15 […]
  • POEM: Mother in Everyday Dress
    Provided by Margaret Thomas – Special to the Navarro County Gazette(Poem Written by Whitney Montgomery from his book, Corn Silks & Cotton Blossoms, published in 1928) Good morning to you, […]
  • Dancing For Our Stars 2021 Lineup Announced
    Navarro College Foundation presents the 2021 Dancing for Our Stars Dance Couples From Staff Reports May 3 – Corsicana, TX – The Navarro College Foundation is pleased to announce the […]
  • NCA Announces 22nd Youth Art Show Awardees
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette For twenty-two years now the Navarro Council of the Arts has hosted an annual Student Art Show in the Warehouse Living […]
  • Charlotte’s Web Musical Auditions at The WLAC
    Auditions are 6 p.m., May 3 and 4 in the Fator Studio (red door across the street from the Palace) The children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web, will soon come to life […]
  • Texas in Film | Benji (1974)
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For a certain age group, a small brown mutt became a indie film phenomenon in the mid-1970s. The canine in question was Benji, […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Chris Woolsey
    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, Kelley speaks with Chris […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Neal Green Jr.
    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, Kelley speaks with with […]
  • Review | Film: Mortal Kombat (2021)
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The year was 1995. The Mortal Kombat series was at the height of its popularity. Williams Entertainment in Corsicana was preparing for its […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Katrina Williams-Nichols
    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, Kelley speaks with author […]
  • Penguin Project Waddles Into Hearts With ‘Annie Jr.’ at CHS
    Corsicana High School puts on a heartwarming rendition of Annie Jr. with a very special and amazing cast. By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette As soon as […]
  • Navarro College Music Department Presents Dvořák in the Park
    From Staff Reports The Navarro College Music Department will present “Dvořák in the Park,” a free public concert at 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 30 at Fullerton-Garrity Park Amphitheater, located at […]
  • Outdoor Painters Society Corsicana PAINT OUT Reception and Art Sale a Success
    The Outdoor Painters Society PAINT OUT is hosted by the Navarro Council of the Arts in the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County […]
  • Glamping Revitalized
    Purdon Groves expands its luxury camping experience By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro County Gazette visited Purdon Groves last December, having explored the Clark family farm, while […]
  • Pens to Lens Celebrates Student Talent With Red Carpet Gala
    Winners announced for student film fest By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The annual Pens to Lens event announced its winners last Saturday at a red carpet gala held […]
  • Students Share Artistic Vision With Community
    Pearce Museum hosts student art show and sale By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Students and art aficionados alike gathered at the Pearce Museum Wednesday evening to take in […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Miriah Zuniga
    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 installment features Kelley having […]
  • Podcast: Rope Walker – Marian Bull
    From Staff Reports The Rope Walker podcast is the monthly podcast from the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency featuring intimate conversations with their residents about their work, process, and insights […]
  • Outdoor Painters Society is Painting the Town
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro Council of the Arts will be hosting the Outdoor Painters Society “PAINT OUT” event Friday, April 16, and Saturday, […]
  • Navarro College Student Art Show Starting This Week
    by John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Navarro College’s Student Art Show presents recent works from students in the Arts program from both the Corsicana and Waxahachie campuses. The […]
  • The WLAC Announces Steel Magnolias Cast
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette On April 1, the Warehouse Living Arts Center held it’s first full production audition since January 2020. Eighteen hopeful actors over three days […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Camesha Busby
    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 installment features Kelley chatting […]
  • Photos: Strut Down Beaton Fashion Show
    Downtown Corsicana hosts weekday fashion show By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Courtesy photos provided by Amy Tidwell of Corsicana Main Street As springtime brings warmer Texas weather and […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Destinee Lunsford
    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 installment continues CANA Girl […]
  • Closing Reception for Texas Invitational Art Show Held at Pearce Museum
    From Staff Reports The Pearce Museum is hosting a closing reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 for their Texas Invitational Art Show 2021. The museum is located […]
  • Smash Hit Steel Magnolias Returning to the Warehouse
    WLAC gears up for first spring season’s first production By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette With normalcy just around the corner as COVID-19 mandates begin to minimize, the Warehouse […]
  • King Judith Returns
    Richard Bailey returns to Corsicana to resume filming of his latest project, King Judith. By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Last September the Navarro County Gazette gave […]
  • Navarro College eSports Continues to Rack Up Wins
    Coach Raven White leads team to digital victory By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Navarro College’s eSports team has been pulling in the wins this year. Under the guidance […]