Arts and Entertainment

  • 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 […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Dani Boulware
    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 interviews Dani Boulware, […]
  • Texas in Film | Cinemark Cinema IV
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Since its earliest days, Corsicana has been a movie town. As far back as 1896, Corsicana’s cinema history revolved around a variety of […]
  • Chamber of Commerce Presents Agri-Business Life Photo Contest
    Annual photo event allows local youth to show their creative skills By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce presents their annual photo […]
  • Poetry Society of Texas Celebrates 100 Years
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: The Poetry Society of Texas is proud to announce its 100 year anniversary celebration this year. Founded Nov. 5, 1921 in Texas by 7 charter […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Connie Standridge
    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 interviews Corsicana City […]
  • 2021 Hull Creative Arts Scholarship Applications Are Being Accepted
    PRESS RELEASE: The Hull Creative Arts Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021 creative arts scholarship. Due date is April 2 by email, mail, or in person. Up to […]
  • Major Entertainment Servers Under DDoS Attack
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette If you or your children are experiencing issues logging into your favorite games or services tonight, there is a suspected worldwide DDoS […]
  • Masque of Masks Announces New Premiere Date
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Magnificent Masque of Masks, the Navarro College Theatre Department production originally postponed from its initial November 2020 date, premieres this week starting […]
  • Warehouse Theatre Updated Events
    Dates for Love Letters and Breakfast have changed due to recent weather. Announces Youth Theatre Class enrollment. By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette When it comes to scheduling […]
  • Palace Theatre Virtually Premieres ‘I Saw the Lights”
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Palace Theatre premieres its first show of the 2021 season with a virtual presentation of I Saw the Lights, running from Friday, […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Lionel Gillespie
    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 interviews Corsicana native […]
  • Auditions For Breakfast
    UPDATED 2/11/2021 (Audition Dates Have Changed) by John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette The Warehouse Living Arts Center will be putting on a Reader’s Theatre workshop of local playwright […]
  • Industrial Chic Meets Downtown Event Planning
    New social venue and event space opens late February By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette There’s a sense of genuine surprise as one walks into the unassuming building found […]
  • “Love Letters” to Deliver at Warehouse Theatre
    UPDATED 2/11/2021 (Date Changes Due to Weather) by Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Twenty-one years ago, the Warehouse Living Arts Center put on three special performances of A.R. Gurney’s […]
  • Derrick Days Postponed to 2022
    Local festival postponed due to high COVID-19 cases By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Derrick Days, Corsicana’s traditional community festival that was established in 1976, has been postponed to […]
  • Upcoming Texas Invitational Art Show to Premiere at Pearce Museum
    From Staff Reports UPDATE: Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the City of Corsicana, and with possibility of deteriorating weather, the Pearce Museum has decided to postpone their […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – 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. This week’s guest on the show […]
  • Review | Marvel’s WandaVision Episode 1 & 2
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Somehow the world has managed to go an entire year without a single new Marvel movie! After the mega-epic Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame […]
  • CANA Girl Speaks – Fire Chief Paul Henley
    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 the show […]
  • Divinely Discontent
    Local musician evolves through new album By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette In the last few days, Zane Faulhaber has found himself at a crossroads, having finally debuted his […]
  • Review | Cobra Kai (Seasons 1-3)
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Hollywood is obsessed with recycling and refeeding us our youth, often accused of being bereft of original ideas. However, every once in […]
  • Texas in Film | Jacqueline Medura Logan
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette While the “Texas in Film” series covers the various films based and shot in Texas, for 2021 and beyond the series coverage will […]
  • The Artistry of A Farming Community
    Part farm, part artist’s retreat builds new way of life By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Driving through Purdon on a grey December afternoon may not sound like most […]
  • A Century of Spectacle and Entertainment
    The Palace Theatre remains a cultural icon in Corsicana By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette While Corsicana is a small town, the local arts scene is known for going […]
  • Texas in Film | Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
    By Jennifer Taylor – Special to the Navarro County Gazette “Some folks don’t belong in a small town. Some folks don’t belong anywhere else.”  Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998) is […]
  • First Look: Sculpting of Shaver Statue Previewed For Fans
    Statue funding site previews country music legend’s bronze tribute By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The first rendering of the Billy Joe Shaver bronze statue was shared today on […]
  • Wishing You A Jazzy Christmas
    Holiday event brings jazz downtown By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette While 2020 has been an unpredictable year, some nostalgic and comforting musical traditions remain constant. Yuletide sounds will […]
  • Photos: Western Artists Roundup Show & Sale
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Pearce Museum held an opening reception for the Western Artists Roundup Show and Sale Thursday night, honoring western artists as they held demonstrations of […]
  • Corsicana Community Caroler Rehearsals Begin Dec. 10
    From Staff Reports Corsicana Community Carolers are holding caroler rehearsals 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, located at 700 […]
  • Funding Begins For Billy Joe Shaver Statue
    Statue in works for local music legend By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Although local country musician Billy Joe Shaver recently passed away on Oct. 28, his legacy and […]
  • Pearce Museum Debuts New Western Art Exhibit
    From Staff Reports PRESS RELEASE: (Corsicana, Texas) The Pearce Museum at Navarro College is pleased to announce their newest Western Art exhibit, Western Artists Roundup Show & Sale on display […]
  • Back By Popular Demand: Palace Theatre Presents: Brass Transit – A Rockin’ Christmas
    From Staff Reports UPDATE: The Navarro County Gazette was recently informed the debut of Brass Transit has been delayed, and will now premiere in the 2021-2022 holiday season. We apologize […]