Arts and Entertainment

  • 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 […]
  • Review | Play: A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Every year in December, the local theater community puts on a Christmas production. With last year’s lavish The Wizard of Oz, there was […]
  • A Sense Of Place
    Artist explores the lost visuals of cowboy culture By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette There’s a beauty out there to life on the American highway. It’s not so much […]
  • Texas in Film | Review: Everybody Wants Some!!
    By Jennifer Taylor – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Texas in Film is a new Navarro County Gazette series focusing on Texas-based actors, directors, and producers, as well as […]
  • Review | Play: Birthday Club
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette For 2020, seeing any sort of live performance has been limited at best. The arts and entertainment industry has been hit especially hard […]
  • Walmart Presents Touring Drone Holiday Show
    Holiday show available in person and online By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette While festive celebrations will be different this year, Walmart is presenting a live broadcast of their […]
  • POEM: WE ARE TEXAS!
    By Sandy Carroll – Special to the Navarro County Gazette Did you know we’re the dust on every back road,Thunder rumbling in Cottonwood trees,Bluebonnets waving along Interstates,Pink granite and Jalapeno […]
  • The Cinematic Quarter Master
    From video games to documentaries, Joshua Tsui preserves arcade history By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Back in the 1990s, few video gaming companies had as prolific a gaming […]
  • Review | Film: Insert Coin
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Once upon a time, the arcade was king. While millions of gamers played Atari and Nintendo at home, the arcade was where the […]
  • Live Theatre Returns to Town
    WLAC debuts two new shows this winter By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette During a normal season, the Warehouse Living Arts Center would present four main stage productions, a […]
  • Review | Film: Field of Valor: Air Activities of Texas
    Field of Valor: Air Activities of Texas is a feature-length documentary that features the unique aerial history of Corsicana in relation to World War II. The 1930s and 1940s were […]
  • WLAC Announces Its 50th Season
    Programming celebrates a half century of entertainment By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Earlier this year, the Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre and Gallery posted a poll of some […]
  • Masquing is Magnificent
    Navarro College Theatre presents new free play By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette UPDATE: The Navarro County Gazette was recently informed the debut of The Magnificent Masque of Masks […]
  • Local Smash Bros. Tournaments Making a Comeback
    By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Two years ago, Michael Lopez started the groundwork for bringing video game tournaments to Corsicana. Always on the lookout for a […]
  • The Navarro College Faculty & Student Art Show Reception
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Last evening marked the reception for The Navarro College Faculty and Student Art Show, which is currently on exhibit in the Pearce […]
  • Behind the Scenes of Battletoads
    Game creators Rare Limited and Dlala Studios share insight behind this year’s return By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro County Gazette previously featured a look at 2020’s […]
  • Corsicana’s Billy Joe Shaver Passes Away
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana born country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver passed away today at the age of 81. According to Variety, Shaver died […]
  • Navarro Council of the Arts Hosts Outdoor Painters Society Artists Reception
    By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro Council of the Arts will be hosting a reception for the Outdoor Painters Society artists on Saturday, Oct. 24 from […]
  • Review | Film: The Last Blockbuster
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette “From 9,000 locations… Down to just one.” The Corsicana store, once located at 614 W. Seventh Avenue, was one of those 9,000. When […]
  • Photos: Jason David Frank Appearance at Oiltown Comics
    By Guy Chapman Jason David Frank, the Green Ranger of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, made an appearance at Oiltown Comics Saturday, Oct. 3. He signed autographs for fans and stayed […]
  • A Power Ranger with Heart
    Jason David Frank provides COVID-19 relief for comic shops By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette If there’s one thing to know about Jason David Frank, it’s that he really […]
  • Navarro College Theatre Presents Free Livestream Performances.
    Performances begin Oct. 1 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Navarro College Theatre Department presents three free live streaming performances of “Leaders of Our Country, Past & Present” […]
  • Green Ranger To Visit Oiltown Comics
    Jason David Frank makes local October appearance By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette If you were a kid of the 1990s, the phrase “It’s Morphin’ Time” takes on a […]
  • Palace Theatre Season Premieres with Robert Earl Keen
    Tickets go on sale Sept. 28 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette After a brief seasonal hiatus, the Corsicana Palace Theatre gets ready to kick off its 2020-2021 season […]
  • Pearce Museum Announces Newest Civil War Exhibit
    By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Pearce Museum at Navarro College is holding an opening reception on 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 to debut their newest exhibit, Navarro […]
  • Behind the Scenes Look – King Judith
    Filming continues for Tropic Picture’s next movie. By John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Over the course of the weekend, writer/director Richard Bailey shot a number of scenes […]
  • The ‘Toads Are Back In Town
    Battletoads returns after 26-year hiatus By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana’s commercial history has been no stranger to famous animal mascots. While “Kaiser Bill,” the pet wolf which […]
  • Extra Extra! Extras Needed
    New film production looking for some extras this week. By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Award winning filmmaker Richard Bailey is back in town working on his latest […]
  • Review | Play: The Tree
    Streaming available through Sept. 20 By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Tree, the Warehouse Living Art Center’s latest youth production, marks two historical firsts for the Corsicana arts […]
  • Aldama Opens Strong on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
    Season premiere of ABC’s long-running show begins By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette As ABC’s Dancing With the Stars kicked off its anticipated 29th season premiere, the Corsicana Country […]
  • Country Club Hosts Watch Party for Aldama
    Event honors local college cheer coach By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette The Corsicana Country Club is hosting a watch party honoring Navarro College’s Cheer Coach Monica Aldama as […]
  • Navarro County Pens to Lens Announces Winners
    NCP2L finds ways to push forward safely with filming during the pandemic. By John Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette Like so many productions this year, the Navarro County Pens […]
  • The Drive-in Will Never Die
    Classic movie experience returns, courtesy of Schulman’s By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette As COVID-19 became a national emergency, businesses went into lockdown and residents stayed at home to […]
  • Photos: Grand Opening Weekend for Altitude Trampoline Park
    Official opening celebrated for Labor Day By Guy Chapman Eager guests lined up for some high energy jumping as Altitude Trampoline Park, the 30,000 square foot entertainment experience, held its […]
  • Musical Therapy
    Creating an album in an isolated time. By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette At the beginning of 2020, Aaron Orsak had envisioned a vastly different year for himself. The […]
  • Growing a Future Through Art
    Artist creates life for butterfly preservation By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette Corsicana became home to a unique botanical nursery this past July in an exhibition that combined the […]
  • The Show Must Go On
    In a COVID-19 world, Burns’ message endures By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette In a normal world, the Miss Texas for America Pageant would have taken place in Corsicana’s […]