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Waxahachie Community Theatre presents “Looking Glass Land” by James Devita in performance Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, at University Church, 221 Solon Road, Waxahachie. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This production of “Looking Glass Land” features local …

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Superhero movies work well when the story is direct and to the point. They tend to go off the rails when they become cluttered with additional subplots. “Spider-Man: Far from Home” suffers from this right from the start.

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MIDLOTHIAN — The lights and sounds at the Texas Pinball Museum give visitors the impression a window into the past has opened. For only $10 admission, people can experience the joy and thrill of an arcade that’s only a short drive away in Midlothian. 

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Buddy cop movies are done right when the audience feels they have a genuine connection with the characters. Films “Lethal Weapon” and “Beverly Hills Cop” are two classic examples of this genre done right. 

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For me, art gives a person the chance to look into the window of somebody’s soul and view their creativity. When I heard the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth was showing a selection of Claude Monet’s work, I knew that it was something I wanted to see firsthand. 

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The City Hall Art Program displays works of art by local artists in the rotunda at Waxahachie City Hall. Artists submit works for consideration every six months and a panel chooses what will be displayed. “We have some extremely talented local artists and invite everyone to stop by City Hall…

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In conjunction with the biennial Oak Lawn/Turner High Reunion, the names of Waxahachie natives or residents who have made significant contributions to society are inscribed on the Freedman Memorial.

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Waxahachie’s designation as the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas is up for celebration again, with the Crape Myrtle Festival slated for Wednesday, July 3, and its companion facet, the annual Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4.

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"Toy Story” is one of those films that can make you laugh, smile and cry all at the same time. Since its first appearance in 1995, “Toy Story” has captured the attention of children and adults and its latest chapter, “Toy Story 4,” is no different. 

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In what seems to be a growing trend of laziness, the latest chapter of quick-witted, fast-talking detective John Shaft appears to be a little out of step with audiences. In the current “Shaft,” the detective seems to have lost his groove and become trapped in a predictable, unappealing story. 

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One thing I’ve always taken pride in is that I’m still on time for appointments for work, get-togethers with friends or parties to where I’ve been invited. Over the years, however, there have been a few times when I’ve shown up late and it proved to be an embarrassing experience. 

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The community is invited to attend the celebration of the Waxahachie Chautauqua’s birthday at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park.

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Summer fun is under way at the Optimist Pool, which has opened its doors again for another season when lifelong memories can be created. The pool will be open through Aug. 10. 

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The community is invited to come out to Lee Penn Park on Wednesday, June 19, for a day of celebration. June 19 is the day when African Americans were emancipated from slavery in Texas. 

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“Aladdin” is one of those timeless stories that connects with audiences of all ages. In this latest live-action version of the film, Disney does a marvelous job in bringing the story to life for a new generation.

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The 2019-2020 Charmer officers recently attended the four-day American Dance/Drill Team School Dance and Leadership Training Camp in Rockwall and brought back many awards, certificates, plaques and trophies.  

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The Singapore Slingers’ “Music Under the Oaks” performance at Sims Library was the last program of the season for Waxahachie Symphony Association and the city of Waxahachie. 

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She’s retired from Waxahachie ISD but Gail Harrell continues to educate the young through her work with Ellis County Children’s Theater – and she encourages parents looking for a great summer experience for their children to consider the nonprofit’s programs when making their decision.

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In the world of comic books, Superman is one of the best heroes for fighting crime, upholding justice and keeping evil at bay while defending the average Joe. With all of that said, a part of me has always wondered if Superman had a brother whose spaceship crash landed on the other side of t…

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Peaches are the leading deciduous fruit crop grown in Texas, with an estimated 1 million trees planted statewide, and our Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market sellers tell us they will have a plentiful supply this year. 

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Laughter is a critical sign in letting a person know if a film is going to be funny or just a bitter disappointment. During moments of heightened danger during the new movie, “The Intruder,” the reaction from the audience and me in the theater was one of hearty chuckles. 

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The threat of storms and heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits of the singers and audience of the Waxahachie Old Fashioned Singing program. In spite of an occasional clap of thunder or a gust of wind blowing through the open windows of the Chautauqua Auditorium, the auditorium was filled w…

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Scarborough Renaissance Festival closes out its 39th season with the Last Huzzah – a grand celebration of music, merriment and magic throughout the Village of Scarborough over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27.