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The Central Texas College Fine Arts Department recently announced the winners of its spring 2017 Student Art Show competition. The show consists of 114 art pieces created by students in visual arts classes during the fall and spring semesters. Student artwork includes paintings, drawings, di…

A new television miniseries about a 1st Cavalry Division platoon, “The Long Road Home,” will hold a casting call in Killeen later this month for background extras. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. National Geogr…

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The Combat Vets Motorcycle Association will host its annual Vets for Vets fundraiser Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at The Pit Stop Bar and Grill, 14595 Farm-to-Market 439, Nolanville.

The toe-tapping sounds of Motown, blues, classic rock and even country take center stage at Vive Les Arts Theatre in the “Royce Montgomery Musical Variety Oldies Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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BELTON — If you’re a fan of all things fried, a trip to the Central Texas State Fair over the Labor Day weekend might just hit the spot.

Emancipet Killeen’s second annual Howl at the Moon Glow Fest will take place Sept. 3 and 4 at the Killeen Rodeo Grounds, 3201 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Data shows that 185 children in Texas will be abused today.

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The seventh annual GeekFest, which opens Friday, features several celebrity guests, gaming tournaments, cosplay demonstrations, film screenings and workshops.

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Butterflies may get more recognition than the less flashy moth, but moths have attributes that make them worthy of observation.

Central Texas College invites the public to celebrate all things gaming, fantasy, anime, technology and science fiction during the seventh annual GeekFest on Aug. 12-14.

Killeen’s 2016 Hot Summer Nights Movies in the Park series kicks off at 8 p.m. today with a free screening of “Minions” at the Killeen Amphitheater, next to the Killeen Community Center at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

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TEMPLE — They chose a more challenging path through high school and in a ceremony Wednesday at Temple College received a down payment on their reward.

An Ellison High School senior is one of five Texas students headed to Angelo State University on a Distinguished Carr Scholarship.

In a world where negativity is often the focus, a group of students will be honored for exhibiting positive effects in their communities at the 17th annual Central Texas Incredible Kids Celebration.

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The Fine Arts department of Central Texas College will hold its spring semester Guest Artist Performance on Tuesday with featured performer Dmitry Perevertailenko, a clarinetist. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Campus Center (Building 156), according to a CTC news release.

Hilarity and mayhem collide in “The Nerd,” the latest comedy staged by Vive Les Arts Theater in Killeen opening at 7 p.m. today.

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On a cool and cloudy day in 1995, deep in the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, N.M., Tejano singer Johnny Hernandez ducked into a sweat lodge prepared in the Piro Pueblo Indian tradition.

COPPERAS COVE — Whether you enjoy stage acting, live music, viewing fine art, the sound of instruments filling the air, there will be something to your liking and enjoyment at the Copperas Cove High School Fine Arts Gala on Saturday at Lea Ledger Auditorium.

BELTON — The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor’s Concert Choir will debut its Austria Tour program with a free concert in Manning Chapel at 7:30 p.m. April 7.

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The eighth annual KNCT Wine Classic will be April 1 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Hosted by public radio/television station KNCT, the fundraiser features a Wine 101 class, wine sampling, food and a silent auction.

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COPPERAS COVE — Carl, the son of a gas station owner, wants to go to college. His father, an alcoholic, doesn’t support those dreams, though his mother tries to gingerly balance the father-son tug-of-war.

COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove High School Band, under the direction of Andrew Nixon, will host the annual University Interscholastic League Region 8 West Zone Middle School Concert and Sight Reading Contest on Wednesday.

Great fun for artists and art lovers of all ages will be on tap at the eighth annual Take 190 West Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

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TEMPLE — For five Temple nonprofit organizations, plus Temple College and the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the project was a no-brainer.

COPPERAS COVE — The hopefuls range from shy to outrageous and from diva-like to determined in which everyone has a chance to step into the spotlight of a new theater teacher’s attempt to put on his first play in the production of “The Audition” by Don Zolidis.

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The Mayborn Science Theater will offer several holiday matinee shows on Presidents’ Day, which is Monday. Included in the show lineup are full-dome shows, a laser light show and a special screening of the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Psycho,” according to a Central Texas College release. The Ma…

The Central Texas College Fine Arts Department will present a musical dinner theater production next week.

TEMPLE — Fred Springer was always fascinated by trains.

TEMPLE — The Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum will have its second annual Geek Out! Family Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove High School Band in partnership with The Band Room and Copperas Cove Independent School District hosts the 13th annual Central Texas Music Festival — beginning Monday and culminating Feb. 6 — at the Lea Ledger Auditorium in Copperas Cove. High school and jun…

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TEMPLE — Watercolor paintings of Berber women from North Africa by artist Martha Dickson Allen and oil and mixed media art renderings by painter Folusho J. Omole are on display through March 18 at the Azalea Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple.

SALADO — Thom Woodruff, originally from Australia and a hardy transplant to Austin, will be the guest host poet at Tablerock’s 22nd annual Central Texas Poetry and Prose Reading on Feb. 4 in Salado.

“OK — have fun!” Jerry Morrison said to the six costumed actors onstage at Vive Les Arts Theatre in Killeen, as the sounds of Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly with Me” kicked off the dress rehearsal.

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