Amarillo space leisure briefs for the week of Aug. 14, 2022

‘Examine Me Out: A Podcast for E book Lovers’ returns for Season 4

Season 4 of “Examine Me Out: A Podcast for E book Lovers” premiered Tuesday, Aug. 9. A collaboration between Amarillo Faculty’s FM90, Amarillo Public Library and Panhandle PBS, the collection celebrates books and studying with eight new podcast episodes with company from the Texas Panhandle.

Season 4 of “Examine Me Out” options the next episodes:

  • #032 Underrated Books: Books that ought to have been greater and why they weren’t. Visitors: Stacy Clopton, Amanda Barrera.

  • #033 Psychological Well being: Paralleling Panhandle PBS’s new collection on exploring “The Little Issues” we will do to enhance our psychological well being. Visitors: Cindi Wynia, Karen Welch.

  • #034 Black Lit: The Black expertise via fiction and non-fiction books. Visitors: Delores Thompson, RJ Soleyjacks, Stacy Clopton.

  • #035 Doin’ Knit Your self: Palms-on creations, saving cash, spending time with household, and Amarillo Public Library’s MakerSpace. Visitors: Ben Wilting, Carmel Barnhill.

  • #036 Psycho Thriller qu’est-ce c’est? Escaping into page-turners with a darkish aspect. Visitors: Stevi Breshears, Bridget Hefner.

  • #037 I Dream of Family tree: Exploring household historical past and Amarillo Public Library’s intensive family tree assets. Visitors: Cindy Wallace, Natalie Barrett.

  • #038 Individuals and the Holocaust: Paralleling the Amarillo Public Library’s exhibit and Panhandle PBS’s premiere of the brand new Ken Burns collection, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” Visitors: Cynthia Hunt, Melody Boren.

  • Off the Web page with creator and screenwriter Skip Hollandsworth.

“Examine Me Out: A Podcast for E book Lovers” is accessible on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify and different podcast apps and podcatchers. Full episodes are additionally out there at and

The podcast was launched in 2018 as an area engagement effort across the nationwide PBS initiative, “The Nice American Learn.” Help for Season 4 of “Examine Me Out: A Podcast for E book Lovers” is supplied by Associates of the Amarillo Public Library, Brick and Elm Journal and WETA. This podcast can also be made attainable partly by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities.

FM90 is a student-operated, 100,000 watt radio station on the campus of Amarillo Faculty. Another station, FM90 additionally airs specialty programming resembling jazz, blues, nation, Tejano, and R&B. Panhandle PBS is the general public tv station for the Texas Panhandle, offering each nationwide and native programing in quite a lot of codecs – on-air, on-line, and throughout social media platforms in addition to native outreach initiatives.

For data on “Examine Me Out: A Podcast for E book Lovers,” go to or contact Amy Presley, FM90 Program Director, at 806-371-5287 or [email protected]

Influence Expressions College of the Arts providing fall lessons

Influence Expressions College of the Arts, situated at 6461 S. Western, is providing all kinds of dance and piano lessons this fall for college students of all ages. Fall lessons start Aug. 22. Registration will proceed via Oct. 1, or till lessons are crammed.

Households registering college students not associated to them will obtain a $10 month-to-month discount on tuition for his or her pupil, which may whole as much as $90 in financial savings for the season.

“Dancing is nice train for the mind and might positively impression bodily and psychological well being. Music can join individuals to their reminiscences. And the humanities can positively impression a tradition,” famous Avonlea Hiltbrunner, director of Influence Expressions, a Christian arts faculty starting its ninth yr in Amarillo.

Lessons assembly Mondays this fall are pre-Ok ballet and faucet, 4-5 p.m.; ballet 1, 5-6 p.m.; ballet 2, 6-7 p.m., and pointe, 7 8 p.m. Tuesday lessons are faucet and jazz, 4-5 p.m.; lyrical, a storytelling dance kind, 5-6 p.m.; ballet 3, 6-7 p.m., and fashionable I, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday lessons are pre-wee ballet, 10-10:30 a.m.; hip hop, 4-5 p.m.; hip hop, 5-6 p.m, and grownup faucet, 6-7 p.m. Thursday lessons are pre-k ballet, 4-5 p.m.; ballet 4 and 5, 5:30-7 p.m., and fashionable, 7-8 p.m.

Starting, intermediate and superior instruction on piano can even be out there.

College students can register on-line via a private hyperlink despatched by the varsity. For extra data, contact Influence Expressions College of the Arts at 806-414-5358 or [email protected] .

Amarillo Botanical Gardens internet hosting dwell music Thursdays

Amarillo Botanical Gardens is internet hosting its annual Music within the Gardens summer season live performance collection, that includes dwell music 7-9 p.m. each Thursday within the gardens, situated at 1400 Streit Drive.

For extra data, name 806-352-6513 or go to

The music lineup contains:

Aug. 18: Touching Voodoo (meals by Crave)

Aug. 25: Rok 45 (meals TBD)

Reckless Kelly returns to Amarillo

Reckless Kelly and the Band of Heathens come to Amarillo at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 for an outside present at Starlight Ranch, 1415 Dawn Drive.

Reckless Kelly’s country-rock style and stage presence reveals off a enjoyable and different musicianship with a honky-tonk twist. Their debut album, Millican, appeared in 1998. Led by brothers Willy (vocals, guitar) and Cody Braun (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica), Reckless Kelly shaped in Bend, Oregon, earlier than relocating to Austin in January 1997. Over twenty years later, their double-LP American Jackpot/American Ladies, was launched in Could 2020. Now with over 25 years of performances, Reckless Kelly delivers an evening of unforgettable music you will not quickly neglect.

The Band of Heathens is speaking about their weekly Zoom brainstorm session throughout the pandemic, the place they continued their creativity as musicians. Whereas the dwell music business was placed on maintain, their most up-to-date album got here collectively, (“Distant Transmissions”) that includes covers of ten basic songs with visitor vocals by the likes of Margo Value, Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Charlie Starr. The Band of Heathens hails from Austin and has loved sustained and award-winning success for greater than a decade, totaling 10 albums and over twelve hundred performances in 13 nations.

For extra data, go to

Turner to carry out at UW kickoff occasion

The United Approach of Amarillo internet hosting nation artist Josh Turner for its annual Marketing campaign Kickoff occasion scheduled fort 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Starlight Ranch, 1415 Dawn Drive.

Turner is an American nation and gospel singer and actor. In 2003, he signed to MCA Nashville Data. That very same yr, his debut album’s title monitor, “Lengthy Black Prepare”, was his breakthrough single launch. A few of his different hits embrace “Your Man”, “Would You Go With Me”, and “Why Do not We Simply Dance”.

United Approach is working to advance the areas of well being, revenue, schooling, and primary wants, that are the constructing blocks for high quality of life. By way of the collective efforts of the general public, we’re in a position to accomplice with companies that present high-quality applications that higher lives. In brief, we need to impression lives in order that they thrive with revenue stability, schooling, and well being and are unbiased of charitable and governmental wants.

Tickets can be found for $35 and $75 (plus taxes and costs) for common admission and VIP, respectively.

For extra data, go to

‘Missa Solemnis’ to characteristic performers from throughout area

Amarillo Symphony plans to current Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 on the Globe-Information Heart for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

The “Missa Solemnis” is a solemn, sung mass composed by Ludwig van Beethoven from 1819 to 1823. It was first carried out on April 7, 1824, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, underneath the auspices of Beethoven’s patron Prince Nikolai Galitzin.

An incomplete efficiency was given in Vienna on Could 7, 1824, when the Kyrie, Credo, and Agnus Dei, three of the 5 actions, have been performed by the composer.

It’s usually thought-about to be one of many composer’s supreme achievements and, together with Bach’s Mass in B minor, one of the vital important Mass settings of the widespread apply interval.

The creative forces being secured whole 178 musicians together with 1 conductor, 4 soloists, 58 orchestra musicians and 115 choral musicians.

Musicians are comprised of organizations all throughout the Panhandle space. This contains Chamber Music Amarillo, the Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Grasp Chorale, Panhandle PBS, Lubbock Chorale, West Texas A&M College, Texas Tech College, Wayland Baptist College, Amarillo Faculty, and First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

For extra data or to buy tickets, go to

Associates of Lake Meredith & Alibates elevating funds for fireworks present

The Associates of Lake Meredith & Alibates are in search of sponsors and donations for its fireworks present scheduled for Sept. 3.

“Previously a number of years the Lake Meredith Fireworks occasions have been a giant success, an estimated 60,000 individuals visited our Nationwide Park, and native companies have had report gross sales. This occasion is sweet for the native economic system and a convention that everybody within the space enjoys. We want your assist in supporting our native Nationwide Park and the continuation of the custom,” a information launch says. All sponsors might be acknowledged earlier than and throughout the occasion, with names and logos displayed on posters for every stage of sponsorship. Platinum Degree Sponsors ($10,000 or extra) might be introduced on KGNC FM the evening of the present as they may accompany music with the present.

Star Events are deliberate for Sept. 11 p.m. Aug. 20 and seven:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. l5, and a Small Fry Fishing Match might be held Aug. 6. Different annual occasions embrace ranger led applications, village excursions, Panhandle days, kayak applications, Flint Fest and the McBride Home Tour. Motion pictures on the Lake will characteristic “The Blind Facet” being screened July 16 for On a regular basis Heroes evening, “The Sandlot” displaying Sept. 3 for the fireworks evening and “Hocus Pocus” on view Oct. 29 for Trunk or Deal with.

Donations could also be mailed to The Associates of Lake Meredith and Alibates, P.O. Field 1372, Borger, TX 79008, or name 806-736-0113. Sponsorship deadline is Aug. 15.

Occasions and dates are topic to vary; for extra data, name 806-857-3151 or go to their Fb web page.

Tickets on sale for 2nd annual ‘Love, Laughter & Associates Competition’ in September

Nfinity Leisure & Stay Capital proudly announce their 2nd Annual “Love, Laughter & Associates Competition,” which is able to happen Sept. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Amarillo’s Azteca Music Corridor.

Tickets begin at $55 and went on sale to the general public June 6. There might be comedy, meals and dwell performances from a number of Grammy nominated artists resembling Frankie J, Twista, Pleasure P, Bobby V. and in addition Yung Joc from VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop” — all 5 artists on one stage for one particular evening.

Final yr’s competition showcased musical artists Ginuwine, Child Bash and R&B group Dru Hill and drew an brisk various viewers of greater than 1,000 robust, and this yr’s occasion might be even greater.

Sustain with information concerning the competition on Fb and Instagram, and in addition by following @Nfinity Leisure and @LiveCapitalTX. For added data on tickets/VIP sections, name (806) 779-6360.

‘Have fun America’ with Amarillo Symphony at Hodgetown Oct. 1

The Amarillo Symphony and Hodgetown Occasions are excited to current “Have fun America,” a group live performance for the entire household on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Gates are scheduled to open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are presently on sale for the occasion.

The Amarillo Symphony will carry out quite a lot of patriotic classics, movie music and different American musical favorites. The live performance will finish with a fireworks finale set to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Perpetually.”

Hospitality choices for teams can be found as properly together with Dugout Suites, Concourse Suites, Luxurious Suites, and the Pepsi Get together Deck. For extra data on hospitality areas and tickets, name 806-803-7762 or e-mail [email protected]

Hoodoo Mural Competition returning to downtown Amarillo Oct. 1

The Hoodoo Mural Competition returns to downtown Amarillo on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Among the many competition’s music lineup might be Los Angeles’s fashionable pop duo Neil Frances, who just lately launched their debut album “There’s No Neil Frances” in February; New Jersey-based music producer and DJ Flamingosis, recognized for his tunes that mix the sounds of funk, soul, and digital music; multi-platform music producer Kaelin Ellis from at this time’s digital and hip-hop beat scene; and up-and-coming electro-pop duo Little Jet.

Within the mural artwork lineup is Tristan Eaton, who has greater than 25 years of artwork expertise with tasks spanning the nation and is usually sought ought for his distinctive patchwork, multi-medium portraits; Ricardo Gonzalez (aka It’s A Dwelling), a designer and artist from Durango, Mexico, who emphasizes distinctive typographies in his larger-than-life murals; and Los Angeles-based muralist Rabi, who’s a part of the artist collective CYRCLE and whose most notable followers embrace the likes of Shepard Fairey, Sean Combs, and the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

As well as, Hoodoo alumni Drew Merritt (2021) and Malcolm Byers (2019) are additionally set to return to the competition, the discharge says.

For extra data, the complete lineup and to buy tickets, go to the competition’s web site at

‘Menopause the Musical’ set for Oct. 18 efficiency at Amarillo Civic Heart

GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, are bringing the worldwide hit present “Menopause The Musical” to Amarillo. The nationwide touring manufacturing might be on the Amarillo Civic Heart Advanced Auditorium for only one efficiency on Oct. 18.

“Menopause The Musical” is a groundbreaking celebration of ladies who’re getting ready to, in the course of, or have survived “The Change.” Tickets went on sale July 22 and can be found on-line at, on the Civic Heart Field Workplace, by telephone at 806-378-3096 and space United Supermarkets.

Now celebrating 20 years of feminine empowerment via hilarious musical comedy, “Menopause The Musical” has developed as a “grassroots” motion of ladies who take care of life changes after 40 by embracing one another and the street forward. Set in a division retailer, 4 ladies meet whereas searching for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities amongst each other, the forged jokes about their woeful scorching flashes, temper swings, wrinkles, weight acquire and way more. These ladies kind a sisterhood and distinctive bond with the whole viewers as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is now not “The Silent Passage.” Impressed by a scorching flash and a bottle of wine, “Menopause The Musical,” a laughter-filled 90-minute manufacturing, will get viewers members out of their seats and singing alongside to parodies from basic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

“Menopause The Musical” is now in its twentieth yr and fifteenth because the longest-running musical in Las Vegas historical past, performing nightly at Harrah’s Resort and On line casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Seen by greater than 15 million, it has performed each state within the continental U.S. and greater than 500 cities worldwide, and has been translated into ninelanguages. For extra data, go to

“Menopause The Musical” is welcomed in Amarillo as a season add-on, adopted shortly by Mannheim Steamroller Christmas and the 2022-2023 Broadway Highlight Sequence which incorporates “Jesus Christ Famous person,” “Legally Blonde,” “Anastasia,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” For extra data on the season and season tickets, go to

Get social with the Broadway Highlight Sequence by changing into a fan on and .

Mannheim Steamroller 2022 Christmas Tour involves Amarillo Civic Heart Advanced Auditorium on Nov. 25

Celeb Sights and Amarillo Civic Heart is ringing within the vacation season with the return of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will rejoice greater than 35 years of his annual Christmas live performance tour. Tickets are on sale and can be found on-line at,the Civic Heart field workplace, by telephone at 806-378-3096, and space United Supermarkets.

Davis mentioned the hallmark tour will start on Nov. 15 and run via Dec. 30, with two touring ensembles holding performances in cities throughout the nation. “I bear in mind after I got here out with my first Christmas album in 1984 adopted by our first tour. Again then, many within the music business mentioned specializing in Christmas simply wouldn’t work,” mentioned Davis. “Now, over 35 years later, we’re nonetheless going robust. I need to thank our followers for making us a part of their vacation custom, particularly after the hardships of the previous few years. At present we regularly see multigenerational households be a part of us throughout the holidays every year.”

This yr’s present will characteristic basic Christmas hits from the Mannheim Steamroller vacation albums together with multimedia results in an intimate setting. Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Leisure, a boutique producing and presenting agency targeted on first-class properties and productions. Primarily based in Park Metropolis, UT, the corporate has produced and introduced reveals and displays for greater than 40 years; extra information could be discovered on-line at www.magicspace.web . For extra on Mannheim Steamroller, go to .

Mannheim Steamroller is welcomed in Amarillo as a season add-on, adopted shortly by the 2022-2023 Broadway Highlight Sequence which incorporates “Jesus Christ Famous person,” “Legally Blonde,” “Anastasia” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” For extra data on the season and season tickets, go to Get social with the Broadway Highlight Sequence by changing into a fan on and To attach with Mannheim Steamroller, comply with them on Twitter @MannheimSteam , on Fb or at .

Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black’s ‘Largely Hits & the Mrs’ Tour stops by Jan. 28 at Amarillo Civic Heart

Grammy-winning Nation celebrity Clint Black and his spouse Lisa Hartman Black are hitting the street once more for yr two of the “Largely Hits & the Mrs” Tour with particular visitor Lily Pearl Black. They are going to be making a cease on the Amarillo Civic Heart on Jan. 28, 2023.

Tickets begin at $51 plus relevant charges and went on sale July 29. They’re aavailable on-line at, the Civic Heart Field Workplace, by telephone at 806.378.3096, and space United Supermarkets. Clint and LisaExperience pre-show packages additionally out there on-line at

Clint Black surged to superstardom main the fabled Class of ’89, with 5 consecutive singles from his triple platinum debut album, “Killin’ Time,” reaching #1; a feat by no means completed earlier than in any music style. He adopted that together with his second album, licensed triple platinum “Put Your self in My Sneakers,” adopted by a string of licensed gold and multi- platinum albums. Black has earned 22 #1 singles and 31 Prime 10’s, making him one of the vital profitable singer/songwriters of the fashionable period. He has offered greater than 20 million data and has obtained dozens of main awards and nominations together with a GRAMMY and stars on each the Music Metropolis and Hollywood Stroll of Fames. In 2021, Black launched Clint Black Cowboy Espresso, a line of Texasroasted espresso out there at Black additionally hosts and co-produces “Speaking in Circles with Clint Black,” which simply accomplished a profitable second season on Circle TV.

Lisa Hartman Black starred within the iconic TV present “Knots Touchdown,” which launched her profession in a formidable array of films and mini-series. Along with her prowess as an actress and her excessive TVQ, Lisa assured prime scores for the networks together with her performances in “The Operation” with Joe Penny, “Roses Are for The Wealthy” with Bruce Dern, “Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues” with James Brolin and “With out A Kiss Goodbye” with Chris Meloni and Cloris Leachman. She starred in three miniseries: “Valley of the Dolls,” “2000 Malibu Highway” and Judith Krantz’s “Dazzle.”

Lisa and Clint starred collectively in “Nonetheless Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack” and “Flicka: Nation Delight.” Lily Pearl joined within the forged of the latter at age 9. Clint and Lisa launched their Grammy-nominated duet, “Once I Mentioned I Do,” in 1999, which gained an Academy of Nation Music Award. The 2 have been part of “The Masked Singer,” season 4, because the first-ever duo, “The Snow Owls.”

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