Texas Music Theater

Set in historic old downtown Waxahachie, 110 W. Main St., Texas Music Theater will host Texas Music Thursday Nights.

Slated to appear are:

• Aug. 7 – Mark David Manders

• Aug.  8 – Eddie Irving’s Classic Swing Band

• Aug. 13 – Bob Livingston

• Aug. 20 – Texas Prairie Band

• Aug. 27 – Walt Wilkins

• Aug. 29 – Vince King  – Elvis impersonator

• Sept. 3 – The Tejas Brothers

• Sept. 4 – Billy Ewing and Texas Rose

• Sept. 5 – Bugs Henderson and the Shuffle Kings

• Sept. 10 – Ed Burleson

Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

www.texasmusictheater.com

Apron Chronicles at Pearce Museum

The Pearce Museum on the campus of Navarro College in Corsicana announces the opening of a traveling exhibit that pairs powerful photography with real-world stories and sentimental ties to the past in the form of more than 100 vintage aprons.

On display through Aug. 24, “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections” tells the emotional stories of 46 individuals, each of whom have unique memories about aprons and the people who wore them.

The aprons, as artifacts, work hand-in-hand with exceptional portraits taken by award-winning photographer Kristina Loggia.

The diverse contributors include a 111-year-old mother and her only child; a Holocaust survivor; a biology professor from Mali, Africa; and a preteen and her grandmother.

Their stories explore the people behind the aprons and give life to the fabrics and the exhibit.

Adding emphasis and history to these stories, the gallery space also features almost 150 vintage aprons, hung on clotheslines throughout the exhibition space.

The Pearce Museum is located in the Cook Education Center on the campus of Navarro College at 3100 W. Collin Street in Corsicana and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday,  and from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. 

General admission applies.

For more information about this exhibition or other programs at the Pearce Museum, call 903-875-7642.

For rent

The Ellis County Woman’s Building, located at 407 W. Jefferson, is available to rent for weddings, meetings, family reunions, etc. For more information or to make a reservation, call 972-937-6845.

Texas 42

A Texas 42 group plays from 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the life center at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. The community is invited; beginners will be taught how to play.